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Hoods frontman really wants to fight Victory Records owner Tony Brummel

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 7:41 AM PT
Mikey Hood of Hoods and Tony Brummel of Victory Records

Sacramento, California hardcore punk veterans Hoods aren't particularly thrilled with former label Victory Records these days. Last night frontman Mike Hood had a few things to say about Tony Brummel, owner of Victory, with whom Hoods released two albums and a split roughly a decade ago:

"Tony Brummel is a fake pair of tits. Hey, big shot, how about pay us some honest numbers. You fucking fake ass Chicago bitch. Let's fight, 1-1 call you out... This is why we don't play the songs from Victory Records... In this world there are those that give a fuck, have a spine, and are honest. I was 19 years old, Mr. Tony Brummel, please give what an honest man would. Give me all my albums back. Last 1/4 statement was almost $10K. That's quarterly. I spent 20+ years of my life in Hoods. Still poor, still proud, still working and loving Hoods. There's a lot of bands that could use some help. You sit with your yachts, houses in Jamaica, etc. If you are a man with a spine I will gladly eat my words. I will also gladly fight you in any street across the USA... All the hardcore kids know you're a fucking spineless coward. Even the emo kids at this point."



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anonymous 2/24/2015 7:52:05 AM

Like two retarded kids fighting over a broken toy


cuse666 2/24/2015 8:15:21 AM

fck victory! HOODS TEXAS ARMY!


anonymous 2/24/2015 8:23:41 AM

I love how illustrative this is of the average literacy of a hardcore frontman.


anonymous 2/24/2015 8:25:52 AM

yet another band complaining about victory. obviously, theres something seriously wrong with the way the guy is doing business.


ineedmoresalt 2/24/2015 8:26:23 AM

^ you said that and have to live with it


anonymous 2/24/2015 8:34:35 AM

there is NO WAY in HELL that Hoods have sold $10,000 worth of albums EVER. Let alone in a "quarter".


anonymous 2/24/2015 8:42:43 AM

CAN WE GET A PHOTO OR PROOF OF THIS $10,000 QUARTERLY STATEMENT. VICTORY RECORDS - YOU OWE ME 3 BAJILLION DOLLARS. GIMME MY MONEY!!


anonymous 2/24/2015 8:44:10 AM

this i wanna see. brummel needs a good ass whoopin, dude is pssy as hell with a serious napoleon complex


anonymous 2/24/2015 8:48:41 AM

Grow up.


anonymous 2/24/2015 9:01:38 AM

I'm assuming the pic on the right is mike hood? Yes?


anonymous 2/24/2015 9:07:48 AM

Drugs are stoked. Artery Foundation is sad. This is the most Hoods has been talked about in 15 years.


anonymous 2/24/2015 9:20:25 AM

I live in Sacramento. That Hoods guy is known as one of the biggest douchebro tough guys around. Total fckhead. If hes got money owed him I hope he gets it....but dudes a fcking dck.


anonymous 2/24/2015 9:25:42 AM

They put out two records on Victory over 12 years ago. The albums have not sold 10,000 copies combined. The dude sounds like he needs some help. The latest album came out in November on Artery and has not sold 300 copies.


anonymous 2/24/2015 9:31:13 AM

i don't want to know people who have purchased hoods cds


anonymous 2/24/2015 9:32:24 AM

Assuming the hoods texas army is made up of high schoolers and 30+ year old dudes that go to hardcore shows just to get drunk and think they're better than everyone there.


anonymous 2/24/2015 9:33:55 AM

calling out on social media is soooooo HXC bro


anonymous 2/24/2015 9:34:05 AM

"dude is pssy as hell with a serious napoleon complex" But enough about Mikey Hood...


anonymous 2/24/2015 9:47:31 AM

anonymous posted 9 minutes ago i don't want to know people who have purchased hoods cds report abuse ^^ THIS oh and yeah, HOODS and Victory WRECKCHORDS can lick balls on any street in the USA


anonymous 2/24/2015 9:51:28 AM

ZING!


