MACHINE FUCKING HEAD, MACHINE FUCKING HEAD, and so on. The Bay Area giants are rolling nicely towards the release of their ninth studio record Catharsis from which they've released a brand new track! You can check out the explosive Beyond The Pale below!

Commenting on the new album, which is set to be released on 26th January via Nuclear Blast Entertainment, Robb Flynn offered up his thoughts - "There are a lot of special songs on this record. I've never really felt like, 'Wow, we've got something really special here!' before, but this time I can feel it. I know it. I know some people aren't gonna dig it and that's always the case, so who cares? I dig it."

Machine Head will be on tour across the UK in May next year:

Sun 13th May - SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall
Mon 14th May - CARDIFF University
Tue 15th May - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Thu 17th May - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Fri 18th May - LONDON Roundhouse
Sat 19th May - LONDON Roundhouse
Mon 21st May - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Tue 22nd May - NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Wed 23rd May - GLASGOW O2 Academy
Fri 25th May - MANCHESTER Academy

Tickets for all dates are on sale NOW. Note that these shows will be in the 'An Evening With...' format with no support acts and extended live sets. Considering their current stance on playing the festival circuit at the moment, these dates will be your only opportunity to check the band out live in the UK next year, so yeah get those tickets locked down! Please ensure you use official outlets when making your purchase.

Right then, warm up those neck muscles and bounce your head to BEYOND THE PALE: