In the Autumn of 2008, Faces of Bayon was formed by Matt Smith (WarHorse, Engorged), Ron Miles (Scattered Remnants, Twelfth of Never), Nate Westerlind (Acephalus, Ratobasher, Kyklops), and Matthew Davis (Labryntheory, Twelfth of Never, Blackened Chapel). Matt Smith and Ron had been talking about forming a band that incorporated Doom metal but also had a psychedelic edge and they finally got together with Nate and started jamming. Matt Davis was recruited after about two jam sessions and the first line-up of Faces of Bayon was formed.
In April 2009 Nate left the band and Faces of Bayon decided to continue on as a three-piece. Their debut album, "Heart of the Fire" was released on Ragnarok Records on June 28th, 2011.
On January 23rd, 2011, Matt Davis unexpectedly left this earthly plane. He will be missed by his band mates and all of his friends and fans. If not for Matt, Faces of Bayon would not have become what it is today and the "Heart of the Fire" would not exist! R.I.P
. Matt, you will NEVER be forgotten!
On March 12th Mike Brown played his first show as drummer for Faces of Bayon and he was received kindly by the fans at Club Oasis in Worcester, MA.
In May and June of 2013 the band recorded a new album at Black Coffee Sound. The album is currently on hold and hopefully will see the light of day sometime in 2014.
In January 2014 Mike Brown announced he was leaving the band and on March 20th the band welcomed Mike Lenihan as their new drummer and played their first show with Mike on April 17th at Ralph's in Worcester, MA.