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.



3006, 2015

Links for a day 183: Superhero honour, behind the scenes and more

June 30th, 2015|Faith No More, Links for a day, News, Sol Invictus reviews|2 Comments

Here’s our round-up of what’s been happening over the past few days while the rest of the music media have been belatedly catching up with the Faith No More Foo Fighter’s snippet.

Superhero number 2 in What Culture list

The list in question is their 10 Best Hard Rock And Heavy Metal Songs Of 2015 (So Far) rundown and Superhero comes in at number 2. Here is some of what they say:

“One of the most mature and meticulously stitched together hard rock songs of the year for a band whose iconic status has only been extended further with the genre defying Sol Invictus.”

Sol Invictus in Rolling Stone album of the year list

Another list.  Rolling Stone has published its clickbaitish albums of the year so far list – in June. They say: “It’s nearly half over, but the year of the dueling streaming services has already given us plenty of reasons to press play. Mumford went electric, Dylan went Rat Pack and Mark Ronson went to the top of the charts. D’Angelo made a huge impact on 2015 with his bold return (after 14 years without a new album), which was followed by comeback LPs from Faith No More (after 18 years) and the Sonics (49 years). And of course there has been no shortage of newcomers — indie wordsmith Courtney Barnett, hip-hop’s giddy Rae Sremmurd, high-concept dance crew Future Brown — turned heads as well. Here’s the best of 2015’s first six months.”
And on Sol Invictus, they re-iterate:

“Sol Invictus, the band’s first record since 1997’s underrated Album of the Year, offers newer, better versions of Faith No More’s formula: spaghetti-Western guitars (“Cone of Shame”), proggy keyboard drama (“Matador”) and tons of vocal contortions from lead singer Mike Patton (“Rise of the Fall”).”

Insightful Niccolò Antonietti interview

If you have been at any of the Faith No More shows this summer, chances are you will have spotted among the white-clad crew bearded monitoring engineer Niccolò Antonietti. He has given an insightful interview to ZioGiorgio, which gives a look behind the scenes on the technical aspects of putting together the Faith No More live experience.

Here are some choice cuts:

“I had the chance to work as monitor engineer for Mike Patton’s parallel project “Mondo Cane”. I must have done a good job because after the concert Mike Patton asked me if I wanted to work with them till the end of the tour as their official monitor engineer. From then on it was like a snowball effect. Mike Patton asked me to work with Faith No More and then with Tomahawk, and then, with the help of their sound engineer, I also started to work with Primal Scream. I then decided to move across to London and work here.”

“We did “Download” in Donington (UK) last week, where we had only half an hour for stage changeover, with 10 minutes taken up to changeover from the previous group. This year we had a completely white stage, including white carpeting, so another ten minutes were for stage set-up, and so in the remaining ten minutes you need people on the stage that know what they’re doing.”

Yoga and the No Worries hotel in Finland

Mike P and Roddy lead the crowd in some yoga instruction and arrange a date at the No Worries hotel at Provinssirock.

Burton snowboard winners

The winners of those wonderful Burton Faith No More snowboards met the band in Sweden at the weekend. Anneli Grotterød, Steve Murphy and Felix Seifert were the winners.

Read more here (via @mariadollyfnm)

Refused hitch a ride

As reported by UpRoxx and elsewhere, Faith No More offered a plane ride to reunited Swedish punks The Refused to Provinssirock.

Late, late Antiquiet Sol Invictus review

There is a lot to be said in this age of immediate gratification and instant evaluation to let an album soak in and wash over you and I’ll assume that’s why Antiquiet have waited about six weeks before passing judgement on Sol Invictus.The review is worth waiting for as they say:
“I won’t go into any trite soapboxing about whether or not this is an acceptable “comeback album” or what Faith No More may or may not have had to prove to anyone, whether they did or did not succeed in doing so, or any of all that obvious blogger bullshit. But what I do feel is safe to say, and re-affirmed by this album, is that Faith No More is still very much a force to be reckoned with, and one of the most powerful bands still working.”

2806, 2015

CONCERT: Faith No More at Provinssirock setlist, videos, photos, reviews

June 28th, 2015|Faith No More, News, Tour dates|0 Comments

Faith No More continued the Nordic leg of their Sol Invictus tour with a stop in Finland – where the album went number one on release – for the Provinssirock festival.

The band apparently set out to see Finnish local legends Terveet kädet on one of the festival smaller stages as soon as they arrived before playing their headline show.

And met up with Finnish hockey player Antti Niemi:

The people you run into in Finland. #Nemo

A photo posted by Faith No More (@faithnomore) on

Musically, the highlight was the inclusion of Spirit in the setlist. Sunny Side Up was again not played. It has only been played at the BBC Radio 1 and Arte TV shows since 2 June, with the more up-tempo Black Friday preferred live.


