Les titans de la baie du metal MACHINE HEAD se sont positionnés dans les charts du monde entier grâce à leur nouvel album intitulé »Bloodstone & Diamonds«! Après s’être placé #6 des Media Control Charts en Allemagne, le groupe a vendu aux US 18.200 exemplaires rien que la première semaine puis a est arrrivé #21 du Billboard 200. »Bloodstone & Diamonds« est ainsi l’album du groupe ayant eu à ce jour le plus de succès, et le quatrième à la suite à dépasser son prédécesseur. 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 making it their biggest first week sales and chart position in history and their 4th album in-a-row to have an upward momentum. 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. »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 are currently touring Europe in support of »Bloodstone & Diamonds«. On some of the dates the band is being supported by fellow label mates DIABLO BLVD, on some by SONIC SYNDICATE. Confirmed dates are as follows: MACHINE HEAD BLOODSTONE & DIAMONDS Tour 2014 20.11. CH Lausanne - Les Docks w/ DIABLO BLVD 21.11. CH Zurich - Komplex w/ DIABLO BLVD 22.11. D Munich - Kesselhaus w/ DIABLO BLVD 23.11. AT Vienna - Gasometer w/ DIABLO BLVD 25.11. D Cologne - Palladium w/ DIABLO BLVD 26.11. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle w/ DIABLO BLVD 27.11. D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof w/ DIABLO BLVD 29.11. DK Copenhagen - Vega w/ SONIC SYNDICATE 30.11. NO Oslo - Sentrum Scene w/ SONIC SYNDICATE 01.12. SWE Stockholm - Arenan w/ SONIC SYNDICATE 03.12. D Hamburg - Grosse Freiheit w/ DIABLO BLVD 04.12. NL Utrecht - Vredeburg