The Faceless implode again

2018-03-20 by franklinbumbleton | 145 Comments
Michael Keene is the sole member of The Faceless once again. Justin McKinney, Bryce Butler and Ken Sorceron have all announced their departures from the band. Their statements can be found below. It is unknown at this moment whether or not Keene will continue.

"After dealing with The Faceless for roughly 4 years now, I have decided that I need to remove myself from the band, it is not easy doing this, but being treated the way we have over the years it’s just something I can’t take anymore. I am not going publicly into detail, but if you have access to the internet it should be apparent whats going on here. It’s been super fun and incredible touring and playing alongside Ken Sorceron, Bryce Butler and Chason West. We all had high hopes in repairing the band, worked hard and dealt with things we shouldn't have and E.J. Shannon Management really busted his ass to do so as well, I love all those guys and I wish them nothing but the best. But I need to push forward and focus on the reason why I even do this, and that is The Zenith Passage. I’ll see you all soon."
https://www.facebook.com/justin.mckinney/posts/10155261953996714

This is not easy for me to do... But it is for the best. After a lot of thought, I've decided that I will be leaving The Faceless. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity that I was given, but the band is not what it appeared to be. I am not going publicly into detail, about exactly why.. But there are many things that I'm not comfortable with. I don't feel right moving forward. There are unnecessary levels of stress, and i have to do what's best for my health. Thanks to the Internet, a lot of you already have a good idea of what's going on. It was an incredible honor playing with Ken Sorceron and Justin McKinney and I will miss them dearly. We all had hope in repairing the band, and EJ Shannon really has done so much to try to make that happen. But I can't and won't put myself in a position that doesn't sit right with my soul. I wish these guys nothing but the best. I will absolutely still be touring and I'm excited to announce that I will be playing live drums for Abigail Williams. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me through all of this. I am eternally grateful and I will see you all soon 💙💙💙
https://www.facebook.com/bryce.butler2/posts/10214260102031485?pnref=story

"For reasons that are easy for anyone with internet access to guess I would like to announce that I am leaving The Faceless. While I will miss playing with my boys Justin McKinney and Bryce Butler and some good times have been had over the last two years, the bad times have definitely overshadowed the good.

I have no ill will towards the band or their manager Ej Shannon who really did his best to help the band recover over the last couple years and wish everyone the best. But without going into any details publicly I think it's no secret that there are some deep seeded problems and I know longer want the stress and anxiety that comes along with being in the band.

I'll be putting my full focus back into Abigail Williams and The Accuser as I am finishing up new records for both bands over the next couple months."
https://www.facebook.com/ken.sorceron.5/posts/10157226533327589?pnref=story

Tagged: The Faceless

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Asdfp277
March 20th 2018
19187 Comments


lol

Iamthe Nightstars
March 20th 2018
2733 Comments


"It’s been super fun and incredible touring and playing alongside everyone but Michael Keene."

SteakByrnes
March 20th 2018
13600 Comments


lol

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Nomos
March 20th 2018
1737 Comments


Oh god. Again? Is this happening?! I guess Keene was still troubled.

Risodo
March 20th 2018
622 Comments


lol

Tyler.
March 20th 2018
15465 Comments


someone fill me in what is wrong with keene

RippingCorpse1986
March 20th 2018
2859 Comments


What is worse?

Everyone quits your band, or fire both your drummer and your guitarist via WhatsApp?

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chug73
March 20th 2018
3660 Comments


What happened? Their statements are annoyingly vague.

GetLow
March 20th 2018
3411 Comments


Don't really follow the band so I'm out of the loop. Is Keene just an asshole or is there something else going on here?

Asdfp277
March 20th 2018
19187 Comments


the former

Ninjahague
March 20th 2018
750 Comments


Emmure 2.0

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Nomos
March 20th 2018
1737 Comments


He has a heroin addiction and it's fucked several iterations of his band and his trust with fans after repeatedly scamming people out of money for non-existent guitar lessons. He also had them cancelling lots of shows on fans last minute. He's fucked.

