The Greatest Fear shot out of the Los Angeles Metal Scene in 2005 with their critically acclaimed debut CD: "The Coronation Of The Locust Queen." Winning the Independent Music Awards "Hard Rock/ Heavy Metal" Album of the year and featured on the 5th Annual Award Show's CMJ Charting "Now Hear This" CD compilation, The Greatest Fear further offered the idea of being unabashedly indie as a viable possibility by selling an impressive 10,000 CDs for absolute industry unknowns.
Defining and exposing younger audiences to the darker more melodic side of metal, The Greatest Fear proved to dominate their live performances with sheer nihilistic intensity. Fronted by Classical Composer/ Arranger Jane Alisabeth Grey, the unrivaled musical command of the group allowed them to navigate Heavy Metal, Hard Rock & Gothic scenes. Core members Grey and Brian Saunders profound rejection of the typical band model lead them to share the stage with acts like Heavy Metal Legends Prong to simultaneously working in the industry as a serious composers, arrangers and studio musicians.
Grey and Saunders reincarnated the band after moving the project to New York City to record with Sony Recording artist Joey Z(Life Of Agony/ Stereomud/ Carnivore) at his Method Of Groove Studios in Brooklyn, NY. The three instantly recognized themselves to not only
be kindred spirits, but cosanguine musically and intellectually. Joey offered to track the guitars on The Greatest Fear recording sessions and "A Flower Without Sun," "Aberration" and "Nocturne" were conceived by the partnering of such energy. Leaked to fans and friends, the growing interest of the potential full-length album materials being recorded by the three as well as guest bass players Cliff Catropa(Dead Seven) and Jon Cornell(Hugo/Saturday Night Live) was sidelined when the Method Of Groove Studios was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.
The band's response has been to release "Nocturne" nationally as a single to satiate the curiosity of both Metal and Gothic fans while reassembling gear and completing the project at Track Star Studios. Gearing up for a full album release & tour in the fall of 2013, "Nocturne" is receiving a full release treatment with multiple ADs running in "Decibel", "Gothic Beauty" & "Revolver Magazine" as well as an online promotional campaign through Blast Beat Media beginning March 2013.
March 2013 Press Release