Russia’s HeadBanger.ru recently conducted an interview with vocalist Denis “Snake” Belanger of Canadian metal innovators VOIVOD. A couple of excerpts …
Los Angeles hardcore/metal band TERROR has inked a deal with Victory Records. The group’s sixth studio album, “Live By The Code”, will be released in April.
TERROR vocalist Scott Vogel comments: “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.
“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. 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.
“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.”
Vogel claims “Live By The Code” “hits harder than ‘Keepers Of The Faith’,” calling it the “dirtiest, rawest and most hardcore record we’ve done since ‘Lowest Of The Low’.” While the album is set for an April release date, fans can expect to pre-order their copy of the album soon along with other merch packages. A brand new music video for the album’s title track is also in the works.
“TERROR are the biggest hardcore band in the world,” said Brummel.
“I have known Scott for twenty years and he has remained true to what he believes in, cherishes and helps keep alive which is first and foremost: hardcore.
“If you are just discovering hardcore or have loved it since the movement started in the late 1970s, this album is for you.”
TERROR will finish up January in Japan before returning to the States to begin a February tour with H20, BACKTRACK and CODE ORANGE KIDS. They will then pack their bags once more and trek across Europe for the Rebellion Tour with MADBALL in March.