Terror's Scott Vogel Lives By The Code and for the Code!


Hardcore punks Terror got signed to Victory Records not so long ago and have released their debut under their name called Live By The Code. Frontman Scott Vogel talks to us yet again about this latest effort and how he manages to keep the scene pure and fun!


1. What made you guys decide to form a band?

Scott: I was actually the last piece to the puzzle. This thing was going happen with or without me. For the year before Terror began, I was content for a while not being in a band and all the bullshit that comes with playing in a HC band. But after a while the itch started and wouldn't stop and here we are today. I think this shit is just part of my DNA.

2. How do you think being in LA changes your sound?

Scott: You know I think Terror kinda brought that real hard and raw style to LA with a groove. I can't think of anyone that was here before us doing it. Strife is close, but Terror has more of a NYHC feel. Yet we still are influenced by Suicidal and even Chain of Strength. I think we are rounded out by HC and metal from across the world.

3. Tell me about the album, Live By The Code.

Scott: Its drops today. And it’s really good. We are very excited for it to finally come out. Thanks to Chad for his producing skills. Tony and Victory for fighting for Terror. Biggie for dealing with me and the whole Terror crew for being still hardcore.

4. If you could go back and change something on the album Live By The Code, would you?

Scott: Nah. This is it. The essence. The movement. The most high.

5. How do you think the band's sound has evolved and changed over the years?

Scott: Its always Terror. It’s always in your face, hard-hitting HC. But we elevate. We grow and learn and try and expand. New blood has also given us the twists we needed to continue.

6. What is your opinion on sites posting your guys material and other bands material?

Scott: Check our shit out and if you feel it go buy the record. We put as much into the layout and art as we did the songs. You’re only getting a piece of the puzzle if you don't get the visuals, lyrics and photos, etc.

7. How do you guys feel about the classifications in metal? Like hardcore, metalcore and other subgenres and how some get a negative rep.

Scott: Terror is a hardcore band. 110 percent. We are open-minded and listen to and play with all sorts of bands, but to us, this is a whole lot more then music. This is a community that we are happy to be a part of.

8. What is your opinion on the current state of hardcore?

Scott: Its alive and well. Amazing bands all over the world. Cool venues and scenes and people being proactive. Old friends are starting businesses and getting their lives in order from things HC taught them. Babies are being born that are parented by people I saw in the pit not too long ago. AF is still going strong and new bands like Suburban Scum and Malfunction and just beginning their journey.


9. What plans do you have for the near future as a band?

Scott: Today the record drops. We’re doing lots of touring in the USA this summer. Hatebreed and Every Time I Die starts today. We have the Lamb of God and All Stars Fest tour up after. We’ll be in Costa Rica for the first time in May. Europe of course and the wheel keeps turning.

10. Anything else you want to say to your fans?

Scott: Fans are for rock bands. Terror’s got friends and supporters who make these shows, tours, and records as much as we do. We salute them. Much respect to Backtrack, Strife, H20, Madball, Your Demise, Comeback Kid, The Set Up, Guilty, No Turning Back, Reaper Records, AYS, Born From Pain, Code Orange Kids, Broken Teeth and I guess I’ll stop there. HC 2013 ~ Take it personal.

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