Roger Miret and The Disasters

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Roger Miret and the Disasters
Origin United States
Genres Street punk
Punk rock
Years active 1999–present
Labels Hellcat Records
Sailor's Grave Records
People Like You Records
Associated acts Agnostic Front
The Alligators
Balance
The Kickovers
Lady Luck
Madball
Street Dogs
Website thedisasters.com
Members Roger Miret
Rhys Kill
Roy Valencia
Pete Sosa
Randy Rost
Past members Mike Mulieri
Johnny Rioux
Johnny Kray
JP Otto
Luke Rota
Joey Nayls

Roger Miret and the Disasters are a street punk group formed by Agnostic Front frontman Roger Miret. The band started when Miret was writing songs that weren't quite for Lady Luck (a band fronted by his wife Denise) or Agnostic Front, so he starting recording them on his own on a Boss recorder. Johnny Rioux had previously mentioned he'd like to work with him, so Rioux helped Miret on what at that point was considered a solo project. Then Miret met Rhys Kill, who liked the material and joined on the project. The band then recorded a demo tape, with Miret and Kill on guitar, Rioux on bass and Matt Kelly from the Dropkick Murphys on drums. That six-song demo found its way to Lars Frederiksen, who passed it off to his Rancid bandmate Tim Armstrong who asked Miret to put his project out on Hellcat Records. As Kelly couldn't continue with Miret due to his commitments with Dropkick Murphys, Miret asked Johnny Kray of The Krays and New York Rel-X to join on drums. After a couple rehearsals, they decided to make it a band. .[1]

Their first recorded appearances were in 2001, with "It's Alright", from the six-song demo with Matt Kelly, appearing on Scene Killer 3 and covers of Cock Sparrer's "England Belongs to Me" (dubbed "New York Belongs to Me") and Blitz's "Voice of a Generation" appearing on The Worldwide Tribute to the Real Oi! Volume 2. Their debut release was their self-titled album, which came out in September 2002. The band's first lineup change came with Joey Nails replacing Rioux on bass by August 2003.[2] It was then announced in January 2004 that Chris Watson replaced Nails[3] and then Brian Darwas took over for drums as of April 2004,[4] leaving only Miret and Kill as original members. Following one more lineup change, with Darwas moving over to bass and Mike Mulieri taking over drums as of September 2004,[5] the band recorded their second album in Fall 2004. The album, 1984, was released early the next year and became their last release on Hellcat. The next year, they released My Riot on Sailor's Grave Records. In January 2011, the band released their fourth album, Gotta Get Up Now, on German label People Like You Records.[6]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • "Faded" 7" (2010)
  • "We're Gonna Find a Way (Dub Remix)" 7" (2011)

Compilation appearances[edit]

Members[edit]

Current[edit]

Former[edit]

  • Johnny Rioux – bass
  • Johnny Kray – drums
  • Joey Nail – bass
  • Chris Watson – bass
  • Brian Darwas – drums, bass
  • Mike Mulieri – drums
  • Luke Rota – drums
  • Randy Rost – guitar

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roger Miret and the Disasters". c-rap.com. December 10, 2002. 
  2. ^ "About the band...". thedisasters.com. Archived from the original on 2003-08-09. 
  3. ^ "news". thedisasters.com. January 29, 2004. Archived from the original on 2004-02-09. 
  4. ^ "news". thedisasters.com. April 16, 2004. Archived from the original on 2004-04-16. 
  5. ^ "news". thedisasters.com. September 28, 2004. Archived from the original on 2004-10-18. 
  6. ^ BLABBERMOUTH.NET – ROGER MIRET AND THE DISASTERS To Release 'Gotta Get Up Now' In January – Nov. 14, 2010