Following the release of their 7th studio album entitled ‘Unto The Locust’ which was released here in Ireland during September, heavy metal legends Machine Head have announced some brand new Irish Tour Dates for 2012 which will see them visiting fans in Belfast and Dublin this coming May. Music Scene is delighted to reveal that Machine Head will be performing live on stage at The Ulster Hall in Belfast on Monday the 28th of May 2012, followed by The Olympia Theatre in Dublin on Wednesday the 30th of May 2012. Tickets for Machine Head live at The Ulster Hall Belfast and The Olympia Theatre Dublin will be on sale from Friday the 16th of March 2012 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Prices for each Machine Head show are listed below. Click here to buy tickets for Machine Head live at The Ulster Hall in Belfast and The Olympia Theatre in Dublin.
Tickets for Machine Head live at The Ulster Hall in Belfast on May 28th 2012 are priced from £27.50
Tickets for Machine Head live at The Olympia Theatre in Dublin on May 30th 2012 are priced from €33.50
And so it begins… 18 tracks of a capella vocals sung by guitarist and lead vocalist Robb Flynn to a haunting, sombre melody sung completely in Latin. The words he’s singing? “Sangre Sani” (Blood Saint), “Bellator Inferni” (Warrior of Fire), “Caede” (Murder), “Edemarde” (Suicide) and ending with the whispered “death”, accentuating part one of a three-movement Sonata in C# entitled “I Am Hell”. The narrative within the language is goosebump-worthy subject matter; the tale of a female arsonist is played out in three movements after fellow shredder-in-arms, lead guitarist Phil Demmel suggested writing a song about an arsonist to Flynn. As Flynn would discover in his research, “female arsonists are considered the monsters of the psychological field, because where man commits horrible acts out of anger or for control or domination, when a woman does so, the only explanation for this incomprehensible behavior… is love”.
As the eight-minute-plus opener fades out to the sounds of dual-classical guitar and cello one thing is very clear, Machine Head have every intention of carving their own path, marching forward with little concern for what other bands within their genre might be doing. With their seventh studio album ‘Unto The Locust’, Machine Head have fans and critics from around the globe swarming around them to witness the game-changing aural destruction that they are set to unleash.
The new Machine Head album was recorded over a few hard working months during 2011 in Jingletown Studios which is owned by Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day. ‘Unto The Locust’ is Machine Head’s first official LP release since ‘The Blackening’ which was released in 2007.
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