gorillatriscuits 2/24/2015 9:53:03 AM

HEY, JG WENTWORTH HERE, ITS YOUR MONEY, USE IT WHEN YOU NEED IT!


anonymous 2/24/2015 9:53:20 AM

LOL. Ok mike hood. In you're dreams 10k. Hoods is a washed up joke! Go back to flipping burgers. You're a nobody and you have man t-ts. "Mike gay" you're just as big of a loser as mike Milford. Stop trying to be tuff and making it seemike people care about you or that dumb band. If you had balls you would show up at the victory office so tony could kick that sloppy ass of yours. STOP taking shit on the Internet you fool


anonymous 2/24/2015 9:56:39 AM

Mike has no neck- And has bad breath


anonymous 2/24/2015 9:59:32 AM

This makes me want to go to mikes place of residence & take a big shit In front of his door step. I live close to him


cuse666 2/24/2015 10:00:24 AM

Stay anonymous pssys. ...


anonymous 2/24/2015 10:04:40 AM

SACRAMENTO ON TOP. fck YOU KEYBOARD WARRIORS.


anonymous 2/24/2015 10:05:45 AM

laughing at the pic of Tony haha


anonymous 2/24/2015 10:06:15 AM

IT'S MY MONEY AND I NEED IT NOW!


anonymous 2/24/2015 10:18:35 AM

lol at a grown man threatening to fight another grown man over the internet.


anonymous 2/24/2015 10:21:13 AM

I am hardcore... Your not hardcore!


anonymous 2/24/2015 10:24:58 AM

GET YOUR BILLIONS BACK, AMERICA!


anonymous 2/24/2015 10:37:52 AM

Find me one victory artist that doesn't want to fight tony, now that's a story worth reading.


anonymous 2/24/2015 10:45:55 AM

scott vogel doesn't have a problem working with victory


anonymous 2/24/2015 10:53:06 AM

The only reason anyone bought the Freya/Hoods split back in the day was for the Freya songs.


anonymous 2/24/2015 10:57:55 AM

Good to see Mikey Hood has graduated from fighting girls and moving out of the way of people stage diving. He really knows about real hardcore ethics.


anonymous 2/24/2015 10:59:15 AM

funny how its always the ones who made shitty life decisions (i.e. counting on a hardcore band as your sole source of income) that push this class warfare shit on everyone. "Hey, that jerk is rich and successful! fck him! How come i'm not rich too?!" Case in point, this douche. LOL there is no way in hell 2 albums from 12 years ago should entitle this guy to 10k royalty checks


anonymous 2/24/2015 11:00:15 AM

lol...should call J.G. Wentworth brah. Its your money, use it when you need it.


anonymous 2/24/2015 11:09:51 AM

anonymous posted 1 hour ago I live in Sacramento. That Hoods guy is known as one of the biggest douchebro tough guys around. Total fckhead. If hes got money owed him I hope he gets it....but dudes a fcking dck. Why is he a fcking dck?


anonymous 2/24/2015 11:27:09 AM

That means you Andy Secher at Hit Parader Circus Magazine Mick Wall at Kerrang Bob Guccione Jr. at Spin, What you pissed off cuz your dad gets more pssy than you? fck you Suck my fckin' dck


anonymous 2/24/2015 11:58:35 AM

Oh another band complaining about victory stealing their money. Surprise.


anonymous 2/24/2015 12:18:05 PM

I used to work @ victory...this article probably has Tony walking around the office laughing. MikeHoods just made Tony's day for sure, maybe even his week. And MikeHoods is still a broke ass tool.


anonymous 2/24/2015 12:28:10 PM

anonymous posted 4 minutes ago I used to work @ victory...this article probably has Tony walking around the office laughing. MikeHoods just made Tony's day for sure, maybe even his week. And MikeHoods is still a broke ass tool. Did you swallow lots of Tony's c-m?


