Interview

The Faceless Strive to Reach Deification: The Pittsburgh Interview

The Faceless tore into Pittsburgh on their ‘Deconsecrate the Nation’ Tour on Sunday December 9, 2012 to support their latest release, ‘Autotheism’. With a sound that has evolved over the years into a mature prog-metal awash with influences ranging from every genre, The Faceless have settled in to become a dominant force within their respective corner of the music world. The beatific sounds of ‘Autotheism’ are completely recreated live without the use of amplification and with the use of a MacBook, thus synthesizing the old world with the new world in a blend of fury and passion. Michael Keene’s vision has come full circle with this lineup and his clean vocals and guitar style juxtaposed with Geoffrey Ficco’s vox and brutal delivery produces a combination of perfect intelligent anger. Witnessing them live comes down to a religious experience and those who come to worship at their church nightly will praise their ability to bring it full force with uncanny acuity night after night. In an exclusive interview in the green room of the Ironworks in Pittsburgh, Michael “Machine” Keene sat down with Pittsburgh Music Magazine’s editor Kait Begley to discuss the new record and the influences that pushed their sound to it’s current state:


Editor Kait Begley with guitarist and clean vocalist Michael Keene

Editor Kait Begley with guitarist and clean vocalist Michael Keene

Editor Kait with vocalist Geoffrey Ficco

Editor Kait with vocalist Geoffrey Ficco

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