Mr. Bungle return with first new album in 21 years - Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo - Knotfest

Mr. Bungle return with first new album in 21 years – Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo

Posted by Ramon Gonzales in News on August 13, 2020

Watch the new video for the track, “Raping Your Mind” ahead of the October 30th full length release.

Revered alt-metal pioneers Mr. Bungle have announced their first new record in over two decades.

The band’s original line up of Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton, and Trey Spruance are joined by Scott Ian (Anthrax, S.O.D.) and Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies) for the release of the revisited 1986 demo, Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny.

The album is a compilation of rerecorded tracks written by Mr. Bungle for their cassette only demo, as well as a reimagined cover of the S.O.D. classic “Hypocrites / Habla Español O Muere” (a.k.a. “Speak English or Die”) and Corrosion of Conformity’s “Loss For Words.

The album was produced by Mr. Bungle and even features Rhea Perlman (yes, THE Rhea Perlman) narrating, “Anarchy Up Your Anus.”

“Recording THIS music with THESE guys was an enormous head-rush of virtuosity and surprises every day in the studio,” explains Patton. “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.”

Trevor Dunn adds: “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.”

The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny Demo pre-orders are available HERE via Ipecac Recordings.

Watch the Eric Livingston created visual for the track, ‘Raping Your Mind” below.

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