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30 May

Alex Rudinger Announces More Tour Dates/New Side Project

In light of their current co-headlining US tour coming to a close, Alex Rudinger and The Faceless have announced a 2.5 week long headlining tour that is scheduled to kick off immediately following the band’s current US run.  All in support of the latest studio effort, Authotheism, The Faceless will be bringing their signature and unparalleled tech/thrash sound through both the US and Canada, making stops in the cities they missed on their earlier run.  Kicking off on June 2nd, at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY, The Faceless will make their way up into Canada and back into the US, before coming to a close at The Rock, in Tuscon, AZ, on June 19th.  A full list of tour dates can be found below.

Along with this tour extension, Alex Rudinger has announced a new side project which involves him joining up with The Faceless’ bass player, Evan Brewer, for the upcoming release of Evan’s solo project.   As heard below, Evan and Alex team up to offer a sound that is quite different from their work together  in The Faceless, although still showing their individual mastery of their respective instrument, but diving  into sections of jazz and fusion surrounded by flashes of their tech/metal influences.  Evan Brewer’s highly anticipated new solo album, Your Itinerary, will be available on July 16th, courtesy of Sumerian Records, with a co-headlining tour being scheduled for late summer.  More information can be found at Evan’s official Facebook page,

Throughout this hectic summer schedule, Alex Rudinger turned to his new kit, a Session Studio Classic finished in Piano Black Lacquer (103).  Unveiled to the world at the start of The Faceless’ co-headlining tour with Dillinger Escape Plan, Alex opted for the sound of the Session Studio Classic's blended shell which offers outstanding projection and attack, while emitting the chest-pounding lows that are ideal for a metal concert.  Alex’s full specs are as follow:

Session Studio Classic:
Piano Black (103)

20x16 bass drum
10x7 tom
12x8 tom
14x14 floor tom
16x14 floor tom
14x6.5 Reference Brass snare drum

For the latest news and updates on Alex Rudinger, please be sure to visit his official website,  Or, if you’re looking for a bit of motivation, check out Alex’s incredibly inspiring and mind-blowing YouTube Channel, which can be found here.

The Faceless- Spring Tour 2013
06.02. The Chance- Poughkeepsie, NY
06.03. The Palladium- Worchester, MA
06.04. The O.C. Nightclub- Moncton, NB
06.05. The Cellar- Fredericton, NB
06.06. L'agitee- Quebec City, QC
06.07. Foufounes- Montreal, QC
06.09. Scene Fest- St. Catherines, ON
06.10. Maverick's- Ottawa, ON
06.11. Wreckroom- Toronto, ON
06.12. Kobo Live- Columbus, OH
06.13. The Rave- Milwaukee, WI
06.15. The Brass Rail- Peoria, IL
06.16. The Chameleon, Oklahoma City, OK
06.17. Far West Event Center- Odessa, TX
06.19. The Rock- Tucson, AZ