Reports suggest Machine Head have signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment.
Another score for that label.
Nuclear Blast Entertainment, the newly launched arm of Nuclear Blast Records, is headed by the band’s longtime friend and former Roadrunner A&R guru Monte Conner, who basically has signed the band a third time in his career.
Think he digs them much?
“Machine Head have produced some of the best material of their storied career over the course of their last three records, and like a fine wine, they just keep getting better with age,” Conner is quoted as saying — likely from a press release I haven’t received yet.
“The songwriting in this band is beyond evolved compared to the majority of their peers, and as a lyricist, Robb Flynn is second to none. On the live front, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more commanding and dominating band.”
Adds Machine Head’s Robb Flynn: “Monte Conner has believed in [us] for 20 years — his belief has never wavered — and we are extremely proud to work alongside him once again.
“When I visited the Nuclear Blast compounds in both Germany and Los Angeles last year, the vibe and spirit that Markus Staiger, Gerardo Martinez and their respective teams created took me back to the spirit of the old Roadrunner Records days, back when bands like Obituary and Sepultura were changing the world with their music,” says Robb.
“Everyone believes, everyone wants it for the right reasons, it’s about creating and respecting a culture, about pioneering new ways for people to discover great music.”