Are Mr Bungle recording their first new album in 21 years?

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Faith No More singer Mike Patton’s legendary avant-garde metal band Mr Bungle are back in the studio – prompting speculation they’re recording their first new album in more than 20 years.

The band tweeted a picture of a mixing desk, suggesting they could be recording a follow-up to 1999’s California.

Mr Bungle recently reunited for shows in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York, where they played their 1986 demo The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny in full.

Original members Mike Patton, guitarist Trey Spruance and bassist Trevor Dunn were joined for the shows by Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian and former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo.

The picture tweeted by the band features the name “Scott”, which suggests that Ian could be involved in the new recording.

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Dave Everley

Dave Everley has been writing about and occasionally humming along to music since the early 90s. During that time, he has been Deputy Editor on Kerrang! and Classic Rock, Associate Editor on Q magazine and staff writer/tea boy on Raw, not necessarily in that order. He has written for Metal Hammer, Louder, Prog, the Observer, Select, Mojo, the Evening Standard and the totally legendary Ultrakill. He is still waiting for Billy Gibbons to send him a bottle of hot sauce he was promised several years ago.