May 012017
 

Pittsburgh heavy hitters and longtime Facedown Records act Those Who Fear are calling it a day. They’ll be playing one final show as part of Facedown Fest on May 11 at the Glass House in Pomona, CA.

The band were already scheduled to appear on the first day of this year’s three-day Facedown Fest, the 20th anniversary installment of Facedown Records’ annual concert event, performing alongside Sleeping Giant, Bloodlined Calligraphy and Saving Grace.

The band states: “As of today, we are officially announcing that Facedown Fest will be our FINAL SHOW. This decision has been coming for some time now. It was a good run and the memories and friendships we’ve made, we will never forget. But some of us are currently doing different things with our lives that don’t coincide with a constant touring lifestyle, so we all have decided that it’s best for this chapter of our lives to come to a close.” Continue reading »

Those Who Fear – “State of Mind”

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Feb 122017
 

Those Who Fear is a Christian hardcore band from Pittsburgh, PA. Founded in 2005 and since 2013 signed to Facedown records. On this label they released two full-length albums “Unholy Anger” and “Death Sentence”. Now they have released their sophomore album “State of Mind” which came out on December 9, 2016. Let’s take a closer look/listen to this album and see/hear what Those Who Fear has managed to deliver to us.

The first track is also the title track ‘State of Mind’. This song could also be seen as an intro, a rather long intro that is. Heavy and crushing as we are so used to by this band. This song flows fluently into the next track ‘Driven’. And boy, what a progression Those Who Fear made. The first two albums were great in their own way but sometimes a bit monotone. They have dealt with that criticism by adding more variety to their songs and riffs. One special surprise is that guest-vocals are done by Garret Russel of Silent Planet.

‘Better Off’ rages forth with the same energy but also has some up-tempo parts.  The track ‘Ten Years’ begins surprisingly with melodic guitar-work. This is repeated every time at the chorus and at the part where you know that the obvious breakdown hits they still know how to blow you out of your chair. Continue reading »

Dec 082016
 

those_who_fear_2016_d81‘Heretic’ is the fourth single from Those Who Fear’s upcoming LP “State of Mind” the track is featuring Tommy Green of Sleeping Giant“State of Mind” will be released tomorrow (December 9ththrough Facedown Records. The song can be streamed below.

Those Who Fear‘s latest album “Death Sentence” has been released June 23rd 2014 through Facedown Records. After exploring the darker side of faith and ideology on their debut full length, Those Who Fear have allowed themselves to give voice to weighty personal and societal issues on “Death Sentence”. The album bursts forth with a more aggressive interpretation of the east coast hardcore sound we’ve come to expect from TWF, while offering a new musical range thanks to the addition of new drummer Jacob Wilder and the return of engineer Josh Schroeder at Random Awesome. Continue reading »

Nov 282016
 

those_who_fear_2016_d81‘Lost’ is the third single from Those Who Fear’s upcoming LP “State of Mind” which will be released on December 9th through Facedown Records. The song can be streamed below.

Those Who Fear‘s latest album “Death Sentence” has been released June 23rd 2014 through Facedown Records. After exploring the darker side of faith and ideology on their debut full length, Those Who Fear have allowed themselves to give voice to weighty personal and societal issues on “Death Sentence”. The album bursts forth with a more aggressive interpretation of the east coast hardcore sound we’ve come to expect from TWF, while offering a new musical range thanks to the addition of new drummer Jacob Wilder and the return of engineer Josh Schroeder at Random Awesome. Continue reading »

Nov 092016
 

those_who_fear_2016_d81‘Driven’ is the new single from Those Who Fear’s upcoming LP “State of Mind” and features guest vocals from Garrett Russell of Silent Planet. “State of Mind” will be released on December 9th through Facedown Records. The song can be streamed below.

Those Who Fear‘s latest album “Death Sentence” has been released June 23rd 2014 through Facedown Records. After exploring the darker side of faith and ideology on their debut full length, Those Who Fear have allowed themselves to give voice to weighty personal and societal issues on “Death Sentence”. The album bursts forth with a more aggressive interpretation of the east coast hardcore sound we’ve come to expect from TWF, while offering a new musical range thanks to the addition of new drummer Jacob Wilder and the return of engineer Josh Schroeder at Random Awesome. Continue reading »