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The Faceless Announce Two New Zealand Shows

The Faceless Announce Two New Zealand Shows

Wednesday 15th February, 2017 11:15AM

Los Angeles-based tech death darlings The Faceless have announced two shows across the North Island in May. The band has been lauded for their immense and intricate compositions, which combine high-energy heavy metal-isms with esoteric elements such as saxophone solos and strange samples. This will be the group’s first foray on these shores since 2008’s Summer Slaughter tour. The question on every fan’s lips though, is will we hear any new material from long-awaited fourth album In Becoming A Ghost?

The Faceless

Sunday 14th May, Valhalla, Wellington
Tuesday 16th May, Kings Arms, Auckland

Score tickets HERE at UTR and in-store at RPM/Slowboat Records (Wellington) and Flying Out (Auckland)

Check out the tour’s namesake track 'The Spiralling Void' which was released in 2015…

And stream their classic 2008 album Planetary Duality….


The Faceless is a technical death metal band based out of Los Angeles, California. Their unique, sharp sound often focuses on mixing fast, aggressive riffs, high-speed blast beats and double bass, and heavy, death metal style vocals with tasty guitar melodies. Throw in beautiful solos, eerie clean vocals, and creatively-structured drumming you have a truly unique progressive tech death sound.

Guitarist Michael Keene is known for his vast knowledge of music theory, his songwriting, and his producing skills. He has recorded and produced all of The Faceless’ albums, as well as many albums for other well-known bands. The Faceless’ debut album, Akeldama, was released in November of 2006 and was the first release on Sumerian Records, a brand new record label at the time. They released their second album, Planetary Duality in November of 2008. Planetary Duality reached #119 on the Billboard 200. Autotheism, their third album, was released in August of 2012 and reached #50 on the Billboard 200. They will be releasing their highly anticipated fourth album in 2017, which will be titled “In Becoming a Ghost.”

They have made a name for themselves as a critically acclaimed “musician’s band.” The music is truly composed, and nothing short of perfection. The Faceless is known for pushing musical limits and experimenting with things that other metal bands have not dared to venture into, such as saxophone solos, industrial sounds, and even a sample of a crying baby. The Faceless’ music has influenced an entire generation of bands and is unanimously adored by the metal community.


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The Faceless - Cancelled
Sun 14th May 7:30pm
Valhalla, Wellington
The Faceless - Cancelled
Tue 16th May 8:00pm
Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland