Mr. Bungle, who recently announced the Oct. 30 release of The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo (Oct. 30, Ipecac Recordings), the band’s first newly recorded music in 21 years, have released a second single and accompanying video from the forthcoming album: “Eracist”
The dystopian video was directed by Derrick Scocchera with photography by Nicholas Finn Myggen.
Rolling Stone, who included the album in their most anticipated Fall 2020 releases, said: “The idea of throwing musical curveballs is encoded in Mr. Bungle’s DNA, so it makes sense that for their first LP in 21 years, the NorCal avant-metal weirdos aren’t going the traditional comeback-album route. Instead, they’re offering up a re-recording of their very first demo — the never-reissued 1986 tape The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo — with three-fifths of their original lineup and a couple of high-profile ringers: Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian and ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo.”
The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny Demo pre-orders are available now (lnk.to/MBWrath), with the release available as a standard digipak CD and digitally as well as a collection of limited edition offerings (listed below with many sold out upon pre-order). A video for “Raping Your Mind” (youtu.be/3U5ZKKxqUzY) arrived in late August. The 11-song album was produced by Mr. Bungle, recorded by Husky Höskulds at Studio 606, and mixed by Jay Ruston. Rhea Perlman narrates “Anarchy Up Your Anus.”
CD Yearbook (Sold out online, available at retail)
Cassette Webstore Exclusive –SOLD OUT
2LP Translucent Ruby Red Vinyl (Sold out online, available at retail)
2LP Webstore Exclusive Clear with Black Splatter Vinyl –SOLD OUT
2LP US Webstore Exclusive Silver with Red/Black Splatter Vinyl – SOLD OUT
2LP US Retail Exclusive Clear with Blood Red Splatter Vinyl – 2000
2LP International Retail Exclusive Transparent Red Smoke Vinyl – 3500
Photo credit: Buzz Osborne
Mr. Bungle was formed in an impoverished lumber and fishing town by a trio of curious, volatile teenagers. Trey Spruance, Mike Patton and Trevor Dunn beget the amorphous “band” in 1985 up in Humboldt County, Calif., sifting through a variety of members until around 1989 when they settled on a lineup that managed to get signed to Warner Bros. Records. No one really knows how this happened and it remains a complete mystery that even the algorithms of the internet can’t decode. Up until 2000 they released three albums (Mr. Bungle in 1991, Disco Volante in 1995 and California in 1999), toured a good portion of the Western hemisphere and avoided any sort of critical acclaim. Some argue that the band subsequently broke up but there is also no proof of this. What is true is that they took 20 years off from performing under said moniker while they pursued various other musics that, in contrast, paid the rent.
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