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MACHINE HEAD’S DAVE MCCLAIN INTERVIEW WITH RHYTHM…

Posted on August 3, 2011

RHYTHM magazine’s Joel McIver recently met up with Dave McClain from MACHINE HEAD and you can see an extract from that interview on MusicRadar.com. Dave discusses how they felt about folloing on from The Blackening as well as answering some awesome gear questions (he says he’s OCD when it comes to kit – and he’s not joking!?):

“I’m going 8″, 10″, 12″, 16″, 18″ with toms, and I put the 8″ in a really weird spot – because my kit is super spread out and super flat. I’ve got this weird OCD thing with everything being flat. The hi-hat is to my left, and the tom is a little bit to the left of that and underneath it, so when I do the big Neil Peart rolls my aim has to be perfect…It’s in a really weird spot but it was the only place I could put it on my kit that made it still look the way it does. I wish I’d done it on the last record, because there were a lot of places on there where the sound of that 8″ tom would really have opened the rolls up. I added a couple of cowbells too. I barely use them but they’re really cool.”

You can read the rest of the interview AT THIS LOCATION and be sure to pick up the full article in the current issue of RHYTHM, by CLICKING HERE.

The band revealed the artwork for their upcoming album, Unto The Locust, last week. CLICK HERE to see the cover artwork.

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