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1906, 2015

INTERVIEWS: Bill Gould speaks to Kerrang; Mike Bordin Antyradio Poland

June 19th, 2015|Faith No More, Interviews, News|2 Comments

We’re catching up with a host of interviews. Here’s Billy speaking to the Kerrang! Podcast

“I think there will be some stuff, but we’re doing this now in steps. Because one of our big things that we did wrong back in the day was commit to too much all at once. And we found ourselves sometimes in situations that we couldn’t… we didn’t choose to be in them; we were stuck in them. So we’re doing touring in blocks. We finish a block and we’re, like, ‘How do we feel?’ We check in with each other. If we feel good, we do some more. And that’s kind of how we’re doing it. I think it’s way more civilized. I can’t say, ‘Oh, yeah, we’ll be on tour all next year.’ But I would hope we can.”

And Mike Bordin spoke to Antyradio when the band were in Poland last week

Part 1

Part 2

806, 2015

CONCERT: Faith No More in Krakow setlist, photos, poster and video

June 8th, 2015|Faith No More, News, Tour dates|2 Comments

Faith No More played a standalone headline show in Krakow Poland as the European leg of the Sol Invictus tour continued.

Setlist

Motherfucker
Be Aggressive
Caffeine
Evidence
Epic
Black Friday
Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Midlife Crisis
Everything’s Ruined
Cucko for Caca
Easy
Last Cup of Sorrow
Separation Anxiety
Matador
Ashes to Ashes
Superhero

Encore
Sol Invictus
This Guy’s In Love with You
We Care a Lot

Via @psfernandez @edufig @bungleweird

Video

Reviews/photos

Onet.pl has a full-on photo review piece which, as you would expect, is full of praise for the show. They have also have a wonderful interview with Mike Patton which probably deserves a post on its own.

Interia also have a laudatory review and they promise an interview to come with Bill Gould.

And another great gallery from Rock Metal

Poster

Here is the wonderful poster by David Welker. Via Inside the Rock Poster Frame
There will be 115 posters for sale at the show. Plus there is a red variant. Artist edition posters will be available from Secret Serpents at 9:00 AM PDT on Saturday May 16th.

2905, 2015

CHARTS: Faith No More Sol Invictus debuts at number 4 in Poland, 20 in Italy

May 29th, 2015|Faith No More, News|0 Comments

More chart news this Friday and Faith No More has gone straight in at number 4 in the official OLIS Polish album charts. The album has also gone in at number 20 in Italy’s official FIMI album charts.

Sol Invictus is the highest new entry in Poland and the fourth-highest in Italy.

Sol Invictus in charts worldwide (peak position)

#1 in Finland
#2 in Australia
#2 in Czech Republic
#2 in Norway
#3 in Switzerland
#4 in Belgium (Flanders)
#4 in Germany
#4 in Poland
#5 in Scotland
#6 in Denmark
#6 in UK
#6 in New Zealand
#6 in US album sales
#7 in Austria
#7 in Netherlands
#9 in Canada
#10 in France
#10 in Ireland
#15 in US Billboard chart
#15 in Belgium (French)
#20 in Italy
#23 in Spain
#27 in Sweden

1805, 2015

SOL INVICTUS REVIEW: Poland’s Teraz Rock gives 4/5 review

May 18th, 2015|Faith No More, News, Sol Invictus reviews|0 Comments

Thanks to Daniel for sending us his translation of Teraz Rock magazine’s 4/5 review of Faith No More’s Sol Invictus. The review appeared alongside an interview in the May edition of the magazine.

“Faith No More’s return with new album is a big deal. Especially in Poland, where the group were always big. And it still is – Singles achieved higher positions in charts (based on digital buys) here than in USA! I think it gives us right to enjoy Sol Invictus in a special way…
Let’s begin with general overview – in comparison with the modern rock scene, this is a five-star Album. A unique combination of musical talents at their finest. Billy Gould strikes with bass groove resting on Mike Bordin’s iron drum foundations (Ozzy sure does have a taste for great musicians…). Roddy Bottum, unlike his keyboard colleagues from other bands, not only paints great backgrounds, but also commits sweet melodies. Mike Patton – no explanation needed… I’ll just remind you that he can sing operatic, as well as come up with wildest of vocal lines. And there’s also the guitarist. Who the fuck is the guitarist?! With all respect for Jon Hudson’s technical abilities, he doesn’t seem to be group’s creative engine… The one that Big Jim, or even Trey Spruance was. The band tried to reconnect with the first, but Jim preferred to stay with his pumpkins. As a result we have the Album of The Year line-up.

And here we go for the “sophisticated fan” point of view. Of course, AOTY filled our long years of emptiness, after FNM broke up. But it was more nostalgia rather than the album’s outstanding content. The album was created by a collapsing, mentally burned band. Musicians were dealing with drugs, record company, and each other… In fact, they didn’t work at the same time in the studio. Now  healthy, easygoing, experienced and recording at their own rehearsal place, the guys were able to create something stronger.

