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. Another EP, Get Scared, was released in 2010. The band’s debut studio album, Best Kind of Mess, was released on July 12, 2011. Nicholas Matthews left the band to join Blacklisted Me, and the band released Cheap Tricks and Theatrics B-Sides on December 19, 2011 without any previous announcements. Nicholas was replaced by Joel Faviere in 2011. The band’s third EP, Built for Blame, Laced With Shame was released in 2012 with Faviere. Faviere was kicked out a few months after the EP’s release when Matthews rejoined the band. Following Matthews’ comeback, the band signed with Fearless Records and released their second full-length album, Everyone’s Out To Get Me on November 11, 2013. The band’s third studio album, Demons, was released on October 30, 2015, and marked a departure from the band’s post-hardcore sound featured on Built for Blame and Everyone’s Out to Get Me in favor of a more metalcore-like sound.
Before forming the band, Nicholas Matthews, Johnny Braddock, Bradley Iverson 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. 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. On July 12, 2011, they released their debut 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 embarked on the Fuck You All Tour with Dr. Acula and Girl On Fire in support of the album.
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 with Blacklisted Me 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 Joel 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. The team also welcomed new guitarist, Adam Virostko, to the band that following September 2012 to play The Pizza Party Tour with Dead Rabbits. Virostko became a permanent member that fall being formally announced on November 21, 2012. Joel Faviere was the singer of the band for a short time until the return of Matthews on November 19, 2012. Only one EP, Built for Blame, Laced With Shame was released during Faviere’s 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 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 track list and also released a short preview of the new single, “Told Ya So” from the upcoming album and was fully released on September 24.
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