Entries tagged with: Monster Magnet
by Andrew Sacher
Long-running metal weirdos Monster Magnet are still going strong, and are planning to release their eleventh studio album, Cobras and FIre (The Mastermind Redux), on October 9 via Napalm Records. Similar to how 2014's Milking the Stars: A Re-Imagining Of Last Patrol was quite literally a re-imagining of their 2013 album, Last Patrol, this new one is a re-imagining of 2010's Mastermind. The first single is "Mastermind '69," which premieres in this post. As you might expect, it's wacky hard-hitting psychedelia, and you can listen below.
Monster Magnet at MHOW in 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Last year, Monster Magnet released their new album Lost Patrol, and on November 14 they're following it with Milking the Stars: A Re-Imagining of Last Patrol on Napalm Records (pre-order). As the title suggests, it will feature new arrangements of the Last Patrol songs, and it also includes four new ones. One of the re-imagined tracks, "The Duke," has now been given video treatment via director Phil Mucci, and that video premieres in this post. You can check it out below.
by Doug Moore
Monster Magnet at MHoW (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Bad news, Monster Magnet folk: according to the band's publicist, frontman Dave Wyndorf has the flu, which means that the remaining shows of their tour with with Royal Thunder and Zodiac have been cancelled, including their 12/14 date at the Bowery Ballroom here in NYC. According to the venue's site, refunds are available. If you really feel like bumming yourself out, check out Invisible Oranges' enthusiastic writeup of the tour's Chicago date.
The full list of cancelled dates is below.
By Doug Moore
Behemoth at Irving Plaza, 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Behemoth frontman Nergal is kind of a badass -- he's an extremely gifted musician and a live-performance powerhouse who's played an important role in putting the potent Polish metal scene on the international map over the past 20 years. He's also a cancer survivor; after his 2010 leukemia diagnosis, he underwent chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. Two years later, Behemoth were back on the road and plowing through high-energy live sets like nothing had happened. Again, badass.
Behemoth announced a 2014 release for The Satanist -- their tenth album, and their first in half a decade -- a few months ago. I admittedly haven't been too excited by their last few efforts, but after watching the NSFW video for leadoff single "Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel" (streaming below), my enthusiasm for the band has been rekindled. It's far moodier and more patient composition than the cluttered, robotic death/black metal that they've produced recently. They can still put the hammer down when they need to, though; the song's final minute is both the catchiest and most intense moment I've heard them produce since the mid-aughts. The video is pretty cool too, especially if you're into artsy black-and-white shots of evil rituals happening in slow motion.
In related news, Behemoth were also recently announced as part of the initial lineup for the 2014 edition of France's Hellfest, which will take place from June 20 through 22 (6/20-6/22). The lineup so far is huge and crazy: there's a "huge rock band" stage, featuring Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, and Soundgarden, among others; a big-name thrash/black metal stage that spotlights Slayer, Death Angel, Emperor, Iced Earth, Behemoth, and more; a death metal stage that will include Death To All, Carcass, Opeth, Nile, Gorguts, Hail of Bullets, and Weekend Nachos; a smaller black metal stage topped off by Watain, Gorgoroth and 1349; a sludge/stoner stage featuring Electric Wizard, Monster Magnet, Unida, Kylesa, Godflesh, and Clutch; and a punk stage topped by Walls of Jericho, Millencolin, and Turbonegro. Wow. You can reserve tickets now, if you feel like parsing the Google-Translated ticket page.
Check out the Behemoth video and the full set of Hellfest announcements below.
by Doug Moore
ÆVANGELIST's new album cover
Today has been a pretty goddamn crazy 24-ish hours for new heavy music streams. I count five full-album streams of note (incuding the Pelican stream we posted earlier), plus a handful of individual tracks. Here's what I've got:
Noise-flocked death metallers Ævangelist have a new song up on Bandcamp (and below).
Gift of Gods (featuring Nocturno Culto of Darkthrone) have a new song on Youtube (and below).
Likewise for old-school death metal troupe Demonical: song on Youtube, as well as below.
Check out all of the embeddable streams below. I think that does it. What did I miss?
by Doug Moore
We announced a few months back that Monster Magnet will be releasing a new album, Last Patrol, on October 15 via Napalm Records. (Preorder it here.) The band will tour North America for the first time in ten years in support of the album, but when we last touched on it, no openers had been announced.
That's all been cleared up. Looks like Monster Magnet will rely on relentless road dogs Royal Thunder (who have played NYC more than once this year), with help from Zodiac, for support. The tour brings all three bands to NYC on December 14 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show are still available.
On top of that, Monster Magnet has debuted a second new jam, called "Mindless Ones", from their upcoming effort (via Crave). Stream both new MM songs and check out the full list of tour dates below.
Monster Magnet at MHoW, Dec 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Monster Magnet has had enough of strolling down memory lane, and have announced a new LP, Lost Patrol, which will hit on October 15 via Napalm Records. It features nine new tracks including "The Duke (of Supernature)" which you can stream below.
In addition, the band will embark on their first US tour in a decade, part of a large North American campaign in November and December. Bowery Ballroom will host the band on December 14, and tickets info is on the way.
Full tour schedule and album details are below.
