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MACHINE HEAD Have Completed Their “Raging, Thrashing” New Album

Machine Head bassist Jared MacEachern has confirmed that the band have completed work on their new full-length studio album.

MACHINE HEAD bass player Jared MacEachern has confirmed that the band have completed work on their new full-length studio album.

Speaking to Primordial Radio, Jared said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “Mixing and mastering is done. It is ready.”

According to MacEachern, “there is a frontrunner” for the title of the new LP, which is tentatively due this summer. He also said the follow-up to 2018’s “Catharsis” will include the three songs that were featured on last summer’s “Arrows In Words From The Sky” single: “Become The Firestorm”, “Rotten” and “Arrows In Words From The Sky”.

Speaking about his own contributions to the new MACHINE HEAD album, Jared said: “I think that I was very aware from day one that Robb [Flynn, guitar/vocals] is the leader, he’s the creative leader, the musical leader… We all have our inputs but I think it’s always understood that ultimately the decision is up to him for how things go. But, yeah, I definitely made contributions and I feel great about those contributions and I’m asked about my opinion on certain things. But, like I said, I’m following his lead.”

Jared also spoke on the album’s musical direction, saying: “It’s a pretty — to use Robb’s word… I believe he used the word ‘colossal’ the other day. It’s a pretty big, epic-sounding album. We’ve been toying around with the order, but I’ve been listening, sitting down, taking the time to listen to it all the way through, and the way it goes, it’s a ride — a really great, heavy, beautiful, melodic, raging, thrashing ride.”

The majority of the new MACHINE HEAD album was recorded at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California with producer Zack Ohren.