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For many people, when they think of hardcore, the first place they think of is New York. And with good reason too, the N.Y.H.C. scene is perhaps one of the most well known in the world of heavy music, right up there with the Bay Area thrash scene. New York has produced dozens of hardcore bands that have gone on to become legends in the field and the now sadly defunct CBGBs club hosted more hardcore shows than a Red Light district in Amsterdam. One of the absolute top dogs from the New York scene, is a band that has been around longer than most and arguably played CBGBs more than anyone, Agnostic Front.
Agnostic Front was formed by guitarist Vinnie Stigma, formerly of The Eliminators in 1980 and went through a few singers before settling on Roger Miret, himself the former bassist of The Psychos. Before long, the band recruited bass player Adam Moochie and drummer Ray Barbieri (aka Raybeez) on drums and released their debut EP, "United Blood" in 1983. The EP was well received by fans and the group recorded their first full length, "Victim In Pain" soon after, releasing it in 1984. The album pushed them to the top of the New York hardcore scene and earned them a tour with Scotish hardcore act, The Exploited. More...
New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front have released details regarding their upcoming "Victim In Pain" tour. The tour, which features support from Mothers Of Mercy and New Lions, is in support of the 25th year anniversary of "Victim in Pain."
"Victim In Pain" 25th anniversary tour dates:
September 30 – Peekskill, NY – Popeye’s Pub
October 1 – Albany, NY – Bogie’s
October 2 – Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock Café
October 3 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
October 4 – Lansing, MI – Macs
October 5 – Toledo, OH – Frankie’s
October 6 – Milwaukee, WI – Mad Planet
October 8 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
October 9 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
October 10 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground
October 11 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
October 12 – Louisville, KY – Skull Alley
October 13 – St. Albans, WV – The Brickhouse
October 14 – Washington, DC – DC9
October 15 – Philadelphia, PA – North Star Bar
October 16 – New York, NY – Santo’s Party House
Agnostic Front has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting touring drummers to perform with the band during their upcoming live shows:
"Good news is that finally Pokey was released from hospital in France and on his way (plains, trains and automobiles)! Back home to recuperate and rehab his injury! Also, we worked really hard with Dominik on drums and will be beginning the rest of the tour today in Denmark! It's been a crazy week! And we can use a good hardcore gathering to move forward!
"For the Mexico tour we are happy to say that Steve Gallo will be filling in on drums and helping out through this crisis! So Mexico we will be there! Most important, we are cheering for Pokey for a good and quick recovery to join us again for our Europe August tour! Pokey get well soon!"
The organisers of the Czech Republics Brutal Assault festival has announced two more bands for this years edition of the event. New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front will now be performing at the festival, along with other new confirmation, Swedish black metal artists Watain. The festival takes place in the town of Josefov from August 12th-14th.
The lineup is now as follows: More...
New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front has announced that they will be reuniting their original lineup of Roger Miret, Vinnie Stigma, Rob Kabula and Dave Jones for their upcoming U.S. tour. The tour is in support of the recent re-release of the bands debut EP and full length album, "United Blood" and "Victim In Pain."
Vocalist Roger Miret states: "We haven’t played together since ’84, this is the CLASSIC lineup together again doing vintage AF songs and some classics. We couldn’t be more excited to do this!"
The tour dates are as follows: More...
New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of the West coast and South west of the United States in January to celebreate the re-release of their classic records, "United Blood" and "Victim In Pain." They will be joined on the trek by Death By Stereo.
The tour dates are as follows:
January 15 - San Francisco, CA - Thee Parkside
January 17 - San Jose, CA - Voodoo Lounge
January 19 - Las Vegas, NV - Cheyenne Saloon
January 21 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
January 22 - Dallas, TX - Trees
January 23 - Austin, TX - Red Seven
January 24 - Houston, TX - Walter's
January 25 - Corpus Christi, TX - Zero's
January 26 - San Antonio, TX - The Rock Bottom
January 27 - El Paso, TX - Take 2
January 29 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
January 30 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Concert Theatre
Obscura, Arch Enemy, Seupltura, and Twisted Sister are the latest bands confirmed for next's year's Hellfest, set to take place June 18-20, 2010 in Clisson, France.
