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PUSCIFER PREMIERE “WHAT IS…” CLIP VIA SPIN; FORTHCOMING MOCKUMENTARY/CONCERT FILM AVAILABLE NOV. 26th

Posted in Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 19, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Puscifer - Toma - promo pic - Maynard James Keenan - 2013

Nov. 19, 2013, Jerome, Ariz. – Puscifer and SPIN present an exclusive clip (http://www.spin.com/articles/puscifer-what-is-toma-video-dvd-documentary-live/) from the band’s forthcoming concert film-meets-mockumentary, What Is…, which is set for a Nov. 26 release via Puscifer Entertainment.

The two-hour sketch comedy show-meets-concert film builds upon and punctuates the multimedia format of the band’s live performances with skits from the stable of Puscifer characters such as Billy D, Hildy and Major Douche woven into the performance footage of the Maynard James Keenan led quintet.  A trailer for the film is available here: http://youtu.be/8CxcvzKQbrI.

“Being surrounded by so many talented and creative people is an endless source of inspiration. This film only scratches the surface of how deep our proverbial rabbit hole goes. What Is… Puscifer is meant to conjure as many questions as it answers,” explained Maynard James Keenan.  An accompanying soundtrack is available for pre-order via iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/what-is…-live/id734031233.

Puscifer - What Is - promo cover pic - 2013

Puscifer’s concerts have been praised for their out-of-the-box take on what a live performance can be, with the Orange County Register saying “the production… matters as much as the music” and describing the event as “a thought-provoking, senses-jabbing statement on a variety of topics.”  The Dallas Morning News called the evening “an idiosyncratic experience” while the Austin Chronicle referred to the concert as a “multimedia prop dramedy.”

Also coming from Puscifer this fall is a limited edition Black Friday (Nov. 29) release titled: Puscifer’s 8-Ball Bail Bonds – The Berger Barns Live In Phoenix.  The nine-song live album will be available on red vinyl at independent record stores nationwide.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

* For more info on PUSCIFER:

www.puscifer.com

www.facebook.com/puscifermusic

www.twitter.com/puscifer

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LONG LIVE PUSCIFER.

LONG LIVE MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN.

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PUSCIFER SET AUGUST 27th RELEASE DATE FOR “ALL RE-MIXED UP”

Posted in alternative rock, experimental rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 3, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Puscifer - All Re-Mixed Up - promo cover pic

CONDITIONS OF MY PAROLE REMIXERS INCLUDE SIR MIX –A-LOT AND THIS MORTAL COIL’S JOHN FRYER

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June 3, 2013, Jerome, Ariz. – Puscifer have set an Aug. 27th release date for All Re-Mixed Up, a track-for-track remix album of the band’s sophomore release Conditions of My Parole.

All Re-Mixed Up is the continuation of the Puscifer tradition to release alternate versions, reworks, and remixes of what we consider initial thoughts,” explained Maynard James Keenan.  “For instance, Carina Round was nervous about how to approach her version of ‘Telling Ghosts.’ Mat Mitchell put her at ease by asking her to think of it as a song half written, advising her to ‘now write the other half.’ It’s extremely liberating in the digital age to approach composing and creating in this manner. Infinite paths to explore, reinterpret, and re-present.”

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All Re-Mixed Up Track Listing and Remixers:

1. Monsters (Deconstruct) remixed by Mat Mitchell

2. The Green Valley (Verde River Maestro 507 mix) remixed by Rani Sharone   (Stolen Babies)

3. Monsoons (JLE Motorik mix) remixed by Josh Eustis

4. Telling Ghosts (Giorgia O’Queef mix) remixed by Carina Round

5. Horizons (Dream of a Lie remix) by John Fryer (This Mortal Coil)

6. Man Overboard (11AD remix) by Alain Johannes

7. Toma (Burn Out remix) by Five Knives

8. The Rapture (JLE Needs Service mix) by Josh Eustis

9. Conditions of My Parole (F.U.B.A.R. remix) by Sir Mix-A-Lot

10. The Weaver (Virtual Vacuum remix) by Aaron Harris (PALMS)

11. Oceans (Green Mussel Mix) by Zac Rae

12. Tumbleweed (Delusions of Grandeur mix) by The Beta Machine

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All Re-Mixed Up comes on the heels of an incredibly busy period for the electro-rock outfit.  The band recently released the seven-song EP Donkey Punch The Night, which features covers of Queen’sBohemian Rhapsody” (see the video here: http://youtu.be/LjCu0UwDMNM) and Accept’sBalls To The Wall” as well as new songs “Breathe” and “Dear Brother.”

