Maynard James Keenan reveals he's been working on new music with side project, Puscifer
After confirming the release of a new Tool album this year as well as one from A Perfect Circle, Maynard teases new Puscifer music.
Maynard James Keenan has been very busy these days. His band A Perfect Circle is all set to release their new record Eat the Elephant after a 14 year hiatus.
Recently, he confirmed via social media that he’s finished with writing the lyrics for almost all the songs in the upcoming Tool album, which fans have been waiting for over a decade now. He’s also set to hit the road with both Tool and A Perfect Circle in the coming months for a series of gigs on tour.
Yet, in the middle of all this, Keenan has revealed that he’s working on new music for his other side project, Puscifer. “And on to @Puscifer,” teased Keenan in a new Instagram post, keeping the announcement short, crisp and secretive as ever.
The post came with a few interesting hashtags. One said “#whileyouwerewhiningiwasworking,” seemingly addressed to Tool fans who have been sore with anticipation for the new album and notoriously taken to the internet to express their displeasure. The prog rocker added two more hashtags that read “#lifeistooshort", and "#createsomethingwitheverybreathyoudraw.”
Puscifer, formed in 2011, is a project that Keenan has previously described as his "creative subconscious.” Being the only permanent member of the act, Puscifer is generally considered a pseudonym for his solo work. While performing live, the band is notorious for its eccentric antics on stage, and has been described as a post-industrial music/comedy extravaganza. Puscifer’s last album was in 2015, titled Money Shot.
Check out Keenan’s Instagram post as well as the official music video of Puscifer’s hilariously satirical 2015 single 'The Arsonist' below:
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