With features in the forthcoming issues of Revolver and Kerrang magazines, the Faith No More Sol Invictus promotion steps up a gear.
As well as giving a cover for the ages, Revolver provide one of the best interviews with the band in recent years. Here is an extract of the extract that the site has previewed online:
“I was very shocked to hear that they’d been working on stuff,” laughs Patton. “One night a couple of years ago, I was hanging out with Bill, and he was like, ‘I was just working on some stuff. Do you want to hear it?’ He played me some stuff, and I was like, ‘This is fucking great!’ He was like, ‘Well, would you like to sing on it?’ ‘Well yeah, of course!’
“I didn’t even know that it was Faith No More music, at first,” Patton continues. “But then he told me, ‘No, this is stuff that I wrote for us!’ And I was a little taken aback… I didn’t know what to say. I was flattered, put it that way. I was like, ‘Damn! You wrote this shit thinking of me? Like us?’ Because my head wasn’t even near that space; I was somewhere else.
“Relationships are complicated—put it that way, okay? Maybe some lines of communication [between us] hadn’t been exactly open. But I was beside myself, like, ‘Oh my god, yeah! Of course! I know exactly what to do!’”
Revolver will hit newsstands on March 31 and is available for purchase online right now.
Here is the already iconic cover, which was shot by Revolver Photography Director Jimmy Hubbard.