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 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.
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:
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.
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 »
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 »
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.
The Faceless have announced that they will invade the UK early next year with the lads in The Safety Fire. The two groups will span the UK in eleven days starting January 30th. Check out the scheduled dates and a song from each band below.
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.
– Josh Huddleston
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…
– Josh Huddleston
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 »
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.
– Josh Huddleston
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Instrumental jazzy prog band T.R.A.M originally seemed like they were going to make big waves in the undergound music pool, but now are slowly fading into another forgotten studio project. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this group, the band consists of Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders), Javier Reyes (Animals As Leaders), Eric Moore (Suicidal Tendencies)and Adrian Terrazas-Gonzalez (The Mars Volta). To date, T.R.A.M have only played one show.
The only show the group ever played, they headlined and it was a free event during SXSW 2011′ that featured The Faceless and Meek Is Murder. I was lucky enough to attend this show and bootlegged 3 out of the four songs they played. Continue after the jump to watch almost the entire set from the progressive super group (it includes some Eric Moore drum cam style footage).
Bass master Evan Brewer (The Faceless, Ex-Animosity, ex-Reflux) has been welcomed to the Warwick bass family. The partnership was made public when Brewer released the above video. In the video Brewer previews new material from his next solo release on his new 5 string Thumb bass and let me just say that it sounds stellar.
I’ve always been a fan of Brewers bass work but he is really starting to come up with some next level shit. Can’t wait for the new album..
– Josh Huddleston
Bassist Evan Brewer (The Faceless, ex-Animosity, Climaxes) has chosen the song “Vertigo” to be the background track of his virtual NYC walk through music video. “Vertigo” is the single off of Brewer‘s solo bass album, “Alone” which was released on Sumerian Records last year.
The video is basically just high def shots of the NYC skyline, and like street shots from a Gopro. The song does compliment the overall video though. I did think it was kind of weird to choose New York as the location for this video seeing as I am pretty sure the cover art for “Alone” is Washington D.C…. Whatever.
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– Josh Huddleson