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403, 2015

Faith No More Links for a day…(vol. 151): New look, NZ reviews and some videos

March 4th, 2015|Faith No More, Links for a day|6 Comments

As you can probably see, we have a new look and feel- Hope you like it. The site may be a little unstable like its editor for a while but let us know if you notice any bigger bugs. (Big thanks to Alberto for his stellar work on this. We’ll give proper thanks later).

WestFest review

News from Faith No More’s last leg of their Japan/Aus/NZ tour has been a little scarce but the New Zealand Herald now has a review of the event. They say: “Crowds built in the evening as punters finished work for a powerful set by Faith No More, who performed on a stage decorated in thousands of dollars worth of flowers. New songs, like Motherf*****, showed they haven’t passed their use-by date just yet, but it was brooding, funk-tinged classics Epic and Last Cup of Sorrow that really bought back the ’90s.”

WestFest photos

UndertheRadar have a photo gallery and a review of sorts: “Faith No More blew minds with their white-drenched and flower-laden stage, not to mention phenomenal showmanship – despite a slightly loose set.”

Faith No More FB posts

It was a bit disturbing to learn that Roddy was forced into taking down his original post showing him and Judas Priest front man Rob Halford together at WestFest. I didn’t see the abusive comments myself but I would have thought FNM fans were above such presumably homophobic abuse.

And here is Mike p and Mike B with Kim Thayil of Soundgarden

Gold vinyl Sol Invictus

Friend of the site Violet has Instagrammed a photo showing a promo for a gold vinyl edition of Sol Invictus that will be an exclusive at Australian store JB Hi-Fi.

Here’s a photo from the site:

WestFest videos

Here is Get Out from WestFest

(still no Cone of Shame video)

Patton in the crowd

Here is another angle of Mike P going into the crowd at Soundwave Brisbane:

Superhero on 89 FM – A Rádio Rock

We were all getting very excited about this exclusive last week before it was superseded by BBC and Marvel but hereo goes for posterity sake’s:

Superhero cover

Kudos to David Nisoff who has uploaded the first Superhero guitar cover to YouTube:

Final tweet

And a a final tweet from New Zealand of Ben Fulton of Red Witch Pedals with Bill Gould and Jon Hudson.

303, 2015

The ultimate Faith No More Superhero and Sol Invictus iTunes chart update

March 3rd, 2015|Faith No More, News|1 Comment

So here’s the wrap on how well Faith No More‘s releases Sol Invictus and Superhero are charting.

Sol Invictus peaked at number 1 in Bulgaria and is currently number 4 and in Poland and Slovakia. In “major” markets it is number 29 in Australia, 82 in the US and 114 in the UK.
Superhero is number 7 in Slovakia and 13 in Slovenia. It was number 3 in Bulgaria but has dipped to 42.

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303, 2015

Three new interviews from Faith No More

March 3rd, 2015|Faith No More, News|2 Comments

Mute no more. Faith No More continue their impressive media blitz around their 2015 tour and Sol Invictus and Superhero releases with three interviews in New Zealand and Australia and this time we have video and audio.

First up is a video of the Music Feeds interview – complete with charming 12 year-old interviewer – with Roddy, Mike B and Jon.

Next up – just ahead of their Auckland show was an interview with Roddy and Bill with Hauraki TV.

And finally and audio interview where Puffy gets the chance to wax lyrical for a full 30 minutes with Auckland’s Rip it Up Radio.

303, 2015

Faith No More at Westfest in Auckland setlist, videos and round-up

March 3rd, 2015|Faith No More, News|0 Comments

Faith No More moved onto New Zealand today as they wrapped up their Australasian tour with a headlining show at the Westfest in Auckland.

Still no news of a setlist yet but here is our usual round-up via Storify and some band posts:

Setlist

Motherfucker
Caffeine
Ricochet
Evidence
Epic
Get Out
Midlife Crisis
Last Cup of Sorrow
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Easy
Cuckoo for Caca
King for a Day
Ashes to Ashes
Superhero

Cone of Shame
I Started a Joke
(via setlist.fm)

Videos

Motherfucker

Epic

Instagrams

#faithnomore

A video posted by Angelo Munro (@munster79) on

#faithnomore cares alot 😉 #soundwave2015 #wecarealot

A video posted by Nik (@all_along_the_watchtower) on

bye bye Australasia

A photo posted by Roddy Bottum (@roddybottum) on

Round-up

303, 2015

Superhero and Sol Invictus top rock charts – and number on in Bulgaria

March 3rd, 2015|Faith No More, News|2 Comments

We always like chart stats here so here’s the early wrap on Superhero and Sol Invictus.

