Those Who Fear

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Those Who Fear
Origin Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Genres Christian metal, metalcore
Years active2005 (2005)–2017 (2017)
Labels Facedown
  • John Healy
  • Luke Healy
  • Jacob Wilder
  • Caleb DeRusha
Past members
  • Scott Buechner
  • Josh Miller
  • Trevor Kope
  • Josh Ziegler
  • Mike Headley

Those Who Fear, also known as TWF, was an American Christian metal band hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who were established in 2005. The groups' current label imprint is Facedown Records. In 2013, the band came out with a studio album called Unholy Anger . Their second studio album was issued in 2014, titled Death Sentence .



In 2005, the band started in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with core members' vocalist John Healy and their two lead guitarists' Luke Healy and Trevor Kope, nonetheless the group have gone through many membership changes. [1] At first, the outfit included bassist Scott Buechner, who left the group after the Legacy extended play was released. [1] Two new members were added on in drummer Josh Miller and the bassist replacement Josh Ziegler. [2] Nevertheless, the outfit went through a change again prior to Death Sentence being released with Jacob Wilder replacing the departed Josh Miller on drums. Also, bassist Josh Ziegler left the band, then returned later that year. [3] [ better source needed ] The band is due to release their third album, State of Mind, which is due to be released on December 9, 2016. [4] The band performed their final show at Facedown Fest 2017. [5] [6]

Music history

The outfit released a demo project in 2009 with S.O.T.S and it eventually lead to their independently released extended play called Legacy. [7] [8] This got the attention of Facedown Records, who signed the band before the release of Unholy Anger in 2013 making it their first studio album. [9] Just a little over a year later, the band dropped the second studio album titled Death Sentence . [10] Even better, the album had some prowess on a few Billboard charts and those were the Christian Albums and Heatseekers Albums. [11]


Sources have put their music into various genres, everything from deathcore and metalcore to nu metal and hardcore punk. [1] [12] [13] [14] [15] At its core, the music is Christian metal for its sacred elements and heavy metal in its holistic encompassing totality with the music.


Final lineup

Former members


Those Who Fear


Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
Unholy Anger
Death Sentence 19 [16] 19 [11]
State of Mind




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<i>Unholy Anger</i> 2013 studio album by Those Who Fear

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<i>Death Sentence</i> (album) 2014 studio album by Those Who Fear

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