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Agnostic Front

Formed: 1982
From: New York City, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Agnostic Front Releases "Police Violence" Video

Hardcore legends Agnostic Front released a music video for the new track "Police Violence." The song appears on the upcoming new release "The American Dream Died," which is set for release on April 3rd (EU), April 6th (UK/FR) and April 7th (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track list for the album is:

1. Intro
2. The American Died
3. Police Violence
4. Only In America
5. Test Of Time
6. We Walk The Line
7. Never Walk Alone (feat. Freddy Cricien, Toby Morse & Lou Koller)
8. Enough Is Enough
9. I Can't Relate
10. Old New York
11. Social Justice
12. Reasonable Doubt
13. No War Fuck You
14. Attack!
15. A Wise Man
16. Just Like Yesterday

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Agnostic Front Posts Studio Video

The New York hardcore pioneers from Agnostic Front have released a new video in the webisode series filmed to document the production process for upcoming album "The American Dream Died." Check out the latest clip titled "Stigma Being Stigma" below.

"The American Dream Died" was produced by Madball singer Freddy Cricien and engineered, mixed and mastered by Paul Miner (H2O, Terror) and will be released April 7th, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records. More...

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Agnostic Front Posts New Album Trailer

The New York hardcore pioneers from Agnostic Front have posted a new video in the webisode series the band filmed documenting the production process for new album "The American Dream Died." Check it out below.

Agnostic Front has announced that as a special bonus in each vinyl edition of the album, every copy will also contain a download code for the album "Your Time's Up" by The Alligators, a rowdy punk project featuring Agnostic Front singer Roger Miret and members of Anaheim, CA hardcore band Insted.

"The American Dream Died" was produced by Madball singer Freddy Cricien and engineered, mixed, and mastered by Paul Miner. The album will be released April 7th, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records. More...

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Agnostic Front Posts New Album Webisode

Following a track-by-track break down (still available here), Agnostic Front has released an intro video for the upcoming webisode series documenting the production process on forthcoming album "The American Dream Died."

Furthermore the band has announced it will include a special bonus in the vinyl edition of the album. Every copy will contain a download code for the album "Time's Up You're Dead" by The Alligators, a rowdy punk project featuring Agnostic Front singer Roger Miret and members of Anaheim, CA hardcore band Insted.

"The American Dream Died" was produced by Madball singer Freddy Cricien and engineered, mixed, and mastered by Paul Miner (H2O, Terror) and will be released April 4th, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records. More...

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Agnostic Front Issues Track-By-Track Break Down

The New York hardcore pioneers from Agnostic Front have released a full track-by-track commentary for every song on upcoming album "The American Dream Died." Find the piece written by the band's iconic frontman, Roger Miret, below.

The band is also announcing a collaboration of Madball guitarist Matt Henderson on the song "A Wise Man." Commented Miret: "Matt Henderson tracked all guitars for 'A Wise Man' being that song has a total 'One Voice' era feel! Our good friend Ricky Singh (Backtrack NYHC) is to credit for the songs existence! The band executed it with such a great feel and bringing in our brother and ex-AF veteran Matt Henderson to solely do the guitar tracks was just magical!"

Miret had this to say about each track on the release:

"The American Dream Died: It’s a harsh look at what’s going on today in our society. The intro that precedes this song says it all! It’s a reaction to everything happening around us right now. The higher ups are out of control!

"Police Violence: This is our reaction to what’s going on in our country regarding the unprovoked brutality of our citizens by those who we pay to 'protect and serve' us. If they are going to act like criminals, then they should be prosecuted as one! They have some kind of elite fraternity-like understanding that they protect each other with. Don't abuse your badge!

"Only In America: It's sad to learn that the people who serve in our military and risk their lives fighting in wars come home to the government not giving a shit about them, especially if those veterans were wounded mentally or physically. They gotta go through a lot of bullshit just to try and get a little help and support. You've gotta be blind if you don't see that, only in America. This is why I strongly believe the US Government should stop policing the world, and start caring for the issues right here in the USA!

