Machine Head: “There’s A Song On The New Album About The Manson Murders”

Posted: January 9, 2014 in Metalhammer
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Machine Head’s Robb and Phil

Machine Head are one of the many bands interviewed in our mega 2014 Preview, and Robb Flynn gives us an exclusive peak into the new album.

“I’ve got some pretty cool lyrics ready,” reveals the frontman. “There’s a song called Night Of The Long Knives, and it’s pretty fucked! It’s about the Manson murders, and the lyrics are really dark and vicious. We’ve found some new twists to give to the Machine Head sound and some new fire and excitement.

“I just try and do my thing,” he adds of his approach to the follow-up to 2011′s Unto The Locust. “With this record in particular, I’ve tried to discipline myself more with routine, writing a little bit every day, but for months I was in a riff rut. Every riff I wrote fuckin’ sucked! Then we took a two-week break and I was writing my Facebook journals about the [2003’s] Through The Ashes Of Empires story, and that cleared my head. At the end of those two weeks, the floodgates opened and all hell of riffs poured out. I was so stoked! This torrent of riffs, this molten hot lava, was at my fingertips. It’s such a good feeling.”

The album will serve as Machine Head’s first since bassist and founding member Adam Duce left the fold last year. Expect that to land in mid-2014 via Nuclear Blast.

from Metal Hammer
via Merlin


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