Machine Head announce December UK tour dates

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Machine Head are to return to the UK in December for an 11 date tour.

The winter shows follow quickly on the heels of the band’s Killers & Kings gigs in early August, and will be Machine Head’s first full headline tour of the UK since 2011.

Frontman Robb Flynn has said that the concerts will feature material from the band’s eighth album, due for release via Nuclear Blast prior to the newly announced dates.

“We’re really excited – we can’t fucking wait to play new music for all you Headcases,” he said. “We have some great support bands lined up, so come out and rage.”

Support will come in the form of Devil You Know and Darkest Hour, with tickets going on sale this Friday via LiveNation and Ticketmaster

Machine Head will play:

6th Dec: London Roundhouse
7th Dec: London Roundhouse
9th Dec: Portsmouth Guildhall
10th Dec: Bristol O2 Academy
11th Dec: Plymouth Pavilions
13th Dec: Glasgow O2 Academy 2
14th Dec: Leeds O2 Academy
16th Dec: Manchester Apollo
17th Dec: Nottingham Rock City
18th Dec: Birmingham O2 Academy
19th Dec: Dublin Academy

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Triptykon release video for ‘Aurorae’

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Metal band Triptykon have released a new video for their track “Aurorae.”

The song is lifted from the band’s sophomore album, Melana Chasmata, which was released back in April.

A new EP, also called Aurorae, is due for release later in the year and will feature brand new material.

You can watch the creepy new clip for “Aurorae” below:

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Unreleased Freddie Mercury songs discovered

FM5Legendary Queen guitarist Brian May has said in an interview that more unreleased music featuring Freddie Mercury has been unearthed.

Back in July Queen drummer Roger Taylor confirmed that May was working on several unfinished songs that Mercury had recorded with Michael Jackson. May was reported to have said at the time that there would be “something for folks to hear” in two months’ time.

But whilst those songs haven’t yet emerged, May has recently said when speaking with Mojo magazine, “”There’s more in there than we thought, in the Queen source archive. I’m a little nervous of saying there’s an album there, but there’s certainly a few tracks… We’ve found some Freddie vocals, some demos.”

Of the material recorded with Jackson, Taylor told Classic Rock Magazine, “”They’ve been hanging around for years and years and Michael’s estate haven’t really been able to make their mind up about what to do with them. So we suggested we finish them and see. They’re pretty good – one of them is great.”

Official release dates for any of the material have yet to be announced.