The onslaught that is "The Black Tyranny Tour" begins Friday, September 7th and will rip a swath across North America well into October!  With Machine Head and Arch Enemy both performing full headlining sets and Throwdown and Sanctity supporting, you won't want to miss this tour!

Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn states "Man, it's just an endless stream of good news here in Machine Head-land, we are so fucking stoked to be going out with some of our favorite bands, here in the U.S., on what is sure to be THE most brutal metal tour of the Fall!  Machine Head, Arch Enemy, Throwdown and Sanctity are going to bring the pain to you motherfuckers, and carnage will have no rules on this tour.  Beware The Black Tyranny!!!"

Arch Enemy's Angela Gossow adds, "Arch Enemy teaming up with Machine Head in the U.S. is a big FUCK YOU to everybody who dwells in the past!  We certainly aren't!  Instead we're looking forward to crushing the U.S. together and leaving nothing but a tangled wreck of molten metal in our wake!"

Gossow continues, "As an added bonus for Arch Enemy fans, this will be the first time in three years that the (recently reunited) Amott brothers will be bringing their insane dual-guitar shredding to American soil!  I am very excited to get back on stage and celebrate the sheer power of extreme music, all wrapped up in this fantastic tour package!"

                       "Let freedom ring with a METAL blast!!!"

The Black Tyranny Tour promises night after pummeling night of power from some of metal's finest.  From the first note to the last, The Black Tyranny Tour will be spoken of long after it crushes your town, so if there is one show this year that you can't afford to miss, this is it.  Prepare, The Black Tyranny is coming your way!

Machine Head's latest and possibly the best metal album ever is The Blackening, available for download here

Confirmed dates... More to follow.

Fri/Sep-07  ANAHEIM, CA                       HOUSE OF BLUES

Sat/Sep-08  LAS VEGAS,NV                    JILLIAN'S

Sun/Sep-09  SAN DIEGO, CA                 SOMA

Tues/Sep-11  TUSCON,AZ                      RIALTO THEATRE

Thurs/Sep-13  DALLAS,TX                     HOUSE OF BLUES

Fri/Sep-14  HOUSTON,TX                      MERIDIAN

Sat/Sep-15  NEW ORLEANS,LA              HOUSE OF BLUES


Tue/Sep-18  ATLANTA, GA                     MASQUERADE


Fri/Sep-21  WORCESTER, MA                 PALLADIUM

Sat/Sep-22  NEW YORK, NY                   NOKIA THEATRE

Sun/Sep-23  BALTIMORE, MD                 SONAR

Mon/Sep-24  NORFOLK, VA                     NORVA

Wed/Sep-26  PHILLY, PA                        TROCADERO

Thu/Sep-27  BUFFALO, NY                      EVOLUTION

Fri/Sep-28  TORONTO, ON                      OPERA HOUSE

Sat/Sep-29  MONTREAL                          THE MEDLEY

Mon/Oct-01  CLEVELAND, OH                 HOUSE OF BLUES

Tue/Oct-02  CHICAGO, IL                       HOUSE OF BLUES

Wed/Oct-03  MINNEAPOLIS, MN            FIRST AVE

Fri/Oct-05  DETROIT, MI                        HARPOS

Sat/Oct-06  GRAND RAPIDS, MI            ORBIT ROOM

Sun/Oct-07  ST. LOUIS, MO                   POPS

Tue/Oct-09  ENGLEWOOD,CO                GOTHIC THEATRE



Sat/Oct-13  HOLLYWOOD,CA                 AVALON