"Test Of Time: Learning from the past is important, to help you move forward and not make the mistakes we did in our youth. Longevity is the key to success. We won't get left behind. More...

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Agnostic Front Unveils New Album

The New York hardcore pioneers from Agnostic Front today announced the details for their upcoming eleventh album, "The American Dream Died." Commented singer Roger Miret:

"We chose this title because we want to open up people's eyes to what's going on in this country. We have a lot to say. Not everyone realizes that our government and the people who run this country are so corrupt, greedy and ruthless.

"We need to educate the ones we reach. We're losing our values. We address real issues from full blown corruption and scandals to unjust police abuse and brutality. Everything's we stood for as a country is going down the drain. But we still somewhat have our freedom of speech. We're expressing it all through this record while we can." More...

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New Fear FestEvil Event Announced

The next Kirk Von Hammett Fear FestEvil event will be a Murder Mystery Dinner / VIP Party at the legendary Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA on Friday April 10th, followed by another spectacular two-night Fear FestEvil musical punch at RockBar Theater on April 11th and 12th.

On the 10th, guests attending the Fear FestEvil VIP Party will enjoy a classic night of whodunnit mystery madness, dining alongside Kirk Hammett, touring the infamously eerie and atmospheric mansion, and trying to figure out who killed who.

Guests can expect twists, turns and clues from some very special horror royalty as they try to crack the mystery open.

On Saturday the 11th and 12th, Fear FestEvil friends heading to the RockBar Theater can expect to see some of the finest pieces in any modern horror collection as Kirk Von Hammett unveils more of The Crypt publicly, before throwing down some heavy music courtesy of Meshuggah, High On Fire, Orchid, Blues Pills, Agnostic Front, and Asada Messiah. Sirius Radio's Liquid Metal host Jose Mangin and 107.7 the Bone's Nikki Blakk will preside over proceedings.

"It has always been my intention that Fear FestEvil events carry both the weird and the loud," says Kirk Hammett, "and what better way to achieve another extension of what we want to do than eat dinner in a haunted house while solving criminal acts before a weekend of super kick-ass music?!" More...

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Agnostic Front Recording New Album

Agnostic Front will enter Buzzbomb Sound Labs on December 5th to begin recording an 11th studio album.

The session will be handled by Paul Miner (Terror, H20, etc.) who will be engineering, mixing and mastering the release. Artwork and layout will be handled by artist Todd Huber, who also works with vocalist Roger Miret’s clothing-line American Made Kustom.

"We are excited to be working with Paul Miner at Buzzbomb Sound Labs on our new record which we are calling The American Dream Died,” comments Miret. “ This recording promises to be mean, fast and furious; with elements of our classic styles, adding chaotic blasts of real old school hardcore!" More...

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Agnostic Front Kicking Off Summer Tour

The New York hardcore icons in Agnostic Front will kick off their European summer tour on August 1st, 2014.

The band is still supporting latest hardcore manifest, "My Life, My Way," before hitting the studio soon to record a new album. See Agonist Front live on these dates:

01.08. CZ Moravská Trebová - Fest Pod Parou
02.08. D Schweinfurt - Alter Stadtbahnhof
03.08. I Milan - Carroponte + NOFX
04.08. D München - Free & Easy Festival
05.08. D Lindau - Club Vaudeville
06.08. F Colmar - Grillen
07.08. CH Martigny - Les Caves du Manoir
08.08. D Weinheim - Café Central
09.08. D Torgau - Endless Summer
10.08. UK Blackpool - Rebellion Festival
11.08. UK Dundee - Non Zeros
12.08. UK Manchester - Star & Garter
13.08. UK Buckley - The Tivoli
14.08. UK Newcastle - Think Tank
15.08. UK Edinburgh - Bannermans
16.08. UK Norwich - Owl Sanctuary
17.08. UK London - The Garage
19.08. AT Vienna - Viper Room
20.08. SLO Bratislava - Randal Club
21.08. CZ Ostrava - Barrak Music Club
22.08. CZ Praha - Futurum Musicbar
23.08. SK Kosice - Collosseum
24.08. PL Cieszanów - Cieszanów Rock Festival
26.08. RU St. Petersburg - Zal Ozhidanya
27.08. RU Moscow - Plan B
28.08. RU Minsk - Public
29.08. B Torhout - Masters@Rock Festival
30.08. D Köln - Underground More...

