Toria and The Terror Unleash Terror and Queer Punk Sensibility with Signing to We Are Horror Records.

    Liverpool, UK — March 22, 2024 — Liverpool’s dark streets are about to echo with the chilling melodies of a new era in punk as Toria and The Terror announce their signing to We Are Horror Records. Led by the enigmatic Toria Terror and fueled by the collective talent of Aaron Stafford, Luke Dolphin, and Tristan Smith, this queer horror punk quartet promises to redefine the genre with their unique blend of terror and empowerment.

    Formed amidst the shadowy halls of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Toria and The Terror have emerged as a force to be reckoned with, channeling their passion for horror into a sonic onslaught that transcends boundaries. Toria’s powerhouse vocals, coupled with Aaron’s haunting guitar riffs, Luke’s thunderous bass lines, and Tristan’s relentless drumming, create an experience that is both visceral and unforgettable.

    “We like for each of our songs to be unique and have a different story with its own universe,” shares Toria Terror, lead vocalist of the band. “We take inspiration from more than just other horror punk bands, such as goth, metal, and emo. We are a queer band that believes in intersectional feminism. We do not tolerate any misogyny, homophobia/transphobia, and/or racism of any kind.”

    Drawing inspiration from the likes of Misfits, Bauhaus, and My Chemical Romance, Toria and The Terror invite listeners into a world where terror reigns supreme. Themes of love, mental illness, and empowerment intersect with the macabre, creating a tapestry of sound that is as thought-provoking as it is thrilling.

    “We are so honoured and elated to be signed to We Are Horror Records and we look forward to growing and creating with them.” expresses the band in a statement.

    “We have hinted at it, but now we want to make it official! We are pleased to announce that ‘Toria and the Terror’ have joined the We Are Horror Records family. This new signing marks a significant milestone for us as we continue to expand and diversify our music catalog. Keep an eye out for more exciting updates in the coming weeks.” said Dan Phillips of We Are Horror Records.

    Prior to their formation, Toria, Aaron, and Luke were part of the riot grrrl band Don’t Open Love Letters, while Aaron leads his own psychedelic rock ensemble Cothel, featuring Toria and Luke. Luke also boasts his own metal project, Black Kettle, and Tristan commands the stage with his live dance band, Deviant Order.

    Toria and The Terror are set to unleash their terror upon the world under the banner of “We Are Horror Records,” leaving an indelible mark on the punk landscape.

    About We Are Horror Records:
    We Are Horror Records is a cutting-edge independent record label dedicated to amplifying the voices of horror-inspired musicians across the globe. With a focus on diversity, innovation, and authenticity, We Are Horror Records aims to redefine the boundaries of the horror genre and celebrate artists who dare to push the limits of sound and imagination.

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