Machine Head's new record is being mixed in the UK and is scheduled for a March 26 release.

'The Blackening' is set to open with 'Clenching the Fists of Dissent', and also features 'Aesthetics of Hate', 'Halo', 'The Beautiful Mourning', 'Now I Lay Thee Down', 'Slanderous' and 'A Farewell to Arms'.

After a fly in visit, frontman Robert Flynn commented:

"Press is flipping out! Some people said it's the best thing we've ever done, others said it was 'So epic, it sounds like The Bible!!!' I was like, 'WOW!... wait, is that good?' He assured me, yes. Really stoked though, man, great response from pretty much everyone. Label is LOVING it. Played it for a couple
of fans who were lingering around too... 'Oh my God's' were uttered, heads were banging and horns were flying!!!"