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Starting July 18th, New York hardcore legends AGNOSTIC FRONT will be embarking on a headlining run rightfully dubbed the “East Coast Fury Tour.” Floored and eager as ever to get out and do some damage, lead singer Roger Miret had this to say about hitting the road again:
“I am very excited about this next leg of the AGNOSTIC FRONT tour! We start off with MUNICIPAL WASTE, SACTO HOODS, and PLEDGE OF RESISTANCE backing us up. I expect nothing but some of the sickest mosh pits ever witnessed! Joining us in about a week into the tour will be our brothers SUBZERO as allies in our Canadian invasion! All in all these 3 weeks are guaranteed to be some great times and memories. Pure hardcore fury at it's best!”
AGNOSTIC FRONT will enter the studio in June 20 to start recording their new CD, entitled "Warriors". Producing the effort will be MADBALL/HAZEN STREET frontman Freddy Cricien, who also happens to be AF vocalist Roger Miret's younger brother. The engineering duties will be handled by Zeuss from Planet Z in Hadley, Massachusetts. Roger Miret commented:
“As most of you already know, Freddy is my little brother and the frontman for the NYHC fury MADBALL! The collaboration between us is sure to make an impact world wide!”
"Warriors" will contain 15 New York hardcore "anthems" and will be released this fall via Nuclear Blast Records.
Here are the latest AGNOSTIC FRONT tour dates with Municipal Waste, Hoods, Pledge of Resistance: More...
Agnostic Front will be touring Autralia in April 2007. Here are the tour dates:
Sat April 21 @ Club Phoenix, Brisbane
Sun April 22 @ Annandale Hotel, Sydney
Mon April 23 @ Jamison Inn, Canberra Lic / All ages
Wed April 25 @ Enigma Bar, Adelaide Lic / All ages
Thur April 26 @ Arthouse, Melbourne
Fri April 27 @ Arthouse, Melbourne
The band just recenlty wrapped up a mini-tour with Madball in the US.
Ramallah has lined up a handful of Winter tour dates, primarily in support of Agnostic Front. Here are the tour dates:
dates w/ Shattered Realm, Wisdom In Chains:
1/12 Kingston PA @ The Backstage
1/13 Wilmington DE @ The Harmony Grange
1/14 Asbury Park NJ @ Club Deep
dates w/ Agnostic Front
1/19 Baltimore MD @ Otto Bar
1/20 Richmond VA @Alley Katz
1/21 Wilmington NC @ Lucky's Pub
1/22 Charlotte NC @ Tremont Music Hall
1/23 West Columbia SC @ New Brooklyn Tavern
1/24 Atlanta GA @ Masquerade
dates w/ Agnostic Front, Madball
1/25 Jacksonville FL @ Thee Imperial
1/25 Ft. Lauderdale FL @ TBA
1/27 St. Petersburg FL @ State Theater
1/28 Orlando FL @ Backbooth
2/24 Albany, NY @ Valentine's (Freedom Fest)
Agnostic Front and Madball will play several shows together in Florida in late-January. Here are the tour dates:
1/25 Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial w/ Round For Round
1/26 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Broward County Convention Center (Gold Coast Tattoo Expo)
1/27 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
1/28 Orlando, FL @ Back Booth w/ Viva Hate, VietNam, more
Agnostic Front has spent the last few months writing material for a new full-length. The band has written ten tracks thus far and will enter the studio no later than February to record the effort. Meanwhile, prior to recording the group will embark upon a brief tour of the East Coast, which will include roughly ten shows. Treks to Japan, Australia, and New Zealand are expected to follow.
Agnostic Front drummer Steve Gallo has officially rejoined Brooklyn, NY hardcore band Inhuman. Here's a statement from the band:
"Steve was in Inhuman from 2001-2003 and recorded the band's finest release to date 'The New Nightmare' for A-F Records. Inhuman would like to thank our former drummer Cousin Tim for nearly 2 years of service with the band and we wish him all of the best as he will always be a part of the long history of the band. Inhuman is working on the last set of songs for what will be our 4th full length release, to be recorded in early 2007, as well as playing many shows through the rest of 2006."
