The Faceless Re-Sign With Sumerian Records; Announce Headlining SXSW Showcase and March Touring Schedule
February 8, 2011

Sumerian Records is extremely proud to announce the re-signing of their flagship artist, Los Angeles based progressive death metal titans THE FACELESS, who are close to completing the writing process for their much anticipated third full-length release.

The group will enter guitarist's Michael Keene's studio in March to begin tracking the new effort and they will be documenting the entire process via a series of webisodes, so keep an eye out for the debut episode this March at

The Faceless are scheduled to headline the Sumerian showcase at SXSW at Emo's Annex on March 16th with Veil of Maya, Animals As Leaders and Upon A Burning Body rounding out the bill. The band will also perform a number of dates with Animals As Leaders around this showcase, so see below for the entire schedule.

Sumerian Records Creator Ash Avildsen states: "Of every signing in the history of Sumerian Records, I feel the re-signing of THE FACELESS is the most symbolic and monumental of all. Back in 2006 when I stopped touring, I was living in a one bedroom Venice Beach apartment as an aspiring but struggling DIY booking agent trying to pay the bills. With a dream of having a record label built upon the spirit of family and perseverance and comprised of a heavy, cutting edge roster, I set out to find the perfect first band. I could not have chosen a better group than The Faceless to begin the story of Sumerian Records. With no office or staff, just sheer determination and a vision, we shook hands and decided let's show the business what the little guys can do together with all the odds against us.”

“Both as a huge fan and a true friend, I have watched the members of The Faceless go from being an unsigned, struggling local LA band to a critically acclaimed, internationally renowned, touring force that have been chosen to travel the planet w/Meshuggah, Lamb of God, Cannibal Corpse, In Flames, Between The Buried And Me, Necrophagist, The Black Dahlia Murder, Cynic and more. One of the greatest joys of my job is to be able to help incredibly talented musicians build and grow a career. The Faceless have undoubtedly become an influential, timeless, progressive metal act that continues to evolve before the world's eyes. Now with their songwriting at an all time high and their forward thinking approach to music showing no signs of slowing down, I believe 2011 will be the biggest year The Faceless has ever seen and I am very grateful to be a part of it."

Keene further comments: “After five years and two successful albums we've decided to sign on with the sphinx-obsessed, record-pedaling Sumerian Records for some more! We've worked together from the start of both of our respective careers and have grown together the whole way. That brings me to the question, if it ain’t broke, why fix it? There is no doubt that Sumerian has been there for us time and time again when we've needed them and they continue to grow and expand as a label every day. I'm very confident in their work for us and am proud to not only call everyone at Sumerian our business partners, but also our great friends.

“This next record is going to be the most musical and progressive record we've made. Since recording Planetary Duality, the goals of The Faceless have changed a bit. You can still expect a fast, technical and blistering record, but I personally am less focused on a musical aesthetic and more on musicality and making an expressive, unique, moody and expansive record. Speed picking, flying double bass and skin melting guitar solos are certainly still in order. However, you can also expect more clean vocals with big harmonies, some unique instrumentation, dark moody passages, interesting keyboards, synth guitars, vocoder and sequenced segments. It's going to be the most focused and depressive Faceless record to date.

“I'll also be filming as much of the recording process on my FlipCam and posting frequent webisodes along the way. I'm really excited to show our fans a glimpse into the daily life of THE FACELESS, the recording process and my little world at Keene Machine Studios. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.”

The Faceless w/Animals As Leaders

3/13 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock

3/14 - Albuquerque, NM


3/17 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Bricktown Live (w/ STRUCTURES/ULTRAGEIST)

3/18 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit (w/ STRUCTURES/ULTRAGEIST)

3/19- Dallas, TX @ The Palladium (South By So What Festival)

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Whitechapel premier new music video for "Breeding Violence" on Blank TV
February 8, 2011

Knoxville, TN's Whitechapel have given Blank TV the exclusive premier of their new live music video Breeding Violence, which was shot in Nashville, TN on January 8th with director Scott Hansen (Ill Nino, Willie Nelson, A Day to Remember, DWP, Bless the Fall, We Came As Romans). Fans can watch the new video HERE.

