In celebration of the much-anticipated release of their new album, “Unto The Locust”, San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD will attend four listening events in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Oakland. These events provide fans with an opportunity to hear the acclaimed new album in its entirety, already being hailed by music journalists worldwide as MACHINE HEAD‘s best offering to date.
MACHINE HEAD will join fans, friends and industry at all four events, each unique in its own way, but every one promises to be a night to remember. (** Please note, MACHINE HEAD will not be performing at any of the events.**)
Says vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn of the festivities, “There are listening parties being held for this release all over the world, but we felt that putting a handful of events together here in the States and attending them ourselves would be a great way to give our fans and friends across the country a chance to hear the album before its release, and us a chance to hang with all of them as that’s happening. We can’t wait!”
These events will be free to attend, but space is limited at some of these venues so please arrive early to ensure entry. Look for more details to come about additions to the festivities such as presenters, prize giveaways, etc. The dates for all four events are as follows:
Thursday, September 22
On The Rox (upstairs at The Roxy Theatre)
9009 West Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Presented by Full Metal Jackie – 10:00 p.m., 21 and over
Saturday, September 24
Last Rites Tattoo Theatre Gallery
511 West 33rd St., 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001
9:00 p.m., All Ages, refreshments will be served
Sunday, September 25
1315 West North Ave.
Chicago, Il 60622
Presented by The Chicago Metal Factory – 9:00 p.m., 21 and over.
Tuesday, September 27
Oakland Metro Operahouse
630 3rd St.
Oakland, CA 94607
8:00 p.m., all ages
“Unto The Locust”, will be made available on September 27 via the band’s longtime label Roadrunner Records. The CD was recorded at JingleTown Studios in Oakland, with frontman Robb Flynn producing, and it is sure to level anything and everything that happens upon its path. Flynn stated about the new album in an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, “I think we’ve really taken our music to the next level with this. We feel super-excited about it. I started taking some singing lessons with the guy who worked with Mick Jagger and Lady Gaga. And then I took some classical guitar. I wanted to feel like a beginner again and not be comfortable and see what that brought out. There’s definitely a big neoclassical vibe on the record between all the brutality.”
Metal Hammer magazine will release “Unto The Locust” in the U.K. with a special-edition fan pack. Complete with 132–page special issue with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the making of the new album, extensive interviews with every member, never-before-seen historic shots from the band’s personal collections, a guide to their custom rigs, and a diary of their massive Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour happening this summer, this is the ultimate companion to the long-awaited follow-up to “The Blackening”, Metal Hammer‘s “album of the decade.” And that’s not all. This exclusive fan pack also includes a 100% official patch, sticker sheet and poster. This is your chance to be part of MACHINE HEAD history!
Pre-order your copy of “Unto The Locust” at this location.