A book about the crucial metal band Faith No More is beyond welcome, and hopefully it can shed some definitive light on to why Jim Martin left the band.
If you’re wondering who Faith No More is, then you need to reevaluate your metal knowledge. Although, in my humble opinion, none of the bands that were influenced by FNM can compare, but there is a direct correlation between FNM and Staind, Deftones, Korn, Linkin Park, Machine Head, Mushroomhead, Rage Against the Machine, Disturbed, Limp Bizkit, System of a Down, and many more. So, if influencing nearly three decades worth of music is something to look down your nose at, then, well, to put this politely, go fuck yourself.
Adrian Harte, the blogger whose website, Faith No More 2.0, has become the preeminent source for all things Faith No More, will release the book, Small Victories: The True Story of Faith No More, on September 12th, via Jawbone Press.
About the book, FNM co-founder and bassist, Bill Gould, said:
When I first heard about this Faith No Moe biography, I didn’t know what to think. But I have to give credit where it is due. It’s a quality piece. The man has done his research, and it shows. It provided me with more than a few revelations… and I’m in the band.
While not an official book from Faith No More itself, the 376-page offering features interviews with multiple band members, managers and key figures from the band’s 39-year history and has the full endorsement of the San Francisco-based group.
About Small Victories: The True Story of Faith No More:
Small Victories… tells how such a heterogeneous group formed, flourished, and fractured, and how Faith No More helped redefine, metal, and alternative music. The book chronicles the creative and personal tensions that defined and fueled the band, forensically examines the band’s beginnings in San Francisco’s post-punk wasteland, and charts the group’s ascent to MTV-era stardom. Based on meticulous research and hundreds of interviews, the book combines a fan’s passion with a reporter’s perspicacity.
About Adrian Harte:
Adrian Harte is an experienced journalist and communications professional who works as a media intelligence manager for UEFA, the European football governing body. Since 2009 he has run newfaithnomore.com, through which he has become known and trusted by the band, their management, and their fans. He lives in Aubonne, Switzerland.
Published by Jawbone Press
Release date: Sept. 12, 2018
Format: 376pp paperback with 2x8pp color photo inserts
Price: $22.95 U.S.
Rock Hard \m/