THE FACELESS Reunite With Demon Carcass, Stream “The Spiraling Void”

the facelessThe Faceless have not announced a new album, but one has been rumored for a while now. It seems as if it’s coming along pretty well, as the band have unleashed a new song upon the world. The track is titled “The Spiraling Void,” but the most exciting news is that sees the return of vocalist Derek “Demon Carcass” Rydquist to The Faceless. Daaaamn, son. Stream the new track below. It’s pretty sick.     Continue reading

ABHORRENT (Ex-THE FACELESS) Announce Debut Album “Intransigence”, Stream New Track


San Antonio death metal outfit Abhorrent (Ex-The Faceless) have announced the release of their debut full-length record. The new effort will be titled Intransigence (artwork above) and will be released through Willowtip Records on November 20.  Engineered, mixed and mastered by Mike Garrison at Sound Crater Recording with guitar and bass reamps by Greg Tomao at The Tomato Farm Studio, Intransigence will feature 10 new tracks of cranium crushing death metal. The album will also include guest appearances by Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder), Matthew “Chalky” Chalk (Mephistopheles, ex-Psycroptic), Malcolm Pugh (Inferi, A Loathing Requiem) and Antonio Ascencio (Serocs).

The album’s track listing can be found after the break along with a stream of new track “Ifrit”, which features a guest solo by Inferi‘s Malcom Pugh.

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ENTHEOS (Ex-ANIMOSITY) Streaming Debut EP “Primal”

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Progressive tech metal quartet Entheos (Ex-Animosity, The Faceless, etc) are currently streaming their debut EP, Primal, over on their Bandcamp. The violent, four-track release will rip you limb from limb with its relentless barrage of bestial instrumentation. Fans of the members’ previous endeavors (Animosity, The Faceless, Animals as Leaders, etc) will have no problem lapping this up. Stream the EP after the break.

Entheos is:
Chaney Crabb – Vocals
Frank Costa – Guitar
Evan Brewer – Bass
Navene Koperweis – Drums


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Slappa Dah Bass: EVAN BREWER Streaming New Album


Bassist extraordinaire Evan Brewer, of The Faceless, has unveiled his sophomore solo effort Your Itinerary, which was released last week. If you have yet to check it out, you can now do so right now in the YouTube stream below. This album is pretty fucking rad. Be sure to pick up Your Itinerary, available now via Sumerian Records.       Continue reading

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME To Perform “The Parallax” In Full On Upcoming North American Tour

Between the Buried and Me have announced a new string of North American tour dates this Fall with The Faceless, The Contortionist, and The Safety Fire. Between the Buried and Me will reportedly be performing their Parallax Saga, which includes the Hypersleep Dialogues and Future Sequence, in full in front of all your hungry eyes.   Tickets for the new tour are available exclusively through Showstubs, which include a variety of special bundles for the extreme BTBAM fan. Check out the full touring schedule below.

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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Announce U.S. Headlining Tour

The Dillinger Escape Plan have assigned an official release date to their highly anticipated new record, One of Us is the Killer. The album will hit the shelves on May 14th through Party Smasher Inc/Sumerian Records. Dillinger have also announced an extensive U.S. headlining tour in support of this new record with The Faceless and Royal Thunder in tow. You can check out the full schedule below:

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Watch THE FACELESS’ New Video For “Deconsecrate”

The Faceless have release a new music video for their Autotheism track, “Deconsecrate”. This little blasphemous video goes back and forth between shots of the band performing and the band taking over a church and destroying the church goers’ faith. It’s pretty cheesy if you ask me. Anyway, check out the video if you feel like it. If not, there’s always porn.

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Metal Comedy Skit Hour: Dank Nugs Episode One Featuring Former Members Of THE FACELESS


Film director Richie Valdez has teamed up with two former members of The Faceless to create a short “comedy” skit about one of my favorite subjects….. Dank Nugs. The skit centers around two homies (Derek Rydquist, Brandon Giffin) and their journey to score some nugs. Just remember this is based in Califorina so getting the weed isn’t the problem…

Even though this is a stand alone episode, Valley Scums is set to be a webisode series. So expect more in the future. Until then, watch the sketch above and check out the outtakes from the shot after the break. Continue reading

The Drummerless: Lyle Cooper Quits THE FACELESS

Those of you who have seen The Faceless perform in the past week or so may have noticed that their drummer, Lyle Cooper, has been MIA. This has led some on the webz to speculate about Coopers further involvement in the band. To clear up any rumors, Lyle took to his Facebook and let the world know that he is no longer a part of The Faceless. This is what he had to say –     Continue reading

Stream The New NAVENE K EP

You may remember the announcement that ex-Animals as Leaders drummer Navene Koperweis would be releasing a solo, electronic centered EP under the name Navene K. Well the Human Design EP  was released yesterday and is available for free download. The title track features guest bass from The Faceless’ Evan Brewer if that tickles your fancy. Anyway, stream it below.

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Music Documentary Sunday: Watch SUMMER’S LAUGHTER

It’s Sunday and you should all know what that means by now. This week we are featuring the “documentary” Summer’s Laughter made by Periphery‘s touring bassist Jeff Holcomb. The film chronicles the band’s journey on this years edition of the summer slaughter tour.

Summer’s Laughter features guest appearances, interviews and live footage fromPeriphery and all the Sumerian Records bands on the tour.

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Learn To Shred: EVAN BREWER Wants To Teach More THE FACELESS Basslines

As you can see above, super bassist Evan Brewer (The Faceless, ex- Animosity) has posted yet another instructional bass video. This time Evan teaches you how to play segments from The Faceless‘s new track “The Eidolon Reality“. Considering this is his second installment, I am assuming this will be come a regular thing, which I think is pretty rad.

As always, I don’t know if this song is really all that hard or if Brewer is just that good at bass? I’m guessing a little bit of both. I guess I’ll find out later tonight when I try to learn it…


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Following up on the recent release of their latest album, Autotheism, progressive death metal act, The Faceless, have just announced a headlining tour with technical thrashers Revocation, and their fellow prog Sumerian mates, The HAARP Machine spanning mostly dates from the U.S. to a select dates in Canada. All of these groups will be supporting their latest releases, The Faceless with Autotheism(Sumerian Records, 8/14/12), Revocation with Teratogenesis(Scion A/V, 9/27/12, free download here), and The HAARP Machine with Disclosure(Sumerian Records, 10/16/12). All in all, this is an excellent package and should make for a rifftastic night on the town. Check out the initial dates below as more dates should be announced soon! Continue reading

Learn To Shred: EVAN BREWER Teaches You How To Play THE FACELESS Bass Lines


As you can see above, super bassist Evan Brewer (The Faceless, ex- Animosity) has recently posted an instructional bass video. In said video Evan teaches you how to play segments from The Faceless‘s new track “Deconsecrate“. I personally love how interactive this dude is with his fans. He is always seeing what they would like and then executing it in a timely manner.

I don’t know if it’s just how good this Brewer is at bass or what but he makes the song look pretty easy. In fact I think I am going to dust off the old bass guitar and learn it when I get off work. Wish me luck.


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