Machine Head finished writing their highly anticipated follow up to ‘The Blackening’. Check out a look inside the band’s jam room, see what goes into the writing process and what this album means to the band in a YouTube video below. “The songwriting process can definitely be frustrating sometimes because sometimes you’re working on the same thing for 2 or 3 weeks,” drummer Dave McClain said. “The same parts you’re kind of waiting for something to happen the next time. You don’t have a part coming up and you’re kind of just waiting around for something to happen. You can kind of get stuck in a rut. It’s frustrating to say the least. At this point, where we’re at now, as far as demoing everything, that’s when it starts flowing, whether it’s by accident or by purpose.” Watch the comments from all the band members via YouTube below.
Altitude TV caught up with Dave McClain of Machine Head backstage at RockStar Mayhem tour, where the drummer talked about how the tour has been going and how it compares to the earlier years of Ozzfest, bands he’s been enjoying on the stint, still not working on a follow-up to ‘The Blackening’ and being “floored” by getting a Grammy nomination for the disc, how it’s hard to make a 35-minute set during a festival circuit like this special, and taking September off before hitting the road with Slipknot. “We’re penciling in 2010 for writing and resting,” Dave said. “For us to have what’s being called the best record of our career, things couldn’t be better for us. We have this new appreciation for everything. We feel like the luckiest dudes on the planet.”
Video at YouTube has since been removed.
Machine Head are out with the video to their new single ‘Halo’, off the Oakland, California metal band’s sixth studio album ‘The Blackening’, out now on Roadrunner Records. Watch it via YouTube below.
Trivium, Arch Enemy, Machine Head and Dragonforce performed during the Black Crusade Tour stop at Brixton Academy on Sunday (November 25) in London, England. Watch fan filmed highlight clips from YouTube.
Scott Ian of Anthrax, Dino Cazares of Fear Factory / Ex Brujeria, Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta, Ville Valo of H.I.M., Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens of Judas Priest, Andreas Kisser of Sepultura, Joey Jordison of Slipknot, and Robert Flynn of Machine Head performed at the 25th Anniversary Concert for Roadrunner Records in New York City on December 15th. Check out pictures from WireImage (show / backstage).
Machine Head performed live at Brixton Academy on Sunday (December 5) in London, England. Check out pictures from FilmMagic.
Machine Head took part in a photocall on Thursday (October 21) in Barcelona, Spain. Check out pictures from FilmMagic.
Machine Head performed live in concert on Thursday (October 21) as part of their ‘World Turns Blue To Gray’ tour at Razz 2 in Barcelona, Spain. Check out pictures from FilmMagic.