In today's civilization, people continue to suffer undergoing the grief, corruption, oppression and exploitation without a way to elude their troubles. Many have lived through these problems for ages, and the moment one tries to fight for what they believe is right, the elite brings them down and their voices are disregarded. Since 1982, AGNOSTIC FRONT has helped get these messages across to the populace to help solve these problems through socially driven music known as “Hardcore.” AGNOSTIC FRONT has been amongst the most venerable and notorious outcasts of this hardcore movement. In their latest offering, Another Voice, the band gives power and strength to these ignored voices. As one of the original hardcore bands that lived and breathed the problems that controlled their everyday New York City lifestyle. Another Voice is their most intense album yet, offering a violent attack on today's civility, exposing some of society's worst problems with a genuine street-bred angst and fire that only few bands possess.
These rarely confronted and always respected leaders of hardcore were established as one of the meanest-sounding bands in the emerging punk genre, helping to initiate the term "Hardcore," and placing an entire uproar on the New York map by association. From the start, AGNOSTIC FRONT released a catalogue of fast and violent hardcore punk tunes consisting of distinctive and aggressive music with a non-stop barrage of chaotic shouting. On Another Voice, AGNOSTIC FRONT took a musical turn that resulted in a relentless and angrier approach through a pernicious outlook. Uncontrollable drumming and fuming guitars fill every minute like an onrushing storm of flailing limbs and incinerating transistors. The heavier paced balance between the energy and discipline of their earlier hardcore punk roots strikes a taut and vivid rock barrage that moshes in close formation. "It's social politics," Roger states. "The day-to-day reality of waking up, reading the newspaper, and walking around the neighborhood. It's a hard stare on why the world is still one fucked-up place, and we tackle the very real shit that's going down: gentrification's running rampant, street justice, world destruction, working wages, and backs are still being stabbed."
With Another Voice, AGNOSTIC FRONT is offering their meanest, nastiest and brutal NYHC anthems at their best! Featuring ex AF/Madball and hardcore veteran Matt Henderson on guitars and kick ass production by Zeuss and Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed). Another Voice will include a ripping band performance and a guest enhanced video appearance with Hatebreed's Jamey Jasta captured by acclaimed director Dale “Rage” Resteghini for the song Peace. Other special guest vocal appearances on Another Voice include AF's close friends Scott Vogel (Terror) and Karl Buechner (Earth Crisis).
Long outliving their now-legendary contemporaries like Minor Threat, SSDecontrol, Dead Kennedys and Black Flag, AGNOSTIC FRONT could easily live off their laurels, but their fight is yet over! Throughout their storied history, they have been anything but a ravishing group of individuals living prosperously and content, but more akin growing up on streets, watching the lights shot out one by one. Jail terms have been served. Divorces have been filed. Close friends have died. Some have been murdered. All this said don't expect Another Voice to be a mellow introspective album. While there are definite vestiges of there past, this latest outing is true to AGNOSTIC FRONT'S world today and not by merely dusting off Xeroxed memories of yesteryear. They sincerely have managed to continue and expose the conflicts they had to undergo in a compellingly evocative approach by relating it to their harsh views of today.
Another Voice is an album overflowing of significant hopefulness liberated from a profound fury reaffirming that AGNOSTIC FRONT as a band still operates like a musical razor blade. Regardless of their history, the proof is simple, AGNOSTIC FRONT's street anthems are hard, cutting, strong musical hit and runs that continues to broaden with every release.
No one is born with tattoos. No one's born hardcore. But when the ink or the music sets in, you're changed. AGNOSTIC FRONT continues to be living embodiment that "Hardcore for life" isn't an empty slogan or a musical dead end.