WYKKED WYTCH vocalist Ipek conducted separate interviews with MACHINE HEAD's Phil Demmel and UNEARTH's Ken Susi at the August 14, 2011 West Palm Beach, Florida stop of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. The interviews, which aired on the August 25, 2011 edition of "Wytching Hour" show on Metal Messiah Radio, can be streamed below.
MACHINE HEAD's new album, "Unto The Locust", will be made available on September 27 via the band's longtime label Roadrunner Records. The CD was recorded at JingleTown Studios in Oakland, with frontman Robb Flynn producing, and it is sure to level anything and everything that happens upon its path. Flynn stated about the new album in an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, "I think we've really taken our music to the next level with this. We feel super-excited about it. I started taking some singing lessons with the guy who worked with Mick Jagger and Lady Gaga. And then I took some classical guitar. I wanted to feel like a beginner again and not be comfortable and see what that brought out. There's definitely a big neoclassical vibe on the record between all the brutality."
UNEARTH's new album, "Darkness In The Light", sold 6,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 72 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous CD, "The March", opened with around 11,000 units back in October 2008 to land at No. 45.
A track-by-track breakdown of "Darkness In The Light" by UNEARTH's vocalist Trevor Phipps can be found at AltPress.com.