Get Scared

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Get Scared
OriginLayton, Utah
GenresAlternative rock, gothic rock, post-hardcore
Years active2008–present
LabelsUniversal Motown Records, Grey Area Records
Associated actsMotionless in White, Escape the Fate, Dear Chandelier, Sew Intricate, Blacklisted Me
John Braddock
Bradley Lloyd
Dan Juarez
Joel Faviere
Past members
Nicholas Matthews
Warren Peace
Logan .V
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Get Scared
OriginLayton, Utah
GenresAlternative rock, gothic rock, post-hardcore
Years active2008–present
LabelsUniversal Motown Records, Grey Area Records
Associated actsMotionless in White, Escape the Fate, Dear Chandelier, Sew Intricate, Blacklisted Me
John Braddock
Bradley Lloyd
Dan Juarez
Joel Faviere
Past members
Nicholas Matthews
Warren Peace
Logan .V

Get Scared is an American rock band from Layton, Utah. Formed in 2008, they released their debut full-length album, Best Kind of Mess, on July 12, 2011. They also have three EP's, Cheap Tricks and Theatrics,[1] the Get Scared EP, [2], and Built For Blame, Laced With Shame. Best Kind of Mess was the only studio album to feature lead vocalist Nick Matthews, as he departed from the band a few months after its release.



Formation and early years (2008–2011)

Before forming Get Scared, Nicholas Matthews, Johnny Braddock, Bradley Lloyd, and Warren Peace were all in separate bands. All four came together to form Get Scared and self-released their first EP, Cheap Tricks and Theatrics. The only single from the EP, "If Only She Knew Voodoo Like I Do", became an internet success and received attention from Universal Motown Records[3] with a popular video as well. 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. When they returned from the tour, they released the Get Scared EP, their first release through Universal Motown Records. The Get Scared EP featured the 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) in January - March 2011[4] 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.[5]

On July 12, 2011, they released their first full-length studio album, Best Kind of Mess. The album reached No. 21 on the Top Heatseakers chart on the Billboard 200. The band recently departed on their first headlining tour, the Fuck You All tour, bringing along Dr. Acula and Girl on Fire. The tour will run from September 6, 2011 at Albuquerque, New Mexico, to October 16, 2011 at St. Louis, Missouri.[6] After spending three years with fill-in bassist Brant Thurman, it was recently announced that TJ Bell (formerly of gothic metalcore band Motionless in White) had been playing bass on the Fuck You All Tour. The band announced via webcast that Bell would eventually become a permanent member.[7]

Departure of Nick Matthews (2011)

On November 30, 2011, the band announced that Nick Matthews, the band's lead vocalist, was leaving the band.[8] 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 left a "note" on their Facebook page explaining the situation:

We regret to inform you that (Nicholas Blake Matthews) has decided, his time with Get Scared has run out. This is so hard for us to announce, However this was not a decision made against Nicholas's wishes nor was he kicked out by any means. Nicholas felt Get Scared was no longer what he wanted to pursue and has moved on musically. Once again, This is so hard for us to announce. We are all still shaken up by it, there is no preparing for a loss as great as this. Although this was a shock to the entire band, Nicholas and Get Scared absolutely have no bad blood towards one another. Nicholas will forever be apart of the Get Scared family and we all look forward to his un doubtful success as a musician.

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, and any fan can participate.

At this time we do not have any announcements of a new singer. But, We will be holding auditions via video submission. We feel that we should give our fans an equal opportunity to become Get Scared's new singer as we would to a professional singer. Who better to give a chance to than the very people who gave us life, our fans

Guitarist, Braddock. later revealed more details about Matthews' departure from the band through Formspring. "We wrote while Nick was in LA and was ignoring us. We kept trying to communicate with him and randomly we'd get a response... But he would only ask for money and disregard everything else..then he eventually told us he quit. Through a Facebook message haha..".[9] Nick announced details for a new solo project entitled "My Black and White" but quit the project shortly after and joined his wife, Alexis Matthews, in Blacklisted Me as a full-time member. He has his own webs store based on the project he started called "My Black and White."

Induction of Joel Faviere and Built For Blame, Laced With Shame (2011-present)

On December 14, the band tentatively announced that they are releasing 6 previously unreleased b-sides on iTunes, set for release on December 19. The songs will include the first songs the band wrote and recorded but were not added to the Cheap Tricks and Theatrics EP nor their debut album for unknown reasons. On December 18, a day prior to the release, the band announced the track listing for Cheap Tricks and Theatrics B-Sides, and then released the EP the following day on iTunes and Amazon. On December 21, the band has announced via Facebook and Twitter that they had chosen the new vocalist for the band, but will not be announcing it until sometime after Christmas.

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 Joel Faviere replaced Nicholas Matthews, due to the tweets sent by Faviere and some of the members of Get Scared on Twitter.[10][11] It was later made official that former Dear Chandelier vocalist Joel Faviere is the new lead vocalist.

On January 5, the band announced on their Facebook that if that specific post reaches 10,000 "likes", they will reveal the release date for the upcoming single with the new lead vocalist. Although the post only got to nearly 6,000 likes within 24 hours, the band still announced the details for the single. On January 6, the group announced that their new single, "Cynical Skin", the first with Joel Faviere will be released on iTunes on January 9, 2012.[12] Little over an hour later, they revealed the artwork to the single.[13] A 30-second preview of the song was also released on Amazon.[14] The song was later released in a few different countries and spawned very positive responses from fans.

On March 12, Joel announced the posting of full lyrics to a new Get Scared song on his Facebook if his status reached 1000 likes. A short time after his status hit 1000 likes, Joel released the lyrics to a new song entitled "Equal to Bullets" on his YouTube page.

The band began recording songs for their upcoming album on May 23, with Erik Ron (Panic! at the Disco, Allstar Weekend, Attaloss, Saosin) producing the album.

On July 2, The lyrics to "Built For Blame" were posted to the band's Facebook wall in a contest type fashion for the fans to create lyrical slideshows filled with pictures and send them in.

On July 20, Joel hinted "Built For Blame" would be released August 1, 2012, stating "8/1/12 am I to blame?"

The song "Built For Blame" was released at 12:00 EST on August 1, with links to the band's new Merchnow page, Including a pre-order for their new EP Built for Blame, Laced With Shame, set to be released August 28 on Grey Area Records. The album hit #20 on the Billboard Heat seekers chart. [15]

Band members

Current members
Touring members
  • Thomas "TJ" Bell - bass (2011)
Former members
  • Nicholas Matthews - lead vocals (2008–2011)
  • Logan V. - bass (2009–2011)
  • Warren Peace - drums (2008-2009)


Studio albums
YearAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
US Heat
2011Best Kind of Mess21
YearAlbum details
2009Cheap Tricks and Theatrics
  • Released: 2009
  • Label: Self-released
2010Get Scared - EP
  • Released: 2010
  • Label: Universal Motown Records
2011Cheap Tricks and Theatrics B-Sides
  • Released: 2011
  • Label: Self-released
2012Built for Blame, Laced With Shame
  • Released: 2012
  • Label: Grey Area Records
2009"If Only She Knew Voodoo Like I Do"Cheap Tricks and Theatrics
2011"Sarcasm"Best Kind of Mess
2012"Cynical Skin"Built for Blame, Laced With Shame
"Built For Blame"
"Don't You Dare Forget The Sun"
Music videos
2009"If Only She Knew Voodoo Like I Do"
2012"Don't You Dare Forget The Sun"


  1. ^ "iTunes - Music - Cheap Tricks and Theatrics by Get Scared". 2009-08-07. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  2. ^ "iTunes - Music - Get Scared - EP by Get Scared". 2010-11-09. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  3. ^ "Get Scared By Get Scared the Interview ~ Natalie's World". 2011-03-14. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  4. ^ "Alternative Press | News | Escape The Fate announce The Dead Masquerade tour". 2010-11-17. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  5. ^ Nick Karp (2011-04-04). "[Tour] Aiden/ Vampires Everywhere/ Get Scared/ Dr. Acula (Featuring Escape The Fate)". Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  6. ^ "Profielfoto's". Facebook. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
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  9. ^ "More details about Matthews' departure". Johnny B. January 12, 2012. Retrieved January 14, 2012. 
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  14. ^ "Cynical Skin - Amazon". January 6, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2012. 
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External links

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