Faith No More’s smash hit album The Real Thing (Slash/Reprise) turns thirsty years old today and it still holds up not only as the album that catapulted the weirdo art-punks cum alternative metal band into the mainstream, the majority of it still holds up as a classic. All of the bands’ earlier formative material on the We Care A lot EP and the Introduce Yourself album definitely had threads passed down to its cute, feisty little brother of an album, but in many ways, much of the creative energy and reckless abandon of future releases surely was foretold here. Continue reading →
They say never say never, but it is definitely happening. Faith No More, a band that last released a brand new album almost 20 years ago is working on a new album, due next spring. preceding that album will be the 7” single version of ‘Motherfucker’, a song the band has been playing live this summer, which they debuted at the Hype Park concert opening for Black Sabbath in July.
The single will be a limited edition (5000 copies). “Motherfucker” will precede the April 2015 release, available via Record Store Day’s BlackFridayevent (Nov. 28). The single will be released digitally onDec. 9.
Said band bassist/mouthpiece Bily Gould to Rolling Stone:
“We’ve always shared a chemistry between ourselves that’s unique to this band, but these past few years of touring together have made us aware that we not only play better as a unit, but we like the new stuff we’re coming up with,” explained Faith No More founder and bass player, Bill Gould, who also spoke with Rolling Stone in more detail So we’ve decided: we’re going to get busy in 2015…make an album we’re proud of, kick things up a notch, get out there and perform it and maybe even dedicate a little more focus to our fans in the States this time.”
From the press release:
The as-of-yet untitled album is being recorded in an Oakland, Calif. studio with Gould handling production. The release will be the first from Faith No More’s newly formed imprint, Reclamation Recordings, which will be distributed by Ipecac Recordings.
Prior to the new album’s release, Faith No More will headline Australia’s Soundwave Festival in February 2015. Worldwide tour dates will be announced soon.