MONSTER MAGNET: 'Ejection' Video ReleasedMarch 7, 2018
Two weeks ago, MONSTER MAGNET premiered the second single from its forthcoming album, "Mindfucker" — a smokin'-hot, rocket-fueled version of HAWKWIND lead singer Robert Calvert's "Ejection". The original song is a true '70s classic and couldn't be a better choice to lead the way to what to expect from MONSTER MAGNET's 11th studio album.
No surprise then that Dave Wyndorf and Co. deliver the cosmic chaos with their brand new video, a great homage to space rock godfathers HAWKWIND as well as a clear reflection of the roar and shake blazing forth on "Mindfucker". Check out the clip below.
"Mindfucker" is described in a press release as "different, a step forward and a step back at the same time to the almighty roots of hard rock music, kindled by the unpretentious proto-punk era. Up-tempo, savage in both sound and spirit, 'Mindfucker' is the real deal! The album has the potential to surprise and to whip up the love for the genre, while still giving the sludgies and stoner freaks exactly what they wish for in a new MONSTER MAGNET album."
Commented MONSTER MAGNET leader Dave Wyndorf: "'Mindfucker' is a fuzzed out, headbangin' celebration of hard rock and 21st Century paranoia. Ten fuel-injected, nitro-burning tracks of fiery rock 'n' roll and garage psych madness, all done MONSTER MAGNET style. It's also an album that gets right to the point: the world is out of its fucking mind and I'm livin' it…. for better or worse. It's simple, really. In these crazy times, I've been wanting to just drive my car at 100 miles per hour and howl, you know what I mean? So I wrote songs I can do that with. And with lyrics that don’t deny the times we're living in. Feels good, feels right. Rock is alive, baby!"
MONSTER MAGNET guitarist Phil Caivano told Metal Express Radio that the band's follow-up to 2013's "Last Patrol" would be "very aggressive, very straight-ahead, very 'Detroit.' Once again, [it's] back to some of our American roots. We did the 'space rock' thing on the last couple of records. Being the huge HAWKWIND fans we are, AMON DÜÜL fans, GROUNDHOGS fans… that whole thing. 'Last Patrol' was very, very influenced by space rock, and there'll always be elements of space rock in MONSTER MAGNET stuff, but we brought it back to what we were influenced by as kids, which would be the Detroit thing: STOOGES, MC5, GRAND FUNK RAILROAD. Very punchy, American… That's really what it is. All I can say is the word 'Detroit' always keeps coming to mind."
"Mindfucker" track listing:
01. Rocket Freak
04. I'm God
07. Want Some
09. All Day Midnight
10. When The Hammer Comes Down
MONSTER MAGNET's last release was "Cobras And Fire (The Mastermind Redux)", which came out in October 2015. The album was dubbed an "alternative listening experience" to the band's 2010 effort "Mastermind". The approach was similar to what MONSTER MAGNET did in 2014 when they took "Last Patrol", pulled the songs apart and rebuilt them as "Milking The Stars: A Re-Imagining Of Last Patrol".
MONSTER MAGNET is:
Dave Wyndorf (vocals, guitar)
Garrett Sweeny (guitar)
Phil Caivano (guitar)
Chris Kosnik (bass)
Bob Pantella (drums)
Photo credit: Jeremy Saffer
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