Scott Vogel of Terror Provides a Summary and Updates for 2008/2009
Band Photo: All Shall Perish (?)
Scott Vogel of Los Angeles hardcore/thrash metal band Terror has just summed up what's happened to them in 2008 and has announced what has happened so far in 2009.
"First, just wanted to thank everyone that made '08 another great year for Terror. We got to travel the world, put out a new record that I really believe may be our best and of course do a lot of hanging out and laughing."
"So I'm sure if you follow the band that you see we've had some line-up changes again. Buske leaving the band and David Wood stepping in on bass is semi old news but still news. David is a perfect fit for us. We wanted someone with youth and energy and we got exactly what we asked for. Buske has still been helping out the band however he can and was even spotted in the pit at our show in NYC for 'Betrayer' I believe.
"Not too long after that change our guitarist Doug let the band know that he was leaving too. He pretty much said he was sick of living in a van 90% of each year and that he wanted to live a more normal life.... 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... 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. For anyone that knows me or has read interviews with me you'll know that I love No Warning and really all of Terror does... We're going to do some touring with him to make sure he can handle our insanity and he'll be the new guitarist if all fits how we think it will.
"2009 is off to a cool start. We started off with a quick 5 show run on the East Coast with NYHC legends Maximum Penalty... Our shows in Costa Rica and Panama had to be rescheduled, which sucks, but it's already in the works for when we can set new dates. We're hitting Hawaii next week and then doing some shows in CA with Madball and Stick To Your Guns. Europe is in the process of being booked for May / June with Trapped Under Ice and Stick To Your Guns. We have some really cool ideas being thrown around for the Summer time in the USA and of course Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, South America, Africa, Southeast Asia and Korea are all hopefully going to be covered after the Summer. We want to come back to Puerto Rico and hit Alaska for the first time, so anyone reading this that does booking there, GET AT US.
"Lastly, the only tour I haven't touched on is the Emmure / Winds of Plague / All Shall Perish / The Ghost Inside tour. It's going to be a full U.S. tour through March and April. Terror has always been the type of band that is willing to step outside the box and play with anyone. We don't want to play the same show over and over again and don't want to just play to kids that have already seen us so many times before. I truly believe that a lot of the kids that will be at these shows need a good dose of HC reality. If they have never seen or felt some true traditional HC before, then the time is now. They need to hear the things I have to say and feel our energy more than the people that already know what's up. To anyone that will complain about the line-up and door price ect., that's cool. I understand but still hope that you find a way to make it to the show and support Terror. To all those closed minds who want to write us off and say that we are 'this' or 'that' because we play on a certain kind of tour, you're a joke to me. Better off without you. And to those that are excited for these shows like we are and are looking forward to diving on many peoples heads and creating amazing energy, I say hell yeah to you. I'm asking all you kids that believe and live this to come out and show this whole new young scene what is up. We played a show recently in Toledo, OH with Emmure and As Blood Runs Black and many HC kids showed up. As soon as we hit our first note the kids went nuts. The show was insane, intense and I could tell a lot of people at that show had never seen or felt anything like it before. I had so many young kids approach me and tell me they loved the vibe and it was so new and fresh to them. That is a beautiful thing. That is what we need. Spreading the hardcore reality in '09. This is for everybody."
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