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The Faceless

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Latest The Faceless News

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.

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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 36

In addition to the upcoming Attila show at Fort Lauderdale’s Revolution Live on Friday, November 14th (supported by Crown The Empire and Like Moths To Flames), we at the MetalUnderground.com Official Podcast are now staging another ticket giveaway contest through the same venue: The Ghost Inside (supported by Every Time I Die and Architects) on Sunday, November 30th. If interested, submit your full name matching your ID to podcast@metalunderground.com with one of the headlining bands in the subject line.

This week, we’re proud to present music from Boston, Massachusetts all-purpose metal act Skull Hammer, a formidable “power trio” that incorporates all forms of classic metal from hard rock to power metal, from speed metal to thrash. The band released the EP “Fear The Truth” in 2008 and the full-length “Pay It In Blood” in 2010, and are currently preparing a second album.

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The Faceless Survives Moose Crash

Technical death metal band The Faceless has issued the following announcement about being involved in a vehicle crash yesterday while out on tour:

"To elaborate on the events of last night, in a freak accident, we ended up totaling our vehicle on a stretch of Canadian highway.

"A pack of moose were covering all lanes of the highway and it was completely unavoidable. Some how we all managed to walk away totally unharmed, though a bit shaken up.

"Through the help of our tour mates in Fallujah, Black Crown Initiate and Archspire, we managed to get to a tow yard and onward to a rental facility to get a vehicle and get back on the road. We WILL be playing the remaining tour dates on our current headline tour.

"Thank you for all the support in the past few hours and we hope to see you at the upcoming shows." More...

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Morbid Angel Dominates Summer Slaughter in Austin

Summer Slaughter came in to the same venue, Scoot Inn, as last year's stop off at Texas' capital city. The mid-July temperatures reached a scorching 99 degrees, which everyone from fans to bands did their best to stay hydrated (kudos to Scoot Inn for providing water). Keep in mind, this was still a good 5 degrees cooler than last year.

In regards to the lineup, Summer Slaughter 2014 featured artists expected from a death metal-based tour. This year the brutality of Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, Origin and Decrepit Birth replaced the shredding progression of Animals As Leaders and Periphery.

While death metal was at the forefront of this year's festivities, complex timing and long-winded solos were dispersed throughout the bill. Memories In Broken Glass, this year's battle of the bands winner, concentrated less on guitar solos as they did low tuned, (7 or 8-string guitar) jumping rhythms and samples. I'm sure they were happy to have played a showed promoted by Come And Take It Productions as they played in front of an impressive, jumping early crowd. More...

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Destrage Joining Protest The Hero On Tour

Italy's Destrage is happy to announce that the band will be joining Protest the Hero, The Faceless, and The Contortionist on tour throughout continental Europe this Fall.

The tour begins on November 11th in Germany and wraps up on December 13th in France. Guitarist Mat Di Gioia comments: "We were really tempted to enjoy our scout camp with cross camping skiing tournament, tea party debate and knitting workshop week, BUT we chose to tour Europe with fucking Protest The Hero, Faceless and The Contortionist instead. We can't wait to share the stage with these outstanding bands, this tour is gonna be totally sick! See you there everybody!"

The band will be touring in support of latest album "Are You Kidding Me? No." (reviewed here) and you can check out a music video taken off the album below. See Destrage live on these dates: More...

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Summer Slaughter Tour Dates Announced

The 8th annual Summer Slaughter Tour will feature Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Thy Art Is Murder, Goatwhore, Origin, Decrepit Birth, Within The Ruins, and Fallujah.

Today the dates have been revealed and can be found below. A teaser trailer is also available after the jump.

7/17 - San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
7/18 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
7/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
7/20 - Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theater
7/22 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
7/23 - Denver, CO @ Summit
7/25 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
7/26 - Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
7/27 - Dallas, TX @ GMBG
7/29 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
7/30 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
7/31 - Knoxville, TN @ The International
8/01 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
8/02 - Chicago, IL @ Mojoes
8/03 - Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
8/05 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
8/06 - Detroit, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
8/07 - Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
8/08 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
8/09 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 14

Co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) kicks off this week’s Official Podcast with a special announcement: Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, FL is sponsoring a ticket giveaway for the upcoming Ghost show this Wednesday, May 7th.

If you’d like to get in on it, contact Kevin via Twitter or Instagram (he goes by “n0thinghead” on both) and provide your full name, which must match your ID at the box office.

Next, Kevin and co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) react to the recently announced Summer Slaughter Tour lineup, featuring headliners Morbid Angel and including such bands as Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Goatwhore, and Origin.

Then, Mike reviews the recent Century Media release “Back From Beyond,” the third studio album (and first since 1996) by Tampa, Florida death metal outfit Massacre. The band features former members of Death, Six Feet Under, and many other acts.

Finally, Mike and Kevin indulge in their shared love of melodic death metal by co-reviewing another Century Media release: “Shadows Of The Dying Sun,” the fresh and highly anticipated new album from Finland’s Insomnium.

Check out the podcast here, enjoy, and offer us your feedback.

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Summer Slaughter 2014 Lineup Announced

The 8th annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by IndieMerchStore.com, runs from July 17th through August 10th.

This year's edition features Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Thy Art Is Murder, Goatwhore, Origin, Decrepit Birth, Within The Ruins, and Fallujah.

The tour will stop at The House of Blues in Los Angeles on July 19th and Irving Plaza in New York on August 8th with VIP ticketing currently available now for both shows. Look for the complete list of tourdates to be announced in the coming weeks.

David Vincent (vocals/bass) of Morbid Angel states: "Summer Slaughter will be the ultimate, extreme music festival this year and we look forward to headlining this special touring event. It will be great to see our long-time fans and also to expose a new generation to Morbid Angel."

Ash Avildsen (founder of the Summer Slaughter tour) adds: "Eight years strong. Extreme metal lives! Thank you for keeping the tour alive. See you this Summer." More...

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The Faceless Splits With Guitarist

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...

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BTBAM Tour Ends Heavy In Tennessee

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...

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Evan Brewer Comments On Absence From The Faceless

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...

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The Faceless To Tour With BTBAM

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.

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BTBAM To Tour With The Faceless

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...

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Nile Announces Australian Tour Dates

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

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Abiotic Announces New Tour Dates

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
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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...

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The Faceless Missing Shows Due To Vehicle Trouble

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...

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The Faceless Posts New Music Video

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:

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Cradle Of Filth Cancels North American Tour

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."

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The Safety Fire Cancels U.K. 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...

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The Faceless Recruits New Drummer

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...

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Cradle Of Filth Announces North American Tour

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.

Cradle of Filth is touring in support of "The Manticore and Other Horrors" (reviewed here), its 10th studio release, out now on Nuclear Blast. More...

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