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ex-The Faceless guitarist says drugs at root of band problems

Thursday, March 22, 2018 7:20 AM PT

In the wake of the latest The Faceless line-up implosion, co-founder and only current member Michael Keene took to Instagram to lament the "betrayal and disrespect" he has received in recent months. Keene had this to say:

"Let me begin by saying, naturally there are two sides to every story and if you knew the events that transpired and the betrayal and disrespect I've received in the past few months, your jaw would hit the floor. It's a miracle I'm still standing. Next just let me tell you that this is honestly a fantastic thing for The Faceless. Not only the morale, but the music and show. This year's touring cycle is going to be a pleasure and it is going to be a Faceless show like you've NEVER seen before. I cannot wait for everyone to see it. Also the confirmed players I'm working with are absolute ANIMALS and I'm honored to have them working with me. We are going to have a blast. Many exciting announcements in the coming weeks."

Shortly afterwards, departed guitar player Justin McKinney (of The Zenith Passage) responded with this:

"Here you go again shifting blame away from yourself and towards the last 18 people who have quit the band. Stealing money from the band, stealing money from fans. Telling fans the reason why you can't play your guitar is because of being 'nervous', not because of your heroin addiction and the fact you never practice. Backtracking your solo in 'Spiraling', getting the band's equipment sold from your storage unit from non-payment and using the money EJ [band manager] sent you to pay for the unit to buy heroin. Getting so high that you can't even make flights on time. Ya, we sure betrayed you, dude. Get your fucking life together and take responsibility for your shitty actions."

Make of this what you will. It appears that McKinney's comment has since been deleted (though Keene's remains).

[via Metalsucks]

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