San Francisco Bay Area metal titans MACHINE HEAD have released a video for the song "Volatile". The track is the opening cut on the band's new album, "Catharsis", which was made available in January via Nuclear Blast. The clip, which was created by Fiaz Farrelly, was filmed earlier in the year during the U.K. leg of MACHINE HEAD's "Catharsis" tour.
"Volatile", featuring sociocritical lyrics, is dedicated to Heather D. Heyer, who lost her life during a protest against neo-nazism and white supremacy in Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017.
"The lyrics were written on the same day as Charlottesville," MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn revealed last year. "We watched that video of Heather Heyer getting run over and killed and I was just, like, 'What the fuck is going on, man?' You just got a snapshot of me pissed off and raw anger and frustration and confusion. White supremacists are marching every two weeks in the U.S. now and it's pretty fucking insane."
The follow-up to 2014's "Bloodstone & Diamonds", "Catharsis" was produced by Flynn and was recorded, mixed, and co-produced by Zack Ohren (FALLUJAH, ALL SHALL PERISH) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California. Mastering was handled by Ted Jensen (HATEBREED, ALICE IN CHAINS, DEFTONES) at Sterling Sound in New York. Cover photography was created by Seanen Middleton.
MACHINE HEAD recently announced the second leg of its North American tour in support of "Catharsis". The upcoming dates also include the six rescheduled dates from the first leg where Flynn contracted a severe viral bronchitis lung infection. The band will once again will be giving fans "An Evening With" MACHINE HEAD, playing over two and a half hours of classic and new material.