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
Legendary New York band Life of Agony has shared a new single and music video for the track “Lay Down”! The song comes from their highly-anticipated new album The Sound Of Scars, due on October 11 via Napalm Records. Produced by the iconic Sylvia Massey (Tool, Marilyn Manson, System of a Down), the album is a concept album and the successor to the LOA classic debut River Runs Red. The song is an emotional hug to survivors of trauma. The video was filmed in an actual haunted mansion! Watch the clip below. Continue reading
Life of Agony has set October 11th for their new album The Sound Of Scars, releasing via Napalm Records. The album is meant to be the spiritual successor to the bands’ debut River Runs Red, which turned 25 years old last year. The Sound of Scars will release almost twenty-six years to the day of River Runs Red. The band has also shared the title track and video for ‘Scars’ which you can watch now! Pre-orders have also gone live! Continue reading
Life of Agony is in the studio, recording their new album, due out later in 2019 via Napalm Records. After releasing an ominous teaser, the band has confirmed that their new album will be a continuation of the story of the teenager from their classic 1993 album River Runs Red (Roadrunner) story. The teaser asks “what if he survived”, which will be the concept of the album. The band has some tour dates booked, including a special show in New York with Overkill his May, and Wacken Open Air in August. River Runs Red turned twenty-five years old in 2018. Also, watch our interview below with Alan Robert, where he discusses the new album. Continue reading
Life Of Agony hit the music scene hard with their debut album River Runs Red on October 12th, 1993 via Roadrunner Records. They left a lasting impact that continues to reverberate today in the music world. Although they came from humble beggings in Brooklyn in the New York Hardcore scene, their release was a sensation that captured fans’ ears from all over the world. As one of the breakout bands from the crop of hugely influential Roadrunner releases that year that included Type O Negative, Sepultura, Fear Factory among others, they grew into an internationally known and loved band. 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 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
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