FAITH NO MORE BEGINS RECORDING FIRST NEW ALBUM SINCE 1997
Faith No More has confirmed that the band is working on its first new album since 1997. That was when the group released its last studio effort, Album Of The Year, before calling it quits in 1998. After reuniting in 2009 for a series of live appearances that has stretched out over the past five years, the band has once again decided to create new music together with a tentative release date set for April 2015.
Prior to that, Faith No More will issue a limited-edition seven-inch single of the song "Motherf***er." The 5,000-copy vinyl edition will arrive on November 28th, with the song then being released digitally on December 9th.
The new album is currently being recorded in Oakland with Faith No More bassist Billy Gould handling production. Gould said, "We've always shared a chemistry between ourselves that’s unique to this band, but these past few years of touring together have made us aware that we not only play better as a unit, but we like the new stuff we’re coming up with . . . So we've decided: we're going to get busy in 2015."
Asked by Rolling Stone what the new material sounds like, Gould said, "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.'"
The band will announce worldwide tour dates soon as well, with Gould promising that the band will "dedicate a little more focus to our fans in the States this time."
Faith No More's current lineup is Mike Bordin on drums, Roddy Bottum on keyboards, Bill Gould on bass, Jon Hudson on guitar and Mike Patton on vocals.
Bordin, Bottum and Gould are all original members of the group, which started as Faith No Man in San Francisco back in 1981 and changed to Faith No More the following year.
Patton joined on the band's third album, 1989's The Real Thing, which featured the massive hit "Epic" and launched the band to commercial success.
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