Machine Head have announced the details of their new album ‘ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN’ and it is surprisingly inspired by a popular Japanese Anime series.
It is set to be a concept album, based on the actions of two different characters making their way through a dystopian world, and the ways that their personal pursuits cross over.
Ares: “our lead, who loses the love of his life (Amethyst) and goes on a murderous rampage against the vile sect responsible for her murder.”
Eros: “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.”
Talking on the influence behind the album Robb Flynn said:
“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.”
‘ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN’ will be released on August 26 via Nuclear Blast x Imperium Recordings.
Tracklisting for the album:
01. SLAUGHTER THE MARTYR
02. CHØKE ØN THE ASHES ØF YØUR HATE
03. BECØME THE FIRESTØRM
05. MY HANDS ARE EMPTY
08. KILL THY ENEMIES
09. NØ GØDS, NØ MASTERS
13. ARRØWS IN WØRDS FRØM THE SKY
Listen to the first single off the album below, entitled ‘CHØKE ØN THE ASHES ØF YØUR HATE’ – yeah you know it’s a heavy one!