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Life of Agony

Formed: 1989
From: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Regrouped

Latest Life of Agony News

Below is our complete Life of Agony news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Spoiler NYC Posts New Music Online

NY punk-trio, Spoiler NYC has recorded the follow-up to their debut "Grease Fire in Hell's Kitchen" (SOS Records/I Scream Records). New songs, "Damaged Goods" and the title track for the record, "Banned in 38 States," are now posted on the band's MySpace page.

The album was recorded and mixed by Grammy-Award winning producer, Ken Lewis, to be released worldwide in 2010, through a label to be announced shortly. More...

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Spoiler NYC Begins Recording New Album

Spoiler NYC, the NY-based punk trio featuring Life of Agony's Alan Robert on lead vocals and bass, head into the studio this week to begin recording the follow-up to their debut album "Grease Fire in Hell's Kitchen" (SOS Records/I Scream Records). Seven-time Grammy-Award winning producer, Ken Lewis, will handle recording and mixing duties on the new record titled "Banned in 38 States." More...

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Life Of Agony Bassist Launches Comic Series

Life Of Agony bassist Alan Robert has created a new comic series. The trailer for the comic can be viewed below. The official MySpace page for Alan Robert issued the following update:

"Wire Hangers is a new horror/conspiracy comic series written and created by Alan Robert (Life of Agony & Spoiler NYC). Pencils by Mike Lilly (Vampirella, Batman: Detective Comics), inks and covers by comic fan favorite, Nelson (Marvel Masterpieces, Adventures of Superman), and colors by Juan Fernandez (Ant Unleashed). Series will hit comic shelves this year, through a publisher to be announced in the coming months.

"The teaser was animated by Alan Robert using his artwork, with sound-FX created by Josh Silver (Type O Negative) and voice-over by Neil Jason.

"I came up with the concept for Wire Hangers about 15 years ago and have been refining the story ever since. Writing bits and pieces of it on tour, over the years. Sketching character designs for it on the back of lyric sheets and things like that. I'm so excited to be working with such great comic book artists on this and finally bringing it to life! It's a long time coming and I have such a great feeling about it, seems like the timing is really right. Especially, with graphic novel stories taking over the box office and themes getting darker and darker, Wire Hangers fits right in." More...

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More Roadrunner United DVD Footage Posted Online

Another clip from the forthcoming Roadrunner United DVD has been posted online. You can check it out below. The DVD chronicles the one night only concert when members of the Roadrunner roster, past and present, joined forces to perform classic songs from Roadrunner history. The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Punishment (originally by Biohazard)

Evan Seinfeld- Vocals
Billy Graziadei- Vocals
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Adam Duce- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums

2. Set It Off (originally by Madball)

Jamey Jasta- Vocals
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Paul Gray- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums More...

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Another Roadrunner United DVD Clip Posted Online

Another clip of the Roadrunner United DVD has been posted online and is available for viewing below. The DVD contains a full live concert aswell as backstage footage and interviews and features the following tracklisting:

1. Punishment (originally by Biohazard)

Evan Seinfeld- Vocals
Billy Graziadei- Vocals
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Adam Duce- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums

2. Set It Off (originally by Madball)

Jamey Jasta- Vocals
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Paul Gray- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums

3. River Runs Red (originally by Life Of Agony)

Keith Caputo- Vocals
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Scott Ian- Guitar
Paul Gray- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums More...

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New Roadrunner United DVD Clips Posted Online

Previews of the forthcoming Roadrunner United have been posted online and are available to view below. The DVD features an all-star lineup of Roadrunner Records alumni and members of the current roster performing some of the biggest songs ever to be released by Roadrunner Records. The DVD also features a 75 minute documentary which includes behind the scenes footage and interviews.

The tracklisting for the concert is as follows:

1. Punishment (originally by Biohazard)

Evan Seinfeld- Vocals
Billy Graziadei- Vocals
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Adam Duce- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums

2. Set It Off (originally by Madball)

Jamey Jasta- Vocals
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Paul Gray- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums

3. River Runs Red (originally by Life Of Agony)

Keith Caputo- Vocals
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Scott Ian- Guitar
Paul Gray- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums More...

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Life Of Agony Announces East Coast Tour

Legendary hardcore metallers Life Of Agony will embark on an East Coast tour in December with Spoiler NYC and My Mortality. Misery will also be performing with them in New York and Black Water Rising will be performing at the New Jersey leg.

