Band of the Day: In Fear They Follow

Kicking off this bright week with your latest daily fix of new bands.

Simple things first – where are you guys from?

We are based in Somerset and Devon, some of our members live nearer Bristol and others nearer to Exeter.

How did you meet?

We all met each other from previous bands that we had been in, playing shows within our local scene. When those bands fell through we collectively came together.

How long have you been playing as a band?

We have been a band now for about a year and a half.

Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?

We came up with a list of names between us which we thought suited our style best. Names were debated and we eventually settled on In Fear They Follow. Out of the ideas we had, this was the strongest.

What are your influences?

We all have many different influences from rock and all different genres of metal. Each member has their own unique list of artists/bands that influence them the most. However, to name a few, we’d say Killswitch Engage, Parkway Drive, Wage War and Northlane. Lyrically, our vocalist Jake always takes influence from events in his personal life which he breathes into our music.

Describe your music. What makes you unique?

We combine elements of metalcore and nu-metal which unleashes a unique, dark and unrelenting energy in our music. This added with the combination of modern/old school metal and grooves creates something we feel separates us from other bands in the metalcore genre. We want to fill our music with grooves.

Do you have any particular lyrical themes?

All of the themes that take place throughout the record are linked to events that happened in our vocalist Jake’s life. The influences came from betrayal, anger, hatred, and depression. He knew that he wanted to write a record that was dark and that would release all of the built up emotions he had inside.

What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?

Our live shows are intense and are always fuelled with relentless energy, we always make sure that we give our audience the best experience possible and always do our best to leave them wanting more from us. We have played around 25 shows all across the UK and have also just returned from a Midlands tour with our good friends in Bury The Traitor. The tour was an amazing experience and we can’t wait for our next one!

What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?

Our vocalist Jake has got into a mosh pit at one of our shows before, doing vocals while joining in with the crowd. There were bodies flying everywhere and the atmosphere was just incredible from start to finish!

What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?


Bass – Dingwall Combustion 4 String

Drums – 5-piece Mapex Armoury Kit (2 rack, 2 floor tom) Walnut Finish, DW 9000 Double Pedal, 14” Mapex Black Panther Wraith Snare, Meinl 14” Byzance extra dry hi-hats, Meinl 18” Byzance dual crash, Meinl 19” Byzance traditional crash, Meinl 20” Byzance extra dry china.

What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?

We are currently getting ready to drop a new single within the next few weeks which will be announced shortly. Then following that, our debut EP Solace will be out on all digital stores on the 5th of April – we are beyond excited for that.

We will also be returning to Nottingham in March to support Napoleon on their farewell tour as well as appearing on their Bristol date. We are so stoked to play some shows with those guys!

What are your plans for 2019?

We plan to keep touring as much as we can throughout 2019 and most importantly write and record new music to keep the up the momentum. Another tour at the beginning of May is in the works, and possibly another one a few months after that. Hopefully it won’t be long until we can share some more details!

If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you? A chance to plug someone you’ve toured with, or a mate’s band we’ve not heard of before!

We would absolutely love to support Killswitch Engage, this would be our dream come true as a band, as we are all massive fans of the band. As for opening for us we would have to say our good friends in 7eventh Sea, they are a brilliant upcoming band that has a lot to offer. Make sure you check out their new single “Hollow”!

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