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Nothingface Biography

This Alternative-Metal band began in the mid-'90s in Washington DC, USA, comprising lead singer Matt Holt, guitarist Tom Maxwell, bassist Bill Gaal and drummer Chris Houck.

Signed to DCide Records, early in 1997, Nothingface soon delivered its first full-length album "Pacifier".

Over one and a half years later they followed it up with "An Audio Guide To Everyday Atrocity", eventually building an impressive reputation as a ferocious live band with overwhelming energy, power and precision.

When the group signed a contract with TVT Records gained enhanced exposure and their third effort, "Violence", climbed into the top 40 of the Billboard's Independent Albums chart, highlighted by the single "Bleeder" which reached the #32 position on The Mainstream Rock chart. After this album was completed, drummer Tommy Sickles replaced Houck and with this line-up, the group found themselves sharing the stage with the likes of Pantera, Disturbed and Mudvayne, among others.

The quartet resurfaced in April 2003 with "Skeletons"; it soared to #7 on The Top Independent Albums chart and became their first Billboard's Top 200 Sales chart entry at #125. Nothingface also lost bass player Bill Gaal, who left the band to pursue other interests, Jerry Montano stepped in to resume bass playing duties.

However, after playing a few dates on the second stage of the Ozzfest tour, Nothingface parted ways to pursue separate interests.
Two years later Tom Maxwell and Jerry Montano were involved in the ambitious alt-Metal project HELLYEAH.


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    Group shot 2003