Faith No More is returning with a new album next year. Bassist Bill Gould revealed in a new interview with Rolling Stone that he and his bandmates were working on what would be their first full-length in over 18 years.
The yet-to-be-titled record, produced by Gould and recorded at the band's rehearsal space in Oakland, California, is slated to be released in April 2015 through their own Reclamation Records. It will be distributed by frontman Mike Patton's long-running label Ipecac Recordings.
"We've been working on this idea for probably a year and a half," Gould explained. "We live in different cities and all have other things going on, so it's a matter of checking in and focusing and working little by little."
When asked what their new effort would sound like, he said, "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!"
"Motherf**ker" will be the first single off the album, which serves as the follow-up to Faith No More's 1997 album "Album of the Year". The single will be released on 7-inch on November 28 and limited to 5,000 copies as part of Record Store Day's Black Friday. A digital release will follow on December 9.
Gould also told Rolling Stone that the band planned to launch a world tour to support their new album. Dates and locations are expected to be announced soon.