Fear Before confirm split?
2011-06-29 by TREO5 | 74 Comments

A post from Fear Before's facebook reads..

"guys. im sorry if you have been left with the feeling that we (fear before the march of flames) have been leading you on making you think were working on music. we are not. as of april 2010 goose david mike and i have not been in the same room together with our instruments.

however, until april 2010 i had written quite a few songs for a new fear before the march of flames record with the help of goose. whether or not we will ever release another record is up in the air right now. there is no immediate plan to write/record/ or tour. this has nothing to do with Orbs, Loom, All Human, or any other project goose or i may be a part of. Its just the way things went.

2009 took a very weird turn for us and it kinda left all of us collectively and individually wondering what the hell we were doing. I truly am sorry to everyone who is anxiously awaiting a new record from us. im not saying it will never happen, i just cant say that it will.

we appreciate all you as friends and fans have allowed us to do and the second there is any development in fear before world you will be the first to know. please feel free to voice your opinion on the matter and i will respond. just know i truly hate bumming any of you out. it truly wasn't my or our intent for it to come to this.

as far as all human goes, that is where i will be directing my creative energy for the time being. i hope you guys will enjoy that for what it is. its not a side project or something to keep me busy until something else comes along. it is the music i feel like making and sharing for right now. love you guys. thank you for your support.

adam"

http://www.facebook.com/fearbefore

I've been fearing this for awhile. In this case no news was bad news it seems.

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Band Page: Fear Before

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LiquidVelvet
June 30th 2011

629 Comments


This is the worst news ever. The Always Open Mouth was one of my favourite albums ever made. fuuuuck

sexualsoybean
June 30th 2011

911 Comments



2009 took a very weird turn for us and it kinda left all of us collectively and individually wondering what the hell we were doing.


Yeah I felt the same way when they released their last trash of an album.

Always open mouth is great but they have been horrible since, definitely time for a split.

WoodLawn
June 30th 2011

134 Comments


The way I read the title, I thought that Fear Before were releasing a split EP with another band and got momentarily stoked.

Instead I get this bad news. Damn. Art Damage and The Always Open Mouth were two really awesome albums.

botb
June 30th 2011

9539 Comments


well this put me in an awful mood. amazing band. taom is a classic.

coleba
June 30th 2011

788 Comments


Seriously underrated band. Indeed all of their albums are awesome, but for their "self-titled." Of course TAOM is on a whole nother level. Sucks.

elephantREVOLUTION
June 30th 2011

2735 Comments


man, that sucks. i hope they reform in a few years.

Scoot
June 30th 2011

17681 Comments


their last album was total shit but the always open mouth is a classic

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Colliiiin
June 30th 2011

669 Comments


FUUUUUUUUUUCK, I was pretty anxious for a new record but I guess you could sorta see this coming after no news or anything for quite awhile. Regardless, TAOM will always bee one of my favourite records.

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coleba
June 30th 2011

788 Comments


I refuse to use their shortened name on my iPod. The change seems somehow contiguous with the label change and album quality and makes me picture some record exec having an epiphany about shortening it for commercial reasons.

Kris.
June 30th 2011

12152 Comments


fuck haters their latest album was awesome

botb
June 30th 2011

9539 Comments


seriously the worst news of 2011.

chesse13
June 30th 2011

2326 Comments


fuck me. everything other than their last album was good especially TOAM.i reallyreallyreally hope they put at least one more thing out

Nikkolae
June 30th 2011

4768 Comments


Fear Before confirm split?


iseewhutudidthur

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coleba
June 30th 2011

788 Comments


It wasn't as bad as many made it out to be. I think it's just the fact that it followed TAOM.

taxidermist
June 30th 2011

7195 Comments


Last album was bad.

Satellite
June 30th 2011

20678 Comments


after the name change they fucking sucked. not losing anything of value here.

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CrownOfMagnets
June 30th 2011

2232 Comments


I've never seen a band change their name after releasing four LPs.

TAB
June 30th 2011

447 Comments


"2009 took a very weird turn for us and it kinda left all of us collectively and individually wondering what the hell we were doing." lol

Faint7
June 30th 2011

252 Comments


this is very depressing.

LiquidVelvet
June 30th 2011

629 Comments


Seriously, worst news of the year. Their last album wasn't up to standards, but it was still pretty damn awesome, and I had really high hopes for their newest work. Hopefully they'll do something again soon...

