Faith No More distance themselves from forthcoming reissues

Group say reissues of 'The Real Thing' and 'Angel Dust' are not 'band sponsored releases'

Faith No More have clarified that they are not involved with two of their albums which are being reissued in June.

Deluxe versions of the US metal band’s classic albums ‘The Real Thing’ (1989) and ‘Angel Dust’ (1992) are being reissued later this year. However, the band posted a message to fans on Facebook earlier this week in which they explained that they are not “band sponsored releases”.

The message reads: “Most of you have probably heard news about upcoming Angel Dust and Real Thing reissues, and the latest statements seem imply that these are band sponsored releases. In fact, they are Warners/Rhino re-issues (who still own the license to them). This is not to say that they are not worth getting…it’s just that they are not coming from us.”

Both of the releases will come with a disc of rare bonus material, featuring live tracks and B-sides as well as including covers of Dead Kennedys’ ‘Let’s Lynch The Landlord’, the Commodores’ ‘Easy’ and Black Sabbath’s ‘War Pigs’.

The reissues will follow the band’s new album, ‘Sol Invictus’. Faith No More’s first LP since 1997’s ‘Album Of The Year’, the new LP will be released on May 18 on their own imprint, Reclamation Records, and distributed by frontman Mike Patton’s label, Ipecac Recordings.

Mike Patton and co are set to play shows in London and Glasgow following their Download Festival appearance this summer. They’ll play Glasgow Academy on June 14 and London Roundhouse on June 17.

Faith No More’s UK tour dates are as follows:

Download Festival (June 13)
Glasgow Academy (14)
London Roundhouse (17)