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202, 2017

Faith No More Sonar Works new interviews

February 2nd, 2017|Faith No More, News|1 Comment

The intriguing Faith No More tie-up with audio fidelity experts Sonar Works will not be revealed until 7 February, when an enhanced version of Cone of Shame will be released for all who sign up. In the meantime, the collaboration continues to produce some fascinating video content.

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In the latest clip, Bill Gould speaks about sound – and we also here from long-time producer Matt Wallace and band manager Tim Moss.

And here is Sonar Works’ first video in which Matt Wallace makes the not-all-that-surprising revelation that Bill had amassed 50-60 “Faith No More” songs during the band’s hiatus.

1410, 2016

PRE-ORDER Cone of Shame Limited Edition Colour Vinyl 7″ now

October 14th, 2016|Faith No More, News|5 Comments

Faith No More will indeed release a limited edition colour vinyl 7″ version of Cone of Shame for Record Store Day on 25 November.

The record is now available to pre-order and official Faith No More stores

USA – http://faithnomore.kungfustore.com
EU/World – http://faithnomore.firebrandstores.com
Also from www.Ipecac.com

It will be available from all good record stores (and some bad ones) on 25 November.

The record comes with a B-side of Motherfucker (Calcitonin Mix) remixed by JG Thirwell  – and is available in clear, gold, green and red.

 

2909, 2016

WATCH: Faith No More debut Cone of Shame video

September 29th, 2016|Faith No More, News, Video vault|8 Comments

Faith No More have released the video for Cone of Shame, the second official video from their Sol Invictus album, w.

Bill Gould told CLRVYNT:

“This is one of those tracks that had to be a video, really, because it lends itself so much to visual imagery. Given the song’s sense of Americana, it would have been easy to shoot this in Arizona or New Mexico, but having been to Macedonia several times, there’s a vibe there that I felt wouldn’t be out of place as a backdrop to this song. Goce Cvetanovski, as a director, understood this immediately; he knew exactly what to do with it, and along with an amazing cast, has managed to create something very dark, and beautifully cinematic.”

And the band confirmed that a limited edition “Cone of Shame” 7″ will be available on 25 November; with pre-order information available soon.

 

 

302, 2016

LINKS FOR A DAY 194: Patton does Bowie, Bill does Porn and more

February 3rd, 2016|Faith No More, Links for a day|5 Comments

Another day, another Patton project.


Less than one week after the release of the self-titled Nevermen release, Ipecac have announced that Patton will return on 1 April with is Patton/Kaada project. Patton will again team up with Norwegian composer John Kaada for their first collaborative album in 12 years, Bacteria Cult.

“Working with John Kaada on this latest release was an honor and pure pleasure,” Mike Patton says in a press release. “His compositions have always resonated deeply with me and his orchestral arrangements for this project are harmonically dense and delicious! Each individual piece is so well constructed and inventively assembled that my vocal passages practically sang themselves. I’m hoping very much that we can seduce some eardrums and welcome listeners into this lush sonic ‘otherworld.’”

Bacteria Cult track list:
1. Red Rainbow
2. Black Albino
3. Peste Bubonica
4. Papillon
5. Dispossession
6. A Burnt Out Case
7. Imodium
8. Fountain Gasoline

Patton sings Bowie

Well sort of. Mike Patton is also providing backing vocals for Mark Kozelek’s Mark Kozelek Sings Favorites project. The record is out through Caldo Verde Records on 27 May.
And you can hearing Mike’s background vox on David Bowie cover Win now:

Porn

Bill Gould is also making the most of this FNM hiatus and he’s teaming up again with Faith No More manager Tim Moss for Moss’s Porn project.
Bill joins Tim and Dale Crover (ex-Melvins) for a one-off gig in San Francisco on 6 February.


The latest Porn post states:

“For this San Francisco show, Moss will be uniting Bill Gould Faith No More and Dale Crover (the) Melvins, two musicians who have both toured with Porn in different lineups. This will be the first time they play together. Porn will be performing a special soundtrack of music created just for this show.”

