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Origin Des Moines, Iowa, US
Genres Death metal, groove metal
Years active

1997–2001, 2011–2015

Associated acts Vexx, Body Pit, Slipknot, On A Pale Horse, Vice Grip Throttle, All That Crawls
Members Anders Colsefni
Past members Antonio Alaniz
Dave Baker
Greg Stravers
Jerry Spargur
Jeremy Easley

Painface is an American Death metal band that originally formed in 1997 in Des Moines, Iowa, by former Slipknot frontman Anders Colsefni. The band released and EP and an album but broke up in 2001, later reforming in 2011, and released another EP in 2013, the band broke up again in 2015.


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Painface formed in late 1997 after Anders Colsefni left Slipknot earlier that year,[1] the band worked on an untitled demo EP between 1998-1999 for which fans adopted the name "On A Pale Horse", which later also included recordings from 2001. Later on in 1999 they recorded their first full-length album, FleshCraft.

The band reformed in 2011 as Painface, with a new line-up where only Colsefni was included from the original line-up, they announced a new album to be released as a 4-volume box set, titled Mortality, with the first volume "Concussion" to be released in spring 2012, which was then delayed for 2014 due to complications. On 27 January 2012 Painface returned to the stage for the first time in over 10 years, the band played with their new line-up at the Vaudeville Mews in their hometown of Des Moines, Iowa. A 4-track "Skullcrusher" EP was released in January 2014.

On 6 May 2015, guitarist Antonio 'Taco' Alaniz announced on his personal Facebook page that he was retiring from music, also saying that drummer Greg Stravers had left the band as well, news confirmed through the band's Facebook page, where it was announced that only Colsefni was left, he himself claimed to have retired from music, though in December 2016, he released a 12-second teaser of a new track titled GunSlinger.

Band members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Anders Colsefni – lead vocals (1997–2001, 2011–2015, 2016–present)

Former members[edit]

  • Tim Flor – Guitar/Backing Vocals (1997–2001)
  • Chad Valasek – Drums (1997–2001)
  • Jerry "Jas" Spargur – Guitar/Backing Vocals (1997–2001)
  • Kris Anderson – Bass (2013)
  • Jeremy Easley – Bass (1997–2001)
  • Mike Ramsey – Drums (2011–2012)
  • John Hintz – Guitars (1999-2000, 2011-2012)
  • John Hatterman – Bass (2013–2014)
  • Antonio Alaniz – guitars, backing vocals (1998–1999, 2011–2015)
  • Dave Baker – Bass, guitars, backing vocals (2011–2015)
  • Greg Stravers – Drums (2013–2015)


  • On A Pale Horse EP
  • FleshCraft (2000)
  • Skullcrusher EP (2013)


  1. ^ Sharpe-Young, Garry (2005). "Slipknot". New Wave of American Heavy Metal. Zonda Books. pp. 271–277. 

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