July 14, 2011, posted by FotherMucker99.

Phil Demmel provides track by track breakdown of Unto The Locust

Machine Head

Brandon Marshall of Sonic Excess recently conducted an interview with guitarist Phil Demmel of San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD. A few excerpts from the chat follow below.

SONIC EXCESS: With the success of Machine Heads 2007 release, The Blackening, was there extra pressure while writing and recording Unto The Locust, and did Machine Head have the mentality to bury The Blackening when going into the studio?

PHIL DEMMEL: I dont think so. I think it was the same pressure that they felt after Supercharger, doing Through The Ashes, or The Blackening. The band always wants to do a different record, and thats certainly been proven with the discography. I mean, no record has been the same, and that continues to trend. Weve been writing for ourselves since Ive been in the band. I cant speak for before then, but we write for ourselves. Thats what weve been doing. Weve been growing in the music, as people, as friends, and band mates. Weve grown as brothers and in our everyday lives. So, we see the world from a different perspective now. So, thats also going to change our moods and the way we write. Thats been the case, for sure. I wouldnt say there was any more pressure than the last one. You always want to write the best record that you can.

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