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

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 To Begin Recording New Album In Early 2019

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.Continue reading

Alan Robert of Life Of Agony Talks Touring, Adult Coloring Books And New Music

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.

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Life Of Agony Kicks Off “Rise Of The Underground Tour” Tonight, Silvertomb To Open

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

Life Of Agony To Kickoff World Tour Tonight With Two Sold-Out Hometown Shows

One of the most quintessential bands to ever come out of New York City in 1990s, Life of Agony, roared back into the mainstream with their acclaimed album A Place Where There’s No More Pain (Napalm Records). After ending 2017 strong with several tours in Europe and an appearance at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, LOA kicks off a ton of tour dates tonight in their hometown of Brooklyn, at Saint Vitus Bar. Both tonight’s show and tomorrow nights show are sold-out and will offer fans an intimate performance most never get to see. Following Brooklyn, the band will embark on a world tour culminating in a festival date,The Sound of Revolution Festival, in The Netherlands, next fall. All dates are on sale now.

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Sal Abruscato May Be Leaving Life of Agony, A Pale Horse Named Death Working Towards 2018 Release

Life of Agony drummer Sal Abruscato has posted to Facebook indicating that he is leaning towards leaving the band. Abruscato is shopping for a deal for his other band, A Pale Horse Named Death, and recently welcomed the birth of his daughter last month, which may be contributing factors. 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