Pacifier (Nothingface album)
Pacifier is the debut album by the Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
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-based alternative metal
Alternative metal
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 music group Nothingface
Nothingface was a four-piece metal band from Washington, D.C. noted for having graphic lyrics and occasionally using political themes in their later works, as well as polyrhythmic songs.-First Run:...

. The album was released on February 6, 1997 via DCide Records
DCide is a privately held, DC based independent record label. The label was started in summer of 1995 by founding partners Jeffrey B. Clyburn, Burton Gray and Mark Thorp. Their first act Nothingface sold over 500,000 records worldwide and is widely recognized as one of the standard-bearers for the...

. The album was re-released on August 11, 1998 via DCide/Mayhem Records.

The album consists of 10 tracks, with the main theme in many of the songs being molestation as the main lyrics. There was also an early version of the album named Nothingface in 1995. The early album featuring some songs that would later be re-recorded and appear on this album is what spawned a record deal with Dcide Records.

Track listing

  1. "One Thing" – 4:29
  2. "Pacifier" – 3:59
  3. "Lipsdick" – 3:18
  4. "Undercut" – 4:17
  5. "Defaced" – 2:50
  6. "Self Punishment" – 4:12
  7. "Hitch" – 5:38
  8. "Useless" – 3:47
  9. "Perfect Person" – 4:29
  10. "Communion" – 5:22


  • Matt Holt
    Matt Holt
    Matt Holt is the former vocalist of Nothingface, and Kingdom of Snakes. His vocals include a wide range of very guttural and distinctive growls to ethereal melodies and even the occasional rap-style vocals on early songs like "Lipsdick" and "Breathe Out"...

     - vocals
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  • Tom Maxwell
    Tom Maxwell
    Tom Maxwell is a modern metal/rock guitarist in the bands Knives Out! and Hellyeah. Previous bands include Nothingface in which he was a founding member and main song-writer with Bill Gaal. After Nothingface he was involved in a band with Skrape vocalist Billy Keeton. In the 1980s he was in thrash...

     - guitar
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  • Bill Gaal - Bass
    Bass guitar
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  • Chris Houck - drums
    Drum kit
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Year Song
1997 "Pacifier"
1997 "One Thing"
1997 "Defaced"
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