Mr. Bungle's Trey Spruance and Scott Ian: “We’ve made the best thrash album of 1986 that nobody ever heard!“

[L-R] Scott Ian and Trey Spruance of Mr. Bungle
(Image credit: Buzz Osborne)

“The idea of Mr. Bungle coming back had been floating around for years but there was never a lightning strike to actually do it,” says founding guitarist Trey Spruance.

It’s a reunion few could have predicted, arriving some 20 years on from their last live appearance and 21 years after third full-length California. With thrash pioneers Dave Lombardo and Scott Ian joining ranks for new album The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo – a re-recording of their 1986 self-released tape – it’s easily the heaviest the Mike Patton-fronted genre-smashers have ever sounded...

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Amit Sharma

Amit has been writing for titles like Total GuitarMusicRadar and Guitar World for over a decade and counts Richie Kotzen, Guthrie Govan and Jeff Beck among his primary influences as a guitar player. He's worked for magazines like Kerrang!Metal HammerClassic RockProgRecord CollectorPlanet RockRhythm and Bass Player, as well as newspapers like Metro and The Independent, interviewing everyone from Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy to Slash and Jimmy Page, and once even traded solos with a member of Slayer on a track released internationally. As a session guitarist, he's played alongside members of Judas Priest and Uriah Heep in London ensemble Metalworks, as well as handled lead guitars for legends like Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols, The Faces) and Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, G3).