‘VICTIM IN PAIN’ 35TH ANNIVERSARY SHOWS IN THE UK + DUBLIN
New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front are pleased to announce a handful more tour dates, in celebration of their seminal debut album Victim In Pain’s 35th anniversary plus the release of their recent full-length documentary The Godfathers Of Hardcore. The band are set to play one show in Dublin, and six UK shows this coming November.
The full dates + ticket links are listed below:
13th November – Dublin, The Voodoo Lounge
14th November – Belfast, The Palm House
15th November – Glasgow, Audio
16th November – Leeds, Temple Of Boom
17th November – Bristol, The Fleece
19th November – Birmingham, Mama Roux’s
20th November – London, The Underworld
Agnostic Front a.k.a The Godfathers Of Hardcore have always levelled criticism against modern oppressors and their corrupting influence on society, and there’s no stopping them. What started out as a four piece initiated by guitarist Vinnie Stigma in 1983 with the ground-breaking EP United Blood, soon became renowned as one of the fastest and most aggressive hardcore bands; not only in New York but the whole East Coast and world. Influenced by the spirit of punk, they developed their unique sound dominated by catchy tunes, thunderous drums and the buck-wild shouting of Roger Miret. Due to their indisputable authenticity Agnostic Front were able to gain a loyal community of fans who have stuck by them through thick and thin.
Victim In Pain (1984) remains one of hardcore’s most celebrated releases, and the band’s very first full length LP. Clocking in at just over 15 minutes of riotous mayhem, it contains 11 tracks boiling with anger and grit – the sound of four guys at a pivotal moment in their career. No other New York hardcore band had released an album at this point in time – it is without doubt a creation born of New York’s Lower East Side in the early 80s, and the burgeoning hardcore scene which Agnostic Front were in the thick of.
The Godfathers Of Hardcore is the acclaimed full-length documentary by Ian McFarland, celebrating Roger Miret, Vinnie Stigma and Agnostic Front as linchpins of the New York hardcore scene. They all played a key role in defining, shaping and establishing the sound and cultural code of conduct for the still-thriving movement. In a landscape of increasing apathy and complacency, the messages Agnostic Front present 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.
The Godfathers Of Hardcore will make it’s UK Broadcast Premiere, on July 13th at 21.00 bst on Sky Arts. Immediately after the premiere the film will be also available on the Sky Arts streaming platform in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England.
For more information head here: http://thegodfathersofhardcore.com
Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/Cq1lNUh15qw
Roger Miret’s book My Riot: Agnostic Front, Grit, Guts & Glory is out now, available HERE.
AGNOSTIC FRONT‘s latest album The American Dream Died was released almost 4 years ago, in April 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records. It was produced by Madball singer Freddy Cricien and engineered, mixed and mastered by Paul Miner (H2O, Terror). It features guest appearances from Cricien, Toby Morse (H2O) and Lou Koller (Sick Of It All) with legendary Agnostic Front/Madball guitarist Matt Henderson solely laying his guitar magic on the song ‘A Wise Man’.