AGNOSTCI FRONT will release their new album “The American Dream Died” on April 3rd! The band has a couple of US dates already booked and is starting a booking process for their next European tour, coming up this coming Spring! Pick up a date from May 1st to May 22nd and book your show via [email protected].
Being known as one of the founding bands of what is known as Hardcore today, AGNOSTIC FRONT have always leveled criticism against modern oppressors and their corrupting influence on society.
What started out as a foursome initiated by guitarist Vinnie Stigma in 1983 with the groundbreaking EP “United Blood”, soon acquired renown as one of the fastest, meanest and most aggressive Hardcore bands , not only of New York but the whole east coast. Influenced by the spirit of Punk, AGNOSTIC FRONT developed their unique sound dominated by catchy tunes, thunderous drums and the buck-wild shouting of Roger Miret. Due to their undisputable authenticity, AF were able to gain a loyal community of fans who stuck to them for better or for worse. Though the band decided to separate in 1993 after the release of the live album “Last Warning” and Stigma concentrated on another Hardcore combo called MADBALL (which he had built up in 1988), Stigma and Miret got together again in 1998 after they had met at a MADBALL concert. Actually planning to record a single, it came out to be a full album in the end – “Something’s Gotta Give” marked the official reunion after a five year break. Since then, another four studio albums and one live record were released – as part of the big Nuclear Blast family from “Another Voice” (2005) on.
After more than 30 years full of anthems against social injustice and oppression, the title of their tenth studio album “My Life My Way” underlines perfectly what Hardcore means to Stigma and his bandmates: It’s not just music, it’s an attitude to life! This is proven by 13 new powerful songs which were recorded at the Mana Recording Studio in Tampa, Florida under the guiding hands of Erik Rutan (MADBALL, GOATWHORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, etc..) and producer Freddy Cricien of MADBALL. The mastering was done by Alan Douches (NILE, MASTODON, etc.).
In 2015 they will hit the european streets again with a brand new Album called “The American Dream died”, which will be out on the 3rd of April!
Here’s the official word issued by the band:
Agnostic Front will enter Buzzbomb Sound Labs on December 5th to begin recording their 11th studio album. The session will be handled by Paul Miner (TERROR, H2O, ATREYU, DEATH BY STEREO, 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!”
These rarely confronted and always respected leaders of hardcore were established as one of the meanest-sounding bands in the emerging punk genre, helping to initiate the term “hardcore,” and placing an entire uproar on the New York map by association. From the start, AGNOSTIC FRONT released a catalogue of fast and violent punk tunes consisting of distinctive and aggressive drumming, fuming guitars, overdriven bass work, and a non-stop barrage of chaotic shouting.
AGNOSTIC FRONT’s latest record, My Life My Way, was released on March 22, 2011. It features 13 powerful and anthemic songs laid down by Erik Rutan (MADBALL, GOATWHORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, etc.) at his Mana Recording Studio in Tampa, FL under the watchful guide of producer Freddy Cricien of MADBALL. The record was mastered by none other than Alan Douches (NILE, MASTODON, etc.).
Upcoming AGNOSTIC FRONT tour dates:
12/17/14 Simons – Providence, RI
12/18/14 Church – Boston, MA
12/19/14 Stanhope House – Stanhope, NJ
12/20/14 Revolution – Amityville, NY
12/21/14 The Brighton Bar – Long Branch, NJ
03/18/15 The Phoenix Taproom – Jacksonville, FL
03/19/15 Churchill’s – Miami, FL
03/20/15 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
03/22/15 Back Booth – Orlando, FL