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
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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.