MONSTER MAGNET mainman Dave Wyndorf has started a "psychedelic" side project called COMA. He is joined in the new group by other members of MONSTER MAGNET and as-yet-undisclosed "friends". No further information is available at this time. In other news, MONSTER MAGNET have announced a headlining date at the Podium in Hardenberg, Holland on June 14. The band will also be performing at the Fields of Rock festival at Goffertpark Fields in Nijmegen, Holland the following day (June 15).
Also on the MONSTER MAGNET front, Wyndorf recently posted the following message regarding the group's upcoming "greatest hits" album, to be issued through their previous label Interscope Records (A&M) later this summer:
"Hey everyone, I can tell you right now that not one of you mother fuckers is gonna be happy with this greatest hits record. There are so many songs in the MM catalogue, some on different record companies, that it would be impossible to please everybody with one record (including myself). But all our videos are gonna be on it, even I don't own all of them! Nevertheless, I treat this as a part 1 greatest hits package, if it sells, there will be another with even more bonus stuff. There is a lot of cool shit in the A&M archives, but they will never release it unless this record sells. There are definite plans to re-release 'Spine Of God' and '25 …. Tab' with unheard bonus tracks from back in the day. There will be more MM output in the next 3 years than there was in the last 5. Keep the faith. Rock IS alive! Love Dave"
As previously reported, MONSTER MAGNET recently inked a European deal with SPV/Steamhammer Records. The group's new album, tentatively titled "Radiation Day", is due before the end of the year.
MONSTER MAGNET, who recently parted ways with drummer Jon Kleiman and bassist Joe Calandra, have yet to secure a U.S. deal for the upcoming CD.