The album will be released on 18 May in Europe including Uk and 19 May in USA.
The album will be a ten-song collection. This and some other information was given in a band statement picked up first by Rolling Stone. Three of those tracks are recent and future singles Motherfucker and Superhero and Matador, which the band first played live in late 2011.
The full track list is:
1. “Sol Invictus”
3. “Sunny Side Up”
4. “Separation Anxiety”
5. “Cone of Shame”
6. “Rise of the Fall”
7. “Black Friday”
10. “From the Dead”
The band have revealed new artwork with their announcement today but as far as we know this is not the album cover.
The album was recorded in the band’s rehearsal space – which we now know is called Estudios Koolarrow. Koolarrow is of course the name of Bill Gould’s record label. As Bill told us last week: “This album was a challenge in a lot of ways, it took time, patience and given the fact that we recorded in in a rehearsal room and not a recording studio…quite a bit of improvisation!”
Mike Patton recorded his vocals separately at Vulcan studios, also in Oakland.
Those vocals are something to look forward to according to Bill. He said in Rolling Stone: “Then Patton’s being Patton, crooning, screaming, with a bit of soul underneath it all. We’ve always taken strange influences and smashed them together.”
Bill previously mentioned the Cramps, Link Wray, black metal and Balkan music as influences and today he spoke of his early favourites Siouxsie and the Banshees and Roxy Music as influences. He said: “”Hypnotic and gothic, we’re coming back to where we were with our first album,
The record will sound unmistakably like Faith No More. As Puffy told the FNM Followers recently: “No one but ourselves to blame, but no one else knows what we sound like more than we do. It felt like we finally had all of the control, but also all of the responsibility too!”
Bill previously echoed that saying: “”I think this kicks things up a notch. And I think there’s parts that are very powerful and there’s parts that have a lot of ‘space.’ Everything we do, with our chemistry, the way we play; it’s always going to sound like us