Alove for Enemies

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Alove For Enemies
Genres Hardcore punk
Years active 2000–2007; 2012
Labels Facedown
Associated acts Letter to the Exiles
Past members Erich Barto
Matt Addeo
Dan Valentino
Luke Anthony
Andy Amato
Jon Hernandez

Alove for Enemies was a Christian metalcore band based in Long Island, New York, US. The claims influences as Shai Hulud, Darkest Hour, and Few Left Standing.[1]


The band was founded in 2000, and released their first six song EP independently. The group was founded by singer Erich Barto and drummer A.J. Gonzalez. The band was signed to independent label Polytope records and toured twice under this label. After A.J. Gonzalez left the band, they replaced Gonzalez with Mike Desario for most of 2003. In late 2003 Jon Hernandez joined just before the band signed to Californian label Strikefirst Records, a subsidiary of Facedown Records. They released the EP Broken Pledge in December 2003 and played many gigs to support it.

In March 2004 Alove for Enemies signed with the main Facedown Records label. A year later, the album The Harvest was released; it was supported by a full US tour and by a European tour in spring 2005.

2006 saw the release of "Resistance" on Facedown Records.

On September 4, 2007, Alove For Enemies announced their break up on their Myspace blog. They played Facedown Fest East Coast in Maryland as their penultimate show, on Sept. 29, 2007. Their final show was played on Long Island Oct. 5, 2007. Former guitar player Bill Meis joined them for "Center of Attention" and "Angels Don't Burn".

On May 14th, 2012, Alove For Enemies announced a reunion show for August 17th at the annual Long Island Fest 3 day Hardcore Festival. No further shows have been announced.

Final members[edit]

  • Erich Barto - vocals (now has solo project "emissary")
  • Matt Addeo - guitar
  • Dan Valentino - guitar (now in Shepherds)
  • Luke Anthony - bass/vocals
  • Andy Amato - drums (now in Letter To The Exiles)

Past members[edit]

  • Bill Meis-guitar
  • Mike Desario-drums
  • AJ Gonzales-drums
  • Jon Hernandez-drums
  • Dan Lomeli-drums


Music videos[edit]

  • Tread On My Dreams (Resistance) -2006
  • The Hour Of Decision (The Harvest) -2005


  1. ^ Alove for Enemies – Resistance "Heavily influenced by the likes of bands such as Few Left Standing, Darkest Hour and Shai Hulud"

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