Because it seems, Machine Head‘s tenth studio album might have been a a lot totally different affair. In line with vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn, there was an try made to write down an album with a pair of acquainted veterans from the band .
The classes for what would finally change into this previous August’s “ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN” had been preceded by a run of twenty fifth anniversary touring on the band’s 1994 album “Burn My Eyes“. These runs discovered Flynn and present Machine Head bassist/vocalist Jared MacEachern joined by returning drummer Chris Kontos and guitarist Logan Mader.
Talking lately with Rock Laborious Greece, Flynn was requested if he thought of making an attempt to make a brand new album with that specific lineup on the time. He responded:
“I did. And we tried to try this. Logan really has a co-write on [the song] ‘My Arms Are Empty‘. And we tried. I despatched all people the demos [for the new album]. The stuff that I had until that time, I stated, ‘Hey, add some riffs to this’ or ‘Add some drum concepts.’ I believe the timing of it was simply loopy.
As soon as the pandemic hit, all people was simply making an attempt to hustle and earn money and stay and keep afloat. Even Logan and I had a dialog at one level. He was, like, ‘Dude, I’d love to do that, however I must fucking discover a option to pay my hire. I’ve gotta determine another shit to earn money right here.
‘Trigger he misplaced a whole lot of… When the pandemic hit, many individuals misplaced their jobs. So it simply, sadly, didn’t pan out. To not say that it received’t sooner or later, however for this time it didn’t. And so Jared and I simply stored on plugging alongside.”
Finally “ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN” was recorded by Flynn, MacEachern and present Machine Head guitarist Waclaw Kieltyka (additionally of Decapitated). Entheos‘ Navene Koperweis was introduced in handy the studio drumming on the hassle.