San Francisco-bandet påbörjar arbetet med gruppens nionde album på söndag.
Det har gått tre år sedan Machine Heads senaste album, Unto The Locust, släpptes men nu är bandet redo att börja spela in nytt material. På söndag går de in i Green Days ”Jingletown Recording Studios” i Oakland för att påbörja inspelningarna av gruppens nionde album. Skivan är planerad att släppas i slutet av året via Nuclear Blast.
Gruppens frontman, Robb Flynn, skriver följande på sin blogg ”The General Journals: Diary Of A Frontman… And Other Ramblings”:
“Looking forward to this; it’s gonna be a fun album to record. We have some really, really strong songs, powerful songs. There’s no question it’s going to be a big project. So with big projects come big expectations and sometimes big ‘issues,’ but the feeling in the band, the feeling BETWEEN the band, is so positive we’re chomping at the bit to get started.
We know it will be a big undertaking but we’re up for it. We’re ready. We’re approaching two decades of recording and releasing our music to you. Let that sink in for a minute… because it definitely causes me to pause.
Most bands do not get to make music for as long as we have and flourish. Most bands do not get to build an ‘army’ of fans and friends. We have, and for one of many reasons, we refuse to rest on our laurels. There’s no getting complacent at this stage of the game. Good isn’t good enough, it has to change the world, it has to dent the universe. You won’t care if it’s anything less. We’re putting in the long, hard, boring hours of work that it takes to make something truly special. And I have to mention it again; the feeling of four guys pulling together, four guys all on the same page, four guys all on the same team, man… it is an amazing feeling. I can’t remember a time when the band was this locked-in mentally, physically, and spiritually.
There’s still a waaaaays to go before we’re done, a few songs still getting wrapped up musically / lyrically…
But yeah, it begins… this weekend.”