Antagonist A.D.
 

Antagonist September 2010

 

 

Sam Crocker - Vocals
Kris Bosman - Guitar
Matt Livingstone - Guitar
Josh Moffitt - Bass
Israel McDean - Drums

 

Band Bio

 

Antagonist A.D formed in late 2004 but after trading members & gaining direction a new redux saw the light in 2005.

2005 was a dark year for New Zealand hardcore with prominent bands breaking up, crucial venues being lost & key promoters bowing out. Antagonist A.D pushed on and quickly made a name for themselves as an extremely hardworking band and breathing new life into the local hardcore scene.

Taking a different approach Antagonist A.D’s music and message could be described as 'Modern hardcore with old school ethics'. It's raw metal core at its purest and sincerest. Not watered down or compromised in anyway. Antagonist A.D delivers the frantic intensity of hardcore, while utilising a heavier edge.

Lyrically the band speaks of the cancerous nature of western culture, the infectiousness of apathy, its symptoms & consequence, the exploitation of animals across the world, for pleasure, science, fashion or food. With topics ranging from social & political commentary to the brutally honest self-retrospect and analysis. Simply Antagonist A.D words are full of venom, conviction & passion.

Antagonist A.D has not only toured New Zealand consistently but also South East Asia with shows in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Phillipines, Japan & too many tours of Australia to count, touring with locals and internationals including. Most Precious Blood (USA), Have Heart (USA), Parkway Drive and Carpathian (AUS).

The Debut album ‘ These Cities, Our Graves ‘ (September 06) sold well throughout New Zealand and Australia (May 2008). Now Antagonist A.D deliver the sophomore release “We Are The Dead” available both in New Zealand and Australia through ElevenfiftySeven Records (NZ) and Trial and Error (AUS).

Key Quotes:

‘Young energetic and killer' – Scott Kara, Time Out, NZ Herald

'Not for the faint hearted' – Reon Subbaby, Waikato Times.

'Like the words, the music is to the point' – Dan Trevarthen, Real Groove Magazine.

“No Bullshit, no thrills, just heavy and uncompromising music that’ll kick your arse from here to Auckland if you give it a chance.” – Killyourstereo (AUS)

“ Everything about this album is fucking kick-arse. Each song ebbs and flows with power that moves you. Overall, an amazing album for a standout band. These guys are seriously worth it.” – Inpress Magazine (AUS)

“There is no pussy-footing around with these guys. 30 minutes of brutal no-holds-barred hardcore.” – Fasterlouder (AUS)

Antagonist A.D have played NZ' s biggest music festival - BIG DAY OUT '08 - (playing the MAIN STAGE with RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, BJORK, DIZZEE RASCAL, as well as being the MAIN SUPPORT of 2007's TASTE OF CHAOS (GALLOWS, USED, RISE AGAINST). Antagonist A.D has also headlined local hardcore festivals KILLERFEST '07 (co headline with PARKWAY DRIVE) & '08 (co headline with BLEEDING THROUGH) as well as HAMTOWN SMAKDOWN '06/'07 & '08. The list of supports the band has done is huge. HATEBREED (USA), EARTH CRISIS (USA),PARKWAY DRIVE (AUS), UNEARTH (USA), MADBALL (USA), TERROR (USA), HAVE HEART (USA), BLACKLISTED (USA), AGNOSTIC FRONT (USA), RINGWORM (USA), BLEEDING THROUGH (USA), DARKEST HOUR (USA), COMEBACK KID (CAN), THROWDOWN (USA), BLACK DAHLIA MURDER (USA), MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD (USA), CEPHALIC CARNAGE (USA), GOD FORBID (USA), SHAI HULUD (USA), BLACKLISTED (USA), DEATH BY STEREO (USA), CARPATHIAN (AUS), HER NIGHTMARE (AUS), 50 LIONS (AUS), SHOTPOINTBLANK (AUS), BLEEDERS (NZ), BLINDSPOTT (NZ), 8 FOOT SATIVA (NZ)

Antagonist A.D " We Are The Dead " Instores Now.

Releases
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Old Bones Make New Blooms "

 

Cat #: 1157027
Release March 21st 2011
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Track Listing
1.Homesick
2.D.W.T.S
3.Same Old Story
4.Europe
5.Death Traders

 

 

"We Are The Dead "

 

Cat #: 1157020
Release October 6th 2008
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Track Listing

1.Twelve,Twenty Two
2.Wolves & Cowards
3.No Regrets?
4.Golden Years
5.This Gun
6.Beached
7.Twilight Years
8.We Are The Dead
9.Celebrity
10.Misery

 

"Distance"

 

Cat #: 1157017
Release October 8th 2007
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Track Listing
1.These Cities, Our Graves (Vocal Remix)Vid Icon
2.Distance
3.Show Some Heart (Vocal Remix)
4.Stranger
5.Hollywood (Vocal remix)

 

"These Cities, Our Graves"

Cat #: 1157015
Release August 7th 2006
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Track Listing
1.These Cities Our Graves
2.The Walking Dead
download mp33.Hollywood
4.Show Some Heart (Go Vegan)
5.R.E.S.P.E.C.T
6.The Birth of Tragedy
7.Silver Bullets
8.Suicide Girls
9. Q. What Do You Call Getting A Handjob In The Back Of Mrs Calloways Jaguar?
A. A Fucking Lie

 

 

   

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