The video for AGNOSTIC FRONT's "All Is Not Forgotten" has been added to Music Choice Video On Demand's rotation!. Also MTV 2's Headbangers Ball aired the video four weeks in a row, that's to-shelf exposure and commitment to the NYHC cause! The clip can also be seen a BILLBOARD.com under "New Hard Rock", go to this link and search for Agnostic Front. Too hard, too strong!!
Agnostic Front and First Blood will be touring Europe together this summer. Here are the latest confirmed tour dates (more coming soon):
06/23 Haarlem @ Patronat (Netherlands)
06/26 Saarbrücken @ Stoneage (Germany)
06/27 Will @ Remise (Switzerland)
07/02 Roitzschjora @ With Full Force (Germany)
07/03 Graz @ PPC (Austria) w/ Madball
07/05 Augsburg @ Kantine (Germany) w/ Evergreen Terrace
07/07 Würzburg @ AKW (Germany)
07/08 Stuttgart @ Universum (Germany)
07/12 Darmstadt @ Centralstation (Germany)
07/13 Dortmund @ FZW (Germany)
07/16 Eidhoven @ Effenaar (Netherlands)
07/19 Hannover @ Musik Zentrum (Germany)
07/20 Nürnberg @ K4 (Germany)
07/21 Mieste @ Alter Kinosaal (Germany)
07/22 Übach Palenberg @ Rockfabrik (Germany) w/ Settle The Score
07/24 Glasgow @ Cathouse (UK)
07/25 London @ Underworld (UK)
07/26 Manchaster @ Jillys (Great Britain)
07/28 Paris @ Nouveau Casino (France)
07/31 Cagliari @ TBA (Germany)
08/02 Berlin @ SO 36 (Germany)
08/03 Marburg @ KFZ (Germany)
08/04 Selestat @ Zone 51 Festival (France)
New York hardcore legends AGNOSTIC FRONT have announced more tourdates for the summer. Confirmed dates are as follows: More...
SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner has issued the following update:
"As some of you may know, last week I had one of my longtime dreams come true when I was asked to fill in for Charlie Benante and ANTHRAX for the last two shows of their tour! Charlie and his wife Sandra were expecting their first child (initially due Feb. 14) and lo and behold, two weeks ago on the 18th her water broke!!!! Obviously Charlie was on the first plane back to Chicago... meanwhile giving me the phone call of a lifetime! 'Hey dude, can you do me a favor?' DUHHHHH!!! Does a bear shit in the woods?? So anyhow, at this point I was in San Diego on my way to Anaheim for the NAMM show... I talked with Scott (Ian) he gave me a setlist (most of which I'd been playing in my basement since 1987)... and then he and Frankie (Bello) came to Anaheim to get together for our one rehearsal! Talk about pressure! The next day I did my NAMM signings and then my wife and I hopped on a plane to San Francisco for the first show. I got to the gig literally 90 minutes prior to going on stage. Went and moved a few little things on Charlie's kit (I wanted to keep it as ANTHRAX as possible), warmed up, and it was showtime!! From the moment I heard the intro to 'Among the Living', I was literally shaking... Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, this was an OUTSIDE gig!!! 50 degrees in January! Whose brilliant idea was that?? But I was still shaking from my nerves... something that Frankie helped me calm by feeding me shots of Crown during the show!!
"So a few mistakes here and there, nothing TOO dramatic (thankfully), but we made it through, and it rocked!!! Everyone had a great time. It was also good to share the night in San Francisco with my good friends in GOD FORBID, SWORN ENEMY, and SOILENT GREEN!! They all definitely helped me with the moral support!!! And for all you SHAD DVD owners... our good friend 'Sweetdick' Willie Gee was also teching for ANTHRAX, and I always love giving him shit!!!! CRAP!!!! CRAP!!! (For those of you who don't know, go out and pick up a copy of our DVD 'The Art of Touring' on Century Media!!)
"So then we hopped on the bus… Jeez I really didn't think I was gonna be back in a bus THIS SOON!!!! And were off to Los Angeles. All of us had signings at NAMM on Saturday, I got to the gig around 5, checked over the kit, and was ready to go. I was a LOT more relaxed for this show considering we had already gotten one out of the way.... but just in case... Frankie still made sure with that bottle of Crown again!!! This time the show was amazing... the little mistakes I made the night before were gone, and we totally crushed it... sold out, 3000 people... so many of my friends there to route me on... Paul Bostaph, John Tempesta, my web guy Ray, Chad Lee, Roy Mayorga, Yael, Dino, and most importantly my own bandmate Paul Romanko!!
