Bay Area heavy metal band Machine Head have announced their upcoming album titled ØF KINGDOM AND CROWN. It will be released on August 26 via Nuclear Blast and Imperium Recordings.
The 13-track album is set in a demolished dystopian wasteland where the sky is painted crimson red. The songs revolve around two characters – Ares and Eros – the former of whom has lost his partner, Amethyst, and is on a rampage to find the person responsible for her murder. Meanwhile, Eros, who murdered Amethyst, mourns his dead mother and goes on a killing spree.
The lyrics of each track on the album explain how the lives of the two characters intertwine. The band also revealed their first single from the album, titled “CHØKE ØN THE ASHES ØF YØUR HATE”.
“Thanks to my 2 teenagers, my family became obsessed with this awesome Japanese anime series called The attack of the Titans. The concept of the album was loosely inspired by the series in the sense that in the script, there is no “good” or “bad”, the two characters believe that they are doing the right thing. when it comes to their being, but make no mistake, both commit acts of sheer atrocity and evil. The opening track “SLAUGHTER THE MARTYR” is basically our #1 character’s origin story.
ØF KINGDOM ØM AND CROWN
List of tracks:
1. MURDER THE MARTYR
2. SMOOTH ØN THE ASHES ØF YOUR HATE
3. BECOME THE FIRESTØRM
5. MY HANDS ARE EMPTY
8. KILL YOUR ENEMIES
9. NØ GODS, NØ MASTERS
13. ARROWS IN SKYWORDS
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