Mark your calendar for April 19th – that’s Record Store Day. And while there are still plenty of releases to be announced, as of a few hours ago, we know that Machine Head will be putting out some vinyl. In addition to the demo of a new song, “Killers & Kings,” they’ll also be recording a cover from Orange County band Ignite. Here’s what frontman Rob Flynn said in a posting on the band’s Facebook page:
Machine Head will be releasing a 10 inch vinyl with the A-side containing the “demo” version of a new song, “Killers & Kings.” The B-side will be a cover version of one of our favorite bands “Ignite – Our Darkest Days.”
I remember growing up in the thrash scene and always wanting to hear the demo version of songs. You searched them out, thankfully my buddy Jim was a big “tape trader,” and through trading we had both Metallica demos, Exodus demos, bootlegs of songs sometimes “years” before they came out. I knew how to play every note of “Pleasure Of The Flesh” by Exodus, easily 2 years before the record was out. I had Slayer’s “Reign In Blood” 3 months before it came out, I remember it still had the hi-hat counts starting the songs!! My friends and I would debate the merits of each, (the demo was always better, LOL!) It’s so much cooler to hear it BEFORE the album is out!
So we’re gonna do that for you. I can’t wait for you guys to hear this stuff. Then you can debate it, haha!
So it definitely feels like things are progressing nicely in the Machine Head camp. To read Rob’s recollections of his Sabbath jam/benefit and an update on the new album, head on over to the band’s Facebook page.