Taking a different approach Antagonist A.D’s music and message could be described as ‘Modern hardcore with old school ethics‘. It’s raw metal core at its purest and sincerest. Not watered down or compromised in anyway. Antagonist A.D delivers the frantic intensity of hardcore, while utilising a heavier edge.
Lyrically the band speaks of the cancerous nature of western culture, the infectiousness of apathy, its symptoms & consequence, the exploitation of animals across the world, for pleasure, science, fashion or food. With topics ranging from social & political commentary to the brutally honest self-retrospect and analysis. Simply Antagonist A.D words are full of venom, conviction & passion.
Antagonist A.D has not only toured New Zealand consistently but also Australia, South East Asia including Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, The Philippines and Japan touring with locals and internationals to name a few. Most Precious Blood (USA), Have Heart (USA), Parkway Drive and Carpathian (AUS).
The Debut album ‘ These Cities, Our Graves ‘ (September 06) sold well throughout New Zealand and Australia (May 2008). October 2008 saw Antagonist A.D deliver the sophomore release “We Are The Dead” available both in New Zealand and Australia through ElevenfiftySeven Records (NZ) and Trial and Error (AUS). Licensing arrangements are currently underway in the USA, Japan and Europe.
Sam Crocker – Vocals
Matt Livingstone – Guitar
Luke Manson – Guitar
Josh Moffitt – Bass
Israel McDean – Drums