Just recently, everyone’s favorite space-tech-death band, The Faceless, confirmed rumors that long-time vocalist Derek “Demon Carcass” Rydquist had officially been replaced. According to a statement sent by Rydquist to Lambgoat, he left the band a couple of months ago. As for his reason for leaving the band, Rydquist said:
“I am no longer emotionally or artistically fulfilled by being the vocalist for the group, and that’s how I arrived at my decision. Touring’s luster has worn off, and I have found myself reconsidering the role I would like to take in creating and presenting music. Also, being a ‘professional musician’ was kind of ruining my love for music because when you rely on this stuff to make you money, as with anything, it is easy to become bitter towards it. Not that it was all bad, I had the best times I will ever have being in this band, but it is time for me to move on.”
To fill the void, The Faceless have enlisted the talents of Geoff Ficco, former vocalist of Kamikabe. Ficco has been handling vocal duties for the handful of shows they’ve played in Europe. What makes things even better, and funnier in my opinion, is that The Faceless just released a pre-production version of the new song “The Eidolon Reality” containing vocals from Ficco, but didn’t bother to tell anyone about the new vocalist. The vocals on “Ediolon” sound almost identical to the previous work from Rydquist; so identical that no one knew until guitarist/clean vocalist Michael Keene made the announcement on Facebook today:
“Our new vocalists name is Geoffrey Ficco and he is truly a beast! If you’ve heard our demo for “The Eidolon Reality” than you’ve already heard his punishing vocals 😉 Surprise!”
Hit the jump to listen to “The Eidolon Reality” to see for yourself!
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