Fear, Emptiness, Decibel: Stream the New Monster Magnet Flexi Disc!
Before there were blogs there were these things called magazines, and the only metal magazine we still get excited about reading every month is Decibel. Here’s managing editor Andrew Bonazelli…
For all of Dave Wyndorf’s well-documented ups and downs, we’ve always had a Deci-boner for Monster Magnet. Just recently, we threw new platter Lost Patrol a better-than-it-looks-on-paper 7 out of 10, dubbing it “a pretty good survey of the band’s two-decade-plus career. In 50 minutes, it goes from the garage to outer space and back to ear-splitting stoner rock.” In November, we debuted break-up b-side “One Dead Moon” on the Deciblog. And way back in October of 2006 (not a great month for professional baseball, amirite, Vince?), we gave Dopes to Infinity the Hall of Fame treatment—just the 20th inductee out of what’s fast approaching 110.
And that’s the album of note in regard to the February issue’s flexi disc. Dopes’ epic leadoff title track set the tone for the triumphant stoner opus—it’s easily one of the band’s most beloved jams. Now, nearly 20 years later, Dave and the latest incarnation of Monster Magnet revisit “Dopes to Infinity” for the Flexi Series. Arriving on metallic-gold-on-green vinyl, “Dopes to Infinity (Alternative Version)” presents a more expansive, ruminative take on the super-charged 1995 original. It’s a unique take on a classic rager, and “we are the only ones” who have it. Take it out for a test run below and then grab a copy of the issue featuring the flexi in Decibel’s webstore now. But move quickly, we only have a couple hundred available.
The February 2014 issue of Decibel also features Motörhead and Decibel‘s Top 20 Most Anticipated Albums of 2014 with Slayer, Behemoth, Mastodon, Godflesh, Tombs and more, and can be purchased here. But why not just get a full subscription to ensure that you never miss an issue?