"Face Of Fear", the new video from the Los Angeles-based hard rock outfit EDGE OF PARADISE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming third album, "Universe", which will be released later in the year. The disc is being recorded with Mike Plotnikoff (HALESTORM, THREE DAYS GRACE) and Chuck Johnson (KORN).
Sponsored by the Swiss-based foundation Souls Of Rock, whose aim is to support talented bands and help bring their music to the stage, the "Face of Fear" video was directed by Val Rassi and was filmed on location in the grandiose landscape of Iceland, in hopes that the beauty and magic of the planet we live on can inspire and empower. The band chose to film in many vast remote locations, regardless of the difficulty in getting there. Both the film crew and band members embraced this challenge. For that reason, the collective decision was made to refrain from making a video full of special effects, and to focus on the massive, awe-inspiring Iceland landscape, captured by EDGE OF PARADISE's drone pilot and photographer Darren Lafreniere.
Singer Margarita Monet states: "I want to dedicate this song/video to a childhood friend of mine who took his own life, and to all those who battle their inner demons. There is a lot of hatred in this world, and the wide reach of Internet and social media enables and disguises those behind it. This darkness about our society plays a big role on our mental state. If you experience negativity of others, just remember that all actions are rooted in love or fear, and hate is the face of fear. We can not let this affect us. Instead, we have to break the cycle and rise above it, be good and support one another regardless of race, social status or place of birth and remember that all life is worth fighting for."
EDGE OF PARADISE broke a lot of ground in 2017, with its EP "Alive" reaching the Billboard charts, as well as the group making its European live debut.