Mr. Bungle are back! They've just announced their first album in 21 years, this time with Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies) and Scott Ian (Anthrax) on board!
While the songs aren't technically new, they've taken to the studio to re-record their 1986 high school demo tape Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny, which they performed for their reunion shows at the start of the year.
While the new release is slated for October 30, the track 'Raping Your Mind' is already out to listen to below, and it's a full-on thrash metal fiesta:
Frontman 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.”
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.