“Machine Fucking Head Live”, the new live album from San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD, sold 3,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. It’s the band’s second live effort; “Hellalive” came out in 2003.
MACHINE HEAD‘s most recent studio album, “Unto The Locust”, 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.
“Machine Fucking Head Live” was recorded at various tour stops across the globe last year. It features songs from throughout the band’s expansive catalog, including crowd favorites like “Imperium”, “Aesthetics of Hate”, “Locust”, “Ten Ton Hammer”, “This is the End” and “Halo”.
“The Head Cases [MACHINE HEAD‘s nickname for the band’s fans] have been so intense on this tour cycle that we had to start capturing the shows, especially with technology making it so much easier to record,” said frontman Robb Flynn. “We culled some of the best nights where the band and crowd were on fire and made a badass, nearly two-hour, double live album, which is a great documentation of where the band is at, 18 years deep.”
“Machine Fucking Head Live” track listing:
01. I Am Hell (Sonata in C#)
02. Be Still And Know
04. Beautiful Mourning
05. The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears
07. This Is The End
08. Aesthetics Of Hate
10. Darkness Within
12. Ten Ton Hammer
13. Who We Are
“Machine Fucking Head Live” was mixed and mastered at Trident Studios in Pacheco, California by Juan Urteaga and Robb Flynn.
Flynn underwent successful surgery on November 14 at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, Minnesota to repair his double inguinal hernia.
He had planned to go under the knife in January 2013 after completing a North American tour with DETHKLOK, ALL THAT REMAINS and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. He had hoped to continue the trek despite extreme discomfort, but it became too difficult to carry on.
Flynn has returned home to California to recover, rest and recuperate. The band will rejoin the tour in Portland, Oregon on November 24.
MACHINE HEAD is currently seeking a new label home following the expiration of the band’s contract with longtime record company Roadrunner Records.