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Faith No More Announce ‘Sol Invictus,’ Their First New Album Since 1997

The previously released "Motherfucker" is the lead single

There will finally be some more Faith No More, as the Bay Area band will release a new album — their first in 18 years — this May. Sol Invictus, which was recorded in the band’s Oakland, California studio, promises to show some of the group’s evolution over the past two, mostly-quiet decades.

“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,” bassist Bill Gould explained to Rolling Stone back in September when the record was first being discussed. “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.”

The first single from the album, the delightfully named “Motherfucker,” came out last year. A second track will drop in March, and the full album comes out May 19. They’ve also announced a world tour, the dates of which you can find below.

Faith No More tour dates:

February 17 — Tokyo, Japan @ Studio Coast
February 18 — Tokyo, Japan @ Studio Coast
February 21 — Adelaide, Australia @ Soundwave Festival
February 22 — Melbourne, Australia @ Soundwave Festival
February 28 — Sydney, Australia @ Soundwave Festival
March 1 — Brisbane, Australia @ Soundwave Festival
March 3 — Auckland, New Zealand @ Westfest
April 15 — Vancouver, British Columbia @ 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 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, Ontario @ 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 — Nürburgring, Germany @ Grüne Hölle Rock
May 31 — Munich, Germany @ Rockavaria Festival
June 2 — Milan, Italy @ Sonisphere
June 4 — Vienna, Austria @ Vienna Rocks Festival
June 5 — Hradec Králové, Czech Republic @ Rock for People Festival
June 12 — Landgraaf, Netherlands @ Pinkpop Festival
June 13 — Leicestershire, England @ Download Festival
June 20 — Clisson, France @ Hellfest
June 21 — Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Metal Meeting
June 24 and 27 — Seinäjoki, Finland @ Provinssirock
June 26 — Odense, Denmark @ Tinderbox
August 7 and 9 — Montreal, Quebec @Heavy Montréal