Machine Head have named their upcoming studio album Catharsis, and we can expect it to drop in January. Although no official date has been given, this is when the band are likely to drop their ninth studio effort.
In a statement on their Facebook page, the band said:
“It’s been far too long since we’ve demolished venues in America, we have had an awesome and productive break writing our new album “Catharsis”, but now it’s time for Machine Head to go melt some faces!! The reaction to our last “Evening With” tours in America were nothing short of incredible, so once again these dates will be “Evening With” and will see us performing 2 1/2 to 3 hours every night with no opening bands.
We LOVED performing as an “Evening With” for you Head Cases, and you guys loved it as well, the freedom to do whatever the fuck we wanted for as long as we wanted every night was liberating. It’s not what everyone else is doing, and frankly, there are not a lot of bands who could even pull it off, but Machine Head CAN pull it off, and we are excited as fuck to do it again. We are carving our own path here, playing by our own rules, and as an artist, it’s the best feeling in the world!
No festivals period, no 45 minute slots, no supporting some stupid DJ, no parking lots in a rain storm, The Head will only be “Headlining”, so come on down and rage!!
MACHINE HEAD recently wrapped up recording their 9th full-length album with Zack Ohren (FALLUJAH, ALL SHALL PERISH) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA. An official release date has yet to be confirmed, but a Jan. 2018 release is expected. More details to follow shortly.”
Frontman Robb Flynn talking about the new album on Twitter.
On top of that, they’ve also announced details of a world tour that is set to start in North America in January. Full tour-dates below:
25: Phoenix, AZ - Nile Theater
27: Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
29: San Antonio, TX - Aztec Theater
30: Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Live
31: Houston,TX – HOB
2: Birmingham, AL - Saturn
3: Pensacola, FL - Vinyl MH
5: Orlando, FL - Plaza Live
6: Atlanta, GA - Centerstage
8: Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
9: New York, NY - Playstation
10: Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
11: Montreal, QC - Club Soda
13: Toronto, ON - Danforth MH
14: Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
15: Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
16: Cleveland, OH - Agora
17: Detroit, MI - Majestic
20: Des Moines, IA - Woolys
21: Madison, WI - Majestic
22: Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
23: Chicago, IL - Concord MH
24: Saint Louis, MO - Pops
27: Denver, CO - Summit MH
1: Las Vegas, NV - HOB
2: Los Angeles, CA - Fonda
3: Oakland, CA - The Fox Theater
5: Portland, OR - Roseland
6: Vancouver, BC - Commodore
7: Seattle, WA - Showbox Market
To get in the mood, listen to their breakthrough debut album, Burn My Eyes, below.