Thanks to Bobby B Better for doing our work for us here: Superhero vinyl and Sol Invictus vinyl are # 1 and #2 respectively in Amazon’s hard rock sales. Sol Invictus CD is #10 and both vinyls are in the top 100 for all music. Superhero vinyl is also in the top 100 in the Amazon pop chart.

And the band continue to dominate the charts in Bulgaria – with Motherfucker and Superhero numbers 2 and 3 in the iTunes chart:

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With Sol Invictus number one in the album chart.

The album is also number 9 in Poland.

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Full update to follow.

203, 2015

Faith No More Links for a Day… (vol. 150): Patton speaks: Jon speaks; French come early?; old new and new sold songs

March 2nd, 2015|Faith No More, Links for a day|15 Comments

The band frenzy continues with Mike Patton breaking his Sol Invictus silence to give an interview alongside Bill Gould with Australian radio station Triple J.

“I’m not sure we have a sound. We just do what we do and let the rest of the world figure it out.”
Mike Patton

And one more interview! JON HUDSON – fresh from lighting up the new FNM single – has spoken to music tech site Gearophobia.(via FNM Followers).  it is a wonderfully revealing interview and not just for musos or techies. I loved this quote on his relationship with the older FNM material:
“I enjoy the older material a lot. We don’t play everything of course. I don’t really try and branch out any further than what is on those respective records. I’m not trying to put my mark on it. There is no need for that. It doesn’t need another ‘signature’ on it. I’m a huge fan of what the other guitar players had done in the band… Jim and Trey. I don’t really think I’d want to be in a band and play for this many years if I really didn’t enjoy the material.”
Here’s the full elegant flipping book interview.

Great to hear Superhero on my radio station of choice BBC 6 MUSIC this morning – on their breakfast show. You can listen here – and Faith No More is from 48.00 onwards. It is Matt Everitt – the former drummer with Menswear who is waxing lyrical while giving the FNM update.

This release has really gone global. Even Irish state broadcaster RTE are getting in on the act with a stream.

Early release? AMAZON.FR have the CD release date for Sol Invictus listed as 15 May.
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And the same for vinyl

AMAZON.COM still listed as 19 May by the way.

Enough with all that exciting new stuff. How about some OLD STUFF? Way old. Twenty-year-old to be precise. Some video of Faith No More in Sweden in July 1992 has just popped up on YouTube. cheers for uploading Aleksa.
Here’s the show details courtesy of friends of the site and FNM tour bible anaussiemusicfan

Another new old one from NORWAY now.

And the setlist.

BACK TO THE NEW STUFF,
here’s one YouTuber’s review of Superhero

And from the exact same source of the gig database, anaussiemusicfan strikers again with this great video of the old new song MATADOR rom Soundwave Melbourne

 

 

203, 2015

Faith No More Sol Invictus now available for pre-order

March 2nd, 2015|Faith No More, News|14 Comments

As reported in the band release for Superhero, Faith No More’s new album Sol Invictus is now available for pre-order on iTunes in the UK at least.
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Get it here

(Its now also available in Switzerland and the above link will direct to your territory)

 



(hat tip FNM Followers)

203, 2015

Faith No More Superhero audio and all you need to know

March 2nd, 2015|Faith No More, News|18 Comments

Faith No More released the studio version of Superhero – the second single from Sol Invictus – today via BBC Radio 1 and Marvel and YouTube. And here is all you need to know.

The song

The reviews Spin:
It’s a strikingly scummy track, featuring the gritty slog of a distorted bassline and Patton’s prodigious vocal range on full display as the band runs through its typically dramatic twists and turns.

Bloody Disgusting:
The song is a driving, mid-tempo rocker that has that epic grandiosity we’ve come to know and expect from FNM.

Metal Injection:
I’m loving the super roomy production for the song and the big, groovy drums on the track.

Metal Sucks
It sounds like FNM picked up exactly where they left off with ’97’s Album of the Year.