Wildcardbitchesss
March 20th 2018
1931 Comments


Not cool, plenty of musicians struggle with addiction but when you have to resort to fucking your fans over to get your fix that should probably be a wake up call. Jesus Christ

Asdfp277
March 20th 2018
19187 Comments


can u imagine being this band's manager and having to give public statements apologizing like, once a week, all year round

Spec
March 20th 2018
35531 Comments


Dudes a penis.

Asdfp277
March 20th 2018
19187 Comments


http://www.metalsucks.net/2017/05/11/the-faceless-manager-responds-to-promoter-calling-both-the-band-and-himself-incompetent/

i know i know, metalsucks, but lol

ExhaleTheLight
March 20th 2018
831 Comments


lol

Nocturtle
March 20th 2018
778 Comments


"He has a heroin addiction and it's fucked several iterations of his band and his trust with fans after repeatedly scamming people out of money for non-existent guitar lessons. He also had them cancelling lots of shows on fans last minute. He's fucked."

Is there actually any proof he's a drug addict? He's definitely an a dick since this isn't the first time this has happened but he shouldn't have to endure that kind of slander without solid evidence

ExhaleTheLight
March 20th 2018
831 Comments


He did a whole interview op about it

MarsKid
March 20th 2018
7309 Comments


They became a ghost huh

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InFlamesWeThrash666
March 20th 2018
8487 Comments


JUST ONE FIX

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AdolfChrist
March 20th 2018
18044 Comments


"It’s been super fun and incredible touring and playing alongside Ken Sorceron, Bryce Butler and Chason West."

Lol damn, the passive aggressive salt is real.

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BlackwaterPork
March 20th 2018
4336 Comments


Lmao

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botb
March 20th 2018
12025 Comments


Call it a fucking day, fuck this dude

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Darius the Great
March 20th 2018
18551 Comments


Michael Keene is a loser

Evok
March 20th 2018
7597 Comments


Who marries a pornstar and decides they need to spice up their life with heroin. Do shrooms and butt stuff like normal person sheesh.

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bloc
March 20th 2018
53082 Comments


Wow, all 3 of them really went out of their way not to mention the "pleasure" of playing with Keene lol

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Darius the Great
March 20th 2018
18551 Comments


"Who marries a pornstar"
Now that part is news to me lmao

bloc
March 20th 2018
53082 Comments


Toothpick, meet hallway

Darius the Great
March 20th 2018
18551 Comments


Euphemisms

Devastator
March 20th 2018
3728 Comments


"Who marries a pornstar"

Who did he marry?

DinosaurJones
March 20th 2018
9962 Comments


This is now about his pornstar wife because no one cares about the band anymore.

bloc
March 20th 2018
53082 Comments


Didn't the guy from Killswitch Engage also follow the same path?

Darius the Great
March 20th 2018
18551 Comments


Which one
There are multiple guys in Killswitch Engage

MO
March 20th 2018
22449 Comments


"Who did he marry?"

https://www.google.ca/search?q=Andy+San+Dimas.&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwigiKDsgvvZAhUBPN8KHcjECQIQ_AUICigB&biw=659&bih=576

Darius the Great
March 20th 2018
18551 Comments


Lmao there's a pic of her with a Burzum top

bloc
March 20th 2018
53082 Comments


"There are multiple guys in Killswitch Engage"

Howard

DinosaurJones
March 20th 2018
9962 Comments


I thought all Howard wanted to do was go fishing.

bloc
March 20th 2018
53082 Comments


Seeeeeek themmmm

Release themmmmm

I'll be fishinnnggggggg

Darius the Great
March 20th 2018
18551 Comments


I wasn't aware of anything up with Howard

bloc
March 20th 2018
53082 Comments


I thought he got one pregnant at least

Darius the Great
March 20th 2018
18551 Comments


A pornstar??

bloc
March 20th 2018
53082 Comments


http://www.metalinjection.net/latest-news/howard-jones-porn-star-pregnant

Darius the Great
March 20th 2018
18551 Comments


Lmfao TIL

Hawks
March 20th 2018
62611 Comments


Band sucks, band has always sucked, who cares.

