The Faceless Perform Without Michael Keene After He Reportedly Suffering Muscle Spasms

The Faceless performed without band mastermind Michael Keene this Wednesday, June 20th, in Winnipeg, MB. Keene reportedly was unable to perform and was taken to the hospital after suffering muscle spasms. No official statement has been released regarding Keene‘s current health condition so far.

In February Keene himself opened up about his substance abuse problems, referring to himself as a “recovering drug addict.”

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The Faceless Perform Without Michael Keene After He Reportedly Suffering Muscle Spasms

The Faceless performed without band mastermind Michael Keene this Wednesday, June 20th, in Winnipeg, MB. Keene reportedly was unable to perform and was taken to the hospital after suffering muscle spasms. No official statement has been released regarding Keene‘s current health condition so far.

In February Keene himself opened up about his substance abuse problems, referring to himself as a “recovering drug addict.”

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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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The Faceless, Lorna Shore, Dyscarnate, Etc. Summer Tour Announced

The Faceless, Lorna Shore and Dyscarnate will be out on the road together this summer playing the below booked dates. Opening slots will by NOMVDIC, Dead Eyes Always Dreaming and The Convalescence on select dates. Both The Faceless and Lorna Shore have recently underwent some major lineup changes with The Faceless having recently replaced 4/5th of their team and Lorna Shore planning to announce a new vocalist.

With NOMVDIC:

06/26 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
06/27 Portland, OR – Dante’s
06/28 Boise, ID – The Shredder
06/29 Salt Lake City, UT – Club X
06/30 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
07/01 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
07/02 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
07/03 Sioux Falls, SD – Big’s Bar
07/05 Green Bay, WI – Riverside Ballroom
07/06 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam
07/08 Joliet, IL – The Forge
07/09 Kalamazoo, MI – Shakespeare’s Pub (feat. Dead Eyes Always Dreaming)
07/10 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub Concert Hall

With Dead Eyes Always Dreaming:

07/11 Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s (feat. The Convalescence)
07/12 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s (feat. The Convalescence)
07/13 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
07/14 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
07/15 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
07/16 Waterford, NY – Chrome
07/17 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
07/18 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
07/19 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
07/22 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
07/23 Margate, FL – O’Malley’s
07/24 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

With The Convalescence:

07/25 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
07/26 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
07/27 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live!
07/28 Ft. Worth, TX – Rail Club
07/30 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
07/31 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
08/01 Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
08/02 W. Hollywood, CA – Whisky
08/03 Laguna Niguel, CA – The Karman Bar

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Here’s Who Has Recently Joined The Faceless

In conclusion of social media posts made by the new The Faceless members, metal-archives.com have revealed the following musicians to be now involved:

Vocals – Julian Kersey (ex-Rose FuneralAegaeon)
Guitars – Andrew Virrueta (Vampire Squid)
Bass – Jacob Umansky (Painted In Exile)
Drums – Gabe Seeber (The Kennedy Veil, etc.)

Kersey himself previously held down the frontman spot for The Faceless back in a live capacity back in 2015. Live footage from their first show on Friday can be found HERE, while a clip from their April 21 show in Fresno, CA can be seen below.

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2018 ‘Bay Area Death Fest’ Lineup Announced – The Faceless To Perform “Planetary Duality” In Full

The 2018 ‘Bay Area Death Fest‘ lineup has now officially been revealed. This year’s edition will be taking place at Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music in Berkeley, CA from June 08th-10th. Below’s what’s been booked:

Friday, June 08th:

‘The Devastation On The Nation Tour‘:
Aborted
Psycroptic
Disentomb
Ingested
Arkaik
Venom Prison
Vale Of Pnath
Signs Of The Swarm
Behold The Desecration

Saturday, June 09th:

Decrepit Birth
Internal Bleeding
Thanatology
Splattered
Continuum (ex-Animosity)
Atoll
I Am Destruction
Accidentally Murdered
Asterion

Sunday, June 10th:

The Faceless (performing “Planetary Duality” in full)
The Zenith Passage
Wolf King
Obliterate
Cyborg Octopus
The Undying
Throne Of Tyranny
Obastra
Lost To The Void

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The Faceless Hunter Share Full-Album Stream Of New Album “The Shadows of The End”

Russian dark/death metal band The Faceless Hunter premiere the full-album stream of the band’s new album “The Shadows of The End”, out in stores now via Bandcamp.

Check out now “The Shadows of The End” in its entirety below.

The Shadows of The End by The Faceless Hunter

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The Faceless Hunter Share Full-Album Stream Of New Album “The Shadows of The End”

Russian dark/death metal band The Faceless Hunter premiere the full-album stream of the band’s new album “The Shadows of The End”, out in stores now via Bandcamp.

Check out now “The Shadows of The End” in its entirety below.

The Shadows of The End by The Faceless Hunter

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The Faceless Assure Fans: “We Will Not Cancel Tours Anymore”

The Faceless announce that their planned UK/Ireland tour will actually take place in early February. A string of cancelled tours in the past few years have definitely eroded fan support of the band, which have now assured fans that they will no longer be in the habit of cancelling tours via Twitter (see below). The Faceless will be touring in support of their new album, “In Becoming A Ghost“, out now through Sumerian Records.

We are at the airport, waiting to board our flight to the UK. We will not cancel tours anymore. We love our fans and hope to see all of you at a show.

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— The Faceless (@THEFACELESSband) January 31, 2018

Dates are as follows:

02/01 Guildford, UK – Boileroom
02/02 London, UK – Underworld
02/03 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
02/04 Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux’s
02/06 Dublin, IRE – Voodoo Lounge
02/07 Glasgow, UK – G2
02/08 Bristol, UK – Fleece
02/09 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms

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Archspire Vocalist Launches GoFundMe To Get Singing Lessons For The Faceless’ Frontman Michael Keene

Archspire frontman Oliver Rae Aleron is back with another beef-driven GoFundMe campaign. Previously he tried to raise funds to “fight Tim Lambesis”. This time Aleron is pursuing a beef against The Faceless mainman Michael Keene, attempting to buy him singing lessons. As the campaign states:

“Please help my dear freind Micheal Keene fulfill his dream of becoming a talented singer. He has been attempting to sing for many years now but just can’t seem to figure it out. I hope that with your help and the proper training he can one day achieve his dream of singing his heart out without sounding like a nasally, tone def, strung out Mike Patton. Any donation will be greatly appreciated by everyone in the death metal community.”

Some more insight into their conflict can be read via the below Facebook post shared by Oliver Rae Aleron. Keene‘s initial statement shared in the below screencap references The Faceless‘ recent decision to remove Inanimate Existence from a tour following allegations of sexual harassment leveled against their vocalist, Cameron Porras. Porras for his part has denied those initial allegations.

The Faceless guitarist/vocalist Michael Keene replied in the comments of said post, offering:

“Your right. I drew first blood. I wasn’t paying attention closely enough when Justin was talking about what your drummer said. Not you. Can we just drop this childish bullshit?”

Archspire Vocalist Launches GoFundMe To Get Singing Lessons For The Faceless’ Frontman Michael Keene

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