MACHINE HEAD Release Brand New Song ‘Kaleidoscope’


San Francisco Bay Area metal titans MACHINE HEAD, will release their highly anticipated new album »Catharsis« on January 26 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Today, the band has released the brand new track, ‘Kaleidoscope’. Surf to:

More on »Catharsis«:
‘Catharsis’ music video:
‘Catharsis’ making of:
stream video:
‘Bastards’ poetry slam:
‘Now We Die’ live video:
‘Ten Ton Hammer’ 
live video:
‘Beyond The Pale’ stream video:

“I feel like metal could really infiltrate the mainstream with this album. And it needs to… now more than ever. A lot of consideration went into making these songs more identifiable to a wider audience. Simplifying ideas, simplifying hooks, really concentrating on story-telling as opposed to ‘brutal poetry’ or whatever. And while I’d love to say it was all some grand plan, there was no ‘plan’” Flynn adds laughing. “You never know where you’re going to end up whenever you start writing a record… you just write… but I tell ya what… we ended up with a landmark here. Whenever you finish an album, you always feel proud, but this time… we’ve got something really special. We can feel it. We know it. »Catharsis« could really elevate our genre.”

»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 (HATEBREEDALICE IN CHAINS, DEFTONES) at Sterling Sound, New York, NY. Cover photography was created by Seanen Middleton.

To pre-order »Catharsis« in various formats (CD, Digipak, CD-Digi + DVD + 2LP Boxset, black, picture, red, dark blue, bi colored, splatter vinyl – see below), visit this location:

To purchase or stream ‘Beyond The Pale’, ‘Catharsis’ and ‘Bastards’ go to:

»Catharsis« track listing:
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

»Catharsis« special edition bonus DVD track listing (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

»Bloodstone & Diamonds« World Tour 2014 – 2016 (Bonus Live CD for box set):
1. Clenching The Fists Of Dissent
2. Take Me Through The Fire
3. Now We Die
4. From This Day
5. Ten Ton Hammer
6. Locust
7. Desire To Fire
8. Killers & Kings
9. The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears
10. Crashing Around You
11. Darkness Within
12. Imperium
13. Block

»Bloodstone & Diamonds« World Tour 2014 – 2016 (Bonus Vinyl for box set):
Side One:
1. Clenching The Fists Of Dissent
2. Take Me Through The Fire
3. Now We Die

Side Two:
1. From This Day
2. Ten Ton Hammer
3. Locust

Side Three:
1. Desire To Fire
2. Killers & Kings
3. The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears
4. Crashing Around You

Side Four
1. Darkness Within
2. Imperium
3. Block


MACHINE HEAD wrapped up the touring cycle for their first Nuclear Blast Entertainment album »Bloodstone & Diamonds« in March 2016 with a whopping 283 concerts on 5 different continents around the world. Around 250 of those shows were performed as “An Evening With MACHINE HEAD” with no support bands and performances often lasting 2 1/2 to 3 hours in duration, much to their fans (called “Head Cases”) delight.

Three tours of the United States (with many dates sold out in advance), three tours of The U.K. / Europe, (including multiple dates in Russia and Greece), shows in Mexico and South America, a completely sold out run of 9 Australian / New Zealand shows, sold out dates in Japan, plus their first ever plays in Taiwan and Thailand, and all without any festival performances which the band publicly announced they would stop performing at in 2014.

»Bloodstone & Diamonds« debuted at #21 on the U.S. Billboard charts and has gone on to sell 285,000 copies worldwide.

MACHINE HEAD‘s latest track ‘Is There Anybody Out There?’ released as a stand-alone, digital-only, non-album release became their #2 most streamed song ever on Spotify with 9 million streams in less than a year, and cracked the Top 40 on the Active Rock chart in the United States. It marks the first time for any Nuclear Blast artist to enter what is widely considered to be the “official rock chart” for the United States, and is significant considering there was no physical track sent to retail.

Their controversial video for opening track ‘Now We Die’ is at over 2 million views and can be seen here.

Catharsis World Tour 2018

22.03.    FR Rouen, Le 106
24.03.    FR Paris, Bataclan
26.03.    FR La Rochelle, La Sirene
27.03.    FR Bordeaux, Rocher de Palmer
29.03.    ES Santiago de Compestalla, Sala Capital
30.03.    PT Lisbon, Coliseum
31.03.     PT Oporto, Colisum
02.04.    ES Madrid, Riviera
03.04.    ES Seville, Sala Custom
04.04.    ES Malaga, Sala Paris 15
06.04.    ES Valencia, Sala Republica
07.04.    ES Barcelona, Razzmatazz
08.04.    FR Toulouse, Bikini
09.04.    FR Marseille, Caberet Auletoire
11.04.     IT Bologna, Zona Roveri
12.04.     IT Rome, Orion
13.04.    IT Milan, Live Club
15.04.     FR Lyon, Tansbordeur
16.04.    CH Lausanne, Les Docks
17.04.    CH Pratteln, Konzertfabrik Z7
19.04.    AT Vienna, Gasometer
20.04.    HU Budapest, BNMC
21.04.    GER Munich, Tonhalle
22.04.    GER Stuttgart, Longhorn
24.04.    FR Strasbourg, Laiterie
25.04.    LUX Luxembourg, Den Atelier
27.04.    GER Munster, Skaters Palace
28.04.    GER    Cologne, Ewerk
29.04.    GER Berlin, Columbiahalle
01.05.    DK Copenhagen, Vega
02.05.    SE Gothenburg, Pustervik
03.05.    NO Oslo Rockefeller
05.05.    GER Hamburg, Grosse Freiheit
06.05.    NL Gronigen, Oosterpoort
07.05.    NL Tilburg, 013
09.05.    GER Hannover, Capitol
10.05.    GER Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
11.05.    BE Brussels, AB
13.05.    UK, Southampton Guildhall
14.05.    UK, Cardiff, University
15.05.    UK, Bristol Academy
17.05.    UK, Birmingham Academy
18.05.    UK, London, Roundhouse
19.05.    UK, London, Roundhouse
21.05.    UK, Nottingham Rock City
22.05.    UK, Newcastle, Academy
23.05.    Scotland, Glasgow Academy
25.05.    UK, Manchester Academy | |