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The Faceless

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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.

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Cannibal Corpse Announces Japanese Tour Dates

Death metal legends Cannibal Corpse will be heading far east for a series of shows in Japan this June. Joining them on the bill will be The Faceless and Misery Index.

Bass player Alex Webster states: "We haven’t played in Japan since 1996 so we are completely psyched about our three show tour we will be making there in June. We are also looking forward to playing with The Faceless and Misery Index; two killer bands that will add a lot to an already exciting tour. Our Japanese fans have been waiting for us for a long time so we plan on giving them our best and putting on the heaviest show we possibly can."

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Summer Slaughter Battle of the Bands Results

The winners of the Summer Slaughter Battle of the Bands events that were held accross Australia on Friday night have been posted online by promoter Soundworks Touring. The competition was held to determine the opening support act at each of the five national shows.

Here are the results:

NSW - Dred (myspace.com/dredmetal)
QLD - Signal The Firing Squad (myspace.com/signalthefiringsquad)
SA - Closed Casket (myspace.com/closedcasketmetal)
WA - Gallows For Grace (myspace.com/gallowsforgrace)
VIC - A Million Dead Birds Laughing (myspace.com/amdbl) More...

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The Red Shore Pulls Out of Summer Slaughter Tour

Melbourne’s The Red Shore has decided to pull out of the inaugural Australian Summer Slaughter Tour, scheduled for March 2009.

Here is an official statement from the band:

“We regret to inform our Australian fans and also the fans of the Summer Slaughter tour, that due to various reasons, The Red Shore will no longer be able to participate in the tour. Throughout the last few months we felt that certain circumstances pertaining to the tour did not suit the band and this coupled with some ongoing medical problems with some of our members and some financial constraint simply means that opting out of this tour was the best thing for the band at this point in time. We hope you will all still go to the shows and support both Aussie Metal and Metal worldwide. Thanks.”

Local openers will be announced on Monday, February 23, after the Battle Of Bands results have been decided.

The Australian Summer Slaughter 2009 Tour features Necrophagist, Dying Fetus, Aborted and The Faceless, plus the local openers to be announced. They are playing on the following dates:

Fri March 13th @ The Manning Bar , Sydney (Lic / AA)
Sat March 14th @ The Red Room, Brisbane (Lic / AA)
Sun March 15th @ Fowlers Live, Adelaide (Lic / AA)
Mon March 16th @ Club Capitol, Perth (18+)
Tue March 17th @ The Corner Hotel, Melbourne (18+)

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Cannibal Corpse Announces North American Tour

Death metal legends Cannibal Corpse has announced that they will embark on a headlining tour of North America this April. Joining them will be The Faceless, Obscura and Neuraxis.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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TDTDE, The Faceless, Arsis, and Misery Index Tour

Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza hits the road with The Faceless, Arsis, and Misery Index for the "Patrons of Destruction" tour. The tour dates are as follows:

2/21-Fayetteville, NC @ Jester's Pub
2/22-Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
2/23-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
2/24-Nashville, TN @ The Muse
2/25-St. Louis, MO @ Pop's
2/26-Little Rock, AR @ The Village
2/27-Dallas, TX @ The Max
2/28-Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
3/01-Austin, TX @ Emo's
3/02-Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
3/03-Abilene, TX @ Rose Park
3/04-El Paso, TX @ Chic’s
3/06-Lancaster, CA @ Palmdale Vets Hall
3/07-Victorville, CA @ TBA

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Carcass Announces More American Tour Dates

Reunited British death metal legends Carcass has announced some more dates in the United States this year.

The bands current tour schedule is as follows:

March 21 - Fort Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater
w/ Suicide Silence, Suffocation, Whitechapel, Veil of Maya, Beneath The Massacre, Arsis, Samael, Decripit Birth, Psycroptic

March 22 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
w/ Suicide Silence, Samael, Arsis, Decrepit Birth, Pinhead

March 24 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre

March 28 - Anaheim, CA @ Grove of Anaheim
w/ Suffocation, The Faceless, Whitechapel, Samael, Arsis, Decrepit Birth, Veil of Maya, Psycroptic

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Initial Bands For California Metalfest Announced

The California Metalfest has announced the initial lineup for the event which will be held in Anaheim, California on March 28th at The Grove. The event will be headlined by British death metal legends Carcass and will also feature Suffocation, Samael, The Faceless, Whitechapel, Arsis, Decrepit Birth, Veil Of Maya and Psycroptic.