The initial tour dates are as follows:

Dec 13 - The Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
Dec 14 - The Blender Theater - New York, NY

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Roadrunner United DVD To Be Released

More than three years ago, Roadrunner Records celebrated their 25th anniversary by corralling 56 musicians from 44 different bands spanning the label's entire 25-year history to release "Roadrunner United: The All-Star Sessions."

Now, Roadrunner Records has announced that a new live DVD entitled, "Roadrunner United The Concert" will be released on December 9th.

The double disc DVD features the concert in Times Square where members and alumni of Roadrunner Records gathered to perform some of the label's best known tracks, including former Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach dueting with current vocalist Howard Jones on the song "My Last Serenade" and a variety of vocalists and musicians joining together to perform classic songs from the likes of King Diamond, Soulfly, Type O Negative, Machine Head, Slipknot and Sepultura.

Also on the DVD will be a 75 minute documentary which includes interviews and behind the scenes fottage. More details will follow as they're announced.

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Life Of Agony Announces More European Shows

LIFE OF AGONY have added more shows to their upcoming summer European tour itinerary. Here are the confirmed dates:

July 4 - Helsinki, Finland - Ruisrock Festival
July 5 - Bergen, Netherlands - Waldrock Festival
July 6 - Leipzig, Germany - With Full Force
July 7 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
July 9 - Budapest, Hungary - A 38
July 10 - Salzburg, Austria - Rockhouse
July 11 - Neuenkirch, Germany - Rock Am Bach Festival
July 12 - Fulda, Germany - Kruez
July 13 - Lucerne, Switzerland - Konzerthaus Schurr
July 15 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
July 16 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
July 17 - Germany - TBA
July 18 - Dour, Belgium - Dour Festival
July 19 - Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall

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Spoiler NYC To Support Life of Agony In Europe

SPOILER NYC, the New York "street-punk" trio featuring LIFE OF AGONY's Alan Robert on lead vocals and bass, will support LIFE OF AGONY on a series of dates throughout Germany, Austria, Hungary and Switzerland this summer. Also scheduled to appear on the bill is MY MORTALITY, the new band featuring LIFE OF AGONY/ex-TYPE O NEGATIVE drummer Sal Abruscato. SPOILER NYC will also perform at the Roch Am Bach (Germany) and Dour (Belgium) festivals.

For more information, visit www.spoilernyc.com.

YRB magazine recently spoke to Alan Robert about doing double duty on the upcoming tour. He said, "We did it last year as well, and I gotta tell ya — I could've done a third set!" He continued, "I was so pumped, the adrenaline was flowing, it went so fast."

The entire interview is viewable online at this location.

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Gigantour CD/DVD Details Revealed

The second coming of Megadeth's acclaimed traveling metal festival Gigantour arrives on both DVD and CD April 22 via Image Entertainment. Conceived in 2005 by Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine, Gigantour resurrects metal's focus on stellar musicianship.

The Gigantour DVD and CD follow Image Entertainment's fall 2006 release of the debut Gigantour CD and DVD, which featured performances by Megadeth, Dream Theater, Fear Factory, Anthrax (CD only), Nevermore, Life of Agony, Symphony X, Dry Kill Logic and Bobaflex.

Gigantour 2 features over an hour of performances by iconic and influential heavy metal pioneers Megadeth, along with Lamb of God, Opeth, Arch Enemy, Overkill, The Smashup, and Into Eternity. Recorded in DTS 5.1 surround sound, the DVD version also features a behind the scenes look at the 2006 tour, while both the DVD and CD offer a hidden bonus track--Megadeth's "Peace Sells."

The release of the Gigantour 2 DVD and CD coincides with this year's Earth Day--perfect, really, since MUSTAINE has said, with a laugh, about Gigantour's mission of emphasizing true musicianship and virtuosity: " I think that in a small way, we are cleaning up the environment of crappy bands."

Meanwhile, in February Megadeth heads to Europe--where recently announced new guitarist Chris Broderick (Nevermore, Jag Panzer) will make his debut with the band alongside Mustaine, drummer Shawn Drover, and bassist James Lomenzo, before returning for this year's Gigantour.

The 29-date North American trek kicks off April 12 at The Fillmore in Denver and criss-crosses the U.S. and Canada until its May 22 finale at the Mesa Amphitheatre in Phoenix . Joining Megadeth on this year's tour are Scandinavian death metal band In Flames, Finland's Children of Bodom, Arizona's modern extreme Job for a Cowboy, and Oakland, CA heavy power trio High on Fire.

