Agnostic Front: A Punk Hardcore Band that Rocked the Music Scene
Agnostic Front is a punk hardcore band that was formed in 1980 in New York City. The band consists of vocalist Roger Miret, guitarist Vinnie Stigma, drummer Pokey Mo, and bassist Craig Silverman. Agnostic Front is known for their powerful and intense music, as well as their passionate and political lyrics.
Agnostic Front was formed when Miret and Stigma met at a party in 1980 and decided to start a band together. They were both fans of punk rock and wanted to create a band that combined the aggression of punk with the intensity of hardcore. In 1981, they released their first EP, "United Blood", which quickly gained them a following in the New York City punk scene.
Agnostic Front's music was heavily influenced by the political and social issues of the time, particularly the rise of Reaganism and the increasing gentrification of New York City. Their lyrics often addressed themes of social injustice, poverty, and violence, and they were known for their passionate and confrontational live shows.
In 1984, Agnostic Front released their first full-length album, "Victim in Pain", which became a defining release in the punk hardcore genre. The album featured songs like "Last Warning" and "Victim in Pain" that addressed issues of social inequality and injustice, and the band's intense live performances helped to solidify their reputation as one of the most influential punk hardcore bands of the time.
Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Agnostic Front continued to release a string of successful albums and singles, including "Liberty and Justice For...", "Cause for Alarm", and "Something's Gotta Give". In 1993, they released their most commercially successful album to date, "Live at CBGB", which was recorded live at the legendary New York City venue. The album featured some of the band's most popular songs, including "Gotta Go" and "Gangland".
In the 2000s, Agnostic Front continued to perform and record music, releasing albums like "Dead Yuppies" and "My Life, My Way". They also continued to tour extensively, performing in front of crowds of dedicated fans around the world. In 2013, they released their latest album, "The American Dream Died", which featured songs that addressed political and social issues such as police brutality and gentrification.
Agnostic Front has been an influential and pioneering force in the punk hardcore scene for over three decades. Their intense and passionate music, as well as their political and social lyrics, have resonated with fans around the world and have helped to shape the punk hardcore genre as we know it today.