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Below is our complete The Faceless news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
The Faceless has parted ways with guitarist Wes Hauch and has commenced songwriting for a new full-length album. The band states:
"The Faceless officially parted ways with Wes. Things were moving in different directions and it seems that this is best for everyone. We wish him the best of luck and we know he's going to continue to do great things in music. Please keep supporting Wes in everything he does. We definitely will."
"We are also currently working on new music with bassist Evan Brewer, who is remaining a full-time member of the band, to clear up any confusion.
"The cover album has also been put on the back-burner in place of new original material. We are very excited with how things are coming together and will keep you all updated as things progress." More...
Between The Buried and Me have done some crazy things, such as playing "Colors" live in its entirety and following the hour-long album with a second complete set of fan-picked favorites. They've also been selling bundles of their latest album, "The Parallax II: Future Sequence," that include a full-size BTBAM NASA-themed space suit. It's safe to say that the bar on what constitutes 'crazy' for this band is set rather high. For the whole 35-date tour, which had started on September 13th in North Carolina, the band decided to go full crazy again and perform "Future Sequence," their longest album to date, in its entirety.
Moreover, they were bringing a slew of other near-virtuoso-level bands with them to add even more moments of jaw-dropping to the mix for the show. The Faceless, modern kings of start-stop melodic death metal, The Contortionist, a band pushing the boundaries of metal as much as they push the boundaries of jazz and djent, and The Safety Fire, groove-centric prog lads from overseas, rounded out the lineup. These Herculean feats of skill were all to close out the tour in Nashville, TN on October 25th at The Cannery Ballroom. More...
Evan Brewer, who released new solo album "Your Itinerary" earlier this year (reviewed here), has now checked in to address his current absence from The Faceless during the band's tour with Between The Buried And Me. Brewer comments:
"I'm sure many of you have become aware of the fact that I have not been out with The Faceless on their current tour. I've been using this time to explore a potential musical opportunity that has presented itself.
"Initially we didn't feel the need to say anything because we thought it was only going to be a couple of shows missed but, due to the circumstances, it became apparent that it would be better for them to finish the tour without me. I am not looking to quit the band, merely exploring an opportunity and I hope to be back on tour with The Faceless again in the near future.
"We will fill you all in on details regarding future tours as soon as they develop. Please go support The Faceless on the rest of this fantastic tour and I will catch up with you all down the road." More...
The Faceless is currently preparing to embark on a massive North American tour as direct support to Between The Buried and Me, which kicks off on September 13th.
The band is still touring in support of latest effort, "Autotheism." A new tour promo and music video for the track "Ten Billion Years" is available below, and tour dates can be found after the jump.
Between the Buried and Me will be embarking on a headlining tour across North America this Fall. This tour will be the first time the band will be performing "The Parallax," both parts I and II, in their entirety (check out our reviews of part I and part II).
Joining the band for this tour will be The Faceless, The Contortionist, and The Safety Fire. The tour is scheduled to begin on September 13th in North Carolina and will wind its way across the U.S. and Western/Central Canada before wrapping up in Tennessee on October 25th. More...
American death metal outfit Nile has announced that the band will be heading to Australia this November for a string of headlining shows in support of seventh studio album, "At the Gate of Sethu," which was released last year through Nuclear Blast Records.
Joining Nile on the trek down under will be fellow Americans, The Faceless. The tour dates are as follows:
November 14 - Brisbane, Australia - The Hifi
November 15 - Sydney, Australia - The Manning Bar
November 16 - Melbourne, Australia - The Corner Hotel
November 17 - Perth, Australia - Amplifier Bar
Florida's Abiotic recently completed a trip to New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, but won't be staying home for long. The technical death metal newcomers will be performing select dates in May and June.
In May, fans in the southeast can catch Abiotic with label mates Goatwhore, along with 3 Inches of Blood and Withered. In June, headlining shows beginning June 8th will lead the band up to four shows with The Faceless. These dates will run June 12th - 19th. Many more tour dates for 2013 are current being compiled and will be announced as they are confirmed.
w/ Goatwhore, 3 Inches of Blood, Withered
05/10 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
05/11 Miami, FL Churchill's
05/12 Jacksonville, FL Roc Bar
06/08 Columbus, GA Summer Side Show Festival
06/09 Johnson City, TN Mecca
06/12 Steger, IL Another Hole In The Wall
w/ The Faceless, Within the Ruins, Rings of Saturn
06/13 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
06/16 Oklahoma City, OK The Chameleon
06/17 Odessa, TX Far West Event Center
06/19 Tucson, AZ The Rock More...
