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1007, 2015

INTERVIEW: Bill Gould and Mike Bordin interviews with EMP Rock Invasion

July 10th, 2015|Faith No More, Interviews, News|1 Comment

Faith No More have given another new interview with a German music channel EMP RockInvasion with Billy and Mike B fielding the questions.

1906, 2015

INTERVIEWS: Bill Gould speaks to Kerrang; Mike Bordin Antyradio Poland

June 19th, 2015|Faith No More, Interviews, News|2 Comments

We’re catching up with a host of interviews. Here’s Billy speaking to the Kerrang! Podcast

“I think there will be some stuff, but we’re doing this now in steps. Because one of our big things that we did wrong back in the day was commit to too much all at once. And we found ourselves sometimes in situations that we couldn’t… we didn’t choose to be in them; we were stuck in them. So we’re doing touring in blocks. We finish a block and we’re, like, ‘How do we feel?’ We check in with each other. If we feel good, we do some more. And that’s kind of how we’re doing it. I think it’s way more civilized. I can’t say, ‘Oh, yeah, we’ll be on tour all next year.’ But I would hope we can.”

And Mike Bordin spoke to Antyradio when the band were in Poland last week

Part 1

Part 2

2605, 2015

INTERVIEW: Faith No More debate new music in wonderful Metal Hammer feature

May 26th, 2015|Faith No More, Interviews, News|1 Comment

The article matches the cover. The Faith No More interview in the July issue of Metal Hammer effectively serves as a guide to the band past, present and future.

Writer Dave Everley makes the claim that FNM are “the most influential band of the past 25 years (give or take Nirvana)” and asks the $64,000 question regarding new music at the end of the wonderful piece.

Mike Patton replies: “Look, what drives this whole goddam thing is the music. If there’s more music, which there is, if it comes together in the right way, at the right time, and we all feel good about it then fine.”

Bill Gould answers: “There’s some great ideas that we have that could be really cool to flesh out. I think that everybody is into it, so it’d be a great thing.”

Mike Bordin: “Does Faith No More have a life after this album?. How the fuck do I know.”

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1905, 2015

INTERVIEW: Mike Bordin speaks about Sol Invictus (and Ozzy) on radio.com interview

May 19th, 2015|Faith No More, Interviews, News|0 Comments

After a few days with no interviews, radio.com today published an in-depth Q and A with Mike Bordin. While the interviewer seemed more interested in Puffy’s work with Ozzy Osborne, there were also some good insights from the always engaging Faith No More drummer.

(Maria Ives for Radio.com)

Here are the best bits:

Radio.com: I have to say, I was shocked when I heard you guys were going to do a new album. I didn’t think that that would ever happen, even after the reunion tour.
Mike Bordin: I didn’t, either. I agree with you. When we decided to do some shows, we wanted to see how it felt, to just be around each other and play music together, and we had no idea if we would even like doing that. I’m not coloring this in any way, I’m just answering honestly. We had no expectation, we didn’t know what it was going to be like. After about 50 shows we felt like, it feels great, but we don’t want to do this for too long if we’re not going to create something new, or have something new to say. So we just kind started quietly playing together.
People would always ask, “When are you going to do Faith No More again?” I would say, “Dude, it will never happen, forget it.” But when we got back together and started playing, it felt good and it was exciting. It’s been 2-1/2 years of work on this new music, and I really like it and I’m excited for people to hear it.

I’d heard that at first, [keyboardist] Roddy Boddum and especially Mike Patton were hesitant to make new music .
That’s right.

When did that change?
Nobody came into this in ’09 and said “We’re gonna do a couple of shows, but then we’re gonna make an album.” None of us. So we all started from the same place, but when we started playing, and it felt pretty good, [bassist] Billy [Gould] and I just started playing together a little bit. As far as the first songs they heard, the first batch would have had “Superhero,” “Cone of Shame,” there was an early version of “Black Friday,” and a couple of other ones that didn’t get finished. And Bill just said to them, “This is what we’ve been doing, I really like it, what do you think?” and they both said “Wow.” It felt like what we should be doing.

 

1105, 2015

Roddy, Jon and Puff speak Patton and new music with Zoo magazine

May 11th, 2015|Faith No More, Interviews, News|3 Comments

Mike Bordin, Roddy Bottum and Jon Hudson have been interviewed in the latest issue of Australian boobs and babes magazine Zoo Weekly.

They save the best to last in the punchy Q and A.

Mike Patton is a legendary vocalist – does he still come up with lyrics or melodies that blow you away?

Puffy: Absolutely.
Roddy: Always, 100 per cent of the time.
Puffy: On Separation Anxiety, I had absolutely no idea what he was going to do. And the beginning of Cone of Shame, I had no idea. I was like “Whoa!” He blows my fucking mind!

Is there any leftover material from the Sol Invictus sessions?

Roddy. An awful lot. So much so you wouldn’t believe.
Puffy: As far as what got finished, no. The album was finished and the album to me sits really beautifully together as a group of somgs that work together, but I tracked a shitload of music, so who knows? All of it was good. All of it was really, really good…

  

And Zoo also give the album 8/10, rating it “not quite in the same league as Angel Dust or KFAD”.

  

1005, 2015

Faith No More Brazil part 2: Rock em Geral full interview

May 10th, 2015|Faith No More, Interviews, News|1 Comment

Mike Bordin spoke to the influential Brazilian music journalist Marcos Bragatto over the phone for his Rock em Geral site.

Bragatto is an almost notorious figure among Faith No More fans for his open and almost comical disdain for Mike Patton. Indeed in 2003 he penned an article entitled the “The Indescribable Patton widows” in which he baldly and boldly stated:

“”Lost in the rock world crying in every corner, Mike Patton’s widows see a fictional reality, in which the loser former FNM singer appears as a legendary and mythical rock figure”
(Thanks so much to Pablo Fernandez for the translation here and background information)

ROCK EM GERAL: When you came back, in 2009, there was no intention to release an album with new songs. With time you’ve changed your mind. How did that happen?

MB: It happened after we did a couple of concerts and worked it out. So we did a couple more and we finished it without hating each other. It’s like dating a girl, you go and if things go ok and you date a second time, have more fun.

We just wanted to go step by step and we reached a point of playing 30, 40 concerts when it became pretty obvious that the sound we were making was pretty good. And it comes to a point that you can’t do the same thing over and over the whole time, it’s not honest. We were not looking for nostalgia, we didn’t want to keep just what we created in the past, after all that was a 1992 thing, it wasn’t what we were looking for nowadays (today, in the present). We played the songs to see how they would sound, we did the gigs to see if (the songs) still worked and after we got the sense that everything was good, we realised that we have something to say, and so we would say it or stop it for good. That’s when the first new song happened and it was in South America, in the concerts in Argentina, Brazil, I’m not sure when it was (Matador was played for the first time in Buenos Aires in November 2011). So we recorded the album and we’re very happy about it. This is bigger than us, it’s really amazing, because we didn’t expect it, none of us. We didn’t fight, we didn’t screw things up, we didn’t put everything to lose and we have this album done, which is incredible.

ROCK EM GERAL: You seem very excited with the making of this album.

MB:It’s not just me, we all are! It’s different from the other albums we’ve done in the past and different from the time we did the interviews, talking like “we like this or that, the sound is good”(talks in a mocking way)… We all like this new album and I’m really thankful for that. We were not sure about anything, so just figure having a new album today that everyone in the band loves it.. I’m really proud, it’s astonishing!

ROCK EM GERAL: Sometimes it looks like it’s not possible doing some things, but it is!

MB: It’s because we never know.  You just have to do in the right order. If in 2009 we’d say that we would be back and make a record.. we hadn’t played together, even seen each other until then. We had to realise who we were, making the music we used to do, who we were onstage so we could know to where we would go. You have to make those steps in the first place before knowing where everything is gonna end and we did it. We did our homework and here we are.

