Machine Head schrieb bei facebook.com:
MACHINE HEAD will enter the studio in late October to begin recording its eighth album for an early 2014 release, followed by a massive worldwide tour cycle.
Ich bin mal gespannt [...] was die Lönge der Songs angeht. Noch länger? Oder doch mal wieder kürzer und knackiger?
The one song title we have is "Beneath The Silt". In some ways, it kinda reminds me of "Elegy" from "Through The Ashes Of Empires", has a stoner-ish-vibe about it, but tuned way down to F#, and with those Machine Head trademarks, the oft-imitated oscillating high notes, ala- the beginning of "Ten Ton Hammer". It's a cool song, different, pretty straight ahead for us, and short by Machine Head standards 4 and 1/2 minutes (LOL!)
We're finishing up writing our new record, we have 6 songs done, and 2 half-songs that feel like they're going somewhere. [...]
We've booked Green Day's "JingleTown" studio in East Oakland again, and we'll be starting on Oct 30th. Behing the board stuff will be the same team that did "Locust", Juan Urteaga and Brad K. engineering, myself producing for the 4th time. So like I said, we're 6 songs deep, not quite finished, I feel like we still need a "Locust" type song. Still need an epic opener. We posted a picture of the song titles a week ago: "Killers & Kings" definitely feels like a "track 2". Uptempo, will be great live, big shout-along chorus, not sure where the rest are as of this Journal. There are some fast ragers ("Ojos De La Muerte"), one with an old school hardcore / "More Things Change" flavor (the Manson-murder-themed "Night Of The Long Knives"), "Beneath The Silt" has a "Elegy"-type vibe to me, but with way better execution, "Sail Into The Black" has a "Descend The Shades Of Night" sorta-feel but darker, and is the only long song of the bunch at 8 minutes, the others (for-no-reason-in-particular) all clock in at 4 or 5 minutes.
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 are now going in the studio the first week of February, 2014. [...]
RECORD STORE DAY
Machine Head will be releasing a 10 inch vinyl with the A-side containing the "demo" version of a new song, "Killers & Kings.” The B-side will be a cover version of one of our favorite bands “Ignite - Our Darkest Days." (via)