Formed in 1985, Faith or Fear is a thrash-hardcore band from New Jersey and actually hailed from Philadelphia in the height of it's popularity in the late 1980's. FOF has played with many bands including Sepultura, Overkill, Dark Angel, Death, Morbid Angel, Wrathchild America, Forbidden, Metal Church, Flotsam and Jetsam, Crumbsuckers, Nuclear Assault, Biohazard, Hallow's Eve, Anvil Bitch, Hades, Deadspot, Devastation, Vicious Circle, Whiplash. FOF has been on several large independent record labels such as: Metal Blade Records, Combat Records (most notably the worldwide release of "Punishment Area" as featured on "The Ultimate Revenge 2" COMBAT Video/Soundtrack) and most recently Century Media Records. Faith or Fear Co-headlined an entire US tour with Sepultura in Nov-Dec of 1989. FOF has also appeared on MTV's Headbanger's Ball several times also in 1989-1990. Although Overkill offered Chris Bombeke a position to play lead guitar, he declined and instead passed on the position to ..Merritt Gant.. who went on to record and tour with Overkill on the Horrorscope, I Hear Black and WFO albums. Soon after his departure from FOF, guitarist Chris Bombeke was involved in a nearly fatal Jeep accident which took him several years to recover... .. After a 19 year hiatus, all the original members reformed in May 2008. They embarked on a successful string of aggressive and energetic live performances which quickly attracted the attention of .."LOST AND FOUND RECORDS".. President "BRYAN J. ANDERSON," who had a vision to make public, lost FOF archives written in the mid 80's and early 90's, as well as reintroduce FOF back into the thrash music scene. The result, "INSTRUMENTS OF DEATH," a collection of previosly unreleased material, and re-recorded versions of these extremely rare, lost classics. A mixture of old and new, it is a realistic history of music which best describes "FAITH OR FEAR" to it's very core! .. .. After the tragic death of original bass player "CLARENCE C.J. JENKINS III" occured, while Faith Or Fear were performing on stage back in September 2009, former FOF Guitarist "BOB PERNA" stepped in to take over the reigns and fill in on bass.