2406, 2015

Links for a day 182: Hamburg reviews, Berlin TV, London reviews, French site

June 24th, 2015|Faith No More, Links for a day, News|1 Comment

Hamburg reviews

Hamburg’s two main newspapers carry reviews of Faith No More’s show at the Sporthalle last night.
Both are overwhelmingly positive.
Hamburger Morgenposten
Hamburger Abendblatt

Hamburg poster

Via Secret Serpents, this is the wonderful Robert Bowen poster from last night’s Hamburg show.

Faith No More on ARTE

Just an update on when we can expect this to air. Scottish band Texas played a Berlin Live show on 18 May and it will be broadcast on 26 June so we may need to wait 5 weeks to see this show in all its glory. I expect Rise of the Fall and a lot of Sol Invictus to again be played.

Faith No More French Community new website

The vibrant and vachement cool Faith No More French Community have long been a source of FNM news, videos, setlists and graphics on Facebook and now Bertrand, Nessie, Stevens, Antoine et al have a new website too.
And, as you would expect, it looks stunning. Check it out for the visuals and videos alone.

The Times give glowing London review

The Times should really have had reviewer James Jackson also review the album as he has given one of the band’s Roundhouse shows a rave write-up and a 4/5 score.
He says:

“Sounding at times like a tiger in pain, the 47-year-old singer has lost none of his operatic, multi-octave vocal power, even if his physical antics are less frenzied these days (I rather miss the crazed somersaults). Among the five, malevolent new tracks aired, Separation Anxiety built a fearsome head of steam, while the pulverising Superhero was greeted like an old favourite, as multi-coloured lights strafed the stage, souping up the Roundhouse’s antiseptic atmosphere.”

Metal Hammer give 10/10 review

Metal Hammer also loved the show and give a 10/10 review stating:

“Both the weathered bombast of Matador and the spiky, evil funk of Superhero are greeted like classics. Not only that, but the approach of Faith No More is still as confrontational as ever. Singer Mike Patton, as dry and sarcastic a frontman as you’ll ever see, goads the crowd throughout and the band veer from the swinging slide guitar of Evidence to the speed metal roar of Digging The Grave as if it’s the most natural thing in the world rather than the dizzying head fuck that it actually is.”

They also have a nice gallery from the show:

Faith No More history in Exclaim!

The Canadian music site Exclaim has put together one of the best band history articles we have read.

Spectrum Culture re-issues review

Mike Randall from Spectrum Culture has written a labour of love review of the Angel Dust and The Real Thing re-issues.

Evergig Roundhouse video

Evewrgig have updated with a selection of new Faith No More multicam Faith No More videos. Check out London Roundhouse from the 18 June:

1806, 2015

Faith No More at the Roundhouse night 1 reviews

June 18th, 2015|Faith No More, News, Sol Invictus reviews, Tour dates|0 Comments

The UK media and blogosphere have spoken – here are their verdicts on last night’s Faith No More gig at the Roundhouse in London.

The Guardian

Mike Patton remains a driven, hypercharismatic front man, ladling bile and malice over the sourly anthemic Ricochet. The Gentle Art of Making Enemies is all Black Sabbath riffs and it’s obvious why Faith No More have just played at Download, but they’re so much more than a metal band: the knowing bombast of new track Matador swells into high camp like Bowie at his most outré.

Evening Standard

Singer Mike Patton, pictured, was in combative mood, beginning every song in a crouch, legs splayed, as though ready to take a punch. Now 47, the affectionate crowd chanted “You fat bastard” at him. “That’s the London we know and love,” retorted keyboard player Roddy Bottum.

Bottum’s work was often what lifted the band above a more brutish guitar assault, especially on the sophisticated, climactic new one, Matador. They also showed a softer side by covering The Commodores’ smooth classic Easy, with no sign of iconoclasm or even a raised eyebrow.

Faith No More Followers

Here is friend of the site Jim right on point on what a great show we missed.

