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1007, 2015

INTERVIEW: Bill Gould and Mike Bordin interviews with EMP Rock Invasion

July 10th, 2015|Faith No More, Interviews, News|1 Comment

Faith No More have given another new interview with a German music channel EMP RockInvasion with Billy and Mike B fielding the questions.

207, 2015

Links for a Day 184: Great Patton interview; Maor Appelbaum interview

July 2nd, 2015|Faith No More, Links for a day, News|6 Comments

Mike Patton interview on Finnish radio

The Finns seem to specialise in coaxing great replies and interviews from Faith No More members and YLE have pulled off a great interview with Mike Patton at Provinssi 2015.

Read and – for non-Finns or Swedes – listen here.

Maor Applebaum interview

Hat tip to Faith No More Followers for that link and they have produced an excellent interview with Maor Appelbaum who mastered Sol Invictus.

He said: ” I worked on it a few days and sent Billy a set of initial masters for him to check and give me feedback.
Billy and the band had heard it and wanted me to make a few changes on a few songs, I made the changes and worked with them to make it fit exactly how they envisioned it.
In the end, the band, the label, Matt and everyone involved were all very happy with the results of the mastering and what it brought to the table.
Communications is key to get the desired results and this is a great example of that.

Faith No More to play Costa Rica

Faith No More have added another date to their South and Central American tour in September with a first ever date in Costa Rica on 15 September. According to La Nacion, the concert will take place at the Coca-Cola Amphitheater Viva Park in Alajuela. There will be a pre-sale on 8 July before tickets go on sale officially on 14 July here.

ARTE Berlin Live to air in November

We’ll have to wait until November until the Faith No More showcase concert in Berlin is aired by ARTE. Stevens Dream from the Faith No More French community contacted the broadcaster for the information – broadcast date is 14 November at 2355.

 

 

2406, 2015

Faith No More at Berlin Live setlist and report

June 24th, 2015|Faith No More, News|9 Comments

Faith No More returned to Berlin for the second time in a month to play the tiny Schulz club, recorded specially for ARTE.

The band played the whole of their Sol Invictus album from start to finish.

And then added Caffeine, Midlife Crisis and I Started a Joke. So no Epic, Easy or We Care a Lot.

The club was tiny and rammed and I haven’t been so hot and sweaty at a gay club in a long time.

The new album sounded urgent and vital in that club environment and were fervently received by a partian, passionate crowd.

   
    Setlist

Sol Invictus
Superhero
Sunny Side Up
Separation Anxiety
Cone of Shame
Rise of the Fall
Black Friday
Motherfucker
Matador
From the Dead
Caffeine
Midlife Crisis
I Started a Joke

2406, 2015

Links for a day 182: Hamburg reviews, Berlin TV, London reviews, French site

June 24th, 2015|Faith No More, Links for a day, News|1 Comment

Hamburg reviews

Hamburg’s two main newspapers carry reviews of Faith No More’s show at the Sporthalle last night.
Both are overwhelmingly positive.
Hamburger Morgenposten
Hamburger Abendblatt

Hamburg poster

Via Secret Serpents, this is the wonderful Robert Bowen poster from last night’s Hamburg show.

Faith No More on ARTE

Just an update on when we can expect this to air. Scottish band Texas played a Berlin Live show on 18 May and it will be broadcast on 26 June so we may need to wait 5 weeks to see this show in all its glory. I expect Rise of the Fall and a lot of Sol Invictus to again be played.

Faith No More French Community new website

The vibrant and vachement cool Faith No More French Community have long been a source of FNM news, videos, setlists and graphics on Facebook and now Bertrand, Nessie, Stevens, Antoine et al have a new website too.
And, as you would expect, it looks stunning. Check it out for the visuals and videos alone.

The Times give glowing London review

The Times should really have had reviewer James Jackson also review the album as he has given one of the band’s Roundhouse shows a rave write-up and a 4/5 score.
He says:

“Sounding at times like a tiger in pain, the 47-year-old singer has lost none of his operatic, multi-octave vocal power, even if his physical antics are less frenzied these days (I rather miss the crazed somersaults). Among the five, malevolent new tracks aired, Separation Anxiety built a fearsome head of steam, while the pulverising Superhero was greeted like an old favourite, as multi-coloured lights strafed the stage, souping up the Roundhouse’s antiseptic atmosphere.”

