Machine Head to release new studio album “Catharsis” on January 26th 2018

Machine Head Catharsis cover
Machine Head are set to release ninth studio album, “Catharsis” on January 26th, 2018.

The release is available in an array of formats, including a CD/DVD digipak edition which includes concert footage of the band's 2015 show at San Francisco's Regency Ballroom.

Today the band have revealed a video clip of “Now We Die”, taken from that 21-track DVD footage. Check it out below.

You can also listen to a brand new song from the album, titled “Beyond the Pale”, below.

Click here to pre-order various album options, including coloured/picture disc vinyl and a super-collectable deluxe box set.

A full-throttle rollercoaster through every facet of Machine Head's increasingly diverse sound, “Catharsis” looks to be one of 2018's most acclaimed metal records.

“This album is like a movie... a really long movie!”, laughs frontman Robb Flynn. “There are a lot of special songs on this record. I've never really felt like, "Wow, we've got something really special here!" before, but this time I can feel it. I know it. I know some people aren't gonna dig it and that's always the case, so who cares? I dig it”.

“Catharsis” was produced by Robb Flynn and recorded, mixed, and co-produced by Zack Ohren (Fallujah, All Shall Perish) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA. Mastering was handled by Ted Jensen (Hatebreed, Alice In Chains, Deftones) at Sterling Sound, New York, NY. The album's cover photography was created by Seanen Middleton.

1. Volatile
2. Catharsis
3. Beyond the Pale
4. California Bleeding
5. Triple Beam
6. Kaleidoscope
7. Bastards
8. Hope Begets Hope
9. Screaming at the Sun
10. Behind a Mask
11. Heavy Lies the Crown
12. Psychotic
13. Grind You Down
14. Razorblade Smile
15. Eulogy

DVD Tracklist:
1. Imperium (Live)
2. Beautiful Morning (Live)
3. Now We Die (Live)
4. Bite the Bullet (Live)
5. Locust (Live)
6. From This Day (Live)
7. Ten Ton Hammer (Live)
8. This is the End (Live)
9. Beneath the Silt (Live)
10. The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears (Live)
11. Phil's Solo (live)
12. Darkness Within (Live)
13. Bulldozer (Live)
14. Killers & Kings (Live)
15. Davidian (Live)
16. Descend the Shades Of Night (Live)
17. Now I Lay Thee Down (Live)
18. Take My Scars (Live)
19. Aesthetics of Hate (Live)
20. Game Over (Live)
21. Old (Live)
22. Halo (Live)

Machine Head have announced the UK leg of their “Catharsis” World Tour for May 2018. As per Machine Head's modus operandi in recent years, the dates will be in an “Evening With...” format, featuring 2.5-3hrs of Machine Head every night with no support bands. Don't expect to see Machine Head at any festivals in 2018 either. These shows will be your only opportunity to see the band live in the UK next year. Tickets are on sale now here.

European & UK Tour Dates 2018:
22.03. F Rouen - Le 106
24.03. F Paris - Bataclan
26.03. F La Rochelle - La Sirene
27.03. F Bordeaux - Rocher de Palmer
29.03. E Santiago de Compostela - Sala Capital
30.03. P Lisbon - Coliseu
31.03. P Porto - Coliseu
02.04. E Madrid - La Riviera
03.04. E Seville - Sala Custom
04.04. E Malaga - Sala Paris 15
06.04. E Valencia - Sala Repvblicca
07.04. E Barcelona - Razzmatazz
08.04. F Toulouse - Bikini
09.04. F Marseille - Cabaret Aléatoire
11.04. I Bologna - Zona Roveri
12.04. I Rome - Orion Live Club
13.04. I Milan - Live Club
15.04. F Lyon - Transbordeur
16.04. CH Lausanne - Les Docks
17.04. CH Pratteln - Z7
19.04. A Vienna - Gasometer
20.04. H Budapest - Barba Negra Music Club
21.04. D Munich - TonHalle
22.04. D Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn
24.04. F Strasbourg - Laiterie
25.04. LUX Luxembourg - Den Atelier
27.04. D Münster - Skaters Palace
28.04. D Cologne - E-Werk
29.04. D Berlin - Columbiahalle
01.05. DK Copenhagen - Vega
02.05. S Gothenburg - Pustervik
03.05. N Oslo - Rockefeller
05.05. D Hamburg - Große Freiheit 36
06.05. NL Groningen - Oosterpoort
07.05. NL Tilburg - 013
09.05. D Hanover - Capitol
10.05. D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
11.05. B Brussels - AB
13.05. UK Southampton - Guildhall
14.05. UK Cardiff - University
15.05. UK Bristol - o2 Academy
17.05. UK Birmingham - o2 Academy
18.05. UK London - Roundhouse
19.05. UK London - Roundhouse
21.05. UK Nottingham - Rock City
22.05. UK Newcastle - o2 Academy
23.05. UK Glasgow - Academy
25.05. UK Manchester - Academy

The band begin the North American leg of the “Catharsis” World Tour on 25th January 2018 in Phoenix, AZ, wrapping up in Seattle, WA on 7th March.


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