TVD Radar: Roger Miret’s From Cuba with Love: The Struggle of an Immigrant in a World of Hate in stores now

VIA PRESS RELEASE | Roger Miret (pioneer of New York Hardcore, vocalist of Agnostic Front, and Cuban immigrant turned American citizen) is thrilled to release an excerpt from Part I of his memoir My Riot: Agnostic Front, Grit, Guts & Glory on Remezcla. In addition to Chapter 1 entitled “From Cuba with Love: The Struggle of an Immigrant in a World of Hate,” the piece includes never before seen photographs from Miret’s childhood. Fans can check out the preview now, here.

Lesser Gods announced the official release of My Riot: Agnostic Front, Grit, Guts & Glory—a memoir written by Agnostic Front vocalist Roger Miret with Jon Wiederhorn (also known for his book entitled Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal and his contributions to Rolling Stone, Loudwire, and Vice’s Noisey, among many more) in June. Since then, the book has been dubbed the #1 New Release and Best Seller in “Punk Musician Biographies” on Amazon.

My Riot chronicles Miret’s life surrounding his career as the vocalist of Agnostic Front, a leader in the New York Hardcore scene, and the significant events in his upbringing that led him to where he is now. Though he has a colorful musical history replete with trouble and mischief, the biography focuses on Miret’s trials and tribulations growing up in 1980s New York City.

Born in Cuba, Miret fled with his family to the US to escape the Castro regime. Through vivid language and graphic details, he recounts growing up in a strange new land with a tyrannical stepfather and the roles that poverty and violence played in shaping the grit that became critical to his survival. In his teen years, he finds himself squatting in abandoned buildings with unforgettably eccentric runaways and victims of similar childhood trauma. With like-minded misfits, he helps pioneer a new musical genre but with money scarce and commercial success impossible, he turns to running drugs to support his family and winds up in prison. It’s the ultimate test of his toughness and perseverance that eventually sets him on a path towards redemption.

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