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Posted on February 12, 2008

Blabbermouth reports Dave McClain drummer with Machine Head has given an interview with ‘In Utah This Week’:

On how he would label the band's music:

“There are so many labels that bands give themselves now. They have about three or four descriptions before they get to the 'metal' part. Like [blank] metal — I don't get it. We're a metal band, period!'

On the upcoming CD, “The Blackening“:

“This is a pretty epic album; we took a lot of time letting these songs take on a life of their own, whether it was adding more parts or making things just more complicated to play. We had a lot of fun writing this album, and I think people are gonna be blown away when they hear it!

“We're writing music for the part of us that is still that kid we were that was running to the front row at the IRON MAIDEN show. And also the musician part of us that wants to be challenged! It's killer to be able to be in that mind frame and not have to worry about if a certain song is too long or too heavy for a certain radio station.”

On whether he puts his utmost focus on musicianship, having a good time, expressing your feelings, or other during the recording process:

“I think all that is important, especially in this day and age of recording with ProTools. I think too many bands use technology like that to a disadvantage, making every little thing perfect and taking out any kind of human feel. We're not a band that records with a click track or puts the drum tracks through a program that makes everything perfect. We're pretty good at making our mistakes sound like we meant to do them.”

Read the entire interview at www.inthisweek.com.


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