Evan Brewer

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Evan Brewer
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Evan Brewer performing with The Faceless in 2012.
Background information
Born (1981-09-23) September 23, 1981 (age 32)
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Genres Progressive metal, technical death metal, deathgrind, jazz fusion, metalcore
Instruments Bass guitar
Labels Sumerian
Associated acts The Faceless, Animosity, Reflux, Climaxes
Notable instruments
Warwick basses
ESP basses
Music Man basses

Evan Brewer (born September 23, 1981) is an American bass player from Nashville, Tennessee. He is the current bassist of the 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 just his name. In 2011, he released his debut solo album titled Alone, and his second solo album, Your Itinerary, was released on July 16, 2013.

Biography[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

Gear[edit]

Evan Brewer was an endorser of ESP basses.[4] 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.[5] Brewer switched to Warwick basses very recently and currently owns 3 Warwick basses. As well as his ESP and Warwick gear, he owns basses from a variety of other manufacturers. Brewer uses EMG pickups in the majority of his basses and is an EMG endorsee.

Bass guitars[edit]

  • Ernie Ball MusicMan Stingray HS 4 string bass
  • ESP classic 4 string bass
  • ESP custom shop Surveyor 5 string bass
  • Black ESP 5 string bass
  • Rick Toone "Sketch" 4 string bass
  • Warwick Infinity 5 string
  • Warwick Thumb NT 5 string
  • Warwick Streamer Stage I 4-string

Discography[edit]

With Reflux
  • The Illusion of Democracy (2004)
With Animosity
With The Faceless
With Chris Letchford
  • Lightbox (2014)[6] (4 tracks)
Solo

Videography[edit]

Title Year Director From the album
"Vertigo" 2012 - Alone
"Deconsecrate" 2013 Ramon Boutviseth Autotheism

References[edit]

  1. ^ Metal File: Red Chord, Slayer, Botch & More - News Story | Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV News
  2. ^ "Evan Brewer 2013 album update". Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Evan Brewer Interview - The Faceless". Retrieved 12 March 2013. "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." 
  4. ^ The ESP Guitar Company :: Artists - Roster
  5. ^ "Evan Brewer 2011 solo tour gear". 
  6. ^ "Scale The Summit’s Chris Letchford Debuts “The Star Boys” From His Jazz Album “Lightbox”". The PRP. June 4, 2014. Retrieved July 2, 2014.