The Machinist has had one hell of a time throughout the pandemic, between line-up changes and personal struggles. Now the band is airing out all their anger and frustration in a new single called "All Is Not Well" and holy shit is it excellent. Sure it's pissed, but the writing and the performance of the song really bring that anger to life in a pointed way.
"Writing and recording for this album was incredible. I worked with both Ricky Armelino and my fiancé Brian Ginzberg to put together the best possible lyrics, vocal melodies and patterns," said vocalist Amanda Gjelaj. "Also, I wanted to make sure that what The Machinist believes in, stands for and are against as a band is heard. 'All is Not Well' and 'P.I.G.', for example, are both completely different songs speaking about different issues with different sounds to them.
"Throughout the whole album numerous things are brought up from mental health, aliens, losing a loved one and political and global issues. It has variety and a lot of meaning. I really hope it connects with our fans as this is something I personally love to do and I know the rest of The Machinist does as well."
The Machinist's new album All Is Not Well is out July 8. The record was produced, mixed, and mastered by Daniel "DL" Laskiewicz (Bad Wolves, ex-The Acacia Strain), and is available for pre-order here.