Video: Machine Head Write and Record New Song “Is There Anybody Out There?”


Every band’s got their own way of writing new music. Some get in a room together and jam it out bit by bit until the thing is done. Some send files back and forth over the Internet. Oftentimes a single band member will record an entire demo, then send it to the other members to learn their parts. Everyone’s got their own process, and it’s all good… whatever works, ya know?

Robb Flynn’s lyric-writing process, as revealed in a new “making of” video about Machine Head’s new song: he scribbles them down the old-school way — pen and paper — on his kitchen table at 5:30am. Apparently he’s done this for every Machine Head song written in the past 10 years. Apparently he also recorded several vocal tracks for the band’s last record in hotel rooms across the world using a mobile rig! Again, whatever works, right?

Watch the 19-minute mini-doc of the creation of “Is There Anybody Out There?” below. There’s also shots of the band jamming in their rehearsal space, recording in the studio, and plenty of clips of the new song to hear. The recording took place at the end of last year — some of it, again, in a hotel room — and the song will be released as a standalone, digital-only track. Keep an eye out!

[News via Blabbermouth, addition info via The Jasta Podcast]

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