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1012, 2015

Vote Faith No More in Triple J Hottest 100 poll

December 10th, 2015|Faith No More, News|0 Comments

Australian radio station Triple J have included two Faith No More songs – Superhero and Sunny Side Up – in their very longlist for their annual and now iconic Hottest 100 poll. Voting in the poll started today and the rules specify that 10 songs can be chosen from the list provided by Triple J – which includes the two FNM songs – or voters’ own songs.

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All songs that were officially released for the first time between 1 December 2014 and 30 November 2015 are eligible, and only votes for eligible songs will be counted. The poll closes on 22 January 2016 and the Hottest 100 will be announced on 26 January.

The poll is clamping down on campaigns to encourage artist votes this year after a huge campaign including support from KFC for Taylor Swift Shake it Off last year. The guidelines state: “Don’t troll the poll. Votes made as part of a competition that promotes a song or artist, or a campaign that undermines the Hottest 100, may be disqualified or ignored. We want genuine votes, from genuine listeners. If we feel something’s preventing that from happening, we’ll look into it for you and take appropriate action.”

So naturally, only vote for the Faith No More songs if you genuine feel they are the best of the year.

So vote here

1311, 2015

VOTE FAITH NO MORE

November 13th, 2015|Faith No More, News|0 Comments

You can vote for Faith No More in a variety of Loudwire end-of-year polls.

You can poll once an hour and – in most categories – the band needs your votes.

Faith No More – Best Rock Band
VOTE HERE

Mike Patton  – Best Vocalist
VOTE HERE

Mike Patton – Rock Titan
VOTE HERE

Mike Bordin – Best Drummer
VOTE HERE

Billy Gould – Best Bassist
VOTE HERE

Superhero – Best Rock Song
VOTE HERE

Sol Invictus – Best Rock Album
VOTE HERE

 

 

 

3007, 2015

Faith No More’s Superhero gets official video release

July 30th, 2015|Faith No More, News|4 Comments

Faith No More have released an official video for Superhero – a live video of their Filmore, Detroit performance earlier this year.

Speaking about the album’s success so far, Bill Gould said:

“What this tells me is that there is a need out there; people want to hear things that exist outside of the mold. It makes me feel grateful and it gives me hope.”

Faith No More 2015 Tour
July 30: Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Music Park*
July 31: Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater*
Aug. 1: Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for the Performing Arts*
Aug. 2: Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion*
Aug. 4: Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion*
Aug. 5: New York, NY – Theater at Madison Square Garden*
Aug. 7: Toronto, ON – Ricoh Coliseum*
Aug. 8: Montreal, QC – Heavy Montreal
Sept. 6: Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot
Sept. 8: Denver, CO – Red Rock Amphitheatre
Sept. 11: Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
Sept. 15: Guacima, Costa Rica – Parque Viva
Sept. 18: Bogota, Columbia – Royal Center
Sept. 20: Buenos Aires, Argentina – Luna Park
Sept. 24: Sao Paulo, Brazil – Anhembi Arena
Sept. 25: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Rock in Rio
Sept. 28: Santiago, Chile – Get Louder
Oct. 25: Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
* w/ Refused

2104, 2015

Superhero added to BBC 6 Music playlist

April 21st, 2015|Faith No More, News|4 Comments

Faith No More’s second single from Sol Invictus Superhero has been added to the playlist of the UK’s leading alternative music station BBC 6 Music.

The song’s is on the station’s B list alongside the likes of Paul Weller, Muse, the wonderful Roisin Murphy and sometime Patton collaborator Björk. This guarantees quite significant airplay – it was just played by Lauren Laverne.
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1304, 2015

Links for a Day…(vol. 158): BBC session, Superhero remix

April 13th, 2015|Faith No More, Links for a day|1 Comment

Radio 1 Rock Show

While announcing their two new UK dates today, Faith No More also revealed that they will be recording a live session for the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show.

The release revealed that: “Faith No More will be making a grand return to the BBC’s Maida Vale studios for a live session on the Radio 1 Rock Show hosted by Daniel P. Carter. It will be their first recording at the studio in 20 years.”
No word yet on the date of the session or when it will be played out but probably on the week of 12-19 June. We’re still holding out hope here for a Later TV appearance on the BBC but the timing might not be right for that.
Here’s Faith No More at Maida Vale 20 years ago:

North American tour starts

The wait is nearly over for US and Canadian fans.
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Superhero Hacke remix now streaming

Today’s release also includes the Superhero Battaglia B-side remix from Alexander Hacke remix, now streamable and embeddable from the Ipecac site.

Philm support

Philm will support Faith No More at their 25 April Santa Ana.

204, 2015

Faith No More Links for day…(vol. 156)

April 2nd, 2015|Faith No More, Links for a day|0 Comments

Some more great interviews this week as the countdown until Sol Invictus continues.

Bill interview for Israeli blog

Bill has opened up in a very revealing and informative interview with Israeli blog Machine Music.
I urge you to read the interview in full as it might be the best of the many interviews the band have done so far promoting the album. Knowledgeable interviewer + trusting and honest and engaging interviewee + different questions = great interview.
Here are some choice excerpts:

I never had a problem with recording an album, making an album, the idea of an album, right? I mean, I always write music, so I write music and I write music with the band, that was never such a weird thing. I think what happened was that we started recording in our rehearsal room, to mics and preamps and some stuff, just to see if we could get and how it would sound, because we’re there anyway, and it started sounding pretty good so we kept going. But, it was also done in a way that it wasn’t the most scientific of environments, so, it was kind of trying to find a way to make a rehearsal room sound good. So to make an album from a rehearsal from, that took a little bit of doing, that took a little of, let’s just say, improvisation. Then, you know, the way we’ve always worked with Mike is that we’ve always kind of come with the music first and he’s done the vocals second. So after the music was together, he had to kind of get to his parts.

Also what I thought was kind of interesting is that when we announced we were making a new album it was announced on Rolling Stone in the States, and they’ve never really been big supporters of us, and we were unsure if we wanted to have a streaming track through Rolling Stone, and we decided to do it, and they go a massive massive response that they didn’t see, and we didn’t see coming. And I think that what that kind of told me was, “Well, there’s a lot of people really interested in us doing something,” and one of the reasons was that we’re a band that’s kind of doing things on our own, aמd not reading charts and trying to see what’s popular, trying to conform to something to sell, and we’re just one of those bands that’s using their gut feeling to do stuff, that there’s a need for people to listen to a band that does that.

Before, back in the day, we never had that much interest. Nobody really wanted to hear about our new record as much as they do now. So, that’s pretty cool, but actually with all the time that has gone by I think that we feel like the same band. We feel that way with each other, and we’re doing the same thing we did 20 years ago. Feels the same.

Revolver interview now available

Bill also refers to the Revolver interview in that interview, saying that the new album germination was not as painstaking as it was painted in the magazine article:
“What really happened was that we all, all of us, when we decided to get back together it was kind of like everybody had to be into it, and if not everybody was into it, it wasn’t going to happen. And it was the same with this record. When we were all 100% cool to do it, we did it. They way he put that, it sounded very painstaking and I thought that was weird to read.”
Whatever about that aspect, the Revolver interview is nonetheless a great read and comes complete with some great photos. The magazine is available to buy online and in stores.

Guitar Center competition

Leading trade magazine Guitar Center has launched an incredible Faith No More competition. You can win a VIP trip to a Faith No More concert and a signed Mike Bordin snare drum.

Roddy interview with Huck magazine

Roddy – not content with debuting his first ever opera yesterday – also took time out to speak to Huck magazine about Sol Invictus.
In it he states: “We’ve made a record, we’re working together and it all feels like we’re back to where we were. It’s been really exciting because we haven’t put anything out for such a long time and now we’re releasing a record. It’s weird because all of a sudden it’s out there and people’s expectations are high.”

