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.