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Band: Agnostic Front

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Agnostic Front is a New York hardcore punk (NYHC) and crossover thrash band. Formed by Vinnie Stigma and Roger Miret in 1982, they soon added Ray Barbieri and Adam Moochie to form the original line-up. Their debut, United Blood EP, was released in 1983 on an independent label. It is widely regarded as pure hardcore punk and lyrically charged and has since become a collector’s item.

The follow-up was Victim in Pain (1984) and is regarded as a seminal New York hardcore release. Dave Jones replaced Ray Barbieri on drums. The album pushed the band to the forefront of New York’s fledgling hardcore scene, which was centered around CBGB’s, where they played with bands like Cro-Mags and Murphy’s Law.

1986’s Cause for Alarm was a difficult album to record, due to constant line-up changes and personnel problems. Released on Combat Records, Cause for Alarm added thrash metal influences, creating a new genre known as ‘crossover thrash’. Many of Agnostic Front’s supporters considered the album a travesty and a sell-out, but it was hailed in other corners, and vastly expanded their audience.

With yet another new lineup, the band soon released Liberty & Justice in 1987. The original NYHC scene had collapsed by this time, and the album featured stripped down punk with a lack of thrash influences, yet it contained many metal-style guitar solos.

United Blood (EP) 1983
Victim in Pain 1984
Cause for Alarm 1986
Liberty and Justice for… 1987
Live at CBGB 1989
One Voice 1992
Last Warning 1993
Raw Unleashed 1995
Something’s Gotta Give 1998
Riot! Riot! Upstart 1999
Dead Yuppies 2001
Working Class Heroes 2002
Another Voice 2004
Warriors 2007

Current members:
Roger Miret - Vocals
Vinnie Stigma - Guitar
Joe James - Guitar
Mike Gallo - Bass
Steve Gallo - Drums

Former members:
Louie Beatto - Drums
Ray Beez - Drums
Jim Colletti - Drums
Matt Henderson - Guitar
Dave Jones - Drums
Rob Kabula - Bass
Alex Kinon - Guitar
Steve Martin - Guitar
Adam Moochie - Bass
Alan Peters - Bass
Craig Setari - Bass
Will Shepler - Drums

Added on 8/14/2009 4:21 AM by toddmetal | Last updated on 8/14/2009 4:31 AM by toddmetal

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