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The Faceless Banned From House Of Blues

It seems that The Faceless are the latest band to be banned from performing at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, California. The Disney owned club has not disclosed why they won't allow The Faceless to perform at the club on February 1st with Meshuggah and Cynic but the band will be a part of the tour from February 2nd onwards. Several other metal bands have been banned from performing at the club in recent times such as Belphegor most recently.

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Meshuggah Announces North American Tour Dates

Meshuggah have announced a North American tour with Cynic and The Faceless. Tour dates are as follows:

02/01/09 - House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
02/02/09 - House of Blues – San Diego, CA
02/03/09 - House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
02/04/09 - Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
02/06/09 - El Corazón – Seattle, WA
02/07/09 - Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
02/08/09 - Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC – CANADA
02/09/09 - Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
02/11/09 - Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
02/13/09 - Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
02/15/09 - House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
02/17/09 - Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON – CANADA
02/18/09 - Club Soda – Montreal, QC – CANADA
02/19/09 - TBA – New York, NY
02/20/09 - Recher Theatre – Towson, MD More...

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Decrepit Birth Comments on Planetary Duality Tour

Santa Cruz, CA’s brutal tech-death metallers DECREPIT BIRTH will be embarking on a North American tour with THE FACELESS this Fall. Founding guitarist Matt Sotelo commented:

“We are very happy to announce that DECREPIT BIRTH will be on tour with THE FACELESS beginning October 17th through November 22nd, throughout the US and Canada! Along with ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, VEIL OF MAYA and NEURAXIS. We are planning on a great tour and we’re happy to be playing some new material from our upcoming album. Look forward to some amazing shows, and we can’t wait to get out there and see our fans again!

"Also, be sure to check for updates on our new album! The band is currently busy writing and we are very happy with the direction of the new material, it will really showcase the evolution of DECREPIT BIRTH. Keep checking our official website for more information!”

Here are the Planetary Duality tour dates, featuring Decrepit Birth, The Faceless, Abigail Williams, Veil of Maya and Neuraxis: More...

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Neuraxis To Join The Faceless On Tour

Montreal's Neuraxis will be joining The Faceless, Abigail Williams, Decrepit Birth, and Veil of Maya across the US and Canada as apart of The Planet Duality Tour. The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Abigail Williams To Tour With The Faceless

Abigail Williams will appear as direct support to The Faceless begining October 17. The tour will precede the October 28 release date of "In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns," the band's eagerly anticipated full-length debut album.

Produced by James Murphy and featuring contributions from Trym Torson (Emperor/Zyklon), "In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns" features nine new songs from the band currently featuring keyboardist Ellyllon, bassist Plaguehammer, guitarists Mike Wilson and Bjornthor, drummer Samus with band founder/vocalist Sorceron.

"We couldn't be happier with the results," says vocalist Sorceron in review of the record. "The addition of Trym's legendary drumming and the experience on the production/mixing end that James brought to us has been priceless. This album wholly eclipses everything we've recorded in the past and we can't wait to begin playing the new material live."

Here are the confirmed tour dates so far: More...

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Summer Slaughter Tour Adds Stop In Long Beach, CA

Due to the high pre-sales of the Summer Slaughter show at the House of Blues Hollywood on July 17th, the most extreme tour of the year has just announced another Southern California date. The package featuring THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, KATAKLYSM, VADER, CRYPTOPSY, THE FACELESS, DESPISED ICON, ABORTED, BORN OF OSIRIS, PSYCROPTIC and WHITECHAPEL, can now also been seen on Monday July 14th at The Vault 350 in Long Beach, CA. This is a special show dedicated to the die-hard fans of extreme metal, that will only cost $15 in advance and will include special guests SUICIDE SILENCE.

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New Jersey's Infest 2008 Details Revealed

Infest 2008 will take place on June 28th at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ. Tickets are $28 in advance. In addition to one main performer which has yet to be disclosed, the following artists are slated to appear:

The Black Dahlia Murder
Kataklysm
Vader
Cryptopsy
The Acacia Strain
The Faceless
Despised Icon
Emmure
Aborted
All Shall Perish
Born of Osiris
Psycroptic
Whitechapel
Since The Flood
Eternal Lord
Brother Von Doom

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Antagonist Announce California Tour Dates

Southern California’s ANTAGONIST have confirmed two upcoming SoCal shows, the first being April 12 in Anaheim at Chain Reaction alongside the band’s friends in Suicide Silence and The Faceless. Next up, the ANTAGs will hit the road to meet up with Dragonlord and Prosthetic Records labelmates LIGHT THIS CITY up in Bakersfield at The Dome for 420 Fest, which will also feature a bunch of other bands.

