frontman Robb Flynn
has recently taken to Facebook
to voice his frustration at American country music. In a new post, Flynn explains hobw the country videos that he sees on CMT when he goes to the gym are "blinding"
"So what do I see? I stare at the blinding of America. I stare at an endless stream of country music videos all showing the same thing - programming, subverting, and manipulating the viewer with religion and the well-oiled military machine. Visually the current theme is 'heroes coming home from war, and their damsel-in-distress-lonely-women waiting for them as they stare at Jesus and touch their cross necklaces, praying.' I watched this same video play out over and over and over again. The not so subtle message playing out: 'War's over guys, pray to Jesus!'"And all those video images are cut with carefully manicured guys and gals in jeans and cowboy hats, playing songs written by a high paid group of other writers who produce simple pop songs that have slide guitar and acoustic and sound all shit-kickin' and country-fied."
Flynn also used the blog to ask Machine Head fans what they wanted from the new album:
"What do YOU want out of the new Machine Head record?"How do you want it to sound?"And while I'm at it, what kind of Special Edition items would you like to see?"Digipaks have been pretty standard by now, and our new record label Nuclear Blast offers an array of AMAZING limited special edition items for their bands."Have you seen / collected any really cool ones lately?"What haven't you seen that you'd maybe like to?"
Machine Head recently signed to Nuclear Blast after many years with Roadrunner Records.