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4/24/2007
 
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Machine Head: New Video To Premiere On 'Headbangers Blog'
October 4, 2007
According to MTV's Headbangers Blog, This Thursday (10/4), the HBB Blog will post the exclusive world premiere of the new Machine Head video for “Now I Lay Thee Down.”

The song was originally scheduled to be the first video from the band’s newest album, 'The Blackening', but Machine Head went with “Aesthetics of Hate” instead. According to a statement frontman Robert Flynn made in February, the band originally wanted to go with “Halo” or “Clenching the Fists of Dissent,” but both songs were way too long.

“We tried editing them, [but] both [are] 10 minutes, and it was just WACK,” Flynn said. “I mean where do you start? You literally have to cut out half the song. It just didn’t make sense as a song anymore.”

Machine Head are currently on the road as a part of "The Black Tyranny Tour", alongside co-headliners Arch Enemy, with Throwdown and Sanctity in support slots.
 
 
 
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Arch Enemy Debuts At #84 On Billboard
October 4, 2007
Swedish/German melodic death metallers Arch Enemy's new album, 'Rise of The Tyrant', debuted at #84 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. This surpasses the highly acclaimed 'Doomsday Machine' chart entry making it the band’s highest charting effort yet.

This accomplishment also marks another milestone for Century Media Records, who are celebrating consecutive top 100 Billboard debuts. Last week, Suicide Silence entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #94, which also marked the highest debut ever for a new Century Media artist.

Mike Amott (guitars) further comments: “It's amazing for an extreme metal band from Sweden to have such a strong debut on the Billboard Top 200 chart and we wanted to thank all of our fans for their undying support over the years. This is also a further testament to all of our non-stop touring and dedication to the U.S. territory and we are ecstatic to see all of that hard work payoff. We hope to see you all soon.”

In other news, the band recently completed a new video for the track, “Revolution Begins,” with acclaimed director Patric Ullaeus (In Flames, Lacuna Coil). Look for the clip to make its debut on the Headbangers Ball blog in the coming weeks.

Arch Enemy are also this week’s featured band on MTV News’ Metal File.

Arch Enemy are currently in the midst of “The Black Tyranny Tour,” a massive co-headlining North American trek with Machine Head, which also features Throwdown and Sanctity in the support slots.
 
 
 
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Arch Enemy Unleash New Album, Post New E-Card Online
September 26, 2007
A stunning new E-Card from Swedish/German melodic death metallers Arch Enemy is now available, which features a trailer for their new video “Revolution Begins,” a photo gallery, downloadable wallpaper and MySpace banner and the “Blood On Your Hands” MP3 track. Click the here check it out.

The group are currently in the midst of “The Black Tyranny Tour,” a massive co-headlining North American trek with Machine Head, which also features Throwdown and Sanctity in the support slots.

'The Black Tyranny Tour'
Dates:
(Arch Enemy w/ Machine Head, Throwdown, Sanctity)
09/26 Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
09/27 Evolution - Buffalo, NY
09/28 Opera House - Toronto, ON
09/29 The Medley - Montreal, QUE
10/01 House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
10/02 House of Blues - Chicago, IL
10/03 First Ave - Minneapolis, MN
10/05 Harpo's - Detroit, MI
10/06 Orbit Room - Grand Rapids, MI
10/07 Pops - St. Louis, MO
10/09 Gothic Theatre - Englewood, CO
10/10 Sunshine Theatre - Albuquerque, NM
10/12 The Warfield - San Francisco, CA
10/13 Avalon - Hollywood, CA
10/16 Starlite Room – Edmonton, Alb. (Headlining)
10/17 MacEwan Hall Ballroom – Calgary, Alb. (co-headlining w/Unearth)
 
 
 
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Arch Enemy Members Comment On 'Black Tyranny' Tour
September 14, 2007
The anticipation surrounding the new Arch Enemy album, 'Rise of The Tyrant', is at an all-time high as the group kicked off their massive co-headlining North American tour with Machine Head this past week. The trek, dubbed “The Black Tyranny Tour,” also features Throwdown and Sanctity in the support slots

The Black Tyranny Tour” also officially marks the return of Chris Amott (guitars) to the U.S. and brother Mike Amott (guitars) states: “So we are already a week into our co-headlining tour with Machine Head here in the U.S. I am loving the shows and the general vibe of this tour, lots of really cool and friendly people. We've been off the road for over six months and it's so good to be back. Especially with Chris back in the fold - he's been playing great and is excited about meeting our fans again, on and off the stage! Both Chris and I have some new killer toys from Randall (RM100 Amps and XL cabs) and Digitech (GSP1101), and it's a pure joy playing such awesome equipment - I can honestly say I have never been happier with my lead tone. So as the 'Black Tyranny Tour' rolls over North America we are looking forward to more great experiences out there. Hope to see you all soon.”

