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Background informationPuscifer_header_cell_0_1_0
OriginPuscifer_header_cell_0_2_0 Los Angeles, California, United StatesPuscifer_cell_0_2_1
GenresPuscifer_header_cell_0_3_0 Puscifer_cell_0_3_1
Years activePuscifer_header_cell_0_4_0 1995–presentPuscifer_cell_0_4_1
LabelsPuscifer_header_cell_0_5_0 Puscifer EntertainmentPuscifer_cell_0_5_1
Associated actsPuscifer_header_cell_0_6_0 Puscifer_cell_0_6_1
WebsitePuscifer_header_cell_0_7_0 Puscifer_cell_0_7_1
MembersPuscifer_header_cell_0_9_0 Puscifer_cell_0_9_1

Puscifer (/ˈpʊsɪfər/) is an American rock supergroup formed in Los Angeles by Maynard James Keenan, known as the lead singer of the bands Tool and A Perfect Circle. Puscifer_sentence_0

As Keenan is the only permanent member, he considers the project to be his "creative subconscious". Puscifer_sentence_1

In light of this, Puscifer is considered a pseudonym for his solo work. Puscifer_sentence_2

Background Puscifer_section_0

Puscifer's original name was Umlaut, "a premiere improvisational hardcore band". Puscifer_sentence_3

The name "Puscifer" was first publicized as a fictional band in the first episode of Mr. Puscifer_sentence_4 Show, including Keenan and Adam Jones as members. Puscifer_sentence_5

Jones is not associated with Puscifer otherwise, although artwork by Jones has been featured on Puscifer apparel (the "Your Mom's a Bitch" shirt, specifically). Puscifer_sentence_6

Keenan describes Puscifer as "simply a playground for the various voices in my head, [...] a space with no clear or discernible goals, [...] where my Id, Ego, and Anima all come together to exchange cookie recipes." Puscifer_sentence_7

Keenan also worked on short films with Ford Englerth and Jeffrey Brooks from Red Rock Entertainment Development; these shorts were done in a similar manner to that of Mr. Show and Tom Waits' Big Time. Puscifer_sentence_8

Puscifer is "as much a clothing line as it is a band", with the clothing items produced in limited numbers. Puscifer_sentence_9

Keenan collaborated on a leather jacket with Paul Frank. Puscifer_sentence_10

On September 16, 2008, Keenan updated the puscifer.com blog, revealing that the first ever Puscifer store would be opening "hopefully" by October 1 in Jerome, Arizona. Puscifer_sentence_11

Occupying a small space above a tattoo parlor, the store opened on October 3, 2008. Puscifer_sentence_12

In addition to the merchandise available on the band's online store, Keenan has also made available locally roasted coffee, art, and an ever-changing list of limited edition collectibles. Puscifer_sentence_13

Don't Shoot the Messenger Puscifer_section_1

Main article: Don't Shoot the Messenger Puscifer_sentence_14

Don't Shoot the Messenger is a four-track EP released by Puscifer on October 9, 2007. Puscifer_sentence_15

"V" Is for Vagina Puscifer_section_2

Main article: "V" Is for Vagina Puscifer_sentence_16

On April 10, 2007, Keenan posted on the official website that a release would be aimed for mid-October. Puscifer_sentence_17

A newer post on June 25, 2007 stated that Joe Barresi mixed the first song, which had a music video made for it, as well as an alternate version of "Cuntry Boner", and that it would likely be released as a CD single with bonus tracks. Puscifer_sentence_18

Further mixing was done by Keenan and Alan Moulder by August. Puscifer_sentence_19

Keenan announced at the end of July that the album was titled "V" Is for Vagina and, a few days later, he announced the first single, "Queen B. Puscifer_sentence_20 ", with a video following in late September. Puscifer_sentence_21

On October 1, "Queen B." Puscifer_sentence_22

appeared on the podcast on puscifer.com. Puscifer_sentence_23

This was followed by the podcast release of "Trekka" on October 7. Puscifer_sentence_24

