Fear and the Nervous System (album)

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Fear and the Nervous System
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 18, 2012 (2012-09-18) (digital download)
August 21, 2012 (2012-08-21) (Japanese CD)
GenreAlternative metal, nu metal, industrial metal
LabelEmotional Syphon Recordings
GrindHouse Recordings (Japan)
ProducerTim Harkins, Danny Lohner
Singles from Fear and the Nervous System
  1. "Choking Victim"
    Released: 29 June 2011

Fear and the Nervous System is the sole eponymous debut album by Fear and the Nervous System, released on September 18, 2012.


The project began in 2008 led by Korn guitarist James Shaffer, who began writing for the band after the death of his father.[1] In early 2008 he started gathering musicians for his project, starting with drummer Brooks Wackerman of Bad Religion and various other projects, followed by Korn's touring keyboardist Zac Baird, Faith No More bassist Billy Gould, and io echo guitarist Leopold Ross. After recording the music, Shaffer introduced producer Ross Robinson to the band's music, who contacted Steve Krolikowski of Repeater to provide vocals.

The first single, "Choking Victim", was released on June 29, 2011 as a free download from the band's website. Shaffer said of the song, “It’s a good representation of what people will hear, and it’s about something that happens to all of us. You trust somebody, give them your heart, and they turn around and stab you in the back. I think everybody can relate to that.”

Track listing[edit]

1."Hell (Intro)"2:04
2."Choking Victim"3:27
3."Chosen Ones"3:12
4."No Secrets"4:50
6."Beautiful Side"4:22
10."Slow Motion"3:48
11."Last Dive"3:24

Band members[edit]

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