Now that his schedule has freed up due to leaving Machine Head, drummer Dave McClain is heading back to a familiar band – Sacred Reich.
McClain originally played with the band between 1991 and 1995 before joining Machine Head. Sacred Reich frontman Phil Rind comments:
“It is with great pleasure that we announce that Dave McClain is once again a member of SACRED REICH! This was the best case scenario that we could have hoped for. Dave is the best! A great drummer and a great person and we are beyond excited to welcome him back to the band. We’re headed into the studio in February and can't wait for you all to hear our new record due in the Summer of 2019!”
McClain himself is excited to be back in the fold and releasing a new album with the Reich:
“I’m so excited about re-joining my brothers in Sacred Reich. To have the opportunity to make and play music with one of my favorite metal bands was always something I hoped could happen. I can’t wait for everyone to hear the new album that we’re recording in February and to come see us out on the road in 2019-2020.”
A new album is expected in 2019 on Metal Blade Records with touring in 2019 and 2020.
McClain's final show with Machine Head happened last month.