Faith No More’s Sol Invictus surprised a lot of people last year when it came out, mainly because it was such a great album. The band keep on surprising, as well over a year after the album’s release, the band dropped a video fro the song “Cone of Shame” today. It’s an intriguing video with a noir storyline out of a Quentin Tatantino film. A rogues gallery of characters sit around a table, smoke and fight over a girl. There’s an axe, a knife, a gun and a motorcycle involved. There’s even a cone of shame or two. Here’s the band’s Bill Gould on the clip:
“This is one of those tracks that had to be a video, really, because it lends itself so much to visual imagery,” Bill Gould explains. “Given the song’s sense of Americana, it would have been easy to shoot this in Arizona or New Mexico, but having been to Macedonia several times, there’s a vibe there that I felt wouldn’t be out of place as a backdrop to this song. Goce Cvetanovski, as a director, understood this immediately; he knew exactly what to do with it, and along with an amazing cast, has managed to create something very dark, and beautifully cinematic.”
If you haven’t picked up Sol Invictus yet, you can do that here.