Scuzz TV conducted an interview with MACHINE HEAD during the recently completed Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival tour. Watch the chat below.
MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel recently told MetalSucks that the band will tour through the end of 2009, making it unlikely that there will be a new studio album from the group before 2011. "We had a little bit of time off, but I mean this is what we signed up for," he said. "We're probably halfway through our touring cycle now. We've got shit lined up at the end of this year with SLIPKNOT and then we've just landed something real super cool at the beginning of next year, we got summer festivals next year, and we want to do a proper headlining in America and overseas because we haven't done that. We've just done co-headlining. We're halfway through, man."
MACHINE HEAD's latest video, "Halo", can be viewed at this location. The clip, which was filmed on April 3 in San Francisco with director Mike Sloat ("Aesthetics of Hate", "Imperium", "Days Turn Blue to Gray"), was shot entirely in front of a green screen, and the footage was all digitally manipulated to mimic the style of the artwork from the packaging for MACHINE HEAD's new album "The Blackening".
MACHINE HEAD garnered the first Grammy nomination of its career for "Aesthetics of Hate", a monstrous track from the critically hailed album "The Blackening", released in March 2007. The song was nominated for "Best Metal Performance" (SLAYER eventually won the award for "The Final Six").
MACHINE HEAD will support SLIPKNOT on a European tour this fall. Also scheduled to appear on the bill is CHILDREN OF BODOM.