It's been a month since Mr. Bungle officially announced their return with Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies) and Scott Ian (Anthrax) on board, having rerecorded their 1986 high school demo tape Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny for release on October 30.
And now we have another track to sink our teeth into with 'Eracist', and it's a one-way ticket to riff city. Pounding, mid-tempo hardcore sections are punctuated by bursts of searing thrash metal, with Mike Patton delivering the frenzied, one-of-a-kind vocal performance we all know and love him for!
Check out the hugely-disturbing music video that comes with it below:
Mike Patton had this to say on the fresh new recordings:
“Recording THIS music with THESE guys was an enormous head-rush of virtuosity and surprises every day in the studio. Trey’s video game-esque solos, Scott’s bionic right hand and cyborg-like precision, Dave’s caveman-meets-Bobby Brady-like drum fills, Trevor’s solid foundation and laser-focus to detail. There is nothing sweeter than getting your ass kicked by true comrades… where everyone has a singular drive and mission,”
Original Mr. Bungle member Trevor Dunn added:
“Recording this record felt like we were finally utilizing our Ph.Ds in Thrash Metal. All we had to do was go back to our original professors for some additional guidance and talk them into joining us. Turns out we were A+ students. We even went for extra credit by revisiting some tunes that we’d given up on back in the day. It was less like a trip of nostalgia and more like the refining of an original, worthy document. We were haunted for 35 years by the fact that this music wasn’t given it’s due respect. Now we can die.”
Also be sure to check out the huge debut single 'Raping Your Mind' for more thrash metal action!
Mr. Bungle - Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo (2020) Tracklisting:
01 - Grizzly Adams
02 - Anarchy Up Your Anus
03 - Raping Your Mind
04 - Hypocrites / Habla Espanol O Muere
05 - Bungle Grind
06 - Methematics
07 - Eracist
08 - Spreading The Thighs of Death
09 - Loss For Words
10 - Glutton For Punishment
11 - Sudden Death
Listen to Mr. Bungle now.