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Wacken Open Air 2013 Live Stream Details Revealed

The 2013 installment of the Wacken Open Air Festival kicks off today, but you don't have to be there to catch some of the action over the course of the weekend. Select bands from the festival will be shown via live stream at this location. There is no guarantee that the broadcast will be available in every country.

According to the schedule, highlights of the Wacken Metal Battle with Annihilator will be shown today at 18:30 (CET), 12:30pm (EST), 9:30am (PST). In addition, for Friday and Saturday, bands broadcast will be:

Friday, 2 August 2013 - Start: 18.30 CET (12:30pm EST)

Agnostic Front @ Black Stage
Ugly Kid Joe @ Party Stage
Corvus Corax @ Party Stage
Pretty Maids @ True Metal Stage
Amorphis @ Party Stage

Saturday, 3 August 2013 - Start: 16.45 CET (10:45am EST)

Black Messiah @ Headbangers Stage
Legion Of The Damned @ Headbangers Stage
Ihsahn @ Black Stage
Candlemass @ Party Stage
Sonata Arctica @ Party Stage
DevilDriver @ Party Stage
Lingua Mortis feat. Rage @ Black Stage

In addition, on August 3, 2013 beginning at 8pm CET (2:00pm EST), Wacken will be broadcast live at this location. At this point, the following artists will be streamed live:

Trivium
Alice Cooper
Deep Purple
Doro More...

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Agnostic Front Posts "Blitzkrieg Bop" Footage

Agnostic Front has posted live footage online of the band performing a cover of the Ramone's "Blitzkrieg Bop," which can be found below. Agnostic Front also comments:

"OK so we recorded this song for the Strength Records compilation Respect Your Roots when we recorded My Life My Way about 3 years ago... We have been playing at our live shows for last 2 years and our friends at Coretex Records help put this together for us combining the recording and live shows in collaboration with their 25 year anniversary and the release on Strength Records.

"This is actual real footage from the song being played live on the Persistence Tour mainly in Dresden! Just a little history on it... Mainly dedicated to the band that made us who we are The Ramones! Thank you!" More...

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East Coast Tsunami Fest Trailer Available

East Coast Tsunami Fest returns to Reading, PA this coming September 29th & 30th. A teaser trailer for the festival can be viewed below. The following bands will be performing at the East Coast Tsunami Fest:

Biohazard
Cro Mags
Vision of Disorder
One Life Crew
Dri
The Casualties
Strength for a Reason
No Turning Back
Sick of it All
H20
Agnostic Front
MadBall
Animal Haus
Backtrack
Dysphoria More...

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Agnostic Front Announces Canadian Tour

After 30 years of carrying the hardcore torch, Agnostic Front returns to western Canada in support of new record "My Life My Way." The New York hardcore legends will be supported by California based Death By Steroe and Canada's West of Hell. The string of Canadian dates will celebrate the band's 30th anniversary of brining New York hardcore to the world.

The tour is set to kick off October 19th in Vancouver, BC Canada. Full details are available in the tour poster below. You can also check out Agnostic Front's music video for "Us Against the World" at this location.

Agnostic Front's latest album, "My Life My Way," was released in March 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida and features 13 new powerful and anthemic songs laid down by Erik Rutan under the watchful guide of producer Freddy Cricien of Madball. The record was mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music in New Windsor, New York. More...

