THE PIT: Terror Return To Furnace Fest
Drenched in a legacy spanning two decades, LA-based band Terror has become a powerhouse in the hardcore scene, stirring up mosh pits across the globe with their raw and unapologetic breakneck energy.
Drenched in a legacy spanning two decades, LA-based band Terror has become a powerhouse in the hardcore scene, stirring up mosh pits across the globe with their raw and unapologetic breakneck energy. Just recently, they hit the stage at Furnace Fest in Birmingham, Alabama, setting the sweaty masses ablaze with a relentless onslaught of blistering riffs and thunderously chaotic anthems that left crowds feening for more.
Drawing inspiration from influential bands such as Madball, Agnostic Front, and Hatebreed, Terror emerged in 2002 with a mission to resurrect the intensity and aggression of traditional hardcore music. Led by vocalist Scott Vogel, the band rapidly gained a loyal following for their hard-hitting, no-holds-barred approach to music. In 2004, their debut album One with the Underdogs rocked the charts, quickly establishing themselves as torchbearers within the genre and solidifying their reputation with 40,000 copies sold.
With an extensive catalog of studio albums, EP’s, an array of music videos, and an unceasing touring schedule, Terror has undeniably proven their lasting power, both with their music and their riotous, in-your-face stagecraft. From the band’s explosive live shows to their unmatched ready-to-tear-down-walls ferocity, the hardcore icons have become a voice for the voiceless, delivering authentic lyrics and cathartic experiences that resonate with their cult-like fanbase.
In an era where the hardcore scene has expanded and become bigger than ever before, Terror has remained true to their roots. However, Vogel credits the band’s longevity to their steadfast passion, ensuring they give their all in every performance, irrespective of the size of the crowds. From the smallest basement venues to major festivals, they have never shied away from connecting directly with their followers. Terror has also shared the stage with countless heavyweights, including Sick of It All, Hatebreed, and Ignite, just to name a few.
“We’re just five hardcore kids who still love doing this shit, even well into our later years in life,” said guitarist Martin Stewart. As they celebrate their 20-year mark, there's no doubt that Terror will continue to push boundaries within the genre and inspire a new generation of hardcore music enthusiasts.