NothingFace is: Matthew Holt, Vocals. Tommy Sickles, Drums. Tom Maxwell, Guitars.
Bill Gaal, Bass, Keyboards.
Base: Washington D.C. Legion of Fans Known As: The Sick.
I was driving around Little Five Points in Atlanta, Georgia and saw fourteen NothingFace
stickers on twenty cars. That alone tells me NothingFace is a band to watch. When
I found out they were on OZZFEST, I got a hold of TVT and they sent me a press
kit. Skeletons was in that press kit. Skeletons has blown me away. Everybody has
Skeletons in the closet-you know, shit they don’t want to talk about. NothingFace
drags our countries Skeletons out of the closet, dusts them off, and walks them
around for everybody to look at. The truth is finally out there isn’t it?
Skeletons is a political cd and it has lyrics and riffs that will haunt your dreams.
It is an intelligent and poetic cd. The music on it is brilliant. They go from
the deepest hardcore metal to the prettiest rock and roll. –Matt Holt is
a singer/songwriter is the tradition of Jim Morrison. This boy is a poet first,
and then a singer. He wants you to wake the fuck up on Skeletons. He is a power
vocalist-just like Morrison. –Tommy Sickles on drums cannot be ignored.
He does not blend in to the background like other hardcore drummers. His style
reminds me, weirdly enough, of Mick Fleetwood.
-Tom Maxwell on guitars plays power riffs like he invented them. I would compare
his style to Zakk Wylde. It is large and powerful. It grabs you by your fucking
throat in the middle of the night and says listen to me. –Bill Gall plays
bass and keyboards for NothingFace. I am not going to compare him to anyone. His
bass and keyboards provide backdrops for the lyrics that will make you peek out
from behind the shower curtain and wonder who is watching you. –Let’s
break down the lyrics.1. Machination: I love the line, Read “Catcher In The
One hundred and ten fucking times in this song. If you don’t remember, Catcher
In The Rye was the book from that movie Conspiracy Theory. They found a copy of
that book in John Hinkley Jr’s pocket after he shot Reagan. In that movie,
Mel Gibson’s character was a remote control assassin. Who is to say it isn’t
really the truth. They say all fiction has some basis in fact. The phone could
ring, and you could find yourself with a gun in your hand in front of a dead President.
2. Beneath: This song could be about the Pope. This song could be about the President.
To me, this song is about anybody that shoves their ideals down the throats of
other people. Shoving ideas down people’s throats kills their fucking souls
and makes them rot from the inside out. Shoving ideas down people’s throats
makes you no better than Osama Bin Laden or Saddam Hussein.
3. Murder Is Masturbation: Murder will get you off, but you are the only one who
is going to orgasm over it. Sometimes, all you can think about is jerking off.
Sometimes, all you can think about is killing some motherfucker. You can either
kill the motherfucker or say what is on your fucking mind. Your choice. I would
have to say thins is an anti-murder song first class.
4. Ether: This is a fucking brave song. It takes real balls to come out and sing
the truth about George W. and what he is doing in the Middle East. Did we go to
free Iraq, or did we go to tell them what we think freedom is? There have been
no weapons of mass destruction found. Nobody has found Saddam Hussein or Osama
Bin Laden. Fuck, while we are there we should tell them what kind of government
they should have. Uncle George knows what is best. While we are there, let’s
tell all those Arabic states how they should be. Why the fuck not.
5. I Wish I Was A Communist: It is all lies. This song screams ideals like a Doors
tune. It is pure fucking politically charged poetry. The media lies to you. The
government lies to you. The church lies to you. They are all demons that should
be exorcised, then maybe we would be okay.
6. In Avernus: Hate kills people. Hate is the reason that you are going to die.
Everybody is going to die hard. A bomb may kill you. A gun may kill you. Those
fucking people that would kill you are watching your every step. –Those
planes crashed into the World Trade Center because of hate, it was painted in
7. Patricide: This is a song about rage that gets turned inside. The guy in this
song cuts his fucking wrists because he feels alone and pissed off. The guy in
this song thinks he is a fucking alien, and he is killing the wrong person. Instead
of cutting his wrists, he should go bust that priest in the face.
8. Here Come The Butchers: Finally someone has come out with a song about Catholic
churches and Catholic priests. There are some fucked up priests out there that
have raped little children and destroyed their lives. Can there be anything more
evil than that? Who is really the fucking devil?
9. I Am Him: Blind faith in anything will get you killed. If you surrender your
will, you die. Holt urges you to fucking think for yourself in this song. He isn’t
saying God is dead, but religion will kill your soul and make you a fucking slave.
Would you rather be free, or be a fucking slave all of your miserable life? Go
ahead, get on your knees and say forgive me father for I have sinned.
10. Scission: The hero in this song is face down and lost in the maze of his own
mind. He can’t figure out how to get up off the fucking floor, but he knows
he has to. His life has put him face down on the floor and it seems perfectly
fucking natural. The vultures are circling and ready to move in.
11. Big Fun At The Gallows: This is a heavy fucking song. The line about sucking
corporate dick speaks directly to the music industry. Don’t ever try to
change Nothingface and tell them what to sing about or what to say. –This
song also speaks about not ever having to have a concrete reason to start a holocaust.
Let’s tear shit up.
12. Incarnadine: Be pissed off. You have every reason to be, and you may never
understand completely why. Be selfish and alone. Don’t enjoy the public
execution of anybody. Other people are going to fucking love it because they have
been told to. –Fuck, Vicodin is a good drug.
13. All Cut Up: This is another poem in the style of Morrison. I am beginning
to think Jim Morrison is one of the grandfathers of metal music. Fuck the church.
Fuck the government. They bring disease and death. –This song ends the album
perfectly, because it ties up all the loose ends and gives up what the band is
trying to say in a nutshell. Just point that rage in the right direction.
The cover art on Skeletons is beautiful. The songs are smart and strong. You want
this cd in your collection because it is not the same old shit about how miserable
your life is and how you should contemplate your fingertips. It doesn’t
talk about the bitch that has ruined your life. It talks about society and how
fucked up it is becoming. NothingFace has used this cd as a way to bring shit
to your attention. Things are getting downright sick and somebody has to fucking
talk about it or more people are going to die in fucked up ways. Somebody has
to talk about it or there are going to be more fucking wars.
NothingFace is gracing the second stage at OZZFEST this year. I am really looking
forward to seeing them live and watching how the crowd reacts to them. NothingFace
uses music as a weapon for change and truth. That is why they are in my magazine.
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