TEN TON HAMMER, the famed MACHINE HEAD "cover band" that looks and sounds exactly like the real thing, played its first London show in ten years last night (Wednesday, June 6) at King's College. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below.
The setlist was as follows:
01. Ten Ton Hammer (extended original version)
02. Battery (METALLICA cover)
03. The Hellion (JUDAS PRIEST cover)
04. Hell Bent For Leather (JUDAS PRIEST cover)
06. A New Level (PANTERA cover)
07. Walk (PANTERA cover)
08. Fucking Hostile (PANTERA cover)
09. Everlong (FOO FIGHTERS cover)
10. Pearls Before The Swine (first-ever performance)
11. Sad Statue (SYSTEM OF A DOWN cover)
12. Hallowed Be Thy Name (IRON MAIDEN cover)
13. Bite The Bullet
14. Alan's On Fire (POISON IDEA cover)
15. Postmortem (SLAYER cover)
As previously reported, MACHINE HEAD is the final act confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 10-12 at Catton Hall in Walton On Trent, Derbyshire, England.
Fans will be given the unprecedented opportunity to influence MACHINE HEAD's setlist. Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the band's first-ever live performance at their roadie Mike "Scum"'s getting-evicted-from-his-house party — for which they performed five songs — the band will give Bloodstock ticket holders the opportunity to vote for the five "Burn My Eyes" songs they most want to hear MACHINE HEAD play during their headline set Saturday night, with the five that receive the most votes included in the set list (details to follow).
For more information, visit Bloodstock.uk.com.
MACHINE HEAD recently announced plans to film a video for the song 'Darkness Within' in the Czech Republic. The track comes off the band's new album, "Unto The Locust", which sold more than 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 22 on The Billboard 200 chart — putting MACHINE HEAD in the Top 25 for the first time in the band's 17-year history.