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Monster Magnet To Release ‘Cobras and Fire’ October 9th on Napalm Records

Monster Magnet To Release Cobras and Fire
(The Mastermind Redux) October 9th on Napalm Records
 

 First Song Streaming Now On Brooklyn Vegan

Dave Wyndorf and his henchmen seemingly had the time of their lives when they completely rearranged and boosted Last Patrol 2014 and christened it Milking the Stars: A Re-imagining of Last Patrol!  Now Monster Magnet go back even further to 2010 and their Mastermind album. Even if you know the album inside and out you won`t be prepared in the slightest for the trip that is Cobras and Fire (The Mastermind Redux): just think of the beast Apocalypse Now turned into in its Redux form. Familiar elements drift by and are swallowed whole by thundering psych orgies – Wyndorf often focuses on a singular song fragment and turns it into his ride to total Nirvana. Go look for your daily dose of average rock elsewhere: this is the mindfuck of the year!

Today the first song from Cobras and Fire (The Mastermind Redux) “Mastermind ’69” is receiving its exclusive premiere courtesy of Brooklyn Vegan. Check out the song HERE.

Frontman Dave Wyndorf on the new album:
“Hey, hey! I’m pleased to announce the release of Cobras And Fire: The Mastermind Redux. It’s a re-imagining of material from 2010’s Mastermind album as an alternative listening experience that I think stands on its own. 
With Cobras And Fire I wanted to present these songs in a much stranger and dirtier atmosphere. Less “classic rock” and more…well, I’d guess I’d call it a deranged fusion of Garage-Psych, Fuzz Punk and Movie Soundtrack music. It’s almost completely re-recorded (with the bulk of the guitar and bass playing by co-producer Phil Caivano) and as in Milking The Stars I’ve added organ, piano, sitars and more to flesh out a completely new sound for these tunes. There’s also a Hawkwind/Pink Fairies inspired cover version of The Temptations 1969 classic “Ball Of Confusion” with background vocals by MONSTER MAGNET co-founder and Rib Eye Bros. frontman Tim Cronin. Plus an 8 minute, tripped out sonic adventure entitled “I Live Behind The Paradise Machine” specially created by mixer extraordinaire Evil Joe Barresi. Joe is at his best here, seamlessly integrating elements from several MAGNET songs into a new, stand alone composition. 
All in all I call this the weirdest MONSTER MAGNET yet, and that’s a good thing! I hope you like it! 
Rock on!”

Cobras and Fire (The Mastermind Redux) will be released on Napalm Records October 9th.
The album is available for pre-order via the Napalm Records Webstore HERE!

Cobras and Fire (The Mastermind Redux) Track Listing:

  1. She Digs That Hole
  2. Watch Me Fade
  3. Mastermind ’69
  4. Hallucination Bomb
  5. Gods and Punks
  6. The Titan
  7. When The Planes Fall From the Sky
  8. Ball of Confusion
  9. Time Machine
  10. I live Behind the Paradise Machine Evil Joe Barresi’s Magnet Mash Vol.1

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http://www.zodiaclung.com
https://www.facebook.com/monstermagnet
http://www.napalmrecords.com

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!