LISTEN! New Machine Head track leaks online

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A track from Machine Head’s new album has leaked online.

In a statement following the song’s appearance, frontman Robb Flynn said: “NOW WE DIE” HAS OFFICIALLY LEAKED

And why am I telling you this information?

Information that just a few years ago, labels and bands would have been trying their hardest to pull down from torrent sites and flag YouTube channels?

Because in 2014 you just have to own shit like this.

Own it…and move on.

John Lennon once sang “life is what happens, while you’re making other plans…”

That’s right my friends, “Now We Die,” the first track and lead single off of “Bloodstone & Diamonds” has officially leaked, 3 weeks ahead of it’s originally scheduled Oct 10th release date as a digital single.

Mindbogglingly, it was leaked via an iTunes UK Pre-Order page that “someone” fucked up on (and who is about to be fucking fired!) that basically said, “pre-order Machine Head’s new album and get TWO free songs.”

Oh yeah, that’s right, the official album version of “Killer & Kings” has leaked too.

Un-fucking-believable.

We are FURIOUS.

Imagine what a total shock it was to the band and our new label, Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

I found out about it when a friend of mine from the UK texted me saying, “dude, Now We Die is KIIIIILLLLLLLER”, I went “uh, how did you hear it…?”

Regardless, there is no sense fighting it. The Internet is the speed of light nowadays, and you know, what? That’s a good thing.

It had only been localized to the iTunes UK site, (meaning: nowhere else in the iTunes World had a “Bloodstone & Diamonds” pre-order page even up to be seen) but let’s face it, it was only a matter of hours before it went all over torrent sites and YouTube, so us and our label have made the bold decision to follow suit with the UK iTunes page, and offer the 2 songs as a “gratis” purchase when you pre-order the album from any worldwide iTunes site.

It is going up on Spotify as soon as humanly possible.

And we’ve taken it one step further.

We have decided to upload both “Now We Die” and “Killers & Kings” to our own YouTube channels for anyone who wants to hear both songs for FREE, without a pre-order. This is our way of saying “thank you” to our fans in the U.S. for their patience and understanding in our difficult decision to postpone our U.S. tour.

We hope these songs show a glimpse of what we’ve worked on over many months of recording to achieve. Our hope is that this represents why we are taking so much pride and putting in the extra effort and workmanship into creating something we feel is truly special.

There is no half-stepping in Machine Head. It’s all or nothing.

And if you like it, we want you to SHARE IT! We’ve told the distributors specifically “do not take down fan YT channels with ‘Now We Die'”. Spread the word on your own YouTube channels, post it on your friends Facebook pages and feeds, make your own tribute pages, make your own lyric videos, make parody videos, post your own guitar videos of it, post your own singing videos.

We want to post YOUR videos of these songs too!!

Pre-Order pages for Nuclear Blast will be going up in the next few hours, it may be up on your iTunes now, but either way, we are going to turn this into a positive for the fans.

We cannot wait to share the rest of the record with you.”

You can listen to “Now We Die” below:

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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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Machine Head announce 21 date US tour

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Metal veterans Machine Head have announced a 21 date US tour, with support coming from heavyweights such as Children Of Bodom, Epica and Battlecross.

Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn said: “Machine Head raised the bar with concert production for 2012‘s Locust tour, and now we plan to raise the bar again with our biggest US show yet, and the strongest lineup out there for 2014, period. This is a must-see event for any heavy metal fan in America.”

“I am stoked that we were able to join up with our friends in Children Of Bodom, one of the premier power metal bands of our time, and our friends in Battlecross, who we toured with on Mayhem last year, and are going to bring the old-school thrash vibe. Epica’s symphonic metal will add a touch of much-needed class to the drunken shenanigans that will surely take place on this raucous tour.”

Children Of Bodom singer Alexi Laiho said he’s looking forward to being able to get vocal points from Machine Head mainman, Flynn: “We’ve rolled with Machine Head quite a few times in the past. My best memories are kick-ass shows, parties, camaraderie and vocal coaching from Robb Flynn way back in 2008, so I think we’ll have a good time tearing it up all over North America. Not a bad way to end the long and non-stop tour cycle for Halo Of Blood.”

The tour kicks off in Denver on the 4th of October and draws to a close in Hollywood on the 1st of November.

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