The Faceless guitarist/vocalist Michael Keene doesn’t hold Six Feet Under vocalist Chris Barnes in high regard. Referencing his condemnation of Green Day‘s Billie Joe Armstrong for childish behavior, Revolver magazine recently asked Keene if there is any similar “childish behavior” in metal.
Keene singled out Barnes in particular, for his altercation with Cattle Decapitation frontman Travis Ryan last November. Speaking in the latest issue (Feb/Mar-2013) of the aforementioned publication, Keene answered:
“All The Time! Chris Barnes recently punched Travis from Cattle Decapitation in the face then tweeted, “If you eat tofu, you’ll get your ass kicked in a fight.” That is completely uncalled for.
The fact that he has been allowed to act like such an idiot for so long is beyond me. The only relevant thing he ever did was Cannibal Corpse and now he covers Cannibal Corpse songs, which is fucking pathetic.
I strongly feel everyone in the metal community should fucking put their money where their mouth is. Like, if you act like an asshole in the regular world, you will lose your job.
I really wish this industry ran like other industries where people are held accountable when they screw up like idiots.”