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AdolfChrist
March 20th 2018
18044 Comments


"Seeeeeek themmmm

Release themmmmm

I'll be fishinnnggggggg"

Lol

Darius the Great
March 20th 2018
18551 Comments


Hawks don't be a debbie downer heroin addiction can make for sick tech-deth bro

AdolfChrist
March 20th 2018
18044 Comments


He doesnt think so, he hates this band. Planetary Duality is really the only good thing theyve done, though their debut was alright.

Darius the Great
March 20th 2018
18551 Comments


/s/s/s/s/s

SitarHero
March 20th 2018
7198 Comments


Apparently Howard Jones' pull out game isn't as strong as all of Keene's bandmates'.

DePlazz
March 20th 2018
1137 Comments


Lol

NeurOHMancer
March 20th 2018
50 Comments


at least he didn't pull off another MacBook scandal...

bloc
March 20th 2018
53082 Comments


That will come later. First stage is the heroin, and then comes the MacBooks.

Darius the Great
March 20th 2018
18551 Comments


who was the macbook scammer again? that was the dude from volumes wasn't it

DarkSideOfLucca
March 20th 2018
13226 Comments


Holy shit this is a fucking disaster.

I can't wait for the full novelization/film adaptation of this cluster fuck of a human.

Who the hell is he going to get to work with him after so many people constantly dropping out and calling him out for being an asshole?

Darius the Great
March 20th 2018
18551 Comments


Just break it up at this point and become a full time homeless junkie at this point tbh

Like what's the point to keep pretending you're getting better and wasting yours and everyone elses time?

Assemblage
March 20th 2018
595 Comments


Hopefully this is the second to last news article about this "band."

bloc
March 20th 2018
53082 Comments


"who was the macbook scammer again? that was the dude from volumes wasn't it"

Johnny Craig from DGD

Darius the Great
March 20th 2018
18551 Comments


Oh yeah, I should check out DGD

jesterhead92
March 20th 2018
5482 Comments


This band has never really been good anyway. Planetary Duality is their best and it’s pretty boring

GetLow
March 20th 2018
3411 Comments


I'm ready for the Darius DGD discog jam tbh

DinosaurJones
March 20th 2018
9962 Comments


I'm listening to DGD right now, tbh

SteakByrnes
March 20th 2018
13600 Comments


Was not expecting to see some DGD talk in a thread about The Faceless, but here we are

Darius the Great
March 20th 2018
18551 Comments


They both contain assholes as members it turns out so

jesterhead92
March 20th 2018
5482 Comments


I always get sad seeing people talk about DGD

SteakByrnes
March 20th 2018
13600 Comments


JC was the only asshole in DGD out of their revolving door of members

Doctuses
March 20th 2018
1840 Comments



Hopefully this is the second to last news article about this "band." [2]

botb
March 20th 2018
12025 Comments


I’ll never forget my friend telling me he talked to Keene after their set one time and said “yo it’s crazy how you can play all that stuff without using your pinky!” And Keene turned around and walked away after huffing and puffing. What a fucking baby

Asdfp277
March 20th 2018
19187 Comments


needs a psychiatrist

Darius the Great
March 20th 2018
18551 Comments


Lol, not difficult to see why no one wants to be in his band for more than 5 minutes; fuck this guy

Asdfp277
March 20th 2018
19187 Comments


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/timeline/f9e8246f5043af559ebc68ce0c47fd8e.png

21 people have worked with him and left the band

Darius the Great
March 20th 2018
18551 Comments


That is a sight and a half to behold

JeetJeet
March 20th 2018
5599 Comments


He and Frankie from Emmure should start a side project.

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Sevengill
March 20th 2018
8735 Comments


with Ronnie Radke

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Devastator
March 20th 2018
3728 Comments


Wasn't the Ronnie Radke thing about firing his band fake actually?