The album was released on October 30 and debuted at number 25 on the Billboard 200, as well as number 1 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart. Puscifer_sentence_25

On October 17, 2008, an official music video for the song "Momma Sed" was released online via the official Puscifer YouTube channel. Puscifer_sentence_26

A dub remix album completely by Lustmord, entitled "D" Is for Dubby – The Lustmord Dub Mixes, also appeared at the official website's store. Puscifer_sentence_27

"Momma Sed" also featured in the 2012 film End of Watch. Puscifer_sentence_28

"V" Is for Vagina has sold 112,000 copies. Puscifer_sentence_29

"V" Is for Viagra. The Remixes Puscifer_section_3

Main article: "V" Is for Viagra. Puscifer_sentence_30 The Remixes Puscifer_sentence_31

A remix album entitled "V" Is for Viagra was released on April 29, 2008. Puscifer_sentence_32

It contains ten remixes of tracks from "V" Is for Vagina, as well as two remixes of the non-album single "Cuntry Boner". Puscifer_sentence_33

It features remixes by Dave "Rave" Ogilvie of Skinny Puppy, Lustmord, Renholder, Paul Barker from Ministry, Telefon Tel Aviv, among others. Puscifer_sentence_34

Two of the tracks from the album, "Indigo Children" (JLE Dub Mix) and "Momma Sed" (Tandimonium Mix), appear on the official soundtrack for the video game Need for Speed: Undercover. Puscifer_sentence_35

"V" Is for Viagra has sold 23,000 copies. Puscifer_sentence_36

"D" Is for Dubby, the Lustmord Dub Mixes Puscifer_section_4

A second remix album was released in October 2009. Puscifer_sentence_37

Titled "D" Is for Dubby, the album focuses on remixes of "V" Is for Vagina by artist Lustmord performed in a dub style. Puscifer_sentence_38

"C" Is for (Please Insert Sophomoric Genitalia Reference Here) Puscifer_section_5

Main article: "C" Is for (Please Insert Sophomoric Genitalia Reference Here) Puscifer_sentence_39

"C" Is for (Please Insert Sophomoric Genitalia Reference Here) is an EP that was announced on the toolarmy.com and Puscifer websites on October 12, 2009. Puscifer_sentence_40

It was subsequently released on November 10, 2009. Puscifer_sentence_41

The EP contains six tracks; four previously unreleased songs, and two live recordings of tracks from "V" Is for Vagina, which were recorded from the Club Nokia shows on Puscifer's 2009 tour. Puscifer_sentence_42

The EP has sold 10,000 copies. Puscifer_sentence_43

The song "Rocket Mantastic" was later released. Puscifer_sentence_44

Conditions of My Parole Puscifer_section_6

Main article: Conditions of My Parole Puscifer_sentence_45

"Man Overboard", the first single from the album, became available via iTunes and other digital service providers on July 19, 2011. Puscifer_sentence_46

Conditions of My Parole was recorded at Jerome, Arizona, in spring 2011, with tracking done amidst the wine barrels from Keenan's Caduceus Cellars. Puscifer_sentence_47

The album was produced by Keenan, Mat Mitchell and Josh Eustis. Puscifer_sentence_48

Contributing musicians for the album include the aforementioned Keenan, Mitchell, and Eustis as well as Carina Round, Juliette Commagere, Matt McJunkins, Jeff Friedl, Gil Sharone and Rani Sharone, Jonny Polonsky, Tim Alexander, Devo Keenan, Alessandro Cortini, Sarah Jones, and Jon Theodore. Puscifer_sentence_49

It debuted at number 27 on the Billboard 200 with 12,111 copies sold in its first week. Puscifer_sentence_50

With street date violations added in, it sold 12,337 copies according to SoundScan. Puscifer_sentence_51

Donkey Punch the Night Puscifer_section_7

Main article: Donkey Punch the Night Puscifer_sentence_52

Donkey Punch the Night was announced November 19, 2012 and released on February 19, 2013. Puscifer_sentence_53