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Agnostic Front Releases New Music Video

Hardcore veterans Agnostic Front posted a new music video for the song "Us Against the World." The song appears on the latest album "My Life, My Way," which was released in 2011 through Nuclear Blast. The video was directed and produced by Samantha Astolfi & Joseph James, and edited by Samantha Astolfi.

A review for "My Life, My Way" can be found at this location.

Check out "Us Against the World" here:

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Agnostic Front Joins The Power of the Riff Fest

Agnostic Front has been added to the lineup of The Power of the Riff East festival. The NYC HC legends will play a set of material focused exclusively on songs from their classic "United Blood/Victim In Pain" releases.

Other recent additions include Coffinworm and Double Negative. The newly named artists joined a roster that includes Pentagram, Poison Idea, Negative Approach, Xibalba, Alpha & Omega, Sunn 0))), Winter, Repulsion, Salvation, and Dead in the Dirt in this first installment of the festival.

Curated by The Power Of The Riff and Southern Lord, and presented by Scenic and Brooklyn Vegan, The Power Of The Riff East will take place in NYC on Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd at Brooklyn's Warsaw Club.

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Agnostic Front Kicking Off "30 Years Of NYHC" Tour

Agnostic Front will kick off its run of “30 Years of NYHC” shows tomorrow night in Clifton, N.J. The legendary hardcore punk pioneer will celebrate 30 years of one of music’s most passionate lifestyles, New York hardcore, by performing the classic "Live At CBGB" set in its entirety at each of the shows. The slew of East Coast dates will wrap up on July 5th at Webster Hall in NYC at the CBGB’s Music Festival.

Commented vocalist, Roger Miret, “We are highly anticipating these next eight shows to perform our classic Live At CBGB set list for our 30 Year Anniversary shows! We will kick off these dates with Wisdom In Chains, Sheer Terror and many other newer bands, and end the mini-tour in NYC at the first ever CBGB's Festival. It will be amazing!

“For the NYC show, we will be sharing the stage with Madball, Murphy's Law and Maximum Penalty! The very last Sunday CBGB's matinee featured Madball and Murphy’s Law, so it will be cool to be the Festival’s opening night! See you in the pit!”

The set list will be as follows:

Victim In Pain
Public Assistance
United Blood
Friend Or Foe
Strength
Blind Justice
Last Warning
Toxic Shock
United And Strong
Crucified
Liberty And Justice
Discriminate Me
Your Mistake
Anthem
With Time
Genesis
Fascist Attitudes
The Eliminator More...

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Agnostic Front Adds More "30 Years Of NHYC" Shows

Agnostic Front has announced two additional "30 Years of NYHC" shows, in which the band will celebrate three decades of New York hardcore by performing the classic Live At CBGB set in its entirety.

New dates have been added in Clifton, N.J. and Peekskill, N.Y. in addition to the recently announced Frederick, M.D., Reading, P.A. and Rochester, N.Y. shows. Dates are as follows:

June 22 - Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
June 23 - Frederick, MD @ Café 611
June 24 - Reading, PA @ Reverb
June 29 - Rochester, NY @ Dub Land Underground
June 30 - Peekskill, NY @ Popeye’s Pub

To further celebrate this epic milestone, Agnostic Front has teamed up with ASG Guitar to launch the limited-edition “Stigma” series guitar, complete with Agnostic Front body artwork, NYHC fretboard inlay and more. Check it out online here.

Said ASG, “Agnostic Front shaped the music and the culture we love. They made it possible for little punks like us to pick up guitars and try to do something great. In our eyes, the ‘Stigma’ ASG is an instant classic and will be shredded proudly -- when it's not securely framed behind glass.”

