Machine Head - Ulster Hall May 28

Thrash metal legends Machine Head have just announced details of an exclusive headline performance at The Ulster Hall, Belfast on May 28th 2012, supporting the release of their seventh studio LP "Unto The Locust".

Tickets priced from £25 + Booking Fee go on-sale this Friday March 16th from Ulster Hall Box Office, www.waterfront.co.uk, Ticketmaster outlets nationwide & www.ticketmaster.ie

And so it begins... 18 tracks of acapella vocals sung by guitarist and lead vocalist Robb Flynn to a haunting, sombre melody sung completely in Latin. The words he's singing? "Sangre Sani" (Blood Saint), "Bellator Inferni" (Warrior of Fire), "Caede" (Murder), "Edemarde" (Suicide) and ending with the whispered "death", accentuating part one of a three-movement Sonata in C# entitled "I Am Hell". The narrative within the language is goosebump-worthy subject matter; the tale of a female arsonist is played out in three movements after fellow shredder-in-arms, lead guitarist Phil Demmel suggested writing a song about an arsonist to Flynn.

As Flynn would discover in his research, "female arsonists are considered the monsters of the psychological field, because where man commits horrible acts out of anger or for control or domination, when a woman does so, the only explanation for this incomprehensible behavior... is love". As the eight-minute-plus opener fades out to the sounds of dual-classical guitar and cello one thing is very clear, Machine Head have every intention of carving their own path, marching forward with little concern for what other bands within their genre might be doing. With their seventh album Unto The Locust, Machine Head have fans and critics from around the globe swarming around them to witness the game-changing aural destruction that they are set to unleash.

For more see: www.machinehead1.com / www.shine.net / www.mcd.ie

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