The founder and frontman of Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer, Maynard James Keenan has talked about the huge upcoming event of Puscifer in the tough natural conditions of Arizona for the day they’ll release their long-awaited album, ‘Existential Reckoning.’
As you might know, Keenan has been hinting at a big project related to the band’s fourth studio album, which will be released on October 30, 2020. Five years after their last album, ‘Money Shot,’ Puscifer is getting ready to return to music.
The band, who put the new album on pre-sale, released two songs from there, titled ‘Apocalyptical’ and ‘The Underwhelming,’ in the previous months. Most recently, they’ve come up with the news of a streaming event on the day the album will be out.
The ‘Existential Reckoning’ Live at Arcosanti is announced by the official social media accounts of the band and a link was shared to purchase the virtual tickets.
During his recent conversation, Maynard James Keenan has detailed the reason why they chose Arcosanti, a wild town near Cordes Junction in the Arizona desert, as the prime location for the launch.
Due to the place’s unique architecture that gives a chilling futuristic vibe, Keenan said it’s the perfect set, in which they will put forth a show unlike anything Puscifer has done before.
As a resident of Jerome, Arizona, Maynard James said that he’s a big fan of Arcosanti concrete structures, as well. He also admitted that it’s not easy to survive in Arizona since there’s already been a dust devil, rattlesnakes, and crazy red ants outside of his sleeping quarters.
Here’s what Maynard James Keenan said about Arcosanti:
“I’m a big fan of concrete and steel and of course the desert. So I love that insane, structural thing happening in the middle of nowhere out there. It’s pretty amazing. You’re immediately touching the desert there, high desert.
So just being able to perform in that space, hearing that sound reflected off those surfaces, seeing the landscape around you. Because it’s pretty open. You can see for miles there. It’s pretty inspiring.”
“If you’re not familiar with Arcosanti, I highly recommend that you look it up. 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 also talked about the nature of Arizona and said:
“It’s not easy to survive in Arizona. There’s already been a dust devil that’s whipped through here, rattlesnakes, crazy red ants outside of my sleeping quarters which tried to consume my dog.
We feel like we’re on the edge of the world. Imagine if you were an extra-terrestrial traveler and you landed in the Southwest and wanted to assume an identity here and blend in. This would probably be a good spot to do that.”