Mr. Bungle – consisting of Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton, and Trey Spruance, along with Scott Ian (Anthrax, S.O.D.) and Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies) – have announced their new release, ‘The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny Demo,’ which drops on October 30th through Ipecac Recordings.
Here’s more on the upcoming opus, as per an official press release:
The 11-song release features tracks written by the Eureka, Calif.-born band for their 1986 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, recorded by Husky Höskulds at Studio 606, and mixed by Jay Ruston. Rhea Perlman narrates “Anarchy Up Your Anus.”
Patton explains further:
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.
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 now HERE, with the release available as a standard digipak CD and digitally as well as a collection of limited edition offerings:
CD Yearbook – 5000
Cassette Webstore Exclusive – 500
2LP Translucent Ruby Red Vinyl – 6500
2LP Webstore Exclusive Clear with Black Splatter Vinyl – 1000
2LP US Webstore Exclusive Silver with Red/Black Splatter Vinyl – 1000
2LP US Retail Exclusive Clear with Blood Red Splatter Vinyl – 2000
2LP International Retail Exclusive Transparent Red Smoke Vinyl – 3500
‘The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo’ track list:
01. Grizzly Adams
02. Anarchy Up Your Anus
03. Raping Your Mind
04. Hypocrites / Habla Español O Muere
05. Bungle Grind
08. Spreading The Thighs of Death
09. Loss For Words
10. Glutton For Punishment
11. Sudden Death
A video for “Raping Your Mind” is available now, watch below!
Featured artist photo by Eric Larsen