Current Line Up:
Jason Ng - Lead Guitar
Eric Bailey aka Harlem Watts - Bass
Chris Littlefield - Drums
Dan Wingfield - Vocals
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.
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.
Starting out as a garage band with Kip and Bob and a one gig show in the Sunset District, Phil and Jason moved on and joined up with Rich Pellegrino in a trucking garage they forged memories but never found a singer. Times changed and things came to an end, but as time rolled on Phil went on to join Love Kills Love on drums, Jason studied and honed his skills on guitar. In 2009 several years after the disbandment of LKL, they got together to form a new project. This was the true beginning of Face the Pain 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 just as they found a singer. Nick Damian came into the picture to fill the Vocals position, Nick brought powerful metal vocals comparable to Pantera but with the soulfulness of the likes of Robert Plant and the eeriness of Layne Staley of Alice in Chains. Shortly after a brief search for a new bass player they recruited bassist Rich Pellegrino, Rich brought a blues rock vibe in his bass playing and Rich had 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 search for a rhythm guitarist began. This position was filled by Rob Huber, Rob's influences much like Jason's melded well to create the intense driving groove intended for the project. Phil's energy came 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 in 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 the group are carried on. And so began the search. Joining Jason and Nick first was Eric Bailey aka Reverend Harlem Watts (formerly of Soul Broker & Kills the Pain) Jason met Eric during Phil's 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 it was time. After the split of Soul Broker Eric had stopped it to check out Face the Pain’s last show with Rich, Phil & Rob, He liked what he heard and an alliance was formed. Next joining was Chris Littlefield (Autumnize) Chris and Nick played together in Autumnize so Nick knew of Chris' potential and brought him into the project. After a few shows some difficulties arose and Chris departed from the band. 2013 Marked the return of Phil "Louie" Goodyear on drums. With the original drummer back on the throne Face the Pain forges on. But once again after a few shows in June 2013 for his reasons Phil parted again from Face the Pain. August 2013 Chris Littlefield returns on drums. With Chris on drums Face the Pain was back on track, more songs are written. With this line up solidified Face the Pain was set to kill. June 2014 Nick had to relocate which unfortunately meant he had to leave the band. July 2014 Dan Wingfield joins Face the Pain. Songs were rewritten and some new songs as well. Face the Pain trudges on...
Face the Pain will enter the studio shortly to record their full length album and are close to bringing this collection of tunes to life for all the world. In the mean time enjoy the live recordings we have to offer online.
2014 see the departure of Nick, a search for a replacement is underway.
Rob Huber - Guitar
Tony Terrazaz - Bass
Rich Pelligrino - Bass
Phil "Louie" Goodyear - Drums
Nick Damian - Vocals