Monster Magnet To Perform “Spine Of God” In Full During New Year’s Eve Show

Monster Magnet will be performing “Spine Of God” in full at the House Of Independents in Asbury Park, NJ on New Year’s Eve (December 31). Tickets for that show will go on sale tomorrow (July 9) at 10:00am EDT.

Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, Nine Inch Nails, Etc. Set For 2022 Hellfest Open Air Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Hellfest Open Air Festival. That event will take place in Clisson, France on June 17-19 and June 23-26.

Here’s the artists set to perform:

June 17:

Mainstage 01:

Deftones
Dropkick Murphys
The Offspring
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
The Distillers
The Inspector Cluzo
The Wildhearts
Frog Leap

Mainstage 02:

Volbeat
Five Finger Death Punch
Opeth
Mastodon
Shinedown
Leprous
SOEN
Ego Kill Talent
Laura Cox

Warzone:

Suicidal Tendencies
Powerflo
Youth Of Today
Cro-Mags
Dog Eat Dog
Rudeboy (plays Urban Dance Squad)
Slapshot
Higher Power
In Other Climes

Valley:

Electric Wizard
Baroness
High On Fire
Witchcraft
Black Mountain
Elder
ASG
Greenleaf
Abrahma

Altar:

Obituary
Death To All
At The Gates
Grave
Gatecreeper
Cadaver
Enforced
Necrowretch
Tremplin Voice Of Hell

Temple:

Mayhem
Abbath
Rotting Christ
Primordial
The Great Old Ones
Seth
Mephorash
Numen
Tremplin Voice Of Hell

June 18:

Mainstage 01:

Faith No More
Megadeth
Rival Sons
Heaven Shall Burn
Knocked Loose
Crystal Lake
Fire From The Gods

Mainstage 02:

Deep Purple
Airbourne
Steel Panther
Alestorm
The Darkness
L7
The Dead Daises
Galactic Empire
Joyous Wolf

Warzone:

Social Distortion
Anti-Flag
Agnostic Front
Reverend Horton Heat
The Toy Dolls
Frustration
Guerilla Poubelle
Lion’s Law
Grade 2

Valley:

Envy
Mono And The Jo Quail Quartet
OM
Pelican
3TEETH
The Picturebooks
Me And That Man
Duel
Point Mort

Altar:

Sepultura
Sacred Reich
Flotsam And Jetsam
Exciter
Loudblast
Xentrix
Rectal Smegma
Brutal Sphincter
Karras

Temple:

Vreid (“1184” show)
Skald
Ensiferum
Taake
Kampfar
Einherjer
Helheim
Aktarum
Artus

June 19:

Mainstage 01:

Avenged Sevenfold
Korn
Maximum The Hormone
Code Orange
Jinjer
Lacuna Coil
Kontrust
Deadly Apples

Mainstage 02:

Judas Priest
Running Wild
Down
Michael Schenker
Doro
Battle Beast
Sortilege
Tempt

Warzone:

Walls Of Jericho
While She Sleeps
Deez Nuts
Counterparts
Jesus Piece
Moscow Death Brigade
Landmvrks
Glassbone

Valley:

Killing Joke
Perturbator
Life Of Agony
Red Fang
Twin Temple
Inter Arma
Lysistrata
Vile Creature
Ecstatic Vision

Altar:

Devin Townsend (by request set)
Coroner
Dying Fetus
Misery Index
Monuments
Ingested
Dyscarnate
Exocrine

Temple:

Watain
Alcest
Belzebubs
Borknagar
Gaahls Wyrd
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber
Numenorean
Penitence Onrique
Deliverance

June 23:

Mainstage 01:

Scorpions
Whitesnake
UFO
Thunder
Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons

Mainstage 02:

Wardruna
Helloween
Danko Jones
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown

Warzone:

Rise Against
Turnstile
Of Mice & Men
Dragged Under
Worst Doubt

Valley:

Hangman’s Chair
Lowrider
IV And The Strange Band
Los Disidentes Del Sucio Motel

Altar:

Therion
Septicflesh
Insomnium
Tribulation
Crown

Temple:

Heilung
Zeal & Ardor

June 24:

Mainstage 01:

Nine Inch Nails
Ministry
Skinny Puppy
Killing Joke
HEALTH
Youth Code

Mainstage 02:

Alice Cooper
Megadeth
Kreator
DragonForce
Blues Pills
Crisix
Disconnected

Warzone:

Bad Religion
Goldfinger
Millencolin
Opium du Peuple
Pogo Car Crash Control
Justin(e)
Dirty Fonzy
The Baboon Show
Sons Of Flaherty

Valley:

