first, how is this new European tour ?
This tour has been amazing! Absolutely amazing!
guys in Terror also play in First Blood. First Blood has released a
split record with Blacklisted. You also sing on Donnybrook's record...
so this tour seems to be a big friends' tour...
Oh yeah it is! Actually our bass player who sings for First Blood quit
Terror, and the two people in Terror are not in First Blood anymore.
He just wants to go with that band and he can't really be involved,
Terror is gone some much. Yeah this is kind of an amazing tour for us
because we unfortunately toured with bands we didn't really like musically,
or personally but sometimes you got to do it to see your band grow.
So this is just great bands and great people, so I'm enjoying it! I
can't even sleep at night I stay up all night and I'm the first one
up in the morning all the time, I wanna chill!
met Nick at the Fury Fest last summer, you really impressed the French
audience that day. What's your felling about this show actually?
Well it was amazing because I got to see Madball after we played, which
was great. And H2O played too right?
Shows like that are kind of hard because the stage is so big, the barricades
and how many people were there? 5000?
something like that!
Well that's a different world for me but I remember after that set it
was a kind of mind-blowing, and to get all those people getting crazy
that's kind of cool, so it was great, but also weird you know. Shows
like this are awesome but it's also fun to do it in a different way,
you know what I mean? But I'm glad if people enjoy us or if we impressed
or whatever. (Laugh)
you have anything funny or strange to tell us which happened since the
beginning of the tour ?
Our drummer Nick is very straight-edge but he loves partying! He loves
it when I'm drunk. Our guitarist Franck isn't here because he couldn't
get his passport and he's a drunk too. And the singer of Donnybrook,
his brother Dre, is always one of the people I always get drunk with.
So I've imagine that this tour is gonna be the end of my life, drunk
everyday! (Laugh) Last night was a crazy party night but besides
that this tour's been pretty calm so I'm very happy. So I don't know
if that's what you were looking for but that's what came into my head!
Aside from people not remembering the shows. I don't remember last night's
show at all. I heard it very well though! Good morning!!! (laugh)
read on your website that Carl left the band. You already talked a bit
about it, but could you tell us more about that?
Yeah, he sings on First Blood and Terror was so busy we couldn't do
it at all, another aspect I think. Everyone besides him are pretty loud,
and obnoxious, he's just very different than us, he's calm and quiet
and I think he just had enough of our shit. He just came to us and told
us that he wasn't happy and it's not fun having someone around us not
happy you know. We had the same line-up for 2 or 3 years, it's kind
of incredible so.
you have a new bass player actually?
We don't have one yet! Well for the record. A friend of mine who's name
is Buske who's from the band The Promise or Ragmen, he's just playing
with us on this tour.
from Donnybrook : And from Another Victim?
yeah Another Victim that's right I was forget that!
from Donnybrook : Santa Sangre.
yes, he's just playing with us on this tour. Our line-up is kind of
fucked up right now. He's just filling in and Franck can't be here so
everything's been going really smooth but when I got here I was a little
new record will be released soon, what can you say about it actually?
We're gonna record February 10th, probably out in June or stuff like
that. I'm really excited, the new songs are coming together wonderfully
and I can't wait to put out the new record. Don't expect any change,
it's gonna be Terror, there's gonna be the same stuff but... Our old
guitarist Todd wrote old stuff and our drummer Nick is writing all the
stuff now. It's very similar but it's got a different attitude, it's
got a different flow too, it's got more of a Leeway influence, I've
heard a lot of it but there's still a lot of Madball and stuff like
the lyrics, "One With The Underdogs" touched some very serious
subjects like addictions, being an outcast..., is the new one will be
on the same way?
Yeah, I always write about what's on my mind. I was very happy with
the lyrics on "One With The Underdogs", I think the one from
"The Lowest Of The Low" were more generic but those on "One
With The Underdogs" are more deeper I guess not like deep poetry
but I was thinking harder when I wrote them. I don't know, I just write
what comes out and if people can feel and understand that then that
is the ultimate goal all the way. Also I want is to put it so the music
flows. We'll see what happens!
medias, we have an idea of Trustkill's & Roadrunner's job for "One
With The Underdogs". In your point of view, what's your feeling?
Hum to be honest with you, I can only keep up what goes on in the United-States
but I don't really know what's your opinion, did Roadrunner did good
job? I don't know!
it could have been better !
It's just basically that people can't find the record and they now its
out that's all the label can do for you. It's kind of hard being on
Roadrunner but kind of cool too so I don't know, whatever... I hope
they'll push the next record harder, I mean even they push as hard as
they could hopefully they'll push the next one harder. For me, I don't
have the drive to pay attention to it, if its out its out so that people
can get it, its all I know.
" One With The Underdogs ", Terror get recognition, the album
get good response, the band is really support by older hardcore bands
like Madball or Agnostic Front. This new album seems to be one of most
awaited hardcore record of this new year, are you aware of it?
He doesn't push so much pressure on me!? (Laugh)
I mean, you know... it matter's who you talk to, I'm sure there's a
lot of people out there that have something negative to say like why
they don't break already or something like that. For me, get asked by
Agnostic Front and actually sing on an Agnostic Front record is like
unbelievable to me. If you were told me that 10 years ago that would
happened i would say "No Way!". So, I'm glad people want the
new record and I can't wait put it out, I'm so sick playing the same
songs over & over again. To get recognition by people that... well
the first ever thing I got from hardcore was a cassette with Warzone
"Don't Forget The Struggle" and "Victim Of Pain"
(Agnostic Front), it was just a copy.
