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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Inanimate Existence Vocalist Cameron Porras Denies All Rape Accusations

Yesterday we reported that The Faceless booted Inanimate Existence from their upcoming December mini-tour after a woman came forward alleging that she was raped by Inanimate Existence vocalist/guitarist Cameron Porras some ten years prior.

Now Cameron Porras himself publicly denies the allegations via a statement he just posted via his Facebook profile, which can be read below:

“Hey everybody I wanted to clear the air about whats been going on with us and The Faceless.

I want to preface this whole thing by saying I am 1000% against rape. It’s one of the most heinous things a human can do to another human that leaves life long mental damage and I wouldn’t nor couldn’t bring that kind of harm to someone. Anyone who knows me I’m sure will tell you that I’m a gentle person who doesn’t like confrontation and all I want is to make people happy.

Our band theme is all about spiritual growth and love that’s who I am. I know exactly who I am and will not let something like this change my outlook on life. I have never been to jail, never been to juvenile hall, never a violent crime, nothing. It’s all public record so feel free to check.

If you or someone you know has been raped PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE GO TO THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY. That is the only way to achieve justice in a situation like this.

This situation has nothing to do with Ron or Scott and I’m sorry to them that they are lumped in with this situation.
So the story begins 10 or 11 years ago when I was in high school. My friend had a girlfriend who was really mentally unstable and would cut her wrists quite often and be sent to psych wards (There’s nothing wrong with that I have many many friends who deal with mental trauma daily.)

One day my friend calls me and tells me that she is telling everybody that I raped her. He also mentioned that she accused several other people around the same time. Him being my close friend since middle school did not believe for a second that I did because he knew both me and her very well.

At the time I told her the same thing I’d tell anyone in that situation, that she needs to go to the police if she was raped. It’s not a joke. It’s not some game. It’s a serious thing that cannot be taken lightly. She never did anything and never contacted me again and after her and my friend stopped seeing each other I never saw her again.

Now flash forward to yesterday morning. Ron wakes me up telling me that this girl is making allegations again to the faceless and I tried to explain myself but in todays world it doesnt seem to matter what the truth is, even an allegation is grounds for you to lose great opportunities.

This girl happens to be friends with ken from The Faceless and so they seemed to immediately want jump on the opportunity to blow up this literal high school drama on the internet 10 years later. I really wish that they would have handled it like adults because it’s not fair to any of the parties involved and especially its not fair to the many many women out there who really have been raped.

I refuse to entertain the faceless‘s detective fantasy. It’s not their place and they should be ashamed of themselves for taking away power from someone who has a real accusation. The police will help you, the faceless will cause an internet shit storm (which is all she wanted in the first place)

Situations like these really show you who really knows you and has your back and I’m lucky to have good friends who stand by me. I will not let this women destroy who I am. I will continue writing music about love, growth, and understanding. As a free thinking person myself I implore all of you to think for yourself and not get caught up in this whirlwind of hate.

This will be my only public statement about this situation because I do not want to feed my positive energy into such a petty drama. It hurts my heart to think that someone out there may think it’s true =(

So like I said if you or someone you know was raped or abused or anything at all please seek justice immediately, it’s the best way to get actual evidence that will help your case. Just talking shit online is not the way to handle business and it’s harmful to our growth as a society.

I wish you all the best. Please be good to each other. We are all in this world together and no one deserves to be hurt.

With much love,

–Cam“

The girl herself later replied to The Faceless‘ post via Facebook, alleging that she was raped by Inanimate Existence frontman/guitarist Cameron Porras some ten years prior. In her post, she also says that two other girls have come forward with similar allegations since the story originally broke.

Her statement reads as follows:

“I was raped by Cameron when I was 16. I tried to report it, and went to the ER, but things didn’t work out. Reporting rape is not as easy as people may think. Not only do victims have to retell the traumatic story over and over, but there is a big chance that there will be no justice.

Cameron says I’m lying, and people who experience rape should report it right away. I did try to report it right away, the records at the ER prove this, and no one pays for ER bills for something they make up. We were paying the bills from that visit to the ER for years after this incident.

