The Faceless Lose Vocalist?

The Faceless have been touring Europe with a new vocalist.

The Faceless Lose Vocalist?
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California tech death band The Faceless have been hard at work on their as-yet untitled third album. Shortly after releasing a demo track of a new song, the band embarked on a full European tour alongside fellow Sumerian Records bands Born of Osiris and Veil of Maya. But as soon as clips of the first show hit YouTube, fans all over the world started asking "hey, who's that on stage doing vocals? That's not Derek". And they're right. It isn't. However, the band's Facebook page still lists Derek "Demon Carcass" Rydquist as vocalist. But just look at the live videos. That's not the same guy at all. Derek Rydquist had this to say in response to all the questions: "I don't think I'm prepared or of liberty to discuss my current involvement in The Faceless, but I think you're on to something here. I'm definitely not in Europe with them right now, but based on the video I just watched... the guy they have out there right now is doing an awesome job." This isn't the first time Rydquist has left the band, though. Back in January of 2008, he left the band in order to pursue a college degree. By June he was back in the band, and shortly afterwards they released their sophomore album "Planetary Duality". Perhaps college wasn't for him. This time, however, he isn't going back to college, as far as anyone knows. He's actually playing bass in a Los Angeles doom metal band by the name of Bewilderbiest with members of Intronaut, Abysmal Dawn, and National Sunday Law. The Faceless also recently replaced their former bassist with Evan Brewer, of Animosity fame. The new vocalist, whose name is as of yet unknown, will have the chance to really prove his worth when the band release their third album in the autumn. In the meantime, you can catch him, the new bassist, and the rest of The Faceless on their European tour.

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    slooowhand
    well then shouldn't they rename themselves 'The Voiceless'? BWAHAHAHAHAhahahahah!!!! *runs away*
    EpiExplorer
    They've only lost on face value, deathcore vocalists sound easily interchangable. Haaa, unintended pun..
    Loki_37
    Pagan_Poetry wrote: I can't imagine how hard it would be to sing without a face anyways.
    Wow. I could die right now, and be a happy man.
    Våd Hamster
    I find Derek to be a bit bland tbfh, I don't think he does anything that a half-decent growler couldn't do just as well.
    Hells.Mascot
    theogonia777 wrote: Pagan_Poetry wrote: I can't imagine how hard it would be to sing without a face anyways. there is no need for further comments. this one wins.
    rockfreak611
    Pagan_Poetry wrote: I can't imagine how hard it would be to sing without a face anyways.
    first thing that came to my mind
    Primus2112
    Unholy Crusada wrote: So wait, they go on tour with a completely different singer that no one knows about without even making an official announcement about it, or even revealing his name? WTF is that?
    Remember how Kiss replaced Ace Frehley with Tommy Thayer and didn't tell anyone? Yeah...
    ManiacalSounds
    I've just got back from their show in Reading, UK. During a breather, Michael Keene stood up to his mic and said, "Whats up guys? You having fun tonight? You may have noticed we have a couple new members of the band - this is X on vocals and Evan Brewer tearing it up on bass." I can't for the life of me remember what X's name was as I was still jizzing up the walls after Bow Down and seeing the Keene Machine in person. However, he was doing a ****ing sick job. The guys a mad man and his vocals were ****ing dangerous.
    ProgJazzMath
    Hopefully it's someone with way more range. Derek gets old after a while honestly. They could use someone like Christian ex Scar Symmetry.
    Andragon
    flashmdg wrote: new singer has a fit girlfriend i saw him getting onto the tour bus with at the plymouth show!!!
    Tour bus means hot chick not hot gf New guy is good. This band is strong enough not to fall apart over lineup changes.
    jellyman2
    Saw them last Saturday, they announced they had a new bassist and a new singer, but I couldn't hear the name properly...
    Tezza_Larks
    FFS. Rydquist is a good vocalist but he hasn't half ****ed about with the faceless... Can't wait for the new album!
    whaip
    Pagan_Poetry wrote: I can't imagine how hard it would be to sing without a face anyways.
    you stole my comment :/
    theogonia777
    Pagan_Poetry wrote: I can't imagine how hard it would be to sing without a face anyways.
    there is no need for further comments. this one wins.
    flashmdg
    new singer has a fit girlfriend i saw him getting onto the tour bus with at the plymouth show!!!
    Kämpfer
    Pagan_Poetry wrote: I can't imagine how hard it would be to sing without a face anyways.
    oh.my.god. I'm in tears.
    Gradyogle
    Nice. This is definitely the proper way to get new members. It's nobody else's business, seriously. Press reports are kinda....vain and anti-art.
    The Spoon
    Gradyogle wrote: Nice. This is definitely the proper way to get new members. It's nobody else's business, seriously. Press reports are kinda....vain and anti-art.
    I disagree, I think it's important to let people who really care about the band know when someone leaves, especially someone who is the face (lol) of the band.
    Gradyogle
    The Spoon wrote: Gradyogle wrote:Nice. This is definitely the proper way to get new members. It's nobody else's business, seriously. Press reports are kinda....vain and anti-art.I disagree, I think it's important to let people who really care about the band know when someone leaves, especially someone who is the face (lol) of the band.
    Hahahahahahahahaha.
    alexgepgepgep
    His name is Geoff. He was in the Pittsburgh band Kamikabe. Who you should also check out if you dig good death metal.
    popeslayer
    sick sick band, but this new is wierd thanks for the ****ing heads up ya bastards!!!!!
    Unholy Crusada
    So wait, they go on tour with a completely different singer that no one knows about without even making an official announcement about it, or even revealing his name? WTF is that?