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Agnostic Front premieres music video for “Old New York”

New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front has just released a new music video for their song “Old New York”.

The track appears on the band’s newest album “The American Dream Died”, which was released this past April through Nuclear Blast Records.

You can have a look at the music video below, which samples from clips of the olden days of NYC and features the band and crew jamming on a bus.

Agnostic Front will also be the subject of a new documentary in the works, titled The Godfathers of Hardcore. Donate to the Kickstarter campaign for the project here.



Punk Rock Bowling Festival: Day Three – Dropkick Murphys, Conflict, Agnostic Front, Swingin’ Utters, The Business, The Mahones, IRA, Avenue Rockers

Monday morning at Punk Rock Bowling brings with it certain inevitable realizations. If you’ve done the weekend right, you’re probably begging for a proper night’s sleep, real food, and some relaxation. You also realize, oh shit! It’s the last day already. Already??!! The weekend seems so long yet so short at the same time. But there was still much more to do before the 17th annual reunion in the desert came to a close. After the Booze & Glory pool party, I ran back to my room to grab more gear and headed to the main stage to see our friends in Avenue Rockers. Battle Born opened the final day of the fest, however as the rest of the weekend attested, I was unable to get to the main stage for the openers.

If Sunday was a day that left to be imagined for me, Monday was the complete opposite. I was excited to see every single band on the bill, and Avenue Rockers started my fest off right. Grit, melody, unending stage energy, and sing along lyrics make these Texans a great show to see.

Next was a band that I wasn’t too familiar with, Colombian punks IRA (Acute Respiratory Infexion). The band is in your face and isn’t afraid to talk about politics that are plaguing their nation. In fact many songs were dedicated to those struggling or under oppression in their homeland.

Canadian Celtic band The Mahones were next to the stage, and I was excited to see what their set would entail. The band is in the process of releasing part two of their two part album (The Hunger & The Fight), which focuses more on their punk influences (vs their Irish influences featured on part one). The setlist sampled heavily from part two, but the band definitely let their Celtic roots shine through. Great set full of energy and movement. The Mahones is one of those bands that is just so photogenic it makes the selection process difficult because every shot is a gem.

As The Business took to the stage, the punks really started coming out. The Business is a band that has been with me for the greater part of two decades, and whenever they’re on a bill I get super excited. While many may stray away from a Business pit, I am driven to like a siren song. Shoot my 3, drop my gear with friend Shahab of GC Records, and B-line it to the pit. While the band didn’t play “H-Bomb” or “Disco Girls”, they did delight ears with “Guttersnipe”, “Harry May”, “(Do They) Owe Us A Living”, and many more classics. Mickey & co. have many more years left in them, and I look forward to being there for the ride.

I needed like four bottles of water to re-hydrate after dancing to the ol Brits, and was ready to go again by the time (my) local heroes Swingin’ Utters began their set. While the music may not be as ‘tough’ as some of the other bands, don’t tell frontman Johnny Peebucks that. His stage presence and just overall craziness is a sight to behold. Punches to the face, pained expressions, and an in your face attitude is Peebuck’s M.O. The band was playing their last show with founding drummer Greg McEntee, and it was great to wish him off in beautiful punk fashion.

From the East Coast….to the desert….Agnostic Front! The NYHC legends were a late add to PRB, filling in for Bad Manners who dropped off the fest at the last minute. To be honest, I think Agnostic Front was a better fit, even though I thought it would be great to see the (not so) Fat Bastard skank it up. I love posting up by bassist Mike Gallo, and just witnessing the jumps. He’s guaranteed for at least a couple, I even managed to get a rare one of Roger! Despite half the band wearing knee/ankle braces, the energy that was on stage was absorbed by the rambunctious crowd. And of course, the band ended with their standout hit “Gotta Go”. Great set from timeless musicians.

I had just seen Conflict two nights before at their club show with Krum Bums, and I was anxious to see them on the main stage. It had been years since I last saw Conflict, but it could’ve been like it was yesterday. The band seems to not have aged a bit and came out swinging from the first chord. One of the standout moments for me was when frontman Colin Jerwood took a moment to talk to the crowd about how we are all one. “Stop fighting, we are all one, we are in this together…everyone here is your friend.” It was a touching display of unity at a festival that prides itself on bringing people together from all sub-genres.

The final band to play the main stage of PRB 2015 was Dropkick Murphys. By this time, the entire festival was packed – brimming with beer, booze, spikes, and anticipation. I was in the zone in the photo pit, fighting some 30 other photographers for position, so I couldn’t tell you what the band opened with. In fact, the majority of their set was a blur. Between shooting, dancing, drinking, and singing along (to what I don’t know), I was trying to squeeze every last drop out of Punk Rock Bowling before the main event concluded.

You can have a look at the complete gallery of photos taken from Monday’s main stage sets below.



Agnostic Front debut new music video – “Never Walk Alone”

New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front have a new album out, and now they have another new music video to go with it. Watch “Never Walk Alone” below.

The song is off the band’s new album, The American Dream Died, which came out last month (April 7th) via Nuclear Blast Records. You can order a copy of the album here.

Agnostic Front will also be the subject of a new documentary in the works, titled The Godfathers of Hardcore. Donate to the Kickstarter campaign for the project here.



Kickstarter for Agnostic Front documentary launched

Film and Music Video Director Ian McFarland has announced that New York hardcore veterans Agnostic Front will be the subject of his new documentary. Appropriately titled The Godfathers of Hardcore, the film will chronicle the band’s career from their beginnings in 1980 to the present, focusing heavily on the friendship between Roger Miret and Vinnie Stigma. To help get the film finished, McFarland has launched a Kickstarter campaign. You can find out more information on the project and how to donate here.