The current line up is as follows:
BORN FROM PAIN
SECRETS OF THE MOON
SWALLOW THE SUN
WALLS OF JERICHO
As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis and California frontman Ahhnold are back for round two with the release of AUSTRIAN DEATH MACHINE’s "Double Brutal," the follow up to 2008’s highly successful release, "Total Brutal." This two-disc set features one disc of all new heavy tracks in the tradition of all of Ahhnold’s greatest cinematic moments and a second disc of cover songs including songs originally performed by METALLICA, MEGADETH, MISFITS, JUDAS PRIEST and more, with cover art once again being tackled by Ed Repka (MEGADETH, DEATH, NOFX, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, etc), and is set for a North American release on September 29, 2009. The album also features guest performances by BUZ MCGRATH (UNEARTH), ANDREW TAPLEY (THE HUMAN ABSTRACT), JAMES GERICKE (DEATH BY STEREO), MARK MACDONAL (MERCURY SWITCH), ROCKY GRAY (LIVING SACRIFICE), RUSTY COOLEY and more.
A new audio clip featuring sneak peeks at tracks taken from Double Brutal is currently available on Austrian Death Machine's MySpace page.
“Sometimes being stereotypically metal is fitting. I'm not trying to break new ground; I just want to break people's necks... and have fun doing it,” comments AUSTRIAN DEATH MACHINE creator Tim Lambesis.
Here is the complete "Double Brutal" track listing: More...
New York Hardcore legends Agnostic Front will have two of their classic albums re-issued later this year by Bridge Nine Records. The label will be releasing both albums on one CD and will also be releasing "Victim In Pain" on 12" LP and "United Blood" on 7" pressing.
Bride Nine Records owner Chris Wrenn states: "Agnostic Front’s debut EP and LP - United Blood and Victim In Pain, are seminal New York Hardcore recordings. To have the opportunity to bring them back to life and make them available again to a new generation of hardcore fans is an incredible honor for Bridge Nine Records. We're excited to do these re-issues justice and look forward to helping Agnostic Front celebrate the 25 years since the original release of Victim In Pain."
The 2009 edition of the Pressure Fest is set to take place on August 8th & 9th in Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen, Germany. The final line-up and play times are as follows:
Saturday, August 8th
Agnostic Front 22.00 - 23.00
H2O 21.00 - 21.45
Evergreen Terrace 20.00 - 20.45
Casey Jones 19.15 - 19.45
Fucked Up 18.30 - 19.00
CDC 17.45 - 18.15
Trash Talk 17.00 - 17.30
Ambush 16.15 - 16.45
xKingdomx 15.30 - 16.00
xRhinocerusx 14.50 - 15.15
Onesta 14.10 - 14.35
Half Past Death 13.30 - 13.55
Sunday, August 9th
Madball 21:00 - 22.00
Walls Of Jericho 20:00 - 20:45
DYS 19.00 - 19:45
Ceremony 18.15 - 18:45
Death Before Dishonor 17.30 - 18.00
The Red Chord 16.45 - 17.15
In Blood We Trust 16.00 - 16.30
Fatal Recoil 15.15 - 15.45
xRepresentx 14.35 - 15.00
Skare Tactic 13.55 - 14.20
Screaming Silence 13.20 - 13.40
Hang The Bastard 12:50 - 13:05
New York hardcore band Agnostic Front has announced the following string of European tour dates:
7/31 - Copenhagen – The Rock
8/1 - Emmaboda, Sweden – Emmaboda Festival
8/2 - Flensburg, Germany – Roxy
8/3 - Braunschweig, Germany – B58
8/4 - Paris, France – Le Nouveau Casino
8/5 - Stuttgart, Germany – LKA
8/6 - Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp
8/7 - Leisnig, Germany – Sucks’n’Summer Festival
8/8 - Oberhausen, Germany – Pressure Festival
8/9 - Blackpool, England – Rebellion Festival
8/10 - Dublin, Ireland – TBA
8/11 - London, England – Underworld
8/13 - Innsbruck, Austria – Hafen
8/14 - Brescia, Italy – Radio Onda D’Urto Festival
8/15 - Lesce, Slovenia – Paranoid Festival
8/16 - Tábor, Czech Republic – Subculture Festival
8/17 - Klagenfurt, Austria – Volxhaus
8/18 - Pfarrkirchen, Germany – Bogaloo
8/19 - Nickelsdorf, Austria – Miklos Festival
8/20 - Nyirbator, Hungary – Azz Festival
8/21 - Bamberg, Germany - Rock My Ass Festival
8/22 - Weinheim, Germany – Café Central
8/23 - Alkmar, Netherlands – Victorie
NY hardcore outfit, H2O, has posted the title track from their new record, "Nothing To Prove," on their MySpace page, which features Roger Miret of Agnostic Front and Danny Diablo of Skarhead as guest appearances.