ROCK EM GERAL: Is it true that at the beginning Mike Patton didn’t want to record an album, but then the other band members began to write and then he joined the process?

MB: He joined the process when it was the time to join. Bill already had a lot of demos recorded and he showed me those demos so we could put drums on it, make some arrangements, change this and that. As Bill has said, it was obvious that a FNM record was already on the way because when the drums fits and drums and bass worked out and you can feel it, it’s just a matter to work on it. And then, yes, we started to work with Mike and he liked it and it was amazing because – again – no one was pretty sure that it would work out. We needed to try and we knew that we had to make one step after another. Because if he had to say something, there would be no better way the way we already did, if so better do nothing. We wouldn’t do – me, Bill & Mike – something that wasn’t good enough for ourselves. I’ve to give the best I can when I make music, that’s how FNM is onstage, I give the best I can, for real. It’s the way we do it, we give to the audience the best we have. That’s why I’m proud, I think we can feel that we’re in the same spot, that we’re dealing with something really big.

ROCK EM GERAL: Bill was in charge of production instead trying to work with someone out of the band..

MB: Something was happening during the recording session and everything was getting better and better. The more we recorded the drums in a space, the better it sounded and it was like “we have the songs ready for mixing and we need someone to do that.” After a while, it was pretty obvious that the work that was done on these songs, from Mike for instance – I’d listen to his singing and get crazy about it. His performance in every song is unbelievable. And he did everything on his own, he was his own sound engineer. And it was the same with Bill, songs were becoming more and more developed so it was obvious that no one else could produce the album, honestly.  I don’t think that another person could waste time to make this album the way it should be. It was real work made with love, in a clear definition of “labour of love”. It was made by us, and for us. This is FNM the way it really is.

ROCK EM GERAL: Genuinely, pure FNM..

MB: I believe that yes, nobody from outside was in, nobody said what we should or not should do. And that what always happened in the past. Like, the label want this, label has said you have to do that, the manager asked this, we don’t have this anymore..

ROCK EM GERAL: Well, now Mike’s the boss of everyone.. (the record will be released by the label Ipecac, owned by Mike Patton).

MB: (laughs). He’s the president of my record company. Do you have the notion of how that is awesome? But I’ll point out: it had to take all this time to reach this point, we didn’t skip any steps on the way. You’ve to have enough nous and experience to not fuck up everything. That’s why I’m proud. All guilt and merit comes from ourselves.

ROCK EM GERAL: You said that Mike Patton has done a nice work on the singing, but how much did he contribute to the written process?

MB: He’s a big dog. He can go whenever he wants, you know what I mean? He sings the way he wants to sing. The best thing was, during the collaboration process, that he was very comfortable with it. He was having fun doing everything, very comfortable and naturally and it did not seem so hard for him at the end. But what I want to say is when it comes to the crunch, Billy is the man. Because he and Bill work well together, they adjust everything when putting everything together. And about myself, I do more the arrangement, that’s why I need to see how Mike’s is going to do the vocals, what could be more or less from my part, so much more with the arrangements.

ROCK EM GERAL: Because in the end you are a drummer…

MB: Exactly. For that work of composing literally, things stay with Bill and Mike and at some point I saw how good it was, how comfortable. Talking to Mike, he said he loves the album, it was fun to make, he likes it and is very proud of it. Everyone in the band loved the final result, there’s no much more to say than I’m very thankful for all of this.

ROCK EM GERAL All FNM records always has different songs from each other, which is good. But how this works for you guys when you’re writing.. it is like this is a premise to write songs so different from each other?

MB: That’s not a rule, it’s just the way things are..

ROCK EM GERAL: I thought you’d say that.

