MACHINE HEAD: Sydney In-Store Appearance Announced

October 15, 2008

MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel and drummer Dave McClain will make an in-store appearance in Sydney, Australia at Billy Hydes Music Camperdown on Sunday, October 26 at 1 p.m., before their mammoth show at Acer Arena with SLIPKNOT. The guys will be signing autographs and unveiling the brand new Jackson Phil Demmel signature model guitar, the "Demmelition V". To coincide with the event Billy Hydes will be having a MASSIVE Jackson guitar sale, and all Jacksons will be between 5 and 50% off.

MACHINE HEAD vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn was recently interviewed by Andrew Haug of Triple J's "Full Metal Racket" (based in Australia). Listen to the interview in streaming audio at the Triple J web site: Windows Media, Real Media (NOTE: The first part of the Robb Flynn interview begins around the 46-minute mark). Check out the program's entire playlist at this location.

MACHINE HEAD has been confirmed for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 30 - August 1, 2009 in Wacken, Germany.

Roadrunner Records has revealed the details of the U.S. version of the special edition of "The Blackening", MACHINE HEAD's Grammy-nominated masterwork, which is due on October 28, 2008.

(Details of the European version of the special edition of "The Blackening", which will be available on October 27, can be found here.)

Hailed unanimously as the best metal album of 2007 by journalists, metal radio stations and fans alike, "The Blackening" earned a Grammy nomination for the fan-favorite track, "Aesthetics of Hate" and all the while MACHINE HEAD continue to earn "the hardest working band" title with over 19 months on the road in support of "The Blackening" (with five U.S. tours alone) and no signs of stopping soon.

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