The way that Ceremony is a Sound and Fury staple band, Orange County's Fury is as well. This was their third year playing the festival in a row and each time they've climbed higher up the lineup. Last year's performance was remarkable and electric, I remember standing at the side of the stage in awe of the energy the band captured. Their album Paramount has a few songs that are undeniable, they simply grab you and don't let go until they're over. Songs like "Damage Done", "In Extremis", "Thin Line", "Death Yellows Life And Reason", and their usual closer "The Feeling" which I hear and see the potential for this band to be as big as, I dunno, Refused. That's pretty much the peak for a hardcore band in the mainstream, ain't it?
Their performance on this night was just as ferocious and cool as always. Propping up a cardboard version of Ronnie The Limo Driver (@rmlimodriver69
from the Howard Stern show) on their amp before beginning their set, then going into their first song with Howard's signature intro of "Hey Now...", it would seem one member of the band must be a Sirius subscriber, which is of course a great call if you're on tour. Both guitarists in the band shred and the one can even do a perfect Pete Townsend jumping splits.
Lastly, on Fury, I think the band's style and visual aesthetics are cool and original. Their shirt for the festival wasn't some violent shit, it featured a soccer ball and map of the world. Then you see their singer, Jeremy, who doesn't look like a hardcore singer right off the bat, which is in fact, the best kind of hardcore singer. #fury #ronniethelimodriver #howardstern @sternshow #soundandfury #hardcore