Fans of the now-defunct Faith No More have something new to believe in — a tribute album headed up by the likes of Papa Roach and Disturbed, among others.
Papa Roach will cover the confrontational, bass-heavy “The Gentle Art of Making Enemies,” a song off FNM’s 1995 LP, King For a Day, Fool For a Lifetime. Though it has yet to be tracked in a studio, the Grammy-nominated Northern California quartet have been giving European fans a taste of the tune, as they’ve added it to their live set after soundchecking with it last year.
Disturbed, currently on a European tour with Marilyn Manson, have recorded Faith No More’s paean to maturity, “Midlife Crisis,” a song originally found on 1992’s Angel Dust. The angry Chicagoans’ version will stay true to the original while being a bit more aggressive, according to a written statement from the band.
Also confirmed for the album are Taproot, who pitch in with “Ricochet” — another song that originated on the King For a Day record — according to a spokesperson from the band’s management company.
More artists are expected to be confirmed for the LP shortly, and a release date has not been set.
Formed in San Francisco in 1982, Faith No More’s career spanned 16 years and six studio albums before the band called it quits in 1998. Often cited as a major influence by bands ranging from Korn to Deftones, the group exploded from its Bay Area funk-metal scene into a national forum with the rap-rocking single “Epic” from 1989’s The Real Thing.
Later material never quite reached “Epic” proportions, hit-wise, though the band continued to push the hard-rock envelope with Angel Dust. Fusing bottom-heavy rhythms with vocalist Mike Patton’s off-kilter lyrics, the album is considered by many to be the band’s best. The group’s final salvo was 1997’s Album of the Year.