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Antagonist A.D. and Saving Grace

Fri Jul 29th, 2022
San Fran,


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Antagonist A.D. return to New Zealand stages alongside Saving Grace.

Friday 29 July 2022 at San Fran, Wellington

For the first time since international borders were closed, hardcore heavy-hitters Antagonist A.D. return to New Zealand stages for a night of celebration in Wellington with Saving Grace, Gravel Pit and ColdXWar.

Antagonist A.D. return to promote their new EP ‘All Things’, following up a huge Australian tour throughout March/April as well as appearances at Knight & Day Festival and Full Tilt Festival Melbourne. ‘All Things’ - released in 2021 - is the second EP in a three-part series, recorded by Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studios in Salem, MA.

In a world as turbulent as ours, the flood more often than not follows the fire; for hardcore mainstays Antagonist A.D., both are more than mere metaphor. Following up the inferno that was Through Fire, with the tempest that is All Things, the band have used their current trajectory to refine what it means to be a band and what that band stands for. Antagonist A.D. have built a platform to scream for justice at the top of their lungs. From racial to animal to social justice, the band have solidified their beliefs, and now find themselves holding nothing back.

Fifteen years have seen the band grow from the city of Auckland in New Zealand, into one of the most important bands in the hardcore scene, touring the world over supporting acts such as The Ghost Inside, Emmure, Parkway Drive, Deez Nuts and many more. Never ones to rest on their laurels however, 2019 saw Antagonist A.D. joined with Kurt Ballou to embark on their most ambitious concept yet. The EPs ‘Through Fire’ and ‘All Things’ make up the first two parts of a three-part series.

The band's unwavering stance in a world built to stand against them has garnished them both a fanbase and reputation that will last long after the flood wipes the land clear, and the world begins to heal.

With Support from New Zealand heavyweights Saving Grace, they return to the stage this July to bring their signature blend of crushing metal and hardcore to the masses for the first time since 2018.

Saving Grace formed in 2005 and released four studio albums between 2008 and 2014 on Deadboy / Universal and became one of the country’s most successful heavy music exports, signing to Facedown Records in USA and touring heavily worldwide.

Their critically acclaimed album ‘The Urgency’ released in 2014 debuted at #3 on the New Zealand Top 20 albums chart and saw the band reach new heights of commercial success both at home and worldwide.

With new music and new tour dates to be announced in 2022, Saving Grace is well and truly back with full force.


alternative, metal, punk/hardcore, Antagonist A.D., Saving Grace, Gravel Pit, ColdXWar

alternative, metal, punk/hardcore, rock, Antagonist A.D. , Saving Grace , Gravel Pit , ColdXWar

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