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Nothingface CD Info
Nothingface emerged from Washington, DC in 1996 to the national eye by many accounts as the band to watch in the new aggro rock genre. Their debut CD "Pacifier" came out of nowhere on indie label DCide and crushed all listeners, riding CMJ's Loud chart for 23 weeks. Non-stop touring built the buzz the real way: by bringing a truly compelling live performance to fans across the country. Word spread fast of the cult-like devotion Nothingface's fans felt for the band. Nothingface toured extensively with Stuck Mojo and Tree, Biohazard, Snot, Helmet, Kilgore, 24-7 Spyz, System of a Down, Karma to Burn, and Sam Black Church. Then Concrete's Walter O'Brien joined the team as the bands manager, adding them to his roster of Pantera and Anthrax. Now, their follow up CD "an audio guide to Everyday Atrocity" is finished, and a new relationship between DCide and Mayhem brings the project up another notch with national distribution through ADA. "Everyday Atrocity" contains many of the same ingredients the Nothingface exhibited on "Pacifier": infectious grooves, monstrous riffs, inhuman drumming and Matts violent and disturbed signature vocals. But this record takes it a step further as the band digs deeper into the most terrible acts humans are capable of, and delivers the "Atrocity" with more force and anger, yet also with more melody and complex songwriting.
We've been working on the new album for a couple of weeks, and its going better than we ever expected. Two new songs are done and they are awsome. Matt might have broken a rib the other day, so he hasn't been able to finish up his vocal parts, but what i have heard has been incredible!!! Just a couple of months left before we get into the studio to record the album and we cant wait. This new album is going to destroy anything that we have done in the past!!!
9/28/99: Spent the last couple of days in the studio doing demos of the new songs. We recorded 4 new songs on Monday, and Matt finished the vocals on one of them today. Its insanely heavy shit!!! Cant wait to finish these new songs so we can record the record. hopefully we will know who is going to be producing it within the next month.
11/17/99: Alright. so its been a couple of months since I've written anything....we've been busy writing the soundtrack for the end of the world!!!!! Writing this new album has been great so far. There are 9 new songs done and a few more on the way. We thought we would be going into the studio in December to begin recording, but the hunt to find the perfect producer for our album is taking longer than expected. At this point we are hoping to be in the studio by Januarry 2000 to begin work. The new songs are incredible and Matts vocals are unbeleivable!!! We have done some of the demo's at the studio where we recorded "Atrocity" but most have been done in our little studio (where we recorded "Pacifier"). I will be putting some new pictures up soon of our practice place and our studio. If you are at a record store anytime soon, pick up the "Hard and Heavy" Compilation CD. we are on it along with a ton of other bands youv'e heard of. Its pretty cool. Anyways, time to get back to work, Matt and I (Bill) are recording vocals for new songs today and hopefully we will be able to put up some small clips ofthe demos soon...
12/5/99: Its looking like we will be recording the new record in the middle of January, but we are still working out the details on who will be producing the album. Matt and I just finished recording vocals for three new song that are heavy as shit!! This week we are recording two more new songs at our studio, so hopefully we will have 15 to 20 songs to choose from for the album. Tom Matt and I (Bill) went out to see our friends in STAIND last night. They were great and they're a bunch of great guys. If you havent heard them yet, go get their album (it just sold 500,00 copies......congratulations guys).
Alright, looks like everybody survived the new year and now its time to
get back to work. It looks like we might not get into the studio to do
the next album until March, and by then we will have two albums worth
of new stuff!! 9 songs are finished right now and a couple of new ones
are in the works.
1/19/00: We've been talking to four different producers over the last couple of months, and it looks like we will be making a decision real soon. we can't wait to get in he studio and record this new stuff!!!! Not much has been happening over the past couple of weeks, we've been writing and recording new stuff and thats about it. Now we are just waiting for TVT to call and tell us its time to do the album.......
1/25/00: Tom and I went out last night to see Slipknot, WillHaven and Kittie. All of the bands were great and we hung out with the girls from Kittie for a little while. They were great live, way heavier than I realized. Of course Slipknot was cool in their loud, evil way. can't wait to tour with those guys, I imagine alot of towns are gonna get fucked up!!!!!
Well, we've been up here in Vancouver B.C. working on the new album for
two weeks now. The studio is great and the new music sounds incredible.
We got here on the 10th ( I think..) and spent the first day checking
out the city. There's lots of porno shops in Vancouver. Things at the
studio have been going great, the drums are finished for 7 of the new
songs and guitars and bass are finished for 6 songs. Hopefully the album
will be out early this summer, i'm pretty sure we will be hitting the
road again in may. The weather has been pretty crappy, but we've been
inside most of the time working on the record. I (Bill) had a homeless
lady scream at me the other day and that was kind of interesting, for
some reason she thought i was going to be eaten by a woman with one eye,
so i've been watching out for people with eye patches.......anyways, things
are going great blah blah blah..................see ya later.
we said to ourselves and to each other was that we had to write this new
record as if it were the soundtrack to the end of the world. A piece of
music that not only overwhelms but also taps into the deepest emotions
of its players and listeners. "Everyday Atrocity" was our way
of putting the mirror in front of society. This time we're putting the
mirror in front of ourselves and opening emotions and skeletons that have
been pent up and that need to be released.
my opinion, the initial stages of writing a new album is frustrating..
I mean, it's not difficult writing songs and rehashing the same grooves
and rhythms over and over again, but writing songs that show maturity
and reinvention is hard and mentally challenging.
finished writing. It has taken us the better part of five months to complete
our newest act of insanity. 'PURE FUCKING MADNESS' is all i can say that
best describes what we're about to release this summer. Never have i felt
more confident in anything we have ever done before. We've written over
eighteen songs and plan to record at least fourteen that best represents
our collective vision. After listening to the demos it became very evident
that this record is going to be much heavier than we anticipated. Everything
that makes up Nothingface...the heaviness...the groove..the emotion and
melodies are just ten times what it ever was. Words cannot describe how
excited and impatient we are to release this music to you all.
Listing for Pacifier
Listing for Audio Guide To Everday Atrocity
Lust From Nothingface Has info on the new album w/ pics from the studio