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Despite their sizable fanbase (for death metal standards) and acclaim, The Faceless have been wrought with lineup woes since their inception. With each new album cycle comes a new batch of musicians centered around sole remaining founding member Michael Keene (guitars, vocals), and it appears that this time around is no different. The lineup that formed around the release of Autotheism has now completed its dissolution as frontman Geoff Ficco has announced that he is parting ways with The Faceless.

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In light of recent events (like losing two essential band members), it seems The Faceless have decided to drop off of the their upcoming European tour with Protest the Hero and The Contortionist. While we’re still hearing nothing but crickets from the band’s Facebook page, Protest dropped an official statement Friday confirming what many fans feared was inevitable following the departure of both Alex Rüdinger (drums) and Evan Brewer (bass) near the end of October.

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sisyphean-Remember the myth of Sisyphus, the man condemned to spend eternity pushing a huge rock up the hill then watching it fall back down each night? Now there’s a Sisyphian brand of metal emerging from the Pacific Northwest. We’ll push the rock back up the hill after the jump.

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destrage are you kidding me

Italian progressive metal outfit Destrage have had a stellar (if extremely busy) 2014 so far, having released the highly acclaimed Are You Kidding Me? No. back in March and then following that up with some absolutely relentless European touring. Surprisingly, however, it turns out in between everything the band has been up to, they’ve still found time to start work on an upcoming tab book for the new record with Sheet Happens Publishing! More after the jump.

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Just before the clock struck midnight on October 21st, 2014, both Alex Rüdinger and Evan Brewer of The Faceless announced their departure from the band.  Both departures seem to be on good terms, but with the two of them leaving so close to major tour dates, there is bound to be more than meets the eye.

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tim-reallyCanadians Protest the Hero have been a mainstay in the prog metal scene for more than a decade. What founding guitarist Tim Millar is (really) listening to after the jump.

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DefendingSumeriancore

Welcome back readers! This is the fifth part of William France’s sojourn in the wildlands of Australia (right? The entire place is just wildlands, right?), on tour with After the Burial and Born of Osiris! If you haven’t yet, check out the first, secondthird and fourth parts! If you have, hold on to your socks because things are going to get a bit bumpy. Head on over the jump for your fifth taste of this rollercoaster. And remember: DEFEND SUMERIANCORE.

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partone

It’s been about a month since we peeked behind the curtains to see what the Heavy Blog staff is (really) listening to. We start our three-part update after the jump.

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It wasn’t too long ago that we told you about Cognizance and their upcoming EP, _Inceptum. We’re quickly nearing the fall release window, and the band have appropriately just released the first single ‘The Succession of Flesh’ in the form of a lyric video. This is 4 minutes of tech-death that you don’t want to miss, with Alex Rüdinger of The Faceless on drums, not to mention the two guest spots from Eyal Levi of Daath and Suffocation‘s Frank Mullen. Check out the song after the jump:

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Moose
It appears all members of The Faceless touring team are okay after the band’s bus hit a moose while touring in Canada. Merch guy Aaron Von Hamburger instagrammed a photo of the damage with the caption “”We hit a fucking moose. What a shitty night.” Check out the image and more details below the jump.

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