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Machine Head To Record New Album In February

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Machine Head signed with Nuclear Blast back in October, and now the band has issued the following update about gearing up to enter the recording studio:

"As you may have noticed there aren't any, 'hey, were in the recording studio' updates happening. That's because were not!

"A few Journals ago I said we'd hit the studio at end of October, and while we tried our damnedest to make that deadline, the fact is, we weren't ready.

"We started writing in January of this year but between the bassist auditions, teaching Jared all the old tunes, rehearsing for headline dates, doing Mayhem, getting Jared up to speed on the new tunes, and back into writing mode in September, we just didn't have the songs yet. We probably only wrote music for 4 out of those 9 months, if we went in, it would have been rushed.

"This is an important record for us. With a new label, a new member, and this being the follow up to 'Locust' all eyes are on us. This record cannot be rushed or hurried, it needs to be great. It needs to be classic Machine Head. It needs to be a timeless album.

"Our new label, Nuclear Blast agreed and said 'hey, if it comes out in April or August, who cares? In 5 years, they're only going to remember if it's great or not.' It was refreshing and we were grateful that's how they felt.

"We are now going in the studio the first week of February, 2014.

"We already have 5 or 6 song demoed, some are in more finished stages than others, so we'll continue demoing through the New Year. Shit, who am I kidding? We’ll probably be demoing up until the day before we hit the studio, LOL! Thanks for the patience my friends."

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1. zumbi writes:

Can't wait. Love MH. Locust was a great album, but I thought the Blackening was a masterpiece that would be hard to beat. I'll be interested to hear the new material since Adam Duce has left. Hopefully They don't lose too much without him, especially since he was the last original member, besides Flynn of course.

# Dec 5, 2013 @ 5:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. BrokenFace writes:

Machine head in my opinion have had some tough times and sub par albums *nu metal cough cough" so i wouldnt say every album they have released is timeless but they have stepped up there game since the blackening. Flynn being the last original member somewhat worries me to how the sound will changed, especially without Adam. Still cant wait tho. Asthetics Of Hate will always be there number 1 tune in my eyes.

# Dec 6, 2013 @ 9:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. zumbi writes:

While I agree Supercharger and Burning Red were not their best albums, they still had that trademark Machine Head sound I love, just not enough of it. I've been a fan since 94 though and Old and Take My Scars still remain my favorites.
Like you said it will be hard to picture MH without Adam and his backup vocals, especially since the last 3 albums.

# Dec 6, 2013 @ 10:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. BrianSD writes:

Burn My Eyes is amazing and often overlooked. Block, Davidian, Old, I'm your god now, none but my own. Start to finish good.
Burning red and supercharger have a handful of good songs but the rest of their albums are pretty damn good and most all had a different lineup

# Dec 6, 2013 @ 11:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. BodomFan writes:

Excited as hell for the new material, they seem to improve over time starting with Through the Ashes of Empires, although Burn My Eyes is still my fav album. While not every album has been "timeless" they haven't released a album that I would consider total crap, although some of the nu metal/rap stuff from Burning Red and Supercharger is hard to listen to lol, still one of my top 5 fav bands though!

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6. Blindgreed1 writes:

I didn't mind Burning Red (definately not my favorite though), but Supercharger was utter sh**e.

Looking forward to the new one.

# Dec 9, 2013 @ 5:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. BrokenFace writes:

Was it Rob flynns Idea to make supercharger?? honestly something went epicly wrong when they were thinking up ideas for the album.

# Dec 10, 2013 @ 6:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Blindgreed1 writes:

Drugs happened.

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9. BodomFan writes:

I think it was a c***tail of drugs and booze lol, Supercharger was pretty much a throwaway album, sounds like they were hoping on the bandwagon of what was popular at the time, big mistake, but i think they made up for it with the next album TTAOE. Burning Red had a few decent tracks, I do like Blood, Sweat & Tears

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