In other news, ANTAGONIST continues posting video updates from inside the studio where the band has been holed up with producer Fred Archambault (Avenged Sevenfold, The Confession, Deftones), recording the band’s Prosthetic Records debut, Exist.
The follow-up to 2006’s An Envy of Innocence, Exist will tentatively see a release late this summer. More...

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More Summer Slaughter Tour 2008 Dates Released

More dates have been released for this year’s “Summer Slaughter Tour,” which will feature THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, KATAKLYSM, VADER, CRYPTOPSY, THE FACELESS, DESPISED ICON, ABORTED, BORN OF OSIRIS, PSYCROPTIC, and WHITECHAPEL:

June 20 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
June 21 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
June 22 - Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
June 24 - Albany, NY @ Northern Lights
June 25 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
June 26 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
June 27 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
June 28 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
June 29 - Richmond, VA @ The National
June 30 - Spartanburg, VA @ Ground Zero
July 1 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
July 2 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
July 4 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
July 5 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
July 6 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
July 8 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
July 9 - El Paso, TX @ Club 101
July 10 - Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater
July 11 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
July 12 - Bakersfield, CA @ The Dome
July 13 - San Diego, CA @ SOMA
July 15 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
July 17 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
July 18 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
July 19 - Spokane, WA @ Big Easy Concert House
July 20 - Boise, ID @ Big Easy Concert House
July 21 - Logan, UT @ Club NVO
July 23 - Denver, CO @ Cervantes Ballroom
July 24 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
July 25 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
July 26 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
July 27 - St. Louis, MO @ Pop’s
July 28 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

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More Summer Slaughter Tour 2008 Dates Released

More dates have been released for this year’s “Summer Slaughter Tour,” which will feature THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, KATAKLYSM, VADER, CRYPTOPSY, THE FACELESS, DESPISED ICON, ABORTED, BORN OF OSIRIS, PSYCROPTIC, and WHITECHAPEL:

June 22 - Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
July 5 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
July 19 - Spokane, WA @ Big Easy Concert House
July 20 - Boise, ID @ Big Easy Concert House

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The Faceless Land New Vocalist and Drummer

THE FACELESS have picked up two new faces for their tour with NILE. Here’s the latest:

“Our buddy Mica from the band Ontogeny will be covering vocal duties on our upcoming tour with Nile. From there, you’ll just have to wait and see what we have in store! To clear up any confusion however, Big Chocolate is not our vocalist. So you can stop spamming our comments about it. Thanks! We’re also very pleased to announce that Navene Koperwies has picked up drum duties in The Faceless. He’s really brought the band to a whole new level and we’re stoked to be finishing the writing on our new album with him at the current moment!”

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Nile Cancel Tomorrow's Show In Chile

NILE have been forced to cancel their upcoming February 20th show in Santiago, Chile. They have issued the following statement:

"The promoter has, at the last minute, refused to pay the band as agreed. The band is VERY disappointed, and if there was ANY way to still put on the show, I assure you they would do it! It's just not possible for them to fly the whole band and their gear to and from Chile, play the show and handle all living expenses out of their personal bank accounts. We hope the opportunity comes again for Nile to play in Chile, as they were very excited about this show. Please understand that if there was any way for Nile to still do this show they would do it in a heartbeat. We all sincerely apologize to the fans who have patiently waited for Nile to come to their country." More...

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The Faceless Loses Singer, Seeks Replacement

Singer Derek Rydquist has announced his departure from The Faceless in order to pursue a college degree. Rydquist comments:

"The Faceless and I are sad to inform you that I will no longer be a member of the band. Long story short, there are things going on in my life that are keeping me from being 100% dedicated to the band, and that isn't fair to everyone involved in the band. I love this band, I love the guys, and I love the music, but in order for both the band and myself to grow to our fullest potentials, I feel that I must leave. I want to thank anyone who ever had a hand in helping out the band, every band we've toured with, all the new friends I've made in the last year, and of course the awesome dudes of The Faceless. I am sorry to disappoint any fans, but remember: The Faceless ruled before me, they ruled with me, and they will continue to dominate without me."

The Los Angeles group is now actively seeking a replacement. Here's a statement from the band:

"We have huge plans in 2008 including some killer tours and the recording of our new album! We are looking for someone who has a singing style similar to Derek's. A loud, consistent vocalist with confidence in his voice and stage presence is ideal for the replacement. A good sense of time, rhythm, odd meter and rapid sixteenth note voice patterns is also a must.

"If interested in joining The Faceless, please respond to www.myspace.com/thefaceless and send us a link where we can hear your voice. Before we try anyone out or send a track without vocals, we must hear your voice!"

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