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FAITH NO MORE Share Rare Footage from 1986 Performance in Advance of ‘We Care A Lot’ Reissue

July 27th, 2016

As part of the build up to the release of Faith No More’s We Care A Lot reissue (Aug. 19, Koolarrow Records), watch new, rare footage (audio and video by Chris Husband) of Faith No More performing ‘The Jungle’ live from 1986 at The i-Beam in San Francisco:

The footage and track are included on the album reissue, and the track is also now available (as well as “We Care A Lot” and “As The Worm Turns’) as instant  downloads on the iTunes pre-order link: http://geni.us/WeCareALotDigital

“This was an album that started as a demo, before any label had any interest in us,” explained Faith No More bass player Bill Gould. “There were a couple of reasons we decided to release this now: first of all, it’s been 20 years since it has been commercially available. Secondly, when cleaning out my basement, I discovered the original master reels, and we all thought that resurrecting this from the original tapes would be a great way to reintroduce We Care A Lot into the world. Lastly, this has been a band effort; we are releasing this in the same way as we recorded it, deciding everything amongst ourselves and getting our hands deep into the nuts and bolts… just like we used to.”

The original 10-song album, remastered by Maor Appelbaum via the original reels Gould eluded to, is enhanced with nine bonus tracks including demo versions (taken from the original 8-track tapes) of “Greed,” “Mark Bowen,” “Arabian Disco” and “Intro,” live versions of “The Jungle” and “New Beginnings” and new mixes, via Matt Wallace, of “We Care A Lot,” “Pills for Breakfast” and “As The Worm Turns.” Liner notes from keyboard player Roddy Bottum and behind-the-scenes photos will be included with the physical release. We Care A Lot (Deluxe Band Edition) is available now for pre-order on CD (http://hyperurl.co/WeCareALotCD), digital (http://geni.us/WeCareALotDigital) and vinyl (http://hyperurl.co/WeCareALotLP).

We Care A Lot arrived in November 1985 via Maximum RocknRoll editor Ruth Schwartz’s Mordam Records. The seminal album, boasting the timeless title track, which can still be heard daily on radio stations worldwide, confounded music fans and critics alike. As Pitchfork said in a 2015 article dubbed “The Misunderstanding of Faith No More,” the unpredictable and hard-to-define band “had radically altered the parameters of popular music years before the fabled alternative revolution.” Rolling Stone called it a “raw punk album” while Select Magazine dubbed it “a lustful marriage of mutoid metal and dance floor verve.”

“When strangers ask what Faith No More is I’ve always said, ‘well, it’s kind of an art band…’ I say that mostly to distance us from the hard rock world that we’re often times lumped into. I mean, hard rock, sure, that was part of it, but our roots most definitely and pointedly stem from a specific freakout art time and place in San Francisco, a time that no longer exists. In 1982, the hippies mingled with the punks, the artists hung out with the musicians, the dance people and the punks were one and the Satanists and the sexual pioneers… all part of the same scene,” Bottum explains, colorfully setting the scene for the original inspiration for the band and We Care A Lot. “That weird SF window provided a platform from which we were free to express and cultivate a really uniquely odd sound experience. In Los Angeles, no one really cared much, but SF was always super supportive, encouraging us, directly and not, to get our collective freak on.”

“We felt like it was time to take the next step,” adds drummer Mike Bordin. “We raised as much money as we were able and booked time at Prairie Sun Studios just north of San Francisco. I can’t remember how long it took us to record the album, but not a lot, maybe a few days. The songs were sharp from having played most of them at various shows.  Very stripped down, basic as could be.  The place was on a farm in chicken country (Petaluma). Hard work, but a ton of fun too.”

We Care A Lot (Deluxe Band Edition) track list:

1. We Care A Lot
2. The Jungle
3. Mark Bowen
4. Jim
5. Why Do You Bother
6. Greed
7. Pills for Breakfast
8. As The Worm Turns
9. Arabian Disco
10. New Beginnings
11. We Care A Lot – 2016 Mix
12. Pills for Breakfast – 2016 Mix
13. As The Worm Turns – 2016 Mix
14. Greed – Original Demo
15. Mark Bowen – Original Demo
16. Arabian Disco – Original Demo
17. Intro – Original Demo
18. The Jungle – I-Beam, SF, 1986
19. New Beginnings – I-Beam, SF, 1986

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FAITH NO MORE To ReIssue ‘We Care A Lot’

June 4th, 2016

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Faith No More’s landmark debut, We Care A Lot, which was initially released in 1985 and has been out of print for 20 years, sees an Aug. 19 reissue via Bill Gould’s Koolarrow Records.

