Ok, there are at least half a dozen bands named “facedown” in the hardcore genre alone. I must admit that I really like the Belgian one as well. But this one, from Canada of course, is probably the heaviest of them all. If the sub-genre “moshcore” or “chugga chugga metalcore” ever were used, this would be the case. Just the records labels they were on speak for themselves…

FaceDown was formed in 1996 with Rob Garland on vocals, Jim Dawes on guitar, Russ Bondy on bass and Brian Dawes on drums. After an early demo, their first release was a split 7″ with God In A Headlock on Sounds of Revolution. In around 1999 Rob was replaced with Ozzy Eren and the tape ep “A Life Wasted in Fear” was self released. Lear Mason would join on second guitar and “Forgetting the Constant Fear” would be released on Tribunal Records. The band would tour extensively and went in to record their final album “Blinded by Delusions”. During the recording session they would change drummers to John Bellon. Both would play on the album. After touring started, Russ quit and Mac Hall would be the final addition. The band then bragged they would outlive all other bands of the same name, but I think they went under not long after…

FaceDown – EPs

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