Reini of Austria's Stormbringer.at webzine conducted an interview with MONSTER MAGNET guitarist Phil Caivano when the group played in Vienna on December 5, 2010 with SEVENTH VOID. You can now watch the chat below.
"Mastermind", the long-awaited new album from MONSTER MAGNET, sold around 3,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The band's previous effort, "4-Way Diablo", opened with 1,800 units back in November 2007.
Available on Austria's Napalm Records, "Mastermind" was released as a regular CD with poster, limited digibook with two bonus tracks with poster and limited-edition box containing the digibook CD, USB stick with MONSTER MAGNET logo and exclusive video material (including a Dave Wyndorf interview from August 2010), wallpapers, ringtones, 17-track Napalm sampler and much more.
"Gods And Punks", the new video from MONSTER MAGNET, was directed by Nathan "Karma" Cox (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, LINKIN PARK, HIM) and tells the story of "a super villain down on his luck" whose "life's mission is to destroy the planet" trying to find a way to make his way back to "respectable evil genus status." The clever, stylized video boils with a cinematic resonance and underlying social statement about "corporate takeovers and the current political climate" all to the soundtrack of the sardonic rock 'n' roll of MONSTER MAGNET.
The "Mastermind" cover artwork was designed by Invisible Creature (WOLFMOTHER, CHRIS CORNELL, FOO FIGHTERS) and can be viewed below.