Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Machine Head posts the making of video

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Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD have posted a behind scenes look at the making of the video clip for the track 'Now We Die', here. The clip was directed by Mike Sloat (TESTAMENT, STAIND) and comes from their recently released Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut, »Bloodstone & Diamonds«.

»Bloodstone & Diamonds« has been tearing up the sales charts all over the globe since its release! 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.

Chart positions around the globe include:
Austria #6
Australia #10
Belgium #38
Canada #25
Canada (Hardchart) #3
Czech #37
Denmark #42
Germany #6
Finland #18
France #29
Hungary #27
Ireland #32
Ireland (Indie) #4
Italy #81
Japan #67
Netherlands #38
New Zealand #38
Norway #31
Spain #63
Sweden #31
Sweden (Rock/Metal) #3
Switzerland #7
UK #18
UK (Indie) #1
UK (Rock) #3
United States #21
United States (Hardcharts) #2
World Charts: #12

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:

»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:
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 on »Bloodstone & Diamonds«:
'Now We Die' Official Video
'Night of Long Knives' Official Track
»Bloodstone & Diamonds« track-by-track commentary
Album Trailer #1
Album Trailer #2
In-studio Production Blogs


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