The title of the post says it all, hardcore purists, Terror, have inked a deal with Victory records to release the groups forthcoming album, “Live By The Code“. One might ask why this is classified as a WTF moment, and I’d be quick to respond with “it’s not 1998 anymore”.
Over the past year or so, Terror’s front man, Scott Vogel, has been very vocal about what is hardcore and who has abandoned this sacred genre/lifestyle. Ironically enough, he forgot to mention Tony Victory, owner of Victory Records, who in the past has been accused of stealing money from or not reimbursing his band. This is also a man who hasn’t signed a hardcore band since Comeback Kid or some shit like that.
Anyway, I just find it rather ironic that mr. hardcore signed a deal with the man who brought us Hawthorne Heights. If you continue past the jump, you can read Vogel’s rationalization for this move. Although after reading it, I still stick by my statement that it is no longer 1998. Continue reading »