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The Faceless anger fans with sloppy, abbreviated show

Monday, June 11, 2018 6:45 PM PT


The Faceless play short sloppy set

If you've been following The Faceless for any amount of time, you're well aware that they seem to be plagued by controversy and instability. Last night seems to be the latest chapter in the ongoing saga that is The Faceless.

Michael Keene and his new line-up rolled into Berkeley, CA yesterday (June 10) for their appearance at the "Bay Area Death Fest." Unfortunately, they were late:




When they finally did start playing, they were reportedly sloppy:



Some fan-filmed footage:




The Faceless were supposed to perform their Planetary Duality album in its entirety, however, their set reportedly consisted of only four songs. Regardless, shortly after the show, The Faceless took to Facebook to say they had "an awesome time":


The Faceless Facebook post


After fans started replying to the post with critical comments, said post was deleted. One of its most detailed comments was reposted and reads as follows:

I didn't. I only had to wait around for 1.5 hours after The Zenith Passage finished to be able to hear 50% of Planetary Duality played terribly. This is the third time in ONE year that I've been burned by The Faceless' antics (no show at SS2017 Anaheim and set so terrible at SS2017 LA that Ken was throwing shade at Keene onstage).

I sincerely hope that someday everything is turned around and I and other fans can see The Faceless play live again, on time and well, but enough with the lame excuses. It was astounding to me how indignant Keene acted when told that they were far too late to play PD in its entirety, and then later offering the crowd to choose what songs to hear but then overturning the decision because "[I] like Ancient Covenant more."

I mostly feel sorry for this round of musicians that have signed their reputations over to this band. They all seem like nice dudes and are extremely talented, but I guess they knew what they were getting into. RIP The Faceless.


45 comments


anonymous
9 days ago
I would love to see the Autotheism and the Planetary Duality lineup of the band to continue on without Keene. (Wes Hauch, Evan Brewer, Lyle Cooper and Derek Rydquist and maybe get Steve Jones in place of Keene on lead guitar. Would be a killer lineup.
RIP The Faceless

anonymous
9 days ago
Send Keene to rehab already goddamnit. He needs to be ambushed A-Team style at the rate he's going

anonymous
9 days ago
As I Lay Dying anger fans with sloppy, gynomastic t-ts

anonymous
9 days ago
the above post about tim's t-ts is great but really, this is the ONE place we should lay off AILD and really lay into the Faceless. They are a gold mine in and of themselves. So let's call a truce and get brutal with this junkie douche bag in this article.

anonymous
9 days ago
People who cant guitar well in front of a crowd are stoked

anonymous
9 days ago
Guitarist who finger tap like an old man fcking a pillow are stoked.

anonymous
9 days ago
For the love of God why is this band still trying? Stop the bleeding and just quit already.

anonymous
9 days ago
The new Tomb Mold is pretty good

anonymous
9 days ago
Ive always thought Rachel Ray was hot. Sue me.

anonymous
9 days ago
Did anyone see Hereditary this weekend?

anonymous
9 days ago
The second Crocodile Dundee was better than the first movie. The first one reminds of how bad The Faceless were last night

anonymous
9 days ago
Michael Keene should join As I lay dying

anonymous
9 days ago
I was at the show and none of this happened, they played very good and every china hit was there. I work for metal blade so I know.

-jeff

9 days ago
Awful band/moron fanbase.

9 days ago
Called it back around the new year.

anonymous
9 days ago
Was there last night, I left after an hour of waiting for them and ate Taco Bell. Taco Bell was a better choice.

anonymous
9 days ago
Michael Keene's heroin dealer here. My bad?

9 days ago
If you're still attempting to see this band live and expecting a good show, you deserve to have your money taken from you

anonymous
9 days ago
The Penisless

anonymous
8 days ago
Ive always thought Rachel Ray was hot. Sue me.

Me too, man.

anonymous
8 days ago
I was there, it wasn't as bad as these fruits are making out to be. You should be lucky you got any songs from these kings of deathcore

8 days ago
Two third of the band was nodding off fentanyl and the rest on methamphetamine , su hell of a band

8 days ago
Two third of the band was nodding off fentanyl and the rest on methamphetamine , such hell of a band

8 days ago
Saw this band once and only once when Planetary Duality was about to release. Guess those better days are gone as hell

anonymous
8 days ago
i love it! this just gets crazier and crazier! i've been fortunate to see them in proper form throughout their career and have witness over a half dozen sets played proper. but this shit is just incredible! i want to get it to the brooklyn show just for the lolz! who's cataloguing this into a book? just throw in the f*kn towel already!

anonymous
8 days ago
if the ticket time says 6 and no bands are on at 630, i'm already 90% sure i will not be seeing the last two bands, and most of the time i'm already thinking of leaving. stop wasting our time and live by the promo time.

anonymous
8 days ago
Aaron Bedard here. Straight edge gambling addict. What are the odds this guy OD's soon? Any bookie can give some odds here? Yo I'm good for the money.

anonymous
8 days ago
fck you Tim Lambesis!!!!!!!!!!!

anonymous
8 days ago
Gotta give this guy credit for still doing drugs.

anonymous
8 days ago
^^this guy knows what's up

anonymous
8 days ago
as i lay sheet rocking rachel rays faceless face

anonymous
8 days ago
T.I.T.S. L.A.M.B.E.S.I.S.

anonymous
8 days ago
Bring back the Batdorf.

anonymous
8 days ago
Come see that Faceless on their 2018 North America summer tour brought to you by Narcan Nasal Spray

anonymous
8 days ago
Hereditary was pretty good. Not scary, but still pretty good.

anonymous
8 days ago
STOP COMPLAINING. Nobody forced you to wait hours - you choose to wait. And everyone knows this band is The Jersey Shore of the metal community. You get what you pay for.

anonymous
8 days ago
WOW THIS COMMENTER IS GAY ^^^^^^^^

anonymous
8 days ago
WOW THIS COMMENTER IS EXXXTRA GAY ^^^^^^^^

anonymous
8 days ago
Hey everyone, it's Red. You want me to put this band out of its misery? meet me at barnes and nobles. bring a 1000 dollar deposit.

anonymous
7 days ago
"throw shade" you sound like a gay

anonymous
7 days ago
moshing pits with people sitting down? that's bold.

anonymous
7 days ago
more like The Fanbaseless... these guys are the Kanye VVest of "Metal music"<--- even calling them that is a disservice to any heavy metal musician. sloppy abbreviated show,well,you get what you pay for. you do not go to a denny's expecting a del monico steak entree and get upset when they bring you out steakums & a baked potato

anonymous
7 days ago
Hey Everyone, Tim Lambesis here, if you guys don't like this band, I know a guy who can take care of people. You know what I mean.

anonymous
7 days ago
hey tim, it's a good thing you DON'T know someone that can do it. otherwise you would still be in jail. i think you meant to say you know an undercover cop you c-cksmoker

anonymous
6 days ago
Tim Lambesis is back on top faygos. sorry bout it.