“I think the guitar is perfect for the working class musician endorsed by the ultimate working class band,” added vocalist, Roger Miret. “The boots symbol has always been of the same character. Hardcore has been our life. Our dedication to this movement has been our passion. Our boots stomped the wayinto NYHC history. We are hoping [the guitar] brings the unique ‘Stigma’ character to those that rock it! It will also make an awesome 30th anniversary time-piece to the true Agnostic Front collectors!”

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Agnostic Front Announces Commemorative Shows

Agnostic Front has announced a trio of commemorative shows to celebrate 30 years of NYHC. The hardcore punk pioneer will perform the classic Live At CBGB set in its entirety to pay homage to the passionate New York hardcore subculture that has stood the test of time – a movement Agnostic Front has led since the early 1980s.

June 23 - Frederick, MD @ Café 611
June 24 - Reading, PA @ Reverb
June 29 - Rochester, NY @ Dub Land Underground

To further celebrate this epic milestone, Agnostic Front has teamed up with ASG Guitar to launch the limited-edition “Stigma” series guitar, complete with Agnostic Front body artwork, NYHC fretboard inlay and more. Check it out online here.

Said ASG, “Agnostic Front shaped the music and the culture we love. They made it possible for little punks like us to pick up guitars and try to do something great. In our eyes, the ‘Stigma’ ASG is an instant classic and will be shredded proudly -- when it's not securely framed behind glass." More...

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Roger Miret Appears On LatiNation

Agnostic Front vocalist Roger Miret recently sat down with LatiNation - a nationally syndicated, half-hour program that is broadcast to over 90 markets across the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands - to discuss the band’s rise to hardcore stardom.

In the three-minute segment Miret and Madball vocalist Freddy Cricien recount their NYC upbringing and the deep family connection between the two iconic hardcore acts. The segment can now be seen online through the player below. More...

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"Metal For The Masses" Volume 9 Details Revealed

On September 13th, Century Media will release the "Metal For The Masses Volume 9" compilation exclusively through Hot Topic. The release consists of three discs and 48 tracks.

"We're very excited to be putting out the 9th installment of the Metal For The Masses series," says Century Media President, Don Robertson. "This low priced Hot Topic exclusive has been a very important sampler of our artists for the last decade and has proven to be a great way to give the metal community a chance to discover new music."

The track listing is as follows:

Disc One (The Century Family)
1 - Winds of Plague - California
2 - Vampires Everywhere! - Carnage At The Castle
3 - Suicide Silence - You Only Live Once
4 - Architects (UK) - Day In Day Out
5 - iwrestledabearonce - Karate Nipples
6 - Demolisher - Two Sided Coin
7 - Arsonists Get All The Girls - Will Someone Please Turn Down the Ocean
8 - Earth Crisis - Total War
9 - Suffer Well - For Today, For Yesterday, For Everyday
10 - The Devastated - The Devil's Messenger
11 - Arch Enemy - Bloodstained Cross
12 - Turisas - The Great Escape
13 - Deicide - How Can You Call Yourself a God?
14 - 7 Horns 7 Eyes - Vindicator
15 - TesseracT - Eden

Disc Two (Nuclear Blast America)
1 - Decapitated - Homo Sum
2 - All Shall Perish - There's Nothing Left
3 - Symphony X - The End Of Innocence
4 - Sepultura - Kairos
5 - Lock Up - Brethren Of The Pentagram
6 - Belphegor - Impaled Upon The Tongue Of Satan
7 - Hell - On Earth As It Is In Hell
8 - Destruction - Hate Is My Fuel
9 - World Under Blood - God Among The Waste
10 - Korpiklaani - Tequila
11 - Agnostic Front - My Life My Way
12 - Graveyard - Ain't Fit To Live Here
13 - While Heaven Wept - Destroyer Of Solace
14 - Before The Dawn - Deathstar
15 - Sylosis - Empyreal
16 - Pain - Dirty Woman
17 - Origin - Expulsion of Fury
18 - Amorphis - You I Need
19 - Scar Symmetry - Extinction Mantra More...

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