Agnostic Front Announce European Leg Of “Victim In Pain” 35th Anniversary Tour

Agnostic Front have added a European leg to their “Victim In Pain” 35th anniversary tour. Here’s the dates:

06/22 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/23 Essen, GER – Turock
06/24 Berlin, GER – SO36
06/25 Lodz, POL – Magnetofon
06/26 Jena, GER – F-Haus
06/27 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
06/28 Valloire, FRA – Punta Bagna
06/29 Ysselsteyn, NET – Jera On Air
07/03 Innsbruck, AUT – Livestage
07/04 Bologna, ITA – Freak Out Club
07/05 Landshut, GER – Alte Kaserne
07/06 Giebelstadt, GER – Mission Ready

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Hatebreed Announce Second Leg Of 25th Anniversary Tour

Hatebreed have added a second leg to their 25th anniversary tour. Obituary, Madball (select dates), Agnostic Front (select dates), Prong, and Skeletal Remains will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

05/07 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom (with Madball)
05/08 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre (with Madball)
05/09 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave (with Madball)
05/10 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection (with Madball)
05/11 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s (with Madball)
05/12 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre (with Madball)
05/14 Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium (with Madball)
05/15 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre (with Madball)
05/17 Portland, OR -Crystal Ballroom (with Agnostic Front)
05/18 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO (with Agnostic Front)
05/20 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades (with Agnostic Front)
05/21 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues (with Agnostic Front)
05/22 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee (with Agnostic Front)
05/24 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center (with Agnostic Front)
05/25 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma (Hatebreed only)
05/26 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live! (with Agnostic Front)

Agnostic Front To Celebrate 35th Anniversary Of “Victim In Pain” On February Florida Dates

Agnostic Front will be celebrating the 35th anniversary of “Victim In Pain” during some February shows in Florida. Here’s the dates:

02/21 Tampa, FL – Brass Mug
02/22 Melbourne, FL – Traditionals
02/23 Miami, FL – Churchill’s Pub

Agnostic Front’s “The Godfathers Of Hardcore” Documentary To Receive TV Debut In December

Agnostic Front’s “The Godfathers Of Hardcore” documentary will air on Showtime on December 12. That film was directed by Ian McFarland and a trailer for it can be found below:

Todd Youth (Fireburn, Ex-Danzig, Etc.) Passes Away

Todd Schofield, aka Todd Youth, has sadly passed away at the age of 47. Schofield has played in numerous bands over the years including Danzig, Agnostic Front, Murphy’s Law, Warzone, Cheap Trick, and tons more. More recently, he was a member of Fireburn, who feature current and former members of Bad Brains, Nails, etc. R.I.P.

Fireburn’s Israel Joseph I (ex-Bad Brains) commented:

“On the passing of my friend, and my Brother Todd Youth

There are no words to express how sad I am at the passing of my brother Todd Youth. The music he made will forever be remembered, and I’m so thankful that I was able to work with him and that we created Fireburn together. Todd and I were living separate lives doing hardcore and reggae music.

We met each other in 1992 and then never spoke again until 2017. We created Fireburn within two weeks of knowing each other and finished writing two of my favorite hardcore records that I ever worked on: “Don’t stop the youth“, and “Shine“. Closed casket records signed the band and we were on our way.

We had great shows and lots of people showed up to them. We toured with #GBH from England, hung out with the guys from #NegativeApproach, and got our blessings about our music and our records from the #BadBrains. I know that Todd is now resting in peace and I know that Krishna has taken his soul to a better place.

He was a devout Hari Krishna and a devout human being. Todd wherever you are I hope that we will make music again one day. Life is a circle, and I know I’ll meet you again in that circle brother. We will meet again. Rest In Peace, Rest In Power, rest my brother.

I am saddened that we cannot make music again together in this world, but I am happy that you are finally going home to be with Krishna that Haile Selassie has finally giving you peace and comfort my brother. One day, I too will lay down and die. This body that I ware is temporary. I will probably be alone.

