Orange County, California’s VULTURES UNITED may possibly be the saviors of the
almost non-existent Southern California punk/hardcore scene. Not many punk and
hardcore enthusiasts have seen a band this explosive in years. Inspired by 80’s punk
hardcore acts Black Flag and Minor Threat, they also draw influences from 90’s punk and
hardcore acts The Nerve Agents, Swing Kids, The Murder City Devils, Refused, Dead
Low Tide, Kid Dynamite and even more current acts like The Bronx, Hot Snakes, Every
Time I Die, The Hives, Some Girls, Queens Of The Stone Age and Paint It Black. Of
course, these are all just influences. Roll all of those bands up, add a suburban
upbringing, real life frustrations like having to grow up and be responsible, having a full
time job, going to school to make something of yourself and just living the American
nightmare, and there you have it. The reality of VULTURES UNITED: Destroyed
amplifiers, guitars through windows, smashed drums and blown out vocal chords.
There are those who follow and those who forge their own path.
Not to say that didn’t get a little help from their friends. UK (and Epitaph Records/Warner
Brothers Records) sensations GALLOWS, took them on the West Coast leg of their
United States headline tour, amongst the ranks of This Is Hell (Trustkill Records) and
Canada’s Cancer Bats. They recently embarked on their first ever tour of the United
Kingdom with friends, The River Card from Stoke, UK.