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Antagonist A.D.

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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 any way. 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.'s words are full of venom, conviction & passion.

Antagonist A.D. has not only toured New Zealand consistently but also Australia, South East Asia including Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, The Philippines and Japan touring with locals and internationals to name a few. Most Precious Blood (USA), Have Heart (USA), Parkway Drive and Carpathian (AUS).

Band Members:
Sam Crocker (vocals)
Matt Livingstone (bass)
Israel McDean (drums)
Luke Manson (guitar)
Joshua Moffitt (bass)

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Antagonist A.D A New Name & A New Album
Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:30 pm
ANTAGONIST A.D
We Are The Dead

The brand new album
Available October 6th 2008 in NZ & Australia

New Zealand hardcore heavyweights Antagonist is back with new album: We Are The Dead and new name: Antagonist A.D.

ElevenfiftySeven is proud to be releasing the brand new full length album We Are The Dead on the 6th of October in both New Zealand and Australia via Melbourne label Trial & Error. This sophomore album follows 2006s’ celebrated release ‘These Cities, Our Graves’.

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

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 utilizing a heavier edge. Lyrically the band speaks of 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.

The band have toured New Zealand consistently playing along side such international bands as Hatebreed, Madball, Agnostic Front, Unearth, Comeback Kid, Throwdown and more, and local groups The Bleeders and Blindspott among others! They have played NZ's biggest music festival – Big Day Out 2008 playing the MAIN STAGE, as well as being the MAIN SUPPORT of 2007's Taste Of Chaos, they have headlined local hardcore festivals Killerfest ’07 (co headline with Parkway Drive) & '08 (co headline with Bleeding Through) as well as Hamtown Smackdown '06/'07 & '08. Antagonist A.D have traveled to Australia 6 times, touring with locals and internationals including Most Precious Blood, Have Heart, Parkway Drive and Carpathian.

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

'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)

“…These guys are seriously worth it.” – Inpress Magazine (AUS)

“There is no pussy-footing around with these guys...” – Fasterlouder (AUS)

Catch Antagonist A.D live in NZ!!!

26th Sept 2008, Wellington, Zeal (AA) W/ Carpathian (AUS)
26th Sept 2008, Wellington, Valve (R18 ) W/ Carpathian (AUS)
27th Sept 2008, Hastings, Atomic Centre (AA) W/ Carpathian (AUS)
3rd Oct 2008, Auckland, Real Groovy In store (AA) 6.30pm
10th Oct 2008, Auckland, Zeal (AA)
11th Oct 2008, Rotorua, Bomb Shelter (AA)
15th Oct 2008, Auckland, Kings Arms (R18 ) W/ Parkway Drive (AUS)
16th Oct 2008, Wellington, Bar Bodega (R18 ) W/ Parkway Drive (AUS)
17th Oct 2008, Napier, Ashers Hall (AA) W/ Parkway Drive (AUS)
18th Oct 2008, Auckland, Ellen Melville Hall (AA) W/ Parkway Drive (AUS)
25th Oct 2008, Hamilton, Negative Numbers Fest, The Kingdom (AA)
31st October 2008, Auckland, Kings Arms (R18 ) 1157 Halloween Party W/ Antagonist A.D, Cobra Khan + Guests
1st Nov 2008, Tauranga, Chaos HQ (AA)
14th Nov 2008, Auckland, Clockwise Studios (AA)
15 Nov 2008, Palmerston North, The Fish House (AA)
21st Nov 2008, Auckland, The Basement (R18 )
22nd Nov 2008, Hamilton (AA)

Antagonist A.D Australian Tour!!!

26th Nov 2008, Brisbane, Guild Bar
27th Nov 2008, Queensland, Gold Coast, Xpresive Grounds (AA)
28th Nov 2008, NSW, Wyong, Oasis (AA)
29th Nov 2008, Newcastle, The Cambridge (R18 )
30th Nov 2008, Sydney, Hermanns (AA)
3rd Dec 2008, Canberra, Tuggeranong Community Centre (AA)
4th Dec 2008, Melbourne, Arthouse (R18 )
5th Dec 2008, Dandenong, The Castle (AA)
6th Dec 2008, Adelaide, Fowlers Live (AA)
 

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Antagonist Australian Tour Dates
Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:59 am
7th August 2008, Australia, Sydney, Hot Damm ( R18 ) W/ Antagonist, No Love Lost

8th August 2008, Australia, Junnali Hall, Blacktown NSW (AA) W/ Antagonist, Dropsaw, Shinto Katana, No Love Lost, Relentless, Sun Tzu

9th August 2008, Australia, Melbourne, Bang ( R18 ) W/ Antagonist, Shinto Katana

10th August 2008, Australia, Melbourne, The Corner (AA) W/ Antagonist, Carpathian, Break Even, The Broderick
 

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Antagonist ' These Cities, Our Graves' Bonus Edition Instores June 9th
Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 5:08 pm
June 9th see’s the New Zealand release of ‘These Cities, Our Graves’ (Australian Bonus Edition) which includes 2 bonus tracks Distance and Stranger. Released in Australia May 24th through Melbourne label Trial & Error to coincide with Antagonist’s ten date national Australian tour alongside Ozzy Hardcore giants Parkway Drive.

Antagonist has quickly made a name for themselves both in New Zealand and Australia as an extremely hardworking band. Taking a different approach Antagonist's music and message could be described as 'Modern hardcore with old school ethics'. Its raw metal core at its purest, it’s most sincere. Not watered down or compromised in anyway; they keep the frantic intensity of hardcore, while utilising a heavier edge derived from metal.

