New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front have been confirmed for the 2017 installment of the infamous Persistence Tour which will bring the five piece to London venue The Forum on 29th January 2017 – as part of an 11 date European run. The tour will kick off on January 18th in Berlin, Germany - taking the band across 6 countries before wrapping up at the renowned north London venue.Agnostic Front will be playing alongside the ‘fathers of crossover thrash’, Suicidal Tendencies. More bands to be announced.
You can purchase tickets for the London show here:
Agnostic Front are touring in support of their most recent album, ‘The American Dream Died’, which was released in April 2015 via Nuclear Blast.
The record 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'.
More on ‘The American Dream’:
'Never Walk Alone' music video: https://youtu.be/OV1W9vt6V10
'Old New York' music video: https://youtu.be/2A_XhKGFehg
'Police Violence' music video: https://youtu.be/sE0u3SH0x0k
'The American Dream Died' music video: https://youtu.be/UFO7xbu0DEM
'A Wise Man' music video: https://youtu.be/nqUjA7BemeY
Being known as one of the founding bands of what is known as hardcore today, Agnostic Front have always levelled 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 ground-breaking EP ‘United Blood’ soon gained them the reputation as one of the fastest, meanest and most aggressive hardcore bands, not only in 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 Agnostic Front were able to gain a loyal community of fans who stuck by them through thick and thin. Though the band decided to separate in 1993 after the release of the live album ‘Last Warning’ with Stigma concentrating on infamous hardcore combo 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, they ended up making a full album – ‘Something’s Gotta Give’ which marked the official reunion of the band after a five year break.
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