“This was an album that started as a demo, before any label had any interest in us,” explained Faith No More bass player Bill Gould. “There were a couple of reasons we decided to release this now: first of all, it’s been 20 years since it has been commercially available. Secondly, when cleaning out my basement, I discovered the original master reels, and we all thought that resurrecting this from the original tapes would be a great way to reintroduce We Care A Lot into the world. Lastly, this has been a band effort; we are releasing this in the same way as we recorded it, deciding everything amongst ourselves and getting our hands deep into the nuts and bolts… just like we used to.”

The original 10-song album, remastered by Maor Appelbaum via the original reels Gould eluded to, is enhanced with nine bonus tracks including demo versions (taken from the original 8-track tapes) of “Greed,” “Mark Bowen,” “Arabian Disco” and “Intro,” live versions of “The Jungle” and “New Beginnings” and new mixes, via Matt Wallace, of “We Care A Lot,” “Pills for Breakfast” and “As The Worm Turns.” Liner notes from keyboard player Roddy Bottum and behind-the-scenes photos will be included with the physical release. We Care A Lot (Deluxe Band Edition) is available now for pre-order on CD (http://hyperurl.co/WeCareALotCD), digital (http://geni.us/WeCareALotDigital) and vinyl (http://hyperurl.co/WeCareALotLP).

We Care A Lot arrived in November 1985 via Maximum RocknRoll editor Ruth Schwartz’s Mordam Records. The seminal album, boasting the timeless title track, which can still be heard daily on radio stations worldwide, confounded music fans and critics alike. As Pitchfork said in a 2015 article dubbed “The Misunderstanding of Faith No More,” the unpredictable and hard-to-define band “had radically altered the parameters of popular music years before the fabled alternative revolution.” Rolling Stone called it a “raw punk album” while Select Magazine dubbed it “a lustful marriage of mutoid metal and dance floor verve.”

“When strangers ask what Faith No More is I’ve always said, ‘well, it’s kind of an art band…’ I say that mostly to distance us from the hard rock world that we’re often times lumped into. I mean, hard rock, sure, that was part of it, but our roots most definitely and pointedly stem from a specific freakout art time and place in San Francisco, a time that no longer exists. In 1982, the hippies mingled with the punks, the artists hung out with the musicians, the dance people and the punks were one and the Satanists and the sexual pioneers… all part of the same scene,” Bottum explains, colorfully setting the scene for the original inspiration for the band and We Care A Lot. “That weird SF window provided a platform from which we were free to express and cultivate a really uniquely odd sound experience. In Los Angeles, no one really cared much, but SF was always super supportive, encouraging us, directly and not, to get our collective freak on.”

“We felt like it was time to take the next step,” adds drummer Mike Bordin. “We raised as much money as we were able and booked time at Prairie Sun Studios just north of San Francisco. I can’t remember how long it took us to record the album, but not a lot, maybe a few days. The songs were sharp from having played most of them at various shows.  Very stripped down, basic as could be.  The place was on a farm in chicken country (Petaluma). Hard work, but a ton of fun too.”

We Care A Lot (Deluxe Band Edition) track list:

1. We Care A Lot
2. The Jungle
3. Mark Bowen
4. Jim
5. Why Do You Bother
6. Greed
7. Pills for Breakfast
8. As The Worm Turns
9. Arabian Disco
10. New Beginnings
11. We Care A Lot – 2016 Mix
12. Pills for Breakfast – 2016 Mix
13. As The Worm Turns – 2016 Mix
14. Greed – Original Demo
15. Mark Bowen – Original Demo
16. Arabian Disco – Original Demo
17. Intro – Original Demo
18. The Jungle – I-Beam, SF, 1986
19. New Beginnings – I-Beam, SF, 1986

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FAITH NO MORE Get Trippy With New Video

October 25th, 2015

Faith No More, who play their final 2015 show on Oct. 25 at the Aftershock Festival, debut the colorful video for “Sunny Side Up”

The clip, which was directed by filmmaker Joe Lynch (The Movie Crypt podcast, and films Everly and Knights of Badassdom), arrives as the band wraps up a whirlwind year.

