San Francisco Bay Area metal titans Machine Head will release the highly anticipated new album "Catharsis" on January 26th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Today, the band has released a brand new track from the album entitled "Beyond The Pale" - check it out above. Pre-order the album at this location. “I feel like metal could really infiltrate the mainstream with this album. And it needs to... now more than ever. A lot of consideration went into making these songs more identifiable to a wider audience. Simplifying ideas, simplifying hooks, really concentrating on story-telling as opposed to ‘brutal poetry’ or whatever. And while I’d love to say it was all some grand plan, there was no ‘plan’” Robb Flynn adds laughing. “You never know where you’re going to end up whenever you start writing a record... you just write... but I tell ya what... we ended up with a landmark here. Whenever you finish an album, you always feel proud, but this time... we’ve got something really special. We can feel it. We know it. »Catharsis« could really elevate our genre." "Catharsis" was produced by Robb Flynn and recorded, mixed, and co-produced by Zack Ohren (Fallujah, All Shall Perish) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA. Mastering was handled by Ted Jensen (Hatebreed, Alice In Chains, Deftones) at Sterling Sound, New York, NY. Cover photography was created by Seanen Middleton.
The track listing is:
1. Volatile 2. Catharsis 3. Beyond The Pale 4. California Bleeding 5. Triple Beam 6. Kaleidoscope 7. Bastards 8. Hope Begets Hope 9. Screaming At The Sun 10. Behind A Mask 11. Heavy Lies The Crown 12. Psychotic 13. Grind You Down 14. Razorblade Smile 15. Eulogy Special edition bonus DVD track listing (filmed live at The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA, 2015):
1. Imperium 2. Beautiful Mourning 3. Now We Die 4. Bite The Bullet 5. Locust 6. From This Day 7. Ten Ton Hammer 8. This Is The End 9. Beneath The Silt 10. The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears 11. Darkness Within 12. Bulldozer 13. Killers & Kings 14. Davidian 15. Descend The Shades Of Night 16. Now I Lay Thee Down 17. Take My Scars 18. Aesthetics Of Hate 19. Game Over 20. Old 21. Halo