Get_Some 2/24/2015 12:32:15 PM

anonymous posted 1 hour ago That means you Andy Secher at Hit Parader Circus Magazine Mick Wall at Kerrang Bob Guccione Jr. at Spin, What you pissed off cuz your dad gets more pssy than you? fck you Suck my fckin' dck This is awesome...taking me back!


anonymous 2/24/2015 12:33:30 PM

Mikey Hoods does gay-for-pay. I have proof.


anonymous 2/24/2015 1:07:33 PM

Maybe Mike should've reviewed the contract more closely before signing his name? Or hired a better lawyer? I'm not saying Tony Brummel's ethics aren't questionable, but he can only legally do what he's contractually allowed to. Maybe Mike Hood should've focused more on covering his ass.


anonymous 2/24/2015 1:11:00 PM

Everyone's laughing at you Mike "hood". Get a real job and Stop crying. Total dickhead to everyone around him - until it's time to tour. Then he's Mr Nice Guy for a few weeks when he needs handouts from HC kids. Why do motherfckers keep these shitty ass HC bands alive after 20 years when NO ONE fckING CARES. A few more meltdowns and he'll overrun Rick ta Life as THE most illiterate HC sore loser.


anonymous 2/24/2015 1:23:45 PM

that time he mentioned emo kids... pfft. you get more then you deserve i suspect.


anonymous 2/24/2015 1:24:35 PM

Comeback Kid.


anonymous 2/24/2015 1:49:56 PM

soundscan on the HOODS two records on Victory HOODS PRAY FOR DEATH VIT Album 2003-06-03 5,164 HOODS TIME-THE DESTROYER VIT Album 2001-06-05 4,091 best selling HOODS records HOODS KING IS DEAD EULO Album 2005-10-25 10,617 HOODS GHETTO BLASTER EULO Album 2007-04-10 6565 find it hard they are owed much money from Victory


anonymous 2/24/2015 2:28:06 PM

caption for tony brummel pic: "And his c-ck was THIS BIG!!! I could barely fit it in my pretty mouth"


anonymous 2/24/2015 3:23:56 PM

I wish hardcore would dissappear, already it's all a bunch of yappy little dogs with no bite preaching a contradicting lifestyle.


anonymous 2/24/2015 3:48:32 PM

emo these days are hardercore than hardcore


tonyhawk 2/24/2015 4:12:25 PM

STILL POOR STILL PROUD STILL POOR STILL PROUD STILL POOR STILL PROUD STILL POOR STILL PROUD STILL POOR STILL PROUD


anonymous 2/24/2015 5:10:10 PM

I don't know what sucks more Hoods or Victory


anonymous 2/24/2015 5:23:31 PM

Even if hoods didn't get an advance and paid for those recordings, I doubt they would be owed 10k. I remember during that time period seeing a ton of advertising for them in magazine, samplers, etc like all the other victory bands.


anonymous 2/24/2015 5:26:07 PM

Is hoods turning emo?


anonymous 2/24/2015 5:45:24 PM

anonymous posted 2 hours ago I wish hardcore would dissappear, already it's all a bunch of yappy little dogs with no bite preaching a contradicting lifestyle. Does anyone really care what you like? Why are you even commenting on a hardcore article if you don't even like hardcore.


anonymous 2/24/2015 5:57:16 PM

God.How rudes. Hoods was such a good movie.


anonymous 2/24/2015 6:34:20 PM

Hopefully these guys end it with a scat/snuff film. Hardcore is about as meaningful as a rather large dump stink.


anonymous 2/24/2015 6:35:12 PM

Source: The Hard Times (it sure sounds like it)


anonymous 2/24/2015 6:58:02 PM

Mikey Hood is like 4 feet tall.


anonymous 2/24/2015 7:03:39 PM

King of the Bipolar dbags. A tiny bully. There's a reason why nobody wants to tour with them, because he makes people uncomfortable. Keep playing with your scab band.


