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.


Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).