The DVD and CD tracklisting: More...

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Roadrunner To Re-issue More Albums

Roadrunner Records will repackage/reissue titles from SEPULTURA, MADBALL and LIFE OF AGONY in their "two-for-the-price-of-one" series.

Titles due for release on February 12th include: SEPULTURA - Against/Nation, MADBALL - Demonstrating My Style/Look My Way, LIFE OF AGONY - Ugly/Soul Searching Sun, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY - Tactical Neural Implant/Millennium.

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Life of Agony Singer Sign Deal w/ Suburban Records

LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Keith Caputo has inked a deal with Suburban Records for the European release of his new solo album, "Fondness for Hometown Scars". "We are super excited to get this record where it deserves to be!" Caputo says in a statement. "We are pleased and delighted to find a label that finally shows common sense and great taste for originality in music. A label unafraid to take risks with an unconventional sound and band thats not based on or conforming to what is generally done or believed!"

Audio samples of all 12 tracks that are set to appear on "Fondness for Hometown Scars" are available at this location. More...

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Carnivore Cancel Manchester Show

CARNIVORE's December 16 concert at Jilly's Rockworld in Manchester, England has been cancelled. "The promoter has not been heard from for over three weeks and did not even send in any deposit [money] to our agent," guitarist Paul Bento writes on the group's MySpace page. "The band has taken a major [money] hit as a result, and we are pissed off for our fans. It is one thing when a band looses [money], but when it affects our fans, it's really FUCKIN BAD! Hats off to our fans! A big-time thanks for your support! YOU ARE THE BEST!"

CARNIVORE's current lineup:

Peter Steele (TYPE O NEGATIVE) - Vocals, Bass
Paul Bento (METAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION) - Guitar, Vocals
Joey Zampela (LIFE OF AGONY) - Guitar, Vocals

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Bobaflex Announce Dates With Life Of Agony

West Virginia's BOBAFLEX has scheduled the following dates:

Jan. 09 - Farmingdale, NY - Crazy Donkey
Jan. 10 - New York NY- Blender Theater
Jan. 11 - Asbury Park NJ - Stone Pony

Jan. 16 - Bedford, NH - Mark's Place
Jan. 17 - Hartford - Webster Theater
Jan. 18 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
Jan. 19 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls
Jan. 20 - Cleveland - Peabodys
Jan. 22 - Columbus - Newport Music Hall
Jan. 23 - Flint, MI - Machine Shop
Jan. 25 - Grand Rapids - Intersection
Jan. 26 - Mokena, IL - Pearl Room
Jan. 27 - Rockford, IL - Elixur
Jan. 29 - Milwaukee - The Rave
Jan. 30 - Minneapolis - The Rock
Feb. 01 - Cedar Rapids, IA - 3rd Street Live
Feb. 02 - Lincoln, NE - Sokol Underground
Feb. 03 - Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck
Feb. 05 - Denver - Bluebird
Feb. 06 - Colorado Springs - Black Sheep
Feb. 07 - Farmington, NM - Gator's
Feb. 08 - Phoenix - The Clubhouse
Feb. 09 - Los Angeles - The Roxy
Feb. 11 - Tucson - The Rock
Feb. 12 - Albuquerque - Launch Pad
Feb. 14 - San Antonio - White Rabbit
Feb. 15 - Houston - Scout Bar
Feb. 16 - Dallas - Ridglea Theater
Feb. 17 - Oklahoma City - Conservatory
Feb. 19 - Sauget, IL - Pop's
Feb. 20 - Louisville - Headliners
Feb. 21 - Huntington, WV - Monkey Bar
Feb. 22 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Feb. 23 - New York, NY - Gramercy

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Life of Agony Announce East Coast Tour Dates

LIFE OF AGONY has scheduled the following dates:

Jan. 09 - The Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale, NY
Jan. 10 - The Blender Theater - New York, NY
Jan. 11 - The Stone Pony - Asbury Park, NJ

Support on the shows will come from BOBAFLEX and THE SPYDERZ (featuring former BIOHAZARD bassist/vocalist Evan Seinfeld). More...

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Life Of Agony Putting Finishing Touches On DVD

LIFE OF AGONY is putting the finishing touches on their upcoming DVD release entitled, Life Of Agony: Cult Classics Live In Europe 2007. Footage was taken from performances on their last European summer tour. The majority of the DVD includes live songs taken from Belgium's Graspop Open Air Festival where the band performed in front of a crowd of 50,000 people. The DVD also features scenes from Germany's Serengeti Festival as well as backstage tour antics. The DVD will be released sometime in 2008.

