NFD comprise Tony Pettitt, the Fields of the Nephilim founder-bassist, who teamed up with vocalist/guitarist Peter (Bob) White and drummer Simon Rippin when the Nephilim reunion floundered in 2002. Simon was previously in both Nefilim and Fields of the Nephilim line-ups, as well as together with Bob in Sensorium. For live gigs they bring in two extra guitarists, Chris Milden and Steve Carey. Their Nephilim roots gave them immediate attention from that band's still devoted following, but press reviews surpassed any casual goodwill.
Their Nephilim roots gave them immediate attention from that band's still devoted following, but press reviews surpassed any casual goodwill. "NFD's 'No Love Lost' simply devastates and lays waste to every other gothic wannabe band of the last decade. Some of the best gothic rock music produced since the late 80's" was Rock Sounds' verdict. Metal Hammer said: "An absolute must-have." And Germany's Sonic Seducer called it "Possibly THE gothrock album of the year". The German press in particular have got behind the band with regular features in Zillo, Orkus & Sonic Seducer magazines.
NFD have performed at numerous festivals, both in the UK (Whitby headline, Dark City, Witchfest) and Germany (Mera Luna, Zillo, Wave-Gotik Treffen, Burgnachte, Herbsnachte) and toured UK & Europe on their own and with Mortiis, Umbra Et Imago & The Mission.
In 2008 Luca Mazzucconi replaced Simon Rippin on the drum stool, and James McIlroy (Cradle Of Filth) replaced Steve Carey on guitar.