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The best song on the new Faith No More record is now 100% more geriatric in a good way. this reminds me of when the little old ladies and old dudes sang Sonic Youth and Ramones in that old folks home. “Rainbows will bend for me” is still the best metal lyric of the year. Plus I am from Woodstock, NY so I appreciate that half the dudes in the band in this clip look like Levon Helm, who we miss a lot around here. Win.

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Faith No More‘s Sol Invictus is like the “Cirque Du Soleil from Hell” elegant Mad Max: Fury Road of summer rock albums, except it is a travesty it didn’t go number one at the charts.  Mad Max didn’t have that problem, much to the chagrin of small dicked keyboard cowboys in #gamergate support group chatrooms who are too scared to jack each other off and get real or the Return Of “So Called” Kings losers who the Fury Road babes would never gie the time of day in this or any world. Just got out of the theater seeing it in 3D and it is in my head as I write this intro reflecting on the new Faith No More. Odd comparison? Well…It might be a bit sleeker model than the early FNM releases (or Mad Max films) but in economy of track time there is still plenty of room for maximized FNM goodness. Patton has earned his cult and the band sound more glorious and in effortlessly in command of anything they touch. Unlike Fury Road however there is far less bloodshed or refreshing plot “risks” taken as one might have expected, though the band delivered a killer release that sits proudly in their canon and is better than Album Of The Year, for sure. The live show is always a circus of skill, sly wit and devilish delivery with any Patton project.  And in FNM’s corner is the fact that their kind of crazy is a lot better than Mel Gibson crazy, though in the new days of Bane Max, aka the dreamy and intense (I’m saying this because I often get told I look like him) Tom Hardy we have a real 100% bonafide action character to root for again without worrying if he is gonna hate Jews , make franchise disrespecting (aka no concern for innocent collatoral damage) mixed bag A Good Day To Die Hard or misgovern California. Neaaaghhh!!!

But some people still aren’t sold on Patton! They should be. He is undoubtedly miles ahead of the pack at pretty much all times. And if you don’t get the satire and snark and just want some Nickelback? Well, history will play the violins for you someday. It’s always funny until someone gets hurt, right? Well people get hurt when media, music and society pander to the lowest common fucking denominator in sex, equality, the arts and education all the time MORE! Don’t get me started, America. Anyone who would try to blame FNM and/or Rage Against The Machine for the rise of Limp Bizkit frat fans that led to raping chicks at Woodstock 99′ is an imbecile.

Le Butcherettes just did a split with and have an impending tour with The Melvins, another band with ties to Patton’s Ipecac and who take no prisoners and make no apologies. Like Melt Banana, Dillinger Escape Plan ,Dalek or any other artists Patton has championed over the years, Le Butcherettes are loved by generally smarter European Rock audiences, who generally only understand blunt statements more ala Five Finger Death Punch type rock fans. I hate to generalize and put up walls between human experience, but sometimes you gotta call it like you see it, baby. Le Butcherettes, have a bandleader in Teri Gender Bender who not only has the best “punk rock” name since Steve Ignorant of Crass but who sounds like PJ Harvey leading a riot brigade of styles into fearless, adrenaline pumping and downright sexy territory both musically and aesthetically, to say nothing of her eye popping appearance and Furiosa-esque confidence. Like Tool (who took out the Melvins, Isis and other great bands despite much of their fan base probably being fine if a butt rock band opened), Faith No More aren’t afraid to go with the cerebral choice over the brawny, easy way out. Like the new Mad Max. And therein lies hope for rock n roll, gender and social unity and the future of all that is good in this wasteland.

Elegant and rock n roll ready pics by Missmagpi can be found BELOW.

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Album Review: Faith No More – “Sol Invictus”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 5:43 PM (PST)

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Faith No More‘s Sol Invictus in far too easy cliffnotes shorthand would be a slice of The Real Thing with the general brevity of the songs (not the 2x vinyl album duration) of King For A Day, with plenty of unfamiliar yet familiar textures and pratfall avoiding moments of sheer joy and snark from camp “Rock Band” Patton and Co. Hearing Mike Bordin’s straight up, scarce frills yet so spot on percussion parts on the somewhat desert rock and Tomahawk-esque spaghetti western gangsta thriller “Cone Of Shame” is like putting on your favorite old coat that still is cooler than the new styles.

Was it worth the wait? Yes. I’m gonna say absolutely. This is a really great return to alternative nation.

