MACHINE HEAD have scheduled a one-off headlining concert on Friday, November 6 at the Crazy Donkey in Farmingdale, New York. Support at the show will come from THY WILL BE DONE, THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE and MUTINY WITHIN.
Commented guitarist Phil Demmel: “We are extremely excited to announce our only U.S headline show this year, and to have it be in New York is going to be insane!!!” Guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn added, “We really felt like doing something special for the U.S. fans to get ready for the Canadian Carnage dates. What better place to do it than with our maniacal fanbase in New York!!!”
MACHINE HEAD will team up with MEGADETH, SLAYER and SUICIDE SILENCE for the “Canadian Carnage East” tour beginning on November 8 in Moncton. A U.S. tour with MEGADETH and SUICIDE SILENCE will follow starting November 14 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
MACHINE HEAD is continuing to tour in support of its Grammy-nominated album “The Blackening”, which was re-released as a “special edition” in October 2008 via Roadrunner Records.
Hailed unanimously as the best metal album of 2007 by journalists, metal radio stations and fans alike, “The Blackening” earned a Grammy nomination for the fan-favorite track “Aesthetics of Hate”.
“The Blackening Special Edition” is two-disc CD/DVD set that features an assortment of extras, including rare bonus tracks such as covers of IRON MAIDEN’s “Hallowed Be Thy Name”, over an hour of live performance footage from With Full Force, Download and Rock in Rio festivals, three uncensored music videos for “Aesthetics of Hate”, “Now I Lay Thee Down” and “Halo”, a “making-of” featurette on each video, “The Making of The Blackening” and expanded artwork. There’s also what many hardcore fans have been rabidly waiting for: four never-before-seen performances of MACHINE HEAD celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut album, “Burn My Eyes”, captured in Philadelphia in 2004.