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The Faceless: Troubled Performance At The ‘Bay Area Death Fest’

The Faceless have once again generated controversy after the entire band walked out on the band’s mastermind Michael Keene earlier this year, due to his alleged heroin addiction.

Keene rebuild the group again with new members, but it things went a bit off the rails obviously during their show on June 10th, at the ‘Bay Area Death Fest‘ in Berkeley, CA. The Faceless were billed to perform their entire 2008 album “Planetary Duality”. According to fans who attended, that didn’t quite happen:

“I only had to wait around for 1.5 hours after TZP finished to be able to hear 50% of Planetary Duality played terribly. This is the third time in ONE year that I’ve been burned by The Faceless’ antics (no show at SS2017 Anaheim and set so terrible at SS2017 LA that Ken was throwing shade at Keene onstage).

I sincerely hope that someday everything is turned around and I and other fans can see The Faceless play live again, on time and well, but enough with the lame excuses. It was astounding to me how indignant Keene acted when told that they were far too late to play PD in it’s entirety, and then later offering the crowd to choose what songs to hear but then overturning the decision because “[I] like Ancient Covenant more.”

I mostly feel sorry for this round of musicians that have signed their reputations over to this band. They all seem like nice dudes and are extremely talented, but I guess they knew what they were getting into. RIP The Faceless.”

Fan-filmed footage of Keene struggling through a solo on that night can be sen below:

Comment The Faceless of the set:

“We had an awesome time last night at Bay Area Death Fest! Now we have a couple of shows with By the Thousands, and then Montebello Rockfest on Saturday!”

This says it all. #bayareadeathfest2018 #badf #noshow

Ein Beitrag geteilt von Arnold Hablewitz (@arnoldplaysguitar) am

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1. coldiem writes:

LOL, nice hair.

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Yikes. A little proof reading would be nice.

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