1505, 2015

SOL INVICTUS: Japanese verson – how it looks

May 15th, 2015|Faith No More, News|0 Comments

Look what just arrived from Japan this morning. Here’s a rough look at how the Japanese bonus track version of Sol Invictus looks.

1205, 2015

Faith No More Sol Invictus now on sale -in Japan

May 12th, 2015|Faith No More, News|1 Comment

It is 13 May in Japan. No doubt marking FNM 2.0’s birthday, the date marks the official release date of Sol Invictus with the album going on sale in Japan.

And Japanese fans not only get the album early, they also get an extra track in bonus track Superhero Battaglia, the Alexander Hacke remix of Superhero.

Here are some images from Japan today (via @FNMFANSJAPAN and @FnmSumi)


(via FNM Followers)  



2603, 2015

Japanese version of Sol Invictus to feature bonus track

March 26th, 2015|Faith No More, News|18 Comments

A list on Australian record store site Nerve Gas has revealed that the Japanese import edition of Faith No More‘s comeback album Sol Invictus will feature a bonus as yet untitled track.

screenshot-www nervegas com au 2015-03-25 23-35-55

The release is through Hostess Entertainment and here is a listing on HMV Japan.
And here is the English language version of the page. Release date is also listed as 13 May.
screenshot-www hmv co jp 2015-03-26 00-03-21


2502, 2015

Faith No More Links for a day…(vol. 148): Flattbush news; Pinkpop confirmed; Bill is all about that bass

February 25th, 2015|Faith No More, Links for a day, News|10 Comments

As we await Faith No More’s second weekend in Soundwave, a quick digest of some recent band news.

FLATTBUSH have announced that they will be supporting Faith No More on one of their April US tour dates. Their announcement came via No Studio in unique style:

Yes, that’s Espen J Jörgensen who collaborated with none other than Bill Gould of Faith No More on 2013’s Fugly and previously Sequential Art.
More on Fugly
uch more on Flattbush over at Bill’s Koolarrrow
More on Espen
And we’ll have more news on the FNM/Flattbush date in due course.

As we previously reported, Faith No More have been confirmed for the Friday night of the PINKPOP festival in the Netherlands on 12 June.

Here’s the promo video:

As we previously reported, Bill launched his signature ZON bass last week in Japan. Here’s a video from the guitar company of him speaking about it:

Some somewhat overlooked videos from TOKYO last week.
Mike turns the tables on phone filmers during Evidence:

Japanophile Jon Hudson plays a snippet of Japanese traditional tune Sakura



1902, 2015

Faith No More at Studio Coast, Tokyo 18 February videos

February 19th, 2015|Faith No More|3 Comments

Here are the only 3 videos so far from last night in Tokyo. Good work by the uploaders and fnmjpfan for putting together the play list.

Some info on the throat singer via notre ami Bertrand from FNM French Community and Kayo in Comments:
He is Makigami Koichi, a well-known vocalist in Zorn’s circle who led the ensemble Hikashu. According to one website he is “known for his virtuosic vocal range and expression as well as his unique incorporation of elements of theatre, performance, and entertainment, all of which make this Japanese band so widely acclaimed both critically and popularly.”

1802, 2015

Media reaction to Faith No More Cone of Shame debut

February 18th, 2015|Faith No More, News|2 Comments

The first play of Sol Invictus track Cone of Shame in Tokyo today has attracted almost frenzied media interest.

Spin call the song “guttural” and a “growly-turned-screechy cut”.

Rolling Stone give the track a full-on review: “The tune, which frontman Mike Patton sang partially from behind a red bandanna, begins with a sparse, Spaghetti Western guitar line. After military drums kick in, Patton sings about wanting to blow his head off and lost love, leading to the “cone of shame” metaphor. The song eventually kicks into heavy, high gear with Patton alternating vocals between snarling about stripping bones over thrash riffing. The song is like one big crescendo with jangling guitars, crushing rhythms and Patton exclaiming, “You’re only happy when you’re pissing me off.”

And Consequence of Sound are equally enthusiastic: “The song is a tour de force of the band’s talents, with Mike Patton demonstrating all aspects of his vocal range: intimidating growl, operatic metal belting, and straight up hardcore screaming. ”

Stereogum went for “oceanic” in their description, adding: “Mike Patton’s vocal shifts from deranged croon to black metal rasp to hardcore beatdown to full-bodied operatic roar, shrinking and growing with the music behind him. When the band cuts loose, the thing gets pretty nuts. I’m excited to hear the studio version of this one, as well as the rest of Sol Invictus.”

And Loudwire say: “As can be heard in the fan-shot video of the song’s live debut above, the track opens with an ominously dark guitar line from Jon Hudson, while drummer Mike Bordin pushes the beat forward. But eventually the dark and spooky delivery from frontman Mike Patton turns intense as the song builds to a heavier finish.”

And Diffuser also give a positive spin: “A couple of minutes in, though, cool and collected go out the window as Patton sounds like he’s possessed by a demon, culminating in an earth-shattering performance that is
reminiscent of the much, much heavier side of things in Faith No More’s celebrated history.”

And Exclaim call the track “sinister”: “The song starts off with an unsettling western motif, with Mike Patton’s vocals taking on hushed, haunted tones. Soon enough, the track explodes into a metallic assault of crushed drums, big licks, and Patton’s assemblage of grizzly monster howls and soul-searching croons.”

1802, 2015

Faith No More new song Cone of Shame video

February 18th, 2015|Faith No More, News, Tour dates|20 Comments

Faith No More played Sol Invictus cut Cone of Shame for the first time ever live tonight to kick off their second date in Tokyo.
And here is a high-quality video of the wonderful new song:

The song is of course track 5 from Sol Invictus – which will be released on 18/19 May.

What do you think?
Here’s Roddy’s verdict on Twitter

(Thanks smyrkphace for posting this on YouTube)

1802, 2015

Faith No More at Studio Coast, Tokyo 18 February: set list, videos, vines, photos, tweets and more

February 18th, 2015|Faith No More, News, Tour dates|6 Comments

We’re back for more of the same as yesterday as the guys play their second Tokyo date.

Updates beginning to come through and the band have given a live debut to Sol Invictus track Cone of Shame.

And here is the set list courtesy of Twitter user @teeeechbx
Cone of Shame
Get Out
Last Cup of Sorrow
Midlife Crisis
Everything’s Ruined
Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Cuckoo for Caca
King for a Day…
Ashes to Ashes

Spirit (with an intro by a Japanese Throat Guy)
We Care a Lot/Motherfucker*

* in printed set list but may not have been played

1702, 2015

Faith No More at Studio Coast, Tokyo 17 February: set list, videos, vines, photos, tweets and more

February 17th, 2015|Faith No More, News, Tour dates|7 Comments

Faith No More have just taken to the stage at Studio Coast in Tokyo for their 2015 live debut and first Japanese shows in 18 years.

Full Storify updates including video below but Puyol in Comments has come up trumps with the set list:

Get Out
Surprise You’re Dead
I Started a Joke
Cuckoo for Caca
Digging the Grave
Everything’s Ruined
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Ashes to Ashes
King for a Day
Last Cup of Sorrow

And Roddy has spoken to the guys at Faith No More blog and explained the equipment problems and the improvised set list.

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.

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