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Machine Head Drop New Single “Unhalløwed”

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In April, groove metal legends Machine Head announced their new concept album, Øf Kingdøm and Crøwn, complete with those slashed o’s. Now, the band have dropped the second single from the album, titled “Unhalløwed,” which you can hear below.

The track is definitely a more introspective and heartfelt one than its predecessor, “Chøke Øn The Ashes Øf Yøur Hate,” though it’s not quite as melancholy as the band’s previous single “My Hands Are Empty.” But according to frontman Robb Flynn, that’s actually its place in the album’s sprawling conceptual story about two flawed and emotionally-fraught protagonists in a wasteland-ish future.

Says Robb of the track:

“Drowning in the deepest depression of his life, Eros is at a breaking point. Collecting heartaches, loss, and near psychotic isolation, ‘Unhallowed’ is the beginning of a powerful shift of our story. An introspective narrative starts the song lyrically, which is a collaborative effort written by myself, Guitarist Wacław “Vogg” Kiełtyka, and Bassist/Backing Vocalist Jared MacEachern and encapsulates the collective strength of this writing team.  

“Anchored by an absolutely monstrous groove, the vocals melodically mirror the state of mind of Eros as he reels from the loss of his mother to a drug overdose and begins a slow downward spiral into madness. However, the culmination of the track infuses some much-needed light, but will it be enough?”

Check out the song below via a live video. Machine Head’s 10th studio album comes out August 26th via Nuclear Blast Records, and is already available for preorder.

Meanwhile, European fans can catch Machine Head on one of their upcoming tour dates with Amon Amarth below:

9/8 – NOTTINGHAM, Arena
9/9 – CARDIFF, Arena
9/10 – LONDON, Wembley Arena
9/12 – MANCHESTER, Arena
9/13 – DUBLIN, 3 Arena
9/14 – ZURICH, Hallenstadion
9/17 – VIENNA, Stadthalle
9/18 – KRAKOW, Tauron Arena
9/20 – TALLINN, Saku Arena
9/21 – HELSINKI, Ice Hall
9/23 – OSLO, Spektrum
9/24 – STOCKHOLM, Hovet
9/26 – COPENHAGEN, Forum Black Box
9/27 – HAMBURG, Barclays Arena
9/28 – FRANKFURT, Festhalle
9/30 – OBERHAUSEN, König Pilsener Arena
10/1 – BERLIN, Velodrom
10/2 – AMSTERDAM, Afas Live
10/4 – MILANO, Lorenzini District
10/6 – BARCELONA, Sant Jordi
10/7 – MADRID, Vistalegre
10/8 – LA CORUNA, Coliseum
10/9 – LISBON, Campo Pequeno
10/12 – PARIS, Zenith
10/14 – MUNICH, Olympiahalle
10/15 – LEIPZIG, Arena
10/16 – PRAGUE, Tipsport Arena
10/18 – BUDAPEST, Barba Negra
10/20 – ESCH SUR ALZETTE, Rockhal
10/21 – BRUSSELS, Forest National
10/22 – STUTTGART, Schleyerhalle

Machine Head, Øf Kingdøm and Crøwn:

  1. Slaughter the Martyr
  2. Chøke Øn the Ashes Øf Yøur Hate
  3. Becøme the Firestørm
  4. Øverdøse
  5. My Hands Are Empty
  6. Unhalløwed
  7. Assimilate
  8. Kill Thy Enemies
  9. Nø Gøds, Nø Masters
  10. Bløødshøt
  11. Røtten
  12. Terminus
  13. Arrøws In Wørds Frøm the Sky
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