Faith No More to play New Zealand in March – ticket details

Faith No More have just confirmed that they will play the Westfest festival in Auckland on 3 March 2015.

The band play a series of Soundwave festival dates in Australia just before crossing the Tasman.

Tickets are available here.

While in New Zealand, the band are expected to lend their expertise to the All Blacks as they intensify their preparations for their Rugby World Cup defence.

Faith No More meanwhile will release their long-awaited new album in April.



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Links for a day (vol. 163): Guardian feature and Fantomas in Chile

The Guardian today feature a beginner’s guide to Faith No More – and it is a well-informed effort from the UK broadsheet. The article states: “To mark the news of the first Faith No More album in almost two decades, here are 10 of their finest tracks, from rap collaborations to songs about masturbation.”

News today also that Mike Patton is not cutting back on his other projects. Fantomas are returning to the stage later this year. Humo Negro reports that supergroup will play the inaugural RockOut festival which takes place on 6 December at Espacio Broadway in Santiago, Chile.

Finally, rumours about the FNM April 15 release continue to intensify. Following on from U2′s Apple giveaway, latest reports are that the Faith No More release will also be an innovative giveaway. It seems the band are set to upload the album encrypted to the cloud on 1April along with a series of naked selfies and get free distribution from hackers as well as reddit and 4chan.



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Huge Faith No More new album details

It is the release that everyone is talking about. A new Faith No More release. This month!!!!

Yes – the popular Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star series of albums will release a Faith No More lullaby selection.

Lullaby Versions of Faith No More by Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star is set for a 16 September release on Roma Music Group.

More and audio samples here


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Bill Gould speaks about new Faith No More album

Bill Gould has spoken extensively to Rolling Stone about the new Faith No More album which will be released in April 2015:
When asked how the new record sounds he said:
“I mean… [Laughs.] What I can say is that I think through our experience as musicians over the years, I think what we’re doing reflects where we’ve gone since we made our last record as Faith No More. I think this kicks things up a notch. And I think there’s parts that are very powerful and there’s parts that have a lot of “space.” Everything we do, with our chemistry, the way we play; it’s always going to sound like us. It’s just what we do, that makes us feel good. Hopefully it doesn’t sound like a bunch of 50-year-old men… which we are! ”

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Faith No More to release new album in April 2015; new single in November

Faith No More have confirmed the news we’ve all been hoping for. They have all but completed a new album and it is due for release soon.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Faith No More bassist Bill Gould confirmed:
New album will be released in April 2015.

The record will be a totally independent product — produced by Gould, recorded in their Oakland rehearsal space and released on their own imprint, Reclamation Records (which will be distributed by frontman Mike Patton’s long-running label, Ipecac Recordings).

New single Motherfucker will be released on a seven-inch due for November 28th release and limited to 5,000 copies as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday.

The B-side will be a remix by electronic art-pop sound designer J.G. Thirlwell.

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Eight things we’ve learned from Soundwave announcement

We’re going on Buzzfeed/Clickhole with this listicle inspired by Faith No More’s Soundwave announcement.

1 / Faith No More are back for good

More than the announcement, the follow-up tweet from the band seemed to confirm that Faith No More 3.o will be a more permanent proposition than the often ephemeral 2.0 tour-hiatus-tour 2.0 incarnation.  It was a point seized upon by Consequence of Sound though what might change in 2015 remains – as always with the band and their cryptic announcements – unclear…

2 / New record and live performance will go hand in hand

…Personally I was expecting a break from live shows from the band while they concentrated on recording, releasing and perhaps even promoting new music. It is now beyond the realms of speculation than the band are working on and will release new music. But the Soundwave announcement shows that the band will be back on the road too. Could Soundwave ’15 even be the start of the Faith No More 3.0 tour?

3 / No Faith No More sideshows

One of the traditions of the Soundwave festival is that headline bands play warm-up shows  - sideshows. In fact, these shows are put on by the festival organisers and usually announced when the festival itself sells out. Indeed, when Faith No More last played the festival in 2010 (then complete with a Perth show which is unfortunately not part of the schedule in 2015), they played sidehows in Sydney and Melbourne (two dates) while they also fitted in two warm-up shows in New Zealand. BUT it looks at this stage that there will be no side shows in 2015. Music Feeds reports: “Soundwave’s AJ Maddah has confirmed that newly-announced Soundwave 2015 headlining acts Faith No More and Slipknot will not be playing Soundwave sideshows when they hit the country for the festival in February 2015. When asked on Twitter, Maddah said both headliners Slipknot and Faith No More “and a few others” will be “exclusive to the festival” and will therefore not be announcing any extra sideshows.

4 / Faith No More are a big draw

Just before their break-up in 1997, Faith No More could be found still high enough on festival bills but under headliners such as Black Grape, The Charlatans, Jamiroquai, Foo Fighters or the Orbital. Now, even five years after their reunion and 18 years since their last album, they are one of the biggest draws around.

5 / FNM and Soundgarden cross paths again

After their reunion at Hyde Park in July where Soundgarden palyed Superunknown in full, the Seattle grungers and Faith No More will share the stage again for four dates at Soundwave. Something that Kim Thayil is looking forward to, according to Music Feeds: “It’s an alliance, the guitarist explains, that he forged “all the way back” in 1987. “We have quite a history with those guys and we look forward to certainly seeing them and to hanging with those guys,” he explains.

6 / Faith No More love Australia

Faith No More’s Soundwave shows will take them over half-a-century of concerts in Australia (51 not including any sideshows, according to In fact, Australia is the band’s fourth most popular choice for live shows after the US, UK and Germany.

7 / The Aussie media are excited

The lineup has garnered huge coverage in the Australian media with most articles leading with Faith No More and featuring pictures of the band. Leading Australian newspaper the Sydney Morning Herald captured the mood with a piece from their music editor headlined “Soundwave 2015: Australia’s best-ever rock line-up?”.

8 / Anyone remember Chatroulette?

From Faith No More’s last Soundwave shows

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Faith No More at Soundwave ticket details

Faith No More’s Soundwave shows in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney are sure to sell out fast so make sure you get online for the presale on Friday 22 August.

Here are all the ticket details you need:

Soundwave members pre-sale begins 12pm local time Friday, 22 August
(sign up to the mailing list on the bottom of this page)

General public tickets on sale 9am Friday, 29 August

Saturday, 21st February & Sunday, 22nd February 2015
Bonython Park, Adelaide, South Australia
Tickets: Soundwave

Saturday, 21st February & Sunday, 22nd February 2015
Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
Tickets: Soundwave

Saturday, 28th February & Sunday, 1st March 2015
Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Tickets: Soundwave

Saturday, 28th February & Sunday, 1st March 2015
RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, Queensland
Tickets: Soundwave

Lineup – Day One
Adelaide – Saturday, 21st February, 2015
Melbourne – Sunday, 22nd February, 2015
Sydney – Saturday, 28th February, 2015
Brisbane – Sunday, 1st March, 2015

Faith No More
Lamb Of God
Gerard Way
New Found Glory
Fear Factory
Hollywood Undead
The Aquabats
Area 7
Crown The Empire
The Interrupters
Icon For Hire
Emily’s Army
Patent Pending
The Bennies
The Color Morale
Nothing More
Ne Obliviscaris
The Treatment

Lineup – Day Two
Melbourne – Saturday, 21st February, 2015
Adelaide – Sunday, 22nd February, 2015
Brisbane – Saturday, 28th February, 2015
Sydney – Sunday, 1st March, 2015

Marilyn Manson
Fall Out Boy
Judas Priest
All Time Low
Papa Roach
Of Mice & Men
Escape The Fate
Tonight Alive
Butcher Babies
The Swellers
King 810
This Wild Life

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Faith No More to headline Australia’s Soundwave festival

Faith No More will return to live action in February 2015 when they play the Soundwave festival.

The mega-event takes place in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane with Soundgarden, Slipknot and Slash also on the bill.

More to follow


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Bill Gould speaks to Classic Rock about new music

Faith No More
bassist Bill Gould has broken the band’s media silence by speaking to Classic Rock magazine about the prospect of new music from the band. He told the September issue of the magazine: “We’re considering doing something new. We’re not going to go into a room and bang a bunch of songs just to put something out, it has to be right.”

We won’t include the whole piece for copyright reasons but he also stated in the Ultimate Autumn Preview section of the magazine: “I think we still have a lot of potential to do really good things, and I think our heads, musically speaking, are in a really good space.”

Classic Rock is on UK newsstands now and there is an also an iPad edition that scales well on iPhones. You can order a physical copy online from MyFavouriteMagazines and you can download the Classic Rock magazine app from iTunes.

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Links for a day…(vol. 162). Patton interview, live views and reviews etc

Back to reality after the excitement of the London and Poland shows and the new material.

  • First up in the digest is a rare interview from Mike Patton in which he opens up about the stage and creative experience to Ben Weinman. The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist has just launched a new website, which defines itself as “a one-stop portal for musicians, photographers, illustrators, fashion designers and industry mavericks of all stripes” featuring artists talking about the DIY spirit.

    And Weinman also pays a touching text tribute to the Faith No More frontman on his site.

    “He is a real person. Not only is he a real person, but he is an amazing person. Mike actually gives me honest advice while also encouraging me to always look out for myself. ..Mike is more than a great musician. He is a great human being.”

    And here’s some footage of the guys in studio together during the Irony is a Dead Scene recording.

    • Back to Faith No More and their recent live return. Here via fnm4ever is a multicam video of Leader of Men/Superhero:
  • Leading indie music magazine Clash featured a knowing review of Faith No More in their Open’er round-up online:”Even playing a dangerously nostalgic set, they blow every young upstart off the stage by a massive margin. Dressed in white and sporting prayer beads, their set is a protrusion of veins, vigour and healthy venom.”

    “Patton’s multi-octave voice has not withered with age. Free from ego, it’s a stand-alone instrument, sharp as a weapon, wielded with the fluidity of a samurai, stealthy and overwhelmingly deadly.”

    • There’s another good review here at The Final World too, which makes some well-merited criticism of the Hyde Park experience:
      “As ever, it is enormous, and organised with the kind of incompetence only the British truly excel at…Hyde Park is a ruthless and cynical money extraction system, designed to separate you from your money, and it is fiercely efficient and ruthless at it.
  • Not quite The Real Thing but UK tribute act Faith No Man play Swansea this Friday.

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