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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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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
Flea (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) - Trumpet

"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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Life Of Agony Drummer Seeks Musicians For Project

LIFE OF AGONY drummer Sal Abruscato and Gene Blank of LOURDS are looking for a vocalist and bassist for a new project. The band's style is described as "gritty, dark, melodic abrasive, hard rock/metal."

Applicants:

* Must be 21 and up.
* Must be able to submit MP3s and/or web site URL that has samples of your playing/singing.
* Must be pro and responsible, experience a must!

Please reply with a contact number.

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/salabruscato.

LIFE OF AGONY spent most of 2006 and early 2007 on a break after completing its successful touring cycle for the 2005 Epic Records release, "Broken Valley". The band is currently without a record deal, having parted ways with Epic in 2005. In the meantime, lead singer Keith Caputo released a solo album, titled "Heart's Blood on Your Dawn", and has a new CD on the way. Guitarist Joey Z has opened a recording studio in Brooklyn, NY called Method of Groove Studio and has successfully produced and mixed BRAND NEW SIN's latest release for Century Media. Joey has also teamed up with Peter Steele (TYPE O NEGATIVE) to reform CARNIVORE. Drummer Sal Abruscato has been actively building custom motorcycles and recently won an award for his latest creation.

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Spoiler NYC To Film Video This Weekend

Punk band SPOILER NYC, featuring LIFE OF AGONY bassist Alan Robert on lead vocals and bass, will film a video for the song "Suicide Hotel", off its forthcoming SOS Records debut, "Grease Fire In Hell's Kitchen", this