Nathan Katsiaficas of the WMHB 89.7 FM metal radio show called “Metal Mutilation” conducted an interview with vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn of San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD on January 26 in Portland, Maine. You can now watch the chat below.
When asked for his opinion on the current Republican presidential candidates and President Obama, Flynn said, “I’m not really into the Republicans, but I’m not really into the Democrats either. I think they’re both kind of full of it. I feel like the whole thing is kind of a farce, really. The choice is between this guy and that guy, but it’s just so skewed… These cadidates come out of nowhere. It’s like, ‘Who is this guy? Who wants this person to be the President?’ And then, all of a sudden, you hear about him, and it’s kind of, like, we’ve got this illusion of freedom of choice, and I don’t really feel like it is the freedom of choice, because I don’t know if any of those guys would be the one that I would want. Some of them may be a little more in line with what I believe, but I think they’re all kind of full of it. . . I think most politicians are all full of it, man. They’ve got their lobbyists and they’ve got all their corporations that are backing them. And if they fucking step out of line, man, they’re getting fucked. They’re not gonna be able to do the things. I think the corporations just have them so in their pocket that they could talk a good talk, but at the end of the day, what’s really goona change until the corporations are taken care of?”
MACHINE HEAD is currently taking part in a North American headlining with support from SUICIDE SILENCE and DARKEST HOUR.
MACHINE HEAD‘s new album, “Unto The Locust”, sold more than 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 22 on The Billboard 200 chart — putting MACHINE HEAD in the Top 25 for the first time in the band’s 17-year history.
MACHINE HEAD has consistently averaged more than 100,000 copies sold in the U.S. for each of its seven albums and has shifted double that overseas (accruing several silver records in the U.K.), resulting in cumulative worldwide sales of more than 2.4 million.
MACHINE HEAD‘s previous CD, “The Blackening”, opened with just under 15,000 units back in April 2007 to debut at No. 54 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s 2004 effort, “Through The Ashes Of Empires”, premiered with less than 12,000 copies to land at No. 88.