Face the End comes from Switzerland and plays really hard music, mostly hardcore but some metal aswell. Check them out and first of all read this interview….may-2021


Please tell me a little bit history of the group?

-Face The End was founded in December 2018. Originated from the group Under my Skin. After the first CD, tour and three video clips, singer Silvi leaves the band. Tek the Machine (drums), Hauser (guitar) and Teo (bass) stay. From now on the guys are on the road with a new singer (Mattia), new sound direction and new name "Face The End". The first two concerts of their tour Face The End played in January 2020 in Bern and Thun. After that the European tour 2020/2020 had to be cancelled because of Corona. The release of the first CD "Face The End" was in March 2021.


Please tell me a little about every member in the group right now, age, family, work, interests and something bad about everyone? Earlier bands? Other bands on the side?

-Tek (Drum): Age 48 / Married 2 children / Musician, label boss kunz soundcorp./ Interests: Metal rock music, gym, meditation / Sex, drag and rock n roll lived before I met my wife 11 years ago :) / former bands: EGS, Mash, Justicia, draven, Under my Skin / other bands: scream4

Hauser (Guitar): Age 47 / Married / Musician, Tattoo Shop / Interests: Music, GoKart Racing / Bad: Always 5 minutes late / Former bands: Censored, Anarchus, Under my Skin / Other bands: Hak

Teo (Bass): age 48 / divorced / no kids / Interests: open to almost everything 😉, sports, homecinema, garden & nature / Been making music since school / Former bands: Noisia, Mash, Shell of Love, The Spine, Thin Lizzy (cover band), Barfuess, Liven, White Out, Under my Skin. Other bands: Mayvie.

Mattia (vocals): age 34 / never been married and never will be :-) / Musician & event industry active / A lot of sports preferably extreme sports, free climbing etc. Bad: I am very much on the road in nature, sometimes almost too much. Former bands: Road To Nowhere, Days Of Ruin / Other bands: Voice Of Hatred


I can hear much different influences but mostly hardcore a a little tiny bit of metal ? Favorites from the past?

-Killswitch Engage, Godforbid, Metallica, Hatebreed, Slayer, Iron Maiden, The Ghost Inside, DVSR, Chimaira, As i lay dying, First Blood.


Face the end are you satisfied with the name?  Not the most positive name 😉How did it came up? You weren’t afraid that some other band would be named like this? Which is the best bandname you know?

-The plan was first "The End". But there are already a thousand times on the net. Therefore Face The End, the best band name is of course FACE THE END


What´s the best thing with playing live?  Do you miss it nowadays?

-The best part is enjoying Face The End and putting your heart into everything for the band. But with a band, there's more to it than playing live. We've rebuilt the rehearsal space, recorded an album and produced two video clips during the Corona period. In addition, we are increasingly on the road in social media. We are happy about a great feedback on Spotify and Youtube. The video clip "Pretended" already has over 100`000 clicks. But it is still clear that playing live is the greatest and we are looking forward to it.


And where is best to play? And the worst place? Have you played outside Switzerland?

-With Face The End difficult to answer, because the tour was canceled. But with past bands we were on the road at home and abroad. Like for example, Germany, France, Poland and even America.


How is to play this sort of music in Switzerland right now?  Which types of bands do you have concerts together with?  

-It's very cool, because we can be classified well in the sound direction. That's why we are also in contact with hardcore metal bands and on the road.


How would you describe your music in three words?

-"Face The End" or "in the face" (Our Sound)


What does punk mean to you, is it only a word or is it a lifestyle?

-Tek The Machine is influenced by punk. Die Ärzte (DE), for example, is the band he visits most often at concerts. Singer Mattia was still active in punk bands as a teenager.


Which song/album or group was it who took you into punk/hardcore/metal?

-Are various. See question 3. But certainly Perseverance by Hatebreed


What shall a young guy do today to shock their parents as the way we did when we were young? They have already seen everything ;-)?

-I think the shock effect with unilaterally shaved and blue/green colored hair and spontaneously fully pierced and tattooed body parts is certainly still there. Even if the parents have already seen everything.


How is it to live in Switzerland right now? Politically?   Fascists?  The Covidsituation?

-We are aware that we are doing well and appreciate it. Different political disagreements and fascists will unfortunately always exist. In the covid situation it is like with all topics, there are different opinions about it. This is also good. Whether truth, utopia or conspiracy theory, we do our thing.


Are there any good bands from Switzerland right now?  Is the punkscene/metalscene/hardcorescene big? How is it in your hometown?

-Yes for sure there are. For example of course Face the End from Switzerland :) There are very good metal/hardcore bands all over the world, we like Dark tranquility or of course the legendary Raised Fist.


What do you know about Sweden?  Have you been here sometime? Is it so for you too that people mix Sweden and Switzerland together and don´t know which is which?

-Tek the Machine has been to Denmark and Sweden a few times. He also knows the phenomenon from the USA. Someone asks where are you from? From Switzerland...then the answer of the American is. Ah yes, your from Schweeden. But we think the Swedes and Swiss have already gotten used to it.


Have you heard any good bands from Sweden?

-Clawfinger, Hammerfall, Meshuggah, 2 Ton Predator, Amon Amart, Arch Enemy, At the Gates, Blinded Colony, Bloodbath, By Night, Construcdead, Dark Tranquillity, Darkane, Deathstars, Ghost, The Haunted, Hyprocrisy, Impious, In Flames, Katatonia, Naglfar, Nightrage, One Man Army And The Undead Quartet, Opeth, Pain, Scar Symmetry, Soilwork, Sonic Syndicate, Terror 2000, Tiamat, Transport League u.s.w.


