During a recent interview with Rock Hard Greece, Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn revealed that the band almost recorded their new album with guitarist Logan Mader and drummer Chris Kontos. However, things didn’t end up working out due to the pandemic.
Flynn said the following:
“I did. And we tried to do that. Logan actually has a co-write on [the song] ‘My Hands Are Empty’ [which appears on ‘Of Kingdom And Crown’]. And we tried. I sent everybody the demos [for the new album]. The stuff that I had till that point, I said, ‘Hey, add some riffs to this’ or ‘Add some drum ideas.’
I think the timing of it was just crazy. Once the pandemic hit, everybody was just trying to hustle and make money and live and stay afloat. Even Logan and I had a conversation at one point. He was, like, ‘Dude, I’d love to do this, but I need to fucking find a way to pay my rent. I’ve gotta figure out some other shit to make money here.’ ‘Cause he lost a lot of… When the pandemic hit, many people lost their jobs.
So it just, unfortunately, didn’t pan out. Not to say that it won’t in the future, but for this time it didn’t. And so Jared and I just kept on plugging along.”