And I consider that record changed my life, it made me who I was if
you're looking that way. So to get recognition by them it's like the
all to me! Well travelling is the ultimate to me and making friends
but that's the best compliment anyway to give us. I saw Matt Henderson
from Agnostic Front who's for me the best hardcore guitarist ever in
my opinion... And I saw him in L.A like a month ago and he came up to
me and said "I heard your band and you guys are doing it right"
that meant a lot to us.
also heard about a DVD what will be on it ?
We're kinda doing it last minute. I hope it'll come out good. We're
gonna film our show in London on this tour so that's gonna be one of
the all things. We'll play 1 or 2 new songs at that show, it'll also
has like interviews, stuff, and also hanging out behind the scene, and
then I'll try to put the world out, Terror went to Brazil, Japan, Australia
and New-Zealand... to me that's amazing, so I would like to get some
footage from shows all over the world, because that's something I want
to keep first. So stuff like that, basic DVD, crap...
I bought the American version of the new Most Precious Blood record
which also feature a Peta DVD. What can you say about this structure?
I don't really know that much about it. (Laugh)
That's kind of Carl's thing, but...
he's on it!
I believe in animal right but I'm not like someone who should be a spokesman
I think people should at least think not eating meat and you know weight
their options. Obviously people should do what makes them happy, the
choice is there, at least they should consider it.
seems to be a sort of trend, a lot of bands try to " surf on the
wave " and get reformed like Killing Time, Merauder, Subzero, All
Out War, Trial...
do you think about all that?
Humm... in my opinion, when a band is over, it's over, because bands
usually ends for a reason and a lot of bands that get back together
embarrass themselves cause they can't capture the magic they had. I've
seen bands get back together to play benefits and money to an important
cause, I think that's cool. It really lame like just cause you're not
in a band doesn't mean you cant support hc and go to shows. You know
I see a lot of bands getting back together full of people. We travel
a lot if Terror played a city 5 times the past year and we haven't seen
these people at our shows, you know I'm not saying everyone should support
my band. We come through cities with all kinds of different packages
so if I don't see these people at the shows I don't know why they think
they have the right to speak to hardcore kids. If you're not a hardcore
kid, and it makes me sad that many hardcore kids are blinded by these
people's past and glory and wanna hear them and see them. I would rather
people support bands now and buy demos rather than worry about what
it used to be. I would have to talk to these people and see why they're
doing it. A lot is for lame reasons and it kinda pisses me off.
lot of band are appreciated by their image. Terror seems to be the opposite
of that. Obvously people like Terror for the music but also for the
fact that the band don't have a particular image. You see what I mean?
Only a pure hardcore band which get pleasure playing this music...
I think people appreciate Terror and I hope they do, because we are
normal kids. If I'm home after a three month tour and there's a hardcore
show going on I wanna be there, I don't have to make myself be there,
I wanna be there cause I'm a hardcore kid. Cause it's the only place
I ever felt really comfortable and wanted to be a part of it. So I think
people should appreciate us because we're just hardcore kids, we don't
have an image or an ego or an attitude. I get kinda bummed out because
many bands get recognised by the way they look and in my opinion that
really has no place in this scene, and to me that's going against what
the scene means. So I hope people appreciate us by what you're saying,
we don't have an image, we don't need an image we're just hardcore kids
that really care and fight to keep the scene at least traditional hardcore
and alive, not old school hardcore.
band would you advise us while being fans of Terror, Blacklisted, Donnybrook,
100 Demons... ?
There's a lot of bands out there like Hatebreed, Madball, that have
done a lot for Terror and we really respect. But on newer bands, Will
to live from Texas is a band people should check out. if you like bands
like Warzone there's a band from Virginia called Iron Boots. Do you
Do you have already heard the band Iron Boots?
This band is fucking insane! They sound exactly like Warzone, that's
What bands? I think Death Before Dishonour is not that new but I think
it's a really good band... and hum... I'm sorry I can't think of any
right now. (Laugh)
Dipset, it's a rap crew from Harlem and 2 people in my band all they
do all day is listen to and think that it's an amazing thing and they're
not! I'm so sick of hearing them! (Laugh)
turns you on creatively?
Getting angry, something that just pissed me off... that makes me write
lyrics, bad thing happened in the world and stuff like that.
I guess all the bad shit I've done in my life. One of the lyrical themes
on this new record is kind of me thinking about all the bad shit I've
been doing to myself and the people I should the best to and the worst
to and try to find a way to rid myself of all the shit inside of me.
Music and vicodin.
turns you off?
favourite curse word?
"Fuck", I like' em all!
sound do you love?
Our guitarist Franck would say a beer can open! (Laugh). I don't
sounds you hate?
favourite place on earth?
Besides my couch, Australia!
the most hated place?
Our piece of shit red van.
person who has influenced you the most?
were your heroes? Sports
profession would you like to do if you weren't doing this?
Dog Walker Oh! Back to sound I hate the most! My dog barking!! (Laugh)
what profession would you not want to do?
Lifting heavy things, a weight lifter! Construction work and mean hard
heaven exists what would you want god to say to you at the pearly gates?
I would want him to tell me that "if you don't wise up in 2006
you are not getting in here" so you better thank yourself for a
moment of clarity. Too bad I'm not gonna change myself, I'm going to
hell ! (Laugh)
big thanks to the Juz Molke Team and also to Scott for his time!
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