MACHINE HEAD will support metal icons IRON MAIDEN, along with MOTÖRHEAD and MASTODON, at Rome's Olympic Stadium on June 20. The star-studded lineup is but one of many great MACHINE HEAD dates in Europe this summer, including the U.K.'s Download, Germany's Rock am Ring and Rock im Park, Sweden's prestigious Metaltown festival, Denmark's Roskilde, Holland's Fields of Rock and a number of headlining dates with support coming from the mighty KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, LAMB OF GOD, TYPE O NEGATIVE, MASTODON and CHIMAIRA.

For a list of upcoming MACHINE HEAD tour dates, click here.

As previously reported, MACHINE HEAD's "The Blackening" has entered the Italian album chart at position No. 55. The CD was officially released in Italy on April 13.

"The Blackening" first-week chart positions:

Germany: #12
Belgium: #12
Australia: #14
UK: #16
Sweden: #19
Ireland: #23
Netherlands: #29
France: #36
USA: #54
Italy: #55

"The Blackening" sold just under 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at No. 54 on The Billboard 200 chart. This marks MACHINE HEAD's highest Billboard chart number ever.

MACHINE HEAD's last album, "Through the Ashes of Empires", opened with less than 12,000 copies back in April 2004 to land at No. 88 on the Billboard chart.


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