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2905, 2015

CONCERT: Faith No More at Rock im Revier in Germany: Setlist, videos etc

May 29th, 2015|Faith No More, News, Tour dates|5 Comments

Faith No More kicked off their European Sol Invictus tour with an appearance at the Rock im Revier festival in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on Friday evening.

Setlist

Motherfucker
Land of Sunshine
Caffeine
Evidence
Epic
Sunny Side Up
Surprise! You’re Dead
Midlife Crisis
Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Easy
Separation Anxiety
King for a Day
Ashes to Ashes
Superhero

Social media

#FaithNoMore

A video posted by Wayne Lozinak (@waynelozinak) on

You nailed it!!! Audience sucked! #fnm #solinvictus #faithnomore

A video posted by Sarah Schulze (@sarahgoodlux) on

2905, 2015

CHARTS: Faith No More Sol Invictus debuts at number 4 in Poland, 20 in Italy

May 29th, 2015|Faith No More, News|0 Comments

More chart news this Friday and Faith No More has gone straight in at number 4 in the official OLIS Polish album charts. The album has also gone in at number 20 in Italy’s official FIMI album charts.

Sol Invictus is the highest new entry in Poland and the fourth-highest in Italy.

Sol Invictus in charts worldwide (peak position)

#1 in Finland
#2 in Australia
#2 in Czech Republic
#2 in Norway
#3 in Switzerland
#4 in Belgium (Flanders)
#4 in Germany
#4 in Poland
#5 in Scotland
#6 in Denmark
#6 in UK
#6 in New Zealand
#6 in US album sales
#7 in Austria
#7 in Netherlands
#9 in Canada
#10 in France
#10 in Ireland
#15 in US Billboard chart
#15 in Belgium (French)
#20 in Italy
#23 in Spain
#27 in Sweden

2905, 2015

CHARTS: Faith No More up to number 4 in Belgian charts

May 29th, 2015|Faith No More, News|0 Comments

Faith No More’s Sol Invictus has jumped to number 4 in Belgium’s (Flanders) album chart in its second week.

It has dropped to 23 in its second week in the Netherlands and is down to number 12 in its second week in the French-speaking part of Belgium.

Sol Invictus in charts worldwide (peak position)

#1 in Finland
#2 in Australia
#2 in Czech Republic
#4 in Belgium (Flanders)
#2 in Norway
#3 in Switzerland
#4 in Germany
#5 in Scotland
#6 in Denmark
#6 in UK
#6 in New Zealand
#6 in US album sales
#7 in Austria
#7 in Netherlands
#9 in Canada
#10 in France
#10 in Ireland
#15 in US Billboard chart
#15 in Belgium (French)
#23 in Spain
#27 in Sweden

 

2905, 2015

CHARTS: Faith No More Sol Invictus enters at number 2 in Norway album charts and number 6 in Denmark

May 29th, 2015|Faith No More, News|0 Comments

Another day and another very high chart placing for Faith No More album Sol Invictus. The album has debuted at number 2 in the Norwegian VG Lista Top 40 album chart.

It is the band’s best-ever album placing in Norway beating Album of the Year which peaked at number 5 in 1997, King for a Day…which reached number 6 and Angel Dust which peaked at number 7 in 1992.

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Denmark

And Sol Invictus has now debuted at number 6 in Denmark’s album charts also – the second highest new entry.

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In other chart news, Sol Invictus looks set to drop outside the German top 10 in its second week. The VIVA midweek chart has it at number 16. The new chart will be announced later today.
And Sol Invictus is now number 19 in the Irish album charts in its second week.

Sol Invictus in charts worldwide

#1 in Finland
#2 in Australia
#2 in Czech Republic
#2 in Norway
#3 in Switzerland
#4 in Germany
#5 in Scotland
#6 in Denmark
#6 in UK
#6 in New Zealand
#6 in US album sales
#7 in Austria
#7 in Netherlands
#9 in Canada
#10 in Belgium (Flemish)
#10 in France
#10 in Ireland
#15 in US Billboard chart
#15 in Belgium (French)
#23 in Spain
#27 in Sweden

2905, 2015

Faith No More at Rock im Revier in Germany set time and more

May 29th, 2015|Faith No More, News, Tour dates|0 Comments

Faith No More kick off their 2015 European tour today in Gelsenkirchen in Germany today at the new and hastily rearranged Rock im Revier festival.

Faith No More will take to the stage at the early time of 18:30 CET and play until 19:45 CET. (0930 Calofornia time, 1230 New York,  1330 Chile, 1730 UK time and 0230 Sydney time

The concert takes place at the Veltins Arena – the home of German Bundesliga side FC Schalke 04.

Faith No More will take to the stage here later today

 

 

2805, 2015

INTERVIEW: Mike Patton talks righting wrongs to NPR

May 28th, 2015|Faith No More, Interviews, News|2 Comments

Another great Faith No More feature on NPR. Mike Patton was in good form in this excellent NPR interview published today.

Some choice cuts:

“It makes sense, and in some ways we’re all kind of getting it right. We’re trying to right some wrongs, if you can say that. Meaning the way s***’s recorded, the way it’s presented, and basically just us taking control of our name, of our music, and everything that that contained.”

