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MACHINE HEAD Crack Sales Charts Around the Globe with “Bloodstone & Diamonds”

Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD have been tearing up the sales charts all over the globe with the release of their new album, Bloodstone & Diamonds! In the U.S. alone, the band sold around 18,200 copies in its first week of release to debut at position #21 on The Billboard 200 chart making it their biggest first week sales and chart position in history and their 4th album in-a-row to have an upward momentum. Comparatively, the band’s Unto The Locust (2011) opened with around 17,000 units to land at #22, The Blackening (2007) registered a first-week tally of just under 15,000 to enter the chart at #54, and Through The Ashes Of Empires (2004) premiered with less than 12,000 copies to debut at #88.

Comments Robb Flynn: “Bloodstone & Diamonds is MACHINE HEAD’s first ‘global’ hit record, bullying its way into the Top 20 in pretty much every territory around the world, with a handful of Top 40’s, and more than a few TOP 10 chart positions WORLDWIDE! In the US, it’s our 4th album in-a-row to sell more than, (and chart higher than), the previous album, and all at a time in which CD sales have continually dropped an average of 40% between each of our releases.”

“AND, most importantly, it was done with Nuclear Blast Entertainment, a completely 100% independently owned and operated record label. That’s right, MACHINE HEAD had better first week sales on an independent label, than we did with the last 3 albums, all of which were through a major label! I cannot stress that enough!

Chart positions around the globe include:

Austria #6
Australia #10
Canada #25
Canada (Hardchart) #3
Germany #6
Finland #18
France #29
Ireland (Indie) #4
Sweden #31
Sweden (Rock/Metal) #3
Switzerland #7
UK #18
UK (Indie) #1
UK (Rock) #3
United States #21
United States (Hardcharts) #2

Bloodstone & Diamonds was produced by Robb Flynn and Juan Urteaga and masterfully mixed by Colin Richardson and Andy Sneap, with additional tracking, editing, and mixing done with Steve Lagudi.

Bloodstone & Diamonds track listing:

01. Now We Die
02. Killers & Kings
03. Ghosts Will Haunt My Bones
04. Night Of Long Knives
05. Sail Into The Black
06. Eyes Of The Dead
07. Beneath The Silt
08. In Comes The Flood
09. Damage Inside
10. Game Over
11. Imaginal Cells (Instrumental)
12. Take Me Through The Fire

MACHINE HEAD will headline an exclusive “Evening With” tour starting this January, which will span all across North America! No support bands. No locals. Just a crushing two-hour set of pure fucking MACHINE HEAD!!!

Confirmed dates are as follows:

01/16/2015 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
01/18/2015 Farmington, NM – Top Deck
01/20/2015 Austin, TX – Red 7
01/21/2015 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar and Grill
01/22/2015 Houston,TX – Fitzgeralds
01/23/2015 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
01/25/2015 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
01/26/2015 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
01/28/2015 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
01/29/2015 Philadelphia. PA – Underground Arts
01/30/2015 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
01/31/2015 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
02/03/2015 Montreal, QC – Corona Theater
02/04/2015 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theater
02/05/2015 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
02/07/2015 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr Smalls
02/08/2015 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
02/09/2015 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom
02/10/2015 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
02/11/2015 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
02/12/2015 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
02/13/2015 Minneapolis/ St Paul, MN – Mill City Nights
02/14/2015 St Louis, MO – Fubar
02/15/2015 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
02/17/2015 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
02/19/2015 Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl / Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
02/20/2015 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
02/21/2015 San Francisco, CA – Regency Center Grand Ballroom
02/24/2015 Seattle, WA – Neumos
02/25/2015 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw
02/27/2015 Calgary, AB – Flames Central
02/28/2015 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
03/01/2015 Saskatoon, SK – Obrian’s Event Centre
03/02/2015 Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre
03/04/2015 Minot, ND – The Original
03/06/2015 Missoula, MT – Stage 112
03/07/2015 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory

**more dates to come**

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