The Faceless

Jay H. Gorania’s SXSW 2011 – Part 1

If the cataclysmic, earthquaking rumble beneath Japan was felt stateside, it was surely through Yob’s bottom-heavy, Sabbath-via-Cathedral-and-Sleep riffs. Their music and vocals and presence were passionate and ritualistic. Because of the repetitive nature of the riff-driven madness, the songs stay with you long after they’ve finished playing, bouncing around from synapse-to-synapse in your tenderized gray matter.

Steve Flynn of Atheist: The Hellbound Interview

“It was horrible. We were not well-received at all. People would throw dog food at us. People called us pussy metal.”

On the eve of the release of their excellent comeback album Jupiter, Justin M. Norton speaks with ATHEIST drummer and co-founder Steve Flynn about their early years, the re-emergence of the band and their exciting new album.

Dying Fetus/Beneath The Massacre/Suffokate @ Mod Club, Toronto, ON, November 24, 2009

I have to admit that one of the reasons why I pitched a concert review of the Planetary Depravity Tour was because I wanted to see Dying Fetus guitarist John Gallagher and guitarist Michael Keene from The Faceless play live. Would they be able to pull their dexterous guitar feats off or were they simply studio tricks? Does Gallagher look as evil and demented as he sounds? Inquiring minds wanted to know.

Laina Dawes reviews the recent Toronto stop of the Planetary Depravity tour.