Machine Head Announces New Album, Tour Dates

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records

Machine Head is set to open the new year with quite a bang.

The band announced this week that it will release its new album Catharsis on Friday, Jan. 26 via Nuclear Blast Records. The 15-song album will be the band’s ninth full-length studio recording, and will be released in a standard single-disc platform as well as a 2-disc CD/DVD combo pack that includes a 21-song live recording as a bonus. Audiences can hear Catharsis‘ lead single ‘Beyond The Pale’ now here.

The bonus concert was originally recorded in 2015 at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, California. It lifts heavily from Machine Head’s most recent records (The Blackening, Unto The Locust and Bloodstone & Diamonds), but also includes songs taken from each of the band’s five other albums, and includes hits such as ‘Davidian,’ ‘The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears,’ ‘Now We Die’ and others. Audiences can see the band’s performance of ‘Now We Die’ online now here.

The full track and set listing for the album and concert are noted below.

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

Filmed live at The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA, 2015
1. Imperium
2. Beautiful Mourning
3. Now We Die
4. Bite The Bullet
5. Locust
6. From This Day
7. Ten Ton Hammer
8. This Is The End
9. Beneath The Silt
10. The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears
11. Darkness Within
12. Bulldozer
13. Killers & Kings
14. Davidian
15. Descend The Shades Of Night
16. Now I Lay Thee Down
17. Take My Scars
18. Aesthetics Of Hate
19. Game Over
20. Old
21.  Halo

Pre-orders for Catharsis are open now.

Catharsis’ release is not the only announcement that Machine Head made this week. The band also announced a tour in support of Catharsis. The tour is scheduled to launch Jan. 25 in Phoenix, AZ and run through March 7 in Seattle, WA. It will also include performances in Detroit, MI; Atlanta, GA; Montreal, Quebec, Canada and other cities. The tour’s full itinerary is noted below.

1/25 — Phoenix, AZ —  Nile Theater
1/27 — Albuquerque, NM —  Sunshine Theater
1/29 — San Antonio, TX —  Aztec Theater
1/30 — Dallas, TX —  Gas Moneky Live!
1/31 — Houston,TX —  HOB
2/2 — Birmingham, AL —  Saturn
2/3 —Pensacola, FL —  Vinyl MH
2/5 — Orlando, FL —  Plaza Live
2/6 — Atlanta, GA —  Centerstage
2/8 — Philadelphia, PA —  Theatre of Living Arts
2/9 — New York, NY —  Playstation
2/10 — Boston, MA —  Paradise Rock Club
2/11 — Montreal, QC —  Club Soda
2/13 — Toronto, ON —  Danforth MH
2/14 — Buffalo, NY —  Town Ballroom
2/15 — Pittsburgh, PA —  Stage AE
2/16 — Cleveland, OH —  Agora
2/17 — Detroit, MI —  Majestic
2/20 — Des Moines, IA —  Woolys
2/21 — Madison, WI —  Majestic
2/22 — Minneapolis, MN —  First Avenue
2/23 — Chicago, IL —  Concord MH
2/24 — Saint Louis, MO —  Pops
2/27 — Denver, CO —  Summit MH
3/1 — Las Vegas, NV —  HOB
3/2 — Los Angeles, CA —  Fonda
3/3 — Oakland, CA —  The Fox Theater
3/5 — Portland, OR —  Roseland
3/6 — Vancouver, BC —  Commodore
3/7 — Seattle, WA —  Showbox Market

More information on Machine Head’s new album, tour and more is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:




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