From: Baltimore, MD, United States
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Last week, on Thursday and Friday, August 13-14, a series of posts were made by Nothingface members on their MySpace blog before being removed. Tom Maxwell apparently fired the first shot (thanks Blabbermouth for Tom's message, as it was nowhere to be found anymore):
"In the past couple weeks, I've decided that I cannot move forward or continue to work with NOTHINGFACE anymore. This has nothing to do with my NF bandmates Bill Gaal or Chris Houck, but directly with band vocalist Matt Holt. It's in my belief/opinion that Matt no longer has the passion, drive or artistic capabilities to continue in a musical direction. His lack of work ethic and desire to be part of the writing process or to track vocals for the music that has been written has pushed me to make the decision to not be part of NF any longer. It's a shame and I sincerely apologize to all the fans that have stood by us waiting for new music from the original lineup. I don't want to point fingers or lay blame but in fairness to myself, Bill and Chris we tried very hard with the best intentions to bring you all killer new music. Unfortunately, and with regret, I do not think that it's going to happen.
"I just want to say thank you and express my gratitude to all the NOTHINGFACE fans that have supported us over the years. Hailz to you all!!!!"
Bill Gaal responded with this:
"Well, we gave it our best shot, but Nothingface is done. I think Tom said it all in his posting, so there's not much more I'm going to say right now. We're all at different points in our lives, and have all approached music with different levels of ambition and desire over the years. Sometimes those desires match up, but and at this point it just isn't working. This has always been a band with very strong personalities, and we've been able to work through our differences in the past, but those days are over.
"I came back into this band last year with the intention of writing a great record with the original lineup, and I'm sorry that it will not be happening. I apologize to all of the fans out there who stuck by us through this process and who were excited to hear a new record. I was excited to!
"Although I do not think there will ever be a reunion between the 4 of us ever again, there may be projects that some of us collaborate on in the future.
"Thanks again to all of the Nothingface fans all around the world, your support has been unwavering over the years and I've always appreciated that."
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.
Formed in 2008 in their hometown of Baltimore, MD, five friends - members of HellYeah, Nothingface, Dog Fashion Disco and PolkaDot Cadaver - have come together to form a new band, KNIVES OUT! The band consists of:
Todd Smith (Dog Fashion Disco) - vocals
Jasan Stepp (Dog Fashion Disco) - guitar
Tommy Sickles (ex-Nothingface) - drums
Dave Cullen (PolkaDot Cadaver) - bass
Tom Maxwell (Hellyeah) - guitar
You can check out a few songs from the currently unsigned back on their MySpace page.