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Since announcing plans to reunite earlier this year and reportedly working on new material, Nothingface has been fairly quiet in the news. With all of the members' side projects including Hellyeah, Noise Within, and Knives Out!, one might wonder if Nothingface is still on track with their reunion.
Now, the band has issued a short message of reassurance:
"To the fans... Just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for all the support over the years!
"Nothingface is very much ALIVE and WELL...
"The Violence Returns in 2009"
Nothingface reunited earlier this year and started writing and recording music for a new album, marking the first time the band's original members have worked together as a unit since their "Violence" record in 2000.
NOISE WITHIN is the name of the new Los Angeles-based project featuring singer Boris Bouma (EPIDEMIC), bass player John "Tumor" Fahnestock (SNOT, AMEN, LO-PRO), guitarist Aaron Slipp (PRONG) and drummer Tommy Sickles (NOTHINGFACE). Four of the band's tracks — "Opportunity", "Privilege", "In the Room" and "829" — are currently available for streaming on the NOISE WITHIN MySpace page.
Bouma had just entered Billboard at 34 and was touring with his band EPIDEMIC. Fahnestock had toured the world as a founding member of SNOT and later AMEN, and was now doing the same with LO-PRO. However, when a widespread panic hit the recording industry, Elektra and Geffen Records left both their bands homeless.
Having lived through the death of Lynn Strait, singer from SNOT, and the loss of two recording contracts, John took a break from music and started a T-shirt business, 313 Merch.
Boris, having moved to Hollywood from his native Holland across the Atlantic to chase his dreams, devoted himself to drugs.
Forming any type of band wasn't on the agenda, until the universe placed the two backstage at a NINE INCH NAILS show, where they both worked as roadies to finance their new careers. Not only had the paths that lead them there been similar, they shared a taste for music, "King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime" by FAITH NO MORE being one of their favorites.
Boris had been piling up material, and with the help of Aaron Slipp, who after being PRONG's touring guitarist now was a free agent, the first NOISE WITHIN demo's were made with a drum computer.
After a long search, a drummer was found in Tommy Sickles.
"We are doing this for our pleasure, at our convenience", the one-year sober Boris says. "In my previous bands music became a job, and the studio may as well have been a cubicle. NOISE WITHIN didn't meet through the classifieds or management, we're friends. Van-proof. I really long to smell these guys asses and feet."
About the dying industry, he raves. "I think it's awesome. Kids have been ripped off for years, and stealing music is a natural result. Everything changes, and labels that resist that will go under. In the end, music will survive. There will always be music."
"The last label I was on gave us half a million in advance — ridiculous. We ended up sculpting our music to the taste of marketing guys. NOISE WITHIN recorded a demo in six hours, for one-hundred and fifty bucks — old school."
If schedules allow it, NOISE WITHIN will play its first shows in 2008.