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Machine Head premiere video for stunning new track Catharsis

Metal Hammer cover stars Machine Head launch video for Catharsis - the title track from their upcoming studio album

Machine Head have released a video for their new song Catharsis.

It’s the title track from Robb Flynn and co’s upcoming studio album, which will arrive on January 26 via Nuclear Blast.

Speaking about the video, frontman Flynn says: “Catharsis was a tricky concept to translate to a visual. How do you express somebody’s catharsis? Frasier, the director brought up the Butoh Dance concept and it tied in so well into the idea of what catharsis could be.

“When the Butoh dancers began performing for the video, we were blown away – their expressions were so pained, almost horrifying and yet very sad. It was extremely moving.”

Machine Head have also released a making-of video showing the work that went into the shoot.

Flynn adds: “We love making videos now! There used to be a bunch of rules around what you could and couldn’t do in a music video. Most of it was a boring performance, with us pretending to play and sing the song, but now it’s like making a crazy whacked-out movie.

“You can get weird and strange and have a blast. We are super proud of how well this video tuned out.”

Catharsis is now available for pre-order.

Machine Head are the cover stars of the brand new issue of Metal Hammer magazine, which is on sale now.

The end of year special also features Avenged Sevenfold, Code Orange, Asking Alexandria, Arch Enemy – plus there’s a list of the 100 best albums of 2017 and much, much more!

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Jan 25: Mesa Nile Theater, AZ
Jan 27: Albuquerque Sunshine Theater, NM
Jan 29: San Antonio Aztec Theater, TX
Jan 30: Dallas Gas Monkey Live!, TX
Jan 31: Houston House Of Blues, TX
Feb 02: Birmingham Saturn, AL
Feb 03: Pensacola Vinyl Music Hall, FL
Feb 05: Orlando Plaza Live, FL
Feb 06: Atlanta Centerstage, GA
Feb 08: Philadelphia Theatre Of Living Arts, PA
Feb 09: New York PlayStation Theater, NY
Feb 10: Boston Paradise Rock Club, MA
Feb 11: Montreal Club Soda, QC
Feb 13: Toronto Danforth Music Hall, ON
Feb 14: Buffalo Town Ballroom, NY
Feb 15: Pittsburgh Stage AE, PA
Feb 16: Cleveland Agora Theatre, OH
Feb 17: Detroit Majestic, MI
Feb 20: Des Moines Woolys, IA
Feb 21: Madison Majestic, WI
Feb 22: Minneapolis First Avenue, MN
Feb 23: Chicago Concord Music Hall, IL
Feb 24: Sauget Pops, IL
Feb 27: Denver Summit Music Hall, CO
Mar 01: Las Vegas House Of Blues, NV
Mar 02: Los Angeles Fonda Theatre, CA
Mar 03: Oakland The Fox Theater, CA
Mar 05: Portland Roseland Theater, OR
Mar 06: Vancouver Commodore Ballroom, BC
Mar 07: Seattle Showbox Market, WA
Mar 22: Rouen Le 106, France
Mar 24: Paris Bataclan, France
Mar 26: La Rouchelle La Sirene, France
Mar 27: Cenon Rocjer De Palmer, France
Mar 29: Santiago De Compostela Sala Capital, Spain
Mar 30: Lisbon Coliseum, Portugal
Mar 31: Porto Coliseum, Portugal
Apr 02: Madrid Riviera, Spain
Apr 03: Seville Sala Custon, Spain
Apr 04: Malaga Sala Paris 15, Spain
Apr 06: Mislata Sala Republica, Spain
Apr 07: Barcelona Razzmatazz, Spain
Apr 08: Toulouse Bikini, France
Apr 09: Marseille Caberet Auletoire, France
Apr 12: Ciampino Orion, Italy
Apr 13: Trezzo Sull’adda Live Club, Italy
Apr 15: Lyon Tansbordeur, France
Apr 16: Lausanne Les Docks, Switzerland
Apr 17: Pratteln Z7, Switzerland
Apr 19: Vienna Gasometer, Austria
Apr 20: Budapest BNMC, Hungary
Apr 21: Munich TonHalle, Germany
Apr 22: Stuttgart Longhorn, Germany
Apr 24: Strasbourg Laiterie, France
Apr 25: Luxembourg City Den Atelier, Luxembourg
Apr 27: Munster Skaters Palace, Germany
Apr 28: Cologne Ewerk, Germany
Apr 29: Berlin Columbiahalle, germany
May 01: Copenhagen Vega, Denmark
May 02: Cothenburg Pustervik, Sweden
May 03: Oslo Rockefeller, Norway
May 05: Hamburg Grosse Freiheit, Germany
May 06: Groningen Oosterpoort, Netherlands
May 07: Tilburg )13, Netherlands
May 09: Hanover Capitol, Germany
May 10: Wiesbaden Schlachthof, Germany
May 11: Brussels AB, belgium
May 13: Southampton Guildhall
May 14: Cardiff University
May 15: Bristol O2 Academy
May 17: Birmingham O2 Academy
May 18: London Roundhouse
May 19: London Roundhouse
May 21: Nottingham Rock City
May 22: Newcastle O2 Academy
May 23: Glasgow O2 Academy
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