Blog author: Alex Stojanovic
It's the moment Head Cases around the globe have been waiting for! After the last four years brought them major lineup changes, the 25th anniversary tour of Burn My Eyes, cancelling shows due to the pandemic, releasing standalone singles and an EP, Machine Head have announced the details regarding their much-anticipated 10th studio album. However, it's not just a studio album; it's a concept album.
The new album titled Of Kingdom & Crown, will be released on August 26th via Nuclear Blast Records and Imperium Recordings. The 13-track album tells the story of two characters names Ares and Eros who both experience big losses of loved ones and how their lives intertwine. The album will also contain 4 of the singles that were released in the last year: the three tracks from Arrows In Words From The Sky EP, as well as "My Hands Are Empty".
Of Kingdom & Crown track listing:
01. Slaughter The Martyr
02. Choke On The Ashes Of Your Hate
03. Become The Firestorm
05. My Hands Are Empty
08. Kill Thy Enemies
09. No Gods, No Masters
13. Arrows In Words From The Sky
14. Exteroception *
15. Arrows In Words From The Sky (Acoustic) *
* Digipack bonus track
You can get a preview of the new album with the first single "Choke On The Ashes Of Your Hate", which you can watch the music video for down below. If you were disappointed in Catharsis, which was most of us, you'll be happy to know that this new song is one hell of a crusher, and it looks like this album will serve as a huge redemption.
This is a huge album in the history of Machine Head, because it's the first to feature the new lineup of Vogg Kieltyka (Decapitated) on guitars and Matt Alston (Devilment) on drums. Machine Head will kick off the touring cycle for the album with a European Vikings & Lionhearts co-headline tour with Amon Amarth and special guests The Halo Effect in September and run through October. This definitely sounds like it's going to be Machine Head's year!