Photo: Margaret Banda
Left to right: Mike Bordin, Bill Gould, Mike Patton, Jon Hudson, Roddy Bottum
After months of rumours and conjecture, reactivated legends Faith No More have confirmed they are currently working on a brand new, as-yet-untitled studio album, their first in close to two decades.
The band are currently in the studio in Oakland, California working on the follow-up to 1997’s Album Of The Year with Bill Gould on production duties. The band have also announced a limited edition (5000 copies) 7-inch single of the song Motherfucker, recently premiered at Hyde Park in London, will be released on Record Store Day’s Black Friday event on Nov. 28, and digitally on Dec. 9.
The release will be the first from Faith No More’s newly formed imprint, Reclamation Recordings, which will be distributed by Patton’s Ipecac Recordings.
Originally calling it quits in 1998, Faith No More made a surprising return to the live fold in 2009, starting at their spiritual home Brixton Academy before headlining Download Festival that year, and ultimately embarking on an extensive tour, dubbed The Second Coming. The band have since performed sporadically, premiering a new song Matador during that tour, and a further two new songs, Motherfucker and Superhero this year at the British Summertime Festival, where they shared the stage with Black Sabbath, Soundgarden and Motörhead (look out for a full review in Rock-A-Rolla issue 51).
Faith No More will headline Australia’s Soundwave Festival in February 2015. A worldwide tour will be announced soon.