AGNOSTIC FRONT vocalist Roger Miret recently spoke to Canada's Chart Attack about the group's new album, "Another Voice", due on January 25, 2005 via Nuclear Blast Records.
"(The album is) my definition of what hardcore is," he explained. "You can't just have tattoos, this or that piercing… it's about being yourself; a feeling of pride when you look in the mirror and say, 'This is who I am.' It's honest individuality, not about being tough or anything. There is a fashionable and musical part, but that's not supposed to be all of it. If you don't have pride, faith and respect, what are you living for? But I don't wanna be the Hardcore Police. I'm not jaded. I just focus on AGNOSTIC FRONT. If I worried about the other shit, I'd be long gone like a lot of other bands."
With such new tracks such as "Hardcore! (The Definition)" and "Pride, Faith, Respect", Miret heralds the honest while pointing a heavily-tattooed finger at wagon-jumpers.
"Twenty-three years later I'm still telling you it's not easy," he said. "There's a lot of adversity in and around hardcore, but I can look in the mirror and say I've done the best I could. I've tried to make a difference. You can't change the world but you can try. That's good enough for me.
"I've made a lot of mistakes in life but I've learned from it," he ranted. "I think the part I hate is that it's so easy to call yourself a hardcore band and you have an instant following. If you're honest and admit you're a rock band, it may be harder but at least you're being honest. Be true to yourself and the people you're playing your music to." Read more.