The Faceless


Derek “Demon Carcass” Rydquist- Vocals
Michael Keene – Guitar/Clean Vocals
Steve Jones – Guitar
Brandon Giffin- Bass
Lyle Cooper – Drums


Spawned from the seed of aliens and birthed from the wombs of monsters, the members of THE FACELESS were raised in isolation with nothing but their musicianship to soothe their wretched existence. Crushing their earth enemies with weapons of mass sonic destruction, THE FACELESS are a musical force to be reckoned with. As smart aliens would, they set up their base in Los Angeles to attack at the nucleus of today’s plagued heavy music scene. Using advanced mind control tactics, they have managed to single-handedly assimilate death metal fans, hardcore kids, tech metal elitists, Myspace scenesters, thrashers, and children of the shred all in one fatal swoop of aural hypnotism.

Following the path of death metal giants such as Cynic, Nile, Necrophagist, Spawn of Possession and Cannibal Corpse, THE FACELESS take no prisoners by converting their formula of brutal metallic rage combined with outstanding technique and spacey hooks. “Planetary Duality” landed itself a position on The Billboard 200 chart in the US as No. 119 in its first week of sales and now they are targeting Europe for complete conquest on their musical manifest-destiny! LIFEFORCE introduces a determined and highly talented quintet that could easily become your new favorite death metal band. THE FACELESS have spent years touring continuously with some of the best death metal acts that exist. They recently finished touring with Lamb Of God and Job for A Cowboy and continued their touring stretch with Meshuggah and Cynic. “Planetary Duality” proves it right: The Californians have become one of the most technically adept and virtually flawless acts to contend within the death metal arena! The progressive substructure of the album attacks all senses, while THE FACELESS apply Occam’s razor to their musical approach and will satisfy even the most gluttonous tech-heads. The quintet brings in a well-structured combination of catchy melodies, extreme and challenging genre-hopping and an all-around knack for enjoyable songwriting.

Regarding the concept of “Planetary Duality,” guitarist Michael Keene previously comments “There are a lot of underlying themes within the album title, the idea that these inter-dimensional beings are from another planet similar to our own and a lot of the development on earth is directly related to their influence. There is also the other layer of it, the idea that we’re only aware of the one dimension we exist in but there’s more to our planet than that.” One thing is for sure, one of the things on this earth that will be left intact after the apocalypse is TRUE METAL!


North America: Ash Avildsen,
Europe: Marco Walzel,



The Faceless – Planetary Duality
1. Prison Born
2. The Ancient Covenant
3. Shape Shifters
4. Coldly Calculated Design
5. Xenochrist
6. Sons Of Belial
7. Legion Of The Serpent
8. Planetary Duality I (Hideous Revelation)
9. Planetary Duality II (A Prophecies Fruition)