I’m not a liar just because I used to cut myself when I was 16. People who cut themselves might want to take their own life, but there is no correlation to cutting and wanting to hurt other people directly. Saying that people who cut themselves are likely to make things up is a terrible thing to say about those who do suffer with suicidal thoughts. Wanting to take your own life is different then someone who wants to hurt others.

I have been suffering with thoughts of not being able to get justice, and worries that others may have went through what I went through. I wish that I could have prevented their suffering, because since The Faceless made this post, two other victims have come forward and said that they had a similar experience with Cameron. Who knows how many others there are. This is simply heartbreaking.

In Cameron‘s post about me, he never addressed the fake photo shopped screen shots that he took. He photo shopped words into my mouth before I even saw that he messaged me. When he was asked by his band manager to take a video of this supposed message, Cameron refused.

Why would an innocent man refuse to prove that he did not photo shop a message to make himself look innocent? Why would an innocent person try to lie to make himself look innocent if he has nothing to hide? I have attached the photo shopped messages, and the real messages that I replied saying to him.

When I replied to him saying why did you photo shop words in my mouth, all he said was that he was going to get an attorney. Even his band mate, Ron, messaged me, and told me to lie or else he would get a lawyer. I attached this message for you all as well.

Why did IE post jokes on their page saying “they like to vape” when addressing these allegations? You know what “vape” rhymes with? It rhymes with RAPE. This should not be a joking matter. If someone makes serious allegations against you it should not be joked about, and they even had the nerve to say the allegations were “not as serious as they seem”. Somehow rape is not that serious. Okay?

Another thing that is heart breaking is all the victim shaming on this post and the Metal Sucks article. I am completely disgusted with these comments, and they are blatantly blaming the victim for everything. It is not my fault that this happened ten years ago, and when I did try to report it things did not work out. I knew Cameron long before IE.

I met this guy over a decade ago, and had no sexual interest in him what so ever. Stop victim blaming, everyone victim blaming is making the metal subculture look bad. You guys wonder why the metal heads in all the movies are the bad guy? It’s because of people like that- victim shaming.

So many people are saying why wasn’t this reported or taken to the police- it was. Justice in not just magically served, the judicial system and hospitals are not perfect.

Another thing about that- to all of you victim shaming and saying horrendous things about me, and then saying I should report it: you wonder why people don’t report it. It’s people like you, doubting victims, shaming them, saying I asked for it, and blaming me, that make people afraid to come forward with rape allegations and charges.

It is this kind of behavior that scares women from reporting rape. Everyone who victim shamed here is part of the problem. Those commenters are the reason why people don’t report this. All this hatred will tear apart any strong person.

I don’t owe you an explanation, I’m only posting this to prove that the members of The Faceless are good people, and that this is 100% real. They did not turn their backs on me and carry on. They actually took action and did the right thing, and that, I want to thank you all for. Thank you.”

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The Faceless Announce Mini-U.S. Tour – Boot Inanimate Existence From Tour Over Alleged Incident Involving A Female

The Faceless will be unleashing its long-awaited new outing “In Becoming A Ghost” on December 1, 2017 and has now announced a mini-US tour in support of it. The trek starts on pretty short notice and was originally announced to have support from Inanimate Existence, but The Faceless has since booted them due to “actions we simply cannot stand for.”

Meanwhile we have obtained the following screenshot of a post from Michael Keene’s personal Facebook page. The post appears to have since been removed, but you can read it below. According to Keene the alleged incident involved a female:

Check all dates for the tour below:

11/29 Petaluma, CA @ The Phoenix Theater
11/30 Cupertino, CA @ The X Bar
12/1 Portland, OR @ Analog Theater
12/2 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
12/3 Boise, ID @ The Shredder
12/4 Denver, CO @ Roxy Theater
12/5 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
12/6 Dallas, TX @ Trees
12/7 El Paso, TX @ The Rockhouse
12/8 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
12/9 Fullerton, CA @ The Slide Bar

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Entheos Premiere New Video For “Inverted Earth (I)”/”Sunshift (II)”

Entheos, comprised of masterful musicians who cut their teeth in bands like Animals as Leaders and The Faceless, have now released a playthrough video for their tracks “Inverted Earth (I)“/”Sunshift (II)“. The band’s new album “Dark Future” is in stores now.

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