It’s been over a year since Faith No More released the much anticipated album, Sol Invictus. It was an album that more that matched the excitement and anticipation fans first felt back in June 2009 when Mike Patton, Billy Gould, Mike Bordin, Roddy Bottum and Jon Hudson first marked their comeback; stepping out onto the Brixton Academy stage to a Peaches & Herb’s ‘Reunited’. It was a magic moment.
Fast forward seven years and they’re still here, and still promoting Sol Invictus with the release of a new video album track ‘Cone of Shame’. A song that always sounded like a slice of the wild west gets a very appropriate video. Filmed in Macedonia by director Gore Cvetanovski, it’s full of revenge, betrayal and a sprinkling of that bizarre FNM humour. Watch the video, below.
“This is one of those tracks that had to be a video, really, because it lends itself so much to visual imagery,” Bassist Bill Gould explains. “Given the song’s sense of Americana, it would have been easy to shoot this in Arizona or New Mexico, but having been to Macedonia several times, there’s a vibe there that I felt wouldn’t be out of place as a backdrop to this song. Gore Cvetanovski, as a director, understood this immediately; he knew exactly what to do with it, and along with an amazing cast, has managed to create something very dark, and beautifully cinematic.”
A limited edition “Cone of Shame” 7-inch will be available on November 25th via Ipecac Recordings.