If you had to pick a band unlikely to ever reform, Faith No More would have been high up there. If for no other reason, then it would be too good to be true. However, the last recorded incarnation (drummer Mike Bordin, keyboardist Roddy Bottum, bassist Billy Gould, singer Mike Patton and guitarist Jon Hudson) have tested the waters over the last five years with small foreign tours and occasional festival dates to see if they could come together again after being apart for over a decade. Today they announced that they're taking the next step with a new album and U.S. tour scheduled for 2015. Why the change-of-heart?
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,” says Gould, in an interview with Rolling Stone. “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."
There is no title for the album yet, but it will be released through Patton's own Ipecac Recordings in April of 2015 under the band's new Reclamation imprint.
If waiting seven more months after eighteen years isn't palatable, a 5,000 copy limited edition 7" vinyl single of the band's upcoming single titled "Motherf***er" will be a highlighted item for Record Store Day's Black Friday event on Nov 28. For those not fortunate enough to buy one of the records, the single will be released digitally on Dec. 9.