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Machine Head knalt er met ‘My Hands Are Empty’ nieuwe single in

Wie had dat ergens in de tweede helft van de jaren ’90 van de vorige eeuw nog durven te hopen? Toch is het een feit. ‘My Hands Are Empty’, de nieuwe single van Machine Head, is een samenwerking tussen Robb Flynn en, jawel, Logan Mader.

Gezien alle festiviteiten rondom het jubileum van Burn My Eyes was de samenwerking tussen de heren weer tot stand gekomen. Die plaat geldt als het onovertroffen debuut van deze band. Nu blijkt dat ze zelfs nieuwe muziek hebben geschreven. ‘My Hands Are Empty’ is daar het resultaat van en zal goed smaken bij de fans van Machine Head. Die single verschijnt vai Nuclear Blast. Check deze nieuwe single hier.

Robb Flynn

“I have some family members who have beaten their opioid addiction, and have some still in the throes of addiction. It is painful to watch, and I deal with it with great difficulty.  It is a song of sadness, but there is hope as well.  I have beaten my own drug addictions and we can fight through this, together, and share our pain with the world.”

“Musically I wanted to go for a bit of a “Through The Ashes OF Empires” vibe, and it had a grandiose vibe from the beginning, something about that vocal melody haunted me day and night. I sent it off to one of our collaborators Joel Wanasek, and he came back with a whole depth and dimension with strings and keys that really made the song come alive. I added the guitar harmony in the chorus soon after and I knew we were on to something special.

En over de recente tournee. ” I mentioned to Logan about needing a riff or two for a new song, he was excited to collaborate, I sent him the song and the next day he sent me back the heavy riff in the bridge and I was floored. It fit perfectly, and felt really cool to be writing together 24 years later.  Jared came up with the rhythm under the lead section and the song really locked into place.”

Logan Mader

“During pre-pro for the BME anniversary tour last year, I had a special opportunity to collaborate with Machine Head for the first time in over 20 years. 

This is a big milestone for me, to circle back on a massive orbit around life and end up doing new music with MH is epic and unexpected. The song, “My Hands Are Empty” was almost completed but needed a riff or two. Robb sent it to me, so I jumped in and added a section which ended up in the master after some arrangement tweaks by Robb. The song is amazing. It was a great feeling to be in the studio with Robb after all these years and I hope to do it again!”

Machine Head - My Hands Are Empty

Machine Head

Het was 1994 toen Machine Head met Burn My Eyes kwam. Deze plaat spitste de oren van de metalhead. Deze plaat bracht een nieuwe sound. Het daarop volgende The More Things Change werd gevolgd door de breuk van Machine Head met gitarist Logan Mader. Die laatst genoemde wordt voor velen, ondanks het puike werk later van Phil Demmel, gezien als dé gitarist van Machine Head.

Toen Machine Head ging touren ter gelegenheid van het jubileum van Burn My Eyes kwamen oerleden Chris Kontos en Logan Mader ook weer de bühne op. Daar is dus het zaadje gelegd voor deze hernieuwde samenwerking.




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