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Controversial 2001 Album "Supercharger" To Comprise Machine Head's Summer Festival Setlist; Band Cites Belated 10th Anniversary
Machine Head has issued the following statement through Roadrunner Records:
“We could not be more stoked about the overwhelming love and support we’ve received over the past six months since we put out [latest studio album “Unto The Locust”]. “Through The Ashes Of Empires”  was literally a new start for the band, and things have only skyrocketed from there. Ten years ago, we wouldn’t have dreamed we’d be getting Grammy-nominated for “The Blackening”  or winding up on everybody’s year-end list for “Locust.” Now, looking back, it’s really a dream come true.
“That’s why we felt it was necessary to commemorate an overlooked segment of Machine Head’s history, an experimental and controversial period that wound up sparking our rebirth. “Supercharger” has been misunderstood by most metal fans – and disagreed upon by members of the band to this day – since we put it out in the fall of 2001, and some would say it’s not worth a tenth anniversary, but you know what? Fuck it! Machine Head sprung from thrash roots, which have always had a real punk vibe and attitude. So what could be more punk rock than defying expectations by performing the entire album, front to back, at our festival gigs this summer? 2002 was a low point for us, but remembering the bittersweet, tough times along with the good is what keeps us creative and strong.”
Machine Head are set to appear at several major European metal festivals this upcoming summer, including Download, Graspop, and Hellfest, where – according to the above statement and a confirmation from Roadrunner – their setlist will consist of all fourteen tracks of their 2001 release “Supercharger.”
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