Fan-filmed video footage of AGNOSTIC FRONT‘s entire November 24 concert at Gorod in Moscow, Russia can be seen below.
AGNOSTIC FRONT‘s eleventh album, “The American Dream Died”, was released in 2015. The disc, which was produced by MADBALL singer Freddy Cricien and engineered, mixed and mastered by Paul Miner (H2O, TERROR), features guest appearances by Cricien, Toby Morse (H2O) and Lou Koller (SICK OF IT ALL).
In an interview with RockSverige.se, AGNOSTIC FRONT singer Roger Miret was asked at what point the American dream died. “You know, that’s just a statement from me,” he responded. “I’m just stating that, little by little, this country is leaning towards losing its values, Americans are losing their constitutional rights. You see it happening, and it’s no secret; it’s out there and you can see what’s going on.”
He continued: “The main focal point to why we call the record ‘The American Dream Died’ and how this all started is the collapse of the housing market. When that collapsed, and you saw what followed with the banking collapse and then the world’s banks collapsed. Everything went to hell all over the world pretty much, and that’s when I clearly was making that statement, but it followed through.”
Roger added: “It’s a little bit of everything. You watch all of the corruption on all these higher levels. Police corruption and all this police violence going on. Everything just escalated. I’m not saying the American dream when it comes to cars, apple pie, baseball… it’s all there and anybody can come to America. You can buy a home, but you won’t own it for 30 years. America is a beautiful country, but the government is just so corrupt, it’s destroying your dreams.”
Miret‘s autobiography, “My Riot: Agnostic Front, Grit, Guts & Glory” — written with Jon Wiederhorn — was released in August.
In a 2015 interview with Invisible Oranges, Miret stated about AGNOSTIC FRONT‘s three-and-a-half-decade-long career: “I think the secret to our longevity is that we’re true, we’re real, we’re passionate about what we do. And people want to relate to that. Nobody wants to be a part of something that’s not genuine. I think that’s why people gravitate to us and is the secret to our longevity and success. We’re genuine people, the band’s genuine, we have genuine stuff to say. At some points it can be controversial, but you know what? Some people don’t want to be confronted because the truth hurts. And that confrontation is sometimes important because you get people talking. And if I sometimes have something to say, and I back up everything I have to say for sure, most of it is true-life experiences. I like a good challenge. I like people to ask me stuff and I like to be challenged. And I’m not ignorant. I’ll take whatever the challenge is and get the best out of it and I’ll learn something from it. I’m not a hundred percent right, I’m not all your answers, but I’m willing to accept when I’m wrong and learn something from it. That’s what hardcore is all about.”