Bay Area metal titans Machine Head have shared a new single – ‘My Hands Are Empty’ via Nuclear Blast. The song marks the first musical collaboration in 24 years between MH mastermind Robb Flynn and original MH Burn My Eyes-era guitarist Logan Mader.
Guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn,
“I have some family members who have beaten their opioid addiction, and have some still in the throes of addiction. It is painful to watch, and I deal with it with great difficulty. It is a song of sadness, but there is hope as well. I have beaten my own drug addictions and we can fight through this, together, and share our pain with the world.”
Guitarist Logan Mader adds,
“During pre-pro for the BME anniversary tour last year, I had a special opportunity to collaborate with Machine Head for the first time in over 20 years. This is a big milestone for me, to circle back on a massive orbit around life and end up doing new music with MH is epic and unexpected. The song, ‘My Hands Are Empty’ was almost complete, but needed a riff or two. Robb sent it to me, so I jumped in and added a section which ended up in the master after some arrangement tweaks by Robb. The song is amazing. It was a great feeling to be in the studio with Robb after all these years and I hope to do it again!”
In true Machine Head style this track is metal with just a little bit of epic. The drawn out intro full of chanted vocals and statement drumming is blown away by the thunderous drumming and insane riffing these guys do so well. The verses are world destroying in their heaviness but are soothed with the return of the chanting for the choruses. Machine Head do their own brand of metal and with tracks like this, it feels like it is all you need.
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