MACHINE HEAD have set "Hellalive" as the title for their forthcoming live album, due in early 2003 through Roadrunner Records.
"Hellalive" was mixed by Colin Richardson at Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire, England and is due to be mastered on Friday, Dec. 13.
The album, which was originally set to contain material recorded solely at the band's Dec. 8, 2001 show at the Brixton Academy in London, England, will now include two songs — "None But My Own", and "The Burning Red" — recorded during the band's performance at With Full Force festival on Jul. 7, 2002 in Leipzig, Germany. These tracks — which feature an appearance by VIO-LENCE/TECHNOCRACY guitarist Phil Demmel (who filled in on second guitar for the band's summer 2002 European dates) — are being included on the effort as replacements for "White Knuckle Blackout" and "Deafening Silence", both of which were performed during the Brixton set but ended up on the cutting-room floor after they were deemed sonically unusable.
The complete track listing for the album is as follows:
02. The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears
03. Ten Ton Hammer
05. Crashing Around You
06. Take My Scars
07. I'm Your God Now
08. None But My Own
09. From This Day
10. American High
11. Nothing Left
12. The Burning Red
The CD may also hold a live video of "The Burning Red" as an enhanced element.
MACHINE HEAD are currently writing and rehearsing material for their fifth studio album, which is not expected to surface before late 2003 at the earliest. Nearly 20 songs have been finished musically, with the band having recently demoed 12 of them in rough form.