Machine Head’s Robb Flynn says the band’s new album will be heavy: “Probably the heaviest we’ve been in a few albums”

Author Samuel Järvinen - 7.4.2022

In a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Robb Flynn, the leader of the US metal band Machine Head, talks a bit about the band’s upcoming studio album. The album will be preceded by a new single on 12th of April.

In the interview, Flynn compares the new album to the 2003 album “Through The Ashes Of The Empires” and the 2007 album “The Blackening”.

“It’s similar to [Through The Ashes Of Empires and The Blackening] 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 really stepped up and wrote some great riffs and great vocals. Vogg contributed a few ideas and brought some really great songs.”

“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.”