1305, 2015

Links for a Day…(vol. 174): Tone Deaf interview; Boston Globe praise, Die Welt review, Swiss special

May 13th, 2015|Faith No More, Links for a day, News, Sol Invictus reviews|0 Comments

We are getting such record reams of Faith No More news that even interviews barely merit more than a passing mention.

Tone Deaf interview

Australian site Tone Deaf has published its interview conducted earlier this year and it includes some nice good-natured chat from Mike B, Roddy and Jon:

“I think we’ve made a real career of being outsiders”, softly spoken Roddy says, of their veteran presence on the festival circuit. “We’ve never really considered ourselves part of any sort of movement. So we went out of the way to distance ourselves from other musical things that were out there, and we didn’t honestly have a lot of affinity towards other bands.
We toured with them, and we’re friendly with people, but our entity was kind of always on its own, so we don’t really feel a connection with the rest of the music world,”

And more Roddy:

““We’re a weird band. I mean, I’m grateful for where we are, and it’s great that so many people like us, but it blows me away – I can’t believe people like what we do, that’s so weird for me,”

Die Welt review

Leading German newspaper has today published a Sol Invictus review/feature. They say:

“The result is a slim but energetic collection of pieces that revives the old thread while at the same time bringing new perspectives. Faith No More – referred to by rock greats like Nirvana, Metallica or Anthrax as formative – offer much more than what some experts tried to label as”funk metal”.”

Faith No More Observatory full gig on Evergig

Evergig cleverly knits together fan footgae from conerts and syncs audio to offer full concerts. Here’s Faith No More at the Santa Ana Observatory.

Listening parties

A few US record stores are offering Sol Invictus listening parties for those who want to go beyond the streaming experience.

Record Store/Bull Moose are even offering free pizza on Monday as well as an early US taste of the vinyl.

Zia Records also have a competition to win a test pressing.

Boston Globe Orpheum review

A glowing review from the Boston paper:

“They also roared through back-catalog tunes with a nimbleness and heat that made it clear they still have energy to burn.
They kicked off the night with a foreboding and sinuous new track with an unprintable title, setting the tone for what was to come as they careened from brawny riffage to slithering rhythms, heavy-metal freak outs, and smooth soul symphonies. Patton’s still astounding voice, its range and power undimmed, surfed atop it all, injected with his uniquely maniacal aplomb.”

Faith No More special on Swiss radio 

Leading Swiss public radio station SRF 3 will be airing a Faith No More special from 20:03 CET tonight. It seems that the station – which is already streaming Sol Invictus on its website – will be playing the album in full on radio as well.

They say: “For their excellent and eccentric comeback album “Sol Invictus”, the crossover pioneers Faith No More returned after 18 years and sound as if they had never been away. In Rock Special you will hear the album as a German-speaking Swiss radio premiere.”

Swiss radio special II

My local station and the station with the French-speaking exclusive of Sol Invictus in Switzerland, Couleurs 3, have the album as their album of the week this week – and they played Black Friday on their show last night. The presenter makes the germane pint that the band have yet to announce a date in Switzerland for 2015. Sort it out!

Check here from 39:30 onwards.










1005, 2015

Faith No More making major chart surge

May 10th, 2015|Faith No More, News|6 Comments

Just over one week ahead of its US and UK release (13 May Japan, and 15 May Australia and Europe remember), Faith No More’s Sol Invictus is just outside the top 20 best-selling albums on

The album is number 21 on the CD and vinyl music chart  – and #1 in Hard Rock.


The album is also number 30 in the overall Amazon UK CD chart and #43 in the equivalent chart. It is also number 1 in the Hard Rock and Metal chart in Amazon France.

And Sol Invictus is number 32 in CD chart and number 2 in Metal and Hard Rock and number 3 in Alternative and Indie.



505, 2015

Listen to premiere of Faith No More new songs Cone of Shame and Matador on German radio show

May 5th, 2015|Faith No More, News|7 Comments

As we reported yesterday, German radio station RBB had a Faith No More Sol Invictus preview show as part of their popular RadioAffair show last night. And theyx played FOUR songs from the album Sol Invictus!

You can listen to the whole show again now here.

The show included the premiere of full recorded album version of Cone of Shame – and it sounds bloody marvellous – and Matador.
The show also includes plays of Motherfucker and Superhero as well as We Care a Lot! and Midlife Crisis and a snippet of Digging the Grave. Truly brilliant radio.



