â€œNow We Dieâ€ is taken from the bandâ€™s Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut, which will be released on November 7 (Europe) and November 10, 2014 (N. America/UK) on several physical and digital formats. Pre-order the CD, limited edition mediabook, box set, vinyl or the exclusive premium MACHINE HEAD guitar edition here.
Also, pre-order the album now on iTunes here and receive the songs â€œNow We Dieâ€ and â€œKillers and Kingsâ€ instantly.
Bloodstone & Diamonds was once again produced by Robb Flynn himself and Juan Urteaga (TESTAMENT, VILE), and like the last 7 out of 8 albums, was masterfully mixed by Colin Richardson (CARCASS, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, SLIPKNOT, BEHEMOTH). Additional tracking, editing, and mixing was done with heavy metal legend Andy Sneap (EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, MEGADETH) who also launched his career co-mixing Machine Headâ€™s 2nd album â€œThe More Things Changeâ€, and Steve Lagudi.
â€œI cannot even begin to tell you how proud we are of this album,â€ comments frontman Robb Flynn. â€œIt’s been a heck of a ride, but man, this album is a milestone for us. You’re going to love it Head Cases.â€
â€œWithout getting too philosophical on ya, bloodstone and diamonds represent two of the hardest materials on earth, it is also a lyric from the opening track of the album â€˜Now We Dieâ€™. In many cultures the bloodstone has been used as an amulet to protect against evil, and is the symbol of justice. Diamonds and are hardest natural material on earth (which is how we feel about our music), and it also represents the diamond logo I drew 22 years ago (in my wife’s apartment on Dover St. in Oakland) that has become the symbol for the band.â€
1. Now We Die
2. Killers & Kings
3. Ghosts Will Haunt My Bones
4. Night Of Long Knives
5. Sail Into The Black
6. Eyes Of The Dead
7. Beneath The Silt
8. In Comes The Flood
9. Damage Inside
10. Game Over
11. Imaginal Cells (instrumental)
12. Take Me Through The Fire