Published Sep 02, 2014After teasing fans earlier in the spring with the possibility of some new material, Faith No More have revealed that a new album — their first in close to 18 years — is on the way in 2015.
The band confirmed the full-length in a press statement, explaining that the band are recording at a recording studio in Oakland, CA, with bassist Billy Gould handling production duties. The full-length will be Faith No More's first since 1997's Album of the Year and comes five years after the group started playing reunion gigs. Apparently, the reunion dates slowly got Gould, drummer Mike Bordin, singer Mike Patton, guitarist Jon Hudson, and keyboard player Roddy Bottum back into the songwriting groove to produce new music.
"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," Gould said in a statement. "So we've decided: we're going to get busy in 2015…make an album we're proud of, kick things up a notch, get out there and perform it and maybe even dedicate a little more focus to our fans in the States this time."
An official street date has yet to be pegged for the as-yet-untitled LP, but it will arrive through their new Reclamation Recordings imprint, which will be distributed through Patton's Ipecac Recordings.
Ahead of the LP, they'll deliver a 7-inch single manned with new track "Motherfucker." The record arrives November 28 as part of Record Store Day's Black Friday event, while the music lands as a digital release December 9. It's unclear at present if "Motherfucker" will make it onto the LP.