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See Faith No More’s Seedy ‘Cone of Shame’ Video

Track comes from last year’s ‘Sol Invictus’

Revenge and comeuppance chronicle Faith No More‘s gritty “Cone of Shame” video. An old man points a gun at a younger man with a knife, a prostitute betrays her John and faces the repercussions and a few of the characters don the titular cone of shame. All the while, a band consisting of an accordionist, guitarist and mandolinist sing the hard-rock group’s dramatic, spaghetti Western–inflected mood piece from their latest album, Sol Invictus.

The setting of the video is a seedy-looking restaurant in Macedonia, a place that bassist Bill Gould felt was perfect for the tune. “This is one of those tracks that had to be a video, really, because it lends itself so much to visual imagery,” he said in a statement. “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.”

The band is prepping a limited-edition seven-inch single of the song for a November 25th release.

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