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Kerrang! | March 7th 2009 | Issue 1251



FAITH NO More have reunited and will be playing the Kerrang!-sponsored Download Festival 2009.

The highly-influential Californian quintet originally split in 1998, following their world tour for 1997's Album Of The Year. But last November Kerrang! exclusively revealed that the band were set to re-group this year, and the five-piece confirmed the news in a statement issued on February 25. The band, featuring vocalist Mike Patton, bassist Bill Gould, drummer Mike Bordin, keyboardist Roddy Bottum and guitarist Jon Hudson, will regroup for a headline slot at Download and additional European shows.

"Faith No More has always stood out as some sort of unique beast; part dog, part cat - its music almost as schizophrenic as the personalities of its members," reads Faith No More's official statement. "When it all worked, it worked really well, even if the chemistry was always volatile. Throughout our 17 years of existence, the mental and physical energy required to sustain this creature was considerable and relentless. Though amicable enough, when we finally split, we all followed paths seemingly destined to opposite ends of the universe. What's changed is that this year, for the first time, we've all decided to sit down together and talk about it. And what we've discovered is that time has afforded us enough distance to look back on our years together through a clearer lens and made us realise that through all the hard work, the music still sounds good, and we are beginning to appreciate the fact that we might have actually done something right.

"We can only hope that the experience of playing together again will yield results erratic and unpredictable enough to live up to the legacy of Faith No More," end the band. "Who knows where this will end or what it will bring up, only the future knows, but we are about to find out!"

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