If you live in New York City, you've probably seen the stickers, you may have even met someone rocking the wristband. If you go to heavy music events, there's a good chance you've heard of or caught a Fear Is Dead show.
The band has released 5 EPs to date, their sound gradually evolving over the years into the heavy, minimalist, in your face band they are today. The present lineup consists of one of the founders, front-man Skila, guitarist David English, guitarist for the last 3 EPs (2nd senior member), and new comers bassist Chris Delgado, and drummer Ish Roberts.
Since they formed in 2011, in a garage in Queens New York, Fear Is Dead has been racking up a number of awe inspiring live performances all over NYC. Melting faces from Knitting Factory to the Studio at Webster Hall. even out to Vancouver's Heavy Metal Brewing Company. A couple of times a year you can catch them packing the house at their second home, Brooklyn's Lucky 13 Saloon. They've shared stages with artists like Michael Graves (Misfits) and Hed P.E. as well as received reviewson Metal Underground.Com, Aquarian Weekly and Tattoo.Com.
The band's unique sound and intense energy has garnered the acclaim of many of New York’s underground, bringing togetherfans from the Metal,and Hardcore / Punk scene. They've been described as "cathartic" and "expressionist", "groove heavy" and "raw", exploring the darker, grittier side of the human experience. David's guitar work known for being "rhythmic and riff heavy" provides the perfect environment for Skila's aggressive, syncopated styled and's at times rapid staccato vocals
With a new rhythm section on board, the band has been performing consistently and just recently recorded 2 singles at Silvercord, a studios designed and owned by Joe Duplantier of Gojira, The 1st song Assimilation set for release November followed by the video in December. Also in the works is their 1st full length album due Summer 2020.
Their music, videos, and art work all embody what Fear Is Dead is about: evolving musically and artistically. Losing yourself to find yourself, even for a moment.