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2nd October 2012

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Bay Area Metal kings, Machine Head, are set to release a live album, 'Machine Fucking Head Live' on 12th November through Roadrunner Records.

The best way to experience the almighty Machine Head is in a live setting, and 12,000 lucky Metal fans did just that at the band's triumphant headline slot at this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival. The Bay Area band has established itself as one of the best live acts in the hard rock and metal world, bringing venues and crowds to their knees with flawless execution of their songs.

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Machine Head's second live effort; 'Hellalive' was released in 2003. Since then, nine years have passed and Machine Head have many more live favourites that aren't featured on 'Hellalive', so time was deemed ready for a new live document.

The band are affectionately known as "Machine Fucking Head" to their fans, as anyone attending one of their shows will be more than aware, so the album title was deemed fitting to speak directly to their rabid fanbase. 'Machine Fucking Head Live' was recorded at various tour stops across the globe last year. It includes songs from the band's expansive catalogue, including pit-stirring favourites such as 'Imperium', 'Aesthetics Of Hate', 'Locust', 'Ten Ton Hammer', 'This Is The End' and of course, 'Halo'.

"The Head Cases 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 bad ass, nearly two-hour, double live album, which is a great documentation of where the band is at 18 years deep."

Machine Head continue to support their latest masterwork, 2011's 'Unto the Locust'. The band embark on a US tour this Autumn with Dethklok, All That Remains and Black Dahlia Murder.

Check out the epic full-length version of their current video for 'Darkness Within' here:

'Machine Fucking Head Live' Tracklisting:
1. I Am Hell (Sonata in C#)
2. Be Still and Know
3. Imperium
4. Beautiful Mourning
5. The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears
6. Locust
7. This Is the End
8. Aesthetics of Hate
9. Old
10. Darkness Within
11. Bulldozer
12. Ten Ton Hammer
13. Who We Are
14. Halo
15. Davidian



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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