Puscifer, who are known for their all-encompassing live performances that integrate a variety of on-stage props and pre-recorded video pieces, performed at Coachella 2013, and made their first international outings at Australia’s Soundwave Festival and enthralled South American crowds at Lollapalooza Brazil and Chile.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on PUSCIFER, click on the links below!

facebook: Puscifer

http://www.puscifer.com

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LONG LIVE PUSCIFER.

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PUSCIFER – TO RELEASE DONKEY PUNCH THE NIGHT ON FEB. 19, 2012

Posted in alternative rock, experimental rock, Hard Rock, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 19, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Photo Credit: Tim Cadiente; Left to right: Matt McJunkins, Jeff Friedl, Maynard James Keenan, Carina Round, Mat Mitchell, Josh Eustis

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RELEASE FEATURES TWO NEW SONGS, QUEEN AND ACCEPT COVERS AND REMIXES

Nov. 19, 2012, Jerome, Ariz. – Puscifer, the Northern Arizona-based band helmed by Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle), will release an eight-song EP titled Donkey Punch The Night on Feb. 19 via Puscifer Entertainment.

“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.

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Donkey Punch The Night – Track List:

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”

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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

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Conditions of My Parole was released in October of 2011 and was quickly followed by a storied Halloween performance on The Late Show with David Letterman complete with Keenan in costume and a keyboard solo by Paul Shaffer. The band returned to late night television in February with a Jimmy Kimmel Live performance that was equally unique, featuring Keenan and Round singing behind video monitors a la human bobbleheads.  Puscifer has completed two North American tours behind the sophomore release including a stop at this summer’s Bonnaroo Festival.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on PUSCIFER, click on the links below!

www.puscifer.com

www.facebook.com/puscifermusic

www.twitter.com/puscifer

LONG LIVE PUSCIFER.

Stone.

PUSCIFER – Launch Summer Tour On June 9th At BONNAROO

Posted in comedy rock, electro-rock, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 24, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Photo credit: Tim Cadiente

THREE-WEEK TREK INCLUDES STOPS AT BONNAROO AND RIVER’S EDGE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Jerome, Ariz., April, 23, 2012 — Puscifer, the Electro-Rock outfit led by Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle), launch their third tour in support of sophomore album Conditions of My Parole on June 9 at Bonnaroo with a three week tour to follow including a stop at the River’s Edge Music Festival in St. Paul, Minn.

An ever-evolving performance troupe, Puscifer performances mix music, sketch comedy and video elements to create what The Boston Globe referred to as “musical theater,” the San Francisco Chronicle called “a free for all Comedy Rock extravaganza” and the Spin described the evening as “seductive.”

Tickets for all shows go on-sale Friday, April 27 via venue box offices, as well as venue and promoter websites.  A limited number of “Community Service” VIP packages  will be available simultaneously via http://puscifer.frontgatetickets.com.  These will not be available for the band’s Bonnaroo or River’s Edge Music Festival performances.

To view the Summer Tour 2012 video announcement, follow this link: http://youtu.be/9yMrFsIc6rc

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Tour Dates:

June 9 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Festival

June 11 – Tampa, FL @ Ferguson Hall @ Tampa Performing Arts Center

June 12 – Miami, FL @ Olympia Theatre @ Gusman Performing Arts Center

June 13 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live

June 15 – Baltimore, MD @ Lyric Opera House

June 16 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Paramount Theatre

June 17 – Reading, PA @ Soverign Performing Arts Center

June 18 – Richmond, VA @ The National

June 20 – Buffalo, NY @ Riviera Theatre

June 21 – Columbus, OH @ LC Indoor Pavilion

June 24 – St. Paul, MN @ River’s Edge Festival

June 27 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center

June 28 – San Antonio, TX @ Lila Cockrell Theatre

June 30 – Prescott, AZ @ Yavapai College Performance Arts Center

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on PUSCIFER, click on the links below:

www.puscifer.com

www.facebook.com/puscifermusic

www.twitter.com/puscifer

LONG LIVE PUSCIFER.

