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By Christopher R. Weingarten | September 2, 2014

Influential alterna-metal iconoclasts Faith No More are set to release their seventh album — their first in 18 years — in April of 2015, bassist Bill Gould tells Rolling Stone. The record will be a totally independent product — produced by Gould, recorded in their Oakland rehearsal space and released on their own imprint, Reclamation Records (which will be distributed by frontman Mike Patton's long-running label, Ipecac Recordings).

"The name has to do with the fact that we realized we were free from our recording obligations," says Gould. "We weren't touring, we have these songs that we were working on — that we think are pretty cool — and why don't we just do our own imprint and kind of reclaim our future, in a way? We own the future more than we ever have."

Though no dates have been booked, the band is planning a full U.S. tour around the album's release. Since their return to the stage in 2009, they've only played five American cities.

The album's first single, "Motherfucker," a song they premiered in London's Hyde Park in July, will be released on a seven-inch due for November 28th release and limited to 5,000 copies as part of Record Store Day's Black Friday. The B-side will be a remix by electronic art-pop sound designer J.G. Thirlwell.

We caught up with Gould to find out how a band of industry veterans is carving their own path.

How far along are you into the new record?
We're actually pretty far into it.

Does the record have a name yet?
No, no, we're not there yet. We're just comfortable talking about the fact that we're making one. [Laughs.]

How long have you been playing with the idea?
We've been working on this idea for probably a year and a half. We live in different cities and all have other things going on, so it's a matter of checking in and focusing and working little by little.

Has it been hard to keep it a secret?
People ask me all the time, "What are you doing now? You're working all the time, but what the hell are you doing?" And you can't say anything. "Oh, you know, just working on stuff; working on some projects." Who wants to start hype with nothing behind it, you know?

What would you say the new stuff sounds like?
I mean... [Laughs.] What I can say is that I think through our experience as musicians over the years, I think what we're doing reflects where we've gone since we made our last record as Faith No More. I think this kicks things up a notch. And I think there's parts that are very powerful and there's parts that have a lot of "space." Everything we do, with our chemistry, the way we play; it's always going to sound like us. It's just what we do, that makes us feel good. Hopefully it doesn't sound like a bunch of 50-year-old men... which we are! [Laughs.]

What would you say is the defining feature of the material you're working on now?
If I can give it an adjective? There's going to be a lot of space and scope — big, big sound-stage space — but I also think there's gonna be a lot of those things that we already have. All I can say is what we're doing just feels right.

What are some of the things that you guys have picked up in the last 17 years that you bring to a session now?
We play better. When we got back together to do those reunion shows, we were in rehearsal and we all play the songs better; we're better musicians. That was a huge deal. Songs that we were really pushing when we wrote them came pretty easily.

When was your contract up?
I think that we were officially free from it as of four or five months ago. We wrote a letter saying that we consider that we're free and clear from our obligations and they confirmed it.

No shit?
Yeah. So that was a big deal. Back in the day, we were a weird band that had to tour a lot. We were constantly fighting to get our label's attention and to get behind us. We toured a lot, and in some ways, I think we're a little shell-shocked from that, even still — 17 years later. When we had these songs and we were working on stuff, and we're trying to be creative and be a real band, there was always this thing over our head like, "Yeah, but are we going to get cut into this meat grinder again?" And there's just something really freeing about knowing that we can make our own decisions… I can't imagine doing it any other way right now.

It's more independent than the records you made in 1985!
Yeah, it's weird and interesting... It's really empowering to say, "Wow, it's our clock; we're doing it on our own time. There is no budget, there is no timeframe — it just has to be good." It's such a pleasure to be working like that.

Is there even one hand in the soup besides the five of you at this point?
I don't think there is; I actually don't think there is.

Are there influences that are coming in from bands that weren't around 17 years ago?
Oh, yeah. Justin Bieber — I don't even know how old Justin Bieber was when we were playing last time — and now, he's a major influence. [Laughs.] We didn't even have the vocoder effect back then. It's amazing how technology is moving forward.

I wouldn't put it past you guys, honestly.
You shouldn't. [Laughs.] A little word of advice: Don't…

Are there younger, newer movements that are influencing you?
I'm only going to answer for myself. I've really gotten into a lot of things, stuff outside the country: Balkan-influenced stuff, stuff that goes outside Western ways of thinking about music that can be really powerful, but not in ways that are tried-and-true rock & roll ways? For example, there's this Bulgarian guy Ferus Mustafov who does this crazy shit; there's no rock & roll in it at all. But there are just things that he does. Musicians are musicians; there's just certain ways that they attack what they do that you key off of that.

In 1992, you guys were a square peg, you didn't fit into Headbanger's Ball, you didn't exactly fit into 120 Minutes... Where do you guys fit in now?
It's like a hexagonal peg now. [Laughs] In a lot of ways, it's really more of a challenge. But we can't think of it like that; we think we've got something good and that's about as far as we can control it. And actually, it's really interesting for us because it was always a struggle back in the day when we were playing and making music — it felt like we were never really getting it over the net with people. To where, here it is 15 years later, people actually want to hear what we do and the stuff we did actually lasted. And, to me, that's it — that means we succeeded [and] that's totally great. And that's the thing that makes us want to do it again.