They’re probably be no one around me. However I know that I will join you and all of our other friends in that good place and we’ll all see each other again. I’m sorry you died Todd. I’m sorry I can’t see you again. I’m sorry I wasn’t there to help you. You are my friend and my brother and I love you. Rest in peace my brother. May your visit to our Heavenly Home be full of peace, and comfort, and closeness to Krishna. Haribo. Haile Selassie I. FIREBURN.
🔥🔥🔥🌠

#ToddYouth #Fireburnhc #Fireburn #Death”

* Photo courtesy of “The New York Hardcore Chronicles Film”

Madball, Agnostic Front, Etc. Booked For 2018 Black N’ Blue Bowl

The lineup has been revealed for the 2018 Black N’ Blue Bowl. The event will take place on May 19-20 at the Brooklyn Bazaar in Brooklyn, NY, and it will include:

May 19: Madball, Crown Of Thornz, Slaine (with surprise guest), Jesus Piece, Queesnsway, Grudgeholder, and Jab.

May 20: Agnostic Front, Judge, Incediary, Razor Blade Hand Grenade, Combust, The Fight, and Countime.

Lamb Of God To Release New Covers Album As Burn The Priest, Share Cover Of The Accused’s “Inherit The Earth”

Lamb Of God have announced that they will be releasing a new 20th anniversary covers album under their Burn The Priest moniker on May 18. The effort is called “Legion: XX“ and it will feature tracks from artists that inspired them. You can find a video for their cover of The Accused’s “Inherit The Earth”, along with the cover art and track listing below. You can also pre-order the release HERE.

“Legion: XX” Track Listing:

01. “Inherit The Earth” (The Accused cover)
02. “Honey Bucket” (Melvins cover)
03. “Kerosene” (Big Black cover)
04. “Kill Yourself” (S.O.D. cover)
05. “I Against I” (Bad Brains cover)
06. “Axis Rot” (Sliang Laos cover)
07. “Jesus Built My Hotrod” (Ministry cover)
08. “One Voice” (Agnostic Front cover)
09. “Dine Alone” (Quicksand cover)
10. “We Gotta Know ” (Cro-Mags cover)

A bonus cover of Helmet’s “In The Meantime” will also be available on a 7” vinyl version of “Inherit the Earth.”

Mark Morton commented on the release:

“To truly understand the essence of the band Burn The Priest, one must first consider the landscape in which it began: the mid-’90s. Grunge and alternative music ruled the airwaves. Social media and the internet had yet to assume their role as our collective sources for entertainment and cultural exchange. It was a time when DIY ‘zines turned us on to new bands and regional scenes, and ‘copy and paste’ still implied a print shop and a glue stick.”

“As our sound and songs developed, so did our goals… we began playing basement parties and warehouse shows and in doing so, we realized that the energy we were creating was transferable. The shows we played in those squats and warehouses [in Philadelphia] and the people we met there are forever embedded in our collective consciousness and the DNA of our band.”

“Our inauspicious beginnings somehow grew into something none of us had ever even imagined possible, let alone aspired to, however, this is the story of Burn The Priest. The songs we chose to cover on this album reflect that story. They are touchstones from that point in time. The inspiration we gleaned from these bands and these songs carries through our work and our creative pursuits, even to this day. Many thanks to these bands for lighting our fire and endless gratitude to our fans around the world for keeping it lit.”

Randy Blythe also had the following to say about the “Inherit The Earth Cover”:

“I’ve been an Accused fan since I was 14 when they were on the ‘Thrasher Skate Rock Volume 3’ compilation with C.O.C. and all these amazing crossover bands. Their singer Blaine Cook was a huge influence on me, vocally.”

Chris Adler continued:

“‘Inherit The Earth’ hit me in the face soon after I managed to get my grubby mitts on the album sometime around ’88. I got The Accused record at a Yellow Banana record store on Route 1 south of DC while in route back from my ‘counselor’ to my home in Woodbridge, Virginia. I got home and grabbed my board and I rocked it on my Discman. At about 2:12 into the tune the clouds parted above me and on a loudspeaker, God bellowed down to me, ‘RECEIVE YOUR PURPOSE.’ That was the moment I knew that if I tried hard enough, I could convey myself and how I felt — with music. It will never be ‘ours,’ and we know that about all the tunes we’ve covered, but hopefully one of them hit you in the face as I had been, and God will part the clouds for you, too.”

Blythe also added;

“I have a radio show on Gimmie Radio, and [the station] is all metal shows except for mine. I do the punk rock show because I want to show the direct correlation between my band, and the punk scene going back to The MC5 and The Stooges. There is a direct link — look at old pictures of Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax, and they’re wearing Misfits, D.R.I., and C.O.C. t-shirts. They fused the technicality of metal with the intensity of punk rock. Before them, metal was like in slow motion. Speed metal bands were listening to Discharge. I beat that drum all the time when I talk to kids.”