Robb Flynn of Machine Head recently spoke to Metal Hammer about the band’s upcoming new album – and if you thought those earlier comments about the record being compared to The Blackening were promising – you’re going to love what Robb Flynn has to say.
The Blackening comparison actually comes from Monte Connor, Nuclear Blast’s A&R rep and a longtime friend of Robb Flynn. In another interview with Metal Hammer, Robb Flynn spoke to how Connor was hyping the band’s new record as “The Blackening 2.”
In this new interview, Robb Flynn spoke to what fans can expect from the new Machine Head album. At the beginning of the interview, it is brought up to Flynn how the album is being recorded at Sharkbite Studios, where the band made Through The Ashes Of Empires and The Blackening. Flynn is then asked if the new Machine Head album will involve something musically in line with those records, to which Flynn says:
“It’s similar to those records in that we’re moving forward into something fresh and new but it’s got that classic Machine Head vibe. We have a lot to deliver and expectations are very high, so I’m lucky to have great people surrounding me. Jared [MacEachern, bassist] really stepped up and wrote some great riffs and great vocals. Vogg [guitarist Wacław Kiełtyka] contributed a few ideas and brought some really great songs.”
Robb Flynn continues, speaking to the level of heaviness fans can expect out of this new record:
“It’s fucking heavy, probably the heaviest we’ve been in a few albums. I’ve been playing so much guitar recently; I do Electric Happy Hours every Friday and sometimes you play a song you haven’t played in 10, 20 years, or go through a whole album from top to bottom. When we toured Burn My Eyes, it took me back to where I was writing that music. I don’t think I can ever be in that place again lyrically, but riff-wise, I think that all spilled into this album.”
What are your thoughts on what Robb Flynn had to share? Here’s hoping we’ll hear some new Machine Head music soon!
Words by: Michael Pementel