News•August 13, 2009 7:55 PM ET•5,257 views
Bridge Nine to re-release Agnostic Front classics
Official press release: One of the greatest genre-defining hardcore bands of all time, Agnostic Front, has changed the face of music throughout their 25 year long career. The two records that started it all, United Blood and Victim in Pain, are legendary NYHC releases and some of the most sought after pieces of vinyl for record collectors. Finally, these two releases are coming back to life via Bridge Nine Records. On November 17th, 2009, Bridge Nine will release a CD version with both albums combined and additionally, will re-release United Blood on 7" and Victim in Pain on 12" LP. Bridge Nine owner Chris Wrenn commented, "Agnostic Front's debut EP and LP - United Blood and Victim In Pain, are seminal New York Hardcore recordings. To have the opportunity to bring them back to life and make them available again to a new generation of hardcore fans is an incredible honor for Bridge Nine Records. We're excited to do these re-issues justice and look forward to helping Agnostic Front celebrate the 25 years since the original release of Victim In Pain." Originally released in 1983, United Blood was Agnostic Front's first release and was followed shortly thereafter by Victim In Pain in 1984. These albums were a blast of pure New York hardcore that confirmed AF's status as leaders of the NYHC movement alongside precursors the Cro-Mags and Murphy's Law. 25 years later, both releases will be made available once again on all formats. Special packaging, vinyl pressings, and more information to come soon.