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* StageNames: Ken Sorceron's actual last name is Bergeron, but absolutely no one who knows him refers to him by anything other than Sorceron.
17th Dec '17 12:01:40 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* AscendedExtra: Chason Westmoreland (until he quit) and Ken Sorceron.

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* AscendedExtra: Chason Westmoreland (until he quit) quit), Ken Sorceron, and Ken Sorceron.Bryce Butler.



** Live: [[Music/SuicidalTendencies Nico Santora]], Anthony Barone (A Night in Texas), Julian Kersey (ex-Aegaeon), and James Knoerl were all explicitly live fill-ins, and this is currently the role of Bryce Butler (Seeker) until (if) he becomes full-time.

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** Live: [[Music/SuicidalTendencies Nico Santora]], Anthony Barone (A Night in Texas), Julian Kersey (ex-Aegaeon), and James Knoerl were all explicitly live fill-ins, and this is currently the role of while Bryce Butler (Seeker) until (if) he becomes full-time.started out as this and wound up becoming an AscendedExtra.
10th Dec '17 3:32:32 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* SpecialGuest: Various.
** On album: Brett Batdorf, Andy Taylor (Diskreet), [[Music/{{Animosity}} Navene Koperweis]], and [[Music/{{Unearth}} Nick Pierce]] all tracked session drums on ''Akeldama'', while Sergio Flores played a saxophone solo on "Deconsecrate" and a flute solo on "Digging the Grave"; lastly, Rydquist returned to do vocals on multiple tracks on ''In Becoming a Ghost'', including all of "The Spiraling Void".
** Live: [[Music/SuicidalTendencies Nico Santora]], Anthony Barone (A Night in Texas), Julian Kersey (ex-Aegaeon), and James Knoerl were all explicitly live fill-ins, and this is currently the role of Bryce Butler (Seeker) until (if) he becomes full-time.
2nd Dec '17 12:07:05 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* IAmTheBand: Michael Keene, though Steve Jones, Wes Hauch, and Justin [=McKinney=] have all had writing contributions.

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* IAmTheBand: Michael Keene, though Steve Jones, Wes Hauch, and Justin [=McKinney=] have all had made writing contributions.
2nd Dec '17 12:06:22 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* IAmTheBand: Michael Keene.

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* IAmTheBand: Michael Keene.Keene, though Steve Jones, Wes Hauch, and Justin [=McKinney=] have all had writing contributions.
* InSpiteOfANail: Fans who were not happy with the heavily BlackMetal-based turn that ''In Becoming a Ghost'' took blamed Ken Sorceron for forcing the change due to his vocal style. In reality, the album was written before he even joined, let alone tracked his vocals.


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** ''In Becoming a Ghost'' has extremely prominent BlackMetal elements with a greater focus on orchestration, as well as some minor IndustrialMetal touches.
2nd Dec '17 7:20:51 AM Angelboros
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As of February 2015, Justin [=McKinney=] of The Zenith Passage has been announced as a new guitarist. Replacements for Ficco, Brewer, and Rudinger have still not been announced, though an Instagram photo posted by [=McKinney=] confirmed that Julian Kersey (Aegaeon) and [[Music/HateEternal Chason Westmoreland]] are on the roster. Due to Westmoreland's other commitments, it's unknown if this is the final lineup or just a temporary one. More lineup changes occurred over the course of 2015; Rydquist and Giffin were both supposed to return on at least a studio basis only for it to fall through, Justin [=McKinney=] (The Zenith Passage) joined on a full-time basis as a second guitarist, and Westmoreland quietly joined on a full-time basis between the end of the year and the beginning of 2016. As of mid-2016, Ken Sorceron (Abigail Williams) has been doing live vocals, and according to people who have talked to Keene and/or [=McKinney=] about it, he is most likely full-time as well. A full-time bassist has apparently been found as well, and they are apparently putting on the finishing touches on a new album for a release around the very end of 2016 or the beginning of 2017.

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As of February 2015, Justin [=McKinney=] of The Zenith Passage has been announced as a new guitarist. Replacements for Ficco, Brewer, and Rudinger have still not been announced, though an Instagram photo posted by [=McKinney=] confirmed that Julian Kersey (Aegaeon) and [[Music/HateEternal Chason Westmoreland]] are on the roster. Due to Westmoreland's other commitments, it's unknown if this is the final lineup or just a temporary one. More lineup changes occurred over the course of 2015; Rydquist and Giffin were both supposed to return on at least a studio basis only for it to fall through, Justin [=McKinney=] (The Zenith Passage) joined on a full-time basis as a second guitarist, and Westmoreland quietly joined on a full-time basis between the end of the year and the beginning of 2016. As of mid-2016, Ken Sorceron (Abigail Williams) has been doing live vocals, and according to people who have talked to Keene and/or [=McKinney=] about it, he is most likely full-time as well. A full-time bassist has apparently been found as well, and they are apparently putting on the finishing touches on a new album for a release around the very end of 2016 or the beginning of 2017. Eventually ''In Becoming a Ghost'' was made available on December 1, 2017.



