San Francisco Bay Area metal titans MACHINE HEAD, have released their highly anticipated new album »Catharsis« on January 26 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Now, the worldwide chart positions are in, including three Top5, two Top10 and five Top20 entries. »Catharsis« also holds the highest ever entries for the band in Germany, Switzerland, Scotland and Spain.

Frontman / guitarist Robb Flynn adds, “The chart positions coming in from around the globe are nothing short of incredible. The Head Cases of the world really made a show of force this week. But I gotta give an extra-special shout-out to the Head Cases of America. They stood their ground through a veritable hurricane of negativity, belligerant-ass reviews, and straight up online extremist-hate mudding the waters. To ignore all that, and stand by YOUR band means more than you will ever know. You deserve to be applauded so fucking loudly our hands should hurt from clapping and our throats from cheering. ⠀

We are unbelievably grateful to you. And this news on the same day that Best Buy announces they will stop selling CDs altogether! ⠀

Feeling proud... and so should you be Head Cases!!".⠀

»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. Cover photography was created by Seanen Middleton.

MACHINE HEAD wrapped up the touring cycle for their first Nuclear Blast Entertainment album »Bloodstone & Diamonds« in March 2016 with a whopping 283 concerts on 5 different continents around the world. Around 250 of those shows were performed as “An Evening With MACHINE HEAD” with no support bands and performances often lasting 2 1/2 to 3 hours in duration, much to their fans (called "Head Cases") delight.

Three tours of the United States (with many dates sold out in advance), three tours of The U.K. / Europe, (including multiple dates in Russia and Greece), shows in Mexico and South America, a completely sold out run of 9 Australian / New Zealand shows, sold out dates in Japan, plus their first ever plays in Taiwan and Thailand, and all without any festival performances which the band publicly announced they would stop performing at in 2014.

»Bloodstone & Diamonds« debuted at #21 on the U.S. Billboard charts and has gone on to sell 285,000 copies worldwide.

MACHINE HEAD's latest track 'Is There Anybody Out There?' released as a stand-alone, digital-only, non-album release became their #2 most streamed song ever on Spotify with 9 million streams in less than a year, and cracked the Top 40 on the Active Rock chart in the United States. It marks the first time for any Nuclear Blast artist to enter what is widely considered to be the “official rock chart” for the United States, and is significant considering there was no physical track sent to retail.

Their controversial video for opening track 'Now We Die' is at over 2 million views and can be seen here.

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Catharsis World Tour 2018

  • 22.03. FR Rouen, Le 106
  • 24.03. FR Paris, Bataclan
  • 26.03. FR La Rochelle, La Sirene
  • 27.03. FR Bordeaux, Rocher de Palmer
  • 29.03. ES Santiago de Compestalla, Sala Capital
  • 30.03. PT Lisbon, Coliseum
  • 31.03. PT Oporto, Colisum
  • 02.04. ES Madrid, Riviera
  • 03.04. ES Seville, Sala Custom
  • 04.04. ES Malaga, Sala Paris 15
  • 06.04. ES Valencia, Sala Republica
  • 07.04. ES Barcelona, Razzmatazz
  • 08.04. FR Toulouse, Bikini
  • 09.04. FR Marseille, Caberet Auletoire
  • 11.04. IT Bologna, Zona Roveri
  • 12.04. IT Rome, Orion
  • 13.04. IT Milan, Live Club
  • 15.04. FR Lyon, Tansbordeur
  • 16.04. CH Lausanne, Les Docks
  • 17.04. CH Pratteln, Konzertfabrik Z7
  • 19.04. AT Vienna, Gasometer
  • 20.04. HU Budapest, BNMC
  • 21.04. GER Munich, Tonhalle
  • 22.04. GER Stuttgart, Longhorn
  • 24.04. FR Strasbourg, Laiterie
  • 25.04. LUX Luxembourg, Den Atelier
  • 27.04. GER Munster, Skaters Palace
  • 28.04. GER Cologne, Ewerk
  • 29.04. GER Berlin, Columbiahalle
  • 01.05. DK Copenhagen, Vega
  • 02.05. SE Gothenburg, Pustervik
  • 03.05. NO Oslo Rockefeller
  • 05.05. GER Hamburg, Grosse Freiheit
  • 06.05. NL Gronigen, Oosterpoort
  • 07.05. NL Tilburg, 013
  • 09.05. GER Hannover, Capitol
  • 10.05. GER Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
  • 11.05. BE Brussels, AB
  • 13.05. UK, Southampton Guildhall
  • 14.05. UK, Cardiff, University
  • 15.05. UK, Bristol Academy
  • 17.05. UK, Birmingham Academy
  • 18.05. UK, London, Roundhouse
  • 19.05. UK, London, Roundhouse
  • 21.05. UK, Nottingham Rock City
  • 22.05. UK, Newcastle, Academy
  • 23.05. Scotland, Glasgow Academy
  • 25.05. UK, Manchester Academy
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