2013 was a great year for video director Phil Mucci, as his work on Stone Sour's 'Do Me a Favor' and Huntress' 'Zenith' promos landed not only on Loudwire's 10 Best Rock and Metal Videos lists, but other site's Top 10 lists as well. Beginning several years back with High on Fire's 'Fertile Green,' Opeth's 'The Devil's Orchard' and Pig Destroyer's 'The Diplomat,' Mucci's videos began to take on a more distinctive animated style.
Monster Magnet recently wrapped up their first U.S. tour in about a decade, unfortunately having to nix the last four shows due to frontman Dave Wyndorf suffering from the flu. However, we were able to catch the band early on in the trek, and looking back, I'm pretty sure Monster Magnet actually took control of my brain at some point during their Nov. 15 show at Saint Andrew's Hall in Detroit -- and I'm a much better person as a result.
When looking back on the history of Monster Magnet, one truth stands out: frontman Dave Wyndorf is the Alpha and the Omega. The only original member of the band left, Wyndorf spearheads the creative process when it comes to Magnet music, so it makes perfect sense that he did exactly what he wanted with their latest studio album, 'Last Patrol.' More reminiscent of old-school rock and roll, 'Last
Monster Magnet are set to make their triumphant return with a new disc titled ‘Last Patrol’ due out on Oct. 15 on Napalm Records. ‘Last Patrol’ will serve as the follow-up to their 2010 disc ‘Mastermind’ and will be available in several formats from limited edition CD to a 2 LP set. The new song 'The Duke (of Supernature)' can be heard below.
Monster Magnet has added some U.S. dates to their previously announced European tour. The band will kick off the 'Spine of God' tour in November to commemorate the 20th anniversary of their full-length debut. They will be playing 'Spine of God' in its entirety during the tour, and U.S. fans will be able to catch shows in Brooklyn, Sayreville, N.J. and Philadelphia in December.