A lot has been happening over the last few days in The Faceless camp. So here’s the round up in the style of a news sandwich (good, bad, good):
After the recent departure of long time drummer Lyle Cooper (above, right of center), absolutely no one was left wondering about who would fill the drum stool. So in a move that will surprise no one, Alex Rudinger of the recently shaken up The HAARP Machine has been drafted to fill the space — the official announcement is as follows:
“To clear the air on a few details, The Faceless has decided to part ways with drummer Lyle Cooper due to a growing difference in the level of commitment to the project. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors and we’re sure he’ll continue to be successful with music. Having said that, we are very excited to announce that Alex Rudinger is our new full time drummer. We just played our first 3 shows with him in Mexico and what he brings to the band both musically and personally, is simply astounding. We are looking forward to a great future with Alex.”
Needless to say, Rudinger is an absolute beast behind the kit and is clearly more than talented enough to cope with the all the twists and turns Keene can throw at him, so here’s to hoping this is a long lasting tenure (for once).
For those of us in these grand ol’ isles of Britania, the news was tainted a little as it came with the announcement that the band’s upcoming UK tour alongside The Safety Fire has been cancelled due to visa issues:
Due to Visa issues with The Faceless, our forthcoming tour has unfortunately been cancelled. Refunds for tickets are available from your place of purchase.
Thank you to all of our fans who bought tickets for these shows. We will try to make it up to you as soon as possible – TSF
This statement was later echoed on The Faceless‘s page, also suggesting that the tour will be rescheduled at some point.
Oh, and the other good news? Well, this song still exists!