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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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Archspire Vocalist Launches GoFundMe For Keene

Archspire frontman Oliver Rae Aleron is back with another beef-driven GoFundMe campaign. Previously he tried to raise funds to "fight Tim Lambesis". This time Aleron is pursuing a beef against The Faceless mainman Michael Keene, attempting to buy him singing lessons. As the campaign states:

“Please help my dear freind Micheal Keene fulfill his dream of becoming a talented singer. He has been attempting to sing for many years now but just can’t seem to figure it out. I hope that with your help and the proper training he can one day achieve his dream of singing his heart out without sounding like a nasally, tone def, strung out Mike Patton. Any donation will be greatly appreciated by everyone in the death metal community.”

Some more insight into their conflict can be read via the below Facebook post shared by Oliver Rae Aleron. Keene‘s initial statement shared in the below screencap references The Faceless‘ recent decision to remove Inanimate Existence from a tour following allegations of sexual harassment leveled against their vocalist, Cameron Porras. Porras for his part has denied those initial allegations.

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The Faceless Streaming Entire New Album

The Faceless‘ new studio album “In Becoming A Ghost” officially hit stores yesterday, December 01st, via Sumerian Records. If you’d like to take it for a test drive, you can do so below:

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Inanimate Existence Singer Denies Rape Accusations

Yesterday we reported that The Faceless booted Inanimate Existence from their upcoming December mini-tour after a woman came forward alleging that she was raped by Inanimate Existence vocalist/guitarist Cameron Porras some ten years prior.

Now Cameron Porras himself publicly denies the allegations via a statement he just posted via his Facebook profile, which can be read below:

“Hey everybody I wanted to clear the air about whats been going on with us and The Faceless.

I want to preface this whole thing by saying I am 1000% against rape. It’s one of the most heinous things a human can do to another human that leaves life long mental damage and I wouldn’t nor couldn’t bring that kind of harm to someone. Anyone who knows me I’m sure will tell you that I’m a gentle person who doesn’t like confrontation and all I want is to make people happy.

Our band theme is all about spiritual growth and love that’s who I am. I know exactly who I am and will not let something like this change my outlook on life. I have never been to jail, never been to juvenile hall, never a violent crime, nothing. It’s all public record so feel free to check.

If you or someone you know has been raped PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE GO TO THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY. That is the only way to achieve justice in a situation like this.

This situation has nothing to do with Ron or Scott and I’m sorry to them that they are lumped in with this situation.
So the story begins 10 or 11 years ago when I was in high school. My friend had a girlfriend who was really mentally unstable and would cut her wrists quite often and be sent to psych wards (There’s nothing wrong with that I have many many friends who deal with mental trauma daily.)

One day my friend calls me and tells me that she is telling everybody that I raped her. He also mentioned that she accused several other people around the same time. Him being my close friend since middle school did not believe for a second that I did because he knew both me and her very well.

At the time I told her the same thing I’d tell anyone in that situation, that she needs to go to the police if she was raped. It’s not a joke. It’s not some game. It’s a serious thing that cannot be taken lightly. She never did anything and never contacted me again and after her and my friend stopped seeing each other I never saw her again.

Now flash forward to yesterday morning. Ron wakes me up telling me that this girl is making allegations again to the faceless and I tried to explain myself but in todays world it doesnt seem to matter what the truth is, even an allegation is grounds for you to lose great opportunities.

This girl happens to be friends with ken from The Faceless and so they seemed to immediately want jump on the opportunity to blow up this literal high school drama on the internet 10 years later. I really wish that they would have handled it like adults because it’s not fair to any of the parties involved and especially its not fair to the many many women out there who really have been raped.

I refuse to entertain the faceless‘s detective fantasy. It’s not their place and they should be ashamed of themselves for taking away power from someone who has a real accusation. The police will help you, the faceless will cause an internet shit storm (which is all she wanted in the first place)

Situations like these really show you who really knows you and has your back and I’m lucky to have good friends who stand by me. I will not let this women destroy who I am. I will continue writing music about love, growth, and understanding. As a free thinking person myself I implore all of you to think for yourself and not get caught up in this whirlwind of hate.

