News Archive

  • News June 2022 - We also now have a show in Leeds for October

  • News April 2022 - We have a gig! Yes after 3 years we can celebrate 30 years of All Living Fear with a live show.

  • News April 2021 - As the world is opening up again, we at this point have no news. That is not to say that we don't have any ideas but its really too early to say if we will have any shows in 2021. We would like to later in the year but nothing is booked as of yet.

  • News October 2020 - The Return Of The Widow's Blame

    We are delighted to announce that for its 25th anniversary we will release a new version of our debut album 'The Widow's Blame' it will be released on limited edition CD in a Digipak, Chrome Cassette tape and Digital download. This is a brand new mix completed by Matthew over the summer and in addition there are 5 tracks recorded by the band at Pagan Studios in Runcorn with John Macklin on Drums and produced by Steve Paine. You can pre order now from out Bandcamp Page where you can also listen to 2 of the new mixes. The album will be released on the 31st October exactly 25 years after the original.

  • News May 2020 - Unity Charity Compilation

    All Living Fear have contributed a new version of Last Season recorded live under Lockdown for the Charity Compilation Album Unity. You can order the album from

  • News April 2020 - New release 'Lockdown E.P.'

    As a way of doing something with our tour being posponed we have put together a 4 track EP. Recorded 'As Live' though under studio Conditions. Matthew and Andrews parts were recorded in Devon at the bands last pre tour rehersal. We recorded it to send Michael something to practive with as he lives in Wales. Last week Michael recorded his guitar parts as if it were live and sent back the recordings. Matthew then mixed it all togther and we have this new ep.

    You can download it on a 'Pay what you feel' basis. We have also made a limited edition Cassette release. This is quite fitting as the last release that Michael was on was also a cassette in 1993.

  • News March 2020 - Sadly we had no choice but to cancel our Spring tour. Hopefully things will resume later in the year with London in July.
  • Back on the road for 2019 - Off to Wales in November and more shows being planned.

  • News March 2018 - Bristol Bound - Again !
    We are delighted to announce that we will be opening for our old friends Balaam And The Angel at The Fleece in Bristol on Sunday 22nd of April.
    Tickets can be ordered from See Tickets.

  • News November 2017 - It's been a great year for All Living Fear we have recently made a new T-Shirt that you can order here.

    We have plenty of videos from the reunion on our Facebook page.

  • News June 2017 - First reunion show a success. See a clip from the show right here. More on the way Leeds, Plymouth, Exeter and booking more.

  • First show of 2017 Announced Totnes Unit 23 on the 24th June

  • News December 2016

    All Living Fear 2016

    Never say never, well there you go!

    On the 9th December 2016 in the Dartmouth pub in Newton Abbot Andrew Racher and Matthew North had a drink together and decided for one more time to reunite the classic era of All Living Fear for a few gigs in 2017. This will mark 25 years of the band. The material will be the best known songs of the bands history so you will get the likes of Jessica, Stranger To None, Crimson, Tomorrow & Last Goodbye for example. No shows have been booked yet but as soon as they are we will have the gigs here and on our facebook page.

  • News Summer 2016

    Not much to report here at the moment. We are slowly updating the site. From now on our shop will be via the bandcamp page.

    We did think about spotify, but we didn't like it.

    We are very delighted to announce that All Living Fear are going to release music for the first time on Spotify. The Idea came about earlier in the year after we noticed that while there is issues about the fairness of payment from streaming services there is no question that it’s a very popular platforms and we felt our heritage should be on there.

  • News:April 2014

  • Matthew has been going through the archives and found all sorts of delights a future archive release is in the works shall we say.

  • Matthew is also working on a solo single and album as well as recently releasing a new album with his Department Factory Band. You can see where Matthew is playing live Here. Paul Roe meanwhile is gigging in the south east with his band Borrowed Time. Matthew and Mike are very much active with the band Secrets for September

  • All Living Fear's latest and final album

    All Living Fear's new album 'Coming Home' can be ordered now from our merchandise page or on our Bandcamp page and on iTunes.

    You can also order from iTunes and

    homepage is now on the above link Corrosion were Matthew North and Paul Roe or All Living Fear Mk 3.

    We have just played one of the most important shows of the bands career. To play at the Whitby festival to a full venue, performing our new album to a very receptive audience was awesome to say the least.

