Man Injured By Stage Diver At Agnostic Front Show Awarded $2 Million Settlement

According to the New York Post, a 46-year-old man named Jason Kooken has been given a $2 million settlement after being injured by stage diver during an April 2, 2017 benefit show for the late Dave Franklin (Vision) at Asbury Park Convention Hall in Asbury Park, NJ. The incident took place during a set from Agnostic Front, who were performing with fill-in vocalist Mark Ryan (Supertouch).

Kooken’s attorney Mark Morris commented:

“This individual walked right past security, climbed on the stage, pointed and then corkscrewed his body over the band’s lead singer, flipping directly onto Mr. Kooken’s head.”

Kooken ended up with partial paralysis and had to undergo emergency spinal surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. After the operation, he also had to spend months in a rehabilitation facility.

In March 2019, Kooken filed a lawsuit against Asbury Audio, Inc., which organized the event, and they ultimately settled for $2 million. Morris continued:

“People who go to concerts should not have to worry about someone landing on their head. It is important concert venues and promoters develop comprehensive safety plans and hire competent security people that don’t let this kind of thing happen. We hope by achieving this result, we can prevent this kind of thing from happening to others in the future.”

Sick Of It All & Agnostic Front Announce Rescheduled Dates For Co-Headlining Tour

Sick Of It All and Agnostic Front have postponed their co-headlining tour once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now set to take place in spring 2021. Crown Of Thornz and Dragged In will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Crown Of Thornz:

04/22 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
04/23 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub
04/24 St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill
04/25 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
04/27 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse

With Dragged In:

04/28 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
04/29 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
04/30 Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques

With Crown Of Thornz:

05/01 Boston, MA – The Middle East
05/02 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
05/03 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar

Agnostic Front commented:

“As we all know the current situation upon us all has forced the postponing of this tour a few times but we are excited to announce that we have secured the dates for 2021! We can’t wait to get out there and see our friends worldwide and do what we love! Spread the word!!! See dates below! Note *The venue in Quebec City was moved, but tickets from Le D’Auteuil will be honored at Imperial Bell.

** The Atlanta show will be cancelled, unfortunately. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase*”

Ex-Agnostic Front Bassist Alan Peters Passes Away

Ex-Agnostic Front bassist Alan Peters has passed away. The band confirmed the sad news on social media:

“Today was a very sad day. We lost a solid a brother, a good friend, and a past bandmate who was part of the magic and making of our Liberty And Justice For… LP. Alan Peters is no longer with us. We would often see each other here and there mostly in Dallas. Last time he didn’t make the show and we figured we’d catch him a few months later. Sadly that never happened. Our deepest condolences for the Peters family. Alan had deep roots in the Pitsburgh scene and NYHC scene. Rest In Peace my brother, you will not be forgotten…”

Deftones, Faith No More, System Of A Down, Etc. Confirmed For 2021 Hellfest Open Air Festival

The lineup has been confirmed for the 2021 Hellfest Open Air festival in Clisson, France. The event will take place on June 18-20, 2021 and it will feature a majority of the bands that were previously booked for the scrapped 2020 edition.

Lineup:

June 18:

Mainstage 01:

Deftones
Dropkick Murphys
Opeth
Leprous
Soen
Ego Kill Talent
Frog Leap

Mainstage 02:

Volbeat
The Offspring
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Ghostemane
The Distillers
The Inspector Cluzo
Danko Jones
The Wildhearts
Laura Cox

Temple Stage:

Mayhem
Abbath
Rotting Christ
Primordial
The Great Old Ones
Seth
Mephorash
Numen
Tremplin Voice Of Hell

Altar Stage:

Obituary
At The Gates
Death DTA
Entombed A.D.
Grave
Cadaver
Necrowretch
Tremplin Voice Of Hell

Warzone Stage:

Suicidal Tendencies
Powerflo
Youth Of Today
Dog Eat Dog
Slapshot
Cro-Mags
Higher Power
In Other Climes

Valley Stage:

