North American Release Of Monster Magnet Disc Put On Hold

God Says No held until next year due to glut of winter releases.

MTV News Online

The next album from Monster Magnet, God Says No, is in the can, but don't expect to see it released in North America until next year.

According to the band's management, God Says No has been mixed and mastered and would have been ready to roll into stores late this year. However, with a glut of pending releases from the likes of Limp Bizkit, the Wallflowers, and U2 due before the holidays from the band's label, Interscope, it was decided to move the disc's release date to next year to keep the LP from being lost in the shuffle.

The album was recorded in Vancouver, British Columbia, and like 1998's Powertrip, Matt Hyde and Randy Staub handled production duties, with Alan Moulder mixing the disc in London.

God Says No will hit stores overseas in November, however, and the group is likely to hit the road for a short European tour soon after. A U.S. tour in early 2001 is likely, the band's management said.

The group plans to shoot a video for the new track "Heads Explode" around the end of this month with frontman Dave Wyndorf directing. Management promises the clip will have some similarities to the group's Vegas-style "Space Lord" (RealAudio excerpt) video, boasting Playboy Playmates and an even bigger production plan. It, too, likely will be held back from the North American market until the new year.

In other Monster Magnet news, rhythm guitarist Phil Caivano has produced the musical component of punk band Electric Frankenstein's multimedia CD Don't Touch Me, I'm Electric!, due Oct. 31.

— Sorelle Saidman