INFECTIOUS GROOVES To Reunite For METALLICA's Orion Festival (with some help from Jim Martin of FAITH NO MORE)
2013 is turning out to be the year of the reunion, and now there's one more to add to that sweet list- Infectious Grooves. (more…)
Decibel Clips of the Month – February 2013: Videos from MY DYING BRIDE, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, DESTRUCTION, FAITH NO MORE
Every month, Decibel scribe Shane Mehling reviews the four videos that appear in the mag under “Decibel’s Clips of the Month at Metal Injection.” This month, watch picks from My Dying Bride, Corrosion of Conformity, Destruction and a classic clip from Faith No More. (more…)
We just received a press release from handlers of Jim Martin, the former guitarist of Faith No More, who played guitars on every FNM album since We Care a Lot. Jim recently completed a fan Q&A on a British-based fan site. During the questioning, Jim elaborates on his current relationship with the band, playing with Metallica at their 30th anniversary shows, his feelings on Angel Dust and more. Here is the full Q & A reprinted: (more…)
Ever since Faith No More's return to the stage at 2009's Download Festival, the world's love affair with the band has been reignited. There has been a steady stream of touring ever since, and maybe, possibly, even a new song the band worked on. Naturally, the question becomes "will we ever hear a new album from Faith No More?" In a recent interview, Mike Patton basically shut that thought process down. (more…)
If you follow hip hop at all, certainly you are aware of the Jay-Z and Kanye West collaboration, Watch The Throne. Living in New York City, the album has been inescapable, especially the biggest single from the album, "Niggas In Paris." I have to admit, the silly beat is incredibly infectious and has gotten stuck in my head more than once. Clearly, it's had an effect on Mike Patton as well, who's been whipping out his own rendition of the song on tour, and, as usual, nailing it. Patton loves pop, as evidenced by FNM covering Lady Gaga a few years ago, when "Poker Face" was all the rage. Kudos, Mike!
This is a bit of a bummer, turns out that song we posted yesterday which we hoped was a new song is really just a b-side. In a recent interview with Movie Web, frontman Mike Patton was asked if he would be playing any B-Sides when they played their album King for a Day… Fool for a Lifetime in full in Chile and he responded “We are doing a tune we’ve never done from that era. I guess that would be a B Side. I don’t know if we released that at all… I don't know!” So chances are, that's that song they played. The intrepid interviewer also asked if there is any possiblity of new Faith No More material, which Patton answered honestly: (more…)
Faith No More played a show in Buenos Aires, Argentina last night, and during the set performed the above unrecognizable song. Could this be a new Faith No More song? A NEW FAITH NO MORE SONG??? I never thought I'd write that again. I'm so excited I just can't hide it. Watching the video made me reminisce about last summer's amazing performance by the band here in NYC and how I feel like I need to see these guys AGAIN! Now if you excuse me, I'm going to go watch their entire set from Download Fest 2009.
WOAH! In a major reveal, Faith No More have announced they will be playing their seminal album, King For A Day… Fool For A Lifetime in full, with the lineup from the album, at their only booked show for the rest of the year, to take place in Santiago, Chile on November 12. Trey Spruance, the guitarist on the album will be joining the band for the trek. Now, to figure out a way to get to Chile.
By: Shannon Joy
I've spent most summers of my adult life running the festival circuit throughout Europe, though oddly enough, I've never experienced their American counterparts until this weekend. Coachella 2010 marked my first large-scale festival on American soil, and while I only took part in Saturday's festivities, I was utterly impressed by the entire production.
