Briefs: OA Agnostic Front December 19, 2008

Hardcore band Agnostic Front takes stage at Mesa Theater

Agnostic Front is a hardcore thrash metal band that survived the ’80s scene in New York City when not many bands of its kind did.

“I think the secret to our legacy and our longevity is the fact that we are very passionate about what we do,” vocalist Roger Miret told The Colorado Springs Gazette recently. “You don’t find a lot of that with hardcore bands.”

Agnostic Front is touring with First Blood and plays here with Discolored Perception on Friday, Dec. 19, at Mesa Theater and Club.

First Blood from San Francisco is debuting new music on this tour in support of its upcoming album “Silence in Betrayal.”

Agnostic Front’s founding guitarist Vinnie Stigma, who’s in his 50s, is widely considered a godfather of New York City hardcore. He even ran a spoof campaign for president on YouTube.

Agnostic Front’s message for the past decade has been peace, unity and family. A song from the band’s latest album “Warriors” is called “For My Family,” a remembrance anthem. Agnostic
Front has released 16 albums to date, with one of the most notable being 1984’s “Victim of Pain.”

The 2006 DVD “Live at CBGB’s” was intended to try to save the venue that helped launch Agnostic Front’s long-running career. 

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