Roddy’s opera launches in Brooklyn

Faith No More bass player Roddy Bottum is now also opera composer Roddy Bottum after his Sasquatch opera debuted in Brooklyn on 1 April.
No reviews or reports have reached us yet but congratulations to Roddy.

 

 No album delay

We resisted the temptation for an April Fools’ Day post yesterday but Metal Underground got in with a credible tale of Sol Invictus being delayed. Not true.

Faith No More at Eurockéennes festival in France was an April Fool

As we expected the report that Faith No More are to be added to the lineup for iconic French festival Eurockéennes in early July was a poisson avril.

Superhero reviewed in Clash magazine

Clash magazine have given Superhero a good review in their singles round-up: ” Their sound has developed to stand it’s ground in the landscape of the music scene in 2015, but it’s not completely different, it’s still a classic sounding, raucous rock record.”

Superhero is BBC 6 Music Breakfast Show Record of the Week

The UK’s leading indie/alternative/ageing hipster radio station of choice BBC 6 Music‘s Breakfast Show has Superhero as its Record of the Week this week.

2903, 2015

Faith No More Superhero in UK “physical” charts

March 29th, 2015|Faith No More, News|20 Comments

As expected, Faith No More’s Superhero did not feature in Sunday’s UK Official Charts but the release has made it into the top 10 of the Physical Chart.

The song is number 9 in the chart which lists “the UK’s biggest physical singles of the week, counting sales of CDs, vinyl and other physical formats, across a seven day period.”

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2803, 2015

Faith No More Superhero single version differences

March 28th, 2015|Faith No More, News|4 Comments

Friend of the site Ben Mitchell has highlighted some major differences between the digital/regular version of Superhero and the 7″ vinyl single.

Here’s more from Ben:

403, 2015

Faith No More chart update

March 4th, 2015|Faith No More, News|0 Comments

Faith No More‘s Superhero and Sol Invictus continue to make significant chart impact even ahead of their official releases.
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Amazon.com:

  • Superhero is number 164 in Music and number 3 in Hard Rock on Vinyl
  • Sol Invictus is 331 in album downloads and 86 in rock album downloads
  • Sol Invictus is 408 in CDs and 14 in Hard Rock CDs
  •  Sol Invictus is 189 in Music for vinyl and number 4 in Had rock vinyl

Global iTunes charts

Sol Invictus is now in the top 10 in four European countries overall iTunes charts – on pre-orders alone. It is:

#3 Estonia (=)
#3 Slovakia (+45)
#6 Poland (-3)
#9 Bulgaria (-1)
#22 Finland (NE)
#23 New Zealand (-6)
#62 Australia (-7)
#88 United States (-13)
#89 Canada (+26)
#108 Denmark (-49)
#108 Russia (-43)
#121 India (NE)
#140 United Kingdom (-18)
#140 Germany (-1)
#159 Netherlands (-74)
#190 Slovenia
#195 Hungary

Superhero iTunes

Superhero is also making quite an impact in Europe:
#8 Poland (+1)
#9 Estonia (-2)
#9 Slovakia (+174)
#28 Bulgaria (-6)
#38 Portugal (NE)
#41 Finland (+16)
#87 New Zealand (+1)
#148 Australia (-14)
#149 Denmark (-47)

Motherfucker iTunes

Surprisingly, Motherfucker is actually higher than Superhero in FNM hotbed Estonia:

#8 Estonia (-2)
#24 Slovakia (+174)
#25 Poland (+1)
#41 Bulgaria (-5)
#81 New Zealand (-2)
#82 Portugal (NE)
#98 Finland (NE)
All data courtesy of iTunes and Amazon and compiled in this format by kworb.net

 

 

403, 2015

Faith No More Superhero now on Spotify

March 4th, 2015|Faith No More, News|0 Comments

First BBC, then Marvel, then YouTube, then the world and now Spotify.
Faith No More’s second single – which gets an official release on 10 March – is now available for streaming on Spotify. Motherfucker recently disappeared from the popular streaming service so this may only be for a limited time too.

And here it is:

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