Mr. Bungle Premiere “Sudden Death” Music Video

Mr. Bungle have shared a Derek Cianfrance directed video for “Sudden Death” off their new re-recorded version of “The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny.” That effort was tracked with the band’s current lineup, which consists of Mike Patton, Trey Spruance, Trevor Dunn, Scott Ian (Anthrax) and Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.). Patton said the following about working with Cianfrance:

“When we first worked together, he told me he was a fan, and I didn’t believe him. Years later, he told me he gravitated to the most difficult tunes on Bungle records (‘Dead Goon,’ ‘Merry Go Bye Bye,’ ‘Goodbye Sober Day‘) so him choosing ‘Sudden Death‘ for this iteration of Bungle actually made perfect sense. The least commercial and longest song? That’s where his ears and eyes go.”

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Watch Mr. Bungle Pay Tribute To Eddie Van Halen With Live Cover Of Van Halen’s “Loss Of Control”

During Mr. Bungle’s recent livestream concert at the Eureka Main Library in Eureka, California, the band paid tribute to Eddie Van Halen with some covers of Van Halen‘s “Tora! Tora!” and “Loss Of Control.“ You can find a clip of “Loss Of Control” below:

Mike Patton On The Possibility Of Mr. Bungle Recording New Material: “I Would Never Say No, But I Kinda Doubt It”

During a recent interview with Consequence Of Sound, Mike Patton was asked about the possibility of Mr. Bungle recording new material with their current lineup. The frontman responded by saying he wouldn’t rule out the idea, but he doubts it will happen.

Patton said the following:

“You’re getting ahead of the skis there! I don’t know. Look, it could be fun. So I would never say no, but I kinda doubt it. It’s just really like a moment in time and we’re documenting a sound that we had that really most people don’t understand. It illustrates basically where we came from, and I don’t know if we could do that twice.”

Despite this, the band will still be releasing a re-recorded version of “The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny” on October 30. On another note, Patton also offered an update on the new Dead Cross and Tomahawk albums:

“Tomahawk is done, and Dead Cross is in process.”

You can read more from Patton at Consequence Of Sound.

Mr. Bungle Stream Re-Recorded Version Of “Sudden Death”

Mr. Bungle are streaming “Sudden Death” from the new re-recorded version of “The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny.” The effort, which will be released on October 30, was tracked with the band’s current lineup, which consists of Mike Patton, Trey Spruance, Trevor Dunn, Scott Ian (Anthrax) and Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.).

Mr. Bungle Announce Halloween Livestream Concert

Mr. Bungle will be playing a special livestream concert on Halloween (October 31). Tickets for the virtual event can be found HERE. As previously reported, the band’s current lineup, Mike Patton, Trey Spruance, Trevor Dunn, Scott Ian (Anthrax), and Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.), will also be releasing a re-recorded version of “The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny” on October 30.

Mr. Bungle Premiere “Eracist” Video

Mr. Bungle have premiered a new video for their song “Eracist.“ This track will appear on the re-recorded version of “The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny,” which will be released on October 30. Mike Patton, Trey Spruance, and Trevor Dunn tracked that effort with Scott Ian (Anthrax) and Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.).

Mr. Bungle To Release Re-Recorded Version Of “The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny” Demo In October, Share Video For “Raping Your Mind”

Mr. Bungle will be releasing a re-recorded version of their “The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny” demo on October 30. Mike Patton, Trey Spruance, and Trevor Dunn tracked that effort with Scott Ian (Anthrax) and Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.). The first single, a re-recorded version of “Raping Your Mind,” can be found below:

“The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny” Track Listing:

01. “Grizzly Adams”
02. “Anarchy Up Your Anus” (feat. Rhea Perlman)
03. “Raping Your Mind”
04. “Hypocrites” / “Habla Español O Muere” (Stormtroopers Of Death cover)
05. “Bungle Grind ”
06. “Methematics”
07. “Eracist”
08. “Spreading The Thighs of Death”
09. “Loss For Words” (Corrosion Of Conformity cover)
10. “Glutton For Punishment”
11. “Sudden Death”

Patton commented:

“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.”

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.”

Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Mr. Bungle Tease Re-Recorded Version Of “Raping Your Mind”

Mr. Bungle have posted a teaser for their re-recorded version of “Raping Your Mind.” The full track will be released on August 13 and it will also appear on the upcoming re-recorded version of “The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny.” Mike Patton, Trey Spruance, and Trevor Dunn tracked that effort with Scott Ian (Anthrax) and Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.).

Mr. Bungle Release Cover Of The Exploited’s “USA”

Mr. Bungle have released a cover of The Exploited‘s “USA.“ 100% of the proceeds from the track and the band’s new limited edition shirt will be donated to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund through July 4.

Guitarist Trey Spruance commented:

“Doesn’t matter what part of the political spectrum you are on, everyone at some point has said ‘Fuck the USA.’ The closest thing we have to a universal sentiment.”

Ipecac Recordings co-owner Greg Werckman added:

“This is a song that resonates and speaks to the country that Ipecac calls home. Over 100,000 US citizens are dead from the pandemic. At the same time protective masks have turned into a political football and no one has a grasp on testing. Racism continues to rear its ugly head. Police brutality spikes, unemployment spikes, depression spikes and ‘our’ ego driven elected officials don’t seem to care. We need to do a better job of looking out for each other. MusiCares looks after all of us in the music community.”

Mr. Bungle Further Discuss What Songs They Recorded During Recent Studio Sessions

It was recently reported that Mr. Bungle were re-recording “The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny” with their current lineup of Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton, Trey Spruance, Scott Ian (Anthrax, etc.) and Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.). Now, in part two of their in-studio report with Revolver, the band have offered more information on the project.

Spruance said the following:

“We re-recorded most of what’s on the demo and then we recorded a bunch of the cover songs that we did at the live shows. We haven’t decided what exactly is going on the record yet, but obviously we’re going to prioritize the Raging Wrath stuff, because it is a re-recording of that demo. Maybe a cover or two will make it, but I’m not sure yet.”

He also added:

“We didn’t play “Grizzly Adams” at the shows, but I think it’s going on the record. And then a song called “Evil Satan,” that’s one from the demo that we didn’t record. But there are three songs that were written during that time that were constructed by the time we did the original Raging Wrath demo, but we never recorded.

So those songs were resurrected and they’re going on this new album. One of them is called “Glutton for Punishment,” another is called “Methmatics” and the last one is “Eracist.” Trevor actually found his original lyrics for “Glutton for Punishment” from back in the day, but the other two have freshly constructed lyrics.”

He then continued after being asked if the band ever considered writing new material instead:

“No. That didn’t really occur to us, because this music is strong. And if we’re gonna revisit our origins, this is a very comfortable place to be for all of us. There’s always been a difference between how fans look at the band and how we look at the band.

That’s true for most bands, but for ours more than most. We never stopped being metalheads in our minds, even though we’ve grown all these other appendages.

So for us, going back to the roots is totally exciting. And I think it’s the same for Lombardo. He’s been doing a lot of hardcore gigs with the Misfits and Suicidal [Tendencies], plus all this avant-garde stuff, but he hasn’t been playing straight-up thrash for a while — so in a way it’s like a coming home for him, too. So we have all this great material, plus these two fucking guys who are our heroes — we’d be idiots not to record this.”

He also added the following when asked if the sessions may lead to new album:

“We’re taking it slow. Even with this re-recording, we didn’t make formal plans. I think the next step honestly wouldn’t be a new record. But who knows? It seems like we’re able to all make music together and have a great time. There are definitely less obstacles than there were before — let’s put it that way.”