The Faceless are slowly becoming a full band again. After losing their drummer and bassist, then their vocalist, founding guitarist Michael Keene has been putting the pieces back together since last October. In February Zenith Passage guitarist Justin McKinney officially joined the band, and now The Faceless have reunited with a familiar face on bass.
Said Michael Keene in a Facebook update:
“I am so extremely excited to announce Brandon Giffin on our new record. For those who don’t know, Brandon is the original bassist of The Faceless and played on Akeldama and Planetary Duality and then took some time off from touring, followed by touring as the sessions bassist for prog legends Cynic for several years. We formed the band together when we were in high school and I am so happy to be collaborating with him again. Brandon is like a brother to me and he’s like my musical soul mate. Brandon will be playing on the new record, which is tentatively titled “In Becoming A Ghost” and playing as many shows as possible with us.”
Keene goes on to say that they’ll be, “more exciting member announcements coming soon,” which could involve Aegaeon’s vocalist Julian Kersey and Hate Eternal’s drummer Chason Westmoreland, both of whom played with the band at ‘Hammersonic Festival‘ in Indonesia last month.