New HC Bands

New Hardcore Band Spotlight: Terminator

Photo: Mitch Wetton

Band: Terminator
From: Canada

Their formation story:
(Shane Alexander, vocals/guitar): "Terminator formed in the summer of 2023. After a couple of lineup changes, we’ve landed with Bo D’Onofrio on bass, “Mad” Matt Squires on drums, Sgt. DeSmit on guitar, and myself doing the screaming thing and playing the other guitar.

"We’ve all been doing this for a bit. Most of us have played in bands together before. If you’ve heard any of those bands, this project should be no surprise."

Their sound in their own words:
"I’d like to think we land somewhere between '80s NYC, '90s Cleveland, and '00s Boston. I like it hard and groove oriented—but we’re not downtuned. 

"The music is very based in the classic roots, without trying to 'do' any one specific sound. I feel like the influences come though in the tracks."

Latest release info:
"We released our self-titled 4 song demo on March 22, 2024. You can find it for listening on your preferred streaming platform. For those who like to collect— hard copies are available for order through Rebirth Records. Thanks, Bob!"

Future plans:
"I’m not thinking too much about the future. Hardcore music, historically, has not offered much in terms of a future, and anyone expecting one from it is probably showing up for the wrong reasons. 

"All I can hope for us as a band is to put out more music, play some good gigs, and try to enjoy ourselves."

What other bands from their region should we check out?
"You should check out Reality Denied and BFD if you know what’s good for ya."

Terminator on social media: Instagram

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