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.
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
I got the opportunity to see Tomahawk open up for Tool in 2002 at the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati, OH. To say that I hated the performance is an understatement. I was covering my ears half the time while rolling my eyes the other half. It simply wasn’t music that I wanted to hear, especially considering who would be playing in an hour. I had much the same reaction the first time I saw Meshuggah open up for Tool in 2001.
However, now Meshuggah is one of my favorite metal bands. I simply did not understand what they were doing at the time because I didn’t take the time to really listen and appreciate what exactly they were offering.
And so I entered Tomahawk’s latest release Oddfellows with this type of openness. After all, I have been wrong before. Could I be wrong again? 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
If you’ve played either of The Darkness games, then you first hand have heard the amazing voice that is The Darkness. But to see the man behind the voice at work is quite amazing. Check out Mike Patton himself in the video below as he sends shivers down your spine.
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.
A few days ago we heard that Mike Patton would be returning to voice The Darkness in the game The Darkness II. Then we almost immediately found out that it was not official. HOWEVER, after not really doubting its happening, turns out the rumor is confirmed. Mike Patton will reprise his roll. “It feels really good to be the bad guy, and The Darkness is as bad as it gets,” said Mike Patton. “I’ve read through the script and Jackie is going to be a brutally tortured soul. I’m looking forward to making his life a living hell.”
YES! That sounds promising. So does this. “The story behind The Darkness II wouldn’t be complete or authentic without the character of The Darkness,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “Mike Patton brings a completely unique perspective to the role which is essential in creating the world of The Darkness.” Chris Harmann from 2K is a great man. He knows games, and knows what players want. READ MORE
HellDescent.com, an excellent little horror videogames blog got exclusive confirmation that Mike Patton (Of Faith No More and Mr. Bungle) will indeed be back to voice The Darkness in “The Darkness II”. I was also surprised to read that Mike also did voices in Portal and Left 4 Dead.
After a small amount of investigating, I read that he was the voice of the Anger Sphere in Portal, and he voiced most of the special infected zombies in Left 4 Dead. His voicing of The Darkness (in The Darkness) was incredible unique and creepy, and I’m glad he signed on for the sequel because I don’t think it would be the same without him.
(Update) After a refresh of the article on Hell Descent, the confirmation they were given was somewhat retracted. I’m assuming they aren’t officially allowed to announce his involvement, but it pretty much seems inevitable. 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