Maynard James Keenan's art-rock troupe Puscifer is set to celebrate the 2022 Halloween weekend with the release of two concert films: V Is for Versatile: A Puscifer Concert Film featuring music from the V Is for… era and Parole Violator: A Puscifer Concert Film featuring Conditions of My Parole.
The films, which premiere October 28th at 12 p.m. PT/3 p.m. ET, will remain on-demand for 72 hours. Tickets, as well as limited-edition merchandise, exclusive to attendees, are available now via pusciferTV.com. Early bird tickets are on-sale through October 21st.
Additionally, both V Is for Versatile and Parole Violator have album companions, available on vinyl, CD and streaming on November 11th. The latter is also available in ultra-limited vinyl-and-NFT packages, as the latest entry in the continuing REVOLVER ICONS SERIES — see below for mockups and the tracklisting.
"Those with creative minds are restless. Lockdown was only physical, not mental," Keenan commented of the concert films and live albums. "The Pandemic was the perfect springboard and opportunity for us all to flex our creative muscles. Here is more evidence."
The V Is for Versatile concert film captures Puscifer in the famed studios of Los Angeles' Sunset Sound, re-interpreting and re-recording songs from their V Is for… era. Agent Dick Merkin, Major Douche, the briefcase and a few surprise cameos are interspersed amid the studio footage. Parole Violator, meanwhile, finds Billy D in jail, Hildy on the war path and Peter Merkin, as usual, up to no good. Musically, the film offers a live, track-by-track re-imagination of the group's 2011 album, Conditions of My Parole. Visually, Parole Violator evokes Keenan's North Arizona homestead and, in a nod to the band's 2011/2012 tour in support of the original record, closes with a campfire sing-a-long.
Parole Violator tracklisting:
1. Tiny Monsters
2. The Green Valley
3. Telling Ghosts
5. Man Overboard
8. The Rapture
9. The Weaver
11. Conditions of my Parole