Groove metal powerhouse 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.”