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Agnostic Front

"Agnostic Front" are a New York hardcore punk and crossover band. Formed by Vinnie Stigma and Roger Miret in 1982, they soon added Ray Barbieri and Adam Moochie to form the original line-up. Their debut EP, ''United Blood'', was released in 1983 on an indie label. It is widely regarded as pure hardcore and lyrically charged and has since become a collector's item.

The follow-up was ''Victim in Pain'' (1984) and is regarded as a seminal New York hardcore release. Dave Jones replaced Ray Barbieri on drums. The album pushed the band to the forefront of New York's fledgling hardcore scene, which was centered around CBGB's, where they played with bands like The Cro-Mags and Murphy's Law.

1986's ''Cause for Alarm'' was a difficult album to record, due to constant line-up changes and personnel problems. Released on Combat Records, ''Cause for Alarm'' added thrash metal influences, creating a new genre known as crossover. Many of Agnostic Front's supporters considered the album a travesty and a sell-out, but it was hailed in other corners, and vastly expanded their audience.

With yet another new lineup, the band soon released ''Liberty & Justice'' in 1987. The hardcore sc...

Origin New York City, United States
Genre Hardcore punk
Crossover thrash
Years active 1982-Present (time)
Current members Roger Miret
Vinnie Stigma
Joe James
Mike Gallo
Steve Gallo
Past members Louie Beatto
Ray Barbieri
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