The EP was released in digital and CD formats, with a vinyl release following on March 12, 2013. Puscifer_sentence_54

A cover of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" is included on the EP, as well as a cover of Accept's "Balls to the Wall". Puscifer_sentence_55

Money Shot Puscifer_section_8

Main article: Money Shot (album) Puscifer_sentence_56

Money Shot was announced July 29, 2015 via the release of first single Grand Canyon. Puscifer_sentence_57

The album was released on October 30, 2015. Puscifer_sentence_58

A remix album titled Money Shot Your Re-Load was released on November 25, 2016. Puscifer_sentence_59

Existential Reckoning Puscifer_section_9

Main article: Existential Reckoning Puscifer_sentence_60

On May 8, 2020, the lead single and video "Apocalyptical" were released along with an announcement of an album to be released in the fall of 2020. Puscifer_sentence_61

The fourth studio album Existential Reckoning was announced on September 17, 2020. Puscifer_sentence_62

The release date for the album was later set to October 30, 2020, via Alchemy Recordings/Puscifer Entertainment/BMG. Puscifer_sentence_63

The album was produced by Mat Mitchell and Puscifer, and recorded and mixed by Mat Mitchell at Puscifer Studios in North Hollywood. Puscifer_sentence_64

Keenan appears on the album as "Dick Merkin", alongside the musicians Mat Mitchell (guitar, bass, keys), Carina Round (vocals, keys), Greg Edwards (bass, guitar, keys), Gunnar Olsen (drums) and Sarah Jones (drums). Puscifer_sentence_65

Live shows Puscifer_section_10

In February 2009, Keenan debuted Puscifer with shows in Las Vegas. Puscifer_sentence_66

Throughout the year, he continued to perform with a revolving lineup, but limited concerts to the Southwest. Puscifer_sentence_67

However, in a November 2009 interview, Keenan stated: "Efforts to confine our beloved enigma to the Southwestern United States have been thwarted. Puscifer_sentence_68

We are compelled beyond all reason to bring the noise Eastward and share our special sauce. Puscifer_sentence_69

Although authorities suggest you be prepared for any and all possibilities, we simply suggest you arrive happy and hungry." Puscifer_sentence_70

Keenan took Puscifer on tour again in the fall and winter of 2011 in support of Conditions of My Parole. Puscifer_sentence_71

This tour covered a larger swath of the United States than previous West Coast-only tours. Puscifer_sentence_72

In 2013, Puscifer played their first dates outside of North America, with the band performing three shows in Australia, and performances at Lollapalooza Brazil and Lollapalooza Chile. Puscifer_sentence_73

On February 16, 2016, Puscifer announced UK and European dates under the "Money Shot Heard Around The World" tour. Puscifer_sentence_74

The band played Manchester and London in the UK, then France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway before ending the tour in Sweden at the Cirkus. Puscifer_sentence_75

In late January 2017 Puscifer and guest act Luchafer toured Australia and New Zealand as part of the Money Shot: Round Under Tour. Puscifer_sentence_76

On October 30, 2020, Puscifer performed their newest album Existential Reckoning live from Arcosanti, Arizona. Puscifer_sentence_77

The performance included their singles "Underwhelming" and "Apocalyptical". Puscifer_sentence_78

The performance was an audio-visual adventure performed with creative light and camera effects that brought the music to another level. Puscifer_sentence_79

The lineup for the show featured: Maynard James Keenan (vocals), Mat Mitchell (guitar), Carina Round (vocals), Greg Edwards (bass), and Gunnar Olsen (drums). Puscifer_sentence_80

Produced by Dino Paredes and Danny Winner, Directed by Adam Rothlein and Dino Paredes. Puscifer_sentence_81

Members Puscifer_section_11

According to Keenan's MySpace profile with regard to members, the band includes Puscifer_sentence_82

