Interview with Rhode Island Band Scare Don’t Fear


What are your names and what are your roles in the band?

We’ve got Frankie Screamz and Chris Jungles on vocals, Joe on guitar, Larry Ohh on drums and production, and me (Ryan) on bass and vocals.

Why the name Scare Don’t Fear? Was this your first choice or did you go other another name?

It actually care from a list of names that Frankie had. After showing it to everyone, SDF just sort of resonated and stuck.

You guys are from Rhode Island. What are some of your favorite places to play out?

Lupos has to be the best stage in RI that we’ve performed on. Its the biggest venue the state has. We’ve play The Met a bunch of times too.

You where recently signed to KBB Records. How is this working out for you?

It’s been incredible! Ben Bruce and Kyle Borman really have gone out of their way to make sure we’re taken care of. We’re really stoked to be the band they chose to rep them out of the gate.

Do you have day jobs or is Scare Don’t Fear your full time money maker?

Not anymore! As soon we went to record the album with Mike Watts and his team at Vudu Studios, we dropped our jobs and made the band our full time gig.

How did you form as a band? How do you know each other?

Frankie, Larry, and Joe were childhood friends actually. Jungles came by for a party one time to check out some beats Larry was working on and ended up jamming with them. It’s sort of funny because none of us got into it with the intention of starting a hip hop metal band. Sort of happened by accident. After they lost their bassist a couple years back, Frankie approached me about filling in for a few shows and it just fit.

Tell me more about your just released single “City Of Skeletons”. What was your inspiration for it and how does it fit in with your new upcoming album?

It was sort of what we were going through at the time. We had just linked up with our manager Jay Tavernese at Street Smart. Things really felt like they were changing; like we were on the verge of a crazy journey. Nervous, excited, and ready to tackle what was coming next. A lot of the song on From The Ground Up tell different parts of the story of how we got where we are right now; the highs and lows of the journey.

How did you manage to find yourselves on the upcoming Vans Warped Tour?

Don Robertson at Street Smart Management hooked that up for us. We were actually in those talks before we even knew about KBB.

After your album launches, are you going to be going on tour headlining on your own or as a supporting act?

We’re still sorting that our right now. Warped is the only thing on our mind right now.

Where do you see Scare Don’t Fear a year from now? Five years from now?

Still hitting the road hard and bringing this hip hop metal to the world! The end goal is to ride this flight for as long as we can, but we’re really taking it one day at a time.

Is there anything you would like to say that has not been covered from the questions above?

Make sure to check us on the Hard Rock Kevin Says stage all summer at Warped Tour. Our debut album “From The Ground Up” drops June 17th on KBB records. Preorders are available now.

Thank you for your time!

Thanks a lot!

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