Faith No More Unveil First New Songs Since 1997 Live in Concert, Footage Available

Band "getting a little creative" for the first time in 17 years, more inside.

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For the first time in 17 years, Faith No More have unveiled new music, premiering two fresh tracks during British Summer Time Festival show at London's Hyde Park.

Titled "Leader of Men" and "Motherf--ker," the tracks were performed just before the set-closing "We Care a Lot."

The first tune is a hard-hitting one, featuring a mixture of heavy riffs and eastern melodies. As for "Motherf--ker," it's more of a marching singalong ditty, surprisingly simple and catchy. Just one listen should be enough to get you singing "Get the motherf--ker on the phone, phone" for the rest of the day.

As reported, the band has announced in late May that "the reunion thing was fun, but now it's time to get a little creative." The reformation itself took place in June 2009, whereas the latest Faith No More studio effort, "Album of the Year," saw its release back in 1997.

Back to the new material, the fan-filmed performance footage was quick to surface, make sure to check it out below.

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11 comments sorted by best / new / date

    They sound pretty cool. Although the video quality makes it hard to judge. I'd certainly like to hear studio versions
    Saw them first in 1992 supporting GN'R. Been hooked since about 89 anyway. Looking forward to the future.
    They're not the first new songs since 1997, they played a new song called Matador over two years ago. Videos are on YouTube.
    I'm not usually one for reunion albums but it's faith no more we're talking about the very least we know it won't be boring!
    Way Cool JR.
    I loved FNM back in the '90s, but this is pretty bad IMO. Hopefully the album has some better songs than these 2 that are just IMO boring and go nowhere. Anyways, glad to see them back in action.
    Nah, you are being downvoted for judging the songs based on crappy phone recordings.
    Way Cool JR.
    The phone recordings are not going to change the way the song is LOL. It's still going to have the same lyrics and same instrumentation. The only difference will be the quality of the sound. So I'm not just judging it by a crappy phone recording. None the less I have always been a fan of theirs from the beginning and I'm still a fan to this day and I'm glad to see them back together. So I will just take it that all the down votes are from Faith No More haters or stuck up pricks. Take your choice of which one you are. So are you guys just pricks or haters?
    Way Cool JR.
    So I'm being down voted for liking Faith No More and being glad that they are back together. Them 2 things alone trump my opinion of these 2 songs. LOL Oh well I was rockin' out to these dudes since day one so who cares what you guys think.