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2903, 2015

Faith No More Superhero in UK “physical” charts

March 29th, 2015|Faith No More, News|20 Comments

As expected, Faith No More’s Superhero did not feature in Sunday’s UK Official Charts but the release has made it into the top 10 of the Physical Chart.

The song is number 9 in the chart which lists “the UK’s biggest physical singles of the week, counting sales of CDs, vinyl and other physical formats, across a seven day period.”

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2803, 2015

Faith No More Superhero single version differences

March 28th, 2015|Faith No More, News|4 Comments

Friend of the site Ben Mitchell has highlighted some major differences between the digital/regular version of Superhero and the 7″ vinyl single.

Here’s more from Ben:

2603, 2015

Faith No More: “We’ve never been a metal band”

March 26th, 2015|Faith No More, News|5 Comments

Indie hipster bible Pitchfork is the latest to afford Faith No More an extensive interview online. Bill Gould and Mike Patton from the band spoke to Pitchfork for another revealing piece.

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Here are some choice quotes:

Bill: “I just hate getting that stupid hype machine going when there’s nothing to talk about. I hate the gossip and the bullshit. We didn’t want to get into expectations and speculation. I didn’t even play any of the songs for my wife. ”

Mike: ” Becoming a DIY band was super-enticing, especially to me, because I had been doing that shit for 10 years.”

Mike: “A lot of people think that when bands tour, they can decide where they want to go. But unless you’re Justin Bieber or Justin Timberlake—or any of the Justins—you can’t do that. So we did what was available to us. A lot of fans thought we had some prejudice against the States, and that’s not true.”

Mike: “We’ve lived in the metal world for a long time, but we’ve never been a metal band. When I first joined the band, our contemporaries were bands like Poison and Def Leppard. And we laughed at it. It was comedic to us, but it wasn’t to the rest of the world—we were thought of as one of those bands.”

     Here is the full interview.

2603, 2015

Faith No More Links for a day…(155): Remix, Roddy opera, comic gold and more

March 26th, 2015|Faith No More, Links for a day|5 Comments

And the Faith No More news continue apace on the week of the official Superhero release. We’re down ill so here’s a quick recap.

Superhero remix

The Alexander Hacke remix of Superhero, Superhero Battaglia, can now be heard on YouTube for those who have not yet been able to pick up their vinyl copy.

Faith No More comic book set for June release

Matt Jacob’s Faith No More/Mr Bungle comic book will be released in June and judging by the trailer he has recently posted, this is going to look amazing.

The book is written by Mike Wellman (Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek and World of Warcraft graphic novels) and illustrated by Matt (animator of Tomahawk’s “Oddfellows” video). Available June 24, 2015. Order from your local comic shop – item code: APR150955

Roddy Sasquatch opera latest

The busiest man in music Roddy Bottum is set for his opera debut next week. Here is Roddy on Sasquatch:

Story Binge – ‘SASQUATCH: The Opera’ by Roddy Bottum from Experiments in Opera on Vimeo.

And here’s what Roddy had to say to the Faith No More blog earlier this week: “Hey guys. it’s Roddy. for those of you in NYC, my short form opera, Sasquatch, The Opera, premieres April 2 in Brooklyn. I’m planning on taking it for a longer and more elaborate run at some point so the rest of yous, hang tight if interested. big hug.”

Roddy also spoke with great insight about Sasquatch in his Noisey interview. It was fascinating to learn he moved to New York to work in opera:

You recently wrote an opera called Sasquatch: The Opera. We’re gonna need the full rundown on that.
[Laughs] It’s not a traditional opera—it’s more like weird little operettas. I grew up in L.A., but I moved to New York specifically to get into opera, and I had this preposterous idea for a Sasquatch love story. I wrote the story, I wrote the music, and we’re gonna premiere it next month. It’s just gonna be three scenes from the opera, but then I’m gonna elaborate on it and build it into a bigger production.

Why Sasquatch?
You know, my favorite characters are the kind of gentle giants like Frankenstein or the Elephant Man—a misunderstood monster who it turns out is very sensitive and has a high intellect. That always gets me. It felt like Sasquatch could satisfy that really well. I’m moved by the big thug who has a heart of gold.

Here’s all the details you need from Roulette.

Bloody Disgusting article

Just as Faith No More version 2.0 kicks into overdrive, check out this well-written take on version 1.1 and Angel Dust from Bloody Disgusting.

