Machine Head Drops New Song, Announces Concept Album

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Machine Head just announced From the Kingdom of the Crowna concept album that will feature the trio of songs that composed last year Arrows in the sky words EP as well as the beefy new single, “Choke on the Ashes of Your Hate”.

This new song appears second on the Of the kingdom and the crown track listing (seen at the bottom of the page under the album cover) and opens with some very frantic fretwork as principal Robb Flynn unloads another of his racy grooves.

Watch the music video for “Choke on the Ashes of Your Hate” below.

Commenting on the upcoming album, Machine Head’s first since the controversial 2018 release CatharsisFlynn said, “Thanks to my two teenage years, my family became obsessed with this awesome Japanese anime series called The attack of the Titans. The concept of the album was loosely inspired by the series in the sense that in the storyline there is no “good” or “bad”, the two characters believe that they are doing the right thing in this concerning their being, but make no mistake, both are committing acts of sheer atrocity and evil. The opening track ‘SLAUGHTER THE MARTYR’ is basically our #1 character’s origin story.”

Regarding the two main characters, a press release details them as follows:

  • Character #1 Ares: (pronounced Aries), our main, who loses the love of his life (Amethyst) and goes on a murderous rampage against the nefarious cult responsible for his murder.
  • Character #2 Eros: (pronounced Arrows) the abuser, who loses his mother to a drug overdose and later becomes radicalized. Eros explodes in depth by manifesting its own murderous madness.

Of the kingdom and the crown will be released on August 26 via Nuclear Blast/Imperium Recordings with a vinyl release date of November 25. Pre-order your copy here.

Alongside Flynn on this album are bassist Jared MacEachern, drummer Matt Alston and guitarist Vogg (Decapitated).

Machine Head, “Choke on the Ashes of Your Hate” Lyrics

Infidel weaponry, mass corrupt lies, poison everything
False conspiracy, soulless enemy, dead in plain sight
Look around and see the great decay
Violence turns the fearful into slaves

Strangulation
On the ashes of your
Hate
And it’s way too late
Look around and see, the great hypocrisy
Glistening inside its rotten cage

Sick society, lost in vanity, paid to die slowly
Forsaken lifeless, incarcerated soul, cutting like a knife
Pushing their vile venom down our throats like Klonopin
Force-feed their lies like medicine

Strangulation
On the ashes of your
Hate
And it’s way too late
Look around and see, the great hypocrisy
Glittering inside this rotten cage

Chaos Craters
Riots, anarchy
Anarchy abounds
We’re all hell bound
We are the damaged ones
Left with the damage done
We don’t care anymore
It’s the fucking war

Mutator Bastard
Bow down to your master
Dead men, no worries
Welcome the fury of hell

Mocking and penalizing, vexing and victimizing, starving refugee
Racial identity, burning you and me, ashes charm freedom
Lowing like a chained animal
Slaughter day only time will tell

Strangulation
On the ashes of your
Hate
And it’s way too late
Look around and see, the great hypocrisy
Glittering inside this rotten cage

Machine Head, “Choke on the Ashes of Your Hate” music video

machine head, Of the kingdom and the crown Album cover + track list

Mechanical, ‘Of Kingdom and Crown’

Nuclear Blast / Imperium Records

01. “MASSACRE THE MARTYR”
02. “CHOKE ØN THE ASHES ØF YOUR HATE”
03. “BECOME THE FIRESTØRM”
04. “ØVERDØSE”
05. “MY HANDS ARE EMPTY”
06. “UNHALLØWED”
07. “ASSIMILATE”
08. “KILL YOUR ENEMIES”
09. “NØ GODS, NØ MASTERS”
10. “BLØØDSHØT”
11. “ROTTEN”
12. “TERMINAL”
13. “ARRØWS IN WØRDS OF THE SKY”

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