Californian desert punk legends Mondo Generator have unleashed the second single »One Two Three Four« taken from their forthcoming album, »We Stand Against You«, set to release on October 13th, 2023 via Heavy Psych Sounds.
01. I Stand Against You / Blast Off
02. Rubber Room
03. One Two Three Four
05. Death March
06. Conspiracy (Death Or Theory)
07. I Want Out
08. Sky Valley Meth
09. For A Day
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Californian stoner punk icons Mondo Generator (fronted by former Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri) premiere their new single »One Two Three Four« exclusively via Metal Injection today. Their seventh studio album »We Stand Against You« is due out on October 13th through Heavy Psych Sounds.
About the song theme, frontman and bassist Nick Oliveri explains: “»One Two Three Four« is a song about depression and pills that doctors prescribe that make it worse. In this case, the person hangs herself. It’s a true story and the person I am singing about will remain missed by her loved ones and will remain anonymous.”
Listen to Mondo Generator’s new track »One Two Three Four«!
Mondo Generator is unstoppable. Rewind back to 2020, the world had suddenly come to an end while the band just hit Europe to present their first album in eight years, “Fuck It”. Live scenes across the globe got put into an artificial coma for a mere two years, yet the raw power of that vibrant 14-tracker resonated so strongly with the fans that revenge needed to be taken one way or another.
Photo by Jessica Lotti
Three years later, the hard-working trio of Nick Oliveri, Mike Pygmie and Mike Amster returns louder and fiercer than ever, amped up by countless shows across Europe and North America. Because there is no better fuel than anger and frustration, their seventh studio album »We Stand Against You« is nothing but pure MAYHEM. Described by the band as their “heaviest album to date”, this cathartic sonic A-bomb is a fuck-them-all statement, nine punk-charged missiles propelled by Mike Pygmie’s sharp riffing and Mike Amster’s powerhouse drumming that will induce severe whiplashes and a wide grin on each listener’s face. Raise your fists and crank it up!
“»We Stand Against You« is nine songs of fire, fury and angst! Some of the songs reflect my personal thoughts, some songs are about family and close friends dying or committing suicide, and some are about my experience with the Corona lockdowns. This is a record of real emotion and not for the weak,” says Oliveri. Don’t forget to check out Mondo Generator’s latest single »Death March«.
New album »We Stand Against You« out October 13th on Heavy Psych Sounds – Preorder: heavypsychsounds.com/shop.htm#HPS283
Mondo Generator was formed in 1997 by former Queens of the Stone Age and Kyuss bassist Nick Oliveri. Initially intended as a solo/side project, the classic »Cocaine Rodeo« album was recorded that same year, but shelved until the Southern Lord label released it and its unique brand of criminal insanity to widespread acclaim and horror in the summer of 2000. Following several full-lengths, EPs and a live DVD, a solo acoustic career and heavy touring schedules with Kyuss Lives!, Vista Chino and Mondo Generator, Nick Oliveri signed to Italian powerhouse Heavy Psych Sounds in 2017 for the release of a series of Oliveri vocal-fronted recordings titled »N.O. Hits At All« as well as the »The Best Of Nick Oliveri’s Mondo Generator«.
While Mondo Generator has welcomed contributions from notable members of the Californian rock scene over the years such as Josh Homme, Dave Catching, Brant Bjork, Dave Grohl or Joey Castillo, the lineup officially stabilized in 2018 around Nick Oliveri on bass and vocals, Mike Pygmie on guitar (who joined in 2012) and Mike Amster on drums. In 2020, the band released their first album in eight years, »Fuck It«, on Heavy Psych Sounds and haven’t stopped touring Europe and North America since then. Get ready for their next sonic misdemeanor »We Stand Against You«, to be unleashed this fall on October 13th through Heavy Psych Sounds.
Mondo Generator is:
Nick Oliveri – Bass & Vocals
Mike Pygmie – Guitars
Mike Amster – Drums