Puscifer Announce “Existential Reckoning: Live At Arcosanti” Livestream Concert

Puscifer will be celebrating the release of their new album “Existential Reckoning“ with a virtual concert on October 30. The event will stream live from Arcosanti in Arizona at 3:00pm PDT/6:00pm EDT and tickets can be found HERE.

Puscifer frontman Maynard James Keenan commented:

“If you’re not familiar with Arcosanti, I highly recommend that you look it up. It’s one of a long list of examples of architects, artists, actors, musicians, writers, and poets. People who are not necessarily from Arizona but came here and found that creative tick that burrows under your skin here, something that sets you in a motion to respond to this, what I consider to be equal parts inspirational and hostile, environment.

It’s not easy to survive here. There’s already been a dust devil that’s whipped through here, rattlesnakes, crazy red ants outside of my sleeping quarters which tried to consume my dog. We feel like we’re on the edge of the world. Imagine if you were an extra-terrestrial traveler and you landed in the Southwest and wanted to assume an identity here and blend in, this would probably be a good spot to do that.”

Tool’s Maynard James Keenan Says He Is Still Dealing With “Residual Effects” From COVID-19 After Testing Positive In February

Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle, Puscifer) has revealed that he was diagnosed with COVID-19 in February. Unfortunately, the frontman also added that he is still dealing with “residual effects” from the disease.

Keenan told azcentral.com the following while discussing the pandemic’s impact on touring:

“Well, I’m not a delicate flower. You make the adjustment. ‘OK, well, we can’t do that. So what are we gonna do? Are we just gonna take this opportunity to unplug and kind of step back and reevaluate everything?’ It was good. I mean, I was still recovering from having gotten COVID at the end of February. I’m still dealing with the residual effects. But it was ugly. I survived it, but it wasn’t pretty. So I definitely had to deal with that.”

He then discussed his diagnosis further:

“I kind of didn’t want to run around screaming it. But it’s real. And there’s after-effects. I had to go through some major medications to undo the residual effects. Still coughing. There’s still lung damage.”

He also confirmed that some of his friends and family members got infected too:

“Several of my friends, too. Very not old people, young people, in shape, runners, who contracted it as well. And they’re still dealing with some of the after-effects. I lost a few family members.”

He also added the following when asked if he is “feeling all right now?”:

“Well no. I still have the cough. Every other day, I have these coughing fits because my lungs are still damaged at the tips. And I just got over the inflammation that was going on with my wrist and hands. I had an autoimmune attack on my system in the form of, like, a rheumatoid arthritis. Basically, from what I understand, it attacks weird spots and it’s random. So that’s what I got. That was my prize.”

Puscifer To Release New Album “Existential Reckoning“ In October, Premiere New Song “The Underwhelming”

Puscifer have announced that their new album “Existential Reckoning“ will be released on October 30. With this news, the band have also premiered a new song titled “The Underwhelming.”

“Existential Reckoning” Track Listing:

01. “Bread And Circus”
02. “Apocalyptical”
03. “The Underwhelming”
04. “Grey Area”
05. “Theorem”
06. “UPGrade”
07. “Bullet Train To Iowa”
08. “Personal Prometheus”
09. “A Singularity”
10. “Postulous”
11. “Fake Affront”
12. “Bedlamite”

The group said the following:

“Reports out of Jerome, Ariz. confirm the impending arrival of Existential Reckoning, a 12-song album from the special agents operating under code name Puscifer. The release is scheduled for an Oct. 30 arrival via Alchemy Recordings/Puscifer Entertainment/BMG.

The agents, Mat Mitchell (guitar, bass, keys) and Carina Round (vocals, keys), with agent-in-training Maynard James Keenan (vocals, stories) a.k.a. Dick Merkin, preview the forthcoming release with ‘The Underwhelming’ (listen via the link below).

In a report to commanding officers, the trio said: ‘In the Summer of 2016, we received a call from Hildy Berger, Billy D’s loving wife. [REDACTED]. Billy D, rumored to have been carrying nothing but a bottle of wine and a mysterious briefcase, had disappeared without a trace somewhere in the high deserts of the Southwestern United States.

Rumors of alien abduction were at the forefront throughout the dark web chatter. Therefore traditional methods of tracking a lost and hopeless drunkard in a dirty leisure suit were not an option. [REDACTED].

We hypothesized the only way to locate the subject was to [REDACTED] construct traversable bridges between intuition and technology, requiring us to explore the metaphorical mycelium between Math and Passion, Art and Order, and Hope and Proof. Through these methods redacted we are able to pinpoint the exact location of both Billy D and the mysterious briefcase.’

The agents recruited back-up: Greg Edwards (an experienced Agent having worked in operations classified as Failure and Autolux; bass, guitar, keys), Gunnar Olsen (drums) and Sarah Jones (drums). [REDACTED]. Existential Reckoning was produced by Mat Mitchell and Puscifer. The album was recorded and mixed by Mat Mitchell at Puscifer Studios in North Hollywood, Calif.