Electric Wizard
Baroness
OM
Witchcraft
Black Mountain
Elder
ASG
Greenleaf
Abrahma

June 19:

Mainstage 01:

Faith No More
Puscifer
Rival Sons
Heaven Shall Burn
Northlane
Crystal Lake
Fire From The Gods

Mainstage 02:

Deep Purple
Airbourne
Steel Panther
Alestorm
The Darkness
L7
The Dead Daisies
Galactic Empire

Temple Stage:

Wardruna
The Hu
Ensiferum
Taake
Kampfar
Einjerjer
Helheim
Aktarium
Artus

Altar Stage:

Sepultura
Sacred Reich
Flotsam And Jetsam
Loudblast
Exciter
Xentrix
Rectal Smegma
Brutal Sphincter
Karras

Warzone Stage:

Social Distortion
The Toy Dolls
Agnostic Front
Reverent Horton Heat
Anti-Flag
Frustration
Guerilla Poubelle
Lion’s Law
Grade 2

Valley Stage:

Envy
Mono & The Jo Quail Quartet
John Garcia & The Band Of Gold
High On Fire
Pelican
Me And That Man
The Picturebooks
Duel
Point Mort

June 20:

Mainstage 01:

System Of A Down
Korn
Maximum The Hormone
Jinjer
Lacuna Coil
Kontrust
Deadly Apples

Mainstage 02:

Judas Priest
Running Wild
Down
Michael Schenker
Doro
Delain
Sortilege
Battle Beast
Tempt

Temple Stage:

Watain
Alcest
Belzebubs
Borknagar
Gaahls Wyrd
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber
Numenorean
Penitence Onirique
Deliverance

Altar Stage:

Devin Townsend (by request set)
Dying Fetus
Misery Index
Ingested
Dyscarnate
Exocrine

Warzone Stage:

Walls Of Jericho
While She Sleeps
Deez Nuts
Jesus Piece
Moscow Death Brigade
Rotting Out
Landmvrks
Wolfpack

Valley Stage:

Killing Joke
Perturbator
Life Of Agony
3TEETH
Hangman’s Chair
Twin Temple
Inter Arma
Lysistrata
Ecstatic Vision

2020 Black N Blue Bowl Postponed To September

The 2020 Black N Blue Bowl has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will now take place at the Monarch Theatre in Brooklyn, NY on September 5-6. Here’s the daily lineups:

September 5: Sick Of It All, Agnostic Front, Murphys Law, Crown Of Thornz, Subzero, Combust, Restraining Order, The Fight, Rule Them All, and Apparition.

September 6: Gorilla Biscuits, Burn, Madball, Shutdown, Death Threat, No Redeeming Social Value, Killer Of Sheep, One Choice, Survivalist, Mutually Assured Destruction, and Silence Equals Death.

Agnostic Front & Sick Of It All Announce Rescheduled Dates For Co-Headlining Tour

Agnostic Front and Sick Of It All have postponed their co-headlining tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek will now take place in August. Crown Of Thornz, Apocalypse Tribe, and Dragged In will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Crown Of Thornz:

08/20 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
08/21 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub
08/22 St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill
08/23 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
08/24 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse

With Dragged In:

08/26 Toronto, ONT – Lee’s Palace
08/27 Quebec City, QUE – Le D’Auteull
08/28 Montreal, QUE – Foufounes Electriques

With Crown Of Thornz:

08/29 Cambridge, MA – The Middle East
08/30 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
08/31 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
09/02 Atlanta, GA – The Loft

With Apocalypse Tribe:

09/04 Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon

Sick Of It All commented:

“What’s up everybody! Well as you’ve probably guessed and for obvious reasons the Sick Of It All/Agnostic Front spring tour has been moved to August. All tickets will be honored at the door for the rescheduled shows!! Detroit! The show has also switched venues! It’s gone from Shelter to the Sanctuary!!

So make note of that and your tickets for the Shelter will be honored at the Sanctuary! Got some sad news for our friends in VA Beach and Texas. We are very sorry but we weren’t able to move forward with these shows at this time. Your tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.

