Another member of The Faceless bites the dust. Ken Sorceron started as a fill-in vocalist, and eventually decided to stick around.
Ken made it two years before having to quit because he no longer wanted "the stress and anxiety that comes along with being in the band." Ken's full statement is below.
“For reasons that are easy for anyone with internet access to guess I would like to announce that I am leaving The Faceless. While I will miss playing with my boys Justin McKinney and Bryce Butler and some good times have been had over the last two years, the bad times have definitely overshadowed the good.
“I have no ill will towards the band or their manager Ej Shannon who really did his best to help the band recover over the last couple years and wish everyone the best. But without going into any details publicly I think it’s no secret that there are some deep seeded problems and I know [sic] longer want the stress and anxiety that comes along with being in the band.
“I’ll be putting my full focus back into Abigail Williams and The Accuser as I am finishing up new records for both bands over the next couple months.”
It doesn't take a detective to figure out the problems are with Faceless mastermind Michael Keene as Ken made sure to give a shout out to all the other members of the band and the manager.
For those worried about The Faceless cancelling dates, the band's manager assured MetalSucks that no dates will be cancelled, something The Faceless went out of their way to promise a few months ago.
On the tour cycle for their latest released, In Becoming a Ghost, Michael Keene revealed he is a recovering drug addict. It is unknown at the time if Keene's recreational activities have to do with Sorceron leaving.
We'll keep you posted on any new info.
Update – Guitarist Justin McKinney just quit the band as well. He posted this statement:
After dealing with The Faceless for roughly 4 years now, I have decided that I need to remove myself from the band, it is not easy doing this, but being treated the way we have over the years it’s just something I can’t take anymore. I am not going publicly into detail, but if you have access to the internet it should be apparent whats going on here. It’s been super fun and incredible touring and playing alongside Ken Sorceron, Bryce Butler and Chason West. We all had high hopes in repairing the band, worked hard and dealt with things we shouldn't have and E.J. Shannon Management really busted his ass to do so as well, I love all those guys and I wish them nothing but the best. But I need to push forward and focus on the reason why I even do this, and that is The Zenith Passage. I’ll see you all soon.
Update – Drummer Bryce Butler also quit, but much more subtly: