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Face The Lights / Bio

A band that strives to put the listener in a realm of both light and darkness is what Fernando, Ace and Erik have created with Face The Lights.

In the beginning, San Antonio is where Fernando and Erik met and jammed. They began brainstorming, practicing and writing original music as a two-piece. In little time, they encountered a problem – they needed more members to fill the parts they've written. Surprisingly, SA was full of musicians, just not quite the style they needed to complete their lineup. A life changing decision to move to Austin was made by the two in pursuit of the dream many musicians share: to become a professional touring band.

Ace was a mutual friend who the duo met within their first months in Austin; he fit the mold of what the band needed. After practicing with Ace twice, his melodic vocals, unique guitar nuances and comedic personality made him the last piece of the trifecta. Since Ace joined in November of 2010 the band has played eighteen shows between Austin and San Antonio in 2011 (as "Rabble Magus") and eighteen shows in 2012. Needless to say, FTL is always trying to be heard somewhere new.

All in all, musicianship and brotherhood are the two most important virtues within the band. Elevating the musical world with their progressive ideas translated through their original metal compositions is their universal goal. A combined 33 years of music knowledge is shared between the three members and with youth on their side, they have a promising future ahead.

General Info

Band Members
Fernando Guerra, Erik Stendebach and Colin (Ace) Benedict
Artist Name
Face The Lights
Profile Page
Active Since
Metal / Progressive Metal / Melodic

Contact Info

Austin, TX
Fernando Guerra

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