Evan Brewer performing with The Faceless in 2012.
|Born||September 23, 1981|
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
|Genres||Progressive metal, technical death metal, deathgrind, metalcore|
|The Faceless, Animosity, Animals as Leaders, Reflux, Climaxes, Point of You?|
Evan Brewer (born September 23, 1981) is an American bass player from Nashville, Tennessee. He is the former bassist of Entheos and technical death metal band The Faceless and has been involved in other bands such as Reflux and the last bassist to be a part of Animosity. He also released two solo albums under his own name. In 2011, he released his debut solo album titled Alone, and his second solo album, Your Itinerary, was released on July 16, 2013.
He is a former member of Animosity and Reflux, which also featured guitarist Tosin Abasi and Ash Avildsen (CEO of Sumerian Records). He has a project called Climaxes with Barry Donegan of Look What I Did and Alex Rüdinger of The Faceless, which is currently in the writing process according to MTV.COM Metal File. They have currently only released two songs; "Clock In & Die" and "Meet Me There". He has also filled in for A Life Once Lost and Terror on tour. In early 2011, he joined death metal band The Faceless after the departure of Brandon Giffin, who joined Cynic as a touring member. Brewer also has a solo project under his own name, for which he has currently released two albums (Alone and Your Itinerary). All the sounds on Alone were created using a bass guitar, hence the album's title. Your Itinerary has more of a "full band type of feel", with drums, keyboards and electronics. Navene Koperweis (formerly of Animals As Leaders and Animosity) assisted in the production process and created the final mix of the album, as well as providing drums on several tracks. He chose to leave The Faceless in October 2014 to pursue other musical interests, such as recording the Primal EP with technical death metal band Entheos.
Brewer is a close friend of Regi Wooten and he states that being around the Wooten brothers and their musical community shaped him radically as a musician.
Brewer was an endorser of ESP bass guitars. He uses an Ampeg PF-500 head and an Ampeg cabinet for amplification. For effects, Brewer uses a rackmounted Line 6 Pod unit. Other equipment include MXR bass DI, Aguilar tone hammer, Dunlop strings, and Mackie powered monitors. Brewer switched to Warwick bass guitars very recently and currently owns three Warwick bass guitars. As well as his ESP and Warwick gear, he owns bass guitars from a variety of other manufacturers. Brewer uses EMG pickups in the majority of his bass guitars and is an EMG endorsee.
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Well, I got very lucky. I'm from Nashville, Tennessee, and there's a very eclectic music scene there. At a pretty young age, probably about 3 or 4 years into playing, I was already doing quite a bit with the bass, quite a bit for a young kid, and someone hooked me up with Regi Wooten, the oldest brother of the Wooten brothers. He's the guitar player and he taught all of them how to play their instruments. Hooking up with him from an early age, we became very close. Being around those Wooten guys and that whole community at a very young age set the bar extremely high. They were doing extreme things with their instruments, but it became very normal. You know, you're sort of a product of your environment. If you've never heard someone speak English, you're not just going to be able to speak English out of nowhere, having never even heard the language. It came to where some guy playing like this and doing all this crazy stuff was completely routine and normal for me growing up. That experience really created what you see now in a large part and there was also a lot of independent study in correlation with that.