MACHINE HEAD and STONE SOUR are among the confirmed bands for the Metaltown festival, set to take place June 30 at Frihamnen in Gothenburg, Sweden. More information will be made available soon at www.metaltown.se.An e-card for MACHINE HEAD's upcoming album, "The Blackening", has been made available at this location. The third and final part of "The Blackening Sessions", a behind-the-scenes look at MACHINE HEAD as they recorded their new album, "The Blackening", has been posted online at the "Media" page of the band's official web site. A crushingly heavy new MACHINE HEAD song, entitled "Aesthetics of Hate", is available for streaming at the band's MySpace page. The track, which comes off "The Blackening", was inspired by an article called "Aesthetics of Hate: R.I.P. Dimebag Abbott, & Good Riddance". The article, written by William Grim for the conservative web site the Iconoclast, basically kicked fans of the slain PANTERA guitarist while they were down, just days after he was killed onstage. The song is a "fuck you" to Grim, from MACHINE HEAD mainman Robert Flynn. Due on March 27 via Roadrunner Records (one day earlier internationally), "The Blackening" was recorded at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA, with MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn returning to the producer's chair, and Mark Keaton once again handling engineering duties. Longtime MACHINE HEAD collaborator Colin Richardson (CANNIBAL CORPSE, TRIVIUM, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE) mixed the record in London. The cover artwork for "The Blackening" has been posted online at this location. (Thanks: Crumbs)
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