SteakByrnes
March 20th 2018
13600 Comments


Yea Ronnie didn't actually do that

ShakeSoda
March 20th 2018
151 Comments


Gaaaaaaaaah damn, this is almost on some Blake Judd-Nachtmystium levels of dysfunction

Rowhaus
March 20th 2018
1839 Comments


I was just thinking about this band lol

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pjquinones747
March 20th 2018
2740 Comments


lol

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Rowhaus
March 20th 2018
1839 Comments


whole band seemed pretty keene on leaving

Confessed2005
March 20th 2018
4513 Comments


I liked their music but Keene seems to be a proper prick.

combustion07
March 20th 2018
6367 Comments


Should have called it quits after Planetary Duality

StarvingArtist
March 20th 2018
107 Comments


I had finally warmed up to Autotheism too lol

For real though guy should lay low a while and just do the solo stuff, this is like the third time.

StarvingArtist
March 20th 2018
107 Comments


I had finally warmed up to Autotheism too lol

For real though guy should lay low a while and just do the solo stuff, this is like the third time.

judasgoat
March 20th 2018
277 Comments


More like The FaceLEFT amirite lololololololololol

But really though, Keene is going to go the way of Blake Judd and Travis Meeks if he doesn't get his shit together ASAP.

AdolfChrist
March 20th 2018
18044 Comments


The Facelift

Rowhaus
March 20th 2018
1839 Comments


The Bassless

AdolfChrist
March 20th 2018
18044 Comments


The Michael Keene Fuckboi Extravaganza

TundraL5Z
March 20th 2018
1963 Comments


If new members join, The Faceless will literally be nothing but faceless "recruits" (for lack of a better word), with the one guy still there thats apparently an asshole

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zaruyache
March 20th 2018
19881 Comments


Oh cool I didn't know Sorceron was in this group. Good to hear he'll have more time to finish those other records now since we've been waiting years for The Accuser and that new Abigail Williams.

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Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
March 20th 2018
24643 Comments


are these guys the new megadeth or what

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ColonelWang
March 20th 2018
72 Comments


Here we go again

zaruyache
March 20th 2018
19881 Comments


no because megadeth have more than two albums people gaf about ha ha roasted

Darius the Great
March 20th 2018
18551 Comments


These guys are actually worse than megadeth

Doctuses
March 20th 2018
1840 Comments


people don't quit megadeth en masse. they just rotate frequently. not really the same thing at all

Darius the Great
March 20th 2018
18551 Comments


^^^

kingjulian
March 20th 2018
1548 Comments


Funny thing is, the number one reason why I haven't bought anything since PD is Keene's vocals

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Asdfp277
March 20th 2018
19187 Comments


so the only constant in this band are the bad parts lol

FearThyEvil
March 21st 2018
16646 Comments


even more reason to avoid now

Evok
March 21st 2018
7597 Comments


Its like watching the blues brothers in reverse

DinosaurJones
March 21st 2018
9962 Comments


It's like watching the Blues Brothers 2000

bloc
March 21st 2018
53082 Comments


lmao

BillClinton
March 21st 2018
161 Comments


Lol

SteakByrnes
March 21st 2018
13600 Comments


lol

betray
March 21st 2018
9379 Comments


rofl

Bootface
March 22nd 2018
57 Comments


hehe

XfingTheSullen
March 22nd 2018
4337 Comments


Memberless xD

And I just discovered that the 2017 album was a thing too. It's kinda weak so no harm done I guess

SitarHero
March 23rd 2018
7198 Comments


"http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/timeline/f9e8246f5043af559ebc68ce0c47fd8e.png
21 people have worked with him and left the band"

Not sure if Wikipedia page or Ableton Live.

Themaxwell23
March 23rd 2018
114 Comments


The memberless

BaseballJames
March 23rd 2018
396 Comments


These guys should tour with Motograter

Call it the Revolving Door Tour

Doctuses
March 28th 2018
1840 Comments


"Here you go again shifting blame away from yourself And towards the last 18 people who have quit the band. stealing money from the band stealing money from fans. Telling fans the reason why you can’t play your guitar is because of me being ‘nervous’ not because of your heroin addiction and the fact that you never practice.
Back tracking your solo in spiraling, getting the bands equipment sold from your storage unit from non payment and using the money EJ sent you to pay for the unit was used to by heroin. Getting so high that you can’t even make flights on time. Ya we sure betrayed you dude. Get your fucking life together and take responsibility for your shitty actions."