Agnostic Front released their eleventh studio album, The American Dream Died, on April 7, 2015 through Nuclear Blast Records.



Agnostic Front release music video for “A Wise Man”

New York hardcore veterans Agnostic Front have released a music video for their song “A Wise Man,” and you can check it out below.

The band’s new album The American Dream Died was released on April 7th through Nuclear Blast Records. They are currently touring Europe in support of the record.



Music Video: Agnostic Front – “The American Dream Died”

New York hardcore veterans Agnostic Front have premiered a music video for their new song “The American Dream Died” off their new album The American Dream Died. You can watch it below.

The American Dream Died was released today (April 7th) through Nuclear Blast Records. The album is the follow-up to 2011’s My Life, My Way.



Agnostic Front streaming entire new album – “The American Dream Died”

New York hardcore punk veterans Agnostic Front are now streaming their upcoming new album in its entirety. Listen to The American Dream Died below.

The album is the band’s first full-length since 2011’s My Life, My Way, and it’s due out April 7th in the US, and April 4th in Europe, via Nuclear Blast Records. You can pre-order the album on CD/vinyl/cassette right here.



Agnostic Front release music video for new song “Police Violence” off upcoming album “The American Dream Died”

New York hardcore veterans Agnostic Front have released a music video for their new song “Police Violence” off their upcoming album The American Dream Died“.  Check it out below.

The American Dream Died is set to be released on April 7th in the US / April 4th in Europe through Nuclear Blast Records. The album will serve as a follow-up to 2011′s My Life, My Way.



Agnostic Front release teaser video for “The American Dream Died”, announce Floridian/Puerto Rican tour dates

New York hardcore band Agnostic Front have released a teaser video for their upcoming album “The American Dream” which is slated for release on April 7th via Nuclear Blast Records.

They’ve also announced that before heading overseas for their European tour this April the band will be playing a short run of tour dates in Florida and a one-off show down in Puerto Rico.

Check out the video and the tour dates below.

The American Dream Died will serve as a follow-up to 2011’s My Life, My Way.



Agnostic Front announce European tour

New York hardcore veterans Agnostic Front will be touring Europe in support of their new album The American Dream Died this May. Details on when and where they’ll be stopping can be found below.

The American Dream Died is set to be released on April 7th in the US / April 4th in Europe through Nuclear Blast Records. The album will serve as a follow-up to 2011’s My Life, My Way.



Agnostic Front announce new album, “The American Dream Died”

At long last, New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front have announced release information for their eleventh studio album, “The American Dream Died.”

The album (cover art is above, obviously), was produced by Madball’s Freddy Cricien, and is slated for release on April 7th in the US (April 4th in Europe) via Nuclear Blast Records. Here’s what frontman Roger Miret had to say about the new album’s title:

We chose this title because we want to open up people’s eyes to what’s going on in this country. We have a lot to say. Not everyone realizes that our government and the people who run this country are so corrupt, greedy and ruthless. We need to educate the ones we reach. We’re losing our values. We address real issues from full blown corruption and scandals to unjust police abuse and brutality. Everything’s we stood for as a country is going down the drain. But we still somewhat have our freedom of speech. We’re expressing it all through this record while we can.

We’ll keep you posted as pre-order information becomes available. In the meantime, check out the tracklist for “The American Dream Died” below.



Agnostic Front post photos from the studio, offer update on new album

As of late, New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front entered the studio to begin recording their 11th studio albumThe American Dream Died, which is due for release sometime next year. The band just uploaded a photo gallery with pictures from the session so far on their Facebook page.

About the new album, frontman Roger Miret tells the press, “We are very excited on this release. Myself and the band has never felt so confident and passionate about a release! It’s full of anger, rage and honesty; all the makings of a classic!!! The session has been really intense and the results show it all!”

Agnostic Front released their last album, My Life, My Way in 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records.



Social Distortion, Refused, Lagwagon, Millencolin, Agnostic Front, Against Me! and more to play Groezrock

Wow, 2015’s Groezrock 2015 is shaping up to be pretty kickass.  The Meerhout, Belgium festival (May 1-2) has just announced the lineup for next year and its looking pretty epic.  Social Distortion, Refused, Lagwagon, Millencolin, Against Me! and a hell of a lot more.  Check out the lineup in the image tweeted by Groezrock above.



Agnostic Front to enter studio to record new album “The American Dream Died”

New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front have announced that they will enter Buzzbomb Sound Labs on December 5th to record their 11th studio album, The American Dream Died.

The album will be engineered, mixed, and mastered by Paul Miner, who has worked with bands such as New Found GloryDeath By Stereo, H2O, and many others. Artwork and layout will be handled by Todd Huber, who works with vocalist Roger Miret’s clothing company, American Made Kustom.

According Roger Miret, “this recording promises to be mean, fast and furious; with elements of our classic styles, adding chaotic blasts of real old school hardcore!”

We will keep you updated on the recording and any new information as it comes along.

The band also has some upcoming tour dates in December and March, which you can check out below.

Agnostic Front released their last album, My Life, My Way in 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records.



“NYHC: New York Hard Core 1980-1990” author Tony Rettman North East book tour

Tony Rettman, author of “NYHC: New York Hard Core 1980-1990” will be doing a small book tour of the North East from November 22nd- December 21st. He will be signing books as well as sharing stories and answering questions. Check below for the full list of dates and locations.

“NYHC: New York Hard Core 1980-1990” gives a narrative of New York City hardcore based on over 100 interviews of key players in the scene including members from bands such as Agnostic FrontCro-MagsReagan Youth, and Sick of It All. You can order a copy of the book here.