106, 2015

CHARTS: Faith No More in at number 6 in Portugal

June 1st, 2015|Faith No More, News|0 Comments

Another top 10 album placing for Sol Invictus with the Faith No More album going in at number 6 in Portugal.

It is the only anglophone record in the top 14 on the chart and testament to the hardcore support the band have in the country – as anyone who saw them at the Optimus Alive festival in 2010 will testify.

In other chart news, the album slipped to number 35 in the official UK album charts in its second week, number 10 in Australia and number 11 in New Zealand.

But in terms of peak positions and opening week placings, Sol Invictus has hit the top 10 in 18 countries (if you include the proper US chart)

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 Portugal
#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

901, 2011

Links for a day…(vol. 73)

January 9th, 2011|Links for a day|65 Comments

  • There’s a DVD out of my favourite FNM show of 2010 – their Optimus Alive show in Lisbon. Not sure how official this is but it looks professional. (via Firsa on comments)
  • On the same subject, (via Ana) Faith No More at Optimus voted Portugal’s concert of 2010 by Blitz magazine.
  • Faith No More Los Angeles second night poster now on sale from Secret Serpents.
  • More HD video form the Hollywood Palladium from joepagejr
  • My mate Brian alerted me to this fan video for Crack Hitler.
403, 2010

What next for Faith No More?

March 4th, 2010|News|70 Comments

Just when it appeared that Mike Patton’s solo date in Amsterdam would signal the end of the FNM reunion, the band have announced their opening two European festival dates of the summer and promised more to follow.

Indeed, should they follow the often hectic schedule of their 2009 European tour, it seems likely that Faith No More will squeeze in another date on the same weekend as their Optimus Alive and Sonisphere engagements in Portugal in Spain. The Bilbao BBK Live festival, which also features Rammstein from Sonisphere and Pearl Jam from Optimus, looks a good bet. Also on the same weekend are the mammoth and related Oxegen and T in the Park festivals in Ireland as well as the Ruisrock festival in Finland, which FNM headlined last year, and Serbia’s iconic Exit festival. Oxegen has gone somewhat hip-hop this year and the bill looks loaded but more names will be revealed on 8 March. T in the Park has already announced its headliners and is sold out so looks a remote possibility.

With as many as ten major festivals taking place across Europe on some weekends, further summer speculation would be laborious and ill-informed. However, some news to keep an eye out for next week is the announcement of the final headliner for the United Kingdom Sonisphere date. No word of an exact date yet but this week’s announcement came on Tuesday. Iron Maiden and Rammstein are already conformed for the Knebworth two-dayer on Friday 30 July and Saturday 1 August.

A confirmation for that and suddenly a whole summer of FNM again looms appealingly for European fans. What though for the US and north America in general? Three Warfield dates and the Coachella festival have been confirmed so far and there’s not even a sniff of a rumour of anything else as of yet. Some fans have taken the new European dates as a sign that there won’t be any more US shows but there is still plenty of time to fit in more dates before a European jaunt and it must be remembered that the lucrative European festival circuit was more than likely the trigger for the whole reunion in the first place so it is hardly surprising that it is being milked again.

As for a new record, again speculation is all I can offer but it does appear that the band have not even got so far as discussing the prospect in detail as of yet. Whatever the future holds, just over one year after the announcement that Faith No More would reform, the Second Coming adventure continues to enthrall.

Let us know your thoughts below.

303, 2010

Faith No More to play Optimus Alive in Portugal

March 3rd, 2010|Tour dates|17 Comments

And there’s more! The Optimus Alive festival has just confirmed that Faith No More will play at the event in Portugal on 8 July. More details here.
Day tickets on sale here. FNM will be joined on the Thursday bill by Alice in Chains, Phoenix and Kasabian while Pearl Jam highlight the Saturday date. The festival takes place in Oeiras in the greater Lisbon area.

