Faith No More have been rolling out their upcoming Sol Invictus VERY slowly — first announcing they were at work on the album (their first in 18 years) last September, and only revealing its title and release date earlier this month. They’ve given us a few new songs, including the non-album track “Motherfucker” and “Superhero” in the meantime, and last night in Tokyo, they debuted another new one, which MetalSucks promptly identified as “Cone Of Shame,” based on this tweet from the band’s keyboardist Roddy Bottum:
tonight was the first performance of CONE OF SHAME. it felt good to do that in Tokyo to rectify the wreckage of last night's tumult. HUG.
— Roddy Bottum (@roddybottum) February 18, 2015
A fan in the crowd got video of the track, and the quality of the audio at least is pretty excellent. The song is a beast: Mike Patton’s vocal shifts from deranged croon to black metal rasp to hardcore beatdown to full-bodied operatic roar, shrinking and growing with the music behind him. When the band cuts loose, the thing gets pretty nuts. I’m excited to hear the studio version of this one, as well as the rest of Sol Invictus. Check it out.
Sol Invictus is out 5/19 via Reclamation/Ipecac.
(Photo by Dustin Rabin)