Upcoming Finnish metal group Machine Men have entered the studio to begin recording the follow up to their impressive 2005 debut, 'Elegies', which spawned a top 5 single in their homeland and tour with Sonata Arctica.

The new album will be called 'The Shadow Gallery' and released in January 2007 by Century Media.

Vocalist Antony says of the new album:
"We are in the studio since 3 weeks and the songs sound good and very powerful! And we are in schedule 'cos we can record 24 hours a day if we want. Of course, we also have to sleep sometime ;-). The new album will be heavier and faster than the last one, but still melodic. And a good thing is - all the songs work live very well. Can't wait for the moment when I hear all the songs mixed and the feeling of intoxication after that."

Remember that Machine Men are on at this year's Bloodstock 2006 on 30th September!