A Brave, Passionate, and One-of-a-Kind Metalcore and Alternative Release – Dr. Schafausen Presents “How Can You Die?”

Dr. Schafausen

Ushering in the future of Metal, Dr. Schafausen’s \”How Can You Die?\” is an intricately composed and challenging work of genius

SAVONA, Italy — June 30th, 2023 – An accomplished and versatile musician, Sergio Pagnacco, also known as Dr. Schafausen, has inked a deal with Minotauro Records for the upcoming release of his highly anticipated second solo album, “How Can You Die?”.

The ingenious new album is an emblem of the artist’s distinctiveness and innovation in style, delving into the narrative of mental disorders and the complex web of pathologies that influence one’s thoughts, emotions, and actions.

Through his music, Dr. Schafausen aims to foster understanding and acceptance of individuals living with these conditions, urging them to seek support without the fear of judgment or prejudice. The visually stunning album artwork is itself a masterpiece crafted by the talented Paolo Massagli.

“How Can You Die?” represents a daring and experimental new record which showcases the artist’s ability to explore tense and pertinent issues with grace. With its immersive musical landscapes and thought-provoking lyrics, the album shines a light on the challenges faced by those grappling with mental disorders, promoting empathy and inclusivity.

Dr. Schafausen’s distinctive fusion of genres offers a captivating and groundbreaking sonic journey that pushes the boundaries of the dystopian metal genre.

Prior to this release, Sergio unveiled his inaugural solo album for Sliptrick Records on March 9, 2020. Titled “Waiting For Tomorrow,” featuring a unique collaboration with Russian musicians.

“How Can You Die?” marks his highly anticipated second solo album as Dr. Schafausen. This special edition will include a comic book exclusively illustrated by Paolo Massagli and will be available in limited quantities.

Grab the Limited Edition, Numbered, and Autographed CD by Dr. Schafausen, featuring an Exclusive Artwork by the talented Paolo Massagli, unique for each copy. Visit the artist’s official website www.drschafausen.com to purchase the new record or listen on Spotify!




Sergio Pagnacco, also known as Dr. Schafausen, is a highly versatile Italian musician, bassist, and composer who has made significant contributions to the metal scene. He played a pivotal role as one of the founding members of the renowned band Vanexa, which has been active since 1979, and he further showcased his talent and artistry as a member of the power prog band Labyrinth from 2009 to 2016.

Sergio’s exceptional bass playing style, characterized by its remarkable aggression, has also garnered him recognition in the punk circuit. From 2002 to 2005, he lent his talents to the street punk band Klasse Kriminale, delivering electrifying performances at numerous international festivals and sharing stages with esteemed acts such as GBH and Ska-P. Beyond his musical pursuits, Sergio has pursued a parallel career as a doctor of audiology, demonstrating his dedication to both music and science.

The artist also served as a lecturer at the University of Medicine and Surgery of Genoa from 2009 to 2018, where he imparted his expertise in cochlear implants, digital acoustic prostheses, and pediatric prosthetics. Sergio actively participates in humanitarian missions with HALO, providing hearing prostheses to deaf children in Southeast Asia, showcasing his commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of others.

In 2016, Sergio Pagnacco made the decision to fully dedicate himself to Vanexa, leaving Labyrinth definitively. In that same year, he achieved remarkable success with Vanexa, as their single topped the Amazon charts in the Heavy & Hard section. Following this triumph, the band released their highly acclaimed album titled “Too Heavy To Fly” through Punishment 18 Records and Black Widow Records, solidifying their status as a powerful force.


Dr. Schafausen
Name: Dr. Schafausen
Email: dr.schafausen@gmail.com


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