MACHINE HEAD Frontman: 'Our Goal Is To Write 'Master Of Puppets' For This Generation'

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn has revealed to Kerrang! magazine (web site) that death is a common theme on a number of the new songs that the band are currently working on.

"We've got about five songs right now that I'm stoked with," says Flynn. "There are songs about suicide and death. I read a letter by this soldier who was over in Iraq, who had written to his mother after he got shot in a battle. He came to the conclusion that he was dying and ended up giving the letter to his buddy to pass on.

"It went 'as I die here understand that my blood is on his hands,' and I turned that into lyrics," he adds. "It was one of the most poignant things I'd ever read. Our goal is to write the 'Master of Puppets' for this generation."

The follow-up to 2003's "Through the Ashes of Empires" is expected out in 2007 on Roadrunner Records.

MACHINE HEAD feature on Kerrang!'s "Remastered" CD, the magazine's special re-recording of METALLICA's legendary "Master of Puppets" album, which is free with Kerrang! issue 1102, which goes on sale April 5.

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