MB: It has to be this way, because if you try something in a way as a premise, I think it is wrong, because you’ll have someone “driving the bus”  that doesn’t own the song. And it never happens the way it should. Talking about past times, when the record companies used to label everything, like “you’re the rock guy, you’re the rap dude, you’re the funk man”, it looks like everything was just one thing. And this band never was like that. Every member on this band can work with a lot of things we’re all different people between us. If all the songs are different between each other or some of them are different from the others, it’s the way we are. And also, if it wasn’t that way, we would get bored. We never did a We Care A Lot Part 3, we’ve changed on every single album, the concept is always make something better than we did.

ROCK EM GERAL: So it looks like it’s hard to pick a song’s name to be the record title. How did you come up with “Sol Invictus”to be the title this time?

MB: We always left this to the last minute and at this time it seems obvious that this would be the song. We pick always for the song and not for the title itself. First came the song “Sol Invictus” and then the album “Sol Invictus”. It was the same with “The Real Thing”, with “KFAD”, Introduce Yourself.. it first comes the music and then the album title. I don’t know, we choose the one that seems obvious for us that has to be title. It is never hard to choose one, we never got into trouble about it, it’s kinda on our feeling, on something that makes sense. In this case, “Sol Invictus” is the right song because, I don’t know, it talks about having self-respect, on doing your best and don’t care about what they say, on making the best you can. It’s hard to talk about it, but it makes sense to me.

ROCK EM GERAL: And why Motherfucker as a single? This song doesn’t look easy to play in radio, for instance, starting with its title…

MB: (laughs): I think it makes some sort of sense, it has Roddy and Mike singing together, which I like. It was one of those songs that Mike did the chorus, Roddy made the verses and it is a simple song, pretty straight. For me the song is simple and strong for a first impression. We played this song live way before the album was done and it was good, it worked. I think the title is good,  it gives the message that we’re gonna play our songs the way we want and we’re tired of making something for a radio format, to play that game. That’s our song and we’re gonna play it in our way, that’s the best way to say that.

ROCK EM GERAL: Besides this one, you probably have your favorite tracks on the album..

MB: Honesty I like all my “kids” and I love them together. But I really like “Black Friday” which is a little different, a little uptempo. Matador because it’s huge, intense and emotional, I love “Sol Invictus” and also Sunny Side Up and Cone Of Shame, which has a fabulous vocal performance. Those are the highlights to me, thinking quickly.

ROCK EM GERAL. If a comparison was possible, this record is “more” The Real Thing or Angel Dust?

MB: That’s a good question.. (thinking).. I don’t know why, but I’d probably say Angel Dust.. because it’s a little darker, maybe more emotional and moody, but it’s a great question, no one asked me this before.. (intrigued).. what do you think?

ROCK EM GERAL. I don’t know, I don’t have the answer right now, I’ve to listen to this album more times..

MB: (laughs) That’s a good answer!

ROCK EM GERAL: Do you consider these two the best FNM albums?

MB: I don’t know, I loved the experience of making KFAD. I love this album, but I don’t know, I can find good things in all of them, we always made the best we could at the time of them.

ROCK EM GERAL: When the reunion happened, back in 2009, did you think of  calling former guitarist Jim Martin and singer Chuck Mosley, just to play a couple of shows?

MB: We had some talks with Jim, but it didn’t work out. I can’t say a lot about it, but I have to say is that I’m pretty happy with Jon and those two albums that Jim didn’t play on (KFAD and AOTY) I really like. With Jim, I think that we wouldn’t have made those albums…With Chuck we did a couple of concerts in San Francisco, which was pretty fun and I tried to call Jim to be at these same concerts but it simply didn’t work. For me, being in FNM now, in 2015, is definitely about living the present, in something way different from what was in the past otherwise we wouldn’t make this album. I think we took the right decision because we have this album now and if it was not that way we wouldn’t had in any other way.

ROCK EM GERAL: Mike Patton has the reputation of not liking to tour with FNM because he considers FNM “too mainstream” and he prefers to play his smaller side projects. Is that right?

