Bay Area metal icons MACHINE HEAD have unleashed their incendiary 10th studio album, “ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN“, with the collection landing at DSPs and in stores via Nuclear Blast X Imperium Recordings. Stream the new album HERE and pick up your physical copy HERE or via your nearest local record store HERE.
To commemorate release day, the band have revealed a brand new video for the album track, ‘NØ GØDS, NØ MASTERS‘, which you can watch below.
Speaking about the new track, MACHINE HEAD founder and visionary, Robb Flynn shares:
“We’re really proud of the video for ‘NØ GØDS, NØ MASTERS‘. It was an incredible collaboration between three different creative teams working across two different continents. Our director/editor Mike Sloat (Machine Head, Testament) teamed up with the amazing Grupa 13 (Behemoth, Amon Amarth) and then the stunning 3-D CGI came from Phil Radford AKA MayaGuy of Strangebox. The track was masterfully mixed by long-time Machine Head collaborator Colin Richardson and his engineer Chris Clancy. This is a really special song from the album.”
MACHINE HEAD’s new album, “ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN” is a 13-track concept album set in a decimated futuristic wasteland where the sky is stained crimson red. The crux of the story is based on two main characters:
Character #1 Ares: (pronounced Aries), our main, who loses the love of his life (Amethyst) and goes on a murderous rampage against the vile sect responsible for her murder.
Character #2 Eros: (pronounced Arrows) the perpetrator, who loses his mother to a drug overdose and becomes radicalized in the aftermath. Eros goes off the deep end manifesting his own killing spree.
The album’s lyrics detail how their lives intertwine.
The colossal concept album comes with a list of equally colossal packaging for various physical formats, including 16 different vinyl editions worldwide, a deluxe vinyl box set (with bonus tracks), CDs (both old-school longbox and jewel box options), multi-color cassettes, and a limited-edition Digipak with bonus tracks.
“ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN“
1. SLAUGHTER THE MARTYR
2. CHØKE ØN THE ASHES ØF YØUR HATE
3. BECØME THE FIRESTØRM
5. MY HANDS ARE EMPTY
8. KILL THY ENEMIES
9. NØ GØDS, NØ MASTERS
13. ARRØWS IN WØRDS FRØM THE SKY
CDs, Digipak, cassettes, and all digital formats have been available from Aug 26th, with all vinyl formats arriving on Nov 25th. Pre-order your copy HERE.
Catch MACHINE HEAD on the road across Europe, starting in August. For ticket information, click here.