This will be my only public statement about this situation because I do not want to feed my positive energy into such a petty drama. It hurts my heart to think that someone out there may think it’s true =(

So like I said if you or someone you know was raped or abused or anything at all please seek justice immediately, it’s the best way to get actual evidence that will help your case. Just talking shit online is not the way to handle business and it’s harmful to our growth as a society.

I wish you all the best. Please be good to each other. We are all in this world together and no one deserves to be hurt.

With much love,

–Cam“

The girl herself later replied to The Faceless‘ post via Facebook, alleging that she was raped by Inanimate Existence frontman/guitarist Cameron Porras some ten years prior. In her post, she also says that two other girls have come forward with similar allegations since the story originally broke.

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Inanimate Existence Frontman Accused Of Rape

The Faceless booted Inanimate Existence from an upcoming mini-tour (as we reported earlier this week), induced by “information that has just come to our attention today regarding actions that we simply cannot stand for” as the band put it. Although The Faceless did not go into detail about these actions, a Facebook post by mainman Michael Keene made it clear that there had been allegations of sexual misconduct.

Past Thursday, November 16, The Faceless finally posted more details about that matter on their Facebook page:

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The Faceless Announce Mini-U.S. Tour

The Faceless will be unleashing its long-awaited new outing "In Becoming A Ghost" on December 1, 2017 and has now announced a mini-US tour in support of it. The trek starts on pretty short notice and was originally announced to have support from Inanimate Existence, but The Faceless has since booted them due to "actions we simply cannot stand for."

Meanwhile we have obtained the following screenshot of a post from Michael Keene’s personal Facebook page. The post appears to have since been removed, but you can read it below. According to Keene the alleged incident involved a female: More...

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The Faceless Announce UK/Ireland Tour

The Faceless have announced a UK/Ireland tour which will take place in early February, 2018. The group will be out in support of their new album, “In Becoming A Ghost“, due December 01st on Sumerian Records. Support bands are still pending with the dates available below.

02/01 Guildford, UK – Boileroom
02/02 London, UK – Underworld
02/03 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
02/04 Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux’s
02/06 Dublin, IRE – Voodoo Lounge
02/07 Glasgow, UK – G2
02/08 Bristol, UK – Fleece
02/09 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms

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The Faceless Debuts New Track “Digging The Grave”

A new The Faceless song by the name of “Digging The Grave” is available streaming below. It’s from the outfit's new album, “In Becoming A Ghost“, which Sumerian Records will release on December 01st.

Check out now "Digging The Grave" below.


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The Faceless To Release New Album On December 01

The Faceless' fourth studio album "In Becoming A Ghost" has now been set for an official December 01st release date through Sumerian Records. The cover art and track listing have been revealed for the album with a new song to be launched on October 31st.


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Monument of Misanthropy "Prison Born" Cover Posted

Monument Of Misanthropy's new EP "Capital Punisher" arrived earlier than expected. Pre-Orders are currently being delivered and will arrive just in time for Halloween. Like on the Austrian/French brutal death metal maniacs' critically acclaimed pre-decessor and full-length debut "Anger Mismanagement", French drum-wizard Romain Goulon (Necrophagist, ex-Benighted) is providing studio-drums. Except on the band's cover version of The Faceless' track "Prison Born", for which David Diepold (ex-Benighted) delivered his amazing session work.

Today Monument Of Misanthropy has dropped a drum playthrough clip showcasing David Diepold blasting through the aforementioned The Faceless cover track, which is also the closing track of the band's brand new EP.

You can now stream the clip via YouTube below.

