Faith No More is back with its first single since the late 1990s, and the boys sound like they are ready to reclaim their right rightful spot atop the alt-metal world. The new song, which they premiered live over the summer, is titled "Motherf--ker" — if you are going to come back from a 17-year recording hiatus, why not make the first single radio unfriendly?

The track, off their upcoming seventh album, is menacing as it builds to Mike Patton's signature howl.

"We took the second sip from a cup we made of bones," he sings. "The first it was a ruse, a trick so aptly thrown / The truth is that our youth was a carpet laid of stones / Get the motherf--ker on the phone, the phone."

"It feels apt that the first track we're releasing is 'Motherf--ker,' a song about accountability," keyboardist Roddy Bottum said in a statement. "Basically we've created, recorded and mixed a new body of work by ourselves and we're releasing it on our own label. It's a huge deal for us to only have ourselves to answer to at this point in our career and the song is about that, where the buck stops via the basic imagery of foie gras production, bondage ... y'know, stuff like that."

The single will also be available as a 7-inch vinyl for Record Store Day Nov. 28.

Earlier this month, Revolver caught up with the band in the studio to get an update on the album. The untitled effort will be out April 2015 with a tour to follow.

The group's last album, 1997's Album of the Year, made it to No. 40 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Head to Rolling Stone to hear the studio version of Faith No More's new single. The live version is below:

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