The Faceless Megathread ("Autotheism" available 08.14.12)

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  1. squids

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    Where did you hear that? Thats hilarious considering i came on here to say “Ken sounds a lot like Derrick on spiraling void...”. If it really is Derrick though, they rerecorded him because it sounds a bit different than the old one, and im i know they rerecorded Keene’s vocals too. Interestingly enough, this is the first time i actually like the new spiraling void mix more than the original.
     
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    On one of Ken's FB statuses someone asked if he did vocals on Blackstar & Spiraling Void. He replied "Blackstar" so I'm taking that as a no
     
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    I ordered the album on Itunes and its definitely still Derek's vocals on The Spiraling Void. That decision makes no sense to me, Ken is a monster vocalist (not as good as Derek IMO but still) so why not have him re-do the song? I mean he's already on every other song so...
     
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    I think Derek probably wrote the lyrics and shit so might as well keep him on it since it’s his “intellectual property”
     
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    Just finished figuring this out, I've had this song on repeat since it came out. It's not as high up there as Spiraling Void for me, but I'm excited again for the album.
     
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    Link is dead now. Basically, The Faceless announced Inanimate Existance as an opening act just before rape allegations against an IE member broke, and are now attempting damage control by announcing that they’re dumped.
     
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    I'm confused at the backlash against The Faceless over this. With everything going on right now in the entertainment industry, why wouldn't they drop them?
     
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    Because "innocent until proven guilty" used to be a thing.
     
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    I understand, why they dropped the band, that is indeed damage control/marketing. I don't understand them trying to legitimize their decision. Someone on facebook already said it: Why not just say you drop the band and be done with it?
     
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    Keene doesn't get that the fans see right thru the "I'm trying to cover my ass" bullshit...or that there was no NEED to try and play the "cover my ass" game in this situation. A much more direct statement along the lines of "a member of the opening act for the tour has had some VERY serious accusations leveled against him, and this tour can't be dealing with the fallout from that" would have gone over MUCH better.
     
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    That’s basically what they did with the original post, but that wasn’t good enough apparently. Especially when Inanimate Existence then posted it was because they dab on the tour bus or something.
     
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    Then leave it at that and let the trolls troll. What you do not do is follow up the way Michael did.

    The guy is literally a moron and should not be handling their social media.
     
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    Doesn't work like that. Guy can't do anything right for some people. He left it at that initially and then was called out by people who dissed him for not announcing the seriousness of the allegations. Then he does and people complain about that too. Like most social media issues it's a lose/lose situation. Someone winds up getting pissed off.
     
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    They seemingly can't do anything without having torches and pitchforks put at their throats, every single post they make is flooded with hundreds upon hundreds of troll comments and people shitting on them for literally anything. I'm sure someone somewhere blames Keene when it rains for fucks sake.
     
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    Eh,

    I mean I get your point but he could have definitely left it with the first post and have been done with it and avoided raging and pissing off more fans.

    But to each their own.

    IMO the best way to deal with trolls is to either completely ignore them or just crack a joke.

    Don't feed them.
     
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    at this point i feel bad for them, when they announced the new album people were slinging shit all over the comments. honestly i dont understand what these trolls are even thinking, its pretty hard to spin this situation to make the faceless look bad and yet they find a way
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Cam's post sounds genuine and I'm inclined to believe him.
    But I can't fault The Faceless for their decision to drop them. I don't know anything about an internet shitstorm or follow up posts or anything, but dropping the act makes sense from a PR perspective. With what's going on with Decapitated, and all the allegations floating around the entire entertainment industry, in addition to what Cam touches on 'even just an allegation can ruin opportunities; etc' I can totally see it being a perfectly valid panic response, because all it takes is for one guy to go "The Faceless are rape enablers because X said Y on Z tour raped her and they're sweeping it under the rug," and all of a sudden, now this is their problem.
    It sucks but that's the way the cookie crumbles.

    Plus, you know, this is definitely a thing-
     

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