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The Faceless' Drummer Split: Chason Westmoreland Fires Back Via Social Media

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:

"You told EJ three days before the tour you were back in and then the next day said you were out and also had a bunch of choice words to say about all of us. You also said you would only do the tour if we loaded your drums for you and you didn’t have to speak to any of us. Wow, that’s some way to treat a bunch of dudes that have been your friend. If you’re going to comment on here like this, expect the same from us."

In other news, The Faceless finally did arrive and perform at last night's date of "The Summer Slaughter Tour" at the Starland Ballroom, in Sayerville, NJ, with replacement drummer Christopher Knoerl (Aviations/Caricature) behind the kit.



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1. Bruce writes:

I can't understand why you didn't launch into Keene about his "performance" at Sayreville. His guitar was only making noise for 5 minutes of their half-an-hour set. after 1-hour-long set up? with all that summerian money behind him, dude couldn't restart his laptop and load in all his tones in 25 minutes? or a back up amp? was a serious let-down.

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