Revolver has teamed with Machine Head for an exclusive vinyl variant of their new album, ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN. Only 500 made — order yours now!
Machine Head's 2021 EP, Arrows in Words From the Sky, found the long-running Bay Area metal stalwarts making some of the most brutal music of their career — a good omen for their upcoming full-length, ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN. Today (April 12th), bandleader Robb Flynn and his cohorts — guitarist Wacław "Vogg" Kiełtyka (also of Decapitated), bassist Jared MacEachern and drummer Matt Alston — offered up the LP's lead single, "CHØKE ØN THE ASHES ØF YØUR HATE," and it does not disappoint. If you're looking for a ten-ton hammer of Machine Fuckin' Head heaviness, look no further. Blast the thrashy cut above via its cinematic music video.
Adding to the album's heft, ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN is a concept record with characters and a full-fledged narrative. According to the official summary, "The crux of the story is based on 2 main characters: Character #1 Ares: (pronounced Aries), our main, who loses the love of his life (Amethyst) and goes on a murderous rampage against the vile sect responsible for her murder. Character #2 Eros: (pronounced Arrows) the perpetrator, who loses his mother to a drug overdose and becomes radicalized in the aftermath. Eros goes off the deep end manifesting his own killing spree."
Flynn commented, "Thanks to my two teenage boys my family has become obsessed with this awesome Japanese anime series called Attack on Titan. The album's concept was loosely inspired by the series in the sense that in the storyline, there is no 'good' or 'bad' guy, both characters believe they're doing the right thing as it applies to their being, but make no mistake, both are committing acts of pure atrocity and evil. The opening track 'SLAUGHTER THE MARTYR' is basically our character #1's origin story."
ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN is up for pre-order in an array of collectible formats, including a Revolver-exclusive "beer" colored vinyl variant. (CDs, Digipak, cassettes and all digital formats will be available on August 26th, with vinyl editions due out November 25th.) It's limited to 500 — score yours now before they're gone!
ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN tracklisting:
1. SLAUGHTER THE MARTYR
2. CHØKE ØN THE ASHES ØF YØUR HATE
3. BECØME THE FIRESTØRM
5. MY HANDS ARE EMPTY
8. KILL THY ENEMIES
9. NØ GØDS, NØ MASTERS
13. ARRØWS IN WØRDS FRØM THE SKY