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. MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn was scheduled to complete his vocals for an as-yet-untitled new song at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, Texas last week, to be used as a bonus track/b-side in connection with the group's much-anticipated sixth studio album. The music and most of the vocals for the song were recorded in San Francisco prior to the band leaving home to hit the road with LAMB OF GOD and TRIVIUM. More information will be made available soon. A crushingly heavy new MACHINE HEAD song, entitled "Aesthetics of Hate", is available for download at this location (free registration required). 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.
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