The news of the Faith No More Superhero single premiere (audio below) at has caused a stir, as it’s the first song from ‘Sol Invictus,’ the veteran rock band’s first new album in 18 years. To say there’s a fanfare over this release is an understatement.

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While fans may have had given up hope of a new album from the longtime San Francisco-based band, it just goes to show that we should never say never. The last album Faith No More released was in 1997 — auspiciously entitled ‘Album of the Year — years before social media, when many were still on dial-up to access the Internet. Yes, it’s been a while, for sure.

But ‘Sol Invictus’ is on the way and is due out on May 19th via Reclamation Records and Ipecac Recordings just in time for summer and the tracklisting is TBA. It will feature the band’s current lineup, which is comprised of Mike Bordin, Roddy Bottum, Billy Gould and Mike Patton.

As music artists are increasingly inventive as to where and how they debut their songs and music videos, ranging from projections on buildings in city streets to the increasingly popular Snapchat, the Faith No More ‘Superhero’ single debut was at and that seems quite befitting.

Along with the premiere of the song at the Web site of the creatures of many of our most iconic superheros the band’s bassist Bill Gould shared his passion for comics in general and Silver Surfer in particular an accompanying interview.

He said of it, “We kind of make movie scenes for movies that don’t exist. ‘Superhero’ was one of those where it was definitely a superhero comic, I mean that was just the vibe of the song, and when Mike [Patton] came to me writing words about it, we were already calling it “Superhero.” So it’s kind of like in the DNA; it’s a comic strip.”

While we wait for the ‘Sol Invictus’ album you can listen to the full audio of the Faith No More ‘Superhero’ single via the video below!