On November 28th, Faith No More played a surprise set at San Francisco’s Amoeba Records as a part of their Record Store Day/Black Friday celebrations.
The performance coincided with the release of the band’s single, “Motherfucker”. It’s the first new music from the influential alternative metal band since their release, “Album of the Year” (1997).
“It feels apt that the first track we’re releasing is ‘Motherfucker’, a song about accountability,” Faith No More’s Roddy Bottum told Blabbermouth. “Basically we’ve created, recorded and mixed a new body of work by ourselves and we’re releasing it on our own label. It’s a huge deal for us to only have ourselves to answer to at this point in our career and the song is about that, where the buck stops via the basic imagery of foie gras production, bondage… y’know, stuff like that.”
“Motherfucker” will be available digitally December 9th, 2014. And, on the physical limited edition vinyl release, there’s a remix of the track by JG Thirlwell.
The band reunited in 2009 after a hiatus, and their first full-length new studio recording is due out in April 2015. While the new album remains untitled, here’s what we do know: it was recorded in Oakland, Calif., with Faith No More’s bassist Bill Gould taking over production duties. Additionally, the new album will be the first released on the band’s own Reclamation Recordings, with distribution handled by Ipecac Recordings, according to Blabbermouth.
So, what will this new record sound like?
Well, in an interview with Revolver Magazine, Gould said:
“It’ll be much different than everything else out there — but that’s sort of the point. It’s a combination of what we don’t hear in the outside world and what we feel is lacking from other bands. And in the end, it will sound like Faith No More.”
One of the new tracks will be “Matador”, which the band has performed in concerts since 2012, according to Blabbermouth. “Matador” was not in the Amoeba setlist; however, “Motherfucker” was the lead song along, followed by: As The Worm Turns, Spirit, Ashes to Ashes, and Superhero to close out the surprise performance.
Check out audience shot video of Faith No More at Amoeba by Youtuber ittlemoe69, according to Spanish language Faith No More blog fnm4ever. (Read about the band’s upcoming concerts in Spanish./Lea sobre los próximos conciertos de Faith No More en español, aquí.)
Looking ahead to next year, Faith No More has a busy touring schedule that will take them to Japan, Australia, New Zealand, France, and two new festivals in Germany – Rockavaria and Grüne Hölle Rock, respectively – along with various other places.