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The Faceless: Called Out Ex-Drummer Fires Back

Technical death metal outfit The Faceless recently missed the kickoff date for this year’s edition of "The Summer Slaughter Tour", due to the departure of drummer Chason Westmoreland, as the band put it. It was the latest in a string of last-minute cancellations from the group this year. Now Westmoreland has released the following statement explaining his departure:

"Okay so not that I care about the Internet… but here it is. I didn’t bail on my band. July 8th is when I told my dudes. My efforts to reach out to drummers show July 13th. It’s impossible to get Michael anywhere on time…. when I’m at his house and he’s packing a bag for tour it takes two hours. Gas station stops on tour are an hour to an hour and a half. (Michael doesn’t drive) Soundchecks even manage to be a spectacle of their own at an astonishing three to four hours. ( How long does it take your band to soundcheck?). E.J. Shannon is the best manager I have ever worked with, he makes very specific schedules that allow for mishaps and extra time losses and even he can’t get michael to a show on time, like when we were waiting to play Seattle for an hour… anyone remember that ??? That was Michael not showing up to the venue that night until after we had his stuff set up on stage at 9 pm. I watched an entire room of amazing fans wait well over an hour to watch us … that wasn’t my fault. I didn’t think we were going on Slaughter because Michael also refused to turn in the album on time and it was a contingency for the tour. So is it really my fault an entire band can’t make their first show? Fact, they’ve had almost exactly three weeks, so there ya go."

A version of the sequence of events which The Faceless self-evidently denies, offering: More...

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The Faceless Premieres New Song "Black Star"

The Faceless premieres a new song entitled "Black Star". A new release from the band is thought to have now been completed with more details to come soon.
Check out now "Black Star" below.

Catch The Faceless on The Summer Slaughter Tour 2017 along with The Black Dahlia Murder, Dying Fetus, Oceano, Slaughter To Prevail, Origin, Rings of Saturn, Betraying The Martyrs, Lorna Shore + more. More...

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The Faceless Cancels European Tour

After the gigantic clusterfuck earlier this very month when The Faceless cancelled an Australian tour last minute, the band has now reportedly cancelled a European tour without (as of this writing) issuing a statement to the fans.

News of the cancellation came via the U.K. Tech Metal Festival when that fest's organizers issued this announcement via Facebook:

"We regret to inform you that The Faceless cancelled all EU dates this year, we are awaiting an official statement from the band. Apologies to anyone who was hoping to see them, we have done everything within our power to make this dream a reality!

"We would like to thank Artery Global and their agent Liam John Byrne for their professionalism in handling the matter and their support for Tech-Fest, they too have done all they can to make this happen. Chins up, we will reveal the final secret headliner shortly! Thank you all for your continued support, not long until July 6th now."

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The Faceless Drops Off Tour, Duels With Promoter

After dropping off a major tour without warning last year, The Faceless has once again cancelled a live trek at the 11th hour, this time dropping off an Australian / New Zealand bill with The Black Dahlia Murder.

The promoter of the tour - Soundworks Touring - clearly wasn't happy with the situation, issuing this statement via Facebook:

"Due to complete incompetency by the band and their management, and with a total lack of respect for Soundworks Touring, and more importantly their fans, The Faceless have this morning officially cancelled their entire Australian and New Zealand tour. Over the past week we have been continuously lied to, misled and left in the dark as to the whereabouts of the band since their first scheduled appearance on May 9th.

"We at Soundworks Touring have done everything in our power to bring the band here for these shows, but The Faceless have been completely unprofessional in their behaviour and this cancellation is 100% solely their doing.

"To any disgruntled fans who wish to voice their opinion on this matter, we at Soundworks Touring are more than willing to put you in direct contact with the band and their management so they can address your questions. In the meantime feel free to express yourself on the bands official facebook page.

"We apologize to fans for the cancellation and wholeheartedly share your disappointment, but as mentioned previously, this has been 100% out of our control. The rest of the tour package will continue as is and we hope you still enjoy the amazing show The Black Dahlia Murder, Putrid Pile, Whoretopsy, and Unravel are displaying."

Needless to say, The Faceless doesn't agree with the above statement, and has since issued a rebuttal (which the fans don't seem to be buying - see a screencap from Facebook below). Michael Keene of The Faceless posted this message: More...

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Alluvial: Full New Debut Album Streaming

Alluvial - featuring Keith Merrow (Conquering Dystopia, etc.) and Wes Hauch (Black Crown Initiate/ex-The Faceless) - premieres the full-album stream of the band's brand new album "The Deep Longing for Annihilation. The album has some special guests as well: Marty Friedman plays the second guitar solo on "Lila" and Sims Cashion plays the solo on "Compound".

