MACHINE HEAD - announce more European ...
Posted: August 19, 2014
Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD, have announced more dates for their European headlining tour in November & December 2014. The band also revealed the support bands that will accompany the tour: label mates DEVIL YOU KNOW featuring Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), Francesco Artusato (ALL SHALL PERISH), John Sankey (DEVOLVE, ex-FEAR FACTORY), Ryan Wombacher (ex-BLEEDING THROUGH) and Roy Lev-Ari and US melodic death/metalcore act DARKEST HOUR will be opening up for Robb Flynn & Co.! KILLERS & KINGS EUROPEAN TOUR 19.08. DK Aarhus - Train 21.08. NO Stavanger - Folken 22.08. SE Gothenburg - Tradgarn BLOODSTONE & DIAMONDS Tour 2014 + DEVIL YOU KNOW + DARKEST HOUR 07.11. F Strasbourg - Laiterie 10.11. F Paris - Batacla 12.11. F Toulouse - Bikini 14.11. ES Barcelona - Razzmatazz 1 15.11. ES Madrid - Riviera 16.11. ES Pamplona - Zentral 17.11. F Marseille - Espace Julien 19.11. I Milan - Alcatraz 20.11. CH Lausanne - Les Docks 21.11. CH Zurich - Komplex 22.11. D Munich - Kesselhaus 23.11. AT Vienna - Gasometer 25.11. D Cologne - Palladium 26.11. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle 27.11. D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof 29.11. DK Copenhagen - Vega 30.11. NO Oslo - Sentrum Scene 01.12. SWE Stockholm - Arenan 03.12. D Hamburg - Grosse Freiheit 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 MACHINE HEAD will release their eighth full-length album and Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut entitled, »Bloodstone & Diamonds«, this Fall! The record was once again produced by Robb Flynn himself and Juan Urteaga (TESTAMENT, VILE), and like the last 7 out of 8 albums, was masterfully mixed by Colin Richardson (CARCASS, FEAR FACTORY, SLIPKNOT, BEHEMOTH, DEVILDRIVER). Additional tracking, editing, and mixing was done with heavy metal legend Andy Sneap (EXODUS,TESTAMENT, ARCH ENEMY, ACCEPT, MEGADETH) and Steve Lagudi. “I cannot even begin to tell you how proud we are of this album,” comments frontman Robb Flynn. “It's been a heck of a ride. It looked like it might not ever happen again at one point, but man, this album is a milestone for us. You're going to love it Head Cases.” “Without getting too philosophical on ya, bloodstone and diamonds represent two of the hardest materials on earth, it is also a lyric from the opening track of the album ‘Now We Die’. In many cultures the bloodstone has been used as an amulet to protect against evil, and is the symbol of justice. Diamonds and are hardest natural material on earth (which is how we feel about our music), and it also represents the diamond logo I drew 22 years ago (in my wife's apartment on Dover St. in Oakland) that has become the symbol for the band.” »Bloodstone & Diamonds« track listing: 1. Now We Die 2. Killers & Kings 3. Ghosts Will Haunt My Bones 4. Night Of Long Knives 5. Sail Into The Black 6. Eyes Of The Dead 7. Beneath The Silt 8. In Comes The Flood 9. Damage Inside 10. Game Over 11. Imaginal Cells (instrumental) 12. Take Me Through The Fire Adds Flynn: “10 songs, an interlude, and an instrumental with an audio collage of spoken word snippets (think ‘Real Eyes, Realize, Real Lies’) by Dr. Bruce Lipton and Steve Bhaerman, taken from their (incredibly inspiring) audiobook Spontaneous Evolution.” “Guest musicians include 2 different string quartets featuring the original Quartet Rouge that appeared on our last album »Unto The Locust«. And a new all-male quartet which we featured on the song ‘In Comes The Flood’.” “String arrangements for 2 of the songs ‘Now We Die’ and