Bay Area metal gods, MACHINE HEAD, whose new album, 'The Blackening' was released yesterday (26th March) are set to play two additional shows around their appearance at this year's Download Festival (www.downloadfestival.co.uk). Tickets are on sale now for;
7th June – GLASGOW Academy (www.ticketweb.co.uk)
8th June – BELFAST Balmoral Hall (www.ticketmaster.ie)
Widely acknowledged as their best album to date, check out below what the British press have had to say about 'The Blackening', the band's sixth studio album in a career stretching over 13 years.
“Machine Head have produced their masterpiece.” – KKKKK – Kerrang!
“Not just the finest album of their career, this is Machine Head's victory address. 'The Blackening is absolutely fucking stunning.” – 10/10 – Metal Hammer
“This is Machine Head's finest hour since 'Burn My Eyes' and it may prove to be their greatest ever.” – 9/10 – Rocksound
Even British tabloid newspaper, The Sun acknowledges the album's supremacy, marking it 5/5 and claiming “The Blackening is in every sense an epic, a classic in fact.” Likewise, industry journal Music Week states “The Blackening is their finest to date.”
'The Blackening' is also available in a limited edition featuring an extra track; the band's version of the Metallica classic, 'Battery', plus an additional DVD featuring a documentary 'making of the album' and a collector's slipcase.