Fear Is Dead

Fear Is Dead

 New York City, New York, USA
BandMetalHard Rock

Stepping out from every corner of the city. Passion, hard work, and dedication. The gritty NYC way. When you're no longer afraid to live. Fear Is Dead.

Biography

In today's overcrowded Metal scene it's virtually impossible for a band to rise up and stand out, against the odds, that's what Fear Is Dead is doing.

Since 2011 they've been racking up large numbers of awe inspiring live performances, Fear is Dead has garnered the acclaim of many of New York’s underground, bringing fans from the Metal scene, and Hardcore / Punk scene together. Melting faces from BK's Knitting Factory to LES Mercury Lounge, most recently packing out Brooklyn's new Metal haven Lucky 13 Saloon. Their unique sound and intense energy some would say is reminiscent of early Machine head and Korn.

Established in 2011 by Skila and Jacqueline Burns, the early line up included Anthony Moreno Brown on drums. Jax's guitar and bass stylings set the tone for the heavy sound that would evolve to what we hear today. They released two EPs "Fear Is Dead" in 2011, and "Mourning Ritual" in 2013, that were both well received. Songs like "I'm Slow" "Lie to Me" and "Boomerang" still requested by fans today. 


The band went on hiatus in 2014, and in 2015 Skila returned with a new line up, composed of Matt Pompeii on Bass, Carlos Crowcell on Drums, and newcomer David English on Guitars. This new Fear Is Dead still had the trademark strong groove and poetic introspective lyrics, but musically much heavier, and darker than it's earlier incarnation. In the beginning of 2016 the band released their 3rd EP, Eleutherophobia. An appropriately more aggressive project, reflecting the times, personally, socially, and politically. Songs like "Pretty Ugly" and "Miranda" quickly became underground favorites. Since the EPs release, FID has been performing monthly and putting out a video per song every 2-3 months, all produced and directed by Fear Is Dead. 

Their music, videos, art work, all embody what Fear Is Dead is about, evolving musically, artistically, exorcising demons and losing yourself to find yourself, even for a moment. 

Lyrics

I'm Slow

Written By: Skila

Yeah they call me hard headed
but it keep the pain and the bullshit from getting in
Maybe gone too far with it
even the vultures seemed to stopped circling
I don't know everything
but I know every once in a while I can still hear them say
You better not let the dog in here
cause you don't know where he's been

Stick to the plan cause thats what its for
and I can improvise cause it changes as it goes
hope to be surprised cause it get predictable
like I've seen this movie twice and the credits never roll so
keep telling me what I already know
but till I get it right results keep telling me no
selling me on settling and taking it slow
man I take steps like centipedes towards reaching my goal
Season is new reason is old
they kill me with clues blood running cold
Luck favors the prepared as well as the bold
I Listen but what I'm missing isn't given its sold

Keep telling me what I already know
Keep telling me what I already know
Sometimes I feel life thinks I'm slow
Keeps telling me what I already know

You need to shut up or go, I won't listen or leave
No way in heaven or hell, You'll get your way again
and no matter how low, my high will go
there's nothing you can say to make me do it again
2x

Perception is a Muthafucka, So I talk small
They turn you into old new, For telling them all
If you don't tell them enough, They thinking u stalled
Cause its cool to lose your mind, But never your balls
We all crawl then walk, but don't always evolve
Who the fuck thought to un-thaw, These neanderthals
Its bad enough life a bitch, Blink & get mauled
Cause when u think u in control, is when u losing it all
Now, let it sink in till it dissolves
Why, We work hard to live but die to survive
Try, To hurt with the truth and protect with a lie
I, Guilty of both fate look in my eye &

Keep telling me what I already know
Keep telling me what I already know
Sometimes I feel life thinks I'm slow
Keeps telling me what I already know

Labor Pains

Written By: Skila

Take this job and shove it
Take this take this take this
Take this job and shove it
Take this take this

If my wish was a command every word a law
If I could give a taketh away every promise a bond
If I could level a mountain without using a bomb
Would I do more good or would I do harm?
I wish I was rich
I wish I was tall
I wish they weren't sick
I wish disease was gone
But now its overcrowded and the lines are getting long
So if I just did for fam
Would I be wrong?

I do a bad job at being a god
I do a bad job at being a god
Say the word and it'll be done
Think the thought and it gon come
I do a bad job at being a god
I do a bad job at being a god
If my day was bad and my mood was off
I do a bad job at being a god

Gimme gimme gimme
All day long
People on their knees
Same ole song
They let it get critical praying for a miracle
Its a surprise I barely listen at all
2X

Take this job and shove it
Take this take this take this
Take this job and shove it
Take this take this

If I could ressurect the dead give birth to a star
Put thoughts in head even promise tomorrow
Forgive all your sin and be an excuse for martyrs
Would you take my name in vain in the final hour?
I wish he wasn't dead
I wish she was mine
I wish I stayed in school
I wish I could turn back time
One turn things are different and that would be fine
But then I wouldn't be here and that wouldn't be right.

