CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: Slayer – Seasons In The Abyss at 30

 

When Reign in Blood (Def Jam) catapulted Californian thrashers Slayer into the big leagues, the 1986 (or 1987 if you lived in the UK) seminal release also created a problem for the band. How exactly do you follow perfection? 

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Mr. Bungle Announce Live Stream Event for Halloween

Mr. Bungle will release The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo, on Oct. 30 via Ipecac Recordings, have announced a Halloween special: “The Night They Came Home!” a virtual live concert experience. The special event will feature a performance from the current incarnation of Mr. Bungle: Mike Patton, Trevor Dunn, Trey Spruance, Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo. Tickets are $15 and available now at the link below. The first screening airs at 12 noon pacific/3 pm eastern on Oct. 31 with the on-demand program available for the following 72 hours. An array of exclusive, commemorative merchandise, including a limited (1000 copies) neon green vinyl variant, will be available to attendees. Watch the trailer now!

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Mr. Bungle Shares New Single and Video for “Eracist”, New Album Incoming

Seminal avant-garde metal band Mr. Bungle has returned to their roots in hardcore and metal! The band previously released “Raping Your Mind” and are back with a ripping new single, “Eracist”! The track comes from their upcoming album The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny Demo on Oct. 30 via Ipecac Recordings. Pre-orders are live now! The band features original Mr. Bungle members Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton, and Trey Spruance are joined by Scott Ian (Anthrax, S.O.D.) and Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies). Watch the clip now!

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Mr. Bungle Shares New Video for “Raping Your Mind”, New Album Due This Fall

Seminal avant-garde metal band Mr. Bungle has returned to their roots in hardcore and metal as they released a new single and video for “Raping Your Mind”! The track comes from their upcoming album The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny Demo on Oct. 30 via Ipecac Recordings. Pre-orders are live now! The band features original Mr. Bungle members Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton, and Trey Spruance are joined by Scott Ian (Anthrax, S.O.D.) and Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies). Watch the clip now!

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Mr. Bungle Teases New Song Coming Later This Week

Mr. Bungle is teasing a new song, coming later this week, Thursday, August 13th! The band earlier this summer shared their cover of The Exploited’s political punk anthem ‘USA’! That single and limited edition t-shirt is out now with 100% of proceeds donated to Musicares Covid-19 Relief Fund! The Bay Area band, whose current incarnation features original members Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton (Faith No More, Dead Cross) and Trey Spruance with Scott Ian (Anthrax, S.O.D) and Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies), has recorded new music for an EP release, potentially including the seminal demo The Raging Wrath of The Easter Bunny, and new covers and new versions of unreleased songs the band played on their February mini-tour. 

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Watch Dead Cross Cover Black Flag’s Protest anthem “Rise Above” in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Dead Cross (Faith No More, ex Slayer, The Locust, Retox members) has been working on a new album for release at some point in 2020, but today they shared a cover as a new single. Black Flag’s searing ‘Rise Above’ has been covered by the band in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. The band shared a video and a mission statement for the track you can see here. 

Dead Cross – Rise Above (Black Flag cover) created in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and staunchly opposing police brutality and systemic racism. As such, the track opens with a recording of a Los Angeles resident voicing his displeasure with the LAPD during a public comment period from a regularly scheduled LA police commission meeting.

The video for “Rise Above” was edited by Displaced/Replaced. Filmed by Dave Lombardo, The Lonely Rager, and Becky DiGiglio. Track mixed by Jim Goodwin.

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Mr. Bungle Releases Cover of The Exploited’s “USA” for Charity, First New Music in 21 Years

After teasing it on social media, Mr. Bungle has shared their cover of The Exploiteds political punk anthem ‘USA’! The single and limited edition t-shirt is out now with 100% of proceeds donated to Musicares Covid-19 Relief Fund! The Bay Area band, whose current incarnation features original members Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton (Faith No More, Dead Cross) and Trey Spruance with Scott Ian (Anthrax, S.O.D) and Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies), is donating 100% of the proceeds from both the song and a limited edition t-shirt to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, through the 4th of July. The shirt, which will only be offered through Independence Day, is available exclusively via Mr. Bungle’s webstore (https://blixtmerchandise.shop/mr-bungle). The MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund was created by The Recording Academy to help those within the music community who have been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. The cover is amazing and an amazing comeback for the band, for whom the track marks their first new music released in 21 years, since the seminal California album! The song is available now on all digital platforms via Ipecac Recordings. Jam the track out now and order now if you can help!

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Glenn Danzig Says The Misfits Have Discussed a New Live Album

In a new interview with Rolling Stone (link below), Glenn Danzig says “The Original Misfits” that have reunited and toured since 2016 have discussed a new live recording, according to Blabbermouth.net. When asked about the prospect of new Misfits music he responded: “Not right now. I know we have a show we have to do on May 4th, some festivals we’re headlining (the since canceled Domination Fest). But that’s it for a while, especially since Danzig’s going out this year.” Asked if he has thought about trying to do a live Misfits release or recording something, Glenn said: “Yeah, we’ll see. It’s something we’ve talked about.”

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ALBUM REVIEW: Body Count – Carnivore

You gotta face the facts, you will never be as cool as Ice-T. Never. He came from the streets of Los Angeles to become an iconic figure of Hip-Hop, movies and television, and Metal music. For some people, it seems like there is no mountain they can’t climb, and Ice is one of those guys. Sure, he could chill and sit back on the Law and Order: SVU Special Victims Unit money, and all those royalties. In actuality, he has been working harder than ever on music the last decade-plus, specifically for his groundbreaking band Body Count. All the evidence you need is on their new album, Carnivore. (Century Media). Continue reading

Mr. Bungle Teases More Behind The Scenes Images from The Recording Studio

A few days after teasing a new recording, Mr. Bungle has shared more photos on social media (Instagram and Twitter). The band is apparently in the studio working on new recordings, likely with the lineup that just performed the Mr. Bungle reunion shows last month. Joining Mike Patton, Trevor Dunn and Trey Spruance for those shows were Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian and Suicidal Tendencies and Dead Cross drummer Dave Lombardo. In addition to performing all of The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny demo, the band performed several “new” songs live that were just early unreleased Bungle hardcore songs, eight covers and ten originals overall during their shows. The band has not released any new music since their California album in 1999. Any new Mr. Bungle release would be a cause to celebrate so fingers crossed! Continue reading