"The song is about love, loneliness, racism, and not getting what is going on in the world, or America. It's very much about current events, but it applies to a bigger picture."
- Robb Flynn / MACHINE HEAD
Metal is the music of the outcast, the rebel, and the steely-eyed foot soldier. Its principles, values and atavistic power have made life worth living for millions over the last four decades and its inherent artistry continues to ensure that declaring oneself a metalhead is an act of intense, unerring pride. Every worthwhile musical subculture needs its heroes; its standard bearers and pugilistic defenders. For the last 20+ years, MACHINE HEAD have flown the flag for truth, integrity and creative desire in metal, starting with the earth-shattering prescience of 1994's classic Burn My Eyes and continuing through a series of albums that consistently redefined the very notion of heaviness and music while upholding an invigorating lyrical narrative that has turned the band into one of the few in modern times that can boast an unbreakable connection with the hearts and minds of the metal faithful. Led by singer and guitarist Robb Flynn, MACHINE HEAD haven't just pioneered their own unmistakable take on the metal blueprint - they have towered above the competition with a ruthless determination and dedication to the cause, via some of the most life-affirming music ever committed to tape. And since the band's glorious rebirth for 2003's Through The Ashes Of Empires, they have repeatedly upped the ante, both for their own artistic urges and for the entire metal world. Both 2007's universally-worshipped The Blackening, which saw the band doggedly pursue a superhuman touring schedule for more than four years, and its fiendishly intricate follow-up, 2011's Unto The Locust, have emboldened the notion that MACHINE HEAD are simply a force of nature and the living, screaming embodiment of everything that heavy music deigns to represent.
For a band with less integrity and fire than MACHINE HEAD, the success and acclaim afforded to both The Blackening and Unto The Locust could easily have led to complacency and the decision to repeat proven triumphant formulae, but Robb Flynn and his comrades have never rested on their laurels or been satisfied with repeating themselves. the band's eighth studio album, 2014's Bloodstone & Diamonds, once again demonstrated how powerful, creative and unstoppable MACHINE HEAD have become during the 20+ years since the release of their debut album Burn My Eyes. A fearless, ferocious, and endlessly inventive masterpiece that delivered everything that diehard fans of the band demanded, while taking its creators into fascinating and explosive new territory, Bloodstone & Diamonds was a perfect and indisputable antidote to the modern metal scene's hordes of identikit journeymen.
"Is There Anybody Out There?", is available NOW as a stand-alone single on iTunes and all digital music retail platforms, and is destined to be roared to the rafters by the MACHINE HEAD faithful as the band tirelessly traverse the globe, strengthening the unique connection they have with their army of fervent admirers. This is MACHINE HEAD in 2016: bigger, better, stronger, heavier and utterly unassailable.
Robb Flynn - Lead Vocals, Guitars
Dave McClain - Drums
Phil Demmel - Lead Guitar
Jared MacEachern - Bass, Vocals