Sol Invictus (Reclamation Recordings/Ipecac Recordings), Faith No More’s first new album since 1997’s Album of the Year, arrived in May, debuting at #6 on the Billboard Top Albums chart and landing at similar spots worldwide (including #2 in Australia, #4 in Germany and #6 in the UK).  The months surrounding release found the band headlining a number of festivals including Sonisphere, Download, Riot Fest, Bumbershoot and Rock in Rio.  Returning to late night television for the first time since the mid ‘90s, Faith No More took the stage on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Last Call with Carson Daly.

Rolling Stone called the album “as much a triumphant victory lap as it’s a comeback record, The New York times said the new album found the Bay Area band “reunited and reclaiming its spot” and the Los Angeles Times said “Faith No More has a history of defying expectations, and that’s what it’s doing again with Sol Invictus.”

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FAITH NO MORE Debut Live “Superhero” Video

July 31st, 2015

Faith No More have posted a live video for the single, “Superhero”

The clip was filmed at The Fillmore in Detroit on May 8.

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Hellfest Festival 2015

July 16th, 2015

Hellfest Festival 2015

@ Clisson, France

19th-21st June 2015

Review by Anna Dumpe and Kirsty Birkett-Stubbs

Photos by Gavin Lowery and Ritchie Birnie

Break out the balloons – it’s birthday time! No, not just mine (although thank you very much), but Hellfest’s big 1-0, the crossing point into double figures, the decade marker.  It’s practically an institution now, not just in France, not just in Europe but across the world with folks coming from every which place to rock n revel. Hellfest is just about the best damn festival out there, so you KNOW this is going to be special.

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Provinssirock – Seinajoki Finland

July 14th, 2015

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 The festival Provinssi, formely known as Provinssirock, is one of the oldest summer festivals organized in Finland; the first edition of the festival going back all the way to 1979. The festival is located in the town of Seinäjoki, Western Finland, and one of the best aspects of the festival is its diversity, always mixing different genres of music, from heavy metal to hip hop, from punk to pop, and so on. This year there were about 79,000 festival attendees, making this edition of Provinssi a huge hit. Although the festival started on a Wednesday there were more bands on the last 2 days of the festival, Friday and Saturday, playing in 5 different stages.

   Review by Petri da Costa

                   Pictures by Petri da Costa & Hanne Heikkilä

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FAITH NO MORE Enter Charts With ‘Sol Invictus’

May 27th, 2015

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Faith No More’s Sol Invictus, the Bay Area band’s first new album in eighteen years, has landed atop international charts with the ten-track release at #2 in Australia, #4 in Germany, #6 in the UK and #6 in the United States (#14 on Billboard’s Top 200).

“What this tells me,” said Faith No More founder and bass player Bill Gould, “is that there is a need out there; people want to hear things that exist outside the mold. It makes me feel grateful and it gives me hope.”

“We are honored to be a part of the FNM team and very proud of the success of Sol Invictus,” added Greg Werckman, co-owner of Ipecac Recordings.  “Of course, none of this would have happened without the band delivering such a fantastic record and them having faith in us to handle it properly.” The album was released as a joint partnership between the Faith No More’s own Reclamation Recordings and Ipecac.

In the United States the album also debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Hard Music and Independent Album charts as well as #2 on both the Rock and Alternative Album charts.

Faith No More returns to North America this summer, the band launches their European tour on Friday.

Faith No More tour dates:

May 29     Gelsenkirchen, Germany     Rock Im Revier
May 31     Munich, Germany     Rockavaria Festival

June 2     Milan, Italy     Sonisphere
June 4     Vienna, Austria     Vienna Rocks Festival
June 5     Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic     Rock For People Festival
June 6     Berlin, Germany     Zitadelle Spandau
June 8     Krakow, Poland     Tauron Arena
June 10     Bratislava, Slovakia     Aegon Arena
June 12     Landgraaf, Netherlands     Pinkpop Festival
June 13     Donington, UK     Download Festival
June 14     Glasgow, UK     O2 Academy
June 17     London, UK     The Roundhouse
June 18     London, UK     The Roundhouse
June 20     Clisson, France     Hellfest
June 21     Dessel, Belgium     Graspop Festival
June 23     Hamburg, Germany     Sporthalle Hamburg
June 26    Norrkoping, Sweden     Bravalla Festival
June 27     Seinajoki, Finland     Provinssi
June 28     Odense, Denmark     Tinderbox

July 26     Austin, TX     Austin Music Hall
July 27     Dallas, TX     South Side Ballroom
July 28     Houston, TX     Bayou Music Center
July 30     Atlanta, GA     Masquerade Music Park +
July 31     Raleigh, NC     Red Hat Amphitheater +

August 1     Philadelphia, PA     Mann Center for the Performing Arts +
August 2     Columbia, MD     Merriweather Post Pavilion +
August 4     Boston, MA     Blue Hills Bank Pavilion +
August 5     New York, NY     Madison Square Garden +
August 7     Toronto, ON     Ricoh Coliseum +
August 8   Montreal, QC     Heavy Montreal

September 6     Seattle, WA     Bumbershoot
September 18     Bogota, Columbia     Royal Center
September 20     Buenos Aires, Argentina     Luna Park
September 24     Sao Paulo, Brazil     Anhembi Arena
September 25     Rio de Janeiro, Brazil     Rock in Rio
September 28     Santiago, Chile     Get Louder

October 25     Sacramento, CA     Aftershock Festival

North American support:
+ – Refused

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FAITH NO MORE To Stream Concert, Album and TV Appearance

May 7th, 2015

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Faith No More, who release Sol Invictus, their first new album in eighteen years, on May 18, will be live streaming their May 8 concert from Detroit via Yahoo! Live at 9:15 pm eastern:  https://bit.ly/1bQZvmu.

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FAITH NO MORE Share ‘Super Hero’ Remix (Really!) And Add Additional Dates.

April 13th, 2015

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On the eve of their sold out North American tour, Faith No More is sharing a remix of the single “Superhero,” crafted by Einstürzende Neubauten’s Alexander Hacke (https://soundcloud.com/ipecacrecordings/faith-no-more-superhero-1).

The music arrives as the band announces two additional UK dates: June 14 at O2 Academy (Glasgow) and June 17 at The Roundhouse (London).  Faith No More plays the Download Festival on June 13.

Sol Invictus physical pre-order bundles, including limited edition vinyl, are available now via http://solinvictus.kungfustore.com in North America and http://faithnomore.firebrandstores.com in Europe.  Digital pre-orders, featuring instant downloads of “Motherf***er” and “Superhero” available here: http://geni.us/2L7x.

Faith No More tour dates:
April 15     Vancouver, BC     PNE Forum #
April 16     Seattle, WA     Paramount Theater #
April 17     Portland, OR     Keller Auditorium #
April 19     San Francisco, CA     Warfield ##
April 20     San Francisco, CA     Warfield ###
April 22     Los Angeles, CA     The Wiltern *
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 +
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 +
May 29     Gelsenkirchen, Germany     Rock Im Revier
May 31     Munich, Germany     Rockavaria Festival

June 2     Milan, Italy     Sonisphere
June 4     Vienna, Austria     Vienna Rocks Festival
June 5     Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic     Rock For People Festival
June 6     Berlin, Germany     Zitadelle Spandau
June 8     Krakow, Poland     Tauron Arena
June 10     Bratislava, Slovakia     Aegon Arena
June 12     Landgraaf, Netherlands     Pinkpop Festival
June 13     Donington, UK     Download Festival
June 14     Glasgow, UK     O2 Academy
June 17     London, UK     The Roundhouse
June 20     Clisson, France     Hellfest
June 21     Dessel, Belgium     Graspop Festival
June 23     Hamburg, Germany     Sporthalle Hamburg
June 26    Norrkoping, Sweden     Bravalla Festival
June 27     Seinajoki, Finland     Provinssi
June 28     Odense, Denmark     Tinderbox

July 26     Austin, TX     Austin Music Hall
July 27     Dallas, TX     South Side Ballroom

