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Puscifer Covers ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ on New ‘Donkey Punch The Night’ EP

Ready to hear Maynard James Keenan sing Queen?

 

Puscifer, Maynard James Keenan's brainchild during his downtime from Tool, A Perfect Circle and making wine, will release an eight-song EP titled Donkey Punch The Night on Feb. 19 via Puscifer Entertainment.

Yes, kids, that means we're still going to be waiting a while for a new Tool album – but here's what we know of it so far.

"While continuing our tradition of releasing a few new songs at a time," explained Keenan. "I also had an itch that needed scratching, and that itch was Balls To The Wall.  Which was followed by an even harder to reach itch known as Bohemian Rhapsody.  And scratch them we did."

The collection features two new songs written by Keenan and Puscifer cohorts Mat Mitchell, Carina Round and Josh Eustis: Breathe and Dear Brother as well as two covers: Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody and Accept's Balls To The Wall.  Donkey Punch The Night was recorded in Jerome, Ariz. in Keenan's Caduceus Cellars (www.caduceus.org) with the same roster from 2011's Conditions of My Parole (Keenan, Mitchell, Round, Eustis, Matt McJunkins and  Jeff Friedl) and guests Zac Rae (piano), Juliette Commagere (vocals), Josh Morreau (bass) and Claire Acey (vocals).

Remixes of the four songs round-out the release with contributions from Los Angeles techno wizard Drumcell, Big Black Delta (aka Jonathan Bates, formerly of Mellowdrone and touring guitarist for M83), Sonoio (Italian multi-instrumentalist Alessandro Cortini of Modwheelmood and touring keyboard player for Muse and NIN) and Central American DJ, Silent Servant, who is well known for his mash-up of post-punk and techno.

Donkey Punch The Night tracklist:

1.  Bohemian Rhapsody "O.G. Mix"

2.  Breathe

3.  Dear Brother

4.  Balls To The Wall "PIllow Fight Mix"

5.  Breathe "Drumcell rework"

6.  Dear Brother "Denton rework" (Big Black Delta)

7.  Balls To The Wall "Silent Servant El Guapo Mix"

8.  Bohemian Rhapsody "Sonoio rework"

Puscifer recently announced their first tour dates outside of North America with the band performing three shows in Australia as well as performances at Lollapalooza Brazil and Lollapalooza Chile.

February 22     Brisbane, Australia     The Tivoli

February 26     Sydney, Australia     Enmore Theatre

February 28     Melbourne, Australia     The Palais Theatre

March 31     Sao Paulo, Brazil     Lollapalooza Brazil

April 6 & 7     Santiago, Chile     Lollapalooza Chile *

 

*Puscifer performance date TBA