* BlackMetal: ''In Becoming a Ghost'' has prominent black metal (particularly symphonic black) elements, with "Digging the Grave" and the cover of "Shake the Disease" being among the most prominent manifestations.

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* BlackMetal: ''In Becoming a Ghost'' has prominent black metal (particularly symphonic black) elements, with "Digging the Grave" Grave," "Cup of Mephistopheles" and the cover of "Shake the Disease" being among the most prominent manifestations.



* CreativeDifferences: Why Cooper, Rudinger, and Westmoreland left. Cooper was having problems with Keene, while Rudinger just wasn't accustomed to being in a band situation where [[IAmTheBand one person wrote everything]] and called all the shots. Westmoreland, meanwhile, left with an unbelievable amount of drama and a lot of he-said, she-said (the band's side was that he initially gave them three weeks' notice, rescinded it at the last minute and said that he was going to do the Summer Slaughter 2017, and then went back on his word a day later and literally right before the tour; Chason's side, meanwhile, was that it was short notice, but he made every effort to help them find a drummer, and he left in the first place because his patience with Michael Keene had been completely exhausted).



* DevelopmentHell: Apparently averted with ''Autotheism''; its conception wasn't particularly difficult or arduous, just long. The heavy touring probably caused most of the delay. ''In Becoming a Ghost'' was a more legitimate case, as a complete lineup shift and an inability to maintain a new one ([=McKinney=] being the only explicit full-timer; Kersey was a live session member, Westmoreland and Sorceron wound up becoming [[AscendedExtra Ascended Extras]], and Rydquist and Giffin were supposed to at least join for the recording but could not make it work) all led to a development cycle that exceeded even ''Autotheism'' in sheer length.



* OldShame: ''Akeldama'' doesn't seem to be held in very high regard by Keene. "An Autopsy" is still a live staple, but other than that, they have turned their back on the album and don't seem to be too intent on changing that.
* OneOfUs: Rudy is an avid gamer; as a matter of fact, he took over Conquering Dystopia's Facebook page in the middle of a tour to ask for 3DS game recommendations, stating that all he had was Pokemon X and that he would be willing to guestlist anyone willing to bring him a new game.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Alex Rudinger is not a very big guy. He's also one of the most celebrated up-and-coming drummers in metal.



* PromotedFanboy: Rudinger and [=McKinney=].


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* TextlessAlbumCover: For the time being, ''In Becoming a Ghost''.
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* ConceptAlbum: ''Planetary Duality'' (about TheReptilians) and ''Autotheism'' (about the process of self-realization).

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* ConceptAlbum: ''Planetary Duality'' (about TheReptilians) and TheReptilians), ''Autotheism'' (about the process of self-realization).humanity's collective self-realization and abandonment of religion), and ''In Becoming a Ghost'' (about Keene's drug-related struggles).
1st Dec '17 7:55:31 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* BlackMetal: ''In Becoming a Ghost'' has prominent black metal (particularly symphonic black) elements, with "Digging the Grave" and the cover of "Shake the Disease" being among the most prominent manifestations.



* DrugsAreBad: The Faceless' recurring lineup issues, habitual tour and fest cancellations, and protracted development process for their fourth full-length can all be chalked up to Keene's [[AddledAddict longstanding drug problems and seeming inability to get his shit together]].

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* DrugsAreBad: The Faceless' recurring lineup issues, habitual tour and fest cancellations, and protracted development process for their fourth full-length can all be chalked up to Keene's [[AddledAddict longstanding drug problems and seeming inability to get his shit together]]. ''In Becoming a Ghost'' wound up being an entire album devoted to acknowledging that he made a massive mistake with them.



* ProgressiveMetal: ''Autotheism''

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* ProgressiveMetal: ''Autotheism''''Autotheism'' and ''In Becoming a Ghost''.
23rd Nov '17 6:34:39 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* CoverVersion: They have covered [[Music/DepecheMode "Shake the Disease"]].
16th Nov '17 6:56:09 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* BadassBeard: Ken Sorceron.


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* MetalScream: Rydquist and Ficco were Type 2s, while Sorceron is a Type 3.
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