One Machine, the brainchild of acclaimed guitarist/songwriter Steve Smyth (Testament, Nevermore, Forbidden, Dragonlord, Vicious Rumors), have set ‘The Final Cull’ as the title of their second album, due on September 18th on Scarlet Records. Commented Smyth: “We are very excited to release The Final Cull to you all on September 18th! This is the album I’ve been wanting to write for years, and we’ve done it now, with One Machine. The perfect storm of a bit of careful planning, a lot of spontaneity in the songwriting department, and jamming as a band together with Jamie (Hunt, guitar), Chris (Hawkins, vocals), Stefano (Selvatico, bass), and Michi (Sanna, drums) live in the studio, we have come out the other side of this with what I feel is a really heavy, living, breathing, live metal album! Did I mention it’s heavy, and it’s metal?! We tracked live at Death Island Studios, with Marco Angioni and Tue Madsen helming. Tue came in and set up the studio, and off we went for 9 days solid, 15-18 hour days, eat, sleep, and right back in, it was awesome! Tue mixed, mastered and produced Chris’ vocals (I leaned in a little), and I produced the music. It was so refreshing to work in this way again! Music is meant to be heard live, especially metal, that’s why I wanted to do it this way, and we couldn’t be happier with this album. I hope you’ll join us down the dark futuristic path that is The Final Cull!”
One Machine are launching a crowdfunding campaign on Friday July 17th to help offset the costs incurred during the recording, with many great perks soon to be on offer, in addition to regular pre-orders of the album, which will be available in Digital Download, CD, Digipack, and special edition vinyl formats. For more information, please bookmark and visit this link on Friday July 17th: