Machine Head teased the EP “Arrows In Words From The Sky” last month and have now released the entire three-song EP. The EP was recorded back in January at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California and two behind-the-scenes videos were also released. Machine Head recruited drummer Navene Koperweiss (Entheos, Animals As Leaders) and producer Zack Ohren for the session.
Frontman Robb Flynn commented on the EP:
“These three songs represent Machine Head better than anything I could ever try to explain. The way these songs grew and took shape over time tells us our future is more exciting than even we would like to admit. Being able to corral all the chaos, pain, confusion, and, yes, hope into music has never made me feel more alive. These songs will hopefully do the same for you. After all, that’s who they were written for.”
Flynn also announced “The ‘Burn My Eyes 25th Anniversary’ celebrations have ended and that they do not have plans on resuming any anniversary tours. The excerpt was found in his online journal, “The General Journals: Diary Of A Frontman… And Other Ramblings”
“The ‘Burn My Eyes 25th Anniversary’ celebrations have ended. After trying to complete all the loose ends finishing the tour in Australia, Japan, South America… to state the obvious, there were just way too many global restrictions. But together with our MH family and MH alumni Logan Mader and Chris Kontos, we accomplished exactly what we set out to do. We took ‘Burn My Eyes’ around the globe to honor its music, its impact, and the connection that has never waned. It was/is truly amazing. 2021 sees Logan with his hands in several projects (including a collaboration with yours truly on his record) and Chris is currently tearing it up behind the kit with Bay Area skate-punk legends The Boneless Ones.”
He also spoke about plans for writing with guitarist Wacław “Vogg” Kiełtyka (Decapitated) and drummer Matt Alston (Devilment, Eastern Front), who toured with the band during the 25th Anniversary tours.
“Logistics and restrictions being what they were, the fact that Vogg lives in Poland, Matt in Germany, and Jared and I in California, that 5,000-mile gap was impossible to have these guys around during the writing/arranging process, but when the time is right, and we can get these guys to the Bay Area, things will fall into place seamlessly,” Robb wrote. “The music being written and released is written with these guys in mind; that’s extra incentive while composing.”
“Arrows In Words From The Sky” EP Tracklist below:
- “Become The Firestorm”
- “Arrows In Words From The Sky”
Check out the EP below!