Machine Head’s new album Of Kingdom and Crown is out now via Nuclear Blast Records. To celebrate the album’s release, front-man Robb Flynn recently played the new album exclusively on Primordial Radio, playing every track from the album, and talking about the inspirations, challenges and more behind Of Kingdom and Crown.
The broadcast is now available on-demand, listen here.
Order of Of Kingdom & Crown here.
Speaking about the new album to Primordial Radio, Robb Flynn states:
With this record, I had the time to write a concept, previously I’d never had time due to tours and deadlines. The biggest challenge of writing a concept was I had to feel a connection to it, when I originally started writing Of Kingdom and Crown, it was very much good guy v bad guy, good guy wins, a very American story ark.
It read well and was very poetic but I just felt like I was reading words off a page and then somewhere over the pandemic, my two teenagers re-connected me to anime which opened up a whole new world of imagination for the album and everything went from there.
Shout out to Primordial Radio and all the maniac listeners for letting me play the album in full!
Robb Flynn also spoke to Pete Bailey about the new album Of Kingdom & Crown, appearing at Bloodstock Festival as the secret band and how Electric Happy Hour has positively impacted the band.
Machine Head are due to be back in the UK later this month for the Electric Happy Hour tour and Vikings & Lionhearts Tour with Amon Amarth and The Halo Effect.
Grab Your Tickets To See Machine Head
31st – Glasgow, Garage – SOLD OUT
02nd Inverness, Ironworks
04th Aberdeen, Lemontree – SOLD OUT
05th Dundee, Fat Sams
06th Edinburgh, Liquid Room – SOLD OUT
Vikings & Lionhearts Tour 2022 with Amon Amarth & The Halo Effect
08th Nottingham, Arena
09th Cardiff, Arena
10th London, Wembley Arena
12th Manchester, Arena
13th Dublin, 3 Arena