anonymous 2/24/2015 7:17:53 PM

What in the actual fck? Dude needs to grow up. Sure Tony Brummel is a taco but, hear me out, maybe read your contract? If the response is "I did, were getting fcked by some emo turd nugget" (trying to match his tone) then perhaps you should seek legal action with a credible lawyer? Fighting some guy in the street will only put you more in debt, idiot.


anonymous 2/24/2015 7:19:24 PM

God, those photos show so much...he's prob getting a lawsuit.


anonymous 2/24/2015 7:20:26 PM

Music just sucks now...


anonymous 2/24/2015 7:24:02 PM

16 year old new jack wannabes, this is you in 10 years. The future is never kind to HC kids.


anonymous 2/24/2015 7:58:43 PM

Cocaine!


anonymous 2/24/2015 8:06:49 PM

Victory - please throw Mike hood a few bucks so he can take that girlfriend of his on a real vacation. Not lug her around on another diy, bottom of the barrel Tour of Squats. "You're on the guest-list tonight honey, can you watch the merch table" Thanks in advance - the HC scene.


anonymous 2/24/2015 8:07:23 PM

This guy is the angriest man I know. All piss and vinegar, spouting his obnoxious political rants within Sacramento. I'd like and I bet IRS would like to see their % of $40k a year in royalty. With the average manager taking 75% of all funds this means Hoods took $160k last year... At $20 a CD that's 8000 sales ...... Really Mr Hood (if that's your real name)


anonymous 2/24/2015 8:21:49 PM

Dont forget the Struggle Dont forget the Quarterly Statements


anonymous 2/24/2015 8:43:29 PM

If the Hoods frontman wasn't a flaming pssy, he would just find Tony and beat his ass. You want the guy so bad? Step away from your pink laptop and go get some, dumbass. As far as Victory goes, I have heard nothing but what a shit stain Tony is, from many people. Why do bands continue to sign with this jerk? I wish both of these ball lickers would beat each other senseless. The hoods got 10k for a quarter? Sure. They don't play the songs from Victory because they fcking suck.


anonymous 2/24/2015 9:24:07 PM

Seriously?!?! What a douche!!! Mikey Hood needs to grow up and get a real job and a life!!


anonymous 2/24/2015 10:20:59 PM

Victory records is notorious for never paying bands. Why are so many comments on this article endorsing Victory records theft of the bands royalties? Maybe Mike Hoods approach towards Victorys theft was crude, but if your employer refused to pay you, you would also be upset. Especially for years and years of work, only to make a greedy man, who pretends to support underground music, very, very rich.


anonymous 2/24/2015 10:21:50 PM

Spread the word. Boycott Victory records! Spread mp3 downloads of their horrid catalog of music! Take the caviar out of the mouth of Tony Brummel!


anonymous 2/24/2015 10:26:14 PM

But what does Tony Brummel's cat think about all this!? And could the cat sing The Essence better than Tony did?


badbetty76 2/24/2015 10:45:13 PM

I love all the "anonymous" idiots talkin shit. At least have the balls to identify yourself. P.s. Hoods is a has been which is why he is trying to collect on old shit. Stay off the drugs and then ur dumbass wouldnt still be poor livin in grandmas house. You dont even tour in the u.s. you tour in Germany where they are all drunk and cant understand a word u say. Grow up and stop bitching


anonymous 2/25/2015 3:44:33 AM

THE KING IS DEAD


anonymous 2/25/2015 3:45:09 AM

Hi does anyone know what time the 341 bus comes? been waiting for ages, going to be late for work. E


anonymous 2/25/2015 5:40:04 AM

Because posting as "BadBetty78" or whatever is TRULY identifying yourself? "Hey this is RandyWest261528 and I'm not just some pssy hiding behind a name!"


genghisjohn 2/25/2015 11:36:35 AM

I can feel your anger growing inside


anonymous 2/25/2015 2:06:21 PM

Never heard of Hoods til this article....Guess they didn't have that big of an impact on music.


anonymous 2/25/2015 4:11:52 PM

anonymous posted 2 hours ago Never heard of Hoods til this article....Guess they didn't have that big of an impact on music. Maybe they didn't, I don't think anyone is arguing that. The victory releases Time... The Destroyer and Pray For Death are both really good if you are into older metalcore.


