Derek Rydquist (Somewhat) Confirms He’s No Longer In The Faceless

Posted by on May 18, 2011


Looks like The Faceless are in store for more lineup changes. After searching around the web, Metal Sucks discovered a few fan filmed videos (such as the one up top) of The Faceless performing in Europe during their current tour with Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, and Gorod…WITHOUT singer Derek Rydquist.

However, before we could even begin to speculate whether he was in or out of the band, Rob from Metal Injection took no time to contact Rydquist directly to find out the truth. Rydquist responded with the following:

“I don’t think I’m prepared or of liberty to discuss my current involvement in The Faceless, but I think you’re on to something here. I’m definitely not in Europe with them right now, but based on the video I just watched on Metalsucks, the guy they have out there right now is doing an awesome job.”

Ok…so that wasn’t exactly the confirmation we were all hoping for. Although it now seems pretty clear that Rydquist is no longer in the band. Again, this is just us reading between the lines. It’s unclear as to who has actually been singing for the band on their European tour, though it’s obviously not Rydquist. It’s also unsure as to whether this sudden lineup change will affect the band’s new album, which is supposedly close to finished and expect for a Fall release.

We’re sure an official announcement will be made soon. We’ll keep you posted when more develops.


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