According to the latest post on Robb Flynn’s The General Journals: Diary of a Frontman…and other Ramblings blog, running on the band’s official website, Machine Head are gearing up to begin the new album process “this week or next”.
Most fans are still drooling at the mouth over their 2011 release Locust, but of the few details Flynn releases, we learn that the album will feature shorter songs very different to the anthem-like tracks off Locust. Flynn explains, “No one has really sat down and discussed where we’d like to go in depth, but we have talked about shorter songs (LOL). The last Ten Ton Hammer show we did in London really got us thinking about cool, short songs.”
The album is still very much in its beta stage, with Flynn adding that at this stage, they are still playing around with riffage: “Phil [Demmel, Guitar] has told me he has some riffs, [Drummer Dave] McClain e-mailed some cool riffs, I have some pretty awesome riffs tuned down to F that I’m stoked on…so, who knows where it’s all going yet, but it’s definitely starting to bubble. Can’t really tell where it’s all gonna end up, you can’t really plan that out, but that’s some of what we’ve been bouncing around.”
The album will mark a milestone in the band’s career as they will be facilitating the release without long-term record label Roadrunner records. Flynn opened up about the topic during his post:
“It’s an exciting time for us right now, the world is our oyster and we can dictate a lot of fair terms in exchange for our art. There’s been a lot of talk as to what we should and/or shouldn’t do; the music business has changed dramatically since the last deal we signed for ‘Through the Ashes’ back in 2003 (let alone our first deal in 1993), and what we’re looking for in a deal here in 2013 is different.”
Robb Flynn comes out with some pretty cool stuff over at his blog, which is very much worth a goosey gander.