San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD are the final act confirmed for this year’s Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 10-12 at Catton Hall in Walton On Trent, Derbyshire, England.
Fans will be given the unprecedented opportunity to influence MACHINE HEAD’s setlist. Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the band’s first-ever live performance at their roadie Mike “Scum”‘s getting-evicted-from-his-house party — for which they performed five songs — the band will give Bloodstock ticket holders the opportunity to vote for the five “Burn My Eyes” songs they most want to hear MACHINE HEAD play during their headline set Saturday night, with the five that receive the most votes included in the set list (details to follow).
For more information, visit Bloodstock.uk.com.
Professionally filmed video footage of MACHINE HEAD’s June 2 performance at the Rock Am Ring festival in Nürburgring, Germany can be seen below.
As previously reported, TEN TON HAMMER, the famed MACHINE HEAD “cover band” that looks and sounds exactly like the real thing, will play its first London show in ten years on Wednesday, June 6 at King’s College.
MACHINE HEAD recently announced plans to film a video for the song ‘Darkness Within’ in the Czech Republic. The track comes off the band’s new album, “Unto The Locust”, which sold more than 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 22 on The Billboard 200 chart — putting MACHINE HEAD in the Top 25 for the first time in the band’s 17-year history.
Omnibus Press has set an October 15 tentative release date for “Inside The Machine”. The world’s first MACHINE HEAD biography — which has **NOT** been authorized by the band — is being written by British rock author Joel McIver — whose 20 books to date include “Justice for All: The Truth About Metallica”, “Crazy Train: The High Life And Tragic Death Of Randy Rhoads”, “Glenn Hughes: The Autobiography”, “To Live Is To Die: The Life And Death Of Metallica’s Cliff Burton”, “Overkill: The Untold Story Of Motörhead”, “The Bloody Reign Of Slayer” and “Unleashed: The Story Of Tool”.
MACHINE HEAD recently completed a North American headlining tour with support from SUICIDE SILENCE and DARKEST HOUR and is currently playing festival shows in Europe