Vocalist Geoffrey Ficco Leaves The Faceless
Holy flatulence, Batman! Michael Keene’s butt must just be getting stinkier and stinkier: Geoffrey Ficco has now abandoned his post as vocalist for The Faceless, following bassist Evan Brewer and drummer Alex Rüdinger out the door. Ficco tells Lambgoat:
“After nearly four years with the band, I have decided to leave The Faceless to pursue new opportunities. Thank you to the fans of the band, as well as the past and present members of The Faceless, for the unforgettable experience. One of the projects I will now have more time to focus on is my black metal band Ys, which just released an album in November. Thanks everybody.”
This leaves Keene as the band’s sole member. Which, somewhat peculiarly, might not be that big of a deal, given that Keene has always been the mastermind behind The Faceless anyway (Ficco was the band’s fourth frontman, at least). But you can’t ask fans not to question what the what is going on when so many of the band’s members have split in such a short time period… ESPECIALLY given that this year has seen such mass exoduses become something of a trend (see: Megadeth, Chimaira).
Which actually gives me an idea: Dave Mustaine should hire Michael Keene to be the new lead guitarist for Megadeth. He should also stop doing the vocals, since he’s been doing a lousy job with those anyway, and bring Mark Hunter into the fold. Of course, the band will still need a drummer, but maybe they can get Scott Hull’s drum machine, given that Agoraphobic Nosebleed don’t seem to be up to much right now. If that’s not an option, I think Phil Rudd might be looking for a new job.
While you contemplate such a venture, here’s Ficco’s black metal band, Ys, who really ought to choose a name with stronger SEO: