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Arizona-based band Puscifer releasing new album, play livestream concert

PHOENIX — Arizona-based rock group Puscifer announced Friday the release of the band’s first album in five years and a livestream concert.

The band’s new album, dubbed “Existential Reckoning,” will be released on Oct. 30, according to the release. It is Puscifer’s first since 2015’s “Money Shot.”

The sextet, which is fronted by Maynard James Keenan of Tool and A Perfect Circle fame, also announced it will perform the album live from Arcosanti in Yavapai County on Oct. 30 in the release.

Keenan, who lives in Jerome, founded Puscifer in 1995 as a side project to his other bands.

Tickets for the livestream of the band’s new album are available now on the band’s website. The stream will go up at 3 p.m. Oct. 30 and remain on the site on-demand for 72 hours, according to the press release.

Keenan and his bandmates are well-known for their eccentric getups during live shows, with members wearing various costumes, ranging from spacesuits to tutus, on stage.

The frontman told Blabbermouth that Arcosanti is perfect place for the band to record the live album, given its unique topography and geography.

“If you’re not familiar with Arcosanti, I highly recommend that you look it up,” Keenan said. “It’s one of a long list of examples of architects, artists, actors, musicians, writers, and poets.”

“People who are not necessarily from Arizona but came here and found that creative tick that burrows under your skin here, something that sets you in a motion to respond to this, what I consider to be equal parts inspirational and hostile, environment,” Keenan said.

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