Get Scared live in Pomona CA
|Origin||Layton, Utah, United States|
|Genres||Alternative rock, post-hardcore, gothic rock|
|Labels||Universal Motown Records Fearless Records|
|Associated acts||Escape the Fate, Motionless in White, Dear Chandelier|
|Members||Nicholas Matthews, Jonathan Braddock, Adam Virostok, Lloyd Iverson|
|Past members||Joel Faviere, Logan V. Warren Wilcock, RJ Meza|
Get Scared is an American post-hardcore band from Layton, Utah. Formed in 2008, they released their first EP "Cheap Tricks and Theatrics" in 2009, then another EP "Cheap Tricks and Theatrics B-Sides" one year later. Another EP "Get Scared" was released in 2010, with songs "Voodoo" (Which is a revised version of "If She Only Knew Voodoo Like I Do" featured on "Cheap Tricks and Theatrics"), "Deepest Cut" and "Sarcasm" (Another revised song "Setting Yourself Up For Sarcasm" featured on "Cheap Tricks and Theatrics") featuring Craig Mabbitt. They released their debut full-length album, Best Kind of Mess, on July 12, 2011. Nicholas Matthews left Get Scared to help his former girlfriend, Lexus Amanda, with vocals or something and was replaced by Joel Faviere in 2011. Faviere released an EP with the Get Scared, "Built for Blame, Laced With Shame" in 2012, only to be kicked out and replaced again with Nicholas Matthews in 2012. With Nick Matthews, they released another full-length album, Everyone's Out To Get Me on November 11, 2013 and were featured in Punk Goes 90s 2, covering Lit's hit song, "My Own Worst Enemy" on April 1, 2014. They are also playing the full 2014 Vans Warped Tour.
Formation and Best Kind of Mess (2008–2011)
Before forming the band, Matthews, Johnny Braddock, Bradley Lloyd and Warren Wilcock were all in separate bands. All four came together to form the band and self-released their first EP, Cheap Tricks and Theatrics.
During the summer of 2010, the band went on Hot Topic's Sacred Ceremony tour with Black Veil Brides and Vampires Everywhere!, helping promote the band's music. In 2011, they released their first full-length album Best Kind of Mess, their first release through Universal Motown Records featuring mastered remakes of the songs "Setting Yourself Up for Sarcasm" and "If She Only Knew Voodoo Like I Do" with the shortened names "Sarcasm" and "Voodoo".
The band then embarked on several tours, notably the first leg of The Dead Masquerade Tour (with Escape the Fate, Alesana, Drive A and Motionless in White) from January to March 2011 and an Aiden headliner including Eyes Set To Kill, Dr. Acula, Vampires Everywhere!, and Escape the Fate (only certain dates) in the spring of 2011.
Everyone's Out to Get Me (2012–present)
On November 30, 2011, the band announced that Matthews was leaving the band. They stated that Matthews wanted to pursue more options in his musical career and that it was a surprise to the entire band. The band postponed any touring dates until further notice due to the sudden departure and lack of a lead vocalist. In the same message, they also announced that they will be holding auditions for lead vocalist.
The band re-entered the studio with the new lead vocalist on December 28. Although it was not officially announced who the new vocalist was, at the time there was much speculation that Dear Chandelier singer Faviere replaced Matthews, due to the tweets sent by Faviere and some of the members of Get Scared on Twitter. It was later made official that Faviere was the new lead vocalist for a short time before the return of Matthews on November 19, 2012. Two days later, Adam Virostko would join the band as a guitarist. Only one EP, Built for Blame, Laced With Shame was released during Faviere short tenure with the band.
On June 5, 2013, Get Scared announced their signing with Fearless Records and have an album release for Fall. On June 21, they released a new song entitled, "At My Worst" on YouTube. A new song was released on Twitter before any announcement had been made about a new album and was titled, "For You" now lost online, but later revealed months later that it will appear on the new album.
On September 18, the band announced that their second studio album would be titled, Everyone's Out To Get Me, and would be released November 11 via Fearless Records. Along with the announcement, they revealed the tracklist and also released a short preview of the new single, "Told Ya So" from the upcoming album and was fully released on September 24.
On January 1, 2014, Fearless Records released a video on their page on YouTube announcing bands that will be releasing albums in 2014 and also announced Fearless Records' compilation of Punk Goes 90's Vol. 2 and Get Scared will be in it with their cover of My Own Worst Enemy (originally by Lit).
- Studio albums
- Cheap Tricks and Theatrics (2009)
- Get Scared (2010)
- Cheap Tricks and Theatrics: B-Sides (2011)
- Built for Blame, Laced With Shame (2012)
- "Sarcasm" (2010)
- "Fail" (2011)
- "Whore" (2011)
- "Cynical Skin" (2012)
- "Built for Blame" (2012)
- "Don't You Dare Forget the Sun" (2012)
- "Told Ya So" (2013)
- "My Own Worst Enemy" (2014)
- Music Videos
- "If Only She Knew Voodoo Like I Do" (2009)
- "Sarcasm" (2011)
- "Don't You Dare Forget the Sun" (2012)
- "Badly Broken" (2013)
- List of alternative-rock artists
- List of gothic-rock bands
- List of post-hardcore bands
- List of Utah musical groups
- Music of Utah
- "Get Scared by Get Scared the Interview ~ Natalie's World". Natalie-nataliesworld.blogspot.com. March 14, 2011. Retrieved September 24, 2011.
- Fowler, Aaron (November 17, 2010). "Escape the Fate Announce The Dead Masquerade Tour". Alternative Press. Retrieved September 24, 2011.
- Nick Karp (April 4, 2011). "[Tour] Aiden/ Vampires Everywhere/ Get Scared/ Dr. Acula (Featuring Escape the Fate)". Rewritethescene.com. Retrieved February 18, 2013.