Disappointing news out of the Machine Head camp this week as the band has announced that they will be postponing their entire Fall North American tour with Battlecross and Epica so that they may finish up production on their upcoming record.
Machine Head is set to release their 8th album, Bloodstone & Diamonds (their first for Nuclear Blast Entertainment), on Nov 7th in Europe and Nov 10th in the U.S. and UK, but apparently their is still some work to be done in order to meet those dates.
The band announced the decision via their Facebook Page:
It is with great disappointment that Machine Head must announce the postponement of our North American tour this fall. Our new album “Bloodstone & Diamonds” has taken longer to complete than expected and we had to make the difficult choice to either delay the album, let it go out as incomplete, or cancel the tour in order to properly finish and promote the album in the caliber it needs to be done. We decided postponing the tour was the best decision for the record.
We feel this record is a milestone, we feel we have something truly special here, but getting there has been a challenge. Our vocalist / guitarist Robb Flynn just returned from a press tour where he was playing rough mixes and incomplete versions of songs for the press just to try and keep everything on time for our November release date.
Refunds will be available for tickets at point of purchase.
Look out for rescheduled American tour dates for the beginning of the year.
All scheduled European tour dates will remain as scheduled.
Stay tuned to GoD for any further Machine Head updates and a full review of Bloodstone and Diamonds as soon as we can get our hands on it.