Boston, Massachusetts death metal/grindcore band THE RED CHORD has set Fed Through The Teeth Machine as the title of its fourth album, tentatively due this fall via Metal Blade Records. The CD is being recorded at Jonny Fay Backyard Studios, which is owned by the band's former guitarist Jonny Fay, and it will be mixed and mastered by Chris "Zeuss" Harris, who has previously worked with HATEBREED and SHADOWS FALL, among others.
Regarding the new album title, vocalist Guy Kozowyk said: "It's from the Discovery Channel show How It's Made. They were talking about this machine they feed zippers through, but we just though the name was creepy."
The disc will be the band's first since the mid-2007 depature of Faye, whom the group chose not to replace. "With the economy being so bad, we figured it was time to downsize," Kozowyk said, only half-joking. "Writing as a four-piece is actually more efficient because there's one less opinion you have to deal with."
Kozowyk says the new songs are more intense and mature than those on 2007's Prey For Eyes. "It's faster and heavier, but it's definitely groove-oriented and melodic where it needs to be," he said.