Watch a dancing Maynard James Keenan in surreal video for new Puscifer song Apocalyptical

Tool/A Perfect Cricle singer Maynard James Keenan’s other band Puscifer have released a new song, Apocalyptical.

The hypnotic but scabrous five-minute track features Keenan and co-vocalist Carina Round trading lines about the ignorant  sleepwalking into doom.

The surreal video sees Maynard in black suit and lipstick cutting some rug against vivid red and green backgrounds, while cameras pan through empty cities.

Puscifer have recently been teasing new activity.

A video posted the band’s Instagram featured a brief snippet of what appeared to be new music, accompanied by the words: “Doin Stuff. More details to follow this weekend."

A second video teased more of the same music, with what looks like a spinning album sleeve and the words "Round 2 of The Teasing."

Both posts were accompanied by the hastags #puscifer2020 and #soon.

Puscifer reportedly finished recording the follow-up to 2015's Money Shot earlier this year, originally with plans to release it in 2021. But with Keenan’s touring commitments with Tool temporarily curtailed by the COVID-19 panic, it could mean the album has been brought forward.

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.