Published Jan 15, 2013Tough L.A. crew Terror have amassed countless fans over the last decade for their mosh-ready brand of hardcore. After working with labels that include Bridge Nine, Trustkill and Century Media, among others, they've unveiled the most logical home for their next release, signing with Victory Records.
Outspoken Terror frontman Scotty Vogel announced his band's partnership with the legendary imprint via the following statement:
When I was in high school, I would go to 'Home of the Hits Records' in Buffalo, NY 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 Tony 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.
Victory honcho Tony Brummel added his own statement, saying, " Terror are the biggest hardcore band in the world.... 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's upcoming sixth album is called Live by the Code. While it doesn't have an official release date just yet, the release is expected to arrive in April via Victory. The album art is available above, while new track "Hard Lessons" can be streamed below.