Stone.

PUSCIFER – To Perform On Jimmy Kimmel Live On February 16th, 2012

Posted in alternative rock, avant-garde music, comedy, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on January 23, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Photo credit: Tim Cadiente

Left to right: Matt McJunkins, Jeff Friedl, Maynard James Keenan, Carina Round, Mat Mitchell, Josh Eustis

BAND EMBARKS ON NEW NORTH AMERICAN TOUR FEB. 23rd

Jerome, Ariz., Jan. 23, 2012 — Puscifer, the eclectic music-meets-comedy troupe helmed by Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle), will perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Feb. 16.

Puscifer released their sophomore album, Conditions of My Parole, in October and quickly followed with a North American tour that The Boston Globe referred to as “musical theater” and the Philadelphia Weekly described as an “engaging performance with hilarious pre-recorded between-song skits featuring MJK alter-egos Major Douche and white-trash hero Billy D.

The second leg of the band’s North American tour kicks off on Feb. 23 at The Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin, Tex.  Tickets for all shows are on-sale now at venue box offices and via Ticketmaster and Live Nation’s websites.  The Mar. 17 Riverside, Calif. performance at Fox Performing Arts Center is on-sale this Friday, Jan. 27.    A limited number of VIP packages, featuring wine tastings and VIP experiences are available via http://puscifer.frontgatetickets.com.

Audience tickets for the band’s Jimmy Kimmel Live performance are available on Thursday, Jan. 26 via http://www.1iota.com.

Puscifer’s touring band members are: Maynard James Keenan, Mat Mitchell, Josh Eustis, Carina Round, Matt McJunkins and Jeff Friedl.

February 2012 Tour Dates:

Feb. 23 – Austin, TX @ Long Center for the Performing Arts

Feb. 25 – Baton Rouge, LA @ River Center Theatre

Feb. 26 – Memphis, TN @ Orpheum Theatre

Feb. 28 – Nashville, TN @ Andrew Jackson Hall

Feb. 29 – Louisville, KY @ Brown Theatre

March 2012 Tour Dates:

Mar. 01 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Byham Theatre

Mar. 03 – Cincinnati. OH @ Taft Theatre

Mar. 04 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre

Mar. 06 – Kansas City, KS @ Kansas City Music Hall

Mar. 07 – Omaha, NE @ Omaha Civic Auditorium

Mar. 10 – Edmonton, AB @ North Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Mar. 11 – Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Mar. 13 – Vancouver, BC @ The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts

Mar. 14 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Mar. 16 – San Francisco, CA @ Palace of Fine Arts

Mar. 17 – Riverside, CA @ Fox Performing Arts Center

Mar. 18 – Escondido, CA @ California Center for the Arts

(Source: Speakeasy PR)

LONG LIVE PUSCIFER.

Stone.

PUSCIFER – Return To The Road For 2012 Conditions Of My Parole Tour

Posted in alternative rock, experimental rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 7, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo Credit: Tim Cadiente)

L to R: Maynard James Keenan, Jeff Friedl, Mat Mitchell, Matt McJunkins, Carina Round, Josh Eustis

Jerome, Ariz., Dec. 7, 2011 – Puscifer, the eclectic music-meets-comedy troupe helmed by Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle), return to the road on Feb. 23 in support of their recently released album, Conditions of My Parole (Oct. 18, Puscifer Entertainment).

