30 May 2015

Antagonist AD

Antagonist A.D. (L-to-R L-R: Matt Livingstone, Luke Mason, Sam Crocker, Israel McDean, Joshua Moffitt)

Antagonist A.D. (L-to-R: Matt Livingstone, Luke Mason, Sam Crocker, Israel McDean, Joshua Moffitt) Photo: Courtesy of Warner Music NZ

It is a decade since the inception of homegrown metalcore heavyweights Antagonist A.D. For their fourth album Haunt Me As I Roam, the band have brought in the big guns with guest appearances from members of Comeback Kid, The Amity Affliction and Deez Nuts. If that wasn’t enough the artwork was made by Converge and Deathwish Inc. founder Jacob Bannon.

Zac Arnold talks to frontman Sam Crocker about the band's longevity in the hardcore scene.  Sam reveals the challenges of growing up, and performing material night after night, when the songs are almost too personal and too raw to sing out loud.

Music details

Artist: Antagonist A.D.
Song: Coffin Keeper, Mother, Father, Old Love, Downer ft. Sam Carter, Ugly Days, Dogs Blood ft. JJ Peters, For Anyone That Hurts
Composer: Antagonist A.D.
Album: Haunt Me As I Roam
Label: UNFD