MB: I think this line of reasoning is oversimplified. He could say that in the past, but if I think the same way? No, I don’t. And again: because we have an album we really like and we’re really excited to play it. He’s very into to playing it, is what I said, everything’s working right now the way it should work and that’s way it’s so good being in this band right now. We have an album that everyone agrees on and believes in and we want to play it. That’s what exciting in 2015, it is very special and I like it very much.

ROCK EM GERAL: You are going to play in Rock In Rio next September, have you thought if you’re gonna play a classic setlist or if you going to include a lot of new tunes?

MB: We always mix… We already played songs of this record before its release..We’re gonna play the songs you expect us to play, songs you have no idea we would play and some new ones too..

ROCK EM GERAL: How many songs of the new album have you been playing in recent concerts?

MB: We have already played nine live, the only one we still haven’t is “Rise Of The Fall”. In general we put 3, maybe 4. Between the 20 we play it’s a good percentage of new material. But we don’t play the same new ones every night, we always change.

 

ROCK EM GERAL: The very first time you came to Brazil was in 1991 at Rock In Rio and since then a lot of people consider this concert one of the best of this festival of all time. What do you remember from this time?

MB: It was insane! It exceeded our expectations. As a person and as a band, we were made for that, for that chaos, for that energy we love and in which we live. We felt a lot this energy and we always thought on coming back, that’s a big part of what we are, is deeply what we are, no mistakes. I think we took it well, it’s special for all of us.

ROCK EM GERAL: Do you consider this one of the best concerts of FNM career?

MB: I don’t know, I never thought about it in that way. Certainly it was one of the most important, no doubt about it. Playing on that big stage with big bands and a huge crowd and having the chance to show who we were with passion and power. Yes, it was a big night, absolutely.

505, 2015

Links for a day…(vol. 170): Puffy in Rhythm, Lithium review and more

May 5th, 2015|Faith No More, Interviews, Links for a day, News, Sol Invictus reviews|0 Comments

Mike Bordin on cover of Rhythm

Jim from FNM Followers has saved us a job transcribing the wonderful Mike Bordin feature in the June edition of Rhythm magazine. Here are some choice cuts from the magazine:

Buy at Music Radar, Newstand and your local news agent.

“The recording and the writing was different and it was great, I enjoyed the hell out of it. And [this time] it was informal Just me and Bill basically, so it was nice just f**king around with it just playing music like we had -1 guess in the past we just played together and stuff would come out.”
“We all have to be [involved], we’re all still a band together but it’s a process – and the process a lot of the time starts with bass and drums, because you’re building the cake and after that a lot of things happen to the cake but you’ve got to build the damn thing first.”
“He (Bill) knew what we were talking about, he knew not only as the engineer – he had that hat on – but also as the guy in the band writing songs, he knew what we were trying to get to. God damn, its hard to say too much about the work and the role and the effort that he did, and if you knew you’d kind a feel sorry for him because he worked his ass off.”

And there are also some words from Bill:

What have you learned about recording drums since you worked on Album Of The Year that you were able to apply to Sol Invictus!

“Mostly that, aside from the physical drums themselves, which can always present a challenge, the integrity of the arrangement, the sound of the room, and the technique of the player can all have a lot to do with how things fit together. A lot of good tone is in the hands.”


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Another great review from Lithium

Canadian online culture magazine Lithium is the latest publication to give Sol Invictus a glowing review.
The review states:

“The vibe that comes off Sol Invictus is that the time away from each other has given the band some room to flourish, and bring everything they’ve learned back to the studio for this album.
At times relentlessly manic and utterly poetic, Sol Invictus is everything I was hoping for from a new Faith No More Album.”

Rhythm review
(Also via Jim and FNM Followers)
Rhythm have also reviewed Sol Invictus and awarded 5/5:

Cone Of Shame is doomy but rich in rhythmic texture and colour; on ‘Black Friday’ Bordin frames Patton’s ode to consumerist greed with a swinging syncopation. Sol Invictus is a nicely balanced FNM album that proves the band can still deliver with style, and still sound like no one else.