The band’s live performances are not to be missed. Keenan brings the unconventional atmosphere of the Verde Valley to life with a musically driven evening that merges technology, quirky characters and comedy, The Boston Globe referred to the shows as “musical theater” and the Philadelphia Weekly described the set as an “engaging performance with hilarious pre-recorded between-song skits featuring MJK alter-egos Major Douche and white-trash hero Billy D.” The band celebrated the release of their sophomore album with an in-character Halloween performance on The Late Show with David Letterman.

Puscifer’s touring band members are: Maynard James Keenan, Mat Mitchell, Josh Eustis, Carina Round, Matt McJunkins and Jeff Friedl.

Tickets for all shows go on-sale Friday, Dec. 16 via venue box offices, as well as Ticketmaster and Live Nation websites.  A limited number of VIP packages, featuring wine tastings and VIP experiences will be available simultaneously via http://puscifer.frontgatetickets.com.

February 2012 Tour Dates:

February 23 – Austin, TX @ Long Center for the Performing Arts

February 25 – Baton Rouge, LA @ River Center Theatre

February 26 – Memphis, TN @ Orpheum Theatre

February 28 – Nashville, TN @ Andrew Jackson Hall

February 29 – Louisville, KY @ Brown Theatre

March 2012 Tour Dates:

March 03 –  Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre

March 04 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre

March 06 – Kansas City, KS @ Kansas City Music Hall

March 07 – Omaha, NE @ Omaha Civic Auditorium

March 10 – Edmonton, AB @ North Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

March 11 – Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

March 13 – Vancouver, BC @ The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts

March 14 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

March 18 – Escondido, CA @ California Center for the Arts

(Source: Speakeasy PR)

* For more info on PUSCIFER, click on the links below:

www.puscifer.com

www.facebook.com/puscifermusic

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PUSCIFER – Set Oct. 18th 2011 Release Date For “Conditions Of My Parole”

Posted in experimental rock, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on August 16, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

JEROME, ARIZ. – Puscifer, the project ringleader Maynard James Keenan describes as “Twin Peaks in the desert,” will release Conditions of My Parole on Oct. 18 via Puscifer Entertainment.

Man Overboard,” the first single from the album, has been available via iTunes and other digital service providers since July 19, 2011.

“The Verde Valley is an intrinsic part of what Puscifer is,” explains Keenan.  “It’s equal parts Twilight Zone, Mayberry and Road Warrior. The ghosts and aliens, Republicans and Democrats, cowboys and artists living side by side with hostile creatures such as scorpions, spiders, rattlesnakes, javelina and hippies are just a few of the spicy ingredients that give Conditions of My Parole its unique flavor.”

Conditions of My Parole was recorded in Jerome, Ariz. this spring with tracking done amidst the wine barrels from Keenan’s Caduceus Cellars. The album was produced by Keenan, Mat Mitchell, and Josh Eustis.  Contributing musicians for the new album include the aforementioned Keenan, Mitchell, and Eustis as well as Carina Round, Juliette Commagere, Matt McJunkins, Jeff Freidl, Gil and Rani Sharone, Jonny Polonsky, Tim Alexander, Devo Keenan, Alessandro Cortini, Sarah Jones, and Jon Theodore.

Photo credit: Meats Meier
Left to right: Matt McJunkins, Carina Round, Mat Mitchell, Jeff Freidl, Maynard James Keenan, Josh Eustis

Puscifer’s debut album, the infamously censored V is for V***** (2007), charted on both the Rock and Dance singles charts simultaneously (the full album at #9 on the Billboard Rock Album and “C*ntry Boner” at #1 on Billboard’s Dance Singles Chart).  V is for V***** entered the Billboard Top 200 at #25.

The band turned multimedia troupe carried out Keenan’s vision of an evening that seamlessly combined music, recorded skits and live character sketches over two U.S. tours which were described as an “X-rated episode of Hee-Haw” (Spin) and “a performance art spectacle equal parts comedy cabaret show and guerilla theater” (Las Vegas Review Journal). Keenan has often stated in interviews that his concept for Puscifer required nearly two decades to pass before the technology was available to create the live performance.

A North American tour kicks off in early November 2011, with more information to come.

(Source: Speakeasy PR)

LONG LIVE PUSCIFER.

Stone.

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