Your lyrics, who does them and what influences you?  Never in any other language than english?

-Mattia: I write mostly in English, some lyrics are in German. I am influenced by everything that happens around me. Be it nature or even events that occupy me. The virus didn't really influence my lyrics, because I always wrote very socially critical before.


Is there any subject that you never will write anything about? Or isn´t anything sacred?

-So far I have never written a love song and I very likely never will.


Politic and music, does it goes hand in hand?  Which is your most political song?  Is it important to get out your opinions in music?

-I think everyone should write what he wants. Most likely you could say that I write very critical of people. "Here we go" is a good example, the song is about the fact that we destroy our own earth and thus ourselves.


Best political band/artist? Best unpolitical band?

-One of the best political bands I find, the German punk band Fahnenflucht, great lyrics and I like the hard matching sound to it.

The Ghost Inside is for me one of the best hardcore bands, but since I do not know all the lyrics by heart, I do not know if they also have political songs.



Do you think that music(lyrics and so on) can change anyones life, I mean people who listens to music?

-Yes, music certainly influences people and can also change them. Die Böhse Onkelz or DieToten Hosen are for me the best examples of how much music can accompany or influence people. There is nothing better than shouting out the same song lyrics with several thousand people.


Your favorite recordcover alltime?  Who does your recordcovers?  

-Tek: IRON MAIDEN Powerslave

Hauser: IRON MAIDEN 2 minutes to midnight

Mattia: Drowning Pool – Desensitized

Hauser, our guitarist do the recordcovers.


Is it important to get out physical records of your stuff? Why or why not? Vinyl, CD, cassette, what do you prefer if you could choose whatever ?

-We discussed for a long time whether we should produce another physical CD. This time we still did it. Whether it will be the same for the next one, we don't know yet. Digital media have also become much more important for us.


Please tell me a funny thing which have happened during your career and under some gig?

-Tek: Fell off the stage with the drum chair to the back. Tek disappeared as if David Copperfield had spirited him away. The cold fire was ignited at the wrong moment and singer Mattia was so to say in the flames :-)


How does your audience look like?

-HC Audience


Which people do you miss on your concerts?

-At the moment all.


Which is the biggest band you ever have played together with?  

-Tek with his band "draven" as support band of H.I.M.

Mattia with Road To Nowhere as support band of Fear Factory


Is there anyone of your fans which have done some tattoo with your name or something similar to salute you?

-So far unfortunately no..


Please rank your five favoriterecords, five favoriteconcerts and five most important things in life?

-Iron Maiden "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son", "Seventh son" & Powerslave / Slayer: Reign in blood, south of heaven / Metallica: Kill em all / Drowning Pool: Desensitized / Pro-Pain: Fistful Of Hate / Hatebreed: Rise Of Brutality / The Ghost Inside: Dear Youth / Mors Principium Est: Dawn Of The 5th Era.

Five favorite concerts: IRON MAIDEN Hallenstadion Zurich & Festhalle Bern, Die Ärtzte in Zurich, Slayer at Volkshaus Zurich, Ominia at Z7 Paltteln, Blaze Bayley at Downstairs in Worblaufen/Bern

Five most important things in life do you have? Freedom, family, health, music, friends


First, last and most expensive record ever bought?

-Tek: the first: Gary Moore "Still Got the Blues" / Last: Iron Maiden "Book of Soul" / Most expensive: Bootleg by Metallica

Hauser: the first: Iron Maiden "Number of the Beast" / last: Plasmatics "Coup d`etat" / most expensive: Don't Know

Teo: the first: Madonna "Like a Prayer" / Last: HAK "Gigu" / Most expensive: ?

Mattia: the First: The Doctors: Beast in human form, / Last: Hak Gigu / Most Expensive: Don't Know


Is it boring with interviews? Is it much interviews?

-No fortunately not so many, but this one has by far the most questions :)....


Do you care about reviews? Which is the most peculiar you ever had, with this band or any other band you have been to?

-Yes, we can handle critics well and gives us idea for our future. We are also happy about a criticism from you. And definitely when Tek disappeared in the smoke and not even we could see him :-)


Which bands do people compare you to, is it boring that people compare you to other bands or is it understandable?

-In our video clips on Youtube, the comments say In Flames, Parkway Drive and Pro-Pain. We recorded in the same studio as Pro-Pain.


If you could choose five bands from the past and the history and nowadays and both dead and living bands to have a concert together with your band. Which five have you been chosen?

-Hatebreed, Slipknot, Metallica, Raised Fist, First Blood


Is music a good way to get out frustration and become a nicer person outside the music??

-Mhh, we make music for joy not for frustration. When we have a bad day, we go to the practice room and scream and beat our souls out, afterwards we feel like newborn.


Which is the most odd question you ever have got in an interview? Except this one then….

-Mattia: Why I have a mohawk haircut.


Which is the question you want to have but you never get. Please ask it and answer it?

-When will you play in Hallenstadion (big concert hall in Switzerland) - On the next tour 2021/2022.


Futureplans for the band?

-Shooting of the third video clip, finally playing live again.


For yourself?

-Like above.





Something to add?

-Listen to Face the End and you will survive

Lyssna på Face the End och du kommer att överleva.