French gold

The limited edition gold edition of Sol Invictus is now available in France – and leading music retailer FNAC. (Merci Bertrand and mes motes de the Faith No More French Community for the tip).

New Noise photo gallery

I’m still trying to track down the French New Noise with Faith No More and those kittens on the cover but the other New Noise online has just unveiled a wonderful Warfield photo gallery:

Faith No More São Paulo ticket details

 

Details of Faith No More’s São Paulo concert on 24 September have been revealed today. Here’s the details via BlahCultural:

Dia: 24 de setembro, quinta-feira
Local: Espaço das Américas – Rua Tagipurú, 795 – SP Horário abertura dos portões: 19h00 / Horário do Show: 22h00
Ingressos:
BudZone – Pista Premium: R$ 370,00 / R$ 185,00 (meia)
Pista: R$ 190,00 / R$ 95,00 (meia)
Mezanino: R$ 370,00 / R$ 185,00 (meia)
Pré-venda Samsung: Segunda-feira, 25 de Maio de 2015, meia noite (00h00 de domingo para segunda-feira)
Pré-venda Samsung termina: Terça-feira, 26 de Maio de 2015, 23h59.
Início das Vendas: Quarta-feira, 27 de Maio de 2015, meia noite (00h00 de terça para quarta-feira)
Venda online: http://www.livepass.com.br/faith-no-more/

Unofficial Superhero remix

An interesting new independent remix/mash-up of Superhero and DJ Soul Slinger from Caste 1

 

 

 

2904, 2015

Links for a day…(vol. 166): Gold vinyl, Patton is All about the Bass and more

April 29th, 2015|Faith No More, Links for a day, News|0 Comments

Gold vinyl update

Record Store UK have the limited edition Sol Invictus gold vinyl currently on sale.

Here’s what they say:

” Faith No More – ‘Sol Invictus’ very limited gold vinyl LP with full album download code.

This gold vinyl version is limited to just 750 copies in the UK and is only available to independent retailers such as ourselves.

This LP is released on Monday 18th May.

We are taking orders for this LP – guarantee your copy now!”

It is also listed but either out of stock or awaiting supply on other sites.

Tone Deaf rate Sol Invictus as album to watch out for

Australian site Tone Deaf has included Sol Invictus in its list of albums to get excited about in May. They say: “The world’s most paradoxical band finally returns after an 18-year wait to unleash another metric ton of “WTF?” and it will be glorious.”

FNM4Ever deliver classic All About the Bass video

The ever innovative FNM4ever site has put together a brilliant Instagram mashing-up Mike Patton’s All About the Bass snippet and the, er, real thing.

Here is the original video – brought to you once more by lullysuv

More FNM4ever – Faith No More in Chile Metalgate documentary

FNM4ever have also recently uploaded a clip of Faith No More’s appearance in the Metalgate documentary which looks back on their almost notorious 115 Monster of Rock appearance in the country.

The video is also part of a brilliant piece on the FNM4ever blog on the 20th anniversary of King for a day..Fool for a Lifetime.

Faith No More on cover of Polish music magazine

Yet another magazine cover for Faith No More as they feature on the cover of Poland’s Teraz Rock. (via FNMFollowers). The issue features an interview with Mike Bordin.

Faith No More on cover of French magazine

And Faith No More are also on the cover of the French music magazine New Noise, which hit kiosks in France yesterday. We hope to get our hands on a copy of this soon in Geneva.

 

 

 

2204, 2015

New Mike Bordin interview: Bat Cave and kickass music

April 22nd, 2015|Faith No More, News|0 Comments

Mike Bordin has given the latest band interview – this time to OC Weekly.

