Monster Magnet will release “Cobras And Fire (The Mastermind Redux)”, on October 2.
The project sees the band present a sonic overhaul their 2010 album, “Mastermind”, much as they did when they completely rearranged and boosted 2013’s “Last Patrol” for its reissue as “Milking The Stars: A Re-imagining Of Last Patrol.”
"With Cobras And Fire I wanted to present these songs in a much stranger and dirtier atmosphere,” says frontman Dave Wyndorf. “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.”
Wyndorf adds: “All in all I call this the weirdest Monster Magnet yet, and that's a good thing! I hope you like it! Rock on!"
The group are previewing the project with the lead track, “Mastermind '69".
"Cobras and Fire (The Mastermind Redux)"
Release date: October 2
01. She Digs That Hole
02. Watch Me Fade
03. Mastermind '69
04. Hallucination Bomb
05. Gods And Punks
06. The Titan
07. When The Planes Fall From The Sky
08. Ball Of Confusion
09. Time Machine
10. I Live Behind The Paradise Machine Evil Joe Barresi's Magnet Mash Vol.1
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