Ten years and five albums in, Los Angeles hardcore punk band Terror recently had its most successful album release yet with Live by the Code (April 9, 2013, Victory Records). The album–which is musically and visually a tribute to the spirit of traditional hardcore–debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, No. 28 on the Billboard Independent Chart and made it into the Billboard Top Current Album Chart at No. 122. Not only is Live by the Code another hard-hitting, mosh-inducing 27 minutes of hardcore, but Terror has achieved its success the old-fashioned, DIY way, with explosive live shows and word of mouth. The band only recently got a big promotional push from its new label, Victory Records.
Vocalist Scott Vogel says Live by The Code “hits harder than (their previous album) Keepers of the Faith,” calling it the “dirtiest, rawest and most hardcore record we’ve done since Lowest of the Low”.
Live Metal has interviewed Vogel before, back in 2009 on the 10 for $10 Tour, mere minutes before they destroyed the stage. (more…)