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Encino, Los Angeles CA, United States (2003 – present)

The Faceless is an American band from Encino, California, formed in 2003. They released their début album, Akeldama in November 2006, and a follow-up, Planetary Duality, in November 2008. The band′s most recent album, Autotheism, was released on August 14, 2012.

The Faceless was formed in Encino, California by guitarist Michael Keene and bassist Brandon Giffin in 2003, with the original band name “The Faithless. ” In the winter of 2005, the band began work on a 4 song EP which would become the band′s début record Akeldama. After recording the drum tracks, drummer Brett Batdorf left the band. After a break in the recording process, the band decided to make the EP into a full–length record and recruited several drummers to finish the drum tracks for the remaining songs. They released their debut album Akeldama in 2006 and toured extensively with bands such as Necrophagist, Decapitated, Nile, and The Black Dahlia Murder. The band went through several fill-in drummers before adding current drummer Lyle Cooper to their line-up.

The Faceless would then release their sophomore full–length album, Planetary Duality, in November 2008. The album débuted at #119 on the Billboard 200. The record was critically acclaimed and brought The Faceless a new level of success. Soon after its release the band toured with acts such as Meshuggah, Lamb of God and In Flames. Prior to their performance at California Metalfest IV, co-founding member and bassist Brandon Giffin announced that he would no longer be in the group.


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  • Master-Semga

    Please, prompt me albums/bands similar to Autotheism!!

    27 Aug 2:15pm Reply
  • MrSweeetness

    @sunjay140 I like his clean vocals as well, look at my most played Faceless tracks, they are the ones where he sings clean, however in Autotheism they are just WAY TOO MUCH for (Tech) Death Metal.

    24 Aug 1:04pm Reply
  • sunjay140

    I can't make up my mind between Planetary Duality and Autotheism. I love the Tech Death and epic riffs on Planetary Duality but I also the Opeth-y sound on Autotheism. I feel like i'm the only person who loves Michael's cleans.

    23 Aug 4:30pm Reply
  • ElHuevas1428574

    ⌠↑ಠ_ಠ ←:D→ ಥ_ಥ↓⌡

    17 Aug 11:49pm Reply
  • forfrosne

    Autotheism is great when they're going all-out tech-death like they used to. It starts to get bogged down when they come to choruses and clean vocals though unfortunately.

    14 Aug 7:28pm Reply
  • CoreFag


    13 Aug 9:02am Reply
  • sunjay140

    The Faceless has some of the best lyrics i've heard. Nothing wrong with conspiracy lyrics. Autotheism is about Atheism so I don't why people are whining about the conspiracy lyrics in their older work.

    7 Aug 2:09am Reply
  • The_Curator

    Tech death for pseudointellectual tweenyboppers

    25 Jul 3:19am Reply
  • versionfiv

    david icke lyrics?!?!? LOL i thought this band was horrible to begin with but wow that just flushes the turd down the toilet.

    4 Jul 6:38pm Reply
  • MrSweeetness

    I wonder when they will release their 3rd album, I hope Keene doesn't pull out a Suicmez and dies after the 2nd album.

    3 Jul 8:08pm Reply
  • xVictimOfADownx

    The Faceless as post-metal?

    2 Jul 4:03pm Reply
  • NixterT

    this band is so cool

    26 Jun 2:10am Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    v The early stuff with David Icke lyrics are pretty shitty, but Autotheism is better lyrics regarding atheism than almost any post metal band I've heard with the subject.

    22 Jun 9:03pm Reply
  • bvnches

    I can't think of a shittier band with dumber lyrics and I like core.

    20 Jun 2:01am Reply
  • DamienCallisto

    Really looking forward to their next album since I'm like the only one that enjoys all three of their albums

    12 Jun 5:37am Reply
  • GhostFame

    Thank you Amit Sharma for introducing me to the Faceless

    9 Jun 5:24am Reply
  • neeyick

    i agree with defnoob

    1 Jun 9:31am Reply
  • defnoob

    Never could get past the second album. Good memories to Akeldama though

    16 May 6:38pm Reply
  • JuanDavid22

    Your music is one of the best things in my pathetic life. Don't ever stop.

    16 May 5:44am Reply
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    9 May 4:19pm Reply
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