He offers some night insight into the album creative process and uses some more Superhero imagery to boot:
“That’s where our rehearsal studio is. It’s like the Bat Cave–nobody knows about it when you’re there, and nobody gives a shit anyway. We can go there whenever we want. It was just a comfortable place to play music. The song “Matador,” the first one we released out of this new batch of songs–when we played it, it felt good. And we could take all the time we wanted to make the record, and we weren’t getting leaned on from any direction except from internally, just saying, “Make some kickass music. Make some music you like.”

And a nice answer to finish:
What’s on your mind as you gear up for your first U.S. tour in such a long time?
It’s been a long time coming. . . . We’re all looking forward to setting out and playing this new music because we really like it. All the shows sold out really quick–not at the biggest of places, but that’s all right. None of us has any delusions of grandeur. We’re just trying to gauge what’s out there, and there’s a good enthusiasm. So, fuck yeah, we’re ready.

(via Alcides and FNM Followers)

804, 2015

Faith No More Links for a Day…(vol. 157)

April 8th, 2015|Faith No More, Links for a day|1 Comment

Bill speaks to The Stranger

Another great new interview has landed today, with Bill Gould speaking to Seattle site The Stranger. (via FNM4Ever)
As always, here are some of the best bits:

What’s the song “Motherfucker” about? Who’s the motherfucker?
Roddy wrote it. I think it has to do with taking responsibility for people who think they own us. And calling them motherfucker [laughs]. It’s accountability. Looking back at us as a band years ago, we were put on this treadmill. We did it to ourselves, too, by not knowing any better. We were 18 and 19 years old when we started, and we didn’t question certain things. But we were being manipulated a little bit.

Talk about the sounds on Sol Invictus. You all are hurling marble slabs. Sounds huge.
The fidelity is actually not ideal. We didn’t have a control room or isolation rooms. Everything was all in the same room. There are lots of artifacts you get with that. Not technically good or perfect. But you’re getting a real room, and instruments in that room that have a character and a vibe. It was unscientific, but it has feel. To me, it doesn’t feel like it’s done in some sterile recording studio, and that’s kinda the point.

Mike Bordin interview with Beatroute

And drummer Mike “Puffy” Bordin has also again spoke about the album, this time with Canadian site Beatroute.
First up, the interviewer gives the best description we have yet hard of the album:
“The result is the 10-track Sol Invictus, which fits strongly within their discography yet will undoubtedly (and perhaps inversely) challenge listeners due to its fluidity: all told, it’s less erratic than previous material. From the crescendo piano laden cheerleader-esque call and response intro in “Superhero,” to the creeping, military-esque rattle in “Cone of Shame” and the Spanish style flamenco music in “Rise Of the Fall,” to the joyous pop preen of album closer “From the Dead,” it’s a thoroughly mature record.”

Mike meanwhile states: ““Certainly everyone will find something they hate, they don’t like, they do like. Like you said, it’s schizophrenic, it’s all over the place, it’s ADD. It’s pushing the remote control”.

Vote Faith No More

The Kerrang! awards are sure to be dominated by Higher than Horizon, New Time Veil and We Are Something but its a free-form vote so you can vote for Faith No More for best single, album, act etc. The shortlist will be announced in May and the awards take place on 11 June (when Faith No More should be in the UK). More details here.

Guitar Planet review Superhero

Guitar Planet gave Superhero a fine review in a comeback special (even if they are a little critical of the production):
“Superhero” is perhaps the best possible result: a grand theatrical slap of unstable insomnia. The band’s idiosyncrasies are not only present, but feel sincere and not remotely phoned in. Mike Patton is still crazy after all of these years and Faith No More are showcasing a level of ambition that today’s most revered metal stars dare not match.”

Years and Years Faith No More fans

As spotted by FNM Followers, BBC Sound of 2015 winners Years and Years, who had a number one with King last month, seem to be Faith No More fans. Emre from the band sported an Angel Dust t-shirt when they were photographed with Katy Perry (Katy is more of a King for a Day.. fan by the way) recently. (It was not a one-off as mentioned in this review of a Glasgow gig)

 

 

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