Atari Teenage Riot
New Model Army
Earth
Godflesh
AA. Williams
Human Impact
Stöner
Okkultokrati
As A New Revolt

Altar:

Decapitated
Deeds Of Flesh
Legions Of The Damned
Gama Bomb
Benighted
Dropdead
Teethgrinder
Yarotz

Temple:

Enslaved
Marduk
Moonspell
Ihsahn
Hjelvik
Dirty Shirt & The Transylvanian Folkcore Orchestra
Gaerea
Neige Morte

June 25:

Mainstage 01:

Guns N’ Roses
Airbourne
Myles Kennedy
Gary Clark Jr
Ayron Jones
Michael Monroe
Dirty Honey

Mainstage 02:

Nightwish
Epica
Blind Guardian
Eluveitie
Symphony X
Gloryhammer
Diamante
Existance

Warzone:

The Exploited
Discharge
Touché Amoré
The Rumjacks
Xibalba
Stereotypical Working Class
Martyrdöd
Hawser

Valley:

Converge: Bloodmoon
Kadavar
Villagers Of Ioannina City
Hällas
My Own Private Alaska
Molasses
Slift
Untitled With Drums

Altar:

Katatonia
My Dying Bride
Draconian
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Sorcerer
Betraying The Martyrs
Humanity’s Last Breath
Nero di Marte
Dropdead Chaos

Temple:

In Extremo
Moonsorrow
Myrkur
Folkesange
Igorrr
Arcturus
Conjurer
Fejd
Autarkh
Les Chants De Nihil

June 26:

Mainstage 01:

Metallica
Black Label Society
Avatar
Ugly Kid Joe
Alien Weaponry
Bokassa
Spiritbox

Mainstage 02:

Sabaton
Bring Me The Horizon
Tagada Jones
Ill Niño
Novelists

Warzone:

Hatebreed
Suicide Silence
Madball
Lionheart
Terror
Crowbar
Judiciary
Year Of The Knife
Clowns

Valley:

Monster Magnet
The Obsessed
Eyehategod
Thou
Ufommamut
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber vs. Hangman’s Chair
Year Of No Light
The Atomic Bitchwax
20 Seconds Falling Man

Altar:

Carcass
Napalm Death
Destruction
Vltimas
Blood Incantation
Demilich
Carnation
High Command

Temple:

Mercyful Fate
Triptykon
MGLA
Archgoat
Cult Of Fire
Midnight
Svart Crown
Nytt Land
Sordide

Hellfest organizers commented:

“Hellbangers,

What can we say except that we are proud (and excited) to finally unveil the long-awaited line up of our anniversary edition! Keeping such a line up as a secret for several weeks has been no easy task, especially in the last few days…

It’s been more than 16 months since our work rhythm was turned upside down by the arrival of this virus, since the live music industry was extinguished. Despite this, our confidence has never been affected and we have kept working with a positive mindset.

The frustration of two years without a festival has led us to dream even bigger about our reunion! In 2022, we are offering a new and unique format spread over 10 days! Never done before, this formula will, without a doubt, remain in the history of so-called “extreme” music! Twice as historic, because this formula is meant to exist only in 2022 and will not happen again in the years to come.

After a first weekend from 17 to 19th June 2022, we double the fun with an additional weekend from 23rd to 26th June! A real marathon that will see no less than 350 artists on 6 stages!

As usual, the festival does not deviate from its principles: you will see artists capable of performing in stadiums, with artists who are usually playing in smaller venues, and for some even in pub caves. Punk, Heavy, Black, Hardcore, Death, Stoner, Pagan, Power, we have done our best to put together what we believe to be the “edition of the century”.

No need to list the program in detail as you are not, and for the second year, headbanging at the festival right now. You can find out all this by yourself, at home or with your friends, enjoying our virtual edition “Hellfest From Home“! (More information over here : fromhome.hellfest.fr)

This exceptional edition is also an opportunity for us to thank the pass holders who have been waiting for more than 2 years. Your loyalty and trust have kept us going and we do not have enough words to thank you. It seemed fair to us that you should access the ticket sale 24 hours before the public sale in order for you to obtain your ticket for sure.

We are aware that some of you, for professional, family or simply financial reasons, will not be able to attend this XXL edition. By going through (and only through!) our partner TICKETSWAP (please stop Viagogo and others…), you will be able to resell your pass for the weekend you are the least interested in, and thus make one more happy fan!

For all the others who will have the chance to live these 10 days of anthology with us, we promise that you will remember our reunion! As a bonus, we might even make you a nice “FINISHER” t-shirt so that this moment will remain engraved forever in your memories. Once in a lifetime celebration!

