MACHINE HEAD have released a brand new music video!
The new music video, for the track Catharsis, is the title track from the band’s upcoming ninth studio album which is scheduled to be released in January next year. Speaking about the new music video, frontman Robb 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. And man, 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. On a personal level, I related to this aspect. My Uncle Jimmy lived with us for years when I was growing up. He had experienced some pretty severe drug testing when he was younger and didn’t come out of it very well. For the rest of his life, he would do things like not eat for 7 days straight and talk to Jesus all day. It was a trip to grow up with that at home. So we took these disparate elements and turned it into a cinematic/psychedelic visual to express that sentiment. I tell ya what man… 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!!”
Watch the official music video for Catharsis here:
Alongside the release of the new music video you can view both the track list and artwork for the upcoming album. The album’s cover photography was created by Seanen Middleton.
3. Beyond The Pale
4. California Bleeding
5. Triple Beam
8. Hope Begets Hope
9. Screaming At The Sun
10. Behind A Mask
11. Heavy Lies The Crown
13. Grind You Down
14. Razorblade Smile
Following the release of the new album in January, MACHINE HEAD will be returning to the UK in May for a headline run of shows. Tour dates are as follows:
Sun 13th May – SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall
Mon 14th May – CARDIFF University
Tue 15th May – BRISTOL O2 Academy
Thu 17th May – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Fri 18th May – LONDON Roundhouse
Sat 19th May – LONDON Roundhouse
Mon 21st May – NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Tue 22nd May – NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Wed 23rd May – GLASGOW O2 Academy
Fri 25th May – MANCHESTER Academy
Catharsis is set for release on January 26th via Nuclear Blast Records.
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