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Faith No More plan to release their first album in over 18 years, the band officially revealed that they will release a new LP next year.

The American rockers are working on a new album, their first since 1997’s Album of the Year, due out in April 2015.

Having split in 1998, Faith No More reformed in 2009 and toured the world extensively.

Back in May, the group tweeted a cryptic message, teasing the possibility of a new album. This was epic news for fans of the band, who’ve waited 17 years for a new record.

 

Bassist Bill Gould, told Rolling Stone the project is pretty far along and has been about a year and a half in the making. The guys have been holed up in a rehearsal space in California, working on material for the upcoming release. “We live in different cities and all have other things going on, so it’s a matter of checking in and focusing and working little by little,” Gould said.

“We weren’t touring, we have these songs that we were working on — that we think are pretty cool — and why don’t we just do our own imprint and kind of reclaim our future, in a way? We own the future more than we ever have,” he said.

When asked about the band’s sound, Gould said, “What I can say is that I think through our experience as musicians over the years, I think what we’re doing reflects where we’ve gone since we made our last record as Faith No More. I think this kicks things up a notch. And I think there’s parts that are very powerful and there’s parts that have a lot of ‘space’. Everything we do, with our chemistry, the way we play; it’s always going to sound like us. It’s just what we do, that makes us feel good. Hopefully it doesn’t sound like a bunch of 50-year-old men… which we are!”

The album’s first single, Motherf**ker, will be released on limited edition seven-inch on November 28th, only 5,000 copies are available as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday.

The group played their new song Motherf**ker, during a show at Hyde Park in July. Watch it below.

A tour is being planned around the album’s release.