“Faith No More looked happy and full of purpose as they blasted through ‘Caffeine’, glided through ‘Evidence’ and powered through ‘Epic’. The crowd broke into a ‘You Fat Bastards’ chant with Roddy agreeing ‘That’s it, that’s the one we know’, before picking up his acoustic and ‘Black Friday’. ‘Ricochet’, ‘Midlife Crisis’ and ‘Gentle Art Of Making Enemies’ certainly sent the mosh pit wild, the funky interlude in ‘Midlife’ causing a few puzzled expressions. We were happy to see a few ‘guardian angels’ in the brutal whirlpool section of the crowd picking up fellow moshers and aiding the fallen, a real sense of brotherhood down there. “

Black Country Rock

The band were all in excellent form. “Evidence” was a particular example of this with the “Miss You” Stones vibe that contrasted with the rawer surrounding material. It illustrated how Mike Patton is three vocalists in one. He has his characterful baritone, his razor sharp rap style and his death metal growl. He bounced around like a prize fighter, ready to enter the fray.

The stage presentation added to the sense of drama. With everything and everyone clad in white with some rather fetching floral displays, the use of colour wash lighting simply but successfully altered the backdrop from song to song. There was also a guy in a gimp costume who did as Patton commanded for the opening song and encores. Not sure what is brought to the party or even if it was a party that I wanted to go to.

And Gigwise have a great gallery


1706, 2015

CONCERT: Faith No More at Roundhouse London: video, setlist, photos and poster

June 17th, 2015|Faith No More, News, Tour dates|4 Comments

Faith No More returned to London for the third summer in four years with the first of two nights at Camden’s Roundhouse venue.

The Pop Group were the support act and The Gimp made his first appearance since the US leg of the tour.

The band played six Sol Invictus cuts in a cracking diverse set.




The Gimp was pop artist Dorian Reland


Be Aggressive
Black Friday
Midlife Crisis
Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Separation Anxiety
Last Cup of Sorrow
Digging the Grave
Ashes to Ashes

Sol Invictus
Everything’s Ruined
We Care a Lot

via @fnmfollowers



Thanks Kieran

707, 2014

Faith No More’s new songs: Superhero, Motherf*cker, Matador lyrics and video

July 7th, 2014|Faith No More, News|24 Comments

Faith No More
‘s return to the stage after two years in London and Poland on Friday and Saturday could not have been more exciting for fans of the band. FNM premiered two new songs, giving their strongest hint yet that they are working on new material and bring the prospect of a first album since 1997’s Album of the Year tantalisingly closer.

The band, who previously teased new song Matador in late 2011, played Superhero and Motherfucker and both shows on their mini-European tour.

Both new tracks feature delicate melodies, prominent keyboards and multiple vocals, with Roddy taking most of the vocal duties on Motherfucker. Since the songs aired, fans have noticed Peeping Tom influences, the call-and-response nature of the Superhero evoking their pre-Patton work and have attempted to decipher the lyrics.

Here is our attempt to transcript some of the lyrics, along with the best of the videos of the songs. Please free to add your own versions in Comments.


Force fed more than we eat in the wild
Raised on a mash that can suffocate a child
Goaded, promoted in a ??? pocket style
Munching in the field while we’re choking on the bile
Corner the the muck of the geese without phones
Hushing down the public on a street without a home
Get the mother fucker on the phone

Hello Motherfucker
My lover
You had it coming
Get the motherfucker on the phone
Set aside the scruples and the strategies and the strain

A smallpox- laden blanket invisible with stains
Inoculated bastards , bloody pecked at pain
Distemper has a hold
Distemper has a hold
We took a second sip from a cup we made of bones
The first it was a ruse, a trick so aptly grown
The truth is that our youth was a carpet laid with stones

Get the mother fucker on the phone (repeat)
Hello Motherfucker
My lover
You had it coming


Go Go Go Go….

There’s something wrong
Hiding in a cave…

Leader of men
Leader of men
Locked in your cage
Will you be one of them?



Leader of men
It’s all in your head
It’s all in your head
Sweet memories
Washing away


And here for the sake of completion is the band playing Matador again at Open’er on Saturday:

When lonesome came over me
A future shadow
Her ghost stood there, sang to me
Farewell, so long

I’ll awake you
From this living sleep
We’ll walk the shore
Where you were born
And bedded me

Although I cheat for the things
March forward, my son
A battle beyond frozen hills
Only for doubters

We will rise from the killing floor
Like a matador

The stained glass
A bovine ass
Can see right through
Every truth-soaked lie

Letters will trace every step
Out of this world
With every date, every date

We will be where you will be no more
No more

The stained glass
Or the hangman’s ass
Would serve you well
Now we’re comin’ back

Out of the words
Of these ghosts
We’ll jump the gates
And left to rise, we will rise

We will rise from the killing floor
Like a matador

And the dead live
May the dead live
And the dead live
What more can we give?

