Release Date: Oct 30, 2020
Record label: Ipecac
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal, Noise-Rock, Death Metal, Speed/Thrash Metal
In 1986, a fledgling Mr. Bungle issued a cassette demo called Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny, a blistering slab of gnarly lo-fi/NoCal thrash metal that sounded like it was extracted from the toothy side of a wood chipper. The tape impressed fellow freak-metallers Faith No More enough to ask frontman Mike Patton to take up the mic and join their cause, which he did, but on the condition that he would also continue fronting Mr.
The highly-anticipated return of Mr. Bungle has been discussed at length between Faith No More's comeback and Mike Patton's continuing evolution with various side-projects, but now fans are finally able to hear new recordings from the group for the first time in over 20 years. Along with ex-Slayer drummer and Dead Cross collaborator Dave Lombardo, as well as Anthrax mastermind Scott Ian, original members Patton, Trey Spruance and Trevor Dunn revived the chaotically experimental project fantastically. The re-recording of The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo offers a gleaming take on the rarely heard 1986 release, which showed the promising raw talent of the band albeit through a rather unlistenable sound quality. .