Roger Miret

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Roger Miret
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Roger Miret with Agnostic Front live at With Full Force Festival, 2013.
Background information
Born (1964-06-30) June 30, 1964 (age 53)
Havana, Cuba
Genres Hardcore punk, punk rock, crossover thrash, heavy metal
Occupation(s) Musician, Producer
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Years active 1982–present
Associated acts Agnostic Front, Roger Miret and the Disasters, The Alligators

Roger Miret (born June 30, 1964)[1] is the vocalist for New York Hardcore band Agnostic Front, the street punk group Roger Miret and the Disasters, and the hardcore band The Alligators.

Agnostic Front is considered to be one of the bands that created New York hardcore.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Roger Miret was born in Havana, Cuba.[2] He is the older half-brother of Madball frontman, Freddy Cricien. The two have the same mother, who is of Cuban descent, and different fathers, hence the different last names.[3]

Miret was incarcerated on a drug charge in the late 1980s, spending almost two years in jail.[4] In a 2011 interview, he stated that he became involved in it because he was living in poverty, squatting buildings, and his then partner was pregnant.[5] After being released, he started supporting PETA campaigns, as well as other non-profit organizations, and followed a vegetarian diet for many years.[5][6]

Nowadays, he does not smoke and does not use recreational drugs, except for an occasional drink.[7]

Other projects[edit]

In 2012 Onno Cro-Mag from Aardschok magazine of the Netherlands and Miret started the hardcore music record label Strength Records.[8] Onno Cro-Mag (real name: Onno van Ravensteijn) died on February 25, 2013, at age 49.[9][10]

With Jon Wiederhorn, Miret released My Riot: Agnostic Front, Grit, Guts & Glory in August 2017. The book chronicles Miret’s career as the vocalist of Agnostic Front as well as his upbringing; the autobiography focuses on Miret’s trials and tribulations growing up in 1980s New York City.[11]

Discography[edit]

With Agnostic Front[edit]

With Roger Miret and the Disasters[edit]

The Alligators[edit]

  • You Ruined Everything (2006)
  • The Alligators (2008)
  • Time's Up, You're Dead (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hammerock - Spiritribe - Interview Madball & Agnostic Front USA". Spiritribe. 1964-06-30. Retrieved 2011-07-18. 
  2. ^ Pasulka, Adam (Fall 2010). "Roger Miret Talks Emmigrating From Cuba". frank151.com. Archived from the original on June 11, 2016. Retrieved July 26, 2017. 
  3. ^ Topuzov, Stefan (November 12, 2009). "FREDDY MADBALL: I give respect to religion". t-musicvault-en.blogspot.com. New York. Archived from the original on July 8, 2011. Retrieved July 26, 2017. 
  4. ^ Torreano, Bradley. "Roger Miret". AllMusic. Archived from the original on July 26, 2017. Retrieved 2011-07-18. 
  5. ^ a b "Exclusive Interview: Agnostic Front's Roger Miret on his hardcore past and future plans". Alternative Press. June 24, 2011. Archived from the original on November 10, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2017. 
  6. ^ Sanderz (November 8, 2012). "Isn't your mind curious? An interview with Roger Miret of Agnostic Front". www.circlesonthewater.org. Archived from the original on August 23, 2013. Retrieved July 26, 2017. 
  7. ^ Matulaitis, Spencer (November 16, 2008). "Interview with Agnostic Front vocalist Roger Miret". puregrainaudio.com. Toronto, Canada (published November 24, 2008). Archived from the original on December 4, 2008. Retrieved July 26, 2017. 
  8. ^ Onno and Roger: Strength Records
  9. ^ (in Dutch)Metalfan Onno Cro-Mag
  10. ^ (in Dutch)Aardschok.com, visited march 7, 2013
  11. ^ "BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT: My Riot by Roger Miret". RockRevolt Magazine. 2017-06-22. 

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