Faith No More officially recording first new album in 18 years

Faith No More bassist Bill Gould spoke with Rolling Stone revealing that their new album, the first in 18 years, should be here by April 2015. The record will be produced by Gould, delivered through the band’s label Reclamation Records, and distributed by frontman Mike Patton’s Ipecac Recordings. Following the album’s release the band intend to tour the U.S. in support of it.

Gould said about the decision to release the record on their label:

“The name has to do with the fact that we realized we were free from our recording obligations. We weren’t touring, we have these songs that we were working on — that we think are pretty cool — and why don’t we just do our own imprint and kind of reclaim our future, in a way? We own the future more than we ever have.”

He also described the new material:

“I mean… [Laughs.] 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. 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! [Laughs.]”