June 29, 2016


Fall Out Boy Drummer Starts Vegan, Straight Edge Punk Band

Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel
Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel

If you're a die-hard Fall Out Boy fan, you know all about the group's quietest member, drummer Andy Hurley. You know he works out incessantly, is straight edge (meaning he abstains from drinking, smoking or doing drugs) and is vegan. You probably also know that he has a very punk rock past, playing in hardcore bands before finding a home in the arena-sized pop-rock stylings of FOB.

It seems like the guy is returning to those roots. He's formed Sect, a vegan, straight edge (yes, these are genre-qualifiers when it comes to punk rock) supergroup of sorts with vocalist Chris Colohan (Cursed), guitarists James Chang (ex-Catharsis) and Scott Crouse (Earth Crisis), bassist Ian Edwards (Earth Crisis). 

The band announced their existence via Noisey. You can listen to their first three songs below, "Scourge of Empire," "Death Dealer" and "Sinking." Hurley plays drums, of course. We're not going to beat around the bush here—the songs are heavy as hell.

Now click through our list of 11 things you didn't know about Fall Out Boy and take our quiz: Which Era of FOB Are You? When you're done there, watch a recent interview with FOB as they dissect their "Uma Thurman" single and that now infamous Munsters sample after the songs below.