Fans of classic Italian genre movie scores, especially the works of legendary composer Ennio Morricone, have a kindred spirit in multi-talented artist Mike Patton – former Faith No More vocalist and the creative force behind supremely twisted bands like Fantomas, Mr. Bungle and Peeping Tom. Patton's passion for the works of Morricone and other maestros comes into play with the arrival of Mondo Cane (which itself takes its title from the Italian shockumentary that started a decades-long cult cinema trend). Find out more about the album and hear Mike belt out a classic tune after the jump!
Recorded live during a series of European performances (including a classy outdoor concert in Northern Italy), the eleven-track CD – which streets on May 4th through Patton's own label, Ipecac Recordings – demonstrates the artist’s skill with blending rock elements and vintage European pop songs & cult movie scores – a feat he also demonstrated in the Fantomas album Director's Cut, which features a dark metal twist on themes from Rosemary's Baby, The Omen, Spider Baby and Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.
This time around, fans of cult Euro-cinema will definitely appreciate Patton's spin on Morricone's way-cool theme Deep Deep Down from the Mario Bava classic Danger: Diabolik. We've got a clip of that performance below, so you can listen and learn the true meaning of awesome...