Agnostic Front

Agnostic Front
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting
2002 / 2004 / 2006 / 2013 / 2019






Formed in late 1980, New York hardcore progenitors Agnostic Front stormed to the forefront of the emerging New York hardcore scene in the mid-80s with their full-length debut ‘Victim in Pain’ (1984). On subsequent albums they added thrash elements to the mix and they became a major influence on the crossover thrash scene. To date it’s still this cross-pollination that makes them a popular favourite in both hardcore and metal circles. Despite numerous line-up changes they’ve always stayed true to their roots thanks to the presence of frontman Roger Miret and guitarist Vinnie Stigma. Underscoring their undiminished songwriting skills, their latest album ‘The American Dream Died’ feels like a throwback to ‘Victim in Pain’ (1984) and ‘Cause for Alarm’ (1986) with a fresh coat of paint. Their live shows pack a serious punch and if you like to sing along you may want to remember the following lines: "From the East Coast, to the West Coast ... gotta gotta gotta go!" (#GMM19)