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Alex Rudinger (ex-The Faceless) Will Play Drums for Revocation on Upcoming Tour

Photo credit: Chantelle Préjean
Photo credit: Chantelle Préjean

Say, didja listen to yesterday’s newly minted MetalSucks Podcast, the very first of 2015? Chuck and Godless spoke with drummer Alex Rudinger, best known for his work with The Faceless and The Haarp Machine, currently swinging the sticks for Conquering Dystopia (alongside Jeff Loomis, Alex Webster and Keith Merrow), and having just got off tour as a fill-in with Monuments.

If you’d have listened in you’d have learned — among other fascinating revelations (Rudy, as the kids call him, is a really fantastic interview) — that Rudinger will be filling in on drums for Revocation on their upcoming MetalSucks-sponsored tour with The Contortionist, Fallujah and Toothgrinder. Here’s the man himself:

AR: I will be filling in for Revocation next month on their tour with The Contortionist and Fallujah. I’m stoked.

Godless: That’s a kick-ass tour!

AR: Dude, I know. I love The Contortionist, not only as a band, but as people; they’re homies, toured with the before. Fallujah, they were also on Summer Slaughter this year with The Faceless this past year, and I spent a lot of time with those guys.

So yeah, I’m really excited, and I think Revo’s sick. I’ve been on tours that Revo’s been on twice before, and they’re hilarious. I’m looking forward to that experience, so that should be fun. But I do have some work cut out for me this month. I’m just starting now to learn their stuff.

Rudy goes on to talk about the process of learning Revocation’s music, and that it’s more complicated than he’d originally thought.

Revocation drummer Phil Dubois-Coyne is still out with a broken arm he sustained over the summer, but Rudinger reveals that he should be back with the band by their next tour. Ex-Job For a Cowboy drummer Jon “Charn” Rice filled in on the band’s fall tour with Crowbar and Havok.

Listen to the clip starting at 31:40 below. Other topics include what went wrong between him and The Faceless, playing with legends like Jeff Loomis and Alex Webster, his thoughts on the prevalence of drum-programming software and lots more.

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