Faith No More to release first new album in 18 years in 2015
Iconic rock band Faith No More have revealed that they will be releasing their first new studio album in 18 years in 2015.
The California fivesome initially split up in 1998 after a 17-year career, but reunited in 2009 for a full reunion tour. They then split again in 2012, but reunited just over a year later and have now revealed that they have been working on a new album.
The band's last studio album came in 1997 with the wickedly titled Album Of The Year, but bassist Billy Gould has now said that this 18-year dry spell will end in 2015.
He told Rolling Stone: "We’ve been working on this idea for probably a year and a half. I think what we're doing reflects where we've gone since we made our last record. I think this kicks things up a notch."
He continued: "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. That makes us feel good. Hopefully it doesn't sound like a bunch of 50-year-old men. Which we are!"
The album will be preceded by a limited-edition single calledMotherfucker in November, as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday event. The album will then be released on the band's own Reclamation Records, something Gould said the band were delighted about, adding: "There’s something really freeing about knowing we can make our own decisions. I can’t imagine doing it any other way now. It’s really empowering to say, ‘It’s our clock – we’re doing it on our own time. There’s no budget, no timeframe. It just has to be good.’ It’s a pleasure to be working like that."
Faith No More were most recently in the UK to support Black Sabbath as part of British Summer Time, you can read a review of the show here.