Album pre-orders (https://linktr.ee/puscifer) include a number of limited edition vinyl variants including pure clear (indie retail exclusive), high dispersion gold, a wine & vinyl bundle featuring ‘oakwood’ and trans red with black swirl versions as well as a translucent tri-color clear blend (Revolver exclusive). Digital pre-orders include an instant download of both ‘Apocalyptical’ and ‘The Underwhelming.'”

Puscifer Premiere “Apocalyptical” Video

Puscifer have premiered a new video for their new song “Apocalyptical.” This track is from the band’s new album, which is expected be released in fall 2020.

Maynard James Keenan commented:

“Manipulated information disseminated by kings, queens, dictators, so called leaders, supposed professionals or outliers and conspiracy theorists living underground, or in basements, is not new or unique to this generation. Misdirection is Power Struggles’ conjoined twin but the speed at which it now travels in this digital age is dangerous and destructive on many levels. This rapid distribution of poison and its immediate impact will be the hallmark of our generation. Even In light of all this, and all the noise the digital landscape generates, all I keep asking myself is ‘what is it with the whole hoarding toilet paper thing?’”

Carina Round continued:

“‘Apocalyptical‘ was one of the very first musical ideas for the new record that we put our voices on out in Arizona in late 2019. It was simultaneously very fresh and also felt like we had never been apart.”

Mat Mitchell added:

“For the initial writing process of ‘Apocalyptical,’ we relied heavily on a Fairlight II [an early musical computer using 8 bit samples], and a Synclavier II [another early digital workstation that relied on FM synthesis]. These were heavyweights in early digital music productions and defined a generation of music. We decided to set modern computers aside by working within the limitations of these early computer technologies. This created a unique space for us to explore and the results can be heard throughout this track.”

Puscifer Tease New Material

It looks like Puscifer are teasing some new music. The band were previously working on a new album with a 2021 release in mind, but their latest posts seem to suggest that fans will actually be getting some new material this year.

[via The PRP]

Puscifer Are Almost Done Tracking Their New Album

It looks like Puscifer are almost done tracking their new album. According to the band, 11 out of 12 songs have already been recorded. Despite this, the record is not expected to be released until 2021.

[via The PRP]

Actress Esmé Bianco (“Game Of Thrones”, Etc.) To Guest On New Puscifer Album

It looks like Esmé Bianco (“Game Of Thrones”, etc.) will be guesting on Puscifer’s new album. The actress shared some photos from the sessions, which you can see below. The band’s new album is expected to be released in 2021.

Puscifer Working On New Material

Maynard James Keenan (Tool, etc.) has been in the studio working on new Puscifer material. You can find a clip from the sessions below. It’s worth noting that a hashtag seems to suggest that the band’s next release will surface in 2021.

Alleged Victim Who Accused Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Etc.) Of Rape Issues New Statement: “I Will Testify If Need Be”

Despite recent findings that seem to suggest the recent rape accusation against Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle, etc.) may be a hoax, the alleged victim has now issued a new statement to New York Daily News. The accuser told the publication that they “do not fear libel or any lawsuit” and that they “will testify if need be.”

Here’s the full statement:

“I do not fear libel or any lawsuit, because he knows that he’s guilty. I will testify if need be. The whole point of this is to stop him and others from assaulting anyone else.”

For those unaware, the alleged victim claimed Keenan raped her when she was 17 in a series of tweets on an anonymous Twitter account. Keenan has since denied the allegation. The accusation is still uncorroborated, and it is still unknown if anyone has made an effort to contact authorities. Stay tuned for further developments.

New Evidence Seems To Suggest Anonymous Maynard James Keenan & Trent Reznor Rape Allegations May Be Hoaxes

According to The PRP, a number of Reddit users have been uncovering evidence that seems to suggest that recent rape allegations made against Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle, etc.) and Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) are hoaxes.

First of all, this whole story started after Keenan made headlines when an accusation of him raping a 17-year-old girl in 2000 surfaced on an anonymous Twitter account. After that, another user apparently replied to the tweet with a similar accusation against Reznor, though that was deleted.

The account that accused Keenan then encouraged other alleged victims to come forward and tweeted out an email address saying people can send their stories there. Reddit users then did some detective work and were allegedly able to connect it to the dating profile of a 23-year-old male. If the accuser’s story was accurate it would have to be a female around the age of 35. It is possible that she could have gotten some help to maintain anonymity, but this information is still worth considering.

On top of this, The PRP also note that the account that accused Reznor was created only about an hour before the account that accused Keenan was created, which seems a bit suspicious.

Aside from that, one Reddit user, who claims to have been to well over 100 Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer shows, also offered a list of backstage practices that seem to contradict the accusation.

Furthermore, the alleged victim has refused to speak to various outlets that have reached out and doesn’t appear to have contacted authorities. Although, if they are telling the truth, it would definitely be understandable if they felt uncomfortable about coming forward.

This whole situation is a bit hazy at the moment, and there is still a chance that it could be true, but for now people may want to reserve judgement until more information surfaces.