American metal favourites Machine Head have announced they are now signed to a new extension of Nuclear Blast Records, Nuclear Blast Entertainment.
Long-time friend of the band and head of Nuclear Blast Entertainment Monte Conner commented:
“I feel incredibly fortunate to say I have signed Machine Head – for the third time! They wrote one of the greatest metal albums of all-time as their debut and then turned around and beat it 13 years later. Machine Head have produced some of the best material of their storied career over the course of their last three records, and like a fine wine, they just keep getting better with age. The songwriting in this band is beyond evolved compared to the majority of their peers, and as a lyricist, Robb Flynn is second to none. On the live front, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more commanding and dominating band.”
Vocalist Rob Flynn also added:
“Monte Conner has believed in Machine Head for 20 years, his belief has never wavered, and we are extremely proud to work alongside him once again. When I visited the Nuclear Blast compounds in both Germany and Los Angeles last year, the vibe and spirit that Markus Staiger, Gerardo Martinez and their respective teams created took me back to the spirit of the old Roadrunner Records days, back when bands like Obituary and Sepultura were changing the world with their music. Everyone believes, everyone wants it for the right reasons, it’s about creating and respecting a culture, about pioneering new ways for people to discover great music.”
Machine Head have also confirmed they are returning to the studio in late October to begin recording the follow-up to their 2011 release, Unto The Locusts, for a early 2014 release followed by a worldwide tour.