"Metal Zone" host Nikki Blakk of the San Francisco, California radio station 107.7 The Bone conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn and drummer Dave McClain of San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD at the third annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards, which was held on Wednesday, April 20 at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles, California. The six-minute chat can now be viewed below.
When asked about the lyrical themes covered on MACHINE HEAD's as-yet-untitled seventh album, Flynn said, "One song we've got called 'Locust', it's... the way the locusts fly when they fly in swarms, they can fly, but they can't control which direction they go, so they can only float on the wind, and they come down and they cause all this destruction and they fly away, go wherever the wind takes them again. And the song's basically a metaphor for a type of person that sometimes comes into your life and has that effect."
Regarding what new things MACHINE HEAD fans can expect to hear on the band's forthcoming CD, McClain told Horns Up Rocks!, "For the past two records [as well as] this one, we've really been writing for ourselves. And we don't really have a set plan; we didn't really sit down and even go, like, 'We had a bunch of long songs on the last record, we've gotta do a bunch of short ones.' We had some time off and we started itching to get back in and start writing — just whatever was flowing out. And it's killer, man; it's super-exciting. We're all really, really excited about what happened, what came out. We feel like we've got another kick-ass album on our hands and we can't wait for everybody to hear it."
MACHINE HEAD is recording its new album at GREEN DAY's Jingletown Studios in Oakland, California.
A six-minute video clip in which the four members of MACHINE HEAD talk about the forthcoming CD can be viewed below.
Working songtitles for next MACHINE HEAD album:
* This Is The End
* Who We Are
* Pearls Before Swine
* Under The August Moon
* I Am Hell
* Darkness Within