PALEFACE Announce New Album FEAR AND DAGGER Releasing on March 25th, 2022
Drop Music Video For Brand New Single "DEATHTOUCH"
Switzerland's finest purveyors of brutality, PALEFACE, have announced their new album, 'Fear & Dagger' today. Their latest full-length studio album will be released on Friday,March 25th, 2022. Fans can pre-order physical copies of the album, available in 3 double-vinyl gatefold variants or CD digipak or pre-save the album digitally HERE.
Speaking on today's announcement, frontman Zelli shares
"This is what Paleface is all about. The entire 65mins. speaks for us: for our emotions, our style, our dedication and our PLFC-Family.
We wrote and recorded the entire record within six months not only for our fans and for us, but also for all the people out there who are struggling with dark times in their life and themselves. We want to give them a piece of solace. Music to connect with, something to gain strength, something to be happy about, something that helps you deal with the pain or just something to let all the anger out.
I am unbelievably proud of "Fear & Dagger". It is, by far, our angriest and most emotional record yet and I can’t wait to share it with the world."
Since their last album, 'Chapter 3: The Last Selection', independent outfit, Paleface have gained international recognition throughout the Deathcore and Beatdown Community. Known for their huge, aggressive riffs, brutally bombastic rhythm section, frontman, Zelli's outstanding vocals and a pinch of humor. This is Switzerland’s finest heavy music.
Their new album, "Fear & Dagger", focuses on more mature and critical topics related to the fears and struggles young people have to content with in the 21st century, most importantly, the topic of mental health. The album is a 65 minute monster, containing 16 tracks with guest appearances from members of Justice For The Damned (AUS), Traitors (US) and Landmvrks (FR) and a PALEFACE fan, diagnosed with schizophrenia, who lent his voice and perspective to the album.
"Deathtouch" follows the release of previous single "Dead Man's Diary" feat. LANDMVRKS frontman Florent Salfati. The track, released in September, has clocked up 381,000 cross-platform streams and 76,000 YouTube views.
Paleface | Fear & Dagger Tracklisting
3. Suppressing Times
4. Make A Deal With The Devil
6. Nail To The Tooth
7. Dead Man's Diary (feat. LANDMVRKS)
8. God Looks The Other Way
9. Chaos Theory (feat. Traitors)
10. The Orphan
11. My Grave / Lay With Me
12. Hellhole (feat. Justice For The Damned)
13. No Room Left In Hell
14. Bite The Curb
15. Fear & Dagger
16. Judgment Day
PALEFACE was formed in Zurich, Switzerland in 2017 by vocalist Marc Zellweger (Zelli) and drummer Colin Hammond (CJ) having met through a mutual friend in 2016. After bonding over a shared love of beatdowns and hardcore, Zelli and CJ shook hands at a concert in 2017 and promised they would create the craziest beatdown band ever together.
They recruited guitarist Yannick Lehmann to the band and released their debut ‘Chapter 1: From The Gallows’ in 2018. Later that year, they brought bassist Tommy-Lee Abt to PALEFACE family. They played their first show in October 2018 and quickly grew in popularity with the song “Deprivation Method”.
In early 2019, Paleface started writing ‘Chapter 2: Witch King’ which was released in May 2019. The band started to gain international attention with the release of tracks “Human Hunter” and “Skin People”. They released the single “No Mercy At All” at the end of 2019 and started working on the final installment of the dark story they’d created with Chapters 1 & 2.
‘Chapter 3: The Last Selection’ was released on October 30th 2020 to much acclaim. PALEFACE released two music videos for huge tracks “Curse Us”, “The Rats” and “Skalpell” which quickly ranked high in the deadown/hardcore charts and saw the band become cover stars on Spotify’s Heavy Beatdown playlist. The released the music video for "Lights Out" earlier this year. Their releases to date have seen them clock up nearly 5.1 million streams across all platforms and 125k monthly listeners on Spotify alone.
The neutrality Switzerland is known for globally does not apply to Paleface.
They came to destroy.
Vox: Marc “Zelli” Zellweger
Guitar: Yannick Lehmann
Bass: Tommy-Lee Abt
Drums: Colin “CJ” Hammond
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