The mighty Machine Head have found a new label home: the newly launched arm of Nuclear Blast Records, Nuclear Blast Entertainment, headed by the band's longtime friend and former Roadrunner A&R guru Monte Conner. The band had been in talks with various labels and has now announced the decision. What is more interesting to the fans is that the Americans, now with new bassist Jared MacEachern, will enter the studio in late October to begin recording their eighth studio album for an early 2014 release, followed by a massive worldwide tour cycle.

Guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn adds: "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."





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Posted: 02.10.2013 by BloodTears



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Nemo Atkins - 02.10.2013 at 21:32  
I guessed this was going to happen when Roadrunner originally had to cut down on the number of bands they had, so I'm actually not too surprised at this.

Let's hope that they release an album that follows what they've done for the last three. I particularly enjoyed Unto The Locust and still spin it every now and then, so something like that would be great!
Apothecary - 03.10.2013 at 00:50  
Here's hoping it's not a repeat of Unto The Locust, that was a bit too mainstream for my liking at points
cossaisVendeurs - 03.10.2013 at 02:19  
All Roadrunner bands always had that watered down sound to their albums, which made them all sound the same (Even though Soulfly's new album sounds the same as the last ones) so maybe MH can now become quite decent and push the boundaries to sound amazing.

Also, Trivium and Devildriver will be the next major acts to sign to Nuclear Blast. Calling it.
Marcel Hubregtse - 03.10.2013 at 02:26  
Written by cossaisVendeurs on 03.10.2013 at 02:19

All Roadrunner bands always had that watered down sound to their albums, which made them all sound the same



have you listened to Mercyful Fate's first two? To Deicide? To Sepultura mid era? To Annihilator? To Obituary? To Gorguts? To Pestilence? etc etc?
psykometal - 03.10.2013 at 02:47  
Also not surprised by this. I suspected that some Roadrunner acts would be following Monte to NBE.
Marcel Hubregtse - 03.10.2013 at 02:53  
Written by psykometal on 03.10.2013 at 02:47

Also not surprised by this. I suspected that some Roadrunner acts would be following Monte to NBE.

actually most bands when they are their way down on RR leave that label for either Century Media or Nuclear Blast. Tha's been going on for ages now. Both those labels live off the RR disacarded ones.

both CM and NB are trend followers and not trend setters, unlike RR (whether you like it or not)
psykometal - 03.10.2013 at 03:53  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 03.10.2013 at 02:53

actually most bands when they are their way down on RR leave that label for either Century Media or Nuclear Blast. Tha's been going on for ages now. Both those labels live off the RR disacarded ones.

both CM and NB are trend followers and not trend setters, unlike RR (whether you like it or not)

Haha! I've never really thought about it like that before, but it is a very astute observation. However I would semi-counter that by saying that Monte was the trendsetter, and Staiger was very smart to go into business with him.
cossaisVendeurs - 03.10.2013 at 10:20  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 03.10.2013 at 02:26

Written by cossaisVendeurs on 03.10.2013 at 02:19

All Roadrunner bands always had that watered down sound to their albums, which made them all sound the same



have you listened to Mercyful Fate's first two? To Deicide? To Sepultura mid era? To Annihilator? To Obituary? To Gorguts? To Pestilence? etc etc?


The recent stuff. It just has that atmosphere where you just know it's a Roadrunner band.
Ace Frawley - 03.10.2013 at 13:36  
Looking forward to the new album and a new tour down under. Great band, great music. Hopefully the new album delivers more of the same, but perhaps with a bit more aggression and punchier songs than the last album, which had its moments but lost its way a little bit. Hope to be blown away by the new stuff.
Marcel Hubregtse - 03.10.2013 at 14:27  
Written by psykometal on 03.10.2013 at 03:53

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 03.10.2013 at 02:53

actually most bands when they are their way down on RR leave that label for either Century Media or Nuclear Blast. Tha's been going on for ages now. Both those labels live off the RR disacarded ones.

both CM and NB are trend followers and not trend setters, unlike RR (whether you like it or not)

Haha! I've never really thought about it like that before, but it is a very astute observation. However I would semi-counter that by saying that Monte was the trendsetter, and Staiger was very smart to go into business with him.



Monte Conner wasn't the trend setter always For example, when they signed Mercyful Fate Monte didn't even work for RR, yet. If I am not mistaken he only joined RR as A&R manager at the end of the Eighties, 87 or 88 I think.
bblitz - 06.11.2013 at 18:17  
Very pleasant news indeed.I think Nuclear Blast is top label in the world of heavy music.
Thing is in my humble opinion,they make bands WORK you know,every 2 maximum 3 years
you have to put an album out plus tour,here and there dvd and stuff.Machine Head will be
even better with this awesome label.

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