    Lakobeil and Matthew North

    Recently Matthew collaborated with the German band Lakobeil on the bands new single ‘Drowning Lullaby’

    All Living Fear's full back catalogue online and can be downloaded from our Bandcamp page .

  • North and Brown It was a great surprise that at Matthew acoustic show in Exeter in May the God of Hellfire Mr. Arthur Brown was there and was able to perform 2 songs with Matthew. They were ‘Devils Grip’ ‘That’s How Strong’ to the delight of the Picturehouse audience that saw in it members of The Cure and The Mission. Here is a video of Devils Grip.

  • New Recording
    Yep here is something direct from the studio a new recording of the song 'All Living Fear' that was first played live in 1993.

  • Terrorizer Review Broken Dream

    Terrorizer March 2011

    Broken Dream Review

    We were very pleased to see the above review in the March edition of Terrorizer magazine.

  • The new EP Broken Dream read about it Here

  • Exeter electric show North and Parker will be playing a full electric set at the Cavern in Exeter on the 29th December opening for The Quails who recently opened for Muse.

  • New EP Well its taken a while but our new ep is ready. Entitled ‘Broken dream’ its 4 tracks and includes a new version of Dark Out Here, a song from the bands first demo tape made in 1993 that also made it on to the first album, this version though is sung by the songs original author. The download is on a set your own price basis so you can pay what you think its worth to you, if you grab it for free no problem though we would appreciate you posting a link to your Facebook profile.

    Secondly, Matthew also has a solo ep out, 3 songs one is a new version of a song that was on the Into the Light album with 2 other new songs that he has been performing in his solo shows.

  • New EP A new EP to follow up Twenty Nine Point Nine is due for release in December.

  • North and Parker Play an acoustic set at the Picturehouse in Exeter on the 9th December.

  • Matthew meets Reeves One of the reasons that All Living Fear formed in 1992 was Matthew and Steven Howsons love of the band Tin Machine, specifically the guitar work of Reeves Gabrels. Well on Saturday the 6th Nov Matthew headed to Vintage and Rare guitars in London and joined a master class lesson with Reeves, Matthew said ‘It was great to have a lesson with one of the finest players I have ever heard, he was very patient and gave good advice and in a couple hours gave me ideas that I will take on for the rest of my playing life.’

    Matthew with Reeves Gabrels

  • Twenty Nine Point Nine This is the latest release a download only single and is completely free. Listen to it here and download it complete with cover artwork.

    <a href="">Twenty Nine Point Nine by All Living Fear</a>

  • The Widow's Blame back in print as a download get it Here where you can also listen to it in full for free.

  • Rare footage of the MK2 band at the Camden Palace (Koko) has been unearthed Here

  • Stay up to date Matthew is publishing recording and other news to his Blog reads it all Here

    After almost 15 years involvement in the band (with a few years off in the middle) vocalist Andrew Racher has left All Living Fear to spend more time with his family. For all future shows Matthew North will be performing lead vocal duties as well as his usual guitar work.

    Matthew has said: ‘This is a big challenge for me, having had a stab at fronting the band before this time I want to do it right, and have been putting in the groundwork and going in at the deep end, but playing acoustic shows at folk clubs has helped enormously as well has having an excellent vocal coach. I’m very excited about playing some live shows at the end of the year, the band has never been better and I’m blessed with having some great musicians in the band’.

    The line up for future All Living Fear shows is:
    Matthew North: Guitar and Vocals
    Niall Parker: Bass and Backing Vocals
    Steve Williams: Guitar
    Nevla: Guitar and Backing Vocals.

    Sometimes the line-up may vary and may also include
    Paul Roe: Bass and Vocals
    Lee-Anne Burgess: Bass

    As for Pauls involvement in the band there are plans for him and Matthew to perform more shows as Corrosion as well at some point in the future to make a follow up album to Corrosions N-Y-A-G-A album there is also a firm plan to play a one off show where they will play the whole of the ‘Into The Light’ album live living 220 miles apart though logistics are not always easy.

    At the moment there is no plans to record a new All Living Fear album, Matthew is though working on a solo project, this has already started on some songs described as the best work he has ever done. Some of these songs might well be performed at future All Living Fear shows.

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