The Anxiety Effect is a Metalcore band from Northern Pennsylvania consisting of John Lockwood (vocals), Jon Mongillo (guitars), Nick Freer (guitars), and Mario Nobilio (bass), and Mark Wolford (drums). The band's sound stems across 2 decades of various metal influences, ranging from commercial successes like Lamb Of God, Chimaira, Tool, Sevendust, and In Flames; to underground acts such as Bleed The Sky, Stemm, and Once Pure.
Originally formed in February 2011 by vocalist John Lockwood, the band started out as a 5 piece regional touring act, often filling venues to capacity. Production for their first studio release 'They Anxiety Effect E.P.' began in August of 2011, and was officially released on physical CD and digital download on January 21st, 2012.
After a 2 year hiatus, the band would resurface in January of 2017. The touring relationship the band had with UFC theme song performing artist Stemm would bring bass player Mario Nobilio to the fold, and the group started production on new music at their own studio.
On May 19th of 2017, their return track 'Lockdown' was released world wide and on March 13 of 2018, their second single 'The Fall' was released. Both tracks are available through top music service sites such as iTunes, Spoitfy, Google Play, and Amazon and where co-produced, mixed, and mastered by Ben Schigel of Spider Studios out of Cleveland, Ohio, who is known for his work with metal band Chimaira. The band continues to write new material with more tracks slated for release in 2018.