Metal Hammer give 10/10 review

Metal Hammer also loved the show and give a 10/10 review stating:

“Both the weathered bombast of Matador and the spiky, evil funk of Superhero are greeted like classics. Not only that, but the approach of Faith No More is still as confrontational as ever. Singer Mike Patton, as dry and sarcastic a frontman as you’ll ever see, goads the crowd throughout and the band veer from the swinging slide guitar of Evidence to the speed metal roar of Digging The Grave as if it’s the most natural thing in the world rather than the dizzying head fuck that it actually is.”

They also have a nice gallery from the show:

Faith No More history in Exclaim!

The Canadian music site Exclaim has put together one of the best band history articles we have read.

Spectrum Culture re-issues review

Mike Randall from Spectrum Culture has written a labour of love review of the Angel Dust and The Real Thing re-issues.

Evergig Roundhouse video

Evewrgig have updated with a selection of new Faith No More multicam Faith No More videos. Check out London Roundhouse from the 18 June:

2406, 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Faith No More Rise of the Fall live debut in Hamburg

June 24th, 2015|Faith No More, News, Video vault|5 Comments

Faith No More finally played Rise of the Fall live last night in Hamburg, the last of the 10 Sol Invictus album tracks to get a public airing.

The band played the song at the start of the encore as a dress rehearsal for playing on the ARTE Berlin Live television show recording on Wednesday night.

A few caveats. The last 30 seconds or so is cut off as my phone storage gave out; I was directly under a huge bank of speakers at the left of the stage so the sound is a little muddy. Oh, and Patton asked the crowd if they wanted to hear a shitty song but in the context of him and Roddy saying that they had never played it live and weren’t sure how it would sound.

2006, 2015

Faith No More featured on German TV 

June 20th, 2015|Faith No More, Interviews, News|4 Comments

German TV channel 3Sat’s Kulturzeit programme featured a short item on Faith No More‘s return on their latest edition on Friday night.

The spot included an interview with Bill Gould and Mike Bordin and some impressive live footage of the band at Rock Im Revier.

Watch here

The band return to Germany to play Hamburg on Tuesday night.

806, 2015

Links for a Day…(vol. 179): Berlin videos, Berlin reviews, Slipknot, Angel Dust at 23 and much more

June 8th, 2015|Faith No More, Links for a day, Sol Invictus reviews|3 Comments

Separation Anxiety in Berlin

Some great videos from Berlin now surfacing online. This might be the best video of SA I’ve seen yet. It also sounds a lot better than it did when I heard it live in Milan one week ago.

And here’s Midlife from the same source – Kabinett Obscura on YouTube

And finally – for anyone wondering how the Patton voice is sounding on this leg of the tour – a snippet from This Guy’s in Love with You

Ace Race for Space cover of Stripsearch

Faith No More may be masters of covering other artists’ songs but the favour is rarely returned. But here is an ace find from the Mouth of the Ocean forum – Russia electronica outfit Race for Space absolutely nail Stripsearch in this atmospheric cover.

Berlin reviews

Despite the fact that the most-watched annual sporting event was taking place in their city at the same time, Berlin’s media still found time and space to properly review Faith No More’s performance on Saturday night. And the reviews are universally positive.
Berliner Morgenpost:

“Patton easily entertains in the middle, Billy Gould hammers out his brutal metallic bass on the strings, guitarist Jon Hudson plays razor-sharp sharp-edged guitar riffs every now and then in the mathematically devised arrangements and Roddy Bottum provides the ambitious keyboard and piano sounds. But there is above all drummer Mike Bordin, now with grey long dreadlocks, who propels and holds together this driving rock machine together in a miraculous manner.”

Berliner Zeitung

It was a multiple risky appointment that Faith No More had chosen for their Berlin concert. Not only did the masters of crossover metal on Saturday compete with the undoubtedly attractive for its target audience of the UEFA Champions League final; the open-air event in the Spandau Zitadelle was also threatened by storms. Against this background, the title of their latest album turned out to be almost prophetic: “Sol Invictus” it says, according to the Roman festival of the winter solstice – today one knows the date as Christmas – was celebrated with, among others, the assertiveness of the sun god against the bleak winter.”

Der Tagesspiegel

Faith No More are rightly proud of ten new pieces. Self-confidently they even open their appearance also “Sol Invictus” track “Motherfucker” and play during the following 90 minutes another six songs of the record. Most are well received by the over-40 audience friendly. So also “Sunny Side Up” which creates a welcome relaxation moment with its acoustic and tambourine accompaniment. Apart from burrowing bass it slightly reminiscent of the Violent Femmes.