BBC 6 Music Cares a Lot

Faith No More made the news in the UK this morning when BBC 6 Music kicked off their Breakfast Show with We Care a Lot. The song presaged BBC radio 2 light entertainment presenter Jeremy Vine briefly stepping in to present the 6 Music show in the absence of ill regular presenter Shaun Keaveney.
The Independent reported:

BBC 6 Music listeners were left confused on Wednesday morning when Jeremy Vine opened the Breakfast Show in place of usual presenter Shaun Keaveny.
“Well, good morning and welcome to 6 Music Breakfast. [Keaveny] is off today, it’s a bit of a sniffle and a snuffle, so the brave little soldier is tucked up in bed,” Vine told listeners.
“They called me and they said ‘Can you come in because Sean wants you to sit in the golden chair?’ I’m so proud.”
The presenter then proceeded to “rock this joint” by kickstarting the day’s music with a track from American band Faith No More.

You can listen to the start of the show including We Care a Lot here

Luna Invictus

Via our friends at FNM4ever a great multicam video of Faith No More’s 2015 show in Luna Park, Argentina.

2112, 2015

INTERVIEW: Roddy Bottum looks back on 2015 with The Skinny

December 21st, 2015|Faith No More, Interviews, News|0 Comments

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Scotland’s leading music website The Skinny have always given Faith No More the coverage they deserve and this year was no exception. Fittingly then, they have just published an extensive interview with Roddy Bottum in celebration of Sol Invictus being number 11 in their albums of the year list  – and looking back on the year of the album’s release.

First of all, Roddy spoke at length publicly for the first time about his recent appearance on stage with Dinosaur Jr:

“Could you imagine?” He gasps like a man who just struck one off the bucket list. “The show was on J’s birthday – the last night of their six night residency at Bowery Ballroom. I played guitar on Start Choppin’ – pretty fun! There were a lot of guests that night – Kim Gordon and Lee Ranaldo played, Evan Dando came out onstage and sang, Kurt Vile, the dude from Negative Approach – a lot! It’s rare when a horrible guitar player like me can get onstage with J Mascis and play.”

He again recounted the album’s genesis and agreed that Bill Gould was the driving force:

“Billy wears those pants for sure. That’s the sort of person he is; he drives things forward in our band and kinda always has. When we started doing stuff again we were in different cities – I was in Los Angeles at the time, and just the prospect seemed a little crazy. It’s not that I didn’t believe in it, but I wasn’t paying a lot of attention to it. I was working on some projects, as was Mike Patton, but Billy and Mike [Bordin] really started to get into the rhythm and groove of it. Billy eventually presented it all to us and it took a while for us all to get involved, but these things happen for a reason. Honestly, that’s the way it happened back in the day. Billy was always the champion, nudging us onwards; he’s just a very motivated guy. Sol Invictus followed the course that the records of our past followed. In that way it was fitting too.”

And Roddy makes a fresh point about Mike Patton’s lyrics on this record:

“With Mike in his lyrics, and I think this is also true of the band musically… things start to evolve into a personal statement by the end of the day. I think Mike, particularly on our earlier records, would revert to taking on roles of other people and characters and not really speaking in his voice. Which is effective; that’s one process. But this record in particular took on some personal themes – that’s what’s going on, it’s about ownership, coming into our own and a resolution where we’re taking back what’s ours. It sounds selfish when I say it out loud but it’s taking artistic ownership too.”

But he makes no promises about the band’s next steps:

 

1712, 2015

Faith No More score big in Kerrang! end of year lists

December 17th, 2015|Faith No More, News, Sol Invictus reviews|0 Comments

Faith No More’s Sol Invictus features prominently in Kerrang!’s magazine and staff end-of-year lists.

Sol Invictus has been picked at number 5 in the metal magazine’s albums of the year list, with Bring Me the Horizon as number one. The mag states:

“Any band can get back together. But only the great ones do something with a reunion beyond nostalgia.”

Superhero features at number 11 in the magazine’s songs of the year list, while Sunny Side Up makes it at number 8 in the Videos of the Year.

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And naturally FNM also features prominently in the magazine’s rundown of their writers’ lists.
Sol Invictus is number 9 in editor James McMahon’s rankings, while deputy editor George Garner has Sol Invictus at 5. Art editor Steve Beech has SI at 2 in his list and features editor Sam Coare slots it in at 6. Picture editor Scarlet Borg gives Sol Invictus her album of the year nod, stating:

“I love the FNM album so much because I never thought they’d record another album, let alone tour it. They were the soundtrack to my 20’s and for five old blokes they rock like a motherfucker. Oh, and Mike Patton is a genius.”