Be Aggressive
Black Friday
Everything’s Ruined
Midlife Crisis
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Separation Anxiety
King for a Day
Ashes to Ashes

Digging the Grave
I Started a Joke



Helsingin Sanomat

1805, 2015

CHARTS: Faith No More Sol Invictus number 1 in FOUR countries

May 18th, 2015|Faith No More, News|5 Comments

We probably won’t get a real chart picture until later this week when the European album charts come out, but Faith No More’s Sol Invictus is making a stunning impression on the iTunes album chart worldwide on its official release day.

In fact, latest data has the album number one in  Finland, Greece, Israel and Poland and overall it is in the top 10 in 15 countries.

Here’s the full run-down:

#1 Finland
#1 Greece
#1 Israel
#1 Poland
#2 Czech Republic
#2 Denmark
#3 Norway
#3 Sweden
#4 Australia
#4 Austria
#4 Luxembourg
#5 Chile
#8 Belgium
#10 Germany
#10 New Zealand
#12 Switzerland
#17 Netherlands
#24 United Kingdom
#26 Namibia
#27 Ireland
#29 Hungary
#38 Russia
#43 Bulgaria
#45 France
#48 Italy
#55 Brazil
#60 Canada
#74 United States
#78 Slovakia
#97 Estonia
#184 Belarus
#194 Mexico
#196 Guatemala
Indeed, chart aggregator Kworb has the album at number 13 worldwide.


1105, 2015

LISTEN to FAITH NO MORE SOL INVICTUS stream: Find out where you can listen in your country

May 11th, 2015|Faith No More, News, Sol Invictus reviews|8 Comments

Faith No More‘s first album in 18 years Sol Invictus is finally available for STREAMING.

Here is where you can listen around the world from 11 May:

US – NPR  (11 May) and Pandora (13 May)
Chile – Rock & Pop
Canada – Exclaim!
France – Deezer

Germany, Austria and Switzerland – PIAS
Also Switzerland SRF

Netherlands 3voor12
Poland  CGM
Czech Republic 
Italy Rolling Stone
Serbia Nocturne
Hungary Recorder
Chile Rock & Pop
Colombia El Tiempo
Uruguay El País
Peru El Comercio
Finland Rumba
Belgium HUMO
Argentina Rock & Pop
Brazil Folha de Sao Paulo
Greece Popaganda
Bolivia El Comercio
Ecuador El Comercio / El tiempo
Venezuela El tiempo

Buy it!

Pre-order bundles, including limited edition vinyl, are available now via in North America and in Europe.  Digital pre-orders, featuring instant downloads of “Motherfucker” and “Superhero” available here:

1702, 2015

Links for a day…(vol. 145) Faith No More Tokyo posters. set times, Finland day confirmed

February 17th, 2015|Faith No More, Links for a day, Tour dates|0 Comments

Some quick links as the countdown continues to Faith No More’s return in Tokyo later today.

SECRET SERPENTS have the wonderful Tokyo show posters on sale.
There are two posters and a combined effort – all by Japanese manga artist Junko Mizuno.

FAITH NO MORE will be on stage at Studio Coast at 8.35 pm local time. That is 12.35 CET, 11.35 UK time, 03.35 PST, 0635 EST and 22.35 AEDT.
The band posted the details via Twitter.

AWAY FROM JAPAN and festival organisers have confirmed that Faith No More will play on the Saturday 27 June at the Provinssin festival in Finland.

902, 2015

Faith No More to play Finnish festival

February 9th, 2015|Faith No More, News, Tour dates|0 Comments

Faith No More have been confirmed for another European festival appearance this June.  The Provinssi Festival have announced that the band will play on the weekend of 24-27 June.

Also on the bill are Muse, record player Calvin Harris and new Boy George Sam Smith.

Faith No More last played in Finland at the Ilosaarirock festival in July 2010 – and they also played two dates in Finland in 2009. And the return to the Provinssi Festival 20 years after the played the then Provinssirock festival on 10 June 1995.



2207, 2010

More on the final tour show in Finland

July 22nd, 2010|Faith No More, News|15 Comments

The band say thanks on stage

Pic of the set list courtesy of Lauralydia (Ben was played, Reunited and Kashmir (!) were not)

2107, 2010

Roddy’s latest blog post: Finland

July 21st, 2010|Faith No More, News|6 Comments

Roddy Bottum has just updated his blog with his thoughts on the final show of the Second Coming tour in Finland. As always, an illuminating read: “thanks to all of you out there who’ve supported us and shown interest.  it was beyond our wildest that we’d get the sort of encouragement and praise and reactions that you’ve all given.  it clearly has made this trip worthwhile.” The feeling is entirely mutual.

1907, 2010

Faith No More: The last song of the last show

July 19th, 2010|Faith No More, News|69 Comments

Faith No More played their scheduled show last night in Finland. At this stage the band’s future is uncertain but we can still all savour what the reformed band has given us over the past 13 months or so on the Second Coming Tour.
So thanks to Bill, Jon, Mike B, Mike P and Roddy for a wonderful adventure.

Here’s another view from side of stage (via Lusty)
“Like the echoes of your childhood laughter, ever after
Like the first time love urged you to take it’s guidance, in silence
Like your heartbeat when you realize you’re dying, but you’re trying
Like the way you cry for a happy ending, ending…”

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