San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD have posted a four-minute video "sneak peek" at their new material as the band prepares to join the Sounds of the Underground tour for select dates before hitting the studio to record the new album. Watch it at MachineHead1.com: Windows Media Low, Windows Media High.
MACHINE HEAD will enter Sharkbite studios in Oakland, California the second week of August to begin recording their long-awaited follow-up to 2003's "Through the Ashes of Empires", tentatively due in early 2007 via Roadrunner Records. Production duties will once again be handled by the band's frontman Robert Flynn with assistance from Mark Keaton. Mixing sessions will be taken care of by Colin Richardson (FEAR FACTORY, NAPALM DEATH). Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Aesthetics of Hate", "Halo", "The Beautiful Mourning" and "Now I Lay Thee Down".
MACHINE HEAD dates as part of the Sounds of the Underground tour (also featuring AS I LAY DYING, IN FLAMES, TRIVIUM, CANNIBAL CORPSE and GWAR):
Jul. 29 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
Jul. 31 - Denver, CO - City Lights Pavilion
Aug. 02 - Sauget, IL - Pop's Outside
Aug. 03 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 04 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
Aug. 05 - St. Paul, MN - Roy Wilkins Auditorium