You may very well get to hear the fabled new The Faceless album, tentatively titled In Becoming A Ghost, this August, a full five years after 2012's Autotheism. This will be the band's first album to feature Abigail Williams's frontman Ken Sorceron, and mastermind Michael Keene tells Metal Wani (via The PRP) that the tracking and mixing is all wrapped up, just leaving the mastering to be completed.
“The current status is this: all tracking is done. Mixing is done. Basically I’m in the mastering stage. I kind of mix and master at the same time, so it’s kind of final touches of the mix and just getting the mastering tweaked just right on the record. Which is literally like, we’re talking a couple days here. The master will be turned into Sumerian in just a few days. And I was very explicit with them that I did not want them to set a release date until I turned the masters in."
Keene adds that there is a "very high likelihood August will be the month that it’s coming out," so prepare yourselves! Keene also says he didn't feel rushed to mix the album this time, as opposed to Planetary Duality, which he'll be revisiting and hopefully re-releasing in 2018.
"They told me that if I didn’t get the record to them in 24 hours that we were going to miss street date. And I stayed up all night, worked for 24 hours. I had listener fatigue, so I couldn’t even hear the mistakes I was making. And I turned it in as was and then come to find out it sat on their desk for 10 days before they even turned it into the press plant.
So I had 10 days I could have worked on the mix and could have gotten it great, but instead that happened and now I have to live with it forever—well I don’t have to live with it forever because I’m actually doing a re-mix of “Planetary Duality“—re-mix/remaster of “Planetary Duality“—which will be hopefully released next year as a ten year anniversary. But anyway, all that to say, that in the next few days the record will be turned in and street date will follow shortly after."
So now we wait. No word on if the song "The Spiraling Void" will be included on the record, as it was recorded and released with Derek Rydquist on vocals in 2015.