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2005 – present (12 years)
Encino, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
The Faceless is a technical death metal band from Los Angeles who have astonished their live audiences with dizzying guitar work, lightning fast drumming and unmatched brutality. Formed by guitarist Michael Keene and bassist Brandon Giffin, the band quickly found the perfect mix of dedicated musicians to complete the line up.
Drummer Brett Batdorf, having played a brief stint with Himsa and long time drummer of Los Angeles death metal band Tchildres, complimented the group perfectly and was added to the line up soon after. The combination of blistering guitar work, complex and fast-paced rhythms, offset by haunting keyboards and brutal vocals from singer Jeff Ventimiglia, set The Faceless in a class with the metal legends who have come before to change metal forever. The Faceless have developed a large following. Their live performance combined with the online success of 3 songs recorded and produced by guitarist Michael Keene established them as a force to be reckoned with. The band is on the rise to become one of the most well known Technical Death Metal bands.
In the past year The Faceless have been lucky enough to share the stage with such talented acts as: Cephalic Carnage, Vital Remains, Impaled, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Animosity, Ed Gein, The Number 12 Looks Like You, Into The Moat, Reflux, On Broken Wings, From A Second Story Window, Ion Dissonance, Crematorium, Phobia, Light This City, Neuraxis, Job For A Cowboy, Intronaut, Anal Blast, All Shall Perish, Winter Solstice, Radiation 4, The Red Death, Embrace The End, Psyopus, Deadsoil, and Glass Casket.
The Faceless have just recently finished the 2008 US summer slaughter tour with acts like The Black Dahlia Murder, Despised Icon, Whitechapel, Kataklysm, Cryptopsy, Vader, Aborted and Psycroptic.
In February 2009, The Faceless supported Meshuggah and Cynic while touring the West side of Canada and America.
They are currently on tour on the "Planetary Duality Tour" promoting their new album out November 11th with Abigail Williams, Decrepit Birth, Veil Of Maya, and Neuraxis.
The band is also set to tour with Cannibal Corpse and Neuraxis in April.
Demon Carcass- Vocals
Michael Keene - Guitar, Vocals
Steve Jones - Guitar
Brandon Giffin - Bass
Lyle Cooper- Drums
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