The Terror is the thirteenth studio album by experimental rock band the Flaming Lips, released on April 1, 2013 worldwide and April 16 in the U.S., on Warner Bros in the U.S. and Bella Union in the U.K. It is the last album to feature drummer Kliph Scurlock who was fired from the band a year after this album’s release. Lead vocalist Wayne Coyne described the album’s general idea in a press release:
“We want, or wanted, to believe that without love we would disappear, that love, somehow, would save us that, yeah, if we have love, give love and know love, we are truly alive and if there is no love, there would be no life. The Terror is, we know now, that even without love, life goes on… we just go on… there is no mercy killing.” 
Experimental composer Dan Deacon remixed the album in its entirety.