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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PODCAST: Episode 116: King Buzzo (Melvins) on New Solo Album and The Tao of Guitar

Ghost Cult’s Keefy caught up with Buzz Osborne of Melvins fame to discuss his new solo album Gift of Sacrifice (Ipecac Recordings) due out on August 14th, 2020. We talked to Buzz about the follow up to his solo debut, This Machine Kills Artists (2014), working with Trevor Dunn who collaborated on the album, the different approach to this new solo album, his upcoming book of photography, his golf game,  the coronavirus and not being able to tour for the first time in 30 years, and some other things he is working on right now. You can order the album here https://lnk.to/KingBuzzo, and check out our podcast. 

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King Buzzo Shares New Single – “Delayed Clarity”, New Album Due Out Next Month

Iconic Melvins leader King Buzzo has shared his new single from his upcoming solo album,  Gift of Sacrifice due out August 14th, via Ipecac Recordings. The nine-song album finds Buzz Osborne joined by longtime friend and Mr. Bungle bass player Trevor Dunn, and is his first solo album since 2014s This Machine Kills Artists (also Ipecac). Stream to “Delayed Clarity’ right now! 

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King Buzzo Shares New Video for “I’m Glad I Could Help Out”

King Buzzo of Melvins has opted to push his forthcoming new album, Gift of Sacrifice (Ipecac Recordings), back the summertime. Originally scheduled for a May 15 release, will arrive on August 14th. Watch the new video, the video, which was created by Jesse Nieminen for the single ‘I’m Glad I Could Help Out’ Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Human Impact – Human Impact

Comprising members of Unsane, Swans and Cop Shoot Cop, New York quartet Human Impact embrace all of those bands’ qualities and add a rebellious Noise element which belies the middle age quickly enveloping the protagonists. Debut album Human Impact (Ipecac Recordings) sees that collective maturity provides a focused, prowling edge. Continue reading

Spotlights Streams “Sleepwalker” As a Digital Single, Tour Dates Incoming

Post-Rock band Spotlights have shared a new digital single to their Bandcamp! ‘Sleepwalker’ was avaialble as a physical version of the album-only track on their excellent 2019 released Love & Decay (Ipecac Recordings). Teh band will begin a short US tour next month, including an opening slot on one of the Mr. Bungle Reunion shows (February 11th) in Brooklyn. Continue reading

Dave Lombardo Gives an Update on the New Dead Cross Album

In an update to social media, drumming legend Dave Lombardo (ex Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Original Misfits, Mr. Bungle) has given an update on the progress of the new album from Hardcore Punk supergroup Dead Cross. Lombardo reports that tracking for drums, guitar and bass are finished and they are waiting for vocalist Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle) to record his parts. The new Dead Cross LP, due out on Ipecac Recordings later this year, is one of the most anticipated releases of 2020! Continue reading

tētēma (Mike Patton and Anthony Pateras) Share New Single, New Album Incoming

Mike Patton’s (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Dead Cross) and Anthony Pateras’ tētēma project will release their sophomore album, Necroscape, April 3rd, via Ipecac Recordings. Listen to the new single ‘Haunted on the Uptake’ now!

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Faith No More Teases a Return To Activity

Faith No More, by Meg Loyal Photography

Faith No More stirred hearts and loins of their adoring fans yesterday when they changed most of the social media profiles with a new image of their iconic logo over a mountain top. No official word had has come down, but speculation has been rampant by fans that perhaps the band will return to activity. Live performances seem possible as the band left their most recent reunion on good terms, with the masterful Sol Invictus (Ipecac Recordings) album and sold out reunion tour dates for three years. FNM’s landmark second album The Real Thing, the first release featuring Mike Patton (Mr. Bungle, Dead Cross, Mondo Cane, Peeping Tom, Tomahawk) turned thirty years old in 2019, so perhaps the band will honor that milestone. Ghost Cult reported the news last year that several core members of the band had teamed up for a writing session, to see if they had material for a new release. Visit the Faith No More website on Tuesday at approximately 2PM ET / 11AM PT to see what announcement the band has in store. We’ll keep following this story as it develops. Continue reading