And the first studio offering showed up – Motherfucker. Provocative, showing that the band play by their own rules and don’t give a damn about any marketing principles. Build on an electronic theme with marching snare drum and Bottum’s recitation (It’s his composition) it actually reminds of Faith No More only in choruses, when Patton comes in. Absolutely unusual in the album’s representation. The second single is called Superhero. It’s constructed with more familiar elements – solid riff, deep bass pulse, the front man’s scansion/rapping, huge chorus, and keyboard hook, which recalls the legendary Epic… It turned out to be the greatest thing in this collection of songs. Matador, known from the live shows is also one that you can include in its classic compositions collection. There’s a lot happening: from the Chopinesque sounding piano intro to viscera demolishing bass line contrasted with Patton’s higher range vocal. To these two great songs I’d also add Sunny Side Up – One that has a chance to stand among the band’s greatest ballads Pulse-like rhythm (something familiar will come back in Rise of The Fall), the vocalist’s deep voice magically affecting women’s underwear areas, but mostly an amazing Chorus. Beautiful.

Though, it’s hard to place exclamation marks over the rest of the track list. Sure, there are stand outs, for example Separation Anxiety with its “sneaking” riff, promising verse and bridge, but in climax Mike prefers to just roar. The combination of acoustic and rocking tones in Black Friday are interesting, though the composition just loops on that idea. And also there are a few, unfortunately, tiresome things. e.g. the title track, with dolorous piano, another marching beat, some talking in verse and chorus, which sounds as if it was little unharmonious. Similar, with “Ra-ta-ta-ta-ta-tam” (Doesn’t Puffy have mental flashbacks from school snare-drum band?) is Cone Of Shame, rescued a little bit by its second, rocking half…
Independence is a great thing, without it there would not be a the Second Coming. But maybe some outside producer or record company advisers make sense? Maybe it would be helpful to say: “This number is better off, and this requires something else”? That’s why the LP gains only 4 stars.
Don’t get me wrong – Faith No More eats the competition for breakfast. But the appetite was a little bit bigger.

4/5

Bartek Koziczyński

 

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)
UK – NME
Chile – Rock & Pop
Canada – Exclaim!
France – Deezer

Germany, Austria and Switzerland – PIAS
Also Switzerland SRF
Mexico 

Netherlands 3voor12
Poland  CGM
Czech Republic Musicserver.cz 
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 http://solinvictus.kungfustore.com in North America and http://faithnomore.firebrandstores.com in Europe.  Digital pre-orders, featuring instant downloads of “Motherfucker” and “Superhero” available here: http://geni.us/2L7x

1802, 2015

Faith No More add Poland date on 8 June

February 18th, 2015|Faith No More, News, Tour dates|0 Comments

Another European arena tour date has just been announced. Polish radio station AntyRadio report that Faith No More will play Krakow on Monday 8 June.

The band will play their sole Polish date at the Tauron Arenie.

Tickets go on sale at 25 February at shop.metalmind.com.pl, ticketpro.pl, eventim.pl, ebilet.pl, biletin.pl.

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.

Motherfucker

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
(repeat)

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

Superhero

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?

?????

Superhero
Superhero

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…

607, 2014

Update: Video as Faith No More play new songs at Poland Open’er show

July 6th, 2014|Faith No More, News|10 Comments

Update: Faith No More played three unreleased songs as they finished their mini-European tour at the Open’er Festival in Poland.

Contrary to earlier reports, the band did not play any previously unheard songs but gave second airings to Leader of Men/Superhero and Motherfucker – first played on 4 July in London – as well as Matador, which they first played in November 2011.

The unidentified songs previously reported as new material were in fact Spirit and The Crab Song.

Here is video of Matador from the festival:

And here is Leader of Men/Superhero

The Crab Song

Spirit

Everything’s Ruined

Midlife Crisis

Cuckoo for Caca/ Easy

Setlist
(via setlist.fm)
The Real Thing
From Out of Nowhere
Epic
Digging the Grave
The Crab Song
Everything’s Ruined
Cuckoo for Caca
Easy
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Midlife Crisis
Motherfucker (new song)
Last Cup of Sorrow
Spirit
King for a Day
Ashes to Ashes
Leader of Men /Superhero

Encore:
Falling to Pieces
Matador
We Care a Lot

More to to follow…

3005, 2014

Links for a day…(vol. 159)

May 30th, 2014|Faith No More, Links for a day|2 Comments

  • The more enterprising media and websites have put 2 and 2 together following Faith No More’s teasing Twitter debut and are predicting a new album
  • Aussie site The Music was first up stating:
    “Less than a week after he was rightfully crowned as the world’s most technically impressive singer, Faith No More (and about a million other things) frontman Mike Patton seems to have hinted that there may be new material in the works for the iconic rock act…
    “The Twittersphere and comments on the band’s Facebook post pointing to the new Twitter profile have taken the admittedly vague tweet to mean that the band are planning to release a new album, despite Patton’s assertions as recently as last year that there were no plans for Faith No More to resume active creative duty.
    “The primary other suggestion as to what the band could have meant has been that of a forthcoming tour announcement, with most hopes and dreams centring around a worldwide tour of some sort – although that seems less likely given the context of the tweet and its reference to the reunion tour “being fun”, but the impression being whatever’s next isn’t going to be more of the same.”
  • One more here from another Australian site Faster Louder.
  • Faith No More return to the Open’er festival almost 5 years to the day after the last appearance at the festival.

    Here are some highlights of that show:
    Some intro chat, Chariots of  Fire and Stripsearch.
  • And Cuckoo for Caca
  • And here’s a report (complete with missing YouTube links) of that festival from us.
  • Finally, there are still not a lot of details on the 4 July Hyde Park show but we now expect Faith No More to take to the stage around 5pm.
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