Fear Report

Fear Report

 New York City, New York, USA
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Heavy, energetic rock with dark undertones. Fear Report's ominous and introspective themes range from inner-turmoil, paranoia, and insanity to overcoming adversity. Intense vocals, heavy riffs, and brooding bass and drums hammer the themes home with poignancy and aggression.

Biography

2013 Highlights:
Opened for Valient Thorr.
In the studio with legendary producer Wharton Tiers (Helmet, Quicksand, Sonic Youth).

Bio:
Born in 2009, Brooklyn's Fear Report is the brainchild of Dan O'Berry and Rob Trail. Upon formation, with Sasha Shenoy on guitar, the band quickly released an EP entitled Theory of Threes, which garnered attention from across the pond. This included a feature in Rock Sound magazine, with the quote "Fear Report could just be about to save the world of rock 'n' roll." Many positive reviews followed suit, and they continued to write material whilst maintaining the momentum of the EP.

In 2010 the band pounded the Northeast pavement, playing bars, dives, venues, and small festivals including MEANY Fest.

In 2011, a lineup change brought Anthony Ricardo (drums) and Brendan Clements (bass) to the sound. These Long Island natives knew each other from a previous band, so there was already chemistry.

The band hunkered down in their Brooklyn rehearsal space to write Pandemic, which was released in February 2013. IndieMusicReviewer.com says "It is a rarity these days to find this sort of gem let alone find the talent to be able to create and convey this passion. Fear Report's music is honest, straightforward, emotional, and most importantly, it totally rocks!" Pandemic received a fair amount of college radio play, and the band promoted it heavily in the NY area, concentrating on their home base.

In June 2013, Fear Report was invited to open for Valient Thorr at The Studio at Webster Hall.

Fear Report is currently in the studio with legendary producer Wharton Tiers of Helmet, Quicksand, and Sonic Youth fame. Their newer sound is more aggressive and focused, and they are excited to work with Wharton on shaping the songs.

"It's an honor to work with Wharton. Quicksand is one of my favorite bands, and I sought Wharton out personally, and he said he'd love to work with us. I was ecstatic. How often do you get to hand pick a producer from the liner notes of one of your favorite records?" says lead singer, Dan O'Berry.

The untitled EP is due out late 2013 or early 2014. Fear Report is currently tearing up the NYC scene.

Lyrics

Viral

Written By: Dan O'Berry

Spreading a new disease
One that knows no boundaries
Abort the connection
Only way to kill this one

My life is in a downward spiral
My life has gone completely viral

Stick me with a needle
And push until my vein is full
Pull the intravenous
Hooked up to what's killing us

My life is in a downward spiral
My life has gone completely viral
My life is in a downward spiral
My life has gone completely viral

My life has gone completely viral

My life is in a downward spiral
My life has gone completely viral
My life is in a downward spiral
My life has gone completely viral

The Chair

Written By: Dan O'Berry

Cool kids of today, hot tempered
Manifestos of borrowed word
With killers being idolized,
our worst fears will be realized

The end is near, and we are
just sittin' here, waitin' for...
you to pull the switch
The end is here

Violence sensationalized
Our worst fears will be realized

The end is near, and we are
just sittin' here, waitin' for...
you to pull the switch
The end is here

And we fry… and we fry

(rambling)

I'm sittin' here waitin' for the end

The end is near, and we are
just sittin' here, waitin' for...
you to pull the switch
The end is here
The end is near, and we are
just sittin' here, waitin' for...
you to pull the switch
The end is here

5 Dirty Cents

Written By: Dan O'Berry

You want to tell us how to live,
and how much to give
As you sit upon your golden throne,
you'll be all alone

The only truth is that you lied,
took us for a ride
As you sit upon your burnin' throne,
you'll die all alone

Sick of all your opinions
Sell them to all your minions
I'm not buyin' your lies you're
shameless, shameless
Half-truths and half a conscience
Not worth my five dirty cents
I'm not buyin' your lies you're
shameless, shameless

Sick of all your opinions
Sell them to all your minions
I'm not buyin' your lies you're
shameless, shameless
Half-truths and half a conscience
Not worth my five dirty cents
I'm not buyin' your lies you're
shameless, shameless

Sick of all your opinions
Sell them to all your minions
I'm not buyin' your lies you're
shameless, shameless
Half-truths and half a conscience
Not worth my five dirty cents
I'm not buyin' your lies you're
shameless, shameless

Discography

(Untitled) - 2013 with Helmet/Quicksand/White Zombie/Sonic Youth Producer Wharton Tiers

Pandemic - 2012

Theory of Threes - 2009