Patton the Conqueror: Faith No More announce new album ‘Sol Invictus’, due in May


Because a handful of singles are just never enough, Faith No More have announced detail of their new album. Sol Invictus, the follow-up to 1997’s Album of the Year, drops May 19 via Reclamation Recordings/Ipecac Recordings.

Faith No More bassist Billy Gould broke it all down in a recent Rolling Stone interview: “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.”

As the presser notes, Sol Invictus was produced by Gould and recorded in the band’s Oakland, Calif. studio. It follows recent singles “Motherfucker” and “Superhero,” the latter of which will be released as a limited-edition 7-inch on March 17.


Celebrating all this newness, the Bay Area band will also spend a good deal of 2015 on the road, including a very-sold-out May 11 date at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston. Do617 is giving away a pair of tickets.

Peep FNM’s full run of shows 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, BC 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, ON 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 Nurburgring, Germany Grune Holle Festival
May 31 Munich, Germany Rockavaria Festival

June 2 Milan, Italy Sonisphere
June 4 Vienna, Austria Vienna Rocks Festival
June 5 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic Rock For People Festival
June 12 Landgraaf, Netherlands Pinkpop Festival
June 13 Donington, UK Download Festival
June 20 Clisson, France Hellfest
June 21 Dessel, Belgium Graspop Festival
June 24 – 27 Seinajoki, Finland Provinssi


Aug. 7 – 9 Montreal, QC Heavy Montreal