Influential alt-metal act FAITH NO MORE will release its long-awaited follow-up to 1997’s “Album Of The Year” in May via the band’s newly formed imprint Reclamation Recordings, which is distributed by Ipecac Recordings. FAITH NO MORE founder and bass player, Bill Gould, is overseeing production.

In a new message on the FAITH NO MORE blog, the group’s keyboardist, Roddy Bottum, writes: “Thanks so kindly for the interest and the continued curiosity in what the five of us are creating. We’ve been doing it an awful long time.

“It’s been a super-unorthodox journey and the outcome is often too weird for the common ear. Having you guys here as a soundboard for us and champions of what we do make that journey worth it.

“The overwhelming response regarding the tour dates and the upcoming LP is really really profound. Basically, it’s a super-cheesy sentiment, but if there wasn’t a you, there wouldn’t be an us, so thanks kindly for your support.

“We’re preparing ourselves for the upcoming onslaught (I’m not privy to violent descriptives, but that seems to fit) and we’re going to try and reach as many as you as we can in our process.

“Sorry if many of you are skipped, geographically on this first go round. We’ll try and fix that.

“We can’t guarantee anything, but it’s honestly our intention to not leave anyone out.

“Thanks for being understanding in this regard.

“We continue our trek.

Billy [Gould, bass] is finishing mixing the record, we’re working on artwork, [Mike Patton, vocals] is finishing the last couple of tracks and he’s done an amazing job. Truly.

“I can only say it sounds like us and it doesn’t, in the best possible way.

“You know what to expect and we are going to honor that expectation in the only way we know how.”

FAITH NO MORE has confirmed its first North American shows since 2010 with a spring outing kicking off April 15 in Vancouver.

Preceding the tour is the release of a second single from the forthcoming album, “Superhero”, which will be available as a limited-edition seven-inch single on March 17 followed by a digital release on March 31.

FAITH NO MORE, which reunited in 2009 for a series of sold-out performances and international festivals, played a surprise set at Amoeba Records in San Francisco, California on November 28, 2014 in honor of Record Store Day’s Black Friday event and the release of the band’s “Motherfucker” single.

“Motherfucker” is the first new music to come from the influential alt-metal act since 1997’s “Album Of The Year”. It was made available as a digital release on December 9, 2014. The B-side of the physical release is a remix of the track by JG Thirlwell.

Among the songs set to appear on FAITH NO MORE‘s new CD is “Matador”, which was written in early 2012 and first performed by FAITH NO MORE in concert that summer.

Prior to the new album’s release, FAITH NO MORE will headline Australia’s Soundwave festival in February.

FAITH NO MORE is Mike Bordin (drums), Roddy Bottum (keyboards), Bill Gould (bass), Jon Hudson (guitar) and Mike Patton (vocals).