Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn has posted a photo on Instagram revealing that Andy Sneap is producing the band's upcoming album.
Sneap has worked with many legends of the metal genre, including Megadeth, Arch Enemy and Opeth. He previously produced Machine Head's 1997 album "The More Things Change." Flynn had the following to say about the collaboration:
"Chillin' with my man Andy Sneap putting the finishing touches on this mofo! #BackstageStudios #cowsaremetal"
The band has also revealed details of their upcoming tour, which features support from Children of Bodom, Epica and Battlecross:
"Machine Head raised the bar with concert production for 2012 's "Locust" tour, and now we plan to raise the bar again with our biggest US show yet, and the strongest line-up out there for 2014, PERIOD!
"This is a MUST SEE event for any heavy metal fan in America! I am stoked that we were able to join up with our friends in Children Of Bodom, one of the premier power metal bands of our time, and our friends in Battlecross, who we toured with on Mayhem last year, and are going to bring the old-school thrash vibe. Epica's symphonic metal will add a touch of much needed class to the drunken shenanigans that will surely take place on this raucous tour. Come out and be a part of history ladies and gentlemen!"
Dates for the tour are as follows:
10/04 - Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
10/06 - Dallas, TX – House of Blues
10/07 - Houston, TX – House of Blues
10/09 - Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
10/10 - Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
10/11 - TBA - TBA
10/12 - Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
10/14 - Toronto, ON – The Sound Academy
10/15 - Montreal, QC – Metropolis
10/16 - New York, NY – Terminal 5
10/17 - Worcester, MA – Palladium
10/18 - Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
10/20 - Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
10/21 - Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
10/22 - Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
10/24 - Saskatoon, SK – O’Brians
10/26 - Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Center
10/28 - Vancouver, B.C – The Vogue
10/29 - Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO10/31 - Oakland, CA – Fox Theater11/01 - Hollywood, CA – Palladium