Alove for Enemies was a Long Island based Christian Metalcore band that existed from 2000 to 2007.


The band was formed in 2000, and released their first six song EP independently. The group was founded by singer Erich Barto and drummer A.J. Gonzalez. The band was signed to independent label Polytope records and toured twice under this label. After A.J. Gonzalez left the band, they replaced Gonzalez with Mike Desario for most of 2003. In late 2003 John Hernandez joined just before the band signed to Californian label Strikefirst Records, a subsidiary of Facedown Records. They released the EP Broken Pledge in December 2003 and played many gigs to support it.

In March 2004 Alove for Enemies signed with the main Facedown Records label. A year later, the album The Harvest was released; it was supported by a full US tour and by a European tour in spring 2005. 2006 saw the release of "Resistance" on Facedown Records.

On September 4, 2007, Alove For Enemies announced their break up on their myspace blog. They played Facedown Fest 2007 as their penultimate show. Their final show was played on Long Island Oct 5 2007. Former guitar player Bill Meis joined them for "Center of Attention" and "Angels Don't Burn".

Erich Barto (vocals) and Andy Amato are now in Letter To The Exiles. Dan Valentino (guitar) and Luke Anthony (bass and vocals) now plays in Buck Nasty.

Former member Jon Hernandez is now the co-founder of Fourth Street Drums.



  • Erich Barto-vocals
  • Matt Addeo - guitar
  • Dan Valentino - guitar
  • Luke Anthony - bass/vocals
  • Andy Amato - drums

Former MembersEdit

  • Bill Meis-guitar
  • Mike Desario-drums
  • AJ Gonzales-drums
  • Jon Hernandez-drums (Now Co-Founder of Fourth Street Drums)
  • Dan Lomeli-drums
  • davecat - harp

External LinksEdit

Official Website Official Myspace