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Faith No More working on their first new album for eighteen years

By | Published on Wednesday 3 September 2014

Faith No More

Faith No More have revealed that they are working on a new album. I can’t say I’m happy about this news. If bands are going to go around reuniting, they could at least do it quietly. Anyway, it’s happening, so let’s just accept it.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, bassist Billy Gould said that the band have been working on new material for “probably a year and a half” on and off. He added that it had been difficult to keep the project a secret, saying: “People ask me all the time, ‘What are you doing now? You’re working all the time, but what the hell are you doing?’ And you can’t say anything. ‘Oh, you know, just working on stuff; working on some projects’. Who wants to start hype with nothing behind it, you know?”

Hey, maybe it’ll be OK. Maybe this will be the good reunion album. Maybe, maybe. Anyway, of the record’s sound, Gould went on: “I think what we’re doing reflects where we’ve gone since we made our last record as Faith No More [1997’s ‘Album Of The Year’]. I think this kicks things up a notch. 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. Hopefully it doesn’t sound like a bunch of 50 year old men… which we are!”

Read the full interview with Gould here.