is a hardcore punk band from Los Angeles, California. Their second album
‘One with the Underdogs’ sold over 40,000 copies, but
is so much more than 5 individuals making music. It is an energy, a
force, a refuge and a voice for all the lost and unheard. This is an
attempt to put to words that force expressing the band’s dreams, visions
and hopes through the underground music medium of hardcore. This is the
story of TERROR, the now legendary team of vets tirelessly
sharing their ambitions live on stage over 300 times a year since they
started out in 2000. The band has no boundaries when playing a show.
Performing a festival to thousands one day and following it up with a
show in a squat the other is not an uncommon occurrence for this group.
They simply want to perform for whoever is willing to listen.
latest album, ‘Keepers Of The Faith’ is a worldwide call to the
community, an attempt to hear back from the faithful on the front lines.
A gathering of allies, both diehards and new bloods. 13 new tracks
produced by Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory (who’s also produced H2O) at
Buzzbomb Studio in Orange County, CA and engineered by Paul Minor (Death
By Stereo) and mixed by Matt Hyde (Slayer and Hatebreed), ‘Keepers Of
The Faith’ will be out August 30th through Century Media Records.
To already put the word out to the masses, the band will headline this
year’s Hell On Earth tour
(featuring Every Time I Die, All Shall Perish, The Acacia Strain, Down
To Nothing, Thick As Blood) kicking off Steptember 17th, so
don’t miss out on this one!.
26.09. Antwerpen – Hof Ter Lo (Belgium)
28.09. Dordrecht – Bibelot (Belgium)
10.10. Zaandam – De Kade (Netherlands)
order to find out some details about Terror’s lates album ‚Keepers
Of The Faith’ we tracked down frontman Scott Vogel (vocals),
who’s currently on the road with the band in South America in support of
their latest effort. Here you can read what he had to say.
First of all, congratulations on your new album which
will be out soon and how are you doing?
I'm doing great. We are in Argentina now with H2O, having a good time.
Could you start this interview off with a
little update on Terror? What’s been going on since the release of your
previous album ‘The Damned, The Shamed’?
Sure thing. David and Jordan are new to the band since the last record.
We toured a lot like always. After the record cycle we got together with
producer Chad Gilbert and put together and recorded the keepers of the
faith LP. This is the record we put everything we have into, from the
music to the lyrics, the layout to the title and to the direct hand to
hand street marketing approach, we are putting it all on the line. We
took all the rules of what’s going on in the industry today and washed
them from our minds. We wanted to capture those early days of hardcore.
This is the record we were destined to make. This is TERROR at its best
and I’m so excited to get this out and start touring surrounding its
energy and passion. Everything is in motion with the new release so we
are out playing shows and enjoying life.
How did you launch into writing material for
'Keepers Of the Faith' and how much time did you spend on the songs?
Nick wrote a ton of songs for the record. Jordan also wrote a handful.
In Europe last January on our tour with madball I did vocal pre
preproduction with Nick on his computer. We took all that into a 6 day
lockout with Chad and made the songs even stronger and then hit the
Which approach did you choose to create this album, did you go for a
more raw exposition.. or something more reminiscent of your previous
other works, or something all together different?
We don't really talk about stuff like that. When I get the music I just
give my ideas on what I like and don't and then write words to the vibe
they give me. There was really no plan or anything.
How can we imagine Terror works on new
I think it’s gotta be like most other bands. Things start with the riffs
and build from there. We don't have a secret or super formula.
Everything came together great on this record and I think everyone
involved loves it.
What were the goals you had in mind when you
started to record 'Keepers Of the Faith', any elements you definitely
wanted to include on the album?
To make a great hc record. To make a great terror record. With energy. A
pulse. And of course the lyrics always have to be saying something and
Could you please describe the implications of
the title ‘Keepers Of the Faith', what does it stand for and is there a
special meaning behind it?
This is def taking a page from Raybeez and warzone. Keeping faith in
yourself and the path you have taken. Keeping faith in the hardcore
scene as a community.. a refuge. An escape from the ill of the outside
world. Faith that the scene is more than dollar signs or mosh pits.
Can you give us a little background info on the songs on this album,
is there a story behind them?
The layout will come with lyric explanation. Check there for a clear and
direct description of each song.
How important is it to you that people pay
attention to the lyrics apart from listening to the music?
It’s very important. This is more than music. Downloading sucks ‘cause
you get no lyric sheet or artwork.
If someone was only going to read the lyrics
and not listen to the music, what would you hope they would take from
People would know exactly what I was talking about and I hope they could
feel my joys and pains and relate it to their struggle and gain a
positive outlook from my words.
Scott Vogel - Vocals
Martin Stewart - Guitar
Nick Jett - Drums
David Wood - Bass
Jordan Posner - Guitar
Frank Novinec - guitar
Carl Schwartz - bass
Todd Jones - guitar
Matt Smith - bass
Richard Thurston - bass
Jonathan Buske - bass
Doug Weber - Guitar
(2003) Lowest Of The Low - 2003
(2004) One with the Underdogs - 2004
(2006) Always the Hard Way - 2006
(2007) Rhythm Amongst The Chaos - 2007
(2008) The Damned The Shamed – 2008
Keepers Of The Faith