Saturday, November 22, 2014

Machine Head crack the charts

Metalnews Power of Metal.dk
Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD have been tearing up the sales charts all over the globe with the release of their new album, »Bloodstone & Diamonds«! In the U.S. alone, the band sold around 18,200 copies in its first week of release to debut at position #21 on The Billboard 200 chart making it their biggest first week sales and chart position in history and their 4th album in-a-row to have an upward momentum. Comparatively, the band's »Unto The Locust« (2011) opened with around 17,000 units to land at #22, »The Blackening« (2007) registered a first-week tally of just under 15,000 to enter the chart at #54, and »Through The Ashes Of Empires« (2004) premiered with less than 12,000 copies to debut at #88.

Comments Robb Flynn: “»Bloodstone & Diamonds« is MACHINE HEAD’s first ‘global’ hit record, bullying its way into the Top 20 in pretty much every territory around the world, with a handful of Top 40’s, and more than a few TOP 10 chart positions WORLDWIDE! In the US, it’s our 4th album in-a-row to sell more than, (and chart higher than), the previous album, and all at a time in which CD sales have continually dropped an average of 40% between each of our releases.”

“AND, most importantly, it was done with Nuclear Blast Entertainment, a completely 100% independently owned and operated record label. That’s right, MACHINE HEAD had better first week sales on an independent label, than we did with the last 3 albums, all of which were through a major label! I cannot stress that enough!

It is fuckin HUGE! Fuck YES Head Cases!!”


Chart positions around the globe include:
Austria #6
Australia #10
Canada #25
Canada (Hardchart) #3
Germany #6
Finland #18
France #29
Ireland (Indie) #4
Sweden #31
Sweden (Rock/Metal) #3
Switzerland #7
UK #18
UK (Indie) #1
UK (Rock) #3
United States #21
United States (Hardcharts) #2

MACHINE HEAD has made their entire »Bloodstone & Diamonds« album available for streaming at this location. The band’s eighth studio record is out now on several physical and digital formats. Order the CD, limited edition mediabook, box set, vinyl or the exclusive premium MACHINE HEAD guitar edition via this link: http://bit.ly/MACHINE-HEAD-BD-NBE.

»Bloodstone & Diamonds« was produced by Robb Flynn and Juan Urteaga and masterfully mixed by Colin Richardson and Andy Sneap, with additional tracking, editing, and mixing done with Steve Lagudi.

»Bloodstone & Diamonds« track listing:
01. Now We Die
02. Killers & Kings
03. Ghosts Will Haunt My Bones
04. Night Of Long Knives
05. Sail Into The Black
06. Eyes Of The Dead
07. Beneath The Silt
08. In Comes The Flood
09. Damage Inside
10. Game Over
11. Imaginal Cells (Instrumental)
12. Take Me Through The Fire

MACHINE HEAD are currently touring Europe in support of »Bloodstone & Diamonds«. On some of the dates the band is being supported by fellow label mates DIABLO BLVD, on some by SONIC SYNDICATE.


Confirmed dates are as follows:

MACHINE HEAD
BLOODSTONE & DIAMONDS Tour 2014
20.11. CH Lausanne - Les Docks w/ DIABLO BLVD
21.11. CH Zurich - Komplex w/ DIABLO BLVD
22.11. D Munich - Kesselhaus w/ DIABLO BLVD
23.11. AT Vienna - Gasometer w/ DIABLO BLVD
25.11. D Cologne - Palladium w/ DIABLO BLVD
26.11. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle w/ DIABLO BLVD
27.11. D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof w/ DIABLO BLVD
29.11. DK Copenhagen - Vega w/ SONIC SYNDICATE

30.11. NO Oslo - Sentrum Scene w/ SONIC SYNDICATE
01.12. SWE Stockholm - Arenan w/ SONIC SYNDICATE
03.12. D Hamburg - Grosse Freiheit w/ DIABLO BLVD
04.12. NL Utrecht - Vredeburg
06.12. UK London - Roundhouse
07.12. UK London - Roundhouse
09.12. UK Portsmouth - Guildhall
10.12. UK Bristol - Academy
11.12. UK Plymouth - Pavillions
13.12. UK Glasgow - Academy 2
14.12. UK Leeds - Academy
16.12. UK Manchester - Apollo
17.12. UK Nottingham - Rock City
18.12. UK Birmingham - Academy
19.12. UK Dublin - Academy

More of »Bloodstone & Diamonds«:
'Now We Die' Official Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSiKETBjARk&index=1&list=PL4qfuCI0_FfOlnedFiLH0u3d65KaJBQD1
'Night of Long Knives' Official Track https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MlnlYsTpTY&list=PL4qfuCI0_FfOlnedFiLH0u3d65KaJBQD1&index=1
»Bloodstone & Diamonds« track-by-track commentary http://open.spotify.com/user/machineheadofficial/playlist/3vRdtsl4HG0MlxsByfekdA
Album Trailer #1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCL-2HmW8AQ&list=PL4qfuCI0_FfOlnedFiLH0u3d65KaJBQD1&index=1
Album Trailer #2 www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ixp16pvVN6o&feature=youtu.be
In-studio Production Blogs http://youtu.be/ewbdItvn2iI?list=PLB4brr7vf-P4bNCGs5-Y_ahzTDyEpnMNY



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