King For A Day ... Fool For A Lifetime Press KitWe (Faith No More) have a new album coming out called KFADFFAL and, as the publicity machine lurches into like, it's new biography time again. This time, however, we've done it together.....the band put down what they wanted to say....(and what they could remember!) and they, the bastard record company, went over it again casting aside our modesty and adding lots of parentheses.
Hi! Thanks for your interest. We're Faith No More and we've just completed a new record. It's called KFADFFAL and we recorded it in a small town in upstate NY in October and November of 1994 with Andy Wallace (Soul Asylum, Slayer, Nirvana, etc.) and we're really proud of these 14 songs. (For the first time ever FNM have managed to write more songs than they needed for an album and still have a few songs up their sleeve; additionally they've recorded some remarkable cover versions that will be unveiled as single b-sides in the near future.) Hopefully they are an accurate representation of where we are at.
Firstly we've got a new guitar player. We figured that it was just time for a change and, instead of breaking up, we found another guitar player. Trey Spruance played guitar on KFADFFAL and had an excellent ear for what we wanted to do. (Trey also plays guitar in the band Mr. Bungle.) Ultimately we needed to make ourselves happy and our new record has accomplished this for the time being.
Historically speaking, you probably all know that Chuck Mosely isn't in the band anymore, but that's not really new. We made two records with Chuck back in '85 and '87 (We Care A Lot on Mordam Records and Introduce Yourself on Slash.) He worked with us for a while but we outgrew each other. However, a lot of people got to hear We Care A Lot. We toured and toured in shitty conditions the way that bands do, basically making a name for ourselves. We built up a strong following, said goodbye to Chuck, met Mike Patton and made The Real Thing (released in 1989.) It was more popular than anything we'd done before and sold really well. (The Real Thing went on to become a platinum album in the USA and Brazil, and acheived gold status all over Europe including the UK and Germany.) We were on MTV and we toured endlessly for close to two years. (During this period, the band toured the USA with Metallica, Voivod, Soundgarden, and Billy Idol. They did three headline tours of the UK and Europe and toured South America and Japan, as well as appearing at many major festivals, including the headline slot at the Reading Festival in the UK, and the Rock and Rio Festival in Brazil.)
Suddenly everything was kind of different; we had all worked incredibly hard to get where we were, but it was still totally shocking when it happened. We took some time off to take stock and made an uncompromising and ultimately successful record called Angel Dust (released in 1992); again it reflected where we were at the time and we were very proud of it and still are. (In Europe alone, Angel Dust went on to attain gold status in Germany, UK, Holland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland, Italy, and Austria.)
The cycle began again.....we toured heavily, our live show being as important to us as our records. We did interviews, made videos, made mistakes, made a lot of friends and fans, and ultimately did what was necessary. (FNM played all over the world on their Angel Dust tour.)
Then we took more time off, parted company with Jim Martin (for the record, we don't really know what happened to Jim; none of the band, to our knowledge, has had any contact with him since the split.) and auditioned for a new guitarist before settling on Trey in time to start recording KFAD. But being in a band, particularly our band, takes a lot of time and commitment and it turned out that Trey wasn't ready for all that.
Enter Dean Menta, our new guitarist, and he'll be touring and hopefully making records with us (Dean was Roddy's keyboard tech on the Angel Dust tour; he plays in a band called Duh, and writes soundtracks for CD-Rom games, among them the popular game "Loadstar.") He's a good friend and an excellent guitar player who we've known for a long time, and now this latest line-up seems exceptionally strong.
So that's the deal; if you like the record (and we hope you do) try to come and see us....we'll be playing everywhere; but most of all, thanks for your interest.
-Faith No More