With their seventh album ‘Unto The Locust’, Machine Head have fans and critics from around the globe swarming around them to witness the game-changing aural destruction that they are set to unleash. ‘Locust’ is a metaphor. Locusts fly in a swarm, but they can’t control which direction they fly; they float on the wind, they land, cause massive destruction, and then float away on the wind to leave you in the aftermath. It is is a metaphor for a type of person that sometimes comes into your life and has a similar effect.” says Robb Flynn. Unlike the titular insect which is prone to flying directionless, unable to control its flight, Machine Head has been on a steady and well-earned ascent for the better part of a decade. From their recent Grammy nomination to being hand-picked to open for Metallica in both the U.S. and Europe for a six month stretch, Machine Head’s record sales and tour numbers continue to grow even in the face of a crumbling music business. “It feels like the culmination of what we’ve been doing for the last 17 years: power grooves, patented Machine Head harmonics, crushing guitars and dark melodies, but taken to a new level!? Boy, he is so right.
Machine Head have become an invincible force which is clearly to be seen when they enter the stage, bound to devastate the entire place. We are very happy to present Machine Head to you at Metalcamp 2012!
So far these bands have been confirmed for 2012:
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
+ many more!