July 28     Houston, TX     Bayou Music Center
July 30     Atlanta, GA     Masquerade Music Park ++
July 31     Raleigh, NC     Red Hat Amphitheater ++
August 1     Philadelphia, PA     Mann Center for the Performing Arts ++
August 2     Columbia, MD     Merriweather Post Pavilion ++
August 4     Boston, MA     Blue Hills Bank Pavilion ++
August 5     New York, NY     Madison Square Garden ++
August 7     Toronto, ON     Ricoh Coliseum ++
August 7 – 9    Montreal, QC     Heavy Montreal

Sept. 25     Rio de Janeiro, Brazil     Rock in Rio

North American support:
# – Christeene
## – La Plebe
### – Frightwig
* HO99O9
** – The Urinals
*** – Flatbush
+ – Le Butcherettes
++ – Refused

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FAITH NO MORE To Release SOL INVICTUS On May 19th

February 10th, 2015

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Sol Invictus, Faith No More’s highly anticipated follow-up to Album of the Year, arrives on May 19 via Reclamation Recordings/Ipecac Recordings.

“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,” explained Bill Gould in a recent Rolling Stone interview. “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. “

Sol Invictus was produced by Gould and recorded in the band’s Oakland, Calif. studio.

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New FAITH NO MORE And MR. BUNGLE Companion Book

November 25th, 2013

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Despite being listed as an influence on countless notable bands, there has never
been a book that tells the complete story of both Faith No More and Mr. Bungle.
Until now. Author/journalist Greg Prato’s tenth book overall, ‘The Faith No More
& Mr. Bungle Companion,’ serves as both a career overview and analyzation of
both bands – tracing their ups and downs, uncovering quite a few unheard or
uncommon tales, and of course, telling the stories behind such classic albums as
‘The Real Thing,’ ‘Angel Dust,’ ‘Disco Volante,’ and ‘California.’

And many members of today’s top rock bands offer up opinions and memories of
Faith No More and Mr. Bungle exclusively for this book, including Jason Newsted
(Newsted/ex-Metallica), Max Cavalera (Soulfly/ex-Sepultura), Kim Thayil
(Soundgarden), Devin Townsend (Devin Townsend Project/ex-Strapping Young Lad),
Ville Valo (HIM), Johnny Christ (Avenged Sevenfold), Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N’
Roses), Travis Stever (Coheed and Cambria), Angelo Moore (Fishbone), John Garcia
(Vista Chino/ex-Kyuss), Wes Borland (Black Light Burns/Limp Bizkit), Everlast
(House of Pain/solo artist), Mike Fleischmann (Vision of Disorder), Mitts
(Madball), and Jeff Walker (Carcass).

Prato writes for Rolling Stone, and has penned such popular and critically
acclaimed music book titles as ‘Grunge is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock
Music,’ ‘A Devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on the Other: The Story of Shannon
Hoon and Blind Melon,’ ‘The Eric Carr Story,’ ‘Too High to Die: Meet the Meat
Puppets,’ and ‘MTV Ruled the World: The Early Years of Music Video,’ among
others. He is also a long-time fan of both bands – having interviewed every
single Faith No More member who appeared on record over the years (of which
excerpts from these interviews are included in this book), and having witnessed
countless FNM and Bungle performances over the years.

Available as both a paperback version [$14.99, 210 pages] and a Kindle download
[$6.99, 189 pages], ‘The Faith No More & Mr. Bungle Companion’ helps put it all
into perspective for fans of both bands.

For ordering info, click:

Paperback:  http://amzn.com/1493696661

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FAITH NO MORE : Live at Kaisaniemi Park, Helsinki FINLAND – June.24 2009

June 25th, 2009

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FAITH NO MORE

June 24, 2009

KAISANIEMI PARK, HELSINKI -FINLAND

REPORT BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ AND ARTO LEHTINEN

PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ

Faith No More called it quits in 1998 after the ALBUM OF THE YEAR had seen the light of day and the tours were completed. Since then it has been speculated about the possible return or comeback for years and even the band members had ruled out the whole reunion thing several times. Singer Mike Patton was always asked in several interviews about a possible return, but he rather focused on his own bands Fantomas, Mr. Bungle, and Tomahawk etc. than teaming up with the old band members. However, some things should remain unchanged and untouched, but it is just amazing to see how some minds can change after all and Faith No More truly returned to the limelight.

 

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