Despite having released their well-received full length, Fear & Dagger, just last year, the collective pf Paleface Swiss continue to churn out a succession of singles ensuring they stay tip of the tongue in the world of heavy music.
Combining the band's aggressive songwriting and dynamic compositions with a combustible vocal showing from Marc "Zelli" Zelwegger, the single underscores all of the talent and belligerence that have only added to the band's continuously rising stock.
Zelli explained how the tormented quality conveyed on the track was intended to tap into the desperation people feel when they believe they have ran out of options. He also explained how the track is tribute to those that have lost their lives far too soon as a result.
"The Gallow" is a song that delves into the constant torment one experiences within their mind and body. It's a pain that defies relief, persisting with each breath you take. Over time, this anguish fuels a mounting aggression, as one struggles to make sense of their suffering. You come to realize that this aggression won't provide solace, and you may reach a point where you believe that the only escape from the unending torment is to hang yourself. The song reflects a retrospective look at those who have endured such suffering, and it pays tribute to musical icons like Chester Bennington, Chris Cornell, and countless others."
The single punctuates a pivotal year for Paleface Swiss. Having recently completed their nearly sold out North American tour, the inaugural headlining run offered evidence of the band's live dominance and continued reach.
Additionally, the band was confirmed to participate in the now sold out 2024 edition of Sick New World in Las Vegas next April. The fest will be headlined by System of A Down and Slipknot, suggesting plenty more seems to be in store from Paleface Swiss. Keep your eyes peeled.