FACE THE UNKNOWN, Modern, aggressive metal with just the right amount of old-school, from Teesside. The history of FACE THE UNKNOWN can be traced back to the late eighties when vocalist Mark Duffy joined the Yorkshire metal band TORANAGA.
Toranaga began on PEACEVILLE Records, where they recorded their debut E.P, BASTARD BALLADS, and were soon snapped up by Chrysalis for whom they released their first and only full-length album, GOD’s GIFT in 1990.
The band enjoyed a level of success in England whilst also winning over audiences in many parts of Europe, supporting the likes of Metal Church, Annihilator and Manowar.
When Toranaga disbanded, Duffy formed the North East band X-Seed who released an album entitled DESOLATION on Bleeding Hearts (M.F.N).
The band went on to support the likes of Napalm Death, before disbanding in 2000. It was in X-Seed where Duffy was first able to work with local guitarist Malcolm Spence.
In 2006 the vocalist put together a new band that would become FACE THE UNKNOWN. The first line-up of the band recorded an E.P, of which one of the tracks (the original version of ‘You Can’t Save Me) appeared on TERRORIZER magazines ‘Fear Candy 36’ CD (Issue 152).
Now, after Mark Duffy was reunited with old band mate Malcolm Spence, several line-up changes and a return to the heavier end of the metal world, FACE THE UNKNOWN have just released their 10 track debut album, released on their own ‘Never Say Never’ record label.