May the dead live
May the dead live
And the dead live
The dead live…

507, 2014

Faith No More at Hyde Park: full show including two new songs in HD

July 5th, 2014|Faith No More, News, Video vault|10 Comments

Courtesy of the fine work of @joepagejr here is a playlist of all of the Faith No More show at Hyde Park on 4 July including those two enticing and beguiling new songs.

407, 2014

The third coming: Faith No More at Hyde Park videos, reviews and setlist

July 4th, 2014|Faith No More, News|6 Comments

The lowdown:
Faith No More returned to the stage after 103-week hiatus and played a storming set of thunderous hits, less-played favourites and, most importantly, two new songs. The third coming is upon us ,making the band’s sacerdotal garb on stage entirely apt. Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice.

Metro, the popular London free paper, went big with their review.
“Legendary Californian hard rock outfit Faith No More played a blasphemous late afternoon set in London’s Hyde Park and premiered two brand new songs – their first together in well over a decade. The band from San Francisco, California were playing their first UK show in two years, playing support to Black Sabbath at Barclaycard’s British Summer Time Festival, and took the opportunity to parody the clergy in clerical collars.”

Elsewhere, there was some specialist press coverage of the two new songs.
Consequence of Sound

First up the two videos I posted earlier.

New song 1

New song 2

Some better footage of the second song and the whole encore below

Better quality new song and We Care a Lot

Zombie Eaters in excellent quality

From Out of Nowhere

Midlife Crisis


Some moshpit action

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Fr Mike Patton (c) Getty Images and Metro

Set list

Zombie Eaters
From Out of Nowhere
Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Midlife Crisis
Everything’s Ruined
Cuckoo for Caca
King for a Day
Ashes to Ashes
New song / Leader of Men / Superhero

New song 2 / Motherfucker
We Care a Lot


107, 2014

Faith No More Hyde Park set time confirmed

July 1st, 2014|Faith No More, News, Tour dates|3 Comments

Faith No More will take to the stage at 5.15pm BST at the Barclaycard Hyde Park event on Friday. The band are scheduled to play from 5.15 until 6.30. Soundgarden follow at 7pm.
We’ll have a full Hyde Park preview later in the week and live updates here and on Twitter on Friday.


3003, 2014

Faith No More at Hyde Park further presale information

March 30th, 2014|Faith No More, News|5 Comments

Faith No More’s live return has just been announced and here are some further details on how to get those sure to be in-demand tickets.

Presale will available from 9am on Monday, 31 March  – i.e. tomorrow.
General onsale begins on 4 April.
The presale link goes live at 9am UK time on Monday.  No password needed.
Here is the link.


3003, 2014

Faith No More are back – Hyde Park date on 4 July announced

March 30th, 2014|Faith No More, News|0 Comments

Faith No More will make their live return this summer after it was announced today that the band are to appear at Hyde Park in London on 4 July on the same bill as Black Sabbath and Soundgarden.

The gig is part of the British Summer Time festival at the London park, with Motorhead, Patton favoourites Wolfmother and Soulfly also on the bill.

Pre-sale details here.
Ticket details here.


807, 2012

Faith No More at Hammersmith videos and setlist

July 8th, 2012|News, Tour dates|19 Comments

Faith No More were bang on form for the penultimate show of their European tour with a set heavy on early favourites. In fact, aussiemusicfan points out that its the first time the band have played Greed live since Kaiserslautern in 1990.

Pills/Greed/De Vito

Never Gonna Give You Up

King for a Day

Woodpecker from Mars / Delilah
Midlife Crisis
Land of Sunshine
Everything’s Ruined
Last Cup of Sorrow
Digging the Grave
Gentle Art…
King for a Day
Ashes to Ashes
Just a Man / Never Gonna Give You Up

Pills for Breakfast
We Care a Lot
Why Do You Bother / Niggas in Paris

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