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Machine Head melden sich recht überraschend mit zwei neuen Songs zurück. Die beiden Tracks kommen in Form einer Doppel-Single daher und tragen den Namen „Stop The Bleeding“ und „Bulletproof“. Erster ist ein Feature mit Killswitch Engage-Frontmann Jesse Leach.

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' ' – – featuring A-side, "Stop The Bleeding" feat. guest vocals from @KillswitchEngage frontman, @jesse_d_leach and B-side, "Bulletproof." This pair of fierce protest anthems were both written days after the back-to-back murders of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery. ⠀ Stream or purchase the incendiary tracks: nuclearblast.com/mh-civilunrest ⠀ Link in bio ☝️. ⠀ The gritty performance video was directed and edited by Mike Sloat, shot on location on the streets of Oakland, CA, with Jesse’s part filmed in Kingston, NY with David Brodsky. ⠀ The B-side, "Bulletproof" is a new song, also recorded with @jaredmaceachern [MACHINE HEAD bass guitar], and @_carlos.cruz_ [WARBRINGER] on drums, back in December 2018. Flynn adds, “The lyrics for ‘Bulletproof’ were finished in the aftermath of not only the Ahmaud Arbery murder at the hands of white supremacist, but everything twisting out of control in our World. The isolation and craziness of the pandemic, the lockdown protesters storming government buildings with AR-15‘s, as well as the blatant lies and conspiracies pouring out of our political leaders’ mouths, hour by hour, day after day.” ⠀ The songs needed something visually provocative as ‘sleeve artwork,’ so the band looked to longtime collaborator Strephon Taylor who hand illustrated various elements from this moment in time, to make a powerful statement about America and the World. ⠀ Both tracks were produced by Robb Flynn (Machine Head, Roadrunner United, Sworn Enemy, Dress The Dead) and engineered by Zack Ohren at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA, with the devastating mix being handled by long-time MACHINE HEAD collaborator and producer extraordinaire, Colin Richardson, together with Chris Clancy at Audioworks Productions UK. The tracks were mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound. ⠀ A significant portion of the "Stop The Bleeding" streaming proceeds will be donated to @GrassrootsLaw, the organization representing George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery.

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Leach kommentierte die Zusammenarbeit für diesen Song der besonderen Art wie folgt:

„Being asked to be part of this song is an honour. Yes, because it’s Machine Head, but more importantly, this is a message that needs to be heard and spread. These issues concerning abuses of power and racism are timeless. I have written about these previously and I’ll write about them again. I think Robb [Flynn, Machine Head frontman] really nailed this one, both lyrically and sonically. My hope is this song helps awaken those who hear it.

Robb has been a frequent voice of the voiceless in these times, so teaming up with him is a no brainer. We need more of our metal community to speak out on social issues and help raise awareness, especially during these crucial times. Music is the soundtrack to our lives, it transcends language and culture. This is the reason we as musicians need to do our part to spark thought and discussion on these types of issues. We can make a difference through music and we can help stop the bleeding.“

„Stop The Bleeding“ kommt mit einem passenden Musik-Video daher, das wir euch nachfolgend zur Verfügung gestellt haben. „Bulletproof“ wiederum steht über diverse Streamingdienste als B-Seite der Doppel-Single bereit. Anhören könnt ihr euch diesen Track u.a. über diesen Verweis.

Seht jetzt das Musik-Video zur neuen Single „Stop The Bleeding“ von Machine Head feat. Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage)

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Den zweiten Track „Bulletproof“ kommentierte Robb Flynn indes wie folgt:

„The lyrics for Bulletproof were finished in the aftermath of not only the Ahmaud Arbery murder at the hands of white supremacist, but everything twisting out of control in our World. The isolation and craziness of the pandemic, the lockdown protesters storming government buildings with AR-15s, as well as the blatant lies and conspiracies pouring out of our political leaders mouths, hour by hour, day after day.“

Als Folge des gewaltsamen Todes von George Floyd entbrannte einmal mehr die Diskussion um Rassismus und soziale Ungleichheit, die Proteste und Bewegungen auf der ganzen Welt hervorriefen.

Bild: Machine Head / YouTube: „Stop The Bleeding feat. Jesse Leach (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)“

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