Canadians 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.
Tag Archive: The Faceless
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, second, third 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.
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.
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:
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.
Yet another reminder of why Unique Leader are one hell of a record label are, Los Angeles based, The Zenith Passage. The band are currently hyping up their 2015 debut album through the label and have dropped a new track, entitled ‘Simulated Reality‘, that is a pedal-to-the-floor journey through crushing and tight death metal.
Hey, all! Animals As Leaders were recently on tour with supergroup Conquering Dystopia (brought to you buy former Nevermore guitarist, Jeff Loomis, Keith Merrow, Cannibal Corpse‘s Alex Webster, and The Faceless‘ Alex Rudinger), and CHON. Unfortunately we’ve been very delayed in bringing you these photos here at Heavy Blog, mostly due to life circumstances. However, please enjoy them in all their glory! We greatly apologize for the wait. Pardon us while some of the staff plays catch-up.
Image courtesy of Maclyn Bean Photography
The Faceless, a band that changes members more than most people change their underwear, has enlisted a new rhythm guitar player. Nico Santora of Suicidal Tendencies is now on the road with The Faceless on The Summer Slaughter Tour as the replacement for previous rhythm guitarist, Wes Hauch who retired from the band back in February of this year. Don’t let his position in Suicidal Tendencies fool you, Nico is more than capable of handling the tech death riffs of The Faceless. His YouTube features many videos showcasing his death metal and overall guitar skills. It is not certain whether Nico will remain in the band as a full-time member after the tour as he is not officially listed on The Faceless’s Facebook profile. Check it out and some other goodies after the jump!
On paper, the brick-wall brutality and chaotic technique of death metal is the antithesis of chilled out ambiance and lush atmospheres. That hasn’t stopped bands from trying to shoehorn the two disparate tones together over the years to varying degrees of success. The idea is becoming easier to execute these days, with modern groups like Ulcerate and Fallujah making like-minded yet differing approaches in letting soundscapes steep between the blistering drums and hulking vocal style of death metal. As opposed to Ulcerate’s more organic use of dynamic shifts to create ominous atmosphere during creeping phases of introspection, Fallujah’s speed rarely ever falters, with huge effects-laden guitar melodies and ambient pads working directly with the mechanically driving forces — something the group has finally mastered with their sophomore album The Flesh Prevails.
Our neighbors to the North were rightfully sore over the lack of Canadian dates for this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour. The annual trek typically lands at least a few Canadian dates, but unfortunately some scheduling conflicts and border issues evidently lead to the trek’s organizers to book a “spin-off” tour of sorts for 2014 with an altered lineup and even greater reach into secondary markets in not just the land of hockey and apologies, but with special appearances in the Northwest US as well!