Older, wiser, better, stronger. That could very well be the 2019 tag line for Life of Agony. Since the bands’ return a full-time band from their hiatus, the have continued to evolve and improve, year over year. Anybody can get on stage, take a paycheck for nostalgia’s sake. No, not this band. Their approach to new music has been inspired. Their comeback album, 2017’s A Place Where There’s No More Pain (Napalm Records) was a powerful reminder of what made this band vital in the first place. Now on The Sound of Scars (also Napalm), the band returns to the scene of their original triumph, to continue the tale. Continue reading
Life of Agony has shared brand new single, the heavy as hell ‘Black Heart’ from their new album The Sound of Scars, due out next week via Napalm Records. Jam out to the amazing track below! Also, Catch bassist/vocalist and acclaimed artist Alan Robert all this weekend at New York Comic-Con, promoting his New York Times Bestselling adult coloring Book series The Beauty Of Horror! Continue reading
Released last fall by Life of Agony bassist and artist Alan Robert, The Beauty of Horror: Ghosts of Christmas has gone on to become a New York Times and Amazon Bestseller lists and caused a worldwide sensation in adult coloring books. Now the original claymation trailer for the book, The Night Terror Before Christmas, created by legendary stop-motion animator Trent Shy has hit 3 Million views on YouTube, with the promise of more videos to come in the future. If you haven’t seen it check it out and purchase the book from the link below. Life of Agony embarks on their summer tour of Europe next week, as the band heads towards their new album release in October. Continue reading
In a post to Twitter today Life of Agony’s Mina Caputo revealed that the band is in the studio, right now, working on pre-production of new music for their next album. The bands’ next album will be their follow up to their 2017 release A Place Where There’s No More Pain, out now via Napalm Records. The album will be their first album with new drummer Veronica Bellino, who took over the drum throne in 2018 and toured the world with the band. Ghost Cult chatted with bassist/vocalist Alan Robert last fall and he gave fans an idea of the many plans LOA is working on for what sounds like a busy 2019. You can see that interview below. Continue reading
Ghost Cult invaded New York Comic Con for the first time ever this year and it was, in a word a spectacle. It was a feast for the senses, except the olfactory. The only downside to the entire weekend besides the swarm of people like squiddies in The Matrix was the smell. The smell of movie theater butter popcorn, no doubt delights most people like a childhood memory burned on the brain. To me, it is vomit inducing in mass quantities and there was not one corner of the Javits Center that was not baked in this smell. Other than that is was a perfect combination of geeks, artists, and Cos-players and superfans. Comic-Con is vast and exhilarating. It’s incredible and a little scary to be honest. It was amazing overall. Continue reading
It’s no surprise that where ever we go and talk to bands and fans of music, they love comics, movies, anime, and everything related. Our greater culture reps all of these things together, not compartmentalized. So this year Ghost Cult is heading to New York Comic Con at the Javits Center from October 4th to the 7th to hang with all the geeks, creators, writers, artists, movie stars, directors, fandom personalities, YouTubers, cosplayers, and also bands and musical artists too! The New York Anime convention is also running parallel to Comic Con too. Many musicians have crossovers to Comic-Con and this year is no exception with Alan Robert (Life Of Agony), Steve Aoki, Andy Black (Black Veil Brides), Babymetal and more will be on hand signing their work, and making big announcements right along with comic companies and movie studios. There are still Thursday passes available, but the rest of the weekend is a sell-out. Check our social channels all weekend for some videos and pictures from the con and our review will soon follow. Continue reading
Life of Agony have been touring all over the world in 2018, as they continue to support their amazing 2017 album A Place Where There’s No More Pain (Napalm Records). The band just wrapped up another run of tour dates in the USA, and are heading back to Europe again this fall. Ghost Cult’s crew caught up with bassist Alan Robert at The Theater of The Living Arts in Philadelphia to chat about the tour, new drummer Veronica Bellino, tour mates like Silvertomb and Billy Graziadei (BillyBio, Powerflow, Biohazard), the upcoming 25th anniversary of River Runs Red, his series of adult coloring books The Beauty of Horror from IDW (3 New York Times Best Sellers), and his upcoming appearance at New York Comic Con. Videography by Omar Cordy for OJC Photography.
Life Of Agony starts the second leg of their “Rise Of The Underground Tour” tonight at Wally’s Pub in New Hampshire. Direct support will come from supergroup Silvertomb (Type O Negative, Agnostic Front, Inhuman). Some dates are already sold out, so don’t sleep on getting your tickets. Teaneck, NJ’s Debonair Music Hall (Sept. 16) and New York City’s Bowery Ballroom (Sept. 29). Due to the anticipation of severe weather conditions caused by Hurricane Florence, Baltimore, MD’s Soundstage performance has been moved from Friday, Sept. 14th to Sunday, Sept. 30th. Also, the venue in Pittsburgh, PA on Sunday, Sept. 23rd has been moved from The Rex to Cattivo. All tickets remain valid. LOA are on the road celebrating their acclaimed 2017 album A Place Where There’s No More Pain (Napalm Records). Continue reading
Alan Robert has been in beast mode lately. In addition to killing it on tour with Life of Agony on the “World Underground Tour“ and has a third edition of his acclaimed and best-selling adult coloring book series, The Beauty of Horror. The new book is dubbed The Beauty of Horror 3: Haunted Playgrounds Coloring Book, and is in stores on July 24th. Alan will actually have three book releases in 2018, so we’re sending major props to him for this accomplishment. Bleeding Cool shared this terrifying trailer (unless you like clowns), so get your scare on and order one today!
A Place Where There’s No More Pain by Life Of Agony is their first studio album in 12 years, but only their fifth overall in their career. That being said, this is still probably a new band to a lot of people. So I’m going to help you understand the importance of this band and this album. Very few bands at this level can be considered somehow underrated, yet still be vital after twenty-five years. Let alone, make one of their best albums after all this time. From the opener ‘Meet My Maker’, to the final notes of closer ‘Little Spots of You’, this record is an emotional juggernaut that has no filler. With 10 songs that are instant classics, the album represents a heartfelt tour-DE-force sure to resonate with anyone, whether you are an old-school head, or just discovering the band for the first time. Continue reading