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Evan Brewer (The Faceless) to release solo album

Monday, April 25, 2011 8:11 PM PT
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Official press release:

The metal genre certainly has no shortage of overly skilled guitarists and drummers who garner the majority of the spotlight as bass players continue to get overlooked, but this is all about to change. Sumerian Records is extremely excited to introduce the world to the musical dynamo, Evan Brewer (ex-Reflux, Animosity), whose ground-breaking, innovative bass playing is destined to create a huge impact within the extreme metal genre. Brewer recently joined the Sumerian Record's family as he was just announced as the new bass player for The Faceless, but Brewer will first showcase his impressive skills and songwriting prowess through his debut solo album, Alone, set for a June 28th release.

This debut offering is a very progressive and unique release, and the first of its kind, as everything you hear on it was created with the bass. Brewer makes a bold statement with this release and undeniably proves that he is one of the genre's most musically proficient bass players around today. The world hasn't seen such a forward-thinking metal bass player since the Cliff Burton era. Check out the links below to see exactly what all the hype is about. For additional information head over now to www.facebook.com/officialevanbrewer

Slap Bass Demonstration - www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8e8qXxwDu8

Double Bass Demonstration - www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1KDEQoVM50

Brewer states: "I started playing bass about 15 years ago. Early on I just learned a ton of tunes and really developed a feel for the instrument's role in a band setting by studying those songs. After that I quickly gravitated towards funk, hip-hop, and r&b because the bass has such a prominent role in those genres. As time went on I started seeking out bassists who took it further than just a support instrument and really hit on some serious inspiration. I discovered legends like Stanley Clarke, Jaco Pastorious and Victor Wooten, just to name a few. I started studying with Regi Wooten at 16 and literally had my whole musical ideology turned upside down.

"I was always into metal because I really liked the technicality and intensity of the genre. I had been playing locally in metal bands around Nashville and became friends with Ash Avildsen and Tosin Abasi of Reflux through show trades leading me to join their band. After that ended I joined Animosity and played with them for a few years until they called it quits. I never really intended to make a career playing metal but I've been fortunate to play with some of the most talented musicians in that community.

"After Animosity disbanded I wanted to take a break from the road and use the down time to do something totally different musically. I had developed a name for myself as a metal bassist, but felt that I never had a chance to show people what I can really do on the bass. I decided to do a solo album so that I could create a forum to give the public a little taste of what I've been doing for years. I had a ton of material and just felt like I should make an album out of it. The album is experimental in the sense that it has no other instruments besides the bass guitar. Literally every sound you hear on the album is from a bass.

"This is about as far from a metal release as you could get but I think that most metal fans are open minded enough to really like it or at the very least respect the artistic intention behind it. Thanks for checking it out and I hope you enjoy it."


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