I’m seeing Hatebreed all over again with this union.
Los Angeles hardcore metal act Terror have inked a deal with Victory Records. The group’s sixth studio album, Live By The Code, will be released in April, a press release says.
“When I was in high school, I would go to Home Of The Hits Records in Buffalo, New York, and every week I would check for new Victory releases,” says frontman Scott Vogel.
“Growing up, Victory Records always had the best hardcore bands, period. They had this awesome packaging and vibe that I loved. Integrity, Strife, Bloodlet, Earth Crisis — it was a fucking amazing time for hardcore. Later, I met [Victory Records founder] Tony [Brummel] when he came to Buffalo to see Snapcase. We stayed in contact and made plans for my second band, Despair, but soon after we broke up.
“Victory and my band Buried Alive worked together for years. They also had Hatebreed, Blood For Blood, All Out War and Reach the Sky, all bands I’ve always respected and held in the highest regard.
“This summer, I hung out with Tony and we had a wild night in Chicago,” says Scott; I wonder if it involved strippers? “We talked about the good and bad of hardcore today and just had a blast. No business talk, no nonsense. We were under contract at the time so there wasn’t even room for it.
“As we got ready to release Live By The Code, Terror and Century Media debated on how to release the record right and Victory Records seemed like the best fit.”
Yeah, what happened to them releasing it their own way through Century Media? I guess the band and label talked, and decided it was better to just part ways.
“Tony and I are both insane. We both come from the same place. We both scratch and fight to stay afloat. We still believe in the essence of hardcore and still love Warzone. This is pretty fucking exciting.”
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