Nothingface is an American alternative metal band from Washington. The group achieved moderate success with their single Bleeder (2001) reaching 32> Mainstream Rock Charts, and through tours with other bands such as Soulfly, Pantera, and Ministry, and his participation in Tattoo the Earth and at the Ozzfest 2003.
Formed in 1993 >>>, the band's original lineup includes singer David Gabbard, guitarist Tom Maxwell, bassist Bill Gaal and drummer Chris Houck. The group launches through an announcement published by Chris Houck in a local magazine called Rox Magazine in Baltimore. Tom Maxwell, who was living at this time in Baltimore, contacts Chris. Tom sends him an audio tape he was working on. Chris, who lived with Bill Gaal in Damascus, Maryland, receives the tape and is impressed. Together, they take songs from Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Jane's Addiction>.
They record three tapes together. These demos include elements of grunge and hard rock, compared to the heavy metal sound for which the group will be known afterwards. Gabbard left the band in 1995, because of the musical direction in which Nothingface was heading. At this point, Matt Holt takes the role of singer. Matt Holt will be part of Ingredient 17 (Matt and Tommy Sickles) who will record at Chris and Bill in Damascus. Tom Maxwell will listen to what Matt did with Ingredient 17, and want to replace Matt with Dave. The band then records their first self-titled album with ten songs. DCide later discovers Nothingface, and decides to reissue the album with six songs from their album Pacifier, which will be released in October 1996 >>>.
The band's second album, An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity , is published on September 22, 1998 via Mayhem Records>. The band goes on tour in support of the album in the United States with Stuck Mojo, Sam Black Church, Helmet and Ministry.