Nothingface gears up for tour

Gabe Gott

Nothingface will show its face at Peabody’s Sunday. PHOTO COURTESY OF ADRENALINE PR

Credit: Carl Schierhorn

Nothingface, a metal band from Baltimore, is set to begin a three week tour of small clubs through the South and the Midwest.

“The energy last night in rehearsal was unparalleled,” Nothingface guitarist Tom Maxwell said. “We’re going to go out there and stomp ass.”

This tour will be the first time Nothingface has performed publicly since Ozzfest 2003 – from which it left early, parted ways with its record company and went on hiatus.

“Our band has been off the map for a year and a half, and we haven’t missed anything,” he said.


Playing with Silent Civilian

Where? Peabody’s Downunder

When? 7 p.m. Sunday

How much? $8

Most bands look the same and sound the same as when they were on the scene before, he said. All they do is copy what someone has already done and try to look good with fashionable clothes and nice haircuts.

“A revolution in music has to happen,” Maxwell said. “It’s a real bogus music industry right now.”

Maxwell feels there needs to be another revolution in the music industry, like the one Nirvana brought about in the early ’90s.

What separates Nothingface from other bands, Maxwell said, is its approach to writing songs.

“We don’t have cookie-cutter formulas,” he said.

Maxwell feels that Nothingface’s sound can’t really be defined easily as one thing or another.

“That’s the thing that’s gonna separate us from everybody else,” he said. “We’re gonna be original.”

After the three-week tour, Nothingface is going to head to the studio to work on its next album. However, the band currently doesn’t have a label.

“Now we’re happy,” he said. “We don’t have anybody breathing down our necks.”

The album will probably come out late this year or early next year, and will be the first album since 2002’s Skeletons.

“Our last record was all over the place,” he said. “Now everybody is on the same page. Where we were before, we weren’t enjoying what we were doing

In the band’s new songs, singer Matt Holt opens up about his fight against inner-demons.

The changes that have taken place over the past two years have improved the band’s future outlook.

“It’s just a totally different energy,” Maxwell said. “It’s a very good energy.”

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