I do a bad job at being a god
I do a bad job at being a god
Say the word and it'll be done
Think the thought and it gon come
I do a bad job at being a god
I do a bad job at being a god
If my day was bad and my mood was off
I do a bad job at being a god

Gimme gimme gimme
All day long
People on their knees
Same ole song
They let it get critical praying for a miracle
Its a surprise I barely listen at all
2X

Undead

Written By: Skila

You want me in the ground you gotta drag me in
Beat me with a shovel till I lose feelings
Gotta tear my soul free from this world of sin
Cause there's no salvation for this hell we in

My time, my life, my grind
When invested equals, my dime, my rhyme, my shine
Unexpected how I rose up, defied them, defined resurrected
He's still breathing?
They skeptic, I'm a cynic, thats fine
They find my melody a crime but remedy I'm
God's plan for a machine with a devils design
So deadly the line I
Readily walk on
Razor's edge I stay steadily high
Above petty desires
That the envious hide
Skin you alive, wear you hide, see how you feel inside
Its so hard to find thoughts the survive
This mental genocide
More undead than alive in this social Formaldehyde

You can't bury me yet, I'm not dead
This world is cut throat, but I ain't losing my head
I've seen so many lifetimes, but can't find an end
All I did was just blink, now I'm at it again!
Please don't bury me yet, I'm not dead
This world is cut throat, but I ain't losing my head
I've seen so many lifetimes, but can't find an end
All I did was just blink, now I'm at it again!

4X
Dug my way outta my grave holding my breath
I dug my way outta my grave

The hate that hate made, made it harder to break me
The part my fate plays, I watch where it takes me
Peirce hearts, make them wanna take off the safety
But its hard to erase me, work to replace me
Hurts to embrace me, thats what the truth does
I let them fall over board when push comes to shove
Swim or drown, legends are found and made that way
Something figured out liquored out in my training days
So many lifestimes ago, I forgot my names
I lost track of my sins, so I'll take the blame
In my bones lies the proof, who gonna claim the remains
Just the frame of an image that'll drive you insane.

You can't bury me yet, I'm not dead
This world is cut throat, but I ain't losing my head
I've seen so many lifetimes, but can't find an end
All I did was just blink, now I'm at it again!
Please don't bury me yet, I'm not dead
This world is cut throat, but I ain't losing my head
I've seen so many lifetimes, but can't find an end
All I did was just blink, now I'm at it again!

4X
Dug my way outta my grave holding my breath
I dug my way outta my grave

4X
You want me in the ground you gotta drag me in

Basement Penthouse

Written By: Skila

Always up to something
Is better than down to nothing
So even when I'm low
I'm on my way up
And if I trip on something
I hit the ground running
So even if I fall
I ain't giving up
You can keep on fronting
And backing up nothing
But when its going down
You ain't coming up
Always up to something
Is better than down to nothing
So even when I'm low
I'm on my way up

Poppa say
Son you gotta look for a better way
I did the best I could
that was yesterday
Today my job is done
You can lead the way
but don't go astray
And mama say
Take care of those you love
We ain't here to stay
Put your best foot forward
Don't back away
Lookem square in the eye when u make your play
What you gonna say
Tell'em

Damn right I got something to prove,
Keep on pushing till I get it through
Keep on doing all that I can do
Keep on fighting even if I gotta fight you

My brothers say
Don't forget where you came from
Remember your name
Don't waste your time on bullshit
Just walk away
But never let no one stand in your way
That's everyday

I'm always up to something
Is better than down to nothing
So even when I'm low
I'm on my way up
And if I trip on something
I hit the ground running
So even if I fall
I ain't giving up
So you can keep on fronting
And backing up nothing
But when its going down
You ain't comong up
Always up to something
Is better than down to nothing
So even when I'm low
I'm on my way up

Some people say
You need to grow up and change your ways
Things will always stay the same
Just fall in place
It'll be much easier to play the game
To them I say

Damn right I got something to prove,
Keep on pushing till I get it through
Keep on doing all that I can do
Keep on fighting even if I gotta fight you

Built to keep going, cause the going get rough
I started at the bottom so I'm only going up
I'm built to keep going, cause the going get rough
I started at the bottom so I'm only going up
Built to keep going, cause the going get rough
I started at the bottom so I'm only going up
I'm built to keep going, cause the going get rough
I started at the bottom so I'm only going up

I'm always up to something
Is better than down to nothing
So even when I'm low
I'm on my way up
And if I trip on something
I hit the ground running
So even if I fall
I ain't giving up
So you can keep on fronting
And backing up nothing
But when its going down
You ain't comong up
Always up to something
Is better than down to nothing
So even when I'm low
I'm on my way up

Discography

Fear Is Dead EP
Fear Is Dead / Mourning Ritual

Set List

Eleutherophobia

Fecal Mastication

Pretty Ugly

Miranda

Gotta Go

I'm Slow

Love Hate

In The Garden

Undead

Lie To Me

Boomerang