Los Angeles-based progressive death metal titans THE FACELESS have announced the addition of bassist Evan Brewer (ANIMOSITY, REFLUX) to the group's ranks.Brewer, who was called "the sickest bass player in the game" by his new bandmates, is reportedly working on a solo album, to be released through Sumerian Records. Video footage of some of Brewer's solo material can be viewed below. THE FACELESS recently re-signed with Sumerian Records. The band entered guitarist's Michael Keene's studio in March to begin recording its third album for a summer release. Keene described the band's forthcoming CD as "the most musical and progressive record we've made." He added, "Since recording 'Planetary Duality', the goals of THE FACELESS have changed a bit. You can still expect a fast, technical and blistering record, but I personally am less focused on a musical aesthetic and more on musicality and making an expressive, unique, moody and expansive record. Speed picking, flying double bass and skin melting guitar solos are certainly still in order. However, you can also expect more clean vocals with big harmonies, some unique instrumentation, dark moody passages, interesting keyboards, synth guitars, vocoder and sequenced segments. It's going to be the most focused and depressive FACELESS record to date."