The title track opens things up with the calm self control the band brought to the stage in Brooklyn a few years back opening with fucking “Midnight Cowboy” before just exploding with energy from there. Same digs here. “Sol Invictus” starts on a somber and slow, piano balladry note before we are thrust deep into “Superhero”, the band’s true comeback single. “LEADER OF MEN! GET BACK IN YOUR CAGE!!!” Man, that is the lyric of our times for the bank puppets we answer to who are all really still in bed with Wall Street and Big Pharma.

“Superhero” and “Motherfucker” appealed to Real Thing and perhaps Album Of The Year-era fans strongly, both great singles. “Superhero” in particular just has so much of the classic FNM sound no one has ever imitated well. There are even a few “Take This Bottle” worthy moments here (if perhaps no “Midlife Crisis” – Angel Dust will always be their best record to me. It’s just a fucking masterpiece front to back. “Smaller and Smaller”, kids. HIGH water mark dopest song maybe ever, in my book).

I’ve got to say that “Sunny Side Up” is one of the best lyrics Patton has penned in years, continuing the homerun streak he has had with recent songs he’s been a part of like “Stone Letter” or Peeping Tom’s dope ass “Kill The Dj” and the score for The Solitude Of Prime Numbers (which had the coolest, leafy packaging I’ve seen in a long time).

There’s swing, stomp, sass, some PMA, some funk, scat alley cat yeowwls we know and love, beautiful piano parts (sans floppy fish) and plenty of gimpery to go around. Like Soundgarden’s King Animal or the forthcoming Failure disc, it defies critics who think the band are cash grabbing. There isn’t a song as sexy as “Stripsearch”, one of the last pre-break serious gems the band wrote which inspired some friends of mine to start a whole short lived band with the same name years ago…but I was slightly baked and exhausted in the bus station in NYC today listening to the NPR premiere of Sol Invictus in the headphones and just fucking found myself jamming the hell out and drumming in a pink t shirt not giving a fuck if people stared at me. What the hell ever. That’s a good sign.

Then I was looking at the picture of the two friendly cops on the wall by Gate 32 when Patton sang “Aint no grave gonna hold this body down”, and it made me feel something really deep and profound for the fabric of our society so at odds over hate and racism.

I’m not giving it a 4.5 out of comparisons to shittier bands but because it stands on its’ own merits. If that was the case it would have had a five (and probably should since once this site gave a five star rating to The Bunny, The Bear). But yeah, I really wanted someone to bring back the power of weird ass, ambitious rock for the radiation soaked masses. Oh wait, somebody has. Faith No More!!! Goodbye, Motherfucker(s)! You had it coming! #rainbowswillcurveforme 

Neurosis confirm Heavy Montreal appearance

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 11:24 AM (PST)

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Neurosis are arguably the band the most heavier leaning and cerebral artsy types can all agree on as outright kings in their field. The long running band of psychedelic tribal warriors were birthed from the Pain Of Mind political days but evolved over the years into nearly a force of nature themselves. We even gave their Honor Found In Decay record a five star review. Yep, there might as well be a fifth season called Neurosis. The band of deeply rooted punk metal elite champions will trek north to make an appearance at Heavy Montreal this year amidst a line-up including NOFX, Faith No More, Slipknot, Mr. Iggy Pop, Testament and Korn.

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Faith No More announce “Sol Invictus”, full tour sold out

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 9:37 AM (PST)

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Sol Invictus, Faith No More’s follow-up to Album of the Year no one thought would ever happen, arrives on May 19 via Reclamation Recordings/Ipecac Recordings. Can you guys and gals wait that long for the real thing? It wil probably end up being the album of THIS year.

“What I can say is that I think through our experience as musicians over the years, I think what we’re doing reflects where we’ve gone since we made our last record as Faith No More. I think this kicks things up a notch,” explained Bill Gould in a recent Rolling Stone interview. “And I think there’s parts that are very powerful and there’s parts that have a lot of “space.” Everything we do, with our chemistry, the way we play; it’s always going to sound like us. It’s just what we do, that makes us feel good. “

Sol Invictus was produced by Gould and recorded in the band’s Oakland, Calif. studio. All dates for their North American tour sold out faster than you can say ,”Don’t look at me- I’m ugly in the morning!!!!”

 

 
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Faith No More tour dates, new single “Super Hero”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 10:15 AM (PST)

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SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 26, 2015 – Faith No More confirm their first North American shows since 2010 with a spring outing kicking off April 15 in Vancouver.

