April 9, 2015


The Week in Hardcore: Agnostic Front, Judge, Wisdom in Chains and More

Theo Wargo/Getty Images for CBGB Festival
Theo Wargo/Getty Images for CBGB Festival

In a new interview, Agnostic Front vocalist Roger Miret offered some insight on his long-awaited autobiography. It turns out the 50-year-old Cuban–born musician had started writing the book in the ‘90s but lost the material. This time he’s brought in veteran music journalist Jon Wiederhorn to help him write the memoir. “I gave him everything I had and we've been doing massive interviews and we're almost done with it,” said Miret in the interview. “We just gotta find a home for it. It's pretty much my story from Cuba to being in a band.” While you wait for the book, take a look at Agnostic Front’s recently released video for “The American Dream Died” below:

The folks at Noisey have premiered the first installment of There Will Be Quiet: The Story of Judge, the multi-part documentary on the seminal New York hardcore band. The clip features vocalist Mike Ferraro recounting his tough upbringing and how he got into the straight-edge lifestyle and punk rock. Formed in 1987 by Ferraro and Youth of Today guitarist John Porcelly, Judge released one full-length album and two 7”s before breaking up 1991. The band reunited in 2013 and has been touring ever since. Here’s the first part of There Will Be Quiet:

Fast Break! Records has announced signing of Wisdom in Chains. The Pennsylvania–based quintet is currently in the studio completing their fifth full-length album, The God Rhythm. The album will be the first Wisdom in Chains recording with new drummer Luke Rota from the Bronx (ex-Roger Miret and the Disasters, Stigma). The God Rhythm hit stores on June 30th. In the meantime watch the band’s video for “My Friend” below:

Featuring Underdog vocalist Richie Birkenhead, Into Another was one of the more experimental post-hardcore acts of the ‘90s. Fusing elements of prog and classic rock into their aggressive style, the band released three studio albums from 1990 – 1996. Into Another went their separate ways in the ‘90s, but have been playing sporadic shows since 2012. On April 14th, the band will release Omens, a 5-song EP of new material. The video teaser for the EP is featured below:

Other news:

Octaves have released a 20-minute documentary culled from footage of their 2015 European tour with Caravels. (YouTube)

Good Fight Music has signed Great American Ghost to its roster and will release the Boston band’s second full-length, Everyone Leaves, this summer. A stream of a new track called “Misery” hit the web earlier this week. (Lambgoat)

Hatebreed has announced a run of spring headlining tour dates. (The PRP)