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
""There ain't no pioneers/I just sort what I like from what's already there" #MonsterMagnet" - Ted Leo
Monster Magnet / Royal Thunder / White Hills
Monster Magnet performed all of their fan favorite Spine of God as part of a select set of dates that included Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday (12/14). Pictures, video and the setlist from that Brooklyn show, which included support from Royal Thunder and White Hills, are in this post. More below....
Starland Ballroom (more by Tim Griffin)
Another victim of Sandy. The NJ music venue writes:
A MESSAGE FROM THE STARLAND BALLROOM:Damn. See below for a list of shows affected:
The last two weeks in New Jersey have been a testament to our state's resilience. We've witnessed New Jersey's worst days, but also its greatest humanity. We've seen destruction, but we've also seen ho
pe, hard work and determination.
Our situation at Starland is a microcosm of these scenarios -- yet one we realize is significantly less important than one's home, family or livelihood. Hurricane Sandy devastated our electrical system and damaged our sound, lighting, heating / cooling and plumbing systems - all necessary ingredients in operating a public venue. Given the demand for these components in the regional housing and commercial sectors, we do not anticipate being able to open again until Spring 2013.
Speaking of 2013, it's the year in which we intend to celebrate Starland Ballroom's 10th anniversary. So we're dedicated to taking this time to rebuild the state's best concert venue, and make it even better. We'll take inspiration from all of our New Jersey neighbors who are working hard to get their lives back to normal. When it's all said and done, we'll be here for some of the best live concert celebrations available.
You can help in this effort: Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions and ideas on how to make Starland even better. We'll read every last one of them.
Most of our shows will be canceled. A few will be moved to new locations. We'll have them listed here and at Starlandballroom.com ASAP.
Fans holding tickets to the canceled shows will receive a full refund, including fees. If you bought tickets online or via phone, you will receive an automatic refund within 7-10 business days. If you bought your tickets from a Ticketmaster retail outlet, you may return your tickets to that exact location for your refund. Tickets purchased here at Starland can be turned in for a full refund plus service fees during new hours of operation - Thursdays and Fridays from 3-6pm and Saturdays from 11am-2pm. The Box Office will not be open on Thanksgiving. Fans holding tickets to relocated shows, but unable to attend due to the new location, are also entitled to a refund. 2012 Starland SeasonPass holders will be permitted to use their passes for shows in 2013.
We regret that any of these shows are going away, but not as much as we regret the pain, suffering and destruction experienced by our customers throughout the Garden State. Much like the spirit of New Jersey, you can't stop rock n' roll. And we don't intend to.
Jersey proud, Starlanders. We'll see you soon.
Royal Thunder at BV-BBG CMJ 2012, (more by Nate "Igor" Smith)
Royal Thunder's ongoing tour with ASG and Corrosion of Conformity came to Brooklyn for a show at Saint Vitus on Saturday night (11/10). Watch Some video from that NYC appearance below along with the list of remaining dates.
Speaking of their dates, they now have even more. Look for Royal Thunder to support Monster Magnet at their upcoming string of Spine of God dates, including Music Hall of Williamsburg on December 14 with White Hills (tickets) and Starland Ballroom on December 15 (tickets).
Updated tour dates and video from Saint Vitus below...
Monster Magnet at Music Hall of Williamsburg (more by Greg Cristman)
Much like they did with Dopes to Infinity earlier this year, Monster Magnet will perform all of ther 1992 LP Spine of God plus "the hits" at Music Hall of Williamsburg on December 14 and in Sayreville, NJ at Starland Ballroom on December 15. Tickets for MHoW go on AMEX presale on Wednesday (8/8) at noon and regular sale on Friday (8/10), while Starland Ballroom tickets are on sale 8/10 at noon.
Monster Magnet will also be bringing Spine of God to Philadelphia on Dec 16 at The Trocadero.
Stream all of the Spine of God LP below alongside a list of all, mostly-European, tour dates.
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photos by Greg Cristman
Monster Magnet performed Dopes To Infinity in full in NYC at Music Hall of Williamsburg on 1/13 and the next night at Starland Ballroom in NJ, the only places the band performed the album.
The headliners was joined by Naam, Quest for Fire and Ladykiller! at the NYC show which we have pictured in this post. More pics, along with the setlist (which was the same both nights), below...
Monster Magnet's Dopes To Infinity
Monster Magnet will play all of their breakout LP Dopes To Infinity as well as "the hits" at a pair of NYC area shows in January: Music Hall of Williamsburg on January 13th with Naam, Quest For Fire, Ladykiller! & the Heavy Shit DJ's, and Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on January 14th with Ladykiller!, Lords Of Mercy, Life Without Warming, The Black Clouds, & Black Ocean. The two dates are the only known US shows as part of their Dopes To Infinity tour, which kicks off in November in Europe. Tickets to MHoW and to Starland Ballroom go on AMEX presale Wednesday with regular sale kicking off on Friday.
Monster Magnet is also preparing to release Dopes, a limited-edition three track EP on 10" vinyl that will feature "reimagined" versions of "King Of Mars", "All Friends and Kingdom Come", and "Dopes To Infinity". The EP is due this month via their own Studio 13 label. Dopes To Infinity, released in 1995, preceeded their later Powertrip LP which would eventually go gold on the strength of the single "Space Lord".
Naam, who recently released their Nirvana covers 7", are currently hard at work on a new long-player, though no word as to where (label-wise) or when that will surface.
All tour dates and some video is below.