San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD have posted the following message on their official web site:
"Do you live in the Bay Area? Have a lot of free time on your hands? Feel comfortable using a video camera? Wanna film the studio sessions for MACHINE HEAD's new album, 'The Blackening'? If you or someone you know meets those requirements, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP for more information.
"Serious inquiries only, please. You've gotta be close, available immediately, and able to commit a very significant amount of the next month to the task."
As previously reported, MACHINE HEAD has set "The Blackening" as the title of its sixth studio album, tentatively due in early 2007 via Roadrunner Records. The group is recording the new CD at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA, with MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn returning to the producer's chair, and Mark Keaton once again handling engineering duties. Longtime MACHINE HEAD collaborator Colin Richardson (CANNIBAL CORPSE, TRIVIUM, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE) will also be returning to mix the record alongside Flynn this October in London. Tentative songtitles for "The Blackening" include "Clenching the Fists of Dissent", "Aesthetics of Hate", "Halo", "The Beautiful Mourning", "Now I Lay Thee Down", "Slanderous Love", "Wolves" and "A Farewell to Arms". The band has also tapped longtime MACHINE HEAD artist Paul Brown (MARILYN MANSON) to begin working on album art in the coming weeks.