Primus return with Willy Wonka-inspired album, share first single ‘Pure Imagination’

Primus -  Primus and the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble

Legendary prog-rockers Primus have announced their return with the release of a new album. And what’s more, this come back sees their classic line-up featuring bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde, and drummer Tim Alexander reunited for the first time in nearly two decades. Entitled Primus and the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble, the upcoming album pays homage to the 1971 cult film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
“The idea was to combine the Frog Brigade and Primus, and do this record”, said Claypool. “I really wanted to pay homage to a film that was very important to me as a kid and very influential to me musically. So that’s what we did. And as opposed to just going in and recording the songs and playing them the way they are in the film, we twisted them up a bit…twisted them up a lot.”

Primus and the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble arrives on October 21st via ATO Records and is currently available for pre-order via their webstore.

Coinciding with the release, and in support of the new album, Primus are set to embark on a US-tour in October. If you’re lucky enough to attend one of their shows, you can get your hands on one of their very own Primus chocolate bars. You can check all their tour dates here.

Seems like a long wait till October, but they have already shared ‘Pure Imagination’, the first taste of what they’ll be throwing at us. Have a listen now.

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