 

Angel Dust at 23

Our friends at Faith No More Followers have gone a major Angel Dust kick to celebrate the album’s 23rd anniversary.
All the reviews, interviews and articles any researcher might ever need on the subject in a brilliant treasure trove here.
And Jim – owner of roughly 112 versions of the album and singles – gives his personal take on his AD disorder here.

Metal Hammer’s A-Z of Faith No More

There is probably nothing new in here for you diehards but a great list nonetheless and we even get a small mention – Metal Hammer’s A-Z of Faith No More.

V is for Virus
In 2011 a Faith No More fan site posted a snippet of a previously unreleased song from the Angel Dust sessions on YouTube. Known, variously, as The Seagull Song andShuffle, the song had the final working title of Virus, and remains the most sought after FNM curio for hardcore fans.

The Holy Filament resurrected this by the way so here is said viral song which will not be appearing on any re-issues soon.

Here is the interview where Seagull made an appearance.

In a similar vein. here is a somewhat scatological Exclaim article on Five Noteworthy Facts You May Not Know About Faith No More – you do though. This is the article that sparked all those ancient apocryphal Axl anecdote headlines you’ve been seeing.

Slipknot and Faith No More

Corey Taylor has again been speaking about how Faith No More changed his life for Beacon Audio. (via Loudwire)

Taylor’s life-changing experience came when he was 19. He had gone through a bad breakup with a girl and taken a bottle of pills at his grandmother’s house. Luckily his ex-girlfriend’s mother showed up, found him, and called an ambulance to rush him to the hospital where his stomach was pumped. When his grandmother brought him home, he crashed on the couch and turned on the TV, which was tuned to the MTV Video Music Awards.
“Faith No More was playing ‘Epic,’ and I had never seen them live before,” Taylor recalls. “It was so awesome and so fun, and they just didn’t give a s–t about anything. I was mesmerized by that.”

Noisey Mexico cartoon

Noisey Mexico who had the most memorable Sol Invictus promo interview with Roddy have produced a cartoon review of the album and here it is:

New merch on sale

The international Faith No More store has new t-shirts on sale. The sunburst ones are new to me and I didn’t spot these at the Milan merch stand.

 

 

706, 2015

CONCERT: Faith No More at Zitadelle Spandau in Berlin setlist and video

June 7th, 2015|Faith No More, News, Tour dates|0 Comments

The eyes of much of the world may have been trained at the city’s Olympiastadion but Faith No More were the champions again in Berlin as they played 7 songs from new album Sol Invictus at the Zitadelle Spandau.

Setlist
Motherfucker
Be Aggressive
Caffeine
Evidence
Epic
Black Friday
Spirit
Midlife Crisis
Everything’s Ruined
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Easy
Last Cup of Sorrow
Separation Anxiety
Matador
Ashes to Ashes
Superhero

Sol Invictus
This Guy’s in Love With You
We Care a Lot

From the Dead

Videos

Poster

Via Inside the Rock Photo Frame

By Junko Mizuno 

There is the regular edition of 115 for the show tonight and a rainbow foil variant that will be on sale with the regular one on June 11 at 9am PDT at www.SecretSerpents.com  

106, 2015

CONCERT: Faith No More at Rockavaria: setlist , videos

June 1st, 2015|Faith No More, News, Tour dates|1 Comment

Faith No More took to the stage at Munich’s iconic Olympiastadion – venue for the 1972 Olympic Games, 1974 World Cup final – for the second date of the European leg of their Sol Invictus tour.
Despite playing a truncated festival-length set, the band managed to fit 5 songs from Sol Invictus into their setlist.

Setlist

Motherfucker
From Out of Nowhere
Caffeine
Evidence
Epic
Sunny Side Up
Get Out
Midlife Crisis
Cuckoo for Caca
Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Easy
Separation Anxiety
Matador
Ashes to Ashes
Superhero

Videos

Photos

Full gallery here

2905, 2015

CONCERT: Faith No More at Rock im Revier in Germany: Setlist, videos etc

May 29th, 2015|Faith No More, News, Tour dates|5 Comments

Faith No More kicked off their European Sol Invictus tour with an appearance at the Rock im Revier festival in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on Friday evening.

Setlist

Motherfucker
Land of Sunshine
Caffeine
Evidence
Epic
Sunny Side Up
Surprise! You’re Dead
Midlife Crisis
Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Easy
Separation Anxiety
King for a Day
Ashes to Ashes
Superhero

Social media

#FaithNoMore

A video posted by Wayne Lozinak (@waynelozinak) on

You nailed it!!! Audience sucked! #fnm #solinvictus #faithnomore

A video posted by Sarah Schulze (@sarahgoodlux) on

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