The Faceless has been out on the road with The Dillinger Escape Plan and Royal Thunder, but recently missed several scheduled appearances. The band has now checked in with the following update about the situation:
"For the past few days we've been stuck in the middle of nowhere outside of Amarillo, Texas due to a vehicle break down. The repairs took much longer than anticipated and we never expected to be stuck here this long.
"We will be missing tonight's show in Buffalo, tomorrow in Pittsburgh and most likely the Philadelphia show. We're very sorry to all the people that wanted to come see us, but this is unfortunately a circumstance beyond our control." More...
California's The Faceless posted a new music video for the track "Deconsecrate." The song appears on the band's latest LP "Autotheism," which is available now via Sumerian Records. The video was directed by Ramon Boutviseth.
Check it out here:
U.K. extreme act Cradle of Filth announced the cancellation of the upcoming "28 Days Closer to Hell" North American tour with The Faceless, Decapitated and The Agonist in support of the latest release "The Manticore and Other Horrors."
The band cited immigration issues as the cause, a problem discussed in Metal Underground.com's interview with Dani Filth on February 6, 2013. The tour was set to begin on February 22, 2013 at Irving Plaza in New York. The official statement on the band's Facebook Page reads as follows:
"Cradle Of Filth are really sorry to tell all of their fans that their US tour '28 Days Closer to Hell' is going to have to be cancelled, due to US immigration issues beyond the band’s control.
"They have been desperately trying to solve these problems, but it has become evident they are not going to be resolved in time for the band to embark on a tour that starts next week.
"The band sincerely apologizes to all their fans and to the other acts on the tour and want to assure people they have made every effort possible to go ahead with the tour."
The Safety Fire was due to kick off a run of U.K. shows with The Faceless on January 30th, but the band has now checked in with the following announcement about canceling the tour:
"Due to Visa issues with The Faceless, our forthcoming tour has unfortunately been cancelled. Refunds for tickets are available from your place of purchase. Thank you to all of our fans who bought tickets for these shows. We will try to make it up to you as soon as possible."
Michael Keene of The Faceless also comments: "We unfortunately will have to reschedule our upcoming dates in the UK. We were not granted work visas and therefore, cannot make it over. Thank you to everyone who bought tickets and we will make up the dates as soon as possible." More...
The Faceless, which released new album "Autotheism" last year, has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting a new drummer:
"To clear the air on a few details, The Faceless has decided to part ways with drummer Lyle Cooper due to a growing difference in the level of commitment to the project. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors and we're sure he'll continue to be successful with music.
"Having said that, we are very excited to announce that Alex Rudinger is our new full time drummer. We just played our first 3 shows with him in Mexico and what he brings to the band both musically and personally, is simply astounding. We are looking forward to a great future with Alex." More...
The U.K.'s infamous heavy metal act, Cradle of Filth, has announced a headlining February/March North American tour with The Faceless, Decapitated, and The Agonist. A list of confirmed dates can be seen below.
VIP packages for most dates will go on sale tomorrow (12/21) through ArtistArena.com at this location. Each package includes a meet-and-greet with the band, signed Cradle of Filth poster and commemorative VIP laminate. General ticket information for Cradle of Filth "North American Tour 2013" is available online here.
The Faceless has posted a teaser trailer online for the upcoming Ramon Boutviseth-directed "Deconsecrate" music video, which can be viewed below. Sumerian Records also commented: "Ready for it??? Here's a trailer for the first ever The Faceless music video. The full length can't come soon enough!!"
The Faceless will be heading out on the "Deconsecrate the Nation" tour with Revocation and The HAARP Machine in just a few days, and now a teaser trailer for the trek can be found below. Dates are as follows:
11/23 - Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
11/24 - San Bernardino, CA @ California Metalfest VI
11/25 - Walnut Creek, CA @ Red House Studios
11/27 - Ogden, UT @ Mojoes
11/28 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
11/29 - Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont
11/30 - Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
12/01 - Plainfield, IL @ Live59
12/02 - Toledo, OH @ Frankies
12/03 - St. Catharines, ON @ Barracuda Pretty
12/04 - Windsor, ON @ KOC
12/05 - London, ON @ Rum Runners
12/06 - Syracuse, NY @ The Lost Horizon
12/07 - Springfield, VA @ Empire
12/08 - Allentown, PA @ Croc Rock
12/09 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Ironworks
12/10 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
12/11 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Chameleon
12/12 - Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
12/13 - El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
12/14 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
12/15 - Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point Cantina More...