FearThyEvil
June 30th 2011

12257 Comments


This is sad news I loved TAOM.

IAMERROR
June 30th 2011

219 Comments


This is going to kill me.

Spec
June 30th 2011

27060 Comments


Last album sucked.

DanielLee
June 30th 2011

7 Comments


Why do all the best bands split?

qwe3
June 30th 2011

21353 Comments


im not sure if you noticed but approximately 100% of bands split up

AlmightyHabeeb
June 30th 2011

108 Comments


fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

seriously the worst news of 2011. [2]

Acre
June 30th 2011

847 Comments


Not exactly unexpected. Still sucks. TAOM really deserved to get more initial love than it did, it's seriously a modern classic.

fromtheinside
June 30th 2011

17714 Comments


Bands is like a one hit (album wise) wonder

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Hopeland
June 30th 2011

275 Comments


aww that sucks. loved taking cassandra to the end of the world party so much


TomAkaVeto
June 30th 2011

1597 Comments


"Bands is like a one hit (album wise) wonder"

Art Damage was pretty badass too.

ShadowRemains
June 30th 2011

20243 Comments


xfearbeforexxxx or w/e is gonna be maaaad

Robbins
June 30th 2011

31 Comments


what'd you all forget Odd How People Shake? jeez..

snerefedsav
June 30th 2011

807 Comments


WHAT THE FUCK. i thought they were talking all this shit earlier about how they were working on new material and then this shit happens. the self-titled was pretty disappointing, but i was hoping they'd bounce back

xJAKEtheRIPPERx
June 30th 2011

11 Comments


:'(

XSebbyMcMuffinX
June 30th 2011

339 Comments


This is truly bad news. Truly.

accompliceofmydeath
June 30th 2011

4170 Comments


Fuck

LegendofPittman
June 30th 2011

2943 Comments


I seriously thought they were working on another album. This sucks.

drasticaction74
June 30th 2011

1720 Comments


booooooooooooo

InFiction
June 30th 2011

3638 Comments


GOD-FUCKING-DAMMIT.
FUCKING FUCK FUCK FUCKING SHIT FUCK FUCK.
I'm gutted. Especially after all the news of having written heaps of material. Fuck that.

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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 30th 2011

30882 Comments


I've never seen a band change their name after releasing four LPs.


Shihad

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InFiction
June 30th 2011

3638 Comments


Time to spin The Always Open Mouth again.

crazyblinddude
July 1st 2011

3389 Comments


Yeah, too bad. Gonna spin TAOM in memory.

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
July 1st 2011

1981 Comments


More Orbs plz.

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botb
July 1st 2011

9539 Comments


orbs just isnt that cool compared to what this band has done

fromtheinside
July 1st 2011

17714 Comments


Uhhhhh yeah huh

InFiction
July 1st 2011

3638 Comments


I'm probably the only person who actually likes their self titled album. It's definitely a step in a different direction, but it's still lots of fun to listen to.

IAMERROR
July 1st 2011

219 Comments


OHPS > TAOM > S/T > AD

SharkEthic
July 1st 2011

577 Comments


"OHPS > TAOM > S/T > AD"

gtfo

Iamthe Nightstars
July 1st 2011

2182 Comments


TAOM >AD> S/T > OHPS for me.

TomArnoldsArmpit
July 1st 2011

2990 Comments


Sucks. I even liked their self titled.

dimsim3478
July 1st 2011

4735 Comments


Damn. I just happened to be listening to "Prequel to the Sequel" by Between the Buried and Me upon reading this.

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sexualsoybean
July 1st 2011

911 Comments


"I'm probably the only person who actually likes their self titled album. It's definitely a step in a different direction, but it's still lots of fun to listen to."

Thing is, that 'step in a different direction' was a blatant attempt to simplify the music and appeal to a more mainstream crowd. In conjunction with their name change and label change, it was obviously a dumbing down of their music.

Its a shame they never achieved the level of success they deserved with TAOM, because that album owns bones.

coleba
July 1st 2011

788 Comments


^^^

Their first two albums are chaotic masterpieces. TAOM is basically the most perfect marriage of electronics and post-hardcore I've ever heard.

laterenima
July 1st 2011

221 Comments


Aho, it appears that Fear Before really need the March of Flames to write good music... eh, eh?

coleba
July 1st 2011

788 Comments


Really does seem like a sad little fable. Wait, how did I not know about Orbs?

whywontyoudie
July 1st 2011

3063 Comments


Had a shitty day yesterday and came home last night so see this. Fuck.

