Face The Pain / Bio
In the beginning back in 1983
Guitarist Jason Ng(Felonious Creed) and Drummer Phil "Louie" Goodyear (formerly of Love Kills Love), met through a mutual friend and have been friends ever since. In 2009 several years after the disbandment of LKL, they got together to form a new project. This project was to combine the energy of punk with the heaviness of thrash metal, originally bassist Tony Terrazas was in place but things changed and Tony had to move away. Nick Damian (Autumnize) came into the picture to fill the Vocals position, Nick brings powerful metal vocals comparable to Pantera but with the soulfulness of the likes of Robert Plant and the erieness of Layne Staley of Alice in Chains. Shortly after a brief search for a new bass player they were joined by Bassist Rich Pellegrino, Rich brings the blues rock vibe in his bass playing. Rich has had a short history with Jason and Phil as they played in a previous project that never got off the ground. As material was written over the next several months the next search for a rhythmn guitarist began. This position was filled by Rob Huber. Rob's influences much like Jason's will surely meld well to create the intense driving groove intended from this project. Phil's energy comes from 6 years in the East Bay Punk scene playing with Love Kills Love but his influences stem from the likes of AC/DC, Black Sabbath & Y&T. Jason's guitar crunches and screams with the likes of Metallica, Death Angel, Joe Satriani. But his influence comes from the likes of many.
After a short run of gigs on August 2011 saw the end of Face the Pain as it was, conflict split the band apart. With the departure of Rich, Phil & Rob...
so begins a new chapter...
Jason and Nick being the main core and writing force behind this group are carrying on with new bassist Eric Bailey aka Harlem Watts (formerly of Soul Broker & Kills the Pain) and Chris Littlefield (Autumnize) on Drums.
Jason met Eric during Phil's (ex-drummer) time in the east bay punk scene. Jason knew after hearing Eric's thunderous bass that he was the one. It was just a matter of timing and it came to pass lightning struck and the time is now. Chris and Nick played together in Autumnize so Nick knew of Chris' potential and brought him into the project.
A new chapter begins:
2013 Marks the return of Phil "Louie" Goodyear on drums.
Together Face The Pain has a sound all their own. All together brutal, melodic and very energetic. Face The Pain lays down fast paced grooves with brutal vocals and relentless aggression. Come face the pain as their sound pummels your face.
- Band Members:
- Face the Pain is: Nick Damian- Vocals, Jason Ng-Lead Guitar, Eric Bailey aka Harlem Watts - Bass, Phil "Louie" Goodyear - Drums
- Artist Name:
- Face The Pain
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- Metal / Thrash / Punk / Hard Rock
- Pacifica, CA
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