"So it was back to NAMM the next day... EXHAUSTED!!! I think I'm still recuperating! But it was an experience I will NEVER forget!!
"Okay, so on to the SHAD... As of late, we've been putting the finishing touches on 'Fallout from the War' (full details on this record coming soon) which will be released on Century Media in the spring sometime!! It's coming out awesome, and we're pretty psyched about it. We just went down to NYC to freeze our asses off at an OUTDOOR photo shoot with Bryan Helm for this record. On top of a rooftop in JANUARY 2 blocks from the East River!!! If we look like we're freezing — we were!!
"In other news, we have begun the writing process for the next full-length album for Atlantic Records and we have almost two songs completed... slow and steady wins the race!!! Next week we head back out to L.A. for the Grammys... Should be interesting... And then two weeks after that, we'll see you guys back out on the road... Well, at least the fine folks here on the East Coast!!!"
SHADOWS FALL with AGNOSTIC FRONT, STILL REMAINS and BYZANTINE:
Mar. 01 - Toad's Place - New Haven, CT
Mar. 02 - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel - Providence, RI
Mar. 03 - Crocodile Rock - Allentown, PA
Mar. 04 - The Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale, NY
Mar. 05 - The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
West Virginia's Byzantine has unveiled its latest music video, the Donnie Searls-directed "Jeremiad," on the band's official website. The track is the first from 2005's "...And They Shall Take Up Serpents" to receive the video treatment, and comes hot off the heels of critical praise for the band's progressively thrashy sophomore record.
The progressively-minded thrashers will also be supporting Shadows Fall on an upcoming run of tour dates, bringing the band's live show to a whole new slew of concertgoers.
Byzantine Tour Dates: More...
More dates have been announced for SHADOWS FALL's headlining tour with AGNOSTIC FRONT, STILL REMAINS, and BYZANTINE:
03/01 Toad's Place- New Haven, CT
03/02 Lupo?s Heartbreak Hotel- Providence, RI
03/03 Crocodile Rock- Allentown, PA
03/04 The Crazy Donkey- Farmingdale, NY
03/05 The Chance- Poughkeepsie, NY
Metal Edge magazine has just tapped SHADOWS FALL frontman Brian Fair as their first-ever advice columnist. Fans are encouraged to send their questions to Brian at the following e-mail address: Ask.Brian.Fair@gmail.com. All types of questions are welcomed. This monthly column will make its debut in the magazine's July 2006 issue.
SHADOWS FALL have lined up a string of headlining shows in March with AGNOSTIC FRONT, STILL REMAINS and BYZANTINE in the support slots. Look for the band to possibly debut some of their highly anticipated new material at these shows. Also, be sure to pick up their latest DVD entitled, "The Art of Touring", featuring over two hours of on-the-road antics and live performances filmed from 2002 through 2004 on "The Art of Balance" album touring cycle.
SHADOWS FALL w/ AGNOSTIC FRONT, STILL REMAINS, BYZANTINE:
Mar. 01 - Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT
Mar. 02 - Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel – Providence, RI
Mar. 03 - Crocodile Rock – Allentown, PA
Mar. 04 - The Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY
Mar. 05 - The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
Look for a new SHADOWS FALL release on Century Media Records this spring. The group's next collection of all-new material is expected to surface before the end of the year via Atlantic.
Shadows Fall are planning to enter the studio to firmly focus on their next album for Atlantic following their upcoming March East Coast run with Agnostic Front, Still Remains and Byzantine. Dates announced for the aforementioned tour so far include:
March 01st New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
March 02nd Providence, RI - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
March 03rd Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
March 04th Farmingdale, NY - Crazy Donkey Bar
March 05th Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
The first two dates have been released for SHADOWS FALL's headlining tour with AGNOSTIC FRONT, STILL REMAINS, and BYZANTINE:
March 1 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
March 2 - Providence, RI @ Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
A worldwide deal has been struck with Nuclear Blast Records to release the long-awaited first ever Agnostic Front Live at CBGB's DVD/CD. The DVD/CD will be released some time at the beginning of 2006. The DVD includes a 52 minute intense live set (19 songs) filmed with 5 Digital 24p cameras at CBGB's, a 23 minute documentary on Agnostic Front today with never-before-seen footage, an exclusive behind-the-scenes interview with Vinnie Stigma at CBGB's and an impressive photo gallery. This DVD is available to be heard in 5.1 surround sound or stereo. The DVD also comes with an AGNOSTIC FRONT Live at CBGB's CD including 2 bonus songs not on the DVD.
