THE FACELESS Arrives At Summer Slaughter 2017, New Drummer Premieres Live
Despite missing the first date alongside Slaughter To Prevail, The Faceless has officially made Summer Slaughter 2017! The band is joined by new drummer James Christopher Knoerl (Aviations, Caricature, Bionatops), who takes the place of Chason Westmoreland, and who has issued the following statement about his departure from the band.
Okay so not that I care about the Internet… but here it is. I didn’t bail on my band. July 8th is when I told my dudes. My efforts to reach out to drummers show July 13th. It’s impossible to get Michael anywhere on time…. when I’m at his house and he’s packing a bag for tour it takes two hours. Gas station stops on tour are an hour to an hour and a half. (Michael doesn’t drive) Soundchecks even manage to be a spectacle of their own at an astonishing three to four hours. ( How long does it take your band to soundcheck?) E.J. Shannon is the best manager I have ever worked with, he makes very specific schedules that allow for mishaps and extra time losses and even he can’t get michael to a show on time, like when we were waiting to play Seattle for an hour… anyone remember that ??? That was Michael not showing up to the venue that night until after we had his stuff set up on stage at 9 pm. I watched an entire room of amazing fans wait well over an hour to watch us … that wasn’t my fault. I didn’t think we were going on Slaughter because Michael also refused to turn in the album on time and it was a contingency for the tour. So is it really my fault an entire band can’t make their first show? Fact, they’ve had almost exactly three weeks, so there ya go.
Whether that statement is true or not, it's cool to see The Faceless has made the tour and is apparently killing it live. Here's proof they actually made it!