Given the whirlwind of unprecedented turmoil we all just survived, 2021 feels primed to be either the best year of our lives or an absolute shitshow. But at least now, we know it’s getting off to a great start — because according to a new social media post, Machine Head are back in the studio.
The Head, who dropped their new single “My Hands Are Empty” back in November, posted a picture to their Instagram of the band sitting around a soundboard, with the caption, “What do we have here?”
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More on this story as we know it — but fuck yeah, new Machine Head!
A new album feels like a gift to Machine Head fans, after frontman Robb Flynn was forced to announce that all of the band’s future shows would be indefinitely postponed until normalcy resumes.
“It is with great disappointment and frustration that we must inform everyone of the (not so shocking news) that the due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, rescheduled tour dates for 2020 of both Europe and Australia have been cancelled,” said frontman Robb Flynn in a statement on the band’s website.
“These dates will not be rescheduled a third time, and all Machine Head tour dates have been pushed back indefinitely.
“Venues unable to open or currently operate at capacity, along with travel restrictions, and potential quarantines has forced this decision onto us. At the moment, zero venues on the tour have been allowed to reopen, and are not expected to for the foreseeable future. As the Coronavirus continues to ravage the world, 17 of the 19 countries for the EU tour have banned US citizens, and vice-versa.
“As you will know the majority of these dates have been rescheduled once already from the original onset of the pandemic, but without any sign of a likely time when these shows can be playable or a miraculous vaccine appearing, we are making the responsible decision to cancel all our forthcoming shows.
“Full refunds will be available from point of purchase.”
Words by Chris Krovatin