Mr. Bungle Re-Recording 'Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny'
Updated: Mar 24
Members of Mr. Bungle have confirmed that they have re-recorded their 1985 demo with Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo
We have been speculating for the last few weeks since the live Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny shows that Mr. Bungle were in fact in the studio recording the tracks for an updated release. Now the band have given Revolver the exclusive news that they're re-recording The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny, along with a selection of covers and three previously un-recorded songs. (It remains to be determined which tracks will actually make the final forthcoming new album.)
Scott Ian says of the project, "Holy crap — the songs sound so great! Every day at the studio is like Christmas morning for me — each song we finish another present. I don't know if I'm more excited about this record as a fan of Mr. Bungle or as a member of Mr. Bungle. Either way, I can't wait for the world to hear it."
Revolver have published an exclusive studio report with some fantastic photos. In part one they have spoken with Trey Spruance about the recording process in a great interview available in full HERE.
"...we started hanging out again and doing music together — Trevor, Mike and I — about 10 years ago. That was obviously way after the band broke up in 2001 or whenever it was. So we've been meeting up and doing stuff for 10 years. We never felt like there was a pressing need to do a Bungle reunion, but we were hearing about it all the time. We knew people wanted us to do it, but we were kinda looking at each other, like, "Should we?" We felt like if it wasn't coming out of us naturally, what the fuck are we doing? Maybe we should be thinking about our legacy more than doing a reunion just to do it. So we didn't do it."
"We knew we were gonna do the shows and resurrect the band for that, but we didn't really have solid plans for the future. In fact, when the idea first came up, we weren't even sure we were gonna call the band Mr. Bungle. We thought we should call it The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny. But then, over time, we all realized that when bands do reunion tours and go back to their roots, it usually means playing some blues or something. For us, this is really Mr. Bungle. This is our beginnings. This is the heart and soul of the band."
Part 2 will be published tomorrow (March 24th)
Photos by Husky Hoskulds