In other LOA news, the band are scheduling some NY area appearances in the beginning of next year.

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Whit Crane Denies Anthrax Rumours

The Classic Metal Show, heard Saturdays from 9PM-3AM EST exclusively at www.cmsradionetwork.com, recently conducted an interview with vocalist Whit Crane (ex-UGLY KID JOE, MEDICATION, LIFE OF AGONY) to talk about his new project ANOTHER ANIMAL, which also features members of GODSMACK and DROP BOX. During the interview, Crane was questioned as to the rumors that he is the next vocalist of ANTHRAX, which he denied. He also admitted that he has never in his life touched a computer. Below is an excerpt."

The Classic Metal Show: You are obviously out on tour right now with Another Animal. Is this your warmup for taking the gig in Anthrax?
Crane: "Ha! These are my first interviews I've ever, ever done. I did one before this one. The guy before said there's this thing called Wikipedia out there that says that I'm the Anthrax singer."

The Classic Metal Show: It was out there on (the internet) that you did have the gig, then you didn't have the gig, then Corey Taylor had the gig. So we're just curious.
Crane: "Well, I'll tell you. I'm in a band with Scott Ian called Hossie DC, which is a tribute to AC/DC's Bon Scott era, but we dress up like Hassitic Jews. So they might have gotten that mixed up. We play in New York about two times a year. Scott's one of my closest friends, but I think I would know if I was in the band. I can categorically say that, as of yet, I am not in Anthrax."

The Classic Metal Show: Would you consider being in Anthrax?
Crane: "I don't think so. I think I've got my band, for now. I think it's my destination."

The Classic Metal Show: Where can people find out about you on the (world wide) web?
Crane: "You know, I think there's a MySpace presence. I think you would go to the myspace and then go to the music area of that and put in Another Animal. I think that's how you find that. You know, I'm pretty much computer illiterate. You know, I guess I could ask somebody. I've never been on a computer before."

The Classic Metal Show: Really?
Crane: "Yeah. I've never touched a computer key on my earthly visit."

The Classic Metal Show: Wow! Is there any reason why? Do you just not like them?
Crane: "No no no. I'm not anti-computer. It's just a cumbersome item. I travel really light. I've got a backpack. You know, I do have the telephone, which I guess is a form of a computer something. I think you can even get the internet on this thing. I'm pretty much down with my telephone. Text messages is enough for me to make it through the day."

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Life Of Agony Singer Not Allowed Into The U.K.

According to a posting on THE ALMIGHTY frontman/CIRCUS DIABLO guitarist Ricky Warwick's web site, LIFE OF AGONY frontman Keith Caputo was refused entry to the UK and will be unable to play his previously announced headlining shows in the country (which were set to feature Warwick in the support slot). As a result, Ricky will play the remaining dates on the trek on his own.

Oct. 10 - Railway Inn in Johnston, Pembrokeshire, UK
Oct. 11 - The Queens Hall - Neneaton, UK
Oct. 15 - Corporation - Sheffield, UK

As previously reported, Keith Caputo has completed work on a new solo album, entitled "Fondness for Hometown Scars". The CD was produced by Martyn Lenoble (JANE'S ADDICTION, DAVE GAHAN, PORNO FOR PYROS, THE CULT) and features the following band lineup:

Keith Caputo - Vocals
Jochem Van Rooijen - Drums
Marcel Signor - Guitars
Michiel Rietveld - Bass/Acoustic Guitar

Guest musicians include:

Zac Rae (PEDESTRIAN) - Keyboards
Gerry Leonard (DAVID BOWIE) - Guitars
Craig Ross (LENNY KRAVITZ, SHERYL CROW) - Electric Guitars/Acoustic

"Fondness for Hometown Scars" was mixed by Vincent Jones (SARAH MCLACHLAN, DAVID GAHAN, MORRISSEY) and Martyn Lenoble and was mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound in New York City.

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Keith Caputo Solo UK Tour Dates

Keith Caputo (Life of Agony) is to play the following shows (supported by Ricky Warwick):

October 8 - Wolverhampton Little Civic
October 9 - London Camden Underworld
October 10 - Cardiff Callaghan's Bar
October 11 - Nuneaton Queen's Hall
October 14 - Glasgow Cathouse
October 15 - Sheffield Corporation

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