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Mike Patton On If Mr. Bungle Will Work On New Material: “I Would Never Say No, But I Kinda Doubt It”


The return of Mr. Bungle this year after a roughly two decade absence has been a welcome one for many. Having reunited for a series of shows celebrating their early 1986 demo “The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny” prior to the COVID-19 outbreak and following it up by going into the studio to re-record the entire thing has proven to be a surprising turn of events.

That they enlisted drummer Dave Lombardo (Suicidal Tendencies, ex-Slayer, etc.) and guitarist Scott Ian (Anthrax, The Damned Things) to augment their lineup was the proverbial icing on the cake.

However, thus far the band’s activities have centered around that demo, which they will be releasing their new recording of this Friday, October 30th. Some fans of course would prefer that the group extend their attention to some of the other more well-known songs in their catalog, if not even go so far as to work on new material.

When recently asked about the chance of any new Mr. Bungle happening in the future by Consequence Of Sound, frontman Mike Patton offered:

“You’re getting ahead of the skis there! I don’t know. Look, it could be fun. So I would never say no, but I kinda doubt it. It’s just really like a moment in time and we’re documenting a sound that we had that really most people don’t understand. It illustrates basically where we came from, and I don’t know if we could do that twice.”

Patton revealed that he worked on several projects during the first half of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the aforementioned demo and a new album from Dead Cross being among them. According to Patton, work still continues on the new Dead Cross record, but the new Tomahawk album is already “done”.

You can find more from Patton, including his thoughts on the pandemic and more over at Consequence Of Sound. The band will also be hosting a virtual concert this Saturday, October 31st, with tickets available at

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