The Faceless’ Manager Comments On The Band’s Troubled Bay Area Death Fest Performance

The Faceless recently came under fire after they reportedly played a sloppy, abbreviated set during the June 10 date of the Bay Area Death Fest in Berkeley, CA. The group were supposed to perform “Planetary Duality” in full, but they showed up super late and only played about half the album. Now, their manager E.J. Shannon has commented on the situation via Facebook.

Shannon said the following:

“I’ll address what happened at BADF. The Faceless left to head to the show and 30 minutes into the drive their van broke down. I had to find a mechanic to come into his shop on a Sunday to fix the van. By the time the van got fixed, it was cutting it very close for The Faceless to make it to the show on time to play their set.

At this point, a lot of bands would just cancel the show and move on to the next one. But we are really trying to turn The Faceless‘ reputation around and make things right with the fans, so we decided to have the band rush up to Northern California and play their set, despite being extremely late.

Once they got there, there were a few kinks that needed to be worked out with the laptop, so it took them a bit longer to set up than usual. It was the first day of tour, and they hadn’t gotten to sound check because they were so late due to the van breaking down. Lots of bands (not all, but lots) have issues on the first day of tour, but these are usually fixed during sound check. By the time they were able to get set up and start playing, they only had about 30 minutes before the venue had to cut them off due to a strict sound curfew. So they played what they could from Planetary Duality. As for the sloppy playing…would you play a perfect set after a stressful day like that?

Michael Keene is working on bringing this band back to where it once was. The rest of the shows after BADF have been great, and so will all of the future shows. Shit happens, but The Faceless is moving forward.”

Shannon also shared receipts for the van repairs. This news comes after Michael Keene was forced to rebuild The Faceless after everyone exited the group. Keene has since faced public allegations of heroin addiction.

[via MetalSucks]

Advertisements

Kobra And The Lotus Premiere “Velvet Roses” Music Video

Kobra And The Lotus have premiered a new video for their song “Velvet Roses.” This track appears on the second part of the band’s “Prevail” double album, “Prevail II,” which was released in April. Kobra Paige commented:

“High impact, pure rock adrenaline!! This vid is a fabulous trip. Free falling through the sky, whipping tight turns on a planet where everything that makes sense to you doesn’t apply and the impossible doesn’t exist. Join this tenacious driver and her motley crew as they take guitar solos literally to ‘new heights’ and drive you through the hard rock, adventure of your life!!!”

Amorphis & Soilwork Announce European/UK Co-Headlining Tour

Amorphis and Soilwork have announced a co-headlining European/UK tour. Jinjer and Nailed To Obscurity will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

01/11 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle 2
01/12 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje
01/13 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
01/14 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
01/15 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset
01/16 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller Music Hall
01/18 Hanover, GER – Capitol
01/19 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser
01/20 Krakow, POL – Klub Kwadrat
01/23 Sofia, BUL – Universiada Hall
01/25 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra Music Club
01/26 Vienna, AUT – Arena
01/27 Zlín, CZE – Masters of Rock Café
01/28 Bratislava, SLO – Majestic Music Club
01/29 Berlin, GER – Kesselhaus
01/30 Munich, GER – Backstage (Werk)
02/01 Geiselwind, GER – MusicHall
02/02 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik
02/03 Antwerp, BEL – Trix Muziekcentrum
02/04 London, UK – Electric Ballroom
02/06 Paris, FRA – Cabaret Sauvage
02/07 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
02/08 Madrid, SPA – Mon
02/09 Barcelona, SPA – Salamandra
02/10 Lyon, FRA – Le Transbordeur
02/12 Trezzo sull’Adda, ITA – Live Music Club
02/13 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
02/14 Saarbrücken, GER – Garage
02/15 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
02/16 Pratteln, SWI – Z7

The Apocalypse Blues Revue (Godsmack) Premiere New Song “Open Spaces”

The Apocalypse Blues Revue, the blues band featuring Godsmack’s Shannon Larkin and Tony Rombola, along with Ray Cerbone and Brian Carpenter, have premiered a new song titled “Open Spaces.” This track is from the group’s new album “The Shape Of Blues To Come,” which will be released on July 20.

Clutch Announce Tour With Sevendust & Tyler Bryant And The Shakedown

Clutch have announced a North America tour with Sevendust and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown. That band will be touring in support of their new album “Book Of Bad Decisions,“ which will be released on September 7. Fans that buy tickets will get a copy of the effort (not counting festival, Canadian, and non-headlining dates).

Tour Dates:

09/16 Chicago IL – Riotfest
09/18 St Paul, MN – Myth Live
09/19 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
09/21 Houston TX – House of Blues
09/22 San Antonio TX – River City Rock Fest
09/23 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
09/25 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
09/27 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
09/28 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
09/29 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (no Sevendust)
09/30 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
10/02 Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
10/03 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
10/05 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
10/06 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
10/07 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
10/08 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
10/09 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
10/11 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
10/12 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theater
10/13 San Bernardino, CA – Glen Helen Amphitheater (feat. System Of A Down, Incubus, At The Drive-In, etc.)
10/14 San Diego, CA – North Park/Observatory
10/15 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
10/17 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
10/18 Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nightclub
10/19 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
10/20 Detroit, MI – The Filmore Detroit
10/21 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
10/23 Toronto, ON – Rebel
10/25 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/26 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
10/27 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
10/28 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory

Omnium Gatherum Reveal Cover Art & Track Listing For New Album “The Burning Cold”

Omnium Gatherum have revealed the cover art and track listing for their new album “The Burning Cold.” That effort will be released on August 31 via Cenury Media.

“The Burning Cold” Track Listing:

01. “The Burning”
02. “Gods Go First”
03. “Refining Fire”
04. “Rest In Your Heart”
05. “Over The Battlefield”
06. “The Fearless Entity”
07. “Be The Sky”
08. “Driven By Conflict”
09. “The Frontline”
10. “Planet Scale”
11. “Cold”

Grave Digger Reveal Cover Art & Track Listing For New Album “The Living Dead”

Grave Digger have revealed the cover art and track listing for their new album “The Living Dead.” That effort will be released on September 14 via Napalm Records.

“The Living Dead” Track Listing:

01. “Fear Of The Living Dead”
02. “Blade Of The Immortal”
03. “When Death Passes By”
04. “Shadow Of The Warrior”
05. “The Power Of Metal”
06. “Hymn Of The Damned”
07. “What War Left Behind”
08. “Fist In Your Face”
09. “Insane Pain”
10. “Zombie Dance”
11. “Glory Or Grave” (bonus track)