anonymous 2/25/2015 4:15:54 PM

anonymous posted 17 hours ago Victory records is notorious for never paying bands. Why are so many comments on this article endorsing Victory records theft of the bands royalties? Maybe Mike Hoods approach towards Victorys theft was crude, but if your employer refused to pay you, you would also be upset. Especially for years and years of work, only to make a greedy man, who pretends to support underground music, very, very rich. They have no clue, or are just trolling.


anonymous 2/25/2015 4:30:20 PM

I like how all you people talking shit about Mikey.You gotta know him to understand him. Someone put all they're heart and soul into something and to be told NO, in this case get screwed by the label. Although it's been a few years, I used to know Mikey back in the day. He was a fun guy to be around.Plus Mikey is the owner or co-owner of a barber shop in Sacramento. I got your back Mikey 100%. Much love from McAllen TX. Hope to see you soon.


anonymous 2/25/2015 5:43:46 PM

badbetty76 posted 18 hours ago I love all the "anonymous" idiots talkin shit. At least have the balls to identify yourself. ---sure thing, lambgoat user "badbetty76". That is your real name, correct?


anonymous 2/25/2015 6:08:41 PM

I used to know Mike very well.. First of all I can say that he is a very successful business owner and an amazing barber in Sac. He puts his heart and soul into everything he loves. I'm willing to bet a few of you "anonymous" folks might just be related to him.. Am I wrong? I have never met anyone so passionate about life than Mike. People need to worry about their own self, and stop being Internet gangstas.


anonymous 2/26/2015 1:51:01 AM

Peasants, My name is Tony Brummel. I am the self described inventor of hardcore music. These lucky bands who I have released music for on Victory Records owe me. Without me, hardcore music would not exist. My lawyers are negotiating an arrangement with the US Government to force every citizen to pay me a tax for my invention of music. The world owes me! Sincerely, Tony Brummel CEO of the greatest record label of all time, VICTORY RECORDS


anonymous 2/26/2015 1:55:40 AM

All the comments that condone Tony Brummels treatment of bands on this page are obviously written by "anonymous" Tony Brummel. Tonys only creative talent is stealing from creative people. BOYCOTT VICTORY RECORDS


anonymous 2/26/2015 3:53:54 PM

I think this guy has a future in chiropracticy. This guys loves talking spines


anonymous 2/26/2015 11:07:03 PM

Say what you want, Victory Records is shady as fck and I'd be glad to see someone hand Tony Brummel what he's had coming to him for a long time now.


anonymous 2/27/2015 8:07:17 AM

no i don't wanna b anonymous..jskams p.a.h.c og.WHY THE fck DONT U THRO RAYBEEZ FAMILY $$$.OR FURY OF V,ONE LIFE CREW,ALL OUT WAR.AND SO ON.THIS pssy DONT COME TO THE STREETS NO MORE.GET YERS MIKEY..MIDGET.LOL


anonymous 3/3/2015 9:46:36 PM

I'd like to see all bands, past and present, that feel the've been screwed by Tony get on some forum and discuss what he does or did to mess with them. Maybe that might help some other young bands that desperately want a contract with a record labe to stop and think before they sign with him.


anonymous 6/28/2015 7:32:43 PM

Tony Brummel ripped me off in 1999. Had me make a bunch of Flash animations for the website and then never paid me. Guy is a total bitch. One of these days we cross paths again and I'm not asking. I'm taking this time. fck Victory and Tony.


anonymous 6/28/2015 7:33:47 PM

Tony Brummel ripped me off in 1999. Had me make a bunch of Flash animations for the website and then never paid me. Guy is a total bitch. One of these days we cross paths again and I'm not asking. I'm taking this time. Screw Victory and Tony.


anonymous 6/28/2015 7:43:24 PM

This guy is getting old. He better start keeping security around him too many real Chicagoans have issue with Tony BUM-mel