1008, 2009

Links for a day… (vol.27)

August 10th, 2009|Links for a day|0 Comments

  • More Portugal videos and reaction. There’s another collection of high quality Faith No More videos from their Sudoeste show at the Blitz site here.
  • My good friend Hugo Pietra was at the gig and here’s his verdict on his excellent blog.
  • There is a good selection of the high-quality Hurricane footage featured on German TV channel ZDF theaterkanal here.
  • Pitchfork featured an interview with Doseone AKA Aam Drucker is which he speaks about working with Mike Patton and the controversial British artists the Chapman brothers on a new project called the Nevermen. He also mentions his project with Alan Moore and adds that Mike will be contributing.
  • Mike’s FNM predecessor Chuck Mosley is getting plenty of press attention for the forthcoming release of his debut solo record Will Rap over Hard Rock for Food with Rolling Stone the latest publication to feature an interview. Sample quote: “That said, would Mosley ever reunite with Faith No More? “Oh, totally! Especially with [guitarist] Jim Martin, because personally, I thought [firing Martin] was as big if not bigger a mistake than getting rid of me — just because he had a lot of pull with the big part of their crowd at the time. And he was ‘the personality,’ y’know? There was something people could identify to. After Jim, they were going through a string of different guitar players, and I couldn’t name one of them. That Jagger/Richards, Plant/Page thing was gone.””
  • There is also a chance to listen to the full album on AOL (though it seems to be US only).
908, 2009

Faith No More in Portugal video, set list and more

August 9th, 2009|Faith No More|0 Comments

Faith No More returned to action last night as the second leg of the Second Coming tour kicked off in one of the band’s second homes, Portugal – location of the final concert of Faith No More 1.0 in 1998. And by all accounts the gig at the Sudoeste TMN festival the gig was a cracker.

The set list saw Ugly in the Morning and Midnight Cowboy make their first appearance while Mike Patton dedicated Evidence to Portuguese football Cristiano Ronaldo, apparently in jest.

Set list:
1. Reunited
2. Land of Sunshine
3. Caffeine
4. Evidence (Portuguese)
5. Surprise! You’re Dead!
6. Last Cup of Sorrow
7. Cuckoo for Caca
8. Easy
9. Ashes to Ashes
10. Midlife Crisis
11. I Started a Joke
12. The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
13. King for a Day
14. Be Agressive
15. Epic
16. Just a Man
17. Chariots Of Fire/Stripsearch
18. Ugly In The Morning
Encore 2
19. Midnight Cowboy
20. We Care a Lot

Check out some pro-shot video below.

Portuguese site IOL Musica gave the gig a glowing review, going as far as to say that Faith No More “are going through one of the best stages of their career”.  They also have photos and video.

508, 2009

Links for a day…(vol.26)

August 5th, 2009|Links for a day|0 Comments

  • Australian festival Soundwave, which takes place in February 2010 at various venues, wil be announcing its full lineup next week. Faith No More are strongly rumoured to be making an appearance.
  • As Tweeted last week, check out the Zombiehamster Mike Patton mix here.
  • More great Second Coming posters here (Istanbul) and here (Edinburgh).
  • There are now four tracks from Chuck Mosley’s debut solo album on MySpace. There is quite a revealing Chuck interview from the Cleveland Scene here. Sample quote: “But that [drugs]wasn’t why they fired me. They said I quit, and I told them they can’t say that. Then rumors started up on the Internet, and I became a real terrible person. It became a liability on the business side. That hurt me financially when I wanted to get a record deal.”
  • Faith No More resume the Second Coming tour in Portugal this Saturday at the Festival Sudoeste-TMN. FNM are on stage at 23.30. Newspaper previews here and here. A thorough guide from Blitz magazine here too.
  • In other stage times news , FNM headline the main stage at Sziget on Sunday 16 August at 21.30.
  • They also headline the main stage of the Pukkelpop festival on Thursday 20 August at midnight.
  • At Lowlands on Friday 21 August, Faith No More play at the earlier time of 20.15.
  • Via tbeest, Faith No More will have support from Turkish band Kurban at their 12 August date in Istanbul.
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