The Epic 2017 Project #077: 170318
Faith No More – Angel Dust (1992)
The band’s 4th studio album, it was first released through Slash Records on June 8, 1992 in Europe and the United States. It’s the follow-up to 1989’s highly successful The Real Thing, as well as the band’s final studio album with guitarist Jim Martin and the second to feature vocalist Mike Patton. It was the first album in which Patton had any substantial influence on the band’s music, having been hired after the other band members had written and recorded everything for The Real Thing except vocals and some lyrics.
It remains Faith No More’s best-selling album outside the United States. The album and subsequent tour were also very successful in Europe where it went Platinum on sales of more than one million copies and Gold in Australia with more than 35,000 sales. Worldwide sales are around 2.5 million copies.