Mr. Bungle

Mr. Bungle is an American experimental rock band from Northern California. They reunited in February 2020 for three shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Brooklyn. The reunion was promoted as featuring Patton, Spruance and Dunn, as well as guitarist Scott Ian and drummer Dave Lombardo, performing the 1986 demo album The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny in its entirety. Mr. Bungle’s style has influenced many acts from the alternative metal genre, most notably Korn, who have utilized what they have dubbed the “Mr. Bungle chord” (A flat fifth chord or “Tritone”). James “Munky” Shaffer, one of Korn’s guitarists, stated in a 2015 interview that Mr. Bungle’s self-titled debut “set the tone for us and what we went on to do creatively”.  The Seattle Times characterized their music as “harsh, grating, unstructured, blasting, squeaky, speedy, slow, eerie and strangely compelling”. Distinctive features of the music were the use of numerous different instruments, unusual vocals, and the use of unpredictable song formats along with a number of differente musical genrs

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Dave Lombardo and Scott Ian with Mr. Bungle