Machine Head Release New Song Circle The Drain
Machine Head have released brand new track Circle The Drain, the second song to come from the California metallers since their lineup change last year.
The follow-up to 2019’s standalone single Do Or Die came as a reaction to the breakdown of relationships affecting frontman Robb Flynn.
“The song is inspired by an acquaintance of mine who returned from Afghanistan only to have his relationship fall apart with his girl,” says Robb. “She had messed around on him, then got paranoid about him messing around on her, and drove him crazy.
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“It was a strange parallel with my life at the time – having just had two band members quit – and even more bizarrely, two long-time couple friends of my wife and I also divorced. It was break-up season. And it played out with friends taking sides, people not being invited to certain events anymore, social and emotional pressure, and all the typical stuff that happens when a relationship goes bad.
“Watching this guy pull through it helped me pull through my own upheaval. The lyrics to Circle the Drain came out of that frustrating time. It’s a sad song about relationships gone bad, but accepting that it’s over, and making yourself move on.”
Catch Machine Head on tour in 2020 across Europe and North America at one of the dates below. Get your tickets here.
Machine Head world tour 2020
14 Detroit, Crofoot
15 Chicago, Metro
16 Minneapolis, Skyway Theatre
18 Denver, The Gothic Theatre
19 Salt Lake City, The Depot
21 Oakland, Fox Theater
22 Anaheim, House of Blues
19 Zaragoza, Teatro de las Esquinas, Spain
21 Santiago De Compostela, Capitol, Spain
23 Oporto, Coliseu de Porto, Portugal
24 Lisbon, Coliseu de Lisboa, Portugal
25 Madrid, La Riviera, Spain
27 Malaga, Paris 15, Spain
28 Murcia, Gamma, Spain
29 Valencia, Republicca, Spain
01 Barcelona, Razzmatazz, Spain
02 Toulouse, Le Bikini, France
05 Ludwigsburg, MHP arena, Germany
06 Wiesbaden, Schlachthof, Germany
08 Hannover, Swiss Life Hall, Germany
09 Prague, Forum Karlin, Czech Republic
10 Bratislava, Refinery Gallery, Slovakia
12 Bucharest, Quantic Club, Romania
13 Sofia, Universiada Hall, Bulgaria
15 Thessaloniki, Fix Factory Of Sound, Greece
16 Athens, Piraeus Academy, Greece
20 Kiev, Stereoplaza, Ukraine
22 Moscow, 1930 Moscow, Russia
23 St Petersburg, A2, Russia
25 Helsinki, The Circus, Finland
28 Stockholm, Fryhuset Arenan, Sweden
29 Oslo, Sentrum Scene, Norway
30 Aarhus, Train, Denmark
01 Hamburg, Grosse Freiheit 36, Germany
02 Utrecht, Tivoliredenburg, Netherlands
03 Lille, L’Aeronef, France
05 London, Brixton O2 Academy, UK
06 Birmingham O2 Academy, UK
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