AGNOSTIC FRONT will be doing some East Coast dates with Shadows Fall in March 2006. Dates and venues to be announced.
The Red Chord has just been confirmed to play the Persistence Tour with Hatebreed, Agnostic Front, Born From Pain, Bleed the Sky and Full Blown Chaos. The tour begins December 1st in Germany and will cross through 6 countries in 2 weeks. Following to Persistence Tour, The Red Chord will play a couple shows in England before returning home.
THE RED CHORD on Persistence Tour 2005 w/ Hatebreed, Agnostic Front, Napalm Death, BORN FROM PAIN, Bleed The Sky, and Full Blown Chaos: More...
Bleed The Sky are to tour the UK with Withered and Bridge Of Solace after finishing their US tour with My Ruin and European dates with Hatebreed, Agnostic Front, Napalm Death, and Born From Pain. The tour dates are as follows: More...
Bleed The Sky will be touring the U.S. with My Ruin this fall. The group will then hit Europe as part of Hatebreed's headline tour with Agnostic Front, Napalm Death, and Born From Pain.
9/23 West Hollwyood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
9/26 El Paso, TX @ Surges
9/27 Lubbock, TX @ Space 1110
9/28 San Antonio, TX @ Bonds 007
9/29 Heights, TX @ Hero's Harker
9/30 Houma, LA @ Brickhouse
10/1 Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
10/3 Nashville, TN @ The Exit/In
10/5 Knoxville, TN @ Corner Lounge
10/6 Jonesboro, GA @ Breaker's Music Hall
10/7 Wilmington, NC @ Gracies 121
10/8 Fayetteville, NC @ Jester's Pub
10/9 Hickory, NC @ Hickory Undergroud
10/10 Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggys
10/12 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
10/13 Harrisburg, PA @ Dragonfly
10/14 Reading, PA @ The Silo
10/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Music Terminal
10/16 Pittston, PA @ Staircase
10/17 Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
10/18 Chicopee, MA @ Cabot Street Pub
10/19 Erie, PA @ State Street Tavern
10/20 Akron, OH @ The Voodoo
10/21 Rochester, NY @ Steel Music Hall
10/22 Limestone, NY @ Rock N' Rick's Flood Zone
10/23 Lakewood, OH @ Hi-Fi Concert Club
10/25 Cincinnati, OH @ Never On Sundays
10/26 Detroit, MI @ I-Rock Nightclub
10/27 West Frankfort, IL @ Hoshis
10/28 LaSalle, IL @ 9th St. Pub
10/29 Monmouth, IL @ Rivoli Theatre
10/30 Dundee, IL @ Clearwater Theatre
10/31 Sioux City, IA @ Lewis Bowl (The Annex)
11/1 Omaha, NE @ Slammer's
11/2 Manhattan, KS @ PJs
11/4 Oklahoma City, OK @ Purgatory
12/1 Schlachthof Wiesbaden
12/2 The Forum London
12/3 Fun Box Amalie Essen
12/4 Ancienne Belgique Brussels
12/5 Große Freiheit Hamburg
12/6 Löwensaal Löwensaal
12/7 Wien Arena Wien
12/8 LKA Stuttgart
12/9 Paradiso Amsterdam
12/10 Alter Schlachthof Dresden
12/12 Huxleys Berlin
HATEBREED, AGNOSTIC FRONT, NAPALM DEATH, BORN FROM PAIN, A PERFECT MURDER and BLEED THE SKY will be teaming up for the Persistance European Tour 2005, set to take place later in the year. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.
HATEBREED are in the middle of the South American "The Voice of Brutality" tour with AGNOSTIC FRONT.