Truth be told, the newly reformed FAITH NO MORE are, in complete entirety, what drew me to Coachella this year. Although many other bands that I love performed over the weekend (BARONESS, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN), none were nearly as anticipated. And while Coachella wasn't necessarily the impetus for FAITH NO MORE's reunion, they did use the event to mark their official US return, flashing "FAITH NO MORE: Second Coming" in anticipation prior to their set. (more…)
When I saw there was video footage of Faith No More inviting up original vocalist Chuck Mosley up on stage for a few old tunes at their San Fransisco reunion gig last night, I got excited. After all, We Care A Lot is definitely one of my favorite records by FNM, and I assumed it would be a cool moment. Apparently, nobody informed Chuck that this wasn't a practice, but the actual gig as the dude looks like he could care less about being there and moved maybe 2 feet for the whole performance. Dude, wake up! Anyway, I can't wait to see the band at their Brooklyn shows in July and like my boy Axl at Metalsucks said "I seriously hope they leave Mosley in SF. ‘Cause as much as I like this song, I always thought it sounded better with Mike Patton. The way pretty much everything sounds better with Mike Patton."
Watch a ton more bootleg videos from their SF reunion over here.
According to founding guitarist BEN WEINMAN, the title of THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN's new album means "being in a situation where you have so many choices you can’t decide, and end up being frozen." It sounds like the kind of curse that plenty of headbangers wish on DEP every time they make a record that isn't Calculating Infinity.
For a band that people supposedly appreciate for pushing boundaries, every hint of tunefulness (or really anything that doesn't sound like a drill going through your eardrums) that the band explores gets hit with gripes about going soft. This phenomena won't stop with Option Paralysis–the short noisecore blasts of Ire Works have been traded for more structured songs, and all ten tracks are balanced by melodic exchanges and clean singing. Your loss, kvltists, because Option Paralysis is an awesomely dark, weird and aggressive record that every metalhead should be listening to this month. (more…)
FAITH NO MORE bassist Billy Gould just tweeted "Tweet THIS: In response to all of our concerned US brethren…YES…we yare now actively planning US dates." So, there you have it! I don't know about you, but I'm going to watch their Download Festival performance on repeat until the NY Date.
So much new music, so little time. Here is a roundup of some music that has made it's way online in the last few days:
Party thrashes MUNICPAL WASTE have posted a new track on their Myspace page. Their new CD, Massive Aggressive (which I can't wait for) comes out August 25th. Get psyched!
AUGUST BURNS RED has also posted a new track, "Thirty And Seven" on their MySpace page. The track comes from the bands new album Constellations, which will land in stores on July 14th through Solid State. The band has promised us they will be sending in exclusive tour diaries, so expect those up very soon in the video section.
All you stoners will enjoy the fact that THE MARS VOLTA's new album, Octahedron, is streaming on their MySpace page. But hurry! It's only up for a week.
DEVILDRIVER's new trippy video for Pray For Villians can be seen at MetalSucks.
Finally, if you have been living under a rock and haven't caught FAITH NO MORE's amazing Download Festival set, it's here yo.
Seriously, how are you expecting to do any work when there is a live stream going of Download Festival all fucking weekend. Killswitch Engage just killed it. The whole night looks to be really awesome tonight and really today at 4pm eastern (9pm UK Time) they will be streaming MUTHAFUCKIN FAITH NO MORE live – pro-shot – soundboard, no shitty cell phone cam clips. The real fucking deal! Click here to follow along.
So nothing's set in stone or tattooed on Jim Martin's ass (as far as we know,) but Blabbermouth reports that U.K.'s Kerrang! reports that some industry folks reported that some U.K. venues are on hold for the band's comeback, set for this upcoming spring. More on that, courtesy of BM:
Kerrang! understands that a number of U.K. venues have been placed on hold for shows from the band next spring, while U.K. festival appearances are rumored to follow in the summer. Founding bassist Bill Gould played down the speculation, telling Kerrang! "If anything like this were to happen, it would have to come from the band, and I haven't spoken with any of them in over a year. So as far as I know, there isn't anything to talk about, and I'm pretty sure that if you were to contact [Mike] Patton [vocals], he would tell you the same thing."
OK, so beggars can't be choosers, this might not even happen, yadda yadda, but just in case:
1. Please invite back Mike Patton (though Chuck Mosley can tag along)
2. Please invite back Jim Martin (though those other guitarists can tag along)
3. Please don't pull an Emperor and play only two US shows in tiny venues for $60 a head.
4. Please be awesome.