Machine Head us just released a music video for “My Hands Are Empty”. A new track that was released via Nuclear Blast Records.
This song is the first team up with Robb Flynn and original Burn My Eyes guitarist Logan Mader in 24 years! The new track is about depression and opioid addiction. It’s already receiving a lot of praise from fans online, especially from those that have gone thru similar experiences.
When talking about the track Flynn said, “I have some family members who have beaten their opioid addiction, and have some still in the throes of addiction. It is painful to watch, and I deal with it with great difficulty. It is a song of sadness, but there is hope as well. I have beaten my own drug addictions and we can fight through this, together, and share our pain with the world.”
He went on, “Musically I wanted to go for a bit of a ‘Through The Ashes Of Empires‘ vibe, and it had a grandiose vibe from the beginning, something about that vocal melody haunted me day and night. I sent it off to one of our collaborators Joel Wanasek, and he came back with a whole depth and dimension with strings and keys that really made the song come alive. I added the guitar harmony in the chorus soon after and I knew we were on to something special.
“On the recent ‘Burn My Eyes’ 25th-anniversary tour, I mentioned to Logan about needing a riff or two for a new song, [and] he was excited to collaborate. I sent him the song and the next day he sent me back the heavy riff in the bridge and I was floored. It fit perfectly, and felt really cool to be writing together 24 years later. Jared [MacEachern, bass] came up with the rhythm under the lead section and the song really locked into place.”
Regarding the track Mader said, “During pre-pro for the ‘Burn My Eyes’ anniversary tour last year, I had a special opportunity to collaborate with Machine Head for the first time in over 20 years.
“This is a big milestone for me, to circle back on a massive orbit around life and end up doing new music with MH is epic and unexpected. The song ‘My Hands Are Empty’ was almost completed but needed a riff or two. Robb sent it to me, so I jumped in and added a section which ended up in the master after some arrangement tweaks by Robb. The song is amazing. It was a great feeling to be in the studio with Robb after all these years and I hope to do it again!”
Check out the new music video below!