Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD have been tearing up the sales charts all over the globe with the release of their new album, Bloodstone & Diamonds! In the U.S. alone, the band sold around 18,200 copies in its first week of release to debut at position #21 on The Billboard 200 chart. This makes it their biggest first week sales and chart position in history and their 4th album in-a-row with an upward trajectory. Comparatively, the band's Unto The Locust (2011) opened with around 17,000 units to land at #22, The Blackening (2007) registered a first-week tally of just under 15,000 to enter the chart at #54, and Through The Ashes Of Empires (2004) premiered with less than 12,000 copies to debut at #88. Comments Robb Flynn: “Bloodstone & Diamonds is MACHINE HEAD’s first ‘global’ hit record, bullying its way into the Top 20 in pretty much every territory around the world, with a handful of Top 40’s, and more than a few TOP 10 chart positions WORLDWIDE! In the US, it’s our 4th album in-a-row to sell more than, (and chart higher than), the previous album, and all at a time in which CD sales have continually dropped an average of 40% between each of our releases.” “AND, most importantly, it was done with Nuclear Blast Entertainment, a completely 100% independently owned and operated record label. That’s right, MACHINE HEAD had better first week sales on an independent label, than we did with the last 3 albums, all of which were through a major label! I cannot stress that enough!” “It is fuckin HUGE! Fuck YES Head Cases!” Chart positions around the globe include: Austria #6 Australia #10 Canada #25 Canada (Hardchart) #3 Germany #6 Finland #18 France #29 Ireland (Indie) #4 Sweden #31 Sweden (Rock/Metal) #3 Switzerland #7 UK #18 UK (Indie) #1 UK (Rock) #3 United States #21 United States (Hardcharts) #2 MACHINE HEAD has made their entire Bloodstone & Diamonds album available for streaming at this location. The band’s eighth studio record is out now on several physical and digital formats. Order the CD, limited edition mediabook, box set, vinyl or the exclusive premium MACHINE HEAD guitar edition via this link: http://bit.ly/MACHINE-HEAD-BD-NBE. Bloodstone & Diamonds was produced by Robb Flynn and Juan Urteaga and masterfully mixed by Colin Richardson and Andy Sneap, with additional tracking, editing, and mixing done with Steve Lagudi. Bloodstone & Diamonds track listing: 01. Now We Die 02. Killers & Kings 03. Ghosts Will Haunt My Bones 04. Night Of Long Knives 05. Sail Into The Black 06. Eyes Of The Dead 07. Beneath The Silt 08. In Comes The Flood 09. Damage Inside 10. Game Over 11. Imaginal Cells (Instrumental) 12. Take Me Through The Fire MACHINE HEAD will headline an exclusive “Evening With” tour starting this January, which will span all across North America! No support bands. No locals. Just a crushing two-hour set of pure fucking MACHINE HEAD!!! V.I.P. ticket packages are now on sale at machinehead.soundrink.com! Packages include a meet and greet with the band, group photo with MACHINE HEAD, poster, flag, laminate, and MACHINE HEAD koozie. In addition, everyone that purchases the VIP experience will be entered in a drawing to win an autographed, Epiphone Bloodstone & Diamonds electric guitar! Confirmed dates are as follows: MACHINE HEAD 01/16/2015 Phoenix, AZ - Club Red 01/18/2015 Farmington, NM - Top Deck 01/20/2015 Austin, TX - Red 7 01/21/2015 Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Bar and Grill 01/22/2015 Houston,TX - Fitzgeralds 01/23/2015 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues 01/25/2015 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade 01/26/2015 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel 01/28/2015 Baltimore, MD - Soundstage 01/29/2015 Philadelphia. PA - Underground Arts 01/30/2015 New York, NY - Irving Plaza 01/31/2015 Allston, MA - Brighton Music H