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  MACHINE HEAD RELEASE 'KILLERS & KINGS' 10" VINYL
14 March 2014



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With twenty plus years, seven critically acclaimed full-length releases and multiple world tours to their credit, few can deny that when it comes to Metal, Machine Head are one of the kings of the genre.

This summer Nuclear Blast Entertainment will have the privilege of releasing Machine Head's next full-length album, the band's debut for the label. In anticipation and to celebrate Record Store Day (April 19, 2014), a limited edition 10" featuring a demo version of a brand new track entitled "Killers & Kings" will be released.

Never heard or released before, Machine Head fans have been waiting for new music from the band for the last 3 years and 'Killers & Kings' does not disappoint. Side B of the release will also feature Machine Head covering two tracks by the southern CA hardcore outfit, Ignite.

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"I remember growing up in the thrash scene and always wanting to hear the demo version of songs," commented vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn. "You searched them out. Thankfully my buddy Jim was a big 'tape trader', and through trading we had both Metallica demos, Exodus demos, bootlegs of songs sometimes years before they came out.

"I knew how to play every note of Pleasure Of The Flesh by Exodus, easily 2 years before the record was out! My friends and I would debate the merits of each, but we all agreed, it was so much cooler to hear it BEFORE the album is out! So we're gonna do that for you. I can't wait for you guys to hear this stuff."

This limited edition 10" will also feature four alternate covers with two specific colours.

Machine Head are currently in the studio recording their eighth album for an early 2014 release, followed by a massive worldwide tour cycle.

Machine Head's most recent studio release, 2011's Unto The Locust, entered The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 22 - putting them in the Top 25 for the first time in the band's history. The album was the follow-up to the 2007 Grammy nominated metal milestone The Blackening, widely hailed as one of the finest Metal albums of the last decade, which led the band to an extensive three-year tour, sharing the stage with such heavy hitters as Slipknot and Metallica.

Killers & Kings 10" track listing:
Side One: Killers & Kings (demo version)
Side Two: Our Darkest Days/Bleeding (Ignite cover)

MACHINE HEAD ARE:
Robb Flynn - guitar, vocals
Dave McClain - drums
Phil Demmel - guitar
Jared MacEachern - bass, backing vocals






WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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