Machine Head Hits Studio

By Jeff Owens

April 14, 2011

Saturday, April 16 will see Machine Head enter Green Day’s Jingletown Studios in Oakland, Calif., to start work on the as-yet untitled seventh album that will be the follow-up to monster 2007 metal opus The Blackening.

Vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn recently told Metal Hammer magazine that two new songs are done, with several others in various stages of completion. “It’s too early to see what direction it’s headed, but the two that are done are anthemic, riff-tastic, and have an epic, neo-classical kind of vibe,” he said.

In the video below, guitarist and Jackson signature artist Phil Demmel say fans shouldn’t “expect The Blackening 2,” before noting that “We’re putting everything we have into this one, but we do that on every record.”