Supercharger was released in October, 2001, just weeks after the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks. The lead (and only) single "Crashing Around You", was pulled from MTV and rock radio just as soon as it was added despite being the "most added" track in the United States. The pull was a result of the metaphorical "crashing" lyric in the song and the burning San Francisco skyline in the video. Machine Head's support tour for the album was done without help from their label Roadrunner Records, and after the release of Hellalive to fulfill their contract, led the band to a two-year hiatus from the label's American branch. Supercharger was ill-timed, and, as a result of little promotion, fell far short of the success of The Burning Red, which has sold about 134,000 copies in the US to date. Supercharger has sold about 45,000 copies in the US to date, making it a commercial failure.
Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward
"Ten Fold" (from the Supercharger sessions)
"The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears" (live)
"Desire To Fire" (live)
The bonus track on several editions of Supercharger, "Hole In The Sky", originally appeared on Nativity in Black II. The two live tracks on the 18 track digipak were recorded on September 15, 1999 at Webster Hall, Hartford, Connecticut. These live tracks were previously released on Year of the Dragon.