MONSTER MAGNET Re-Name New Album, Switch Producers

MONSTER MAGNET have changed the tentative title for their forthcoming studio album to "Monolithic Babies" from the previously announced "Radiation Day". In addition, the band appear to have switched producers for the project, with the original choice of Joe Barresi (LIMP BIZKIT, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, KYUSS) having been jettisoned in favor of Scott Humphrey (ROB ZOMBIE, SPINESHANK, ANDREW W.K.), who recently worked with MONSTER MAGNET mainman Dave Wyndorf on the score for Ice Cube's next movie, "Torque". The CD, the group's first with bassist Jim Baglino (LORD STERLING) and drummer Micheal Wildwood (ex-CHROME LOCUST), will feature such cuts as "Master Of Light", "On the Verge", "Slut Machine Mach 2", "Ultimate Everything", "Monolithic Babies" and "Little Bag Of Gloom". An early 2004 release through SPV Records is expected.

A MONSTER MAGNET "greatest hits" CD, titled appropriately enough "Greatest Hits", is being issued in Europe on September 15 through A&M Records. While the first CD contains the obvious collection of singles and a random series of tracks picked by MAGNET's old label, the second CD includes a couple of hard-to-find b-sides and a complete selection of their video clips.

The complete track listing for "Greatest Hits" is as follows:

CD 1:

01. Tractor
02. Medicine
03. Dopes To Infinity
04. Melt
05. Spacelord
06. Powertrip
07. Atomic Clock
08. Heads Explode
09. Bummer
10. Negasonic Teenage Warhead
11. Dead Christmas
12. Silver Future
13. Black Balloon
14. Crop Circle
15. Kiss Of The Scorpion
16. Spacelord (Intergalactic 7 Mix)

CD 2 :

01. Unsolid
02. Big God
03. Into The Void
04. I Want More
05. Spacelord (Video)
06. Powertrip (Video)
07. See You In Hell (Video)
08. Heads Explode (Video)
09. Twin Earth (Video)
10. Face Down (Video)
11. Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Video)
12. Spacelord (Intergalactic 7 Mix - Video)

MONSTER MAGNET will play the London Astoria on December 7 as part of the annual Kerrang! Fest. It is not presently clear if the gig will be part of a more extensive European tour.

In other news, Wyndorf recently conducted an interview with Norway's Metal Express in which he discussed the upcoming album, the "Greatest Hits" compilation and the group's recent signing with SPV. Check out the 10-minute interview at this location.

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