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got to see them in Brooklyn back in 2008, really seemed like they were happy to be playing. Can't wait to hear the new stuff!

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!!! Faith No More Live @ Amoeba Parts 1 & 2 !!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHa3-8LMJPk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6RJaEYAddU


+ New single: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNCchkQpnxs


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Global touring is currently in store for the group with the following dates booked:

02/17 Tokyo, JAP – Studio Coast
02/18 Tokyo, JAP – Studio Coast
02/21 Adelaide, AUS – Soundwave Festival
02/22 Melbourne, AUS – Soundwave Festival
02/28 Sydney, AUS – Soundwave Festival
03/01 Brisbane, AUS – Soundwave Festival
03/03 Auckland, NZ – WestFest
05/29 Nurburgring, GER – Grune Holle Festival
05/31 Munich, GER – Rockavaria Festival
06/04 Vienna, AUT – Vienna Rocks Festival
06/13 Donington, UK – Download Festival
06/20 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest


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North American Tour Dates 2015

April 15 Vancouver, BC @ PNE Forum
April 16 Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater
April 17 Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
April 19 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
April 20 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
April 23 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
April 24 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
April 25 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
May 7 Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
May 8 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
May 9 Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
May 11 Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
May 13 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
May 14 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
May 15 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
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If any of you happen to attend one or more of these, please post review(s) here.



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Waited until it sold out:

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As far as their helpful system is concerned, I'm still waiting for tickets. Its still counting right now at 1379 seconds. I had to go to another computer to get a message that they were sold out.

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Just for the hell of it, I thought I'd leave the window open to see if they ever update it. 21114 seconds later, the answer is still no. Great service they've got there.

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How's the new album?

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I wish I knew.
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The reunited Faith No More have announced Sol Invictus, their first new album since 1997's Album of the Year. It's out May 19 via Reclamation Recordings/Ipecac Recordings.
The album was produced by bassist Bill Gould in the band's studio in Oakland, California. In September, Gould talked about what the album would sound like. "Everything we do, with our chemistry, the way we play; it's always going to sound like us," he said. "It's just what we do, that makes us feel good. Hopefully it doesn't sound like a bunch of 50-year-old men... which we are!"

The first single will be called "Superhero" and will be released as a 7'' on March 17 and digitally March 31. Previously, we heard their Record Store Day Black Friday single "Motherfucker".

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Sol Invictus Track List:

1. Sol Invictus
2. Superhero
3. Sunny Side Up
4. Separation Anxiety
5. Cone of Shame
6. Rise of the Fall
7. Black Friday
8. Motherfucker
9. Matador
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Got stabbed at their Marquee gig, roughly 1989. That was fun. Smashed on the head by a big fucking Dr Marten boot too. Still gives me neck pain.

Was at the bacon sandwich gig at Brixton a bit later.

The Marquee gig was great; a good night.

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Quilt wrote:
Got stabbed at their Marquee gig, roughly 1989. That was fun. Smashed on the head by a big fucking Dr Marten boot too. Still gives me neck pain.

Was at the bacon sandwich gig at Brixton a bit later.

The Marquee gig was great; a good night.

Everything after Angel Dust was a bit ...


Goodness! And they seemed like such a fun group. Were you in the mosh pit?
The band will play at a festival in Munich soon and I was thinking of going, since there were a lot of good names on the bill.

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BBP wrote:
Quilt wrote:
Got stabbed at their Marquee gig, roughly 1989. That was fun. Smashed on the head by a big fucking Dr Marten boot too. Still gives me neck pain.

Was at the bacon sandwich gig at Brixton a bit later.

The Marquee gig was great; a good night.

Everything after Angel Dust was a bit ...


Goodness! And they seemed like such a fun group. Were you in the mosh pit?
The band will play at a festival in Munich soon and I was thinking of going, since there were a lot of good names on the bill.


Yeah. In the pit. Some bloke did a stage dive/cartwheel thing and his boot landed firmly on top of my head.

I didn't really realise about the stabbing 'til the next morning. A thick denim shirt I was wearing (still wearing come the morning-I was tipsy the night before...) had a gash in it, over a 1"stab wound; drying congealed blood everywhere. It was very itchy. I had a vague recollection of seeing the 'flash of a blade' and some discomfort, the night before...but then it was 'on with the moshing' and I forgot about it.

BTW they were great live, as you can imagine. The Marquee gig was special; The Real Thing hadn't taken off yet. I liked them from before, so I got my ticket super-early. Probably about the only time I've ever been ahead of any zeitgeist-like curve.


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BTW the 'stabbing' wasn't terribly serious, but it could have been. It was fairly shallow, but over the ribcage at the back; I suspect one of those short-bladed Swiss Army Knives. Another cm deeper and it would have caught my lung. Lucky me :)
No idea what provoked it. Moshing?

Patton was Patton-before-the-megalomania. I was getting used to it not being Mosley singing, but Patton was a better singer, and quite entertaining. It was probably the first time I'd heard 'War Pigs'. Sabbath wasn't on my radar then. Everyone was singing along; I was stumped 'cause I'd never heard the song before.

I saw Dweezil at the Marquee not long after. Josh Freece, Kenneally, Ahmet. Tunes! Great small club gig. I think Jeff Beck was there.

Also saw White Zombie there, probably the first time they came over. Good stuff!


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