10 songs, an interlude, and an instrumental with an audio collage of spoken word snippets (think "Real Eyes, Realize, Real Lies") by Dr. Bruce Lipton and Steve Bhaerman, taken from their (incredibly inspiring) audiobook "Spontaneous Evolution".
It was once again produced by your truly The General and Juan Urteaga, and like the last 7 out of 8 albums masterfully mixed by Colin Richardson. Additional tracking, editing, and mixing was done with heavy metal legend Andy Sneap and Steve Lagudi.
Guest musicians include 2 different string quartets featuring the original Quartet Rouge that appeared on our last album "Unto The Locust". And a new all-male quartet which we featured on the song "In Comes The Flood".
String arrangements for 2 of the songs "Now We Die" and "Sail Into The Black" came courtesy of myself and Rhys Fulber who has worked with everyone from Sarah McLachlan, to Fear Factory, and the string arrangement for "In Comes The Flood" came courtesy of myself and ex-Worship and current-Bring Me The Horizon keyboardist Jordan Fish, who is a producer in his own right.
We worked with several artists to complete the 28 page (!) "standard" CD booklet, as well as the 48 page (!) hardcover leather-bound Media-book that will serve as the special edition, including Rafal Wechterowicz, Marcelo Vasco, and long-time Machine Head art-collaborator Strephon Taylor. The theme was to have both CD and hardcover Mediabook look like an old Alchemy book from the 1800's, with weathered edges, sepia toned pages, and magic / masonic / alchemy themed woodcarvings throughout.
It turned out fucking amazing!!
All album photos were done with our friend Travis Shinn who took some mind-bogglingly awesome photos, that again, were set to match the theme of the book with an old 1800's / alchemy feel to them.
Excited for this one!
I am so fucking excited for this album.
The single Now We Die has been released on ITunes in the UK.
Sound like a mix of the last two albums with the use of a string section.
It’s not been released, it’s leaked :D https://www.facebook.com/MachineHead?fref=ts read about it :)
The magazines have copies of the album already.
This will be out soon i think.
Leaaaaaaaaaak pls !
Damn, the signles sound good!
I am hoping this leaks soon since EU gets it on the 7th and thats next week.
Sorry two week*
This shit never leaks -_-
I’m guessing it will be sometime this week.
These samples sound fricking amazing. Can’t wait until I finally can hear the whole album.
Yeah, there have been samples of all the songs posted online. The album sounds HUGGGE.
6 Days, come oooooon !
Stuff just doesn’t leak far in advance anymore it seems. Maybe a week before release if you’re lucky. The glory days are long gone.
ahhhhh leakkk already!!
Seems strange this album apparently comes out at the end of the week.
Normally they come out on mondays in the UK.
Release date in UK : nov 10th = next monday !
Release date in EU : nov 7th. UNBELIEVABLE it’s not leaked ! It’s toooooooooooooooooo long…
I’ve never understood why the UK gets its own release separate from EU.
Another new song is out now. Night of the Long Knives
Because it’s like (I’m gonna put it in capital letters so you might understand):
FRIDAY – EUROPEAN RELEASE DATE
MONDAY – UK RELEASE
TUESDAY – NORTH AMERICAN RELEASE.
Heard “Ghosts Will Haunt My Bones” on Full Metal Jackie over the weekend. Sounded really solid- looking forward to the rest of the album!
Looks like this bad boy will make it all way to release date without leaking possibly. I know they released another “visual video” for Night Of Long Knives
I check this page at least 3/4 times a day to see if its leaked.
It doesn’t help that my pre order wont arrive until next week either.
I hope it goes up on Spotify ASAP after release.
“it doesn’t help that my pre order wont arrive until next week either”
Hold on a minute….
Album sounds quite promising so far! Cannot wait till the 1st of December and their show here in town!
YES YES YES it leaked
192 kbs is meh, but te cd is almost out so ill buy it :D !
1min 15sec or so into “Take me through the fire” sounds alot like 1min 30sec into “Be still and know” or is it just me?
Most of this albums sounds like repeated ideas. Nothing original. Even Robb sounds like that guy from King 810.
ThIs album is shit….
The leak sounds great! Love all of the songs I’ve heard! Can’t wait to buy this when it comes out and support this awesome band! 8/10