“I write stuff all the time. All the time. I don’t know where it’s gonna go, or where it’s gonna end up. I think you kinda figure that out afterwards. That’s one thing I’ve learned after doing this for thirty years: Keep writing, keep doing it, but the process is the most important thing. Where it ends up or how you end up arranging it where it ends up where it ends up is just an afterthought.”

“They’re just words. If they’re political, if they’re antisocial or god knows what — if they were, then that’s not my problem. I just write them, and it’s up to the world to decide what they are. That’s my position.”

2805, 2015

BILLBOARD CHARTS: Faith No More #15 on Billboard 200, #1 on Hard Rock, Independent and Tastemaker charts

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

Update after Billboard published their charts

Faith No More Sol Invictus is

#15 in Billboard 200
#6 in Album Sales

#1 on Hard Rock Albums
#1 on Tastemaker Albums
#1 in Independent Albums

#2 in Rock Albums
#2 on Alternative Albums

#7 on Digital Albums

2805, 2015

Links for a day…177: Hudson interview; Korn love; two full concerts, more reviews and win a snowboard

May 28th, 2015|Faith No More, Interviews, Links for a day, News, Sol Invictus reviews|1 Comment

Rock Hudson rock

Our friends at FNM4ever have posted a clip of the interview that Chilean radio station Rock and Pop recently conducted with Jon Hudson.

Munky likes Sol Invictus

Korn guitarist Munky re-iterated his love for Faith No More when interviewed by Loudwire recently.

I feel like we did, actually I just saw you the other night at Faith No More out in Los Angeles. It was a frickin’ phenomenal show.
They can do no wrong by me. They sound great. I like their new stuff, too. It fits right in with the old stuff, I think.
They could have put out a turd and we’d be like, ‘That’s awesome!’
I think everyone is so excited to hear them and see them playing together again, I know a couple of the guys, they’re great guys and phenomenal musicians. To me, they’re not a metal band. They always say they’re not a metal band. I’ve always kind of felt that way about Korn.
They inspired Fieldy and I to start a band and start playing. That was back in 1987, so it’s inspiring that not only are they still going, but they sold out that place three nights in a row. It gives guys like me hope. [Laughs]

Faith No More at the London Forum 1995

Faith No More return to London in two weeks (FNM 2.0 will be there) and FNM4ever have unearthed a full London show from 1995 for your election.

Faith No More in London 2012

And our friends at Evergig have put together one of their trademark synced and crowd-sourced videos of Faith No More’s show at the Brixton Academy on 10 July 2012.

Win a Faith No More snowboard

A great promo here from TestPress.

Another 8/10 review in Germany

Danke again to Mira for her translation of this excellent review of Sol Invictus in German magazine Rock Hard.

Review from Rock Hard magazine #337, out in shops now

Self-irony is a lovely thing. Apart from that: As ‘aggressive’ as FNM present themselves in recent photos (grey-haired gentlemen in suits) ‘Sol Invictus’ sounds. Despite the incredibly high expectations regarding their first album in 18 years, the alternative-pioneers around Mike Patton are taking it easy. On the face of it, it appears they might have smoked pot in the studio, because of the subtle humour of the lyrics, bizarre phrases like ‘Sunny side up’ from the world of fried eggs used in a completely different context and some inventive sound effects which surprise the listener every now and then. In reality, it was surely concentrated work not to overload the album, nor to let mankind’s expectations get to them. Three years they worked secretly and stress-free in bassist Billy Gould’s studio and added endless musical styles to their very own sound, while Mike Patton wheezes, whispers and shouts as if he gave a damn about record sales. This impertinence has always characterised FNM since their heyday. Sure, they had a little more youthful vigour before, but Mike Bordin’s ingenious groove is still there, the coolness as well. And that’s the most important thing about Faith No More. Sunglasses and a broad grin put on – and speakers up in the city traffic. The album has it, even without an obvious smash hit. (8/10; Holger Stratmann)

More reviews

A very good one from the site that makes Fox news look like the Socialist Worker, Breitbart. Gutcheck gives a good take-down of the archetypal Sol Invictus review before saying some good things:

“You can never tell how great their records are, because it’s a long game with them. Their songs don’t ever knock you over instantly. Instead they present themselves, and as you listen – melodies, riffs, and infectious parts burrow into your noggin – and bother you months later. FNM didn’t really become one of my favorite all time bands until after I’d had all their records for a couple of years. And realized I was playing them every day.

Every album works like that. Reviewing a FNM album should take place a year after purchase. The same thing with kids.”

And adding:

“Sol Invictus works like your basic FNM record: the sequencing is an artful job, hustling you politely through all the gentle, harsh, weird surprises that follow – and then when it’s over, you get back on the ride and start over, just like Space Mountain. When I first heard “Motherf*cker,” I dismissed it as a stunt. But it makes sense somehow among its peers. The album makes the song great.

My favorite song is a bouncy racket called Black Friday. Hard to explain if you had to – but it’s a song only this band could do. The clapping gives it a Monkees, Neil Diamond feel that is something new for a group used to fiendish vibes.”

