Paleface Swiss Drop Music Video For Brand New Track “Best: Before Death”

Switzerland’s finest purveyors of brutality, PALEFACE SWISS, have dropped brand new stand-alone single “Best Before: Death” today. The new release comes with a brand new music video and is in celebration of the band’s first ever US tour, which kicked off in West Palm, FL with Bodysnatcher, Angelmaker and Distant. Find the track on streaming platforms HERE, watch the video below and get tickets HERE.

Speaking on his band’s latest release, frontman Marc ‘Zelli’ Zellweger shares

“The song is about the expiry date of us humans and how we as people get closer to that date with every breath we take, with every addiction, greed, hate, over-working, etc.

You could say we are made to be used before our death. In essence, the human becomes useful after their death.

We don’t have much longer because: the world is fucked, the people are fucked and our lives are fucked.“

Today is a special day for PALEFACE SWISS, not only because they unleashed their first new music in almost a year, but also because it also marks the start of their first ever US tour. The run kicked off in West Palm, FL last night and the mostly-sold-out run with Bodysnatcher, Angelmaker and Distant will hit a further 26 cities across the US before culminating in Worcester, PA on March 29th. Full routing below. Remaining tickets available from

Speaking on his excitement for the upcoming trek, Zelli continues

“A few year’s ago, me, the little swiss boy Zelli decided that I wanted to form a band with my friends. Over the years, we have luckily gained a lot of attention from heavy music fans in the US. Now, after long months and years of preparing, it is finally time for the four boys from Switzerland to head over to the states not just for our first us tour but also to make one of the biggest dreams we have as a band come true.

We are obviously extremely exited to finally give back to our US fans who have supported us so much and so constantly over the years! Something they deserve. We have a lot of respect and we’re honestly a little bit nervous but we can’t wait to finally rock through the whole country with an AMAZING line up and a nearly sold out tour! See you in the pit! “


w/ Bodysnatcher, Angelmaker and Distant

3/08/2023 89th Street – Oklahoma City, OK

3/09/2023 Trees – Dallas, TX

3/10/2023 The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX

3/11/2023 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX

3/13/2023 Nile Underground – Mesa, AZ

3/14/2023 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA

3/15/2023 Strummer’s – Fresno, CA

3/16/2023 Goldfields – Roseville, CA

3/17/2023 Neck Of The Woods – San Francisco, CA

3/18/2023 American Legion Post 8 – Las Vegas, NV

3/19/2023 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT

3/20/2023 HQ – Denver, CO

3/21/2023 1867 Bar – Lincoln, NE

3/22/2023 Subterranean – Chicago, IL

3/23/2023 The Sanctuary – Detroit, MI

3/24/2023 The Winchester – Cleveland, OH

3/25/2023 Preserving Underground – Pittsburgh, PA

3/26/2023 Lovedraft’s – Mechanicsburg, PA

3/27/2023 The Brooklyn Monarch – Brooklyn, NY

3/28/2023 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT

3/29/2023 The Palladium Upstairs – Worcester, MA

PALEFACE SWISS will also be playing a small number of headline shows with Distant and will be appearing at this year’s Blue Ridge Rock Festival in September. Full dates below:


3/30/2023 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD

3/31/2023 Riffhouse – Chesapeake, VA

4/01/2023 – New Brookland Tavern – W. Columbia, SC

4/02/2023 – Justice Pub – Jacksonville, FL

9/7/2023 – 9/10/23 – Blue Ridge Rock Festival

Best Before: Death” follows the band’s 2022 full-length album, “Fear & Dagger“. Which shot the band into the upper echelons of the “deathcore renaissance” and spawned singles “The Orphan”, “Deathtouch”, “Dead Man’s Diary” feat. LANDMVRKS frontman Florent Salfati and most recently, fan favourite and stylistic curveball, “My Grave / Lay with Me” which was released last month. The album focuses on more mature and critical topics related to the fears and struggles young people have to contend with in the 21st century, most importantly, the topic of mental health.

Since its release, the album has clocked up 10 million cross-platform streams, nearly 1 million YouTube views and has seen the band’s monthly Spotify users increase by over 300%, currently at 320k.

The neutrality Switzerland is known for globally does not apply to PALEFACE SWISS

They have come to destroy. 


Since the release of their third album, ‘Chapter 3: The Last Selection‘, independent outfit, PALEFACE SWISS 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.

PALEFACE SWISS 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 SWISS 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 SWISS released fourmusic videos for huge tracks “Curse Us”, “The Rats”, “Lights Out” and “Skalpell” which quickly ranked high in the deadown/hardcore charts and saw the band become cover stars on Spotify’s Heavy Beatdown playlist.

In 2022 the band released their most ambitious and brutal album yet, ‘Fear & Dagger’. The album was widely considered a huge step up for the band as plaudits began to roll in for frontman Zelli’s vocal ability, Metal Injection accurately summed it up in their review by saying, “It’s fun to get caught up in Paleface’s unrelenting instrumentals, but Zelli’s really the star of Paleface. This is largely because he treats his screams like rap bars.”.

The album’s technical proficiency and no-holds barred brutality, coupled with Zelli’s unique delivery and highly emotional lyrics struck a chord with fans worldwide and saw the band’s monthly listeners on Spotify increase by nearly 300%. It was released to much acclaim with New Transcendence stating “Paleface have created one of the most emotionally relevant and intriguing beatdown releases to date” and Wall of Sound calling it “an unashamedly brutal and angry album”.

As Metal Injection so astutely put it in their review of ‘Fear & Dagger’“Stop pretending to be cultured, and get down with the beatdown.”.


Vox: Marc “Zelli” Zellweger

Guitar: Yannick Lehmann

Bass: Tommy-Lee Abt

Drums: Cassiano Toma

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