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Faith No More release “Superhero” from forthcoming album Sol Invictus

Faith No More Superhero Marvel 2015

There’s likely a lot of people very excited about the new Faith No More album, mooted for release later this year. There are a lot of big FNM fans out there – myself included – and it’s been 18 years since the last record, so understandably so.

Still, I always get a little bit apprehensive when bands reform – especially after so long – and refuse to give artists a pass based on past glories. This motherfucker – titled Sol Invictus – will get a good going-over come May, especially as the first track (“Motherfucker”) wasn’t quite what we expected.

Today has seen a new track drop, however, and we’re much more pleased:

Bassist Billy Gould, chatting with, said:


Superhero” actually just started from the sound of the song, where it has these pounding drums and it has like this throbbing kind of pulse, and we just called it the “Superhero” song. Because, a lot of the ways we write we visualize things.

Actually this is kind of interesting because we’re probably a unique band in a way. While we write music we’re talking about chord changes and different things like that. What we do is we describe scenes together, and we can visualize the scene and the music kind of comes. We kind of make movie scenes for movies that don’t exist. “Superhero” was one of those where it was definitely a superhero comic, I mean that was just the vibe of the song, and when Mike came to me writing words about it, we were already calling it “Superhero.” So it’s kind of like in the DNA; it’s a comic strip.


The second track they’ve released, “Superhero” is also the second track on the album, after the opening title track. The full run looks something like this:

Faith No More - Sol Invictus album art
01. Sol Invictus
02. Superhero
03. Sunny Side Up
04. Separation Anxiety
05. Cone of Shame
06. Rise Of The Fall
07. Black Friday
08. Motherfucker
09. Matador
10. From The Dead

Sol Invictus is due out May 19th via Ipecac Recordings/Reclamation Recordings. The band’s immediately sold-out US tour starts next month, followed by a deluge of festival appearances over the summer. Dates below:

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 22 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
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 6 Berlin, Germany Zitadelle Spandau
June 8 Krakow, Poland Tauron Arena
June 12 Landgraaf, Netherlands Pinkpop Festival
June 13 Donington, UK Download Festival
June 20 Clisson, France Hellfest
June 21 Dessel, Belgium Graspop Festival
June 23 Hamburg, Germany Sporthalle Hamburg
June 24 – 27 Seinajoki, Finland Provinssi
June 25 – 27 Norrkoping, Sweden Bravalla Festival
June 28 Odense, Denmark Tinderbox

Aug. 7 – 9 Montreal, QC Heavy Montreal

Sept. 24 – 27 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rock in Rio