Bay Area metal titans, MACHINE HEAD, have dropped mammoth new track, UNHALLØWED today along with an accompanying video shot live from the band’s Electric Happy Hour series. Stream the new track and watch the live video below. The new track is lifted from the band’s tenth studio album, ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN which will be released via Nuclear Blast x Imperium […] …Continue Reading

Bay Area metal titans MACHINE HEAD has announced the details of their forthcoming tenth album, the immense and unapologetic, ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN coming August 26, 2022 (via Nuclear Blast x Imperium Recordings). The debut of the first video from the album, the ferocious CHØKE ØN THE ASHES ØF YØUR HATE can be  viewed below. ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN is a 13-track concept album set in a decimated futuristic wasteland where the sky is stained crimson red. The crux of the story is based on 2 main characters: Character #1 Ares: (pronounced Aries), our main, who loses the love of his life (Amethyst) and goes on a murderous rampage against the vile sect responsible for her murder. Character #2 Eros: (pronounced Arrows) the perpetrator, who loses his mother to a drug overdose and becomes radicalized in the aftermath. Eros goes off the deep end manifesting his own killing spree. The lyrics detail how their lives intertwine. MACHINE HEAD founder Robb Flynn comments: “Thanks to my 2 teenage boys my family has become obsessed with this awesome Japanese anime series called “Attack On Titan.” The album’s concept was loosely inspired by the series in the sense that in the storyline, there is no “good” or “bad” guy, both characters believe they’re doing the right thing as it applies to their being, but make no mistake, both are committing acts of pure atrocity and evil. The opening track “SLAUGHTER THE MARTYR” is basically our character #1’s origin story.” …Continue Reading

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The Queen of Scream, the legendary Melissa Cross, has plenty in store for metal vocalists around the world.
As the ultimate ground-breaking vocal coach in extreme voice, Cross has worked with some of metal’s heaviest hitters. From Randy Blythe to Corey Taylor to Rob Flynn, the impact of Cross’ vocal coaching has been heard across iconic albums and epic live sets.
Continue reading Hash It Out With MELISSA CROSS at HEAVY Magazine – Rock, Punk, Metal Music & Beyond. …Continue Reading