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The Faceless Reportedly Splits With Vocalist Derek Rydquist

After rumors have circulated that vocalist Derek Rydquist has left The Faceless, Lambgoat.com is now reporting that Rydquist has confirmed his split with the band. A message from the former front man to Lambgoat reads as follows:

As you Internet sleuths have deduced, I have left The Faceless. I left the band a couple months ago, and we were waiting until they had everything sorted out on their end before saying anything about it, but I guess I'll take it upon myself to break the news. I am no longer emotionally or artistically fulfilled by being the vocalist for the group, and that's how I arrived at my decision. Touring's luster has worn off, and I have found myself reconsidering the role I would like to take in creating and presenting music. Also, being a 'professional musician' was kind of ruining my love for music because when you rely on this stuff to make you money, as with anything, it is easy to become bitter towards it. Not that it was all bad, I had the best times I will ever have being in this band, but it is time for me to move on.

I'd like to thank the band and the friends I've made through the band for making this not only a life altering experience, but a life shaping one. There is an immense amount of talent in this band, and the new vocalist they have is doing a great job, so please keep supporting The Faceless. I can now join you in anticipating the new album.

If you're interested, I'm now playing in another group with some dudes from some awesome bands. Check it out here. We're mixing the album right now, so we should have some music up soon.

You can also check out a new song from The Faceless titled "The Eidolon Reality" by heading over to this location.

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1. n0thinghead writes:

NO!!! =(

wtf?!?! why do ppl say that stupid sh** about leaving a band because not wanting to do music anymore, and yet their form ANOTHER band?!

so is this NEW vocalist on that new faceless song?? =\

# May 20, 2011 @ 9:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. xFiruath writes:

Yeah, the band just confirmed the new vocalist is on the new track we posted the other day. An update will be going on that news post shortly.

# May 20, 2011 @ 11:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. b.bristowe writes:

He probably won't have to tour as vigorously with the new group I am guessing. There probably isn't enough money in the Tech/Death category.

# May 20, 2011 @ 1:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. ZMA writes:

That sucks. I literally just got into this band and they're falling apart now. That guy is a crazy vocalist too. Sad to hear.

# May 20, 2011 @ 9:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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