“Kaleidoscope”, the new video from San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD, can be seen below. The clip was directed by MACHINE HEAD‘s longtime collaborator Mike Sloat, who previously helmed the band’s videos for “Locust”, “Aesthetics Of Hate”, “Imperium” and “Now We Die”, among others.
“Kaleidoscope” is taken from MACHINE HEAD‘s new album, “Catharsis”, which will be released on January 26 via Nuclear Blast. The effort will be made available in several formats, including a CD/DVD digipak edition which contains footage of MACHINE HEAD‘s 2015 concert at San Francisco’s Regency Ballroom.
The follow-up to 2014’s “Bloodstone & Diamonds”, “Catharsis” was produced by MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn and was recorded, mixed, and co-produced by Zack Ohren (FALLUJAH, ALL SHALL PERISH) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California. Mastering was handled by Ted Jensen (HATEBREED, ALICE IN CHAINS, DEFTONES) at Sterling Sound in New York. Cover photography was created by Seanen Middleton.
In a recent interview with Poland’s Interia.pl, Flynn stated about “Kaleidoscope”: “We literally wrote that [song] in the studio. Me and Dave [McClain, drums] were messing around. It just came super-fast. I ended up going in there and I freestyled a bunch of the lyrics and that whole intro section was the second time I ever sang the song. It just poured out of me. I was really excited.”
He continued: “I think when you go to capture a record, you go into the studio and sometimes it can be a little bit of a sterile environment. You want to capture lightning in a bottle, but it’s hard, it’s the hardest thing to do. Many bands don’t do it. With [‘Kaleidoscope’], we just fucking captured it and it was crazy. You’re literally hearing the first day we ever played that song as a band. We captured it. I think you feel that energy. I think there’s an urgency there, there’s an excitement there. I don’t know if it would have been there if we worked on it for eight or nine months and then recorded it later.”
The North American tour in support of “Catharsis” will kick off on January 25 in Mesa, Arizona.