Mike Patton (Mr. Bungle, Faith no More) has been confirmed as the composer for the upcoming horror film The Vatican Tapes, which will star Michael Pena (American Hustle, Tower Heist) and Djimon Hounsou (Gladiator, Blood Diamond). The film, which is directed by Mark Neveldine, is about “A leaked video tape reveals a Vatican exorcism gone very, very awry.” It is aimed for release this year.
Patton is also celebrating as news has come forth that his score for The Place Beyond The Pines is in the group of eligible film scores for the 86th Academy Awards. READ MORE
It’s Friday and it’s the day after Halloween, which is both uplifting yet depressing at the same time. So I thought I’d keep the Halloween feel going a little bit longer by bring you the latest video from Deltron 3030, “City Rising From The Ashes”, which features Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle). The video take place in a post-apocalyptic world where three children do their best to survive, eating bugs and living amongst the ruins. The kids each wear a mask, which gives this an ever-so-slight Halloween feel, although I can understand if you think I’m stretching things a wee bit.
Head on down to check out the track and make sure to snag theCity Rising From The Ashes single via iTunes. READ MORE
At the San Francisco International Film Festival, eclectic music Mike Patton (Mr. Bungle, Faith No More, Tomahawk) will be joined by percussionists Scott Amendola (Charlie Hunter), Matthias Bossi (Sleepytime Gorilla Museum), and William Winant (Lou Reed, Siouxsie And The Banshees) to perform an original score for the 1924 Paul Leni classic Waxworks that they will present live in a world premiere on Tuesday, May 7th. Tickets are available now for the general public at this location.
A synopsis for the film reads, “The film is about a writer who accepts a job from a waxworks proprietor to write a series of stories about the exhibits of Caliph of Baghdad (Emil Jannings), Ivan the Terrible (Conrad Veidt) and Jack the Ripper (Werner Krauss) in order to boost business.”
The full movie can be seen below. READ MORE
Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Peeping Tom) has a face that perfectly matches his voice. It can be serious, comical, surreal, furious, and more, just like the various tones that pour forth from his mouth. And now, in the new Tomahawk video for “Oddfellows”, which is the title track of their latest album (READ MORE
Ex-Faith No More guitarist Jim Martin has broken his decade long silence by answering 15 fan submitted questions via a British FNM fan site. In his answers, he discusses his thoughts on the Angel Dust album, his current relationship with the members, his future musical plans, and much, much more. You can read all of it below. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is thrilled to bring you an exclusive interview with guitarist James ‘Munky’ Shaffer (Korn) about his side project Fear And The Nervous System. We discuss how the band came together, how director David Lynch influenced the music, what made this music different from Korn, and much more. We also got word of when Korn is entering the studio to record their next album! Check it all out below! READ MORE
It’s Friday which means it’s time for another Twisted Music Video Of The Week to kick off your weekend. Today I bring you “Choking Victim” from Fear And The Nervous System. Featuring Munky from Korn, Billy Gould of Faith No More, and Brooks Wackerman of Bad Religion, and more, this is definitely a band worth checking out. Their debut album was also just released this past week, so make sure to pick up a copy on iTunes.
The video has influences of Rob Zombie‘s Halloween (only done well) and is certainly made for the horror fan. Check it out below!
As always, leave a comment with your suggestion for next week’s edition! READ MORE
Straying a bit out of the normal Bloody-Disgusting fare, I sat down with Guano Padano’s latest album, 2, this weekend. I was seduced into checking it out when I learned that Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle) did a guest appearance on one of the songs. If Mike Patton decided that this album was good enough to do some vocal work on, you better believe that I’m very intrigued and want to check it out. READ MORE
Tomahawk, the undefinable band featuring Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mondo Cane), Duane Denison (The Jesus Lizard), Trevor Dunn (Fantomas, Melvins Lite), and John Stanier (Helmet), is back after five years. The group is planning on releasing a new album entitled Oddfellows in January and will be doing their first live performance in nine years at the New Orlean’s Voodoo Music and Arts Experience in October. The group plans on announcing more tour dates in the near future.
Regarding Oddfellows, Denison says, “It’s dark and claustrophobic here, light and spacious there. Live in the studio, all together in one room. Oddfellows indeed.”
You can watch an album teaser below. Personally, I heard the music and immediately thought it sounded like King Crimson. Any one else get that vibe? READ MORE
The 2012 UK edition of the Sonisphere festival has officially cancelled this year’s performance. The touring festival is a European staple since 2009, delivering some of the biggest names in music, including the first appearance of The Big 4 (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax). While tragic that this had to happen, it speaks to a more worrisome issue regarding the music industry.
Read below for the official statement.
Mike Patton, the enigmatic frontman behind Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk, and more, has been tapped by writer/director Derek Cianfrance to score the upcoming crime thriller/drama The Place Beyond The Pines.
Starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Rose Byrne, Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta, and more, the story revolves around a motorcycle stunt rider (Gosling) who considers committing a crime in order to provide for his newborn child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician (Cooper). The film apparently has a release date of Sept. 26th, 2012 in France, but only an ambiguous 2012 release date for the US.
Patton scored Crank 2: High Voltage and The Solitude Of Prime Numbers as well as providing voicework for The Darkness and Left 4 Dead.
Patton is also hard at work on another Tomahawk record, which has a tentative release date for late summer.
The PRP is reporting that Fantomas, the insanely awesome Mike Patton (Mr. Bungle, Faith No More) project, will be releasing The Director’s Cut: A New Year’s Revolution DVD on Sept. 6th. The 2001 album features covers of some of the most beloved horror themes in history, including The Omen, Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, and many more. You bet your ass I’m going to pick this up and enjoy every second of Mike Patton’s terrifying shrieks hurled at me.
Check after the jump for a few YouTube videos of some of the songs.
Are you ready for another music super group? How about this: Munky from Korn, Billy Gould from Faith No More, Steve Krolikowski from Repeater, and Brooks Wackerman from Bad Religion. Holy s#^t! Talk about a gathering of badass musicians! Well, these guys have been jamming for quite a while and are now ready to unleash their music upon the world. If you head to their official website, you can download a free mp3 of their song Choking Victim (hear it after the jump). Seriously though, this song is awesome and I highly recommend checking it out. It’s a great way to kick off the July 4th weekend. READ MORE
Mike Patton has always done what’s come naturally.
That’s why he remains one of the most important artists of this generation. From Faith No More’s legendary rightfully deified catalog to his latest release Mondo Cane, a collection of Italian pop songs, Patton always simply followed his heart. With Mondo Cane, Patton actually allows listeners to get closer than ever to him as he covers some of his favorite ’60s Italian pop songs written by legends such as Ennio Morricone. Patton’s voice vibrates with vitality across this new soundscape, as he takes listeners on a journey through the “real” Italy. Mondo Cane hits shelves May 4th via Patton’s very own Ipecac label. Last night, he also provided a rapturous set at Coachella with Faith No More—easily the best of the weekend.
In honor of all things scary, Mike Patton sat down with Bloody Disgusting’s very own Rick Florino (www.bookofdolor.com
) for an exclusive interview about his favorite horror music. His list is pretty much the most awesome thing ever and, of course, it’s no surprise… READ MORE