Undisputed masters of murderous riffs, pugnacious grooves and ferocious hooks since 1991, Machine Head are long established as one of the most influential and incendiary bands in the metal world.
From genre-expanding triumphs like 1994’s debut, 'Burn My Eyes, 1999’s 'The Burning Red' to the planet-conquering might of 2007’s 'The Blackening', to the new life injected in 2014’s 'Bloodstone and Diamonds', Machine Head have carved a singular path across the globe for over three decades now with no end in sight. Whether it be marathon 3 hour live performances, or millions of albums sold worldwide, and accolades both big and small, there aren’t too many “distractions” clouding up the vision of Guitarist/Vocalist/Founder Robb Flynn these days.
In 2022, Machine Head are back with their most crushing and complete album yet. 'ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN' is an hour-long conceptual monolith, rich in colour and dynamics but hell-bent on destruction. Set in a futuristic wasteland where the sky is always crimson red, 'ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN' tells the tale of two characters, both faced with incalculable trauma, whose stories become bloodily entwined as this deep, dark record progresses.
“The album and concept was loosely inspired by the Japanese anime series 'Attack On Titan',” says Robb, “in the sense that in that series, there is no “good” or “bad” guy… both sides believe they’re doing the right thing, but both are committing atrocities and evil.”
A perennially vital force in heavy music, Machine Head have continued their exhilarating evolution, while never losing the furious spirit of their old school, underground roots.
1. SLAUGHTER THE MARTYR
2. CHØKE ØN THE ASHES ØF YØUR HATE
3. BECØME THE FIRESTØRM
2. MY HANDS ARE EMPTY
2. KILL THY ENEMIES
3. NØ GØDS, NØ MASTERS
3. ARRØWS IN WØRDS FRØM THE SKY