During the intro and outro of "Who We Are" on the recently finished Eighth Plague tour, Machine Head displayed fan testimonials on their projection screens that had been captured at that nights' show. The shots featured die hard fans that had stood in line for up to 10 hours before the doors opened, who, for their their dedication and passion, had their faces and messages shown on the three on-stage screens. They became known as The Faces of The Eighth Plague. Machine Head plans to continue doing this on their upcoming U.S. run, so be on the lookout!
The end of the year polls are in, and Machine Head's new album "Unto The Locust" has garnered Album Of The Year honors from Metal Hammer Germany and SiriusXM's Liquid Metal! The album also landed at #2 in both Revolver's "20 Best Albums of 2011" and Metal Hammer UK's "Best Albums of 2011"! And it doesn't stop there! Kerrang's "Critics' Top 101 Albums of 2011" put "Unto The Locust" at #3, The Guardian and Classic Rock magazine both named "Darkness Within" one of their "Songs Of The Year", with the latter placing the album at #15, Guitar World had it at #15 as well, and it even ended up on Decibel's "Top 40 Albums of 2011"!
Machine Head's 5th album "Through The Ashes Of Empires" was officially certified Silver in the United Kingdom on December 9th by the BPI (British Phonographic Industry)!