Bay Area titans Machine Head have shared the brand new song “Circle the Drain”. Singer/guitarist Robb Flynn comments: “The song is Inspired by an acquaintance of mine who returned from Afghanistan only to have his relationship fall apart with his girl. She had messed around on him, then got paranoid about him messing around on her, and drove him crazy. We had a conversation on Valentine’s Day and he said to me “they were just circling the drain”… the phrase struck me.  A few days later I incorporated it into the song I’d been working on.

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 divorce. 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. I wrote it in a more metaphorical tone, as I didn’t want it to be about my life, but to be about anybody’s life who may be going through a rough time like that. It may not be a song that connects with everyone, especially those in a solid relationship, but if the day ever comes when your life goes awry, this song will be a lifeline for you, something to help pull you up out of that dark place.”

Listen to “Circle The Drain” here:

 

Watch The Making Of “Circle Of Drain” Pt. 1 HERE.
Watch The Making Of “Circle Of Drain” Pt. 2 HERE.

MACHINE HEAD ON TOUR 2020:
»Burn My Eyes« – 25th Anniversary Tour – Europe – Part II
19.04. E Zaragoza – Teatro de las Esquinas
21.04. E Santiago de Compostela – Sala Capitol
23.04. P Porto – Coliseu do Porto
24.04. P Lisbon – Coliseu de Lisboa
25.04. E Madrid – La Riviera
27.04. E Málaga – Paris 15
28.04. E Murcia – SaLa Gamma
29.04. E Valencia – Repvblicca
01.05. E Barcelona – Razzmatazz
02.05. F Toulouse – Le Bikini
05.05. D Ludwigsburg – MHPArena
06.05. D Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
08.05. D Hanover – Swiss Life Hall
09.05. CZ Prague – Forum Karlín
10.05. SK Bratislava – Refinery Gallery
12.05. RO Bucharest – Quantic Club
13.05. BG Sofia – Universiada Hall
15.05. GR Thessaloniki – Fix Factory Of Sound
16.05. GR Athens – Piraeus 117 Academy
20.05. UA Kiev – Stereo Plaza
22.05. RUS Moscow – Klub 1930
23.05. RUS St. Petersburg – A2 Green Concert
25.05. FIN Helsinki – The Circus
28.05. S Stockholm – Fryshuset Arenan
29.05. N Oslo – Sentrum Scene
30.05. DK Aarhus – Train
01.06. D Hamburg – Große Freiheit 36 *SOLD OUT*
02.06. NL Utrecht – TivoliVredenburg
03.06. F Lille – L’Aéronef
05.06. UK London – Brixton Academy
06.06. UK Birmingham – O2 Academy