Robb Flynn shared a new video on his Instagram story saying Machine Head are currently in the studio working on some “new heaviness.” The clip has since been shared on a fan page and can be seen below. As of right now, Flynn and Jared MacEachern are the only remaining members of the band. It is still unknown who will be replacing former members Phil Demmel and Dave McClain.
It looks like Morbid Angel are getting ready to start the writing process for their next album. Steve Tucker told Metal Wani the following:
“I’m gonna actually start writing some new music, and I think Trey [Azagthoth, guitar] will probably start writing some new music. We’ll probably do a couple of more tours throughout the year. We have some stuff that’s being talked about now, but nothing concrete. It’s that time. It’s been a little bit over a year since the last album came out. I’ve kind of got the urge and desire myself to write some more music. So we’ll start getting into that and continue doing shows.”
During a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie, Mark Morton talked a bit about the new material Lamb Of God are working on. He said the following:
“We are currently working on new material that I’m thrilled about. I just had some sessions with Willie [Adler], putting together new songs. There’s a really cool energy going on with the new stuff. So Lamb Of God is full throttle. We’ve got shows coming together—I think we’ve already announced some of them for this year—and more to come. And lots of new material coming together. So, yeah, they’ll be no shortage of Lamb Of God this year, for sure.”
While responding to a fan on Twitter, The Ghost Inside shared a new photo that seems to imply that new music is in the works. You can check that out below. The group have been sidelined for quite a while, due to the injuries they sustained in their horrific November 2015 bus crash.
[via The PRP]
Hundred Suns, the band featuring Cory Brandan (Norma Jean), Ryan Leger (ex-Every Time I Die), and Chris LeMasters (ex-Dead And Divine), have been demoing new material. Brandan confirmed the news via Twitter:
[via The PRP]
It looks like Evanescence will be working on new material in 2019. Amy Lee confirmed the news to 93.3 WMMR Rocks! saying it will kind of be “an open year for getting inspired and being creative.”
Lee said the following when asked about new music:
“We all really wanna do it. And it’s not one of those things where it’s, like, ‘Someday, maybe we’ll do something again.’ Everybody’s onboard, and we’re getting together to do a few shows next year in [the rock] style — partially because I think it’ll be good for us to get back to that root, just get back to playing EVANESCENCE-style rock and roll and just jive together again.”
“I really love my band; I really like hanging out with them; and I really like making music with them. When we get together, a lot of times, it’s just that we’re just starting out some big tour, so it’s a lot of rehearsing and remembering and repeating. But we’re filled, as we hang out and play together, with ideas and inspiration that we don’t really have time on a show day to get together and jam and flesh out any ideas. So I think it’s gonna be cool that instead of getting on a long tour, next year is sort of an open year for getting inspired and being creative and getting together to play a few shows also. So we have the time to get together and feel each other, be a band, but also there’s room all around us for us to go, ‘Okay. That was fun. I’ve got an idea. How about next week? Is everybody free? Let’s get together. Let’s jam. Let’s see how it goes.’ Because we can. So I’m looking forward to that. The timeline is just that. We’re gonna really spend next year trying to focus on figuring out exactly what we want it to sound like, trying to write some songs and see what happens. So, I don’t know… We’re just gonna be working on it next year. Hopefully by the end… I’m sure by the end of the year, we’ll kind of know what’s going on. [Laughs]”
She also added the following when asked about her thoughts on releasing singles and EPs instead of full albums:
“I like the fact that things have changed. I’m an old-school person when it comes to music in a lot of ways. I like albums, I like stories, I like it when something can be cool by itself but also be a part of something bigger and make sense in a different context. But it doesn’t always have to be like that, because I myself, I don’t always listen to music that way anymore. It’s not like I’m always sitting and listening to a whole album. You can love a song by somebody and there’s only, like, one or two songs that you like by that artist, and that’s okay. I’m open-minded about it. I feel like it’s always been sort of our method to think of things in terms of an album, but I’m not stuck to that completely this time. What if you had an idea…? It’s cool that you have the ability to think like this. What if you had an idea about part of the songs that you’re making — like, four of them or something — to be one style, and then you had an idea for four songs over here to be this totally other style? And then take some time to do some covers. I just think it’s cool to be able to have this freedom to commit to less and do more. I’m totally open to doing a few songs instead of an album here and there, and see what happens.”