Will listen to all four albums at some point today.

Remer17
July 1st 2011

911 Comments


Self-Titled was fucking awesome I don't get all the hate.

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
July 1st 2011

7026 Comments


It definitely was a step down, but people saying that they suck now are wrong, they had one bad album after a masterpiece, who knows what they could have released in the future. This is a sad day, these dudes were awesome.

deathofasalesman
July 1st 2011

5811 Comments


Who is the other band on the split EP?

rokknroll4
July 1st 2011

161 Comments


"friends. do not mistake my previous post for a break up announcement. it was an update letting you
know that we are currently inactive and there is no forthcoming record from us as of now. i cannot say
what the future holds.-adam" From their Facebook, looks like they haven't split but it will be a while
before anything else from them. I enjoyed the All Human demos though poor production aside, interested
to hear more from that little project.

EaglesBecomeVultures
July 1st 2011

5192 Comments


Why the fuck has pretty much nobody mentioned Odd How People Shake? Easily their best record.

OHPS > TAOM > AD > ST

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whywontyoudie
July 2nd 2011

3063 Comments


Nah, The Always Open Mouth destroys Odd How People Shake. But Odd How People Shake is still pretty fucking rad.

Captain North
July 3rd 2011

6779 Comments


Dammit, I was so looking forward to a new album.

Also, when they mention 2009 being a weird year for them, one of their roadies fell off a roof during their Australian tour resulting in severe injuries and then they were forced to leave him there.

Ire
July 4th 2011

41749 Comments


omg they're coming out with a new split!!!

nicholasarthur
July 5th 2011

87 Comments


The idea that the s/t was an attempt to try to achieve some sort of mainstream success is insane. If anything that album was inaccessible and too out there for some people. Odd How People Shake is one of those records that's cool when your younger but it doesn't hold up like their later records.

sexualsoybean
July 5th 2011

911 Comments


No, im pretty sure anyone who isnt tone deaf can hear how simplified the S/T was compared to TAOM.

They clearly were trying to become more accessible after years of obscurity and endless touring. Seriously ive seen these guys in like 4 different states without even trying. They toured endlessly and worked their asses off and just didnt achieve the success they wanted most likely.

nicholasarthur
July 5th 2011

87 Comments


I've heard this argument a lot when people reference the last album. The lyrics were still weird if not weirder than TAOM and musically they were as challenging as they had always been. Maybe you think that minimizing the screams or maybe that the music wasn't as heavy as it once was made it more accessible. I just disagree with that though and see it as them taking a chance considering Dave hadn't tried singing that much in the past. I find it funny though that you had to brag about seeing them in 4 states though "without even trying." I honestly understand the difference of opinion about what people think is more accessible but that's just kind of lame dude.

TREO5
July 5th 2011

1067 Comments


Self titled is 5/5.

TREO5
July 5th 2011

1067 Comments


yeah all human demos were pretty nice, looking forward to full length. wander what the future of Orbs is?

TomArnoldsArmpit
July 7th 2011

2990 Comments


The self titled record is just as weird as TAOM. Just because it has less electronics doesn't make it "simplified".

theashesfromautumn01
July 20th 2011

1031 Comments


damn one more awesome band fades away and 5 more pop singers will magically appear

dcha
August 31st 2011

990 Comments


Talked to Adam after a show.

Dave just got married and he'll tour again but not for a bit. His wife just moved to the U.S. so i think it's a bit unfair for them to get split up so soon after marriage.

Mike just got married and it done, he's been selling gear on craigslist from what i've seen.

Adam wants to tour and Goose does but it's up in the air. Goose is in Salt Lake and working with Loom again. Adam is in Colorado and doing Orbs. They have eight songs for a new album and are working with that. He's done a solo show or two and has enough material for a solo album. Brandon Proff will do the drums and it's more electronic sounding like The Always Open Mouth was. Expect that summer of 2012.

If another album is released it will be under Fear Before the March of Flames. The band is also working on the absolute future absolute past dvd. that will be released somewhat soon.

accompliceofmydeath
August 31st 2011

4170 Comments


I want all of that to be true.

talkshows
August 31st 2011

43 Comments


I hope it is true though



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