Official information
Faith No More offer up a second song from their forthcoming album, Sol Invictus (May 19, Reclamation Recordings/Ipecac Recordings), with the single “Superhero”.

Revealing the cover art for Sol Invictus, which features an image from Ossian Brown, a member of Coil and Cyclobe, who also published the book “Haunted Air” in 2010.

Sol Invictus digital pre-orders, which feature an instant download of the single as well as the previously released song, “Motherfucker,” are available now via iTunes.

“Superhero” will be available as a limited edition 7-inch single on March 17.

The cover
Cover photograph by

The song in the band’s words
Bill Gould spoke to BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show to reveal the new single:
The full Faith No More segment

Just the interview

Bill in Marvel:

“Superhero” actually just started from the sound of the song, where it has these pounding drums and it has like this throbbing kind of pulse, and we just called it the “Superhero” song. Because, a lot of the ways we write we visualize things.

Actually this is kind of interesting because we’re probably a unique band in a way. While we write music we’re talking about chord changes and different things like that. What we do is we describe scenes together, and we can visualize the scene and the music kind of comes. We kind of make movie scenes for movies that don’t exist. “Superhero” was one of those where it was definitely a superhero comic, I mean that was just the vibe of the song, and when Mike came to me writing words about it, we were already calling it “Superhero.” So it’s kind of like in the DNA; it’s a comic strip.

The cover

Shot by a photographer friend of the band.

 

 

103, 2015

Faith No More team up with Marvel for Superhero exclusive debut: Listen here

March 1st, 2015|Faith No More, News|12 Comments

A busy night of Faith No More activity commenced with the expected first play of new single Superhero on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show and the simultaneous announcement of the Marvel tie-up for the aptly-named song – with the song also making its YouTube bow.

Here is the song:

On Radio 1, the song was played twice just after 1930 UK time and in between Bill Gould spoke about the song and the new album – presenter and obvious fan Daniel P Carter ramping up the tension with his go-slow delivery. Bill’s most revealing insight was that fans were more anxious about music than the band itself. He also alluded to the similarities between the song’s riff and the iconic Batman TV series theme tune.
(You should be able to re-listen to the Radio 1 Rock Show here)

Faith No More’s own Silver Surfer Bill also spoke in detail to Marvel.com in a unique tie-up obviously inspired by the song’s title. Marvel explained the rationale behind the partnership:
“But, you may say, “why debut this song on Marvel.com?” First off, the song is titled “Superhero.” Methinks we know a bit about super heroes. Secondly, Faith No More bassist Bill Gould grew up reading Marvel comics, with his love for Silver Surfer and the art of Jack Kirby being key talking points when I was pitched this idea. That’s good enough for me!”

Bill revealed more: “Superhero” actually just started from the sound of the song, where it has these pounding drums and it has like this throbbing kind of pulse, and we just called it the “Superhero” song. Because, a lot of the ways we write we visualize things.

Actually this is kind of interesting because we’re probably a unique band in a way. While we write music we’re talking about chord changes and different things like that. What we do is we describe scenes together, and we can visualize the scene and the music kind of comes. We kind of make movie scenes for movies that don’t exist. “Superhero” was one of those where it was definitely a superhero comic, I mean that was just the vibe of the song, and when Mike came to me writing words about it, we were already calling it “Superhero.” So it’s kind of like in the DNA; it’s a comic strip.”

Bill also reveals the remarkable story of his comic collection and lifts the lid on the album’s production in the excellent interview.

 

 

Here is the official information on the release:

Revealing the cover art for Sol Invictus, which features an image from Ossian Brown, a member of Coil and Cyclobe, who also published the book “Haunted Air” in 2010. 

Sol Invictus digital pre-orders, which feature an instant download of the single as well as the previously released song, “Motherfucker,” are available now via iTunes.

“Superhero” will be available as a limited edition 7-inch single on March 17. 

(We haven’t found this in US or Swiss iTunes yet)

 The Bay Area band recently announced their first North American tour since 2010, with all dates sold out upon on-sale.

103, 2015

Faith No More Superhero first play on BBC Radio 1 Rock Show at 1930 UK time

March 1st, 2015|Faith No More|18 Comments

As we expected, the Faith No More announcement on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show will be the first play of forthcoming  single Superhero.

Fans outside the UK should be able to listen via TuneIn

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