California's The Faceless is set to headline in the U.K. supporting the "Autotheism" album this coming January / February 2013. Support will come from The Safety Fire. The tour dates are as follows:
Wed 30 January – Bristol, The Fleece
Thu 31 January – Southampton, The Cellar
Fri 1 February – Brighton, The Haunt
Sat 2 February – Nottingham, Rock City
Sun 3 February – Glasgow, King Tut’s
Mon 4 February – Newcastle, O2 Academy
Tue 5 February – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
Weds 6 February – Manchester NQ Live
Thurs 7 February – London O2 Academy Islington
Fri 8 February – Sheffield, Corporation
Sat 8 February – Leeds, The Cockpit More...
Massachusetts metallers Revocation will kick off their North America headline tour presented by Scion A/V tonight, October 18th in Trenton, NJ. The tour runs through November 17th in Manchester, NH. Support on the tour will come from A Life Once Lost and Ken mode.
In conjunction with the tour, Scion A/V has released a new EP titled "Teratogenesis," which is available as a free download right here. Revocation will also be touring with The Faceless and The HAARP Machine this November and December. A complete list of all dates can be found below.
Drummer Phil Dubois-Coyne commented on the upcoming tours:
"Whats up RevoNation! We're very excited to kick off our US headliner with A Life Once Lost and KEN Mode, and then jump right into our winter tour with The Faceless and The HAARP Machine! Its gonna be a ripping time, with beers, boobs, and blast beats aplenty. So come hang out with us, and be a part of the many good times ahead. See you there!"
Frontman Dave Davidson added:
"Fellow metalheads! We are about to embark on our headliner starting tomorrow with A Life Once Lost and KEN Mode and we couldn't be more excited to hit the road! We'll be playing material spanning all our releases including a few choice cuts from our new EP Teratogenesis. As soon as our headliner ends we'll be heading back out with the Faceless and The HAARP Machine for further shredtastic adventures. See you fuckers soon!!!" More...
Revocation will be headed out for the "Deconsecrate the Nation" tour this coming November alongside The Faceless and The HAARP Machine. Dates for the run are as follows:
Nov 27 Ogden, UT Mojoes
Nov 28 Colorado Springs, CO Black Sheep
Nov 29 Kansas City, MO Beaumont
Nov 30 Iowa City, IA Blue Moose
Dec 1 LaPorte, IN Game Emporium
Dec 2 Toledo, OH Frankies
Dec 3 St. Catharines, ON Barracuda Pretty
Dec 4 Windsor, ON KOC
Dec 5 London, ON Rum Runners
Dec 6 Syracuse, NY The Lost Horizon
Dec 7 Springfield, VA Empire
Dec 9 Pittsburgh, PA The Ironworks
Dec 11 Oklahoma City, OK Chameleon
Dec 12 Austin, TX Dirty Dog
Dec 14 Tucson, AZ The Rock More...
A video documentary following the antics of the Summer Slaughter Tour has been posted online by Jeff Holcomb, which can be viewed below. Jeff also comments:
"During the months of July and August of 2012, the Summer Slaughter Tour spanned North American continent, hitting 31 cities in five weeks, including two festivals in Canada. It was headlined by the legendary Cannibal Corpse and supported by heavy hitters in the progressive and death metal scenes. I was asked to fill-in on bass for the metal band Periphery, and brought my camera along for the ride. This film documents my experience sharing a bus with Periphery, The Faceless, and Veil of Maya."
Music used in the video (in chronological order):
Periphery - "Ragnarok"
The Faceless - "Autotheist Movement III: Deconsecrate"
Girlfight (feat. Spencer Sotelo, Matt Halpern, Misha Mansoor) - "Fuckin' Fuck"
Periphery - "Froggin' Bullfish"
Periphery - "Masamune" More...
Killswitch Engage will be headlining the upcoming California Metalfest. It's a special gig for the Grammy-nominated, Massachusetts metal band celebrating its 10th anniversary of 2002's "Alive or Just Breathing." To commemorate the album, KSE will play the album in its entirety, from start to finish, as well as other more recent tracks.
The sixth annual California Metalfest will be held at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA on Saturday, November 24th. Ash Avildsen, founder of California Metalfest had this to say: "Alive or Just Breathing is one of the most important and timeless albums for this era of heavy music. KsE's special headlining set combined with the rest of the line-up is going to make for an incredible day of metal and memories. Having all these bands in the same place on one day is really exciting both as a fan and as a festival producer."
WWE Superstar "Mankind" Mick Foley will be hosting the festival along with several other stars TBA who will be doing signings and appearances. There will also be many carnival style prize games where fans can win special, limited edition band merch and memorabilia instead of stuffed animals. More...