Territories Represented: Worldwide - Excluding Europe
The Faceless are a progressive death metal band from Los Angeles affiliated with the underground metal label Sumerian Records. Formed by guitarist Michael Keene, the band has come to be known for organizing and being home to the most highly regarded musicians in metal. In 2006 the band made its full-length album debut on Sumerian Records with Akeldama. The album's technical style drew comparisons to death metal trailblazer Chuck Schuldiner and his latter-day work in the band Death. Planetary Duality (2008), the follow-up album on Sumerian, saw the band define a totally unique musical identity and genre, while expanding upon their technical prowess and progressive musical ideology.They took to the road with acts such as Lamb of God, Meshuggah, Cannibal Corpse, Between The Buried and Me, In Flames and the record has since solidified its place in history as a landmark, iconic progressive death metal record. In 2012, The Faceless released their most ambitious and musically diverse record to date entitled "Autotheism", proving that this is a band that continues to progress and push the boundaries of musicality and what can be defined as death metal.