As much a call to arms as it is a moniker, Layton, Utah's Get Scared put a gothic spin on post-hardcore.
Formed in 2008 by singer Nicholas Matthews, guitarists Johnny Braddock and Bradley "Lloyd" Iverson, and drummer Warren Wilcock (replaced by Dan Juarez in 2009), the quartet put together the band with the intention of pushing themselves out of their musical comfort zones, expanding their songwriting to new places in an effort to grow artistically. The result is a mix of gothic/horror imagery and driving post-hardcore/metalcore, adding a dark touch to the their driving, emotional sound. Get Scared signed to Universal Motown and in 2011 made their full-length debut with Best Kind of Mess. An EP, Built For Blame, Laced With Shame, arrived in 2012, followed in 2013 by the band's sophomore long player Everyone's Out to Get Me, their first outing for Fearless Records. In 2012 the band issued their third full-length LP, Demons, again via Fearless. ~ Gregory Heaney, Rovi