ALBUM REVIEW: Life of Agony – The Sound of Scars

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

Watch a Behind-The-Scenes Video of Life Of Agony Recording “The Sound of Scars”

We are fast approaching the new album from Life of Agony, The Sound of Scars, due out October 11th, 2019. The band is also gearing up for their next tour dates, in Europe to celebrate the album’s release. Now watch an insiders view of the making of the record with producers Sylvia Massy (Tool, System Of A Down) and Joey Z, along with the rest of the band, as they travel from New York to Ashland, Oregon to record the album. Find out how their unique approach to continuing the story of their iconic River Runs Red concept album, twenty-six years later. Continue reading

Life Of Agony Officially Announces “Sound of Scars” UK Tour with Doyle

As Ghost Cult broke the news last weekend, Life of Agony will embark on a fall tour of the UK to support the release of their upcoming album due out in October via Napalm Records. Direct support will come from Doyle. More worldwide dates to be announced soon. The band are putting the finishing touches on their concept album The Sound of Scars is being produced by Sylvia Massy (Tool, System of a Down), whose work has received multiple Grammy Awards and nominations, along with  (with mixing duties helmed by Massy), have tapped esteemed engineer Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, Soundgarden) to master the record. The new album is the sequel of sorts to their classic debut album River Runs Red. Continue reading

Life Of Agony Is In The Studio Demoing Songs For Their New Album

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

Life Of Agony Discusses New Album, Maintaining Their Common Bonds

Life Of Agony drops their highly anticipated new album A Place Where There’s No More Pain via Napalm Records on April 28th. In this exclusive interview between Ghost Cult’s Keith Chachkes and LOA’s Mina Caputo, Joey Z and Alan Robert, the band discusses the long process of creating new music, their new record deal, how their band dynamic has changed over the years, their hometown record release show at Irving Plaza, what their fans mean to them, and more! Videography by Omar Cody for OJC Photography. Continue reading

Life Of Agony: A Place Where There’s No More Pain

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

Life Of Agony Teases Artwork And Release Date Of New Album

One of the most anticipated albums of 2017, Life Of Agony’s first album in 12 years is titled A Place Where There’s No More Pain and released on via Napalm Records. The band made a surprise tease on their website last night announcing a few more details: Continue reading

Watch Life Of Agony’s New Album Teaser, New European Tour Soon

Life Of Agony, by Jessica Lotti Photography

Life Of Agony, by Jessica Lotti Photography

Beloved 90s metallers Life Of Agony have debuted their new album teaser. Their new album A Place Where There’s No More Pain, is due next spring from Napalm Records. You can see the teaser and hear part of a new song below: Continue reading

Life Of Agony Signs New Record Deal With Napalm Records, New Album Later In 2016

Life of Agony, photo credit Jeremy Saffer

Life of Agony, photo credit Jeremy Saffer

As first reported by Ghost Cult, Life Of Agony shared some big news: they have signed a new world wide record deal with Napalm Records and will release a new album, their first since 2005’s Broken Valley. The new album, Place Where There’s No More Pain, will release later in 2016.

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Bassist Alan Robert commented on the occasion:

“I think our fans know that our music comes from a very real place of suffering, from all of us in the band. Many of our fans have told us over the years that sharing our personal struggles has been cathartic for them in healing the pain in their own lives. That uplifting energy we share at the shows, gives us hope that there’s light at the end of the tunnel. And for us and hopefully our fans, that short time when we’re all together is a place where there’s no more pain.”

Napalm CEO Thomas Caser, also commented about the signing:

“Life Of Agony is without a doubt one of the most exciting and energetic Rock bands of our times. It is an honour to work with such talent, we are excited to announce their signing to Napalm Records and release the band’s first album after over a decade.”

 

Life of Agony confirmed 2016 tour dates

German Tour

Jan 19: Live Music Hall – Cologne, DE

Jan 20: Capitol – Hanover, DE

Jan 22: Huxley’s, Berlin, DE

Jan 23: Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, DE

Jan 24: Backstage Werk, München, DE

 

Anarchy In The U.K. Tour

Mar 17: Electric Ballroom – London, UK

Mar 18: Slade rooms – Wolverhampton, UK

Mar 19: Club Academy – Manchester, UK

Festival Date:

Jul 16: Dynamo MetalFest – Eindhoven, NL

Life of Agony is:

Mina Caputo – Vocals

Alan Robert – Bass/Vocals

Joey Z – Guitar/Vocals

Sal Abruscato – Drums

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Life of Agony online

Life of Agony on Facebook

Life of Agony on Twitter

Mina Caputo on Twitter

Alan Robert on Twitter

Joey Z on Twitter

Sal Abruscato on Twitter

 

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Life Of Agony Prepares For German Tour, Major Announcement Pending

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In a series of post’s to their social media accounts members of Life of Agony have touted a major announcement coming soon. The band is preparing for a tour of Germany later this month, followed by UK tour dates in March, with more TBA throughout 2016. The band has launched a new official Facebook account dubbed “Life of Agony Famiglia”. The page had over 2,000 Likes within a few hours of going live. The band is coming off a big 2015, which saw them play sold-out performances in their hometown of Brooklyn and The Starland Ballroom in New Jersey, perform at Grasspop Metal Meeting and more. 2015 was also the 20th anniversary of the bands Ugly album (Roadrunner). It is presently unclear if the “big announcement” is more tour dates, a festival announcement, or another live release. The band has stated several times that while they have enjoyed the reunion shows, they have not been as interested in making a new music. In an interview with Ghost Cult in 2014, bassist Alan Robert remarked about the state of the reunion:

We are taking things a day at a time, a show at a time. We are all in a good place together, but also have other projects. If we do these shows in bits and pieces – they are more special and we all get along, we will want to keep doing more. We’ll see what the future holds.”

 

JOIN THE LOA FAMIGLIA – THE OFFICIAL LIFE OF AGONY FACEBOOK PAGE! Spread the word…major announcement coming VERY soon! https://www.facebook.com/lifeofagonyfamiglia/

Posted by Life Of Agony Famiglia on Saturday, January 9, 2016

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Life Of Agony, Photo Credit: Tom Tronkie

Life of Agony confirmed 2016 tour dates

German Tour

Jan 19: Live Music Hall – Cologne, DE

Jan 20: Capitol – Hanover, DE

Jan 22: Huxley’s, Berlin, DE

Jan 23: Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, DE

Jan 24: Backstage Werk, München, DE

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Anarchy In The U.K. Tour

Mar 17: Electric Ballroom – London, UK

Mar 18: Slade rooms – Wolverhampton, UK

Mar 19: Club Academy – Manchester, UK

Festival Date:

Jul 16: Dynamo MetalFest – Eindhoven, NL

 

Life of Agony is:

Mina Caputo – Vocals

Alan Robert – Bass/Vocals

Joey Z – Guitar/Vocals

Sal Abruscato – Drums

 

Life of Agony online

Life of Agony on Facebook

Life of Agony on Twitter

Mina Caputo on Twitter

Alan Robert on Twitter

Joey Z on Twitter

Sal Abruscato on Twitter

 

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