Johannesburg, South Africa: it is here! Facing The Gallows released it’s debut full length album today, Dead Mindset. Dead Mindset follows two earlier EP releases including This Is Hate City (2012) and Chapters (2013). With the band formed in 2007, what better way to mark a decennial milestone?
“We are extremely excited and proud to finally be releasing ‘Dead Mindset’. We decided it was time to put out a full 12 track album; which took us nearly two years of pre-production, recording, mixing and mastering with Clinton Watts at Watts Productions.” ~ Chase Beynon (guitar, Facing The Gallows)
High aspirations with Dead Mindset
As Chase points out, recording twelve tracks is a hectic task when all members find themselves preoccupied with full time jobs. Nonetheless, the band pulled through, although members would have liked to release almost a year ago. Under the watchful gaze of production specialist Clinton Watts, the band has no regrets with having waited.
“Dead Mindset was a long road with an end goal in site that really tested us personally as band mates. The biggest challenge overall on this album that we have been dealing with has to be time. But we couldn’t be happier with the result. We are thrilled to have finally reached this point and we can finally get back on stage after some time off, and are eager to share these songs with everyone.” ~ Chase Beynon
Live, somewhere near you in 2018?
Facing The Gallows embarks on a national promotional tour for Dead Mindset in March, which will include three appearances alongside USA’s Secrets; also promoting its own brand new album. Dates and appearances as follows:
Friday 02 March @ The Hive – Ballito
Saturday 03 March @ The Winston Pub – Durban
Thursday 15 March @ Warriors Pub – Bloemfontein
Friday 16 March @ SSS Top Bar – Grahamstown
Saturday 17 March @ Music Kitchen – Port Elizabeth
Friday 13 April @ Arcade Empire – Pretoria
Saturday 14 April @ Sundowners – Johannesburg
Saturday 21 April @ Mercury Live – Cape Town
Chase subtly hints towards other local tours for later in the year as well, but also tells us of plans to take Facing The Gallows abroad in 2018.
“It’s been a plan, long time coming for us, and now the time feels right!” ~ Chase Beynon
Apart from touring, there is also talk of another EP, concept-styled, which will include Facing The Gallows tracks with a bit of a twist. For now, hunt down Dead Mindset from your favourite music platforms, or for physical copies, contact via the band’s website.