Published Jan 22, 2009Longstanding Los Angeles hardcore kingpins Terror have just announced the departure of guitarist Doug Weber, who was "sick of living in a van 90% of each year and wanted to live a more normal life."
In a MySpace blog, front-man Scott Vogel expressed his understanding, stating, "We can't really blame him for that decision, as there are times when I hate this shit too. It's a real wake up call for anyone that thinks touring is ALL fun or that Terror as a band have it easy in any way. I honestly thought that Doug leaving may have been the end for us. Doug had been in the band for a very long time and I was starting to feel that all the line-up changes might start to make us look like a joke, but Nick and Martin sternly told me that this is NOT the end and that we have a lot more to accomplish. So we pushed on, as always."
The blog also reveals that the band have found an immediate replacement in Jordan Posner, former guitarist for influential Toronto hardcore band No Warning. "The only person we had even really talked about or spoke to about stepping up to fill the Big Man's shoes was our friend Jordan from the now defunct Toronto HC band No Warning," Vogel says. "For anyone that knows me or has read interviews with me you'll know that I love No Warning and really all of Terror do. Jordan has proved to be an amazing songwriter and dude so we are excited about this change."
Posner is the second No Warning member to join an influential hardcore band, with former vocalist Ben Cook becoming Fucked Up's third guitarist last year.
You can catch Posner and his new band with the home court advantage when Terror pull up in Toronto for the Atticus Metal Tour on March 17.
The Atticus Metal Tour with Terror, Emmure, Winds Of Plague, All Shall Perish, and The Ghost Inside:
3/12 San Francisco, California - DNA Lounge
3/13 Portland, Oregon - Hawthorne Theatre
3/14 Seattle, Washington - Studio Seven
3/17 Denver, Colorado - Marquis Theatre
3/19 St. Louis, Missouri - Fubar
3/21 Detroit, Michigan - Majestic
3/24 Atlanta, Georgia - The Masquerade
3/25 St. Petersburg, Florida - State Theatre
3/26 Jacksonville, Florida - Fuel
3/27 Metairie, Louisiana - The High Ground
3/28 San Antonio, Texas - White Rabbit
3/29 Houston, Texas - Java Jazz
3/30 Corpus Christi, Texas - House of Rock
3/31 Dallas, Texas - Ridglea Theatre
3/4 San Diego, California - SOMA
3/7 Albuquerque, New Mexico - Sunshine Theatre
3/8 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Bricktown Live
3/9 Des Moines, Iowa - People's Court
3/11 Mokena, Illinois - The Pearl Room
3/12 Cleveland, Ohio - Peabody's
3/15 Albany, New York - Northern Lights *
3/17 Toronto, Ontario - The Opera House *
3/19 New York, New York - Irving Plaza *
* w/ Shai Hulud
Terror "Never Alone"