Agnostic Front was the first band in a genre called hardcore. I was one year old when they formed and I could not tell you what it was like, so here, in the words of the founder of hardcore, Roger Miret, is a quote on how it happened: A friend asked me where the term "Hardcore" orginated. Not that I´m the Hardcore expert, but I said that to me Hardcore was a movement and not two distinct styles of music. Unity wasn´t just something you read on a flyer, it lived in our hearts. In my opinion, Hardcore was always the aborted child of punk. It´s street music for rebellious kids from all backgrounds. Every year our voice growing Worldwide. New bands, new faces, new energy and today the music means as much as it ever did.

Roger Miret is the father of hardcore for good reason. Not only has he been singing for the seminal hardcore band for as long as I've been alive, but he has every possible scar to prove it including a broken back from a stagediving incident. No permanent damage was suffered in the incident, but it was truly "hardcore".

Agnostic Front released their tenth album earlier this month called, "Dead Yuppies".

I'd also like to mention that Agnostic Front was close friends with Ray Beez, who actually played drums on their first album. Ray Beez taught me one very important lesson. On fliers for hardcore shows out here in California you will occasionally see "R.I.P. Ray Beez" written on the bottom. Upon inquiring as to how Ray Beez met his end, I found out that he literally toured to death. He died of the flu basically and had he not been so dedicated to what he was doing he could have simply seen a doctor, rested and gotten better. I never knew him but Ray Beez is the guy who reminds me to take care of myself. At the time of his death Ray was fronting a band called Warzone.

Also check out Madball, fronted by Roger Miret's brother Freddy.


Agnostic Front Discography



United Blood
©1983 Rat Cage
Roger Miret (vocals)
Vinnie Stigma (guitar)
Adam Moochie (bass)
Ray Beez (drums)


Victim in Pain
©1984Important
Roger Miret (vocals)
Vinnie Stigma (guitar)
Rob Kabula (bass)
Jim Colletti(drums)


Cause For Alarm
©1986 Relativity/Combat
Roger Miret (vocals)
Vinnie Stigma (guitar)
Rob Kabula (bass)
Alex Kinon (guitar)
Louie Beatto (drums)


Liberty And Justice...
©1987Relativity/Combat
Roger Miret (vocals)
Vinnie Stigma (guitar)
Steve Martin (guitar)
Alan Peters (bass)
Will Shepler (drums)


Live at CBGB
©1989 Important
Roger Miret (vocals)
Vinnie Stigma (guitar)
Steve Martin (guitar)
Craig Setari(bass)
Will Shepler (drums)


One Voice
©1992 Relativity
Roger Miret (vocals)
Vinnie Stigma (guitar)
M. Henderson (guitar)
Craig Setari(bass)
Will Shepler (drums)


Last Warning
©1993 Roadrunner
Roger Miret (vocals)
Vinnie Stigma (guitar)
Matt Henderson (guitar)
Craig Setari(bass)
Will Shepler (drums)


Raw Unleashed
©1995 Grand Theft Audio
Roger Miret (vocals)
Vinnie Stigma (guitar)
Rob Kabula (bass)
Jim Colletti (drums)


Something's Gotta Give
©1998 Epitaph
Roger Miret (vocals)
Vinnie Stigma (guitar)
Rob Kabula (bass)
Jim Colletti (drums)


Riot! Riot! Upstart
©1999 Epitaph
Roger Miret (vocals)
Vinnie Stigma (guitar)
Rob Kabula (bass)
Jim Colletti (drums)


Dead Yuppies
©2001 Epitaph
Roger Miret (vocals)
Vinnie Stigma (guitar)
Mike Gallo (bass)
Jim Colletti (drums)




Thanks to the Official Agnostic Front Webpage:
http://hem.passagen.se/kimigbg/af/

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