Despite an announcement on the Roadrunner Records U.K. web site that the reissue of MACHINE HEAD's classic debut album, "Burn My Eyes", will surface in January, a Roadrunner representative has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the "Burn My Eyes" re-release has actually been pushed back to September 2007 so as to not interfere with the release of the band's new studio album, "The Blackening". According to the representative, the bonus tracks that will be included on the reissue "are not 100% written in stone, though it will have all the obvious b-sides ([cover of POISON IDEA's] 'Alan's On Fire', the two remixes, the two live tracks) from that era, plus some really rare demos" that MH frontman Robert Flynn managed to dig up.
As previously reported, MACHINE HEAD is putting the finishing touches on the recordings for its sixth studio album, "The Blackening", tentatively due in early 2007 via Roadrunner Records. The group is recording the new CD at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA, with MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn returning to the producer's chair, and Mark Keaton once again handling engineering duties. Longtime MACHINE HEAD collaborator Colin Richardson (CANNIBAL CORPSE, TRIVIUM, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE) will also be returning to mix the record alongside Flynn beginning next week in London. Tentative songtitles for "The Blackening" include "Clenching the Fists of Dissent", "Aesthetics of Hate", "Halo", "The Beautiful Mourning", "Now I Lay Thee Down", "Slanderous Love", "Wolves" and "A Farewell to Arms". The band has also tapped longtime MACHINE HEAD artist Paul Brown (MARILYN MANSON) to begin working on album art in the coming weeks.