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Machine Head > The Blackening > 2008, 2CD + DVD, Roadrunner Records (Special edition, 3-Disc Set)
Machine Head - The Blackening
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The Blackening

Machine Head

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
October 27th, 2008
Catalog ID:
RR 8 016-5
Version desc.:
Special edition, 3-Disc Set
Label:
Roadrunner Records
Format:
2CD + DVD
Reviews:
28 reviews (avg. 65%)
Disc 1 (CD)
1. Clenching the Fists of Dissent 10:35   Show lyrics
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2. Beautiful Mourning 04:49   Show lyrics
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3. Aesthetics of Hate 06:34   Show lyrics
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4. Now I Lay Thee Down 05:34   Show lyrics
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5. Slanderous 05:17   Show lyrics
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6. Halo 09:03   Show lyrics
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7. Wolves 09:04   Show lyrics
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8. A Farewell to Arms 10:12   Show lyrics
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Disc 2 (CD)
1. Hallowed Be Thy Name (Iron Maiden cover) 07:28  
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2. Alan's On Fire (Poison Idea cover) 03:59  
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3. Negative Creep (Nirvana cover) 02:40  
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4. Seasons Wither 06:15  
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5. My Misery 04:38  
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6. House of Suffering (Bad Brains cover) 02:09  
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7. The Possibility of Life's Destruction (Discharge cover) 01:26  
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8. Ten Ton Hammer (extended original mix) 05:06  
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9. Hole in the Sky (Black Sabbath cover) 03:32  
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10. Colors (Ice-T cover) 04:41  
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11. Hard Times (live) (Cro-Mags cover) 02:02  
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12. Halo (I Want Your Soul) (demo 2005) 06:34  
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13. Aesthetics of Hate (Thrash-Terpiece) (demo 2005) 04:49  
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  55:19  
Disc 3 (DVD)
1. Clenching the Fists of Dissent (live) 08:47   Show lyrics
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2. Now I Lay Thee Down (live) 05:31   Show lyrics
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3. Halo (live) 09:20   Show lyrics
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4. Aesthetics of Hate (live) 06:11   Show lyrics
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5. Davidian (live) 06:36   Show lyrics
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6. Imperium (live) 06:09   Show lyrics
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7. Old (live) 05:02   Show lyrics
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8. A Thousand Lies (live) 07:08   Show lyrics
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9. The Rage to Overcome (live) 04:34   Show lyrics
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10. Death Church (live) 05:43   Show lyrics
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11. Blood for Blood (live) 05:54   Show lyrics
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12. Halo 05:09  
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13. Making of "Halo" 06:31  
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14. Now I Lay Thee Down 05:36  
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15. Making of "Now I Lay Thee Down" 04:53  
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16. Aesthetics of Hate 06:09  
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17. Making of "Aesthetics of Hate" 03:25  
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Original line-up
Band members
Robb Flynn Vocals, Guitars, Songwriting, Lyrics
Phil Demmel Guitars (lead), Songwriting (tracks 1, 2, 4-8), Lyrics (track 8)
Dave McClain Drums, Songwriting (tracks 1, 6)
Adam Duce Bass, Vocals (backing), Songwriting (tracks 6, 7), Lyrics (tracks 3, 8)
Miscellaneous staff
Deanna Alcorn Design
Vincent Wojno Engineering (additional), Pro Tools editing
Lee Slater Engineering (assistant)
Matt Hyde Mixing
Mark Keaton Engineering
Eddy Schreyer Mastering
Rohan Onraet Engineering (assistant)
Alex Solca Photography
Robb Flynn Producer
Colin Richardson Producer, Mixing
Additional line-up
Band members
Adam Duce Bass
Dave McClain Drums
Phil Demmel Guitars
Robb Flynn Vocals, Guitars
Original line-up
Robb Flynn Vocals, Guitars, Songwriting, Lyrics
Phil Demmel Guitars (lead), Songwriting (tracks 1, 2, 4-8), Lyrics (track 8)
Dave McClain Drums, Songwriting (tracks 1, 6)
Adam Duce Bass, Vocals (backing), Songwriting (tracks 6, 7), Lyrics (tracks 3, 8)
Additional line-up
Adam Duce Bass
Dave McClain Drums
Phil Demmel Guitars
Robb Flynn Vocals, Guitars
Original line-up
Deanna Alcorn Design
Vincent Wojno Engineering (additional), Pro Tools editing
Lee Slater Engineering (assistant)
Matt Hyde Mixing
Mark Keaton Engineering
Eddy Schreyer Mastering
Rohan Onraet Engineering (assistant)
Alex Solca Photography
Robb Flynn Producer
Colin Richardson Producer, Mixing
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Issued in a foldout 6-panel Digipak, with imprinted worn-out look and 16-page booklet.

Note on sticker:
"Special Edition 3-Disc CD/DVD Set Features:
-13 bonus tracks of B sides/rarities
-11 live performances
-The making of The Blackening
-3 music videos with behind-the-scenes footage".

Disc 2:
Track 1 taken from Kerrang! Maiden Heaven: A Tribute to Iron Maiden, 2008.
Track 2 taken from the Burn My Eyes European special edition, 1994.
Track 3 taken from the Take My Scars European single, 1997.
Track 4 taken from the Through the Ashes of Empires U.S. edition, 2004.
Track 5 taken from the The More Things Change... European digipak, 1997.
Track 6 taken from The Burning Red Japanese edition, 1999.
Track 7 taken from The More Things Change... European digipak, 1997.
Track 9 taken from Nativity in Black II: A Tribute to Black Sabbath, 2001.
Track 10 taken from the The More Things Change... European digipak, 1997.
Track 11 taken from the Old European single, 1995.
Track 8, 12, 13 previously unreleased

Recording information:

Recorded at Sharkbite Studios, Oakland, California, August-November, 2006.
Mixed at Strongroom Studios and Metropolis Studios, London, United Kingdom, November-December, 2006.
Additional engineering and Pro Tools editing at VIP Studios, West Oakland, California.
Mastered at Oasis Mastering, Burbank, California.

Disc 3 (DVD):
Tracks 1-3 recorded live at With Full Force, 2008.
Tracks 4, 5 recorded live at Rock in Rio, 2008.
Tracks 6, 7 recorded live at Download festival, 2007.
Tracks 8-11 recorded live during the Burn My Eyes 10th Anniversary tour, 2004. Filmed at Theatre of the Living Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on August 8, 2004.

Identifiers:

Barcode: 0 16861 80165 6
Matrix / Runout (CD 1): manufactured by optimal media production A782516-01
Mastering SID Code (CD 1): ifpi L571
Mould SID Code (CD 1): IFPI 9713
Matrix / Runout (CD 2): manufactured by optimal media production A847886-02
Mastering SID Code (CD 2): ifpi L572
Mould SID Code (CD 2): IFPI 9713
Matrix / Runout (DVD): manufactured by optimal media production D845516-01
Mastering SID Code (DVD): ifpi L573
Mould SID Code (DVD): IFPI 9738
Rights Society: Stemra
Rights Society: ASCAP
Rights Society: BMI
Label Code: LC 09231

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