Angela Gossow (vocals) further comments: “Too many things happen every day. Before we arrived in the U.S. we shot two videos with Patric Ullaeus (In Flames, Lacuna Coil) in Gothenburg. The video for the song "Revolution Begins", is set in a huge gravel pit with plenty of pyros going off whilst we were playing. Until the wind changed and Daniel’s hair was no more – well, at least some of it. It kinda caught fire and literally melted down in a split second. Pretty, pretty scary!

“The next day, we shot a video for the track "I Will Live Again" in Patric's studio with me being tied back to the wall, fighting against the chains. I tore them right out of the wall and flew into the burning hot set lights in front of me. The result are a couple of 3rd degree burns on my forearms. Ouch! I will remember that one for quite awhile.”

Mike agrees: “Working with Patric Ullaeus for the first time was a blast! Patric was super professional and cool to work with. It was the most painless video shoot I have ever been a part of (luckily I didn't get burnt like Daniel and Angela). Be sure to check out our MySpace page to view some photos from the shoots and I can't wait to see the finished results.”

'Rise of The Tyrant' is set for a Sept. 25th release. The crushing opening track, “Blood On Your Hands,” is currently available on the band's MySpace page.

Arch Enemy w/ Machine Head, Throwdown, Sanctity:

09/14 Meridian - Houston, TX
09/15 House of Blues - New Orleans, LA
09/17 Club Firestone - Orlando, FL
09/18 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
09/19 Hooligans - Jacksonville, NC
09/21 Palladium - Worcester, MA
09/22 Nokia Theatre - New York, NY
09/23 Sonar - Baltimore, MD
09/24 Norva - Norfolk, VA
09/26 Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
09/27 Evolution - Buffalo, NY
09/28 Opera House - Toronto, ON
09/29 The Medley - Montreal, QUE
10/01 House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
10/02 House of Blues - Chicago, IL
10/03 First Ave - Minneapolis, MN
10/05 Harpo's - Detroit, MI
10/06 Orbit Room - Grand Rapids, MI
10/07 Pops - St. Louis, MO
10/09 Gothic Theatre - Englewood, CO
10/10 Sunshine Theatre - Albuquerque, NM
10/12 The Warfield - San Francisco, CA
10/13 Avalon - Hollywood, CA
10/16 Starlite Room – Edmonton, Alb. (Headlining)
10/17 MacEwan Hall Ballroom – Calgary, Alb. (co-headlining w/Unearth)
 
 
 
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Disney Forces Another Machine Head Cancellation
September 10, 2007
In a not-so-stunning move, The Walt Disney Company have once again pressured promoter Live Nation into canceling Machine Head's performance at a House of Blues venue on Disney property, this time in Orlando, a mere four days after the band's previous announcement called out the corporation for their underhanded tactics regarding the cancellation of Friday's House of Blues Anaheim show on 2 days notice.

While no one is willing to provide evidence that would prove unfavorable to Disney, sources close to events have suggested that once again, vague threats of liability, and now threats on job security may have been levied, successfully resulting in the show being moved off of Disney property.

As a result, the September 17th show has now been relocated to Club Firestone in Orlando, FL (located at 578 N. Orange Ave). All existing tickets will be redeemable for entry at Club Firestone, all Will Call pickups will now be available for pickup at the new venue, and all refund requests will be honored.

As they are not on Disney property and therefore not subject to the corporation's alleged coercionary tactics, the Dallas, New Orleans, Cleveland and Chicago House of Blues shows will go on as scheduled.

On behalf of all four bands on the bill, Machine Head wish to again extend their gratitude to Live Nation and the House of Blues for their poise and tolerance during these absurd developments.
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 2000
HOME TOWN: Asheville, North Carolina
MEMBERS:
Jared MacEachern - Vocals/Rhythm Guitar
Zeff Childress - Lead Guitar
Derek Anderson - Bass
Jeremy London - Drums

Rooted deep in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Sanctity is Appalachian Metal. Having combined influences ranging from American metal bands like Megadeth and Killswitch Engage to European metal bands like In Flames and At the Gates, Sanctity has created something uniquely their own. Sanctity formed in early 2000 and soon found their identity fusing transcontinental musical styles. Since their inception, the band has had a string of successful shows. In the past two years Sanctity has opened for several national acts, including Fear Factory, Still Remains, Mastadon, Trivium, Nile, Demon Hunter, Daylight Dies, Dead Poetic, Full Blown Chaos, and Still Naive.

After creating strong local buzz through powerful shows, Sanctity opened for Fear Factory and Trivium in late 2004. This show changed Sanctity forever. Matt Heafy (Trivium) saw something in this band and suggested recording an EP with Jason Suecof. This EP was given personally to Monte Conner of Roadrunner Records. After talks with Monte, he decided to see the band in person, and the rest is history.