Roger Miret

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Roger Miret
Miret with Agnostic Front in 2016
Miret with Agnostic Front in 2016
Background information
Born (1964-06-30) June 30, 1964 (age 56)
Havana, Cuba
GenresHardcore punk, punk rock, crossover thrash, heavy metal
Occupation(s)Singer, musician, producer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, bass guitar
Years active1982–present
Associated actsAgnostic Front, Roger Miret and the Disasters, The Psychos, The Alligators

Rogelio Miret González, known as Roger Miret (born June 30, 1964),[1] is an American musician. He is the vocalist for New York hardcore band Agnostic Front, street punk group Roger Miret and the Disasters, and hardcore band The Alligators.

Agnostic Front is considered to be "the godfathers of hardcore" and one of the bands that created the New York scene.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Miret was born in Havana, Cuba.[3] 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.[citation needed] Miret and his family fled Cuba to escape the Castro regime.[4]

Miret was incarcerated on a drug charge in the late 1980s, spending almost two years in jail.[5] 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.[6] After being released, he started supporting PETA campaigns, as well as other non-profit organizations, and followed a vegetarian diet for many years.[6][7]

Nowadays, he does not smoke and does not use recreational drugs, except for an occasional drink.[8]

Other projects[edit]

In 2012, Onno Cro-Mag from Aardschok magazine of the Netherlands and Miret started the hardcore music record label Strength Records.[9] Onno Cro-Mag (real name: Onno van Ravensteijn) died on February 25, 2013, at age 49.[10][11]

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.[12]

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. June 30, 1964. Retrieved July 18, 2011.
  2. ^ "The Godfathers Of Hardcore". Thegodfathersofhardcore.com. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  3. ^ Pasulka, Adam (Fall 2010). "Roger Miret Talks Emmigrating From Cuba". frank151.com. Archived from the original on June 11, 2016. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  4. ^ "Agnostic Front Leader Roger Miret Writes About Poverty, Prison And Violence In Autobiography". Kerrang!. Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  5. ^ Torreano, Bradley. "Roger Miret". AllMusic. Archived from the original on July 27, 2017. Retrieved July 18, 2011.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "前线报料:拉魯斯 VS 沙士菲-千秋万古网". Swnk.org. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  10. ^ "Onno Cro-Mag overleden". Metalfan.nl. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  11. ^ "Aardschok – Internationaal Rock en Metal magazine". Aarsschok.com. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  12. ^ "BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT: My Riot by Roger Miret". RockRevolt Magazine. June 22, 2017.

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