In a new interview, Life Of Agony has revealed they are entering the studio in February to begin recording their new album. This is in addition to details about the writing and recording process LOA was planning for 2019 bassist Alan Robert chatted with Ghost Cult about in our interview with him earlier this fall see clip below. The band has spent most of 2018 headlining their own world tour, “The Rise Of The Underground Tour”. The bands’ next album will be their follow up to their 2017 release A Place Where There’s No More Pain, via Napalm Records. The album will be their first album with new drummer Veronica Bellino, who replaced Sal Abruscato this year.
Joey Z commented:
“We’re very excited about this next record we’re writing. This next record is really gonna define LIFE OF AGONY in the next decade — what it means to be LIFE OF AGONY. It’s really gonna set a new standard even for the band.”
“We really never discuss a direction. We always just write what’s coming out at the moment, and what’s coming out right now is the best LIFE OF AGONY music that’s been around for a long time.”
Alan Robert added:
“And also the way that we’re going about writing is kind of really getting back to the fun of writing. The last record, basically, there was a 12-year gap between albums, and we kind of got jaded from the music industry for everything that we went through. And now we’re inspired again and having fun writing. It’s kind of like the old days.”
Joey added: “[We’re] sharing ideas again and listening to each other and checking out something someone has or an idea for a song that someone else has. And it’s just really open and fun, and exactly what Alan said — it’s fun again. Making music should be fun. ‘Cause if it’s not, there’s an issue, there’s a problem. And so far, it’s been super. And you’ll hear that in the music. And that’s what I think a lot of people are missing in their music — that organic, fun aspect. You can hear that in people’s music; you hear that in writing.”
“We’ve been on tour all year, on this ‘Rise Of The Underground’, and just so much energy and so much positivity all over the world, I think we take that into the writing.”