Last but not least, we could not finish without thanking all those who have supported us during these last months. Volunteers, intermittents, sponsors, service providers, media partners, people from Clisson, we are all eager to see you again and to live with you this future adventure, which promises to be historic!

Stay Strong. Stay Safe.

Hellfest Crew

Tickets info :

– Hellfest part 1 from June 17 to 19, 2022 /// 3-DAYS PASS : SOLD OUT (go to http://www.ticketswap.fr for a second-hand ticket)
– Hellfest part 1 from June 17 to 19, 2022 /// 1-DAY PASS : SOLD OUT (go to http://www.ticketswap.fr for a second-hand ticket)
– Hellfest part 2 from June 23 to 26, 2022 /// 4-DAYS PASS (289€ +fees) : PRESALE FOR 2020 PASS HOLDERS* – July 6 at 1:00 PM only on http://www.hellfest.fr
OFFICIAL TICKET SALE – July 7 at 1:00 PM only on http://www.hellfest.fr
– Hellfest part 2 from June 23 to 26, 2022 /// 1-DAY PASS (89€-105€ + fees) : OFFICIAL TICKET SALE – July 8 at 1:00 PM only on http://www.hellfest.fr

* A special presale will be organised on July 6 at 1:00 PM for 3-days pass holders of the postponed edition, pass only purchased via the official sale in October 2019.
Any ticket that has been re-sold via the official Ticketswap resale, or for which a refund has been claimed (in 2020 or 2021) will not be affected by this presale.”

Monster Magnet Share Lyric Video For Their Cover Of Table Scraps’ “Motorcycle (Straight To Hell)”

Monster Magnet have shared a lyric video for their cover of Table Scraps’ “Motorcycle (Straight To Hell).“ This track is from the band’s new covers album “A Better Dystopia,“ which will be released on May 21. Dave Wyndorf said the following about the cover:

“I’m psyched to unleash our version of ‘Motorcycle (Straight To Hell)’. Table Scraps are a truly great band and prove again and again that garage punk fury lives!”

Monster Magnet Share Cover Of Dust’s “Learning To Die”

Monster Magnet have shared a lyric video for their cover of Dust‘s “Learning To Die.“ This track is from the band’s new covers album “A Better Dystopia,“ which will be released on May 21. Dave Wyndorf commented:

“‘Learning To Die‘ blew me away when I was 15 and it still blows me away. Man, do I LOVE to sing this song. Dust was one of the greats.”

Monster Magnet To Release New Covers Album “A Better Dystopia”

Monster Magnet will be releasing a new covers album titled “A Better Dystopia” on May 21. The effort’s first single, a cover of Poo-Bah‘s “Mr. Destroyer,” can be found below, along with the cover art and track listing:

“A Better Dystopia” Track Listing:

01. “The Diamond Mine” (Dave Diamond DJ monologue)
02. “Born To Go” (Hawkwind cover)
03. “Epitaph for A Head” (JD Blackfoot cover)
04. “Solid Gold Hell” (The Scientists cover)
05. “Be Forewarned” (The Macabre cover)
06. “Mr. Destroyer” (Poo-Bah cover)
07. “When the Wolf Sits” (Jerusalem cover)
08. “Death” (The Pretty Things cover)
09. “Situation” (Josephus cover)
10. “It’s Trash” (The Cave Men cover)
11. “Motorcycle (Straight to Hell)” (Table Scraps cover)
12. “Learning To Die” (Dust cover)
13. “Welcome To The Void” (Morgen cover) (bonus track)

Dave Wyndorf commented:

“We all agreed that we would be bored out of our minds within a month of lockdown. Monster Magnet loves the road. It’s a lifestyle. So, I considered our options. Rather than panhandle on the internet, hawking masks and Zoom-rocking practice sessions for dollars, I suggested we record a “bunker record”. A total DIY affair (band only) recorded and mixed in Bob Pantella’s small but potent Freak Shop Studios/rehearsal space right here in New Jersey. But what to record?

I didn’t feel much like writing, but working on anything was better than watching the news as hospitals filled up, people died, and American politics went bat-shit crazy. The world roared ‘Dystopia! Apocalypse! Revolution!’. I’d heard those words before, and they brought to mind my childhood in the late 60’s/early 70’s… and the music… and short playlist of songs (just one of many) that I’d been carrying around with me on my whatever device to listen to before shows.

Of course, these tunes have also been in my head for more or less my whole life. These were not the popular hits of the time. This was like a playlist from the 4th dimension… strange bits of musical obscurity, mostly dredged up from that inglorious and freaky “twilight zone” time that preceded Arena Rock, Heavy Metal, Reggae and Disco. A no-man’s land of hard rock that still had remnants of psychedelia and garage punk but had abandoned any notion of “flower power” or frat house fun. And of course, they rocked. Yeah, these songs were it.”

