NEW MACHINE HEAD SONG IN LESS THAN A WEEK?!? SWEET!!!
Well, I didn’t see this coming: not only have Machine Head already announced a September 27 release date for their still-untitled, still-being-recorded new album, but they’ve announced that an “advance mix” (i.e., not final) of a new song, “Locust,” will be released this coming Tuesday, June 14. So that’s not bad news!
The press release states that the song “will be on sale at iTunes on June 14th and will be included on an iTunes Mayhem digital sampler;” download cards for the latter “will be distributed at every date” of this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival (on which MH are playing, duh), so I guess you can wait until you go to the show and get the sampler for free, or you can pay the buck (or whatever it ends up costing) and just get the song on Tuesday. I am impatient, so I will be giving Machine Head a dollar, and doing so happily.
Other bands on this year’s Mayhem Fest include Megadeth, In Flames, Trivium, Unearth, Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish, Kingdom of Sorrow, and Red Fang. You can get dates here. And we’ll have some kind of editorial/review/whatever on Tuesday, after “Locust” is released.