Check out now "The Deep Longing for Annihilation" in its entirety below.

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The Faceless Reportedly Drops Off Tour

Second Update: The Faceless has now issued a statement about the cancellation, available below, and followed by the original article.

The Faceless released this announcement via Facebook: "The Faceless has encountered a very unfortunate situation. We have decided to be 100% honest about what has happened. It would be easy for us to come up with a false excuse to cover up the truth, which is something that people have unfortunately become accustomed to when a band cancels a tour. However, we feel like we owe it to our fans to be honest.

"Two days ago, we were supposed to leave for our tour with August Burns Red and Between The Buried And Me. The day before we were supposed to leave, our fill in vocalist backed out, and told us that he would not be performing with The Faceless on this tour. His other, full time band did not feel comfortable with him touring in another group, and he wanted to respect their wishes.

"With this happening on such extremely short notice, it has left us with our hands tied. We have absolutely no choice but to regretfully drop off of our tour with August Burns Red, Between The Buried And Me, and Good Tiger, as well as our headlining tour with Scale The Summit, Rivers of Nihil, and Native Construct. This is a huge disappointment to us, as we were eagerly looking forward to touring with all of these amazing bands. We ask anyone that was planning on attending the BTBAM/ABR tour to still attend. More...

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Ordinance Premieres New Song "Bloodwine"

Ordinance - featuring ex-The Faceless drummer Alex Rudinger - premieres a new song entitled "Bloodwine", taken from the upcoming new album "The Ides Of March", which will be out in stores February 26th.

Check out now "Bloodwine" below.

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BTBAM Announces Tour With August Burns Red

Between The Buried And Me and August Burns Red are joining forces for a North American tour that kicks off on March 4th in Sayreville, NJ at Starland Ballroom. With additional support from The Faceless and Good Tiger, the tour will wrap up in New York, NY on April 17th at Webster Hall.

Between The Buried And Me completed an extensive North American headlining tour with Enslaved, Intronaut, and Native Construct this past November/December in support of latest album, "Coma Ecliptic."

The tour directly follows August Burns Red's appearance at the 58th annual Grammy Award Ceremony where the Lancaster, PA five-piece is nominated for Best Metal Performance for the song "Identity." More...

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Ordinance Premieres New Song "23 Wounds"

Ordinance - featuring ex-The Faceless drummer Alex Rudinger - premieres a new song entitled "23 Wounds", taken from the upcoming new album "The Ides Of March", which will be out in stores February 26th.

Check out now "23 Wounds" below.

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The Faceless Premieres Brand New Song

Technical death metal masters of The Faceless premiere a brand new song entitled "The Spiraling Void" taken from the band's rumored upcoming new album. The current lineup still remains a mystery though.

Check out now "The Spiraling Void" below.

The Faceless have also revealed the dates for a North America tour with After The Burial, Rings Of Saturn and Toothgrinder this fall. Check out all dates below: More...

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Obscura Taps Rüdinger For "Summer Slaughter Tour"

Obscura taps Ex-The Faceless drummer Alex Rüdinger (see also clip below) - now drummer of Conquering Dystopia - for the bands run on this year's edition of the Summer Slaughter Tour. Original drummer Sebastian Lanser will be forced to sit out the tour due to health issues.

Explains Stefan Kummerer:

"Regrettably, we are unable to perform at Progstage Festival, Tel Aviv and Metaldays Festival Slovenia this year. Our drummer Sebastian Lanser overstrung his left hand and suffers from a serious inflammation since then. Playing this complex music with this condition won’t allow us to play a tight 80 minute headlining show our fans and we as musicians demand.

"We decided not to play a halfhearted set, instead we postpone both concerts and come back with an extended live show including songs of our new, upcoming album. Dates will be published soon.

"In the meantime Alex Rüdinger (Conquering Dystopia) will step in to play this year’s Summer Slaughter festival tour in North America.” More...

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