James Hingle has FNM at 2 and Ryan Cooper at 9. Freelancer James McKinnon also selects Sol Invictus as number one on his list:

““We knew from reunion tours that Faith No More could still talk the talk, but Sol Invictus proved they could still walk the walk of a powerful creative unit. More than a sign of life, it’s a full blood transfusion of bristling and innovative tunes as authentically twisted as anything they’ve ever done. For that reason it’s not just 2015’s best comeback record, but maybe its best record full stop.”

 

 

1512, 2015

VIDEO. Faith No More’s Separation Anxiety video

December 15th, 2015|Faith No More, News|3 Comments

Ipecac Recordings have posted a video for Faith No More’s Separation Anxiety. Although a fan-helmed production it serves essentially as the official video for the Sol Invictus track.

 

Pick up Sol Invictus at your favorite retailer, digital outlet or the band’s webstore
iTunes: http://geni.us/2L7x
CD: http://hyperurl.co/n322xg
LP: http://hyperurl.co/ydzvfa
FNM Webstore US: http://solinvictus.kungfustore.com
FNM Webstore EU: http://faithnomore.firebrandstores.com

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Footage from the film “Daughter of Horror”

 

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1112, 2015

Win a turntable and Sol Invictus on vinyl

December 11th, 2015|Faith No More, News|1 Comment

You can win a brilliant Crosley radio turntable and/or Faith No More Sol Invictus on vinyl in a new competition from Turn the Table.

Here are the full prize details:

One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive:

  • One (1) Crosley® turntable.

Three (3) Runner-Up Winners will each receive one (1) vinyl prize pack including:

  • One (1) copy of Jason Isbell “Something More Than Free” vinyl record;
  • One (1) copy of Faith No More “Sol Invictus” vinyl record;
  • One (1) copy of Metric “Pagans In Vegas” vinyl record;
  • One (1) copy of Patty Griffin “Servant Of Love” vinyl record.

More information and entry is here

1012, 2015

Anthrax’s Scott Ian picks Faith No More Sol Invictus as his Album of the Year

December 10th, 2015|Faith No More, News|0 Comments

Another day, another album of the year list. Thrash metal icon Scott Ian has long and loudly proclaimed his love of all things Faith No More and the Anthrax axe man has named Sol Invictus as his album of 2015 for Metal Insider.

Here is his full list:

Scott Ian, Anthrax

Top five favorite albums of 2015
Chris Stapelton, Traveller
Motorhead, Bad Magic
Fall Out Boy, American Beauty American Psycho
Slayer, Repentless
Faith No More, Sol Invictus

For good measure, Fred Leclerq of Dragonforce also includes SI in his list:

Fred Leclercq, Dragonforce

Gruesome, Savage Land
Napalm Death Apex Predator-Easy Meat
Sigh, Graveward
Undead, False Prophecies
Disturbed, Immortalized
Trivium, Silence in the Snow
Kamelot, Haven
Papa Roach, F.E.A.R.
Faith No More, Sol Invictus
Ghost, Meliora

And Britta Gortz from german thash outfit Cripper also includes Faith No More as number one in her list:

Britta Gortz, Cripper

1) Faith No More, Sol Invictus

Mostest longest awaitest album EVER! And I was so nervous about this…Man I am so so happy  that they didn’t show up with a half-hearted “let’s play on the safe side”, warmed-up comeback album. They were never really gone anyway. Prost!

 

1311, 2015

VOTE FAITH NO MORE

November 13th, 2015|Faith No More, News|0 Comments

You can vote for Faith No More in a variety of Loudwire end-of-year polls.

You can poll once an hour and – in most categories – the band needs your votes.

Faith No More – Best Rock Band
VOTE HERE

Mike Patton  – Best Vocalist
VOTE HERE

Mike Patton – Rock Titan
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Mike Bordin – Best Drummer
VOTE HERE

Billy Gould – Best Bassist
VOTE HERE

Superhero – Best Rock Song
VOTE HERE

Sol Invictus – Best Rock Album
VOTE HERE

 

 

 

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