Machine Head’s Volatile State


MACHINE HEAD are set to release their ninth studio album, ‘Catharsis’ tomorrow, 26th January via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. 

Today, the band has released the official lyric video for the album’s incendiary opening track, ‘Volatile’

The track is dedicated to Heather D. Heyer who lost her life during a protest against neo-nazism and white supremacy in Charlottesville, VA in August 2017.

You can pick up the album in an array of formats, including various coloured/picture disc vinyl and a super-collectable deluxe box set.  View all the options at

‘Catharsis’ was produced by Robb Flynn and recorded, mixed, and co-produced by Zack Ohren (Fallujah, All Shall Perish) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA.  Mastering was handled by Ted Jensen (Hatebreed, Alice In Chains, Deftones) at Sterling Sound, New York, NY.  The album’s cover photography was created by Seanen Middleton.

MACHINE HEAD have announced the UK leg of their ‘Catharsis’ World Tour for May 2018.  As per MACHINE HEAD‘s modus operandi in recent years, the dates will be in an ‘Evening With…’ format, featuring 2.5-3hrs of MACHINE HEAD every night with no support bands.  Don’t expect to see MACHINE HEAD at any festivals in 2018 either.  These shows will be your only opportunity to see the band live in the UK next year.  Tickets are on sale now from  A second Manchester show was added due to increased demand.

Sun 13th May – SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall
Mon 14th May – CARDIFF University
Tue 15th May – BRISTOL O2 Academy
Thu 17th May – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Fri 18th May – LONDON Roundhouse
Sat 19th May – LONDON Roundhouse
Mon 21st May – NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Tue 22nd May – NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Wed 23rd May – GLASGOW O2 Academy
Fri 25th May – MANCHESTER Academy
Sat 26th May – MANCHESTER Academy * (extra show)

The band begin the North American leg of the ‘Catharsis’ World Tour today (25th January) in Phoenix, AZ.

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