zaruyache
March 28th 2018
19881 Comments


decimated

Asdfp277
March 28th 2018
19187 Comments


he 'decimated' himself when he decided to let his life become this embarrassing mess

Butkuiss
March 28th 2018
4551 Comments


16 guitar tones and a saxophone solo


Asdfp277
March 28th 2018
19187 Comments


more like

CRACK

Doctuses
March 28th 2018
1840 Comments


more like gay gottem

DatBeefPudding
April 2nd 2018
1907 Comments


keene is a hack

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Storm In A Teacup
April 2nd 2018
24556 Comments


The lesson here is

Killswitch Engage > The Faceless

Doctuses
April 3rd 2018
1840 Comments


Chief keef said it best... Nah.

ButtBoy
June 15th 2018
1009 Comments


so this band is touring at a bar near me soon....did keene somehow get a whole bunch of people to join after everybody quit?

zaruyache
June 15th 2018
19881 Comments


i saw a meme about the band being bad live and people seemed to be implying they'd seen them recently, so I guess?

Devastator
June 15th 2018
3728 Comments


Apparently they showed up hours late to a show, played half a set, and Michael Keene looked strung out.

calmrose
June 15th 2018
3895 Comments


http://www.metalinjection.net/latest-news/bummer-alert/fans-are-pissed-at-the-faceless-after-sloppy-shortened-set-at-bay-area-deathfest

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zaruyache
June 15th 2018
19881 Comments


Hmmm. Looked up the 3 dudes who left and they definitely aren't touring with the band, so Keene must have a whole new lineup, despite The Faceless's page still listing all their names as members?

calmrose
June 15th 2018
3895 Comments


I think the main dude got some fill-in players

bloc
June 15th 2018
53082 Comments


Ahhh more delicious news

Nocturtle
June 21st 2018
778 Comments


He couldn't play last night because he was rushed to the hospital with "muscle spasms"

lol what a pussy

Darius the Great
June 21st 2018
18551 Comments


hahahahaha what a jackass

Hawks
June 21st 2018
62611 Comments


Worst band ever yeah.

Nocturtle
June 21st 2018
778 Comments


ur a tool fam musics great keanes just a faggot

brainmelter
June 21st 2018
6010 Comments


heard from a friend that he is using some heavy drugs and isn't all there in his head right now.not defending the band or Keene, but when I saw them like 3 to 4 years ago their live performance was solid

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zaruyache
June 21st 2018
19881 Comments


he should prob fix that before he uh dies.

Hawks
June 21st 2018
62611 Comments


Nah the music sucks too.

bloc
June 21st 2018
53082 Comments


Damn this band is gonna lose its fanbase fast

zaruyache
June 21st 2018
19881 Comments


nah they just need to get some colorful posters out and the warped tour kids will run back.

Nocturtle
June 22nd 2018
778 Comments


"Damn this band is gonna lose its fan base fast"
Nah this shits been going on for we years and we don't care, I saw them last weekend lol

ButtBoy
July 10th 2018
1009 Comments


just saw em last night, surprisingly all the new guys are still crazy talented and can keep up easily. a couple of them look super young too. Keen was fine, no stage presence whatsoever tho

Darius the Great
July 10th 2018
18551 Comments


How does junky keene keep finding people to convince to play in his shitty band

ButtBoy
July 10th 2018
1009 Comments


great question. no idea.

bloc
July 11th 2018
53082 Comments


Money talks, plus these young kids really wanna be associated with a once high profile metal band

Hawks
July 11th 2018
62611 Comments


Worst band ever agreed everyone.

Doctuses
July 11th 2018
1840 Comments


lmao hawks.

DarkSideOfLucca
July 11th 2018
13226 Comments


ahahaha

Iamthe Nightstars
July 11th 2018
2733 Comments


I really doubt they're making much money.

SOYMILKPURRP
July 11th 2018
129 Comments


you think these guys gettin money from this u stupid



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