Agnostic Front

From20 June 2019to24 August 2019

Agnostic Front

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Agnostic Front (formed in 1980) is an American hardcore punk and crossover thrash band, hailing from New York City, New York, U.S.

Formerly of the band the Eliminators, guitarist Vinnie Stigma (Vinnie Capuccio) formed Agnostic Front, originally under the moniker Zoo Crew, alongside outspoken and politically direct vocalist Roger Miret, bassist Adam Moochie, and drummer Ray Beez. The group released their first record, the “United Blood” EP in 1983, followed a year later by the decade-defining album “Victim of Pain”. The album was a voice of a generation lost in the burgeoning debt and crime of early ’80’s New York City. The release also marked the arrival of bassist Rob Kabula and drummer Jimmy Colletti and saw Agnostic Front take the reins of the hardcore punk movement showcased at the likes of Lower East Side’s A7 and CBGB’s.

With the rise in popularity in heavy metal, Agnostic Front, mired by the tumultuous relationship of Miret and Stigma, began to establish themselves as a crossover between hardcore punk and thrash metal. The band signed with Combat Records and issued “Cause for Alarm” in 1986, since hailed as one of a few early holy-grails of crossover thrash, alongside D.R.I. and Corrosion of Conformity.

In an attempt to please original fans, with an entirely new backup of musicians including guitarist Steve Martin, bassist Alan Peters, and drummer Will Shepler, the band rode itself of its previous metal-style drumming. “Liberty & Justice For…” arrived in 1987 to a hardcore punk genre that had fractioned off into various sub-genres, leading to gigs turning into sub-culture turf wars. Agnostic Front released the live album “Live at CBGB’s” in 1989, which featured many fan favorites in the band’s most effective and direct form.

After the release, Roger Miret was arrested and sentenced to just under two years in prison on serious drug charges and Stigma, with guitarist Matt Henderson and temporary singer Alan Peters embarked on their first European tour. The comeback album “One Voice”, based on Miret’s lyrics from inside prison, found no audience, and following a greatest hits album “To Be Continued” and a farewell concert in 1993, the band called it quits.

In 1997 however, with interest from respected punk label Epitaph Records, Agnostic Front, consisting of Stigma, Miret, Rob Kabula and Jimmy Colletti recorded and released “Something’s Gotta Give” in 1998. This was followed a year later by the album “Riot, Riot Upstart” with guest appearances from M.O.D.’s Billy Milano and Rancid’s Lars Frederiksen. Un-phased by the lack of a hardcore punk scene, the band continued to perform and record, producing the albums “Dead Yuppies” in 2001, “Working Class Heroes” in 2003, “Another Voice” in 2005, and “My Life My Way” in 2011.

Thursday 20 June 2019 – Sunday 23 June 2019

Agnostic Front

Graspop Metal Meeting 2019

Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, Belgium

 

Friday 21 June 2019 – Sunday 23 June 2019

Agnostic Front

Graspop Metal Meeting 2019

Festivalpark Stenehei, Dessel, Belgium

 

Friday 28 June 2019

Agnostic Front

Punta Bagna Festival, Valloire, France

 

Wednesday 07 August 2019

Agnostic Front

Brutal Assault 2019

Brutal Assault, Jaroměř, Czech Republic

 

Thursday 22 August 2019 – Saturday 24 August 2019

Agnostic Front

Reload-Festival 2019

Reload Festival, Sulingen, Germany

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