Monster Magnet: "God Says No" Until Next Year

The next album from Monster Magnet, "God Says No," is in the can, but don't expect to see it on this side of the pond until 2001.

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 out 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 its release there. A stateside tour in early 2001 is also in the band's sights.

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" video, boasting an even bigger production plan and even some Playboy playmates. It, too, will likely 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 Electric Frankenstein's multimedia CD "Don't Touch Me, I'm Electric!" scheduled for release October 31.