Fear and the Nervous System, an experimental industrial metal band formed by Korn’s James Shaffer and Faith No More bassist Billy Gould, has released their self-titled debut album. The group also includes Repeater vocalist Steve Krolikowski, Bad Religion drummer Brooks Wackerman, guitarist Leopold Ross and keyboardist Zach Baird.
Grounded by Gould’s gritty bass tone, the album project began as a coping mechanism for Shaffer.
“It started with the passing of my father,” Shaffer explains in the radio interview captured on the video below. “Death is one of the hardest things that people have to deal with. I didn’t really understand what I was doing to block accepting the process of my dad’s health deteriorating. I was in a really manic state of mind. I had a lot of emotions and energy, and I needed to get them out and record them. The only way I know how to express myself is through music.”
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Fear And the Nervous System Track List:
- Choking Victim
- Chosen Ones
- No Secrets
- Beautiful Side
- Slow Motion
- Last Dive