Legendary bay area metallers MACHINE HEAD have posted the second video blog about the production process of their as-of-yet-untitled eigth studio album.
The first production blog can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/
MACHINE HEAD are currently hard at work on their new album slated for a summer 2014 release. The record is being produced at GREEN DAY‘s Oakland, California based JingleTown Recording studio by band leader Robb Flynn and engineered by renowned Juan Urteaga who already worked for bands like TESTAMENT, HEATHEN or EXO
In anticipation and to celebrate Record Store Day (April 19, 2014), we’re excited to release a limited edition 10” featuring a demo version of a brand new track entitled ‘Killers & Kings’. Never heard or released before, MACHINE HEAD fans have been waiting for new music from the band for the last 3 years and ‘Killers & Kings’ does not disappoint. Side B of the release will also feature MACHINE HEAD covering a track by the southern CA hardcore outfit, IGNITE.
“I remember growing up in the thrash scene and always wanting to hear the demo version of songs,” commented vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn. “You searched them out. Thankfully my buddy Jim was a big ‘tape trader,’ and through trading we had both METALLICA demos, EXODUS demos, bootlegs of songs sometimes ‘years’ before they came out. I knew how to play every note of »Pleasure Of The Flesh« by EXODUS, easily 2 years before the record was out! My friends and I would debate the merits of each, but we all agreed, It was so much cooler to hear it BEFORE the album is out! So we’re gonna do that for you. I can’t wait for you guys to hear this stuff.”
This limited edition 10” will also feature four alternate covers with two specific colors, each limited to 1,000 copies each.
‘Killers & Kings’ 10” tracking listing:
Side One: Killers & Kings (demo version)
Side Two: Our Darkest Days/Bleeding (IGNITE cover)
Earlier this week the band announced a run of European and festival shows kicking off June 29 in Nottingham, UK.
KILLERS & KINGS EUROPE TOUR
Tue 29-Jul UK, Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Thu 31-Jul UK, Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms
Sat 2-Aug UK, Leeds, Stylus
Sun 3-Aug UK, Norwich, Waterfront
Mon 4-Aug UK, Brighton Concorde II
Wed 6-Aug Netherlands, Zwolle, Hedon
Thu 7-Aug Belgium, Antwerp, Trix
Fri 8-Aug Luxembourg – Den Atelier
Sat 9-Aug Switzerland, Winterthur, Salzhaus
Mon 11-Aug Austria, Dombin, Conrad Sohm
Tue 12-Aug Czech, Prague, Roxy
Wed 13-Aug Poland, Warsaw, Palladium
Fri 15-Aug Germany, Dinkelsbühl, Summerbreeze
Sat 16-Aug Germany, Hamburg, Elbriot
Sun 17-Aug Germany, Herford, X Festival
Tue 19-Aug Denmark, Aarhus, Train
Thu 21-Aug Norway, Stavanger, Folken
Fri 22-Aug Sweden, Gothenburg, Tradgarn