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As I Lay Dying: Behind the Scenes video from "Anodyne Sea" video shoot exclusively on Noisecreep
February 8, 2011

On December 17, 2010, Grammy®-nominated metal group As I Lay Dying shot a new music video for the track Anodyne Sea off the band's latest album The Powerless Rise. Directed by McFarland and Pecci of Killswitch Productions and shot in the band's hometown of San Diego, California, Anodyne Sea was shot from the POV perspective of drummer Jordan Mancino. The video tackles the issue of free speech and the worst case scenario of what could happen when you stand up for what you believe in regardless of the consequences.

Technology played a crucial role in McFarland & Pecci achieving their vision. The video is shot using a custom designed helmet-cam rig with a Nikon D7000 HD-SLR camera and Teradek Cube for wireless video monitoring, both being cutting-edge video products. Fans now have a chance to see how this new technology was used during the video shoot for Anodyne Sea in this "Behind the Scenes" video edited by Chris O'Coin and shot by Rod Clark. Check it out exclusively on HERE!

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Cannibal Corpse: "Global Evisceration" DVD preorders and video sneak peak now live
February 8, 2011

Agoura Hills, Calif. – February 7, 2011 – Florida's kings of death metal, Cannibal Corpse, are set to release the group’s 4th DVD titled Global Evisceration on March 15 via Metal Blade Records. Global Evisceration was shot and edited by director Denise Korycki (Wild Wind Productions) who also shot and directed Centuries of Torment – The First 20 Years (entered the Billboard Music Video Charts at #8 in its 1st week of release!) in addition to DVD’s for bands like As I Lay Dying, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, and Super Joint Ritual.

Global Evisceration contains one disc and is approximately 3 hours long with artwork by the infamous Vince Locke. The main program includes full live-song performances from two live shows: the Gothic Theater in Englewood, CO shot on 5/3/10 and Sunshine Theater in Albuquerque, NM shot on 5/8/10.Global Evisceration also includes bonus performances and extra segments including behind the scenes footage covering Evisceration Plague era tours.

Head over to the Cannibal Corpse landing page HERE for the first sneak peek at Global Evisceration and to check out preorder options

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All Shall Perish Post Second Studio Update
February 5, 2011
Oakland, California's extreme metal titans, All Shall Perish, have posted a brand new studio report which can be viewed below. (Loudside staff were in the studio during the recording process for the forthcoming album... Footage and still shots were taken, while an interview regarding the new album had to be postponed due to time constraints. Rest assured we will be bringing you some exclusive coverage soon enough... in the meantime, we can tell you that we've heard several tracks from the new album and in our extremely humble opinion... it fucking CRUSHES!!) Anyhow, moving right along..

All Shall Perish are currently nearing completion of their fourth album and follow up to their 2008 release 'Awaken the Dreamers'. The record should be in its final stages before the band heads out on the road with Kataklysm, Decrepit Birth, Conducting From The Grave and Abysmal Dawn this February/March. Expect the album to be released around the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour this year. Guitarist Ben Orum recently had this to say about the bands new material:

“Guitars, bass and drums are complete for the new All Shall Perish record. This week we wrap up vocals and then mixing begins with Zach Ohren! I have never been this excited about a release. This is going to be All Shall Perish’s finest hour.”

For those who didn't already know, All Shall Perish have been added to this years installment of the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest! The 4th annual summertime juggernaut recently announced the 2011 line-up which sees All Shall Perish sharing the stage with Disturbed, Godsmack and Megadeth, with Dethklok and thrash legends Testament on select dates. Also taking part this year are Machine Head, In Flames, Trivium, Unearth and many more of today’s most electrifying artists. The tour will make a 26 date trek across the country beginning on July 9th at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California. Tune in to and for up-to-date ticketing information and show dates.
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