In an interview with Rolling Stone, bassist Bill Gould confirmed that his band Faith No More is planning to release a new album in April 2015, which would be their first in 18 years. The as-of-yet untitled album is currently being recorded at the band's rehearsal space in Oakland, CA, with Gould handling the production. The album will release through Faith No More's own imprint, Reclamation Records.
"I think this kicks things up a notch," Gould said of the album's sound. "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."
Gould goes on to add a bit of self-deprecation, saying, "Hopefully it doesn't sound like a bunch of 50-year-old men...which we are!"
Faith No More's last album, Album of the Year, was released all the way back in 1997, with the band splitting up the following year. The band reunited in 2009 for a series of reunion tours, and is currently planning a US tour in 2015 in support of this new album.
The album's lead single will be "Motherf****r," which the band debuted live in London this past summer. The single will be released on a seven-inch for this year's Record Store Day Black Friday on Nov. 28, with a digital release following on Dec. 9.
You can check out a live recording of "Motherf****r" right here: