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Mr. Bungle Share Live “Eracist” Video


Mr. Bungle have released The Night They Came Home (Ipecac Recordings), their first-ever live album. The 14-song album, accompanied by a physical-only film release, captures the band’s Halloween 2020 livestream event.

To celebrate today’s album release, the band has put out a video of “Eracist” from that performance.

Songwriter and bassist Trevor Dunn explains:

“‘Eracist’ is a unique song in the ‘Raging Wrath’ book. There was no initial demo, only a ‘moshy’ riff that Patton had come up with in the ’80s that Trey somehow remembered. Once that was unearthed Patton completed the tune with a double-time bridge and some lyrics about erasure and denial. It seems to me that it somehow feels contemporary while fitting in with our teenage songwriting style. I guess that’s because it was written over a span of 35 years! You may notice that it’s one of the only songs on the ‘demo’ that actually has a vocal melody. Back in the ’80s we were mostly thinking about drums & guitar, which of course, is really all that metal is about.”

Watch the performance of “Eracist” below. You can order The Night They Came Home here.

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