Monster Magnet Officially Cancel “A Celebration Of Powertrip” North American Tour

Monster Magnet have officially cancelled their “A Celebration Of Powertrip” North American tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. This news comes after the trek was previously postponed until early next year. The band issued the following statement:

“Unfortunately, due to ongoing covid concerns and continued restrictions we are canceling our January/February 2021 USA tour. Holding your money and moving the tour for a second time hoping to be open where we move it to does not seem logical or fair at this point. We would prefer you all had the money back in your pockets and we hope to rebook this at a more appropriate time for all. Please get refunds at point of purchase.”

Monster Magnet Announce Rescheduled Dates For “A Celebration Of Powertrip” North American Tour

Monster Magnet have postponed their “A Celebration Of Powertrip” North American tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek will now take place early next year.

Tour Dates:

01/21 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
01/22 Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere
01/23 Boston, MA – Sinclair
01/24 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
01/26 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
01/27 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
01/29 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
01/30 Chicago, IL – The Metro
01/31 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
02/02 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
02/03 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Bar
02/05 Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw
02/06 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
02/07 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
02/09 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
02/10 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
02/11 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
02/12 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
02/15 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
02/17 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
02/18 Charleston, SC – The Music Farm
02/19 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage

Dave Wyndorf commented:

“So sorry to postpone the tour but under the circumstances I’m sure everybody can relate. Sweaty, live rock music and pandemics aren’t a good mix. So, we’re gonna reschedule this thing and do it at a time when everyone can rub shoulders without freaking out! Thanks to everyone who bought tickets. Stay well and we’ll see you on the other side!”

Monster Magnet Announce “A Celebration Of Powertrip” North American Tour

Monster Magnet will continue to celebrate their 1998 album “Powertrip” on a spring North American tour. The band are expected to perform select cuts from the record along with other fan-favorites. Nebula and Silvertomb will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

03/20 Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere
03/21 Boston, MA – Sinclair
03/22 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
03/24 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
03/25 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
03/27 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
03/28 Chicago, IL – The Metro
03/29 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
03/31 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
04/01 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Bar
04/03 Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw
04/04 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
04/05 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
04/07 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
04/08 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
04/09 Las Vegas, NV – The House of Blues
04/10 San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
04/13 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
04/15 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
04/16 Charleston, SC – The Music Farm
04/17 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
04/18 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

Monster Magnet To Perform “Powertrip” In Full On Upcoming European/UK Tour

Monster Magnet will be performing “Powertrip” in full on a European/UK tour next year. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

01/22 Glasgow, UK – The Garage
01/23 Leeds, UK – O2 Academy Leeds
01/24 London, UK – The Forum
01/25 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli
01/27 Oslo, NOR – John Dee
01/28 Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik
01/29 Malmo, SWE – Kulturbdlaget
01/31 Leuven, BEL – Het Depot
02/01 Berlin, GER – Metropol
02/03 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik
02/04 Munich, GER – Muffathalle
02/05 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
02/07 Bremen, GER – Schlachthof
02/08 Dresden, GER – Reithalle
02/09 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
02/10 Dortmund, GER – FZW
02/12 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
02/13 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
02/15 Zagreb, CRO – Mochvara
02/16 Vienna, AUT – Simm City
02/17 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
02/18 Trezzo sull’Adda, ITA – Live Club
02/20 Pamplona Navarra, SPA – Sala Zentral
02/21 Santiago de Compostela, SPA – Sala Capitol
02/22 Madrid, SPA – Sala
02/23 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz

Monster Magnet Cancel European Tour Due To Dave Wyndorf Having To Undergo Tonsil Surgery

Monster Magnet have cancelled their summer European tour. The band were forced to scrap the trek due to Dave Wyndorf having to undergo tonsil surgery.

Wyndorf commented:

“Unfortunately due to a recent medical diagnosis that requires treatment to start immediately, I am forced to cancel this summer’s Monster Magnet tour of Europe. I am hopeful that we will return to the road in early 2020 with a tour celebrating Powertrip and more.

Tonsils! Who knew they could be such a big deal? Well, my doctors do and by the way I’m feeling now I’m in agreement. I’m to undergo surgery right away or risk chronic sickness and sounding like Jaba The Hut forever. (some may say the later may be an improvement but I’m not willing to risk it)

I’m so sorry to cancel on everybody. Playing live and being with my Magnet road family (of which you are the BIGGEST part) is the joy of my life and I hate to let everybody down. And that includes myself. Simply put, this SUCKS but it is what it is. Gotta take care of the voice. I hope you understand

ROCK! – Dave“