Japanese hardcore band AGGRESSIVE DOGS has announced a few U.S. tour dates around the inaugural installment of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival.
AGRRESSIVE DOGS just released their brand new record, "Aoki Garou," which features Loudness bassist, Yamashita, as well as aforementioned Agnostic Front members. "Aoki Garou" was mixed by none other than Zeuss, at his Massachusetts’ based Planet Z Recordings, and produced by Alan Douches at West West Side.
Japan’s Defstar Records also just released a 25th Anniversary tribute album, dedicated to AGGRESSIVE DOGS, which features tracks from the band’s catalogue, all covered by the finest hardcore acts today: Sick of it All, Agnostic Front, Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed, Kingdom of Sorrow, Icepick), Stigma, Loyal to the Grave and more.
The upcoming US dates with AGGRESSIVE DOGS are as follows:
4/16 – Albany, NY- Boogie’s - w/Crowns of Kings, Heal these Wounds and more
4/17 - Worcester, MA – New England Metal and Hardcore Festival w/ Lamb of God, The Acacia Strain and more
4/19 - Centerville, MA – Fraternal Lodge - w/Thy Will Be Done and more
New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front has announced that Pokey Mo, the former drummer of fellow hardcore legends Leeway, has joined the band on a full time basis. A statement from lead vocalist Roger Miret reads: "The band is extremely happy to welcome Pokey to the fold. He's a pro and we look forward to having him as a part of the band!"
Agnostic Front will be doing one final run of North America to support their latest album, "Warriors" which will feature the following tour dates:
1 - Valentines Upstairs – Albany, NY
2 - Diesel – Pittsburgh, PA
3 - Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
4 - Macs – Lansing, MI
5 - Subterranean – Chicago, IL
6 - Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
7 - Sokol Underground – Omaha, NE
8 - Bluebird – Saint Louis, MO
9 - Uncle Pleasants – Louisville, KY
10 - The Brickhouse – St. Albans, WV
11 - Otto Bar – Baltimore, MD
12 - Anchors Up – Haverhill, MA
Hardcore metal act Hatebreed has announced that their forthcoming new covers album, "For The Lions" will be released in North America on May 5th in North America via E1 Music (formerly known as Koch Records) and will appear on the shelves on Europe on May 11th through Century Media.
The covers appearing on "For The Lions" are as follows:
Slayer - "Ghosts of War"
Cro-Mags - "It's The Limit"
Suicidal Tendencies - "Suicidal Maniac"
Sepultura - "Refuse/Resist"
Metallica - "Escape"
Bad Brains - "Supertouch/Shitfit"
Misfits - "Hatebreeders"
D.R.I. - "Evil Minds"
Madball - "Set It Off"
Sick Of It All - "Shut Me Out"
Black Flag - "Thirsty"
Negative Approach - "Sick Of Talk"
Crowbar - "All I Had I Gave"
Merauder - "Life Is Pain"
Agnostic Front - "Your Mistake"
Judge - "Hear Me"
Obituary - "I'm In Pain
Subzero - "Boxed In"
Dave Jones aka DJX, formerly of the Agnostic Front "Victim In Pain" lineup will be playing with his old NJ punk-hardcore band Mental Abuse at L'Amours in Staten Island on Saturday February 21st. The 80's hardcore legends have been reactivated and will be supporting Cycle Of Pain, the brainchild of journeyman bassist John "J.D." DeServio of Black Label Society.
HATEBREED has revealed the release date and tracklisting of their new covers album, "For The Lions." The album is set for release on Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 via E1 Music (formerly KOCH Records). This new release is the follow-up to the band’s #1 Billboard charting DVD, LIVE DOMINANCE (released September of 2008).
The songs on "For The Lions" were carefully selected by HATEBREED to represent a panoramic view of some of their favorite artists and greatest musical inspirations. Having completed the album in 2008, the band felt their work wasn’t done yet and just returned to the studio with original guitar player Wayne Lozinak to record additional tracks for the album. The four new covers are among the most bludgeoning the band has yet to record. These include, “Ghosts Of War” (Slayer), “Supertouch/Shitfit (Bad Brains), “Thirsty” (Black Flag) and “Suicidal Maniac” (Suicidal Tendencies).
FOR THE LIONS was produced, engineered and mixed by long-time band associate Chris "Zeuss" Harris.
You can preview of “Suicidal Maniac” on the band's MySpace page.
In additional HATEBREED news, the band announced the departure of guitar player Sean M. Martin, welcoming back to the fold original guitarist Wayne Lozinak.
Front man Jamey Jasta says, “I speak on behalf of all of us and we support Sean's decision to leave and want him to be happy and successful at everything he does. There are no bad feelings at all and you'll probably see him hanging on stage at some of our local shows. We're family and he will be missed but HATEBREED will forge on.” More...
FIRST BLOOD kick off a 2 week tour with Agnostic Front tomorrow in Hollywood. Check out all the dates at KillerTours. The Bay Area band will be playing new songs at these shows that will come out on the new album, "Silence Is Betrayal," in early 2009. More...
American hardcore legends Agnostic Front will be heading out on a North American tour next month in support of their latest album, "Warriors."
The tour dates are as follows:
November (with OUTBREAK)
12 - Crocodile Rock Café - Allentown, PA
13 - JC Dubbs - Philadelphia, PA
14 - The Haunt - Ithaca, NY
November (with THE CARRIER)
15 - London Music Hall - London, ON
16 - Kathedral - Toronto, ON
17 - Issacs Pub - St. Catherines, ON
18 - Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC
19 - Anti Hall - Quebec City, QC
November (with Outbreak)
20 - Dover Brick House - Dover, NH
21 - Club Hell - Providence, RI
22 - The Backstage Pass - New London, CT
23 - Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale, NY
December (with FIRST BLOOD)
9 - The Key Club - Hollywood, CA
10 - Karma - Victorville, CA
16 - The Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
17 - The Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, CO
18 - Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO
Outbreak will tour the East Coast in November, first with Agnostic Front, then with Smartbomb. The tour dates include:
dates w/ Agnostic Front
11/12 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
11/13 Philadelphia, PA @ JC Dobbs
11/14 Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
11/21 Providence, RI @ Club Hell
11/22 Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts Theater
11/23 Farmingdale, NY @ Crazy Donkey
dates w/ Smartbomb
11/24 Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space
11/25 North Carolina @ TBA
11/26 Jacksonville, FL @ Fuel Coffeehouse
11/28 Florida @ TBA
11/29 Chamblee, GA @ The Shop
11/30 Johnson City, TN @ The Hideaway
12/1 Gettysburg, PA @ Gettysburg Rec Park
12/2 Edison, NJ @ The Stelton Church