Hey, remember when the Internet was bugging out that The Faceless bassist Evan Brewer might be leaving the band? Well you got the departure thing right but with the wrong member! The Faceless announced on Friday, Feb. 14, that guitarist Wes Hauch has left the band. In a press release sent out late Friday, the band said:
“The Faceless have officially parted ways with Wes. Things were moving in different directions and it seems that this is best for everyone. We wish him the best of luck and we know he’s going to continue to do great things in music. Please keep supporting Wes in everything he does. We definitely will.
“We are also currently working on new music with bassist Evan Brewer, who is remaining a full-time member of the band, to clear up any confusion. The cover album has also been put on the back-burner in place of new original material. We are very excited with how things are coming together and will keep you all updated as things progress.”
To which Hauch responded on his personal Facebook page:
I have decided to step down from my position in The Faceless. I've had a great two years of touring a lot of great times with the guys all over the world now. I'd like to give a big thanks to everyone I've gotten to meet at shows and all the amazing bands I've gotten to play with. I love all of the guys in the band and I wish them nothing but continued success.
"I look forward to writing and recording new material with Glass Casket this year."
For anyone unaware, Glass Casket is a project that features Between the Buried and Me drummer Blake Richardson and guitarist Dustie Waring. They haven't released any music since 2006's A Desperate Man's Diary. It definitely sucks that Hauch left, but it seems like Keene has the whole thing under control just fine and might even go back to a slightly heavier sound on the next one after the band's progressive metal-laden Autotheism album in 2012. Best of luck to both parties, of course!