New York hardcore pioneers AGNOSTIC FRONT released their twelfth studio album Get Loud!last monththrough Nuclear Blast. Today, the band are proud to unveil the music video for “Conquer And Divide” which was directed byPunchdance Studios who are the same team behind “I Remember” video. Watch “Conquer And Divide” here: youtu.be/kWEuSVedLdw
Roger Miret comments, “That’s it, nothing new. The rich stay rich, the poor stay poor, but we’ve lost sight of how we are pawned against each other for political gains as we fight to simply exist.”
The band will kick off the third leg of the “35 Years Of Victim In Pain Anniversary” US Tour tonight at the Canal Club in Richmond, Virginia! This will be followed by a run of sold-out shows with SICK OF IT ALL and opening for the original MISFITS on December 14th!
Victim In Pain – 35th Anniversary Tourw/ SLAPSHOT
12/03/2019 The Canal Club – Richmond, VA
12/04/2019 The Pour House Music Hall – Raleigh, NC
12/05/2019 The End – Nashville, TN
12/06/2019 The Masquerade (Purgatory) – Atlanta, GA
12/07/2019 Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
12/08/2019 The Atlantic – Gainesville, FL
12/09/2019 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC
12/10/2019 Reggies 42nd Street Tavern – Wilmington, NC
NYC Tour 2019
12/11/2019 Bowery Electric – New York, NY (w/ EAT LEAD) *SOLD OUT* ^
12/12/2019 PUG’s – Staten Island, NY(w/ ENRAGE) *SOLD OUT* ^
12/13/2019 Blackthorn 51 – Queens, NY (w/ GILLIGANS’S REVENGE) *SOLD OUT* ^
12/14/2019 Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA (w/ MISFITS, DROPKICK MURPHYS)*
12/15/2019 Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY (w/ DEAD BLOW HAMMER) *SOLD OUT* ^
^ W. SICK OF IT ALL
* W. The OrIginal MISFITS
GET LOUD! is compiled of 14 tracks that are nothing short of classic, home grown, New York Hardcore, but still includes some thrashy and punky variety. The album was produced by Roger Miret while long time friend Paul Miner handled the recording, mixing and mastering of the record at Buzzbomb Studio in Orange, CA. For the artwork, the band returned to 1986’s Cause For Alarm artist Sean Taggart. It features the iconic CFA characters combined with a modern freshness.
2017 marks the premiere of the highly acclaimed documentary about the band, The Godfathers Of Hardcore. This past fall saw the release of the documentary on Showtime.
Roger Miret and Vinnie Stigma are lynchpins of New York Hardcore (NYHC), and their band AGNOSTIC FRONT played a key role in defining, shaping and establishing the sound and cultural code of conduct for the still-thriving movement. Unlike the dozens of bands that have come and gone, leaving their indelible footprint along the way, AGNOSTIC FRONT are still going strong, 11 studio albums into their 30-plus year career.
In a landscape of increasing apathy and complacency, the messages AGNOSTIC FRONT presents are as relevant today as they were in the ‘80s when the band members were impoverished, scrappy and ambitious, often fighting for their very survival as well as the perseverance of their volatile but highly inspirational band.
Roger and Vinnie remain the very embodiment of hardcore, representing endurance, perseverance, brotherhood, strength against oppression and the will to keep going, obstacles be damned. AGNOSTIC FRONT exist on a level all their own. . . a level of their own creation.