Hopefully we can make it back in the near future. That’s it for now! Keep coming back here for info, and watch for the West Coast date info coming soon. Let’s hope we all make it thru this safe and sound and ready to thrash!!
Go to sickofitall.com for tickets and info!!!”

Crown Of Thornz Added To Sick Of It All & Agnostic Front’s Upcoming Tour

Crown Of Thornz have been added to Sick Of It All and Agnostic Front’s co-headlining tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

04/23 Boston, MA – The Middle East
04/24 Quebec City, QC – Le D’Auteull (no Crown Of Thornz)
04/25 Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electrique (no Crown Of Thornz)
04/26 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace (no Crown Of Thornz)
04/27 Detroit, MI – The Shelter
04/28 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
04/29 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
05/01 Charlotte, NC – Epicenter Festival
05/02 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub
05/03 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
05/04 St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill
05/06 Austin, TX – Barracuda
05/07 Dallas, TX – Trees
05/08 Houston, TX – White Oak Upstairs
05/10 Daytona, FL – Rockville Festival
05/11 Atlanta, GA – The Loft
05/13 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
05/14 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
05/15 Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon (no Crown Of Thornz)
05/16 Brooklyn, NY – Black N Blue Bowl

Sick Of It All, Agnostic Front, Gorilla Biscuits, Etc. Set For 2020 Black N Blue Bowl

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Black N Blue Bowl. The event will take place at The Monarch in Brooklyn, NY on May 16-17 and it will feature: Sick Of It All, Agnostic Front, Gorilla Biscuits, Burn, Crown Of Thornz (original lineup), Madball, Subzero (30th anniversary show), Murphy’s Law, No Reedming Social Value, Death Threat (20 years of “Peace & Security“), and Shutdown.

Sick Of It All & Agnostic Front Announce East Coast Tour

Sick Of It All and Agnostic Front have announced a co-headlining East Coast tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

04/23 Boston, MA – The Middle East
04/24 Quebec City, QC – Le D’Auteull
04/25 Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electrique
04/26 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
04/27 Detroit, MI – The Shelter
04/28 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
04/29 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
05/01 Charlotte, NC – Epicenter Festival
05/02 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub
05/03 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
05/04 St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill
05/06 Austin, TX – Barracuda
05/07 Dallas, TX – Trees
05/08 Houston, TX – White Oak Upstairs
05/10 Daytona, FL – Rockville Festival
05/11 Atlanta, GA – The Loft
05/13 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
05/14 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
05/15 Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon

Agnostic Front To Release “The Eliminator” Action Figure In New Bundle

Agonstic Front will be releasing a limited edition “The Eliminator” bundle on March 13. The set will come with a Super7 action figure version of “The Eliminator” from the “Cause For Alarm” cover art, as well as a grey with red splatter 7″ featuring re-recorded versions of “The Eliminator” and “Toxic Shock.” Pre-orders are available HERE. Roger Miret commented:

“So excited to see The Eliminator as an action figure!!! Even more excited about sharing the news of our secret recording of ‘The Eliminator‘ and ‘Toxic Shock‘! We killed these bangers in the studio!!! So good!”

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THE ELIMINATOR BUNDLE! Out March 13th via Nuclear Blast, Pre-order now at http://nuclearblast.com/theeliminator Limited to 1500 bundles worldwide, it includes the full color, @super7 ReAction figure of Agnostic Front's The Eliminator which first appeared on the band’s 1986 album cover, "Cause For Alarm", illustrated by Sean Taggart and a grey with red splatter vinyl 7 inch featuring re-recorded 2020 versions of “The Eliminator” & “Toxic Shock.” The audio will be available in this physical format only! Roger Miret comments, “So excited to see The Eliminator as an action figure!!! Even more excited about sharing the news of our secret recording of "The Eliminator" & "Toxic Shock!". We killed these bangers in the studio!!! So good!” #agnosticfront #nyhc #theeliminator #hardcore #super7 #reactionfigures #nuclearblast #seantaggart #punkrock #devil #figure #toy

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