The announcement comes as the Bay Area band wraps up work on their follow-up to 1997’s Album of the Year. The as-of-yet untitled album is due this May via the band’s newly formed imprint, Reclamation Recordings, which is distributed by Ipecac Recordings. Faith No More founder and bass player, Bill Gould is overseeing production.

“Here we go,” said Gould. “First North American tour dates, some in cities we haven’t played in over 17 years. We are armed with the new material and ready for whatever comes our way.”

For dates and single news see BELOW.

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New Faith No More song “about accountability” for all you Mofos

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 10:37 AM (PST)

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Faith No More stream the single “Motherf**ker,” via Rolling Stone HERE. The song is the first new music to come from the Bay Area band since 1997’s Album of the Year.

“It feels apt that the first track we’re releasing is ‘Motherf**ker,’ a song about accountability,” explained Roddy Bottum. “Basically we’ve created, recorded and mixed a new body of work by ourselves and we’re releasing it on our own label. It’s a huge deal for us to only have ourselves to answer to at this point in our career and the song is about that, where the buck stops via the basic imagery of foie gras production, bondage… y’know, stuff like that.”
 
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Faith No More new album announced, 7″ as well

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 9:58 AM (PST)

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Faith No More, who reunited in 2009 for a series of sold out performances and international festivals, is currently recording their first full-length album since 1997’s Album of the Year. When I saw them live in Brooklyn a few years back and they opened with the accordion to “Midnight Cowboy” I almost made a mess in my shorts.

 A limited edition (5000 copies) 7-inch single of the song “Motherfucker” will precede the April 2015 release, available via Record Store Day’s Black Friday event (Nov. 28).  The single will be released digitally on Dec. 9.

 

“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. “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.”

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.
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New music from Faith No More in the works?

Posted by Metal Dude on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 7:10 AM (PST)

4 TA year ago, there was speculation that Faith No More would not be continuing their reunion. Earlier this week, however, the iconic alternative metal band posted a message on their Twitter profile regarding their future, which may involve recording new material. The band wrote:

“Hey! Stay tuned for more Tweets from Twats!!! The reunion thing was fun, but now it’s time to get a little creative.”

Faith No More reunited in February 2009 after an 11 year break, but haven’t recorded and released any new material so far. Back in November 2011, however, they performed a “mysterious song” in Argentina, but it’s not known if it was a new or previously unreleased song. Their last full-length studio album, Album of the Year, came out back in 1997.

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Faith No More to split up again?

Posted by Metal Dude on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 6:53 PM (PST)

Mike Patton recently told Believer magazine that the reunion of Faith No More has “sort of petered out”, indicating that they could be breaking up again. He explains:

“It’s sort of petered out. We’re also maybe a little too conscious for our own good. Meaning there’s a lineage of bands that maybe did some nice things and then needed the cash and got back together and basically just sprayed diarrhea over their entire body of work. We’re very worried about that. We don’t want to overdo it.”

Faith No More reunited in February 2009 after an 11 year break, but haven’t recorded and released any new material so far. Back in November 2011, however, they performed a “mysterious song” in Argentina, but it’s not known if it was a new or previously unreleased. Their last full-length studio album, Album of the Year, came out back in 1997.

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No plans for new Faith No More album, says Mike Patton

Posted by Metal Dude on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 12:57 PM (PST)

Earlier this week, Mike Patton told Australia’s News.com.au that he and his bandmates in Faith No More have no plans to record any new material in the near future. He explains:

“We’re pretty happy with just touring. There was talk, ‘Should we write new stuff?’ and we all looked at each other and said ‘Nahhh, fuck it.’ We did work up one new little thing and that was really energizing.”

Faith No More reunited in February 2009 after an 11 year break, but haven’t recorded and released any new material so far. Last November, however, they performed a “mysterious song” in Argentina, but it’s not known if it was a new or previously unreleased. Their last full-length studio album, Album of the Year, came out back in 1997.

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During their show last night (November 8th) in Malvinas, Argentina, Faith No More played a mystery song, which might be their first type of new material in almost 15 years. It’s not known what the song is called, but I’m pretty sure it’s not from any of their previous albums nor is it an old track that they recorded a long time ago but never released it. Whatever it is, you can check out two clips of the song here.

Faith No More reunited in February 2009 after an 11 year break, but haven’t recorded and released any new material so far. Their last full-length studio album, Album of the Year, came out back in 1997.

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