Get ready for the Black Tyranny Tour, featuring Machine Head, Arch Enemy, Throwdown and Sanctity - click HERE for dates and order your ticket today.

Unfortunately, Machine Head bassist Adam Duce will miss the Black Tyranny Tour in the U.S. due to a broken leg suffered while dirt biking in Redding, CA. Initially thought to be nothing more than a bad sprain, x-rays later confirmed the break, which required surgery to attach a steel plate and two screws to the broken bone. A disappointed Duce laments, "It sucks to be in this position, because we have such a killer tour set up for the end of the summer and now we'll have to find a replacement for me. I've never missed one show that this band has ever played up to this point and I never thought I would see the day when Machine Head would be playing and I wouldn't be on stage." The band are currently rehearsing with temporary bassist candidates and are in the final stages of selecting Duce's replacement, the details of which will be announced as soon as they are determined. All Black Tyranny dates in the U.S. will go on as scheduled, and Duce will be returning for the Australian and European legs of The Black Crusade Tour, beginning with the band's Loudpark date in Japan.

Machine Head's latest album, The Blackening, has already been voted the year's best at the Kerrang! Awards - the first of many kudos yet to come, so pick it up in stores today.

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