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The Faceless re-signs with Sumerian Records

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 6:13 PM PT

Los Angeles, California based progressive death metal band The Faceless has re-signed with Sumerian Records. Guitarist Michael Keene had the following to say:

"After five years and two successful albums we've decided to sign on with the sphinx-obsessed, record-pedaling Sumerian Records for some more! We've worked together from the start of both of our respective careers and have grown together the whole way. That brings me to the question, if it ain’t broke, why fix it? There is no doubt that Sumerian has been there for us time and time again when we've needed them and they continue to grow and expand as a label every day. I'm very confident in their work for us and am proud to not only call everyone at Sumerian our business partners, but also our great friends."

The band is currently close to completing the writing process for their third full-length and will enter Keene's studio in March to begin tracking the effort.

Keene further comments: "This next record is going to be the most musical and progressive record we've made. Since recording Planetary Duality, the goals of The Faceless have changed a bit. You can still expect a fast, technical and blistering record, but I personally am less focused on a musical aesthetic and more on musicality and making an expressive, unique, moody and expansive record. Speed picking, flying double bass and skin melting guitar solos are certainly still in order. However, you can also expect more clean vocals with big harmonies, some unique instrumentation, dark moody passages, interesting keyboards, synth guitars, vocoder and sequenced segments. It's going to be the most focused and depressive Faceless record to date.

"I'll also be filming as much of the recording process on my FlipCam and posting frequent webisodes along the way. I'm really excited to show our fans a glimpse into the daily life of The Faceless, the recording process and my little world at Keene Machine Studios. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do."


2/8/2011 6:14:48 PM
favorite deathcore band

2/8/2011 6:19:34 PM
this just in: no news to report

2/8/2011 6:21:16 PM
sounds hella chill.

2/8/2011 6:28:13 PM

2/8/2011 6:31:21 PM
So THIS was the BIG metal signing? #Fail I was thinking Painted In Exile.

2/8/2011 6:43:17 PM
Pretty much the last bastion of hope for Sumerian.

2/8/2011 6:56:55 PM
Who gives a shit?

2/8/2011 7:06:30 PM
flipcam is stoked

2/8/2011 7:24:12 PM
i like this band...dont care what happens as long as they continue making music

2/8/2011 7:42:33 PM
Well i, for one, will sleep well knowing their new music is going to be more musical, with a greater focus on musicality.

2/8/2011 8:06:38 PM
I could do with less clean vocals...

2/8/2011 9:02:39 PM
Los Angeles, California based progressive death metal band The Faceless has re-signed with Sumerian Records.....and not a single fck was given

2/8/2011 9:39:46 PM
terrible choice.

2/8/2011 9:48:45 PM

2/8/2011 10:35:19 PM
sick so fcking pumped for the video diary. this album better be good

2/8/2011 11:16:39 PM
pointless news, faceless are amazing though

2/8/2011 11:54:20 PM
Painted in Exile needs to be signed up. crazy good shit

2/9/2011 12:17:21 AM
LoydChristmas 2/8/2011 7:42:33 PM Well i, for one, will sleep well knowing their new music is going to be more musical, with a greater focus on musicality HAHA was just going to write that same fckin thing

2/9/2011 12:56:14 AM
What makes these guys think anyone cares about when or why they are entering a recording studio to blow some Sumerian money on another shit record.

2/9/2011 5:57:37 AM
First off, "VIRUS_DOT_EXE 2/8/2011 6:21:16 PM sounds hella chill." ….."hella", dude?….shut the fck up, you asshat. Second, The Faceless are boring as shit, and Mike Keene is child rapist.

2/9/2011 8:46:48 AM
Brought to you by Keene Machine Studios.

2/9/2011 9:34:43 AM
I feel like I was just sold a car.

2/9/2011 10:51:40 AM
"and Mike Keene is child rapist." - I can live with this.

2/9/2011 10:58:11 AM
so now the COMPLETE Cynic rip comes full circle. figured it was only a matter of time.

2/9/2011 11:01:27 AM
yea virus, shut the fck up with that fcking "hella" shit mom fcker

2/9/2011 11:51:07 AM

2/9/2011 12:08:54 PM
stoked for this, great band

2/9/2011 2:11:22 PM
ah lambgoat. the ignorance never ceases to amaze me. oh well, can't wait to hear what lyle cooper is gonna throw down, and what pointless insults are inevitably gonna be hurled my way

2/9/2011 9:27:21 PM
fck clean vocals in metal! What the fck is this shit!!

2/9/2011 11:21:31 PM
Mike Keene has a twat. SMD SMD SMD!!

2/10/2011 12:49:23 AM
people need to join the lemon party, it's like the green party but better. you have a choice, fight for your rights and for what you believe in. join the movement. www.lemonparty.org

2/10/2011 1:27:59 AM
Somehow, this read makes me think of the countless bands Sumerian has fcked over...

2/10/2011 3:04:15 PM

2/10/2011 4:05:31 PM
Mike's a smart guy. He listens to Goblin. This will be good.

2/10/2011 4:32:28 PM
EZ money....

2/10/2011 6:17:34 PM
Oh well, looks like Planetary Duality will be the only decent record these gays ever produce.