American rock gods return

Seminal American rock act Faith No More are set to reform, and will play a European tour later this year.

Faith No More initially formed in 1982, but had a number of line up changes before Mike Patton joined in 1988. After Patton joined the group took on a new musical direction, incorporating a wide variety of influences into their thrash template.

Faith No More's popularity quickly grew, even earning guitarist Jim Martin a guest appearance in 'Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey'. The band were rocked when Martin departed the group in 1993, but the band went on on to greater heights of fame.

1995's 'King For A Day... Fool For A Lifetime' was a huge artistic success but all was not right in Faith No More and the band announced their split in 1998.

Since their dissolution the band members have kept involved in music, with Mike Patton in particular forming a huge number of side projects and even starting his own label Ipecac Recordings.

The band's reunion was confirmed by their publicist, reports It has been reported that the group will reform to play a number of European dates, with festival appearances likely.

Jim Martin will not be a part of the reunion.

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