Described as:

'young energetic and killer' – Scott Kara, Time Out

'not for the faint hearted' – Reon Subbaby, Waikato Times

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

The band have played consistently and extensively through out Australia & New Zealand, playing festivals such as BIG DAY OUT '08 - RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, BJORK, DIZZEE RASCAL (main stage), TASTE OF CHAOS '07 - GALLOWS, USED, RISE AGAINST (main support), KILLERFEST '01/'02, HAMTOWN SMAKDOWN '06/'07'08 as well as touring with local & international acts such as; HATEBREED (USA), PARKWAY DRIVE (AUS), UNEARTH (USA), MADBALL (USA), TERROR (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), THE BLEEDERS (NZ), BLINDSPOTT (NZ), 8 FOOT SATIVA (NZ).


Track listing:

These Cities, Our Graves
The Walking Dead
Hollywood
Show Some Heart (Go Vegan)
R.E.S.P.E.C.T
The Birth of Tragedy
Silver Bullets
Suicide Girls
Q. What Do You Call A Hand Job In The Back Of Mrs Calloways Jaguar? A. A Fucking Lie
Distance (Bonus Track)
Stranger (Bonus Track)

 

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Antagonist Australian Tour in June 08
Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:29 pm
5th June 2008, Australia, Adelaide, Thebarton Theatre (AA) W/ Parkway Drive, Antagonist, Have Heart, Break Even

6th June 2008, Australia, Melbourne,Billboard (R1Cool W/Parkway Drive, Antagonist, Have Heart, Break Even

7th June 2008, Australia, Melbourne, Billboard (Under 18s) W/Parkway Drive, Antagonist, Have Heart, Break Even

8th June 2008, Australia, Perth, Metro City (AA) Afternoon W/Parkway Drive, Antagonist, Have Heart, Break Even

8th June 2008, Australia, Perth, Capitol (R1Cool W/Parkway Drive, Antagonist, Have Heart, Break Even

12th June 2008, Australia, Byron Bay High School (AA) W/ Parkway Drive, Antagonist, Have Heart, Break Even

13th June 2008, Australia, Brisbane, RNA Showgrounds (AA) W/ Parkway Drive, Antagonist, Have Heart, Break Even

14th June 2008, Australia, Sydney, Roundhouse, (AA) W/ Parkway Drive, Antagonist, Have Heart, Break Even
 

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Antagonist New Release and Tour
Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:29 am
ANTAGONIST

“Distance” Available October 8th 2007

Catalogue: 1157017

Track Listing:

These Cities, Our Graves (Vocal Remix)
Distance
Show Some Heart (Vocal Remix)
Stranger
Hollywood (Vocal Remix)

Available nationwide exclusively through Real Groovy Records
Also available through Itunes (Globally) & Amplifer (NZ)

Antagonist “Distance” the new super low priced 5 track CD single containing two new songs and three alternate versions of previously released material from the crushing debut release “These Cities, Our Graves” (Aug 06). “Distance” will be available exclusively through Real Groovy Records and for download via Itunes (globally) and Amplifier (NZ).

A pre release exclusive will be available through Amplifier for download only from October 1st.

With such determination and drive it is easy to see how Antagonist is easily New Zealand’s most prominent and hardworking underground act.

Antagonist has spent countless hours in the van touring the nation and then some. It is no wonder that this band has supported such acts as Hatebreed (USA), God Forbid (USA), Shai Hulud (USA), Darkest Hour (USA), Death by Stereo (USA), Throwdown (USA), Comeback Kid (USA), Parkway Drive (AUS), Carpathian (Aus) to name a few, not to mention being named ‘Main Support’ for the New Zealand leg of Taste of Chaos 2007. Antagonist also features on the hugely successful Taste of Chaos compilation with a September release in both Australia and New Zealand.

Their motivation has not only seen them conquer our shores but also set their sights further ahead. Starting with Australia, Antagonist set on a successful debut tour July 06, which then saw them return for multiple visits including a three-week comprehensive tour over September. Will they stop there! ‘Hell No’ Plans are being made for further territories such as Japan, USA and Europe.

October 8th 2007 sees the release of ‘Distance’ a teaser to the forthcoming album, which is currently in pre-production.

See them live on tour this October

11th October 2007, Auckland, Kings Arms (R18 ) W/ 50 Lions (Aus), Brick vs. Face

12th October 2007, Hamilton, Yellow Submarine (AA) W/ 50 Lions (Aus), Brick vs. Face

13th October 2007, Auckland, Ellen Melville Hall (AA) W/ 50 Lions (Aus), Brick vs. Face

14th October 2007, Napier, Asher’s Hall (AA) W/ 50 Lions (Aus), WKTM, A Black Disaster

20th October 2007, Auckland, Kings Arms (R18 ) W/ 8 Foot Sativa

28th October 2007, Auckland, St James Theatre, Taste of Chaos W/ Antagonist, The Used (USA), Rise Against (USA), The (USA), Aiden (USA), Gallows (UK)
 

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Antagonist in Australia
Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 11:56 am
13th April 2007, Australia, Kawana, Northern Territory, Lake Kawana Community Centre (AA) W/ Antagonist, Wish For Wings

14th April 2007, Australia, Brisbane, Club 299 (AA) W/ Antagonist, Wish For Wings

14th April 2007, Australia, Brisbane, Club 299 (R18 ) W/ Antagonist, Wish For Wings

16th April 2007, Australia, Robina QLD, Robina Community Centre (AA) W/ Antagonist, Wish For Wings
 

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