405, 2015

Sol Invictus album preview on German radio stationtonight 

May 4th, 2015|Faith No More, News|1 Comment

Berlin radio station RBB will air a preview of Faith No More’s new album Sol Invictus tonight.

The RadioAffair show is on-air from 930pm CET and will feature a “first listening experience”.

704, 2015

Faith No More US and Europe tour extras

April 7th, 2015|Faith No More, News, Tour dates|1 Comment

The media release for the new US Faith No More tour dates let slip another few details.

US tour support acts

As well as Refused and the previously announced Christeene (15-17 April), La Plebe (19 April), Frightwig (20 April), Flattbush (24 April) and Le Butcherettes (7-15 May), we now know that HO99O9 (22 April) and The Urinals (23 April) will support.

April 15 Vancouver, BC – Christeene 

April 16 Seattle, WA – Christeene 

April 17 Portland, OR – Christeene 

April 19 San Francisco, CA – La Plebe

April 20 San Francisco, CA – Frightwig

April 22 Los Angeles, CA – HO99O9

April 23 Los Angeles, CA – The Urinals

April 24 Los Angeles, CA – Flattbush

April 25 Santa Ana, CA – tba

May 7 Chicago, IL – Le Butcherettes

May 8 Detroit, MI – Le Butcherettes

May 9 Toronto, ON – Le Butcherettes

May 11 Boston, MA – Le Butcherettes

May 13 New York, NY – Le Butcherettes

May 14 New York, NY – Le Butcherettes

May 15 Philadelphia, PA – Le Butcherettes

New European tour start

We tweeted a week or so that the Grüne Hölle Rock festival was in jeopardy – and the organisers have now announced that the festival had been moved to the Arena Schalke in Gelsenkirchen, the stadium that is home of German giants FC 04 Schalke. The new festival is called Rock im Revier. Faith No More play on Friday 29 May.

More details here including ticket info.


1802, 2015

Faith No More add stand-alone German arena shows in June

February 18th, 2015|Faith No More, News, Tour dates|0 Comments

Faith No More have announced their first non-festival dates for this summer’s European tour.

The band will play Berlin on Saturday 6 June (coincidentally the same night as the UEFA Champions League final in the city!) and 23 June in Hamburg.

Tickets for both shows are already on sale.

The Berlin concert is part of the city’s Citadel festival and will take place outdoor at the iconic Spandau Citadel venue.

511, 2014

Faith No More announced for May festival dates in Germany – tickets on sale Thursday

November 5th, 2014|Faith No More, News, Tour dates|2 Comments

Concert organisers in Germany have announced that Faith No More will play the Der Ring – Grüne Hölle Rock and the Rockavaria festivals in Germany on the last weekend of May 2015.

The two festivals are new to the European festival calendar. The Grüne Hölle festival takes place at the historic Nürburgring motor racing venue, which has traditionally also hosted the Rock am Ring festival. The new event featuring Faith No More takes place on 29-31 May and the lineup also features Metallica, Muse, Kiss and Judas Priest.

Early Bird Tickets are available from Thursday 6 November 6 from 10am CET at €169 from Ticketmaster online (including all fees, camping, parking and 5 EUR garbage deposit.) and the hotline 01806-999000 555 (0.20 EUR / connection from dt. landline / max. 0.60 EUR / connection from dt. Mobile Network).

Its sister festival Rockavaria takes place in the Olympiapark – venue of the 1972 Olympic Games and former home of FC Bayern München – in Munich the same weekend.

Tickets also go on sale for this one on Thursday at 10am CET, making for a busy morning Tickets are on sale on ,  and  with the price also €169.


2904, 2009

Faith No More to play Frankfurt indoor date

April 29th, 2009|Tour dates|0 Comments

It looks like Faith No More are lining up a SIXTH German tour date on The Second Coming Tour 2009. The Twitter feed of the German music site reports that the reformed group will play in Frankfurt’s Jahrhunderthalle on Monday 22 June. The gig will be their fourth in four days and yet another German stop. Faith No More have already confirmed dates at the Kindl-Bühne Wuhlheide in Berlin and the Hurricane and Southside Festivals in June and the Highfield and Area 4 festivals in August.

Update. This has now also been confirmed on the venue website. Tickets on sale shortly.

Note: All tour dates wil be updated on the right column later today.

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