As of the latest release, Keenan has recorded material with Lustmord, Mat Mitchell, Jonny Polonsky, Tim Alexander, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Joey Jordison, Ainjel Emme, Josh Eustis of Black Light Burns, Telefon Tel Aviv & Nine Inch Nails, Carina Round, John Oliver, Juliette Commagere, Matt McJunkins, Jeff Friedl, Gil and Rani Sharone, Malhar Naik, Devo Keenan (his son), Alessandro Cortini, Sarah Jones and Jon Theodore as well as many other musicians. Puscifer_sentence_83

The most recent touring lineup consisted of the following: Puscifer_sentence_84


  • Maynard James Keenan: vocalsPuscifer_item_0_0
  • Carina Round: vocals, guitar, ukulele, tambourinePuscifer_item_0_1
  • Mat Mitchell: lead guitarPuscifer_item_0_2
  • Paul Barker: bassPuscifer_item_0_3
  • Mahsa Zargaran: keyboards, samples, guitar, backing vocalsPuscifer_item_0_4
  • Jeff Friedl: drums, programmingPuscifer_item_0_5

Discography Puscifer_section_12

Studio albums Puscifer_section_13

Remix albums Puscifer_section_14


List of remix albumsPuscifer_table_caption_1
TitlePuscifer_header_cell_1_0_0 Album detailsPuscifer_header_cell_1_0_1
"V" Is for Viagra. The RemixesPuscifer_header_cell_1_1_0 Puscifer_cell_1_1_1
"D" Is for Dubby – The Lustmord Dub MixesPuscifer_header_cell_1_2_0 Puscifer_cell_1_2_1
Sound into Blood into WinePuscifer_header_cell_1_3_0 Puscifer_cell_1_3_1
All Re-Mixed UpPuscifer_header_cell_1_4_0 Puscifer_cell_1_4_1
Money Shot Your Re-LoadPuscifer_header_cell_1_5_0 Puscifer_cell_1_5_1

Live albums Puscifer_section_15


List of live albumsPuscifer_table_caption_2
TitlePuscifer_header_cell_2_0_0 Album detailsPuscifer_header_cell_2_0_1
What Is...Puscifer_header_cell_2_1_0 Puscifer_cell_2_1_1
Puscifer's 8-Ball Bail Bonds – The Berger Barns Live in PhoenixPuscifer_header_cell_2_2_0 Puscifer_cell_2_2_1

Extended plays Puscifer_section_16


List of extended plays, with selected chart positionsPuscifer_table_caption_3
TitlePuscifer_header_cell_3_0_0 EP detailsPuscifer_header_cell_3_0_1 Peak chart positionsPuscifer_header_cell_3_0_2
Don't Shoot the MessengerPuscifer_header_cell_3_2_0 Puscifer_cell_3_2_1 Puscifer_cell_3_2_2
"C" Is for (Please Insert Sophomoric Genitalia Reference Here)Puscifer_header_cell_3_3_0 Puscifer_cell_3_3_1 Puscifer_cell_3_3_2
Donkey Punch the NightPuscifer_header_cell_3_4_0 Puscifer_cell_3_4_1 57Puscifer_cell_3_4_2