The best ever appreciation of IY era Faith No More and Chuck

And via Ben in Comments, this even better article from the one and only Mick Wall on FNM 1.0 Introduce Yourself. Contains some brilliant passages such as: “Faith No More at the Town & Country Club in London. I did not regret it. They started the way most bands started their encores, with the place already insane, the band already much higher. And they just kept climbing. For the real encores, Chuck came on in a gold tinsel wig, alone, just him and an acoustic guitar – they’d been fighting backstage, didn’t want him to do it – to sing ‘Life’s A Gas’ by T. Rex. Epiphany. Then blast off as the rest of the band joined him for a version of ‘War Pigs’ that made the original – which Ozzy had also started doing again that summer now Geezer was in his solo band – taste like old farts and string vests.”

Kerrang feature

As well as their cover article on Revolver, Faith No More also feature in the latest edition of Kerrang. Here’s a preview from Faith No More Followers

Faith No More database new template

A new look for the ultimate Faith No More live resource – the aussiemusicfan Gig database.

2603, 2015

Japanese version of Sol Invictus to feature bonus track

March 26th, 2015|Faith No More, News|18 Comments

A list on Australian record store site Nerve Gas has revealed that the Japanese import edition of Faith No More‘s comeback album Sol Invictus will feature a bonus as yet untitled track.

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The release is through Hostess Entertainment and here is a listing on HMV Japan.
And here is the English language version of the page. Release date is also listed as 13 May.
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2503, 2015

Faith No More reveal Sol Invictus genesis in Revolver interview

March 25th, 2015|Faith No More, News|2 Comments

With features in the forthcoming issues of Revolver and Kerrang magazines, the Faith No More Sol Invictus promotion steps up a gear.

As well as giving a cover for the ages, Revolver provide one of the best interviews with the band in recent years. Here is an extract of the extract that the site has previewed online:

“I was very shocked to hear that they’d been working on stuff,” laughs Patton. “One night a couple of years ago, I was hanging out with Bill, and he was like, ‘I was just working on some stuff. Do you want to hear it?’ He played me some stuff, and I was like, ‘This is fucking great!’ He was like, ‘Well, would you like to sing on it?’ ‘Well yeah, of course!’

“I didn’t even know that it was Faith No More music, at first,” Patton continues. “But then he told me, ‘No, this is stuff that I wrote for us!’ And I was a little taken aback… I didn’t know what to say. I was flattered, put it that way. I was like, ‘Damn! You wrote this shit thinking of me? Like us?’ Because my head wasn’t even near that space; I was somewhere else.

“Relationships are complicated—put it that way, okay? Maybe some lines of communication [between us] hadn’t been exactly open. But I was beside myself, like, ‘Oh my god, yeah! Of course! I know exactly what to do!’”

Revolver will hit newsstands on March 31 and is available for purchase online right now.

Here is the already iconic cover, which was shot by Revolver Photography Director Jimmy Hubbard.

1903, 2015

Faith No More add Slovakia date to European tour

March 19th, 2015|Faith No More, News, Tour dates|16 Comments

Slovak media are reporting that Faith No More will play Bratislava’s Aegon arena on 10 June.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow 20 March via Eventim.

1403, 2015

Video emerges of Faith No More playing Cone of Shame at WestFest

March 14th, 2015|Faith No More, News, Video vault|3 Comments

We have only previously seen video of Faith No More performing newest song Cone of Shame at its debut in Tokyo but finally there is some YouTube footage of it being played at WestFest.

Ok, it is so distant as to be audio but here goes:

No for the lyrics…

1403, 2015

Faith No More to perform on Jimmy Fallon; release Superhero music video?

March 14th, 2015|Faith No More, News|1 Comment

Faith No More continue to ramp up their promotional activity for the 19 May release of Sol Invictus with the band booked to appear on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon on NBC.



The PRP report that the band will perform on the show on 13 May, the same night that they play Webster Hall in New York (also your blog admin’s birthday).

Meanwhile – and we are a little late to notice this – but Metal Insider have reported a music video for Superhero is in the works.

(Hat tip Stevens Drean for flagging up the Fallon story)

1303, 2015

Faith No More delay Superhero until 23 March

March 13th, 2015|Faith No More|4 Comments

Ipecac have announced that the vinyl release of Superhero has been delayed until 23 March.

The Ipecac announcement stated:

“It seems that crazy weather that hit the East coast the past few weeks, closed down the production plants for several days and delayed the Faith No More Superhero seven-inch just a bit. It will now be in stores on Monday March 23rd. We truly appreciate your support and understanding!”

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