Soundblab also give a positive review and an 8/10 score stating:

“A brief look at the tracklisting will tell you that with titles such as ‘Motherfucker’, ‘Separation Anxiety’ and ‘Black Friday’, the attitude is here. Hell, even ‘Sunny Side Up’ is snarling and pumping its way into your synapses by hook or by crook.”‘I’d like to peel your skin off,” Mike Patton howls through the slow-building and punishing ‘Cone of Shame’ – so much for being comfortable in middle-age… At less than 40 minutes, this is a short, sweet and wonderful return. More is promised from the band and what is here leaves you glad of that.”

And the The Music Enthusiast weigh in with their detailed review. They say:

“Regurgitation is a word that certainly cannot apply to Sol Invictus, Faith No More’s first studio album in eighteen years; and that creative genius is firing on all cylinders throughout the ten tracks that comprise it.

Perhaps, Sol Invictus will be the first in another string of albums, or maybe it will stand as the pièce de résistance on an already illustrious career, a career that possibly may see this second coming run its course sooner rather than later.

Whichever path the road takes them down, one thing stands for sure: they’ve created a new record that has no trouble holding its own against any of their revered classics…Sol Inivctus fits snuggly against their products of the nineties, pulling off innovation in the music as they prove there are still some boundaries to push; the at times abstract lyrics that Patton and the rest of the band are known for writing being sharp as ever, and engrossing to listen to.”

 

2805, 2015

SOL INVICTUS REVIEW: Finally a review from Ireland and its a corker – 4/5 from State

May 28th, 2015|Faith No More, News, Sol Invictus reviews|0 Comments

The Irish media with the honorable exception of Metal Ireland has heretofore ignored the  release of Sol Invictus but leading music site State has now posted a lengthy and positive review.

The give the album 4/5 and State state:

“The things is that they’re just unique, no one else really sounds like FNM, and all the Black Sabbath cover versions in the world can’t hide the fact that they can’t help but sound like themselves. Their peculiar chemistry is exactly what I wanted from this record. Sneering, sardonic, loud, hyperactive, unable to stick in any one musical rut. And Patton, he’s still weird, he’s still angry, even if he’s not. He’s still got it. They all do. Thank god.”

The full review is well worth a read.

2805, 2015

CHARTS: Faith No More hits top 10 in France, #2 in Czech Republic, #9 in Canada and more

May 28th, 2015|Faith No More, News|3 Comments

The latest French official SNEP album charts have just been announced and Faith No More’s Sol Invictus is a new entry at a frankly astounding number 10.

France is certainly not a rock heartland  (apologies to Bertrand, Stevan and Nessie) and the French charts are normally dominated by local and at least francophone artists, so this is another significant charting for the band’s seventh studio album.

Indeed, the album is the only non-francophone title in the top 19 of the charts – Snoop Dogg makes it in at number 20. Again kudos to PIAS France who did a good job promoting the album in France. I’m now hoping the band can follow up this interest with a a French TV appearance with Canal Plus’ Album de la Semaine the dream.

It is Faith No More’s highest-charting album in France – with Album of the Year having peaked at number 17.

Strangely, the album is number 11 in both the physical and download charts but makes it to number 10 overall.

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Czech Republic

Sol Invictus has gone straight in at number 2 in the Czech Republic album charts. Again it is the only non-local album in the top 10 there. And again it is the band’s best-charting album in the country.

  TT -1T -2T Interpret Titul Vyd. NP PK PH
1 1 17 RADŮZA Marathon (Příběh běžce) SUPRAPHON 1 3 1
2 NEW FAITH NO MORE Sol Invictus MYSTIC PRODUCTION 2 1 1
3 NEW KRAUSBERRY Best Of 31 SUPRAPHON 3 1 1
4 7 2 ANETA LANGEROVÁ Na Radosti ART SHOCK/SUPRAPHON 1 24 1
5 3 3 DAVID KOLLER ČeskosLOVEnsko BRAINZONE 1 10 2
6 NEW MAJK SPIRIT Y White ZÁVODSKÝ 6 1 1
7 NEW TŘI SESTRY Fernet Underground WARNER MUSIC 7 1 3
8 8 1 KAREL KRYL Bratříčku, zavírej vrátka SUPRAPHON 1 4 3
9 2 4 CHINASKI Rockfield BRAINZONE 1 29 2
10 NEW ABRAXAS Klid! SUPRAPHON 10 1 1

Canada

The charts have not been published but Sol Invictus will debut at number 9 in the Billboard Canadian charts.

Spain

Sol Invictus has entered at number 23 in the Spanish album charts.

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Sol Invictus in charts worldwide

#1 in Finland
#2 in Australia
#2 in Czech Republic
#3 in Switzerland
#4 in Germany
#5 in Scotland
#6 in UK
#6 in New Zealand
#6 in US album sales
#7 in Austria
#7 in Netherlands
#9 in Canada
#10 in Belgium (Flemish)
#10 in France
#10 in Ireland
#14 in US
#15 in Belgium (French)
#23 in Spain
#27 in Sweden

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