Singles Puscifer_section_17

Music videos Puscifer_section_18


List of music videos, showing year released and directorPuscifer_table_caption_4
TitlePuscifer_header_cell_4_0_0 YearPuscifer_header_cell_4_0_1 Director(s)Puscifer_header_cell_4_0_2
"Cuntry Boner"Puscifer_header_cell_4_1_0 2007Puscifer_cell_4_1_1 Un­knownPuscifer_cell_4_1_2
"Queen B."Puscifer_header_cell_4_2_0 2008Puscifer_cell_4_2_1 Meats MeierPuscifer_cell_4_2_2
"Momma Sed"Puscifer_header_cell_4_4_0 Christopher SimsPuscifer_cell_4_4_1
"The Mission"Puscifer_header_cell_4_5_0 2009Puscifer_cell_4_5_1 Meats MeierPuscifer_cell_4_5_2
"Man Overboard"Puscifer_header_cell_4_6_0 2011Puscifer_cell_4_6_1
"Conditions of My Parole" (Short Version) & (Director's Cut)Puscifer_header_cell_4_7_0 Mike King, Flea Circus Films & PusciferPuscifer_cell_4_7_1
"Telling Ghosts"Puscifer_header_cell_4_8_0 2012Puscifer_cell_4_8_1 Tim Cadiente & Meats MeierPuscifer_cell_4_8_2
"Bohemian Rhapsody"Puscifer_header_cell_4_9_0 2013Puscifer_cell_4_9_1 Mike King, Flea Circus Films & PusciferPuscifer_cell_4_9_2
"Toma"Puscifer_header_cell_4_10_0 2014Puscifer_cell_4_10_1 Tim CadientePuscifer_cell_4_10_2
"Grand Canyon"Puscifer_header_cell_4_11_0 2015Puscifer_cell_4_11_1 Maynard James Keenan, Puscifer & Ghost AtomicPuscifer_cell_4_11_2
"Money Shot"Puscifer_header_cell_4_12_0 Tim Cadiente & PusciferPuscifer_cell_4_12_1
"The Remedy"Puscifer_header_cell_4_13_0 Adam Rothlein & PusciferPuscifer_cell_4_13_1
"The Arsonist"Puscifer_header_cell_4_14_0 2016Puscifer_cell_4_14_1 David Brown & JuniorPuscifer_cell_4_14_2
"Apocalyptical"Puscifer_header_cell_4_15_0 2020Puscifer_cell_4_15_1 Puscifer & Meats MeierPuscifer_cell_4_15_2
"Theorem"Puscifer_header_cell_4_16_0 Maynard James KeenanPuscifer_cell_4_16_1
"Fake Affront"Puscifer_header_cell_4_17_0 Un­knownPuscifer_cell_4_17_1
"Bedlamite"Puscifer_header_cell_4_18_0 Un­knownPuscifer_cell_4_18_1

Contributions Puscifer_section_19


SongPuscifer_header_cell_5_0_0 LengthPuscifer_header_cell_5_0_1 CompilationPuscifer_header_cell_5_0_2 TrackPuscifer_header_cell_5_0_3
"REV 22:20"Puscifer_cell_5_1_0 4:39Puscifer_cell_5_1_1 Underworld (2003)Puscifer_cell_5_1_2 2Puscifer_cell_5_1_3
"REV 22:20 (REV 4:20 Mix)" (Remixed by Charlie Clouser)Puscifer_cell_5_2_0 4:47Puscifer_cell_5_2_1 Saw II (2005)Puscifer_cell_5_2_2 6Puscifer_cell_5_2_3
"The Undertaker (Renholdër Mix)"Puscifer_cell_5_3_0 3:57Puscifer_cell_5_3_1 Underworld: Evolution (2006)Puscifer_cell_5_3_2 1Puscifer_cell_5_3_3
"Lighten Up, Francis (JLE Dub Mix)"Puscifer_cell_5_4_0 4:34Puscifer_cell_5_4_1 Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)Puscifer_cell_5_4_2 1Puscifer_cell_5_4_3
"Holiday on the Moon (Puscifer Mix)"Puscifer_cell_5_5_0 5:08Puscifer_cell_5_5_1 New Tales to Tell: A Tribute to Love and Rockets (2009)Puscifer_cell_5_5_2 1Puscifer_cell_5_5_3
"The Humbling River"Puscifer_cell_5_6_0 5:05Puscifer_cell_5_6_1 Transformers: Fall of Cybertron trailer (2011)Puscifer_cell_5_6_2 1Puscifer_cell_5_6_3
"The Mission"Puscifer_cell_5_7_0 5:05Puscifer_cell_5_7_1 Warehouse 13 season 2, "Around the Bend" (2010)Puscifer_cell_5_7_2 1Puscifer_cell_5_7_3
"Rocket Mantastic" (with Steven Drozd)Puscifer_cell_5_8_0 5:28Puscifer_cell_5_8_1 The Heart Is a Drum Machine (The Score) (2011)Puscifer_cell_5_8_2 5Puscifer_cell_5_8_3

Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puscifer.