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Originally formed in 1991 Agincourt are a Heavy Metal band based in the Midlands, England.

Heavily influenced by the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) that emerged in the early Eighties, the band first came to prominence in the early Nineties. They had two self-released EPís  & recorded a session for BBC Radio 1, at their famous Maida Vale Studios in London. At this time the band was receiving substantial airplay at local, national & international level, along with video appearances on national TV, as well as performing live shows at prime venues.

Just as Agincourt were getting into their stride & starting to get noticed, the Grunge scene engulfed traditional metal, killing off shows such as Noisy Mothers & the Friday Rock Show with it. Inevitably in 1997 the band split up & went their separate ways.

11 years later the band was revived by vocalist & guitarist Richard E. Toy, bassist Russ Weaver & guitarist Frank Miracco along with former Benediction & Scarab drummer Paul Brookes. It seemed the right time & this was confirmed as Agincourt songs were once again being played on the BBC. Unfortunately, Frank decided to leave the band in 2008 & was replaced by guitarist Paul Anderson.

In 2009 the band started work on their first album ĎAngels of Monsí at Sable Rose Studios with producer Andy Faulkner. The mixing of the album was finished by Alex Cooper at Arkham Studios, Birmingham in November 2010.

Steve Riley (also formerly of Scarab) replaced Paul Brookes in 2010 completing the line up. 

ĎAngels of Monsí was released on the bandís own label  on 1st March 2011, released in Japan on 20th the July 2011 on the Spirit record label (a subsidiary of Spiritual Beast) & released in Germany on limited edition gold vinyl record by German label High Roller in November 2011 .

Since the release of the album the band has performed at the Hard Rock Hell  festival , the Headbangersí Open Air Festival warm up show in Germany, and played shows with Tygers of Pan Tang  & also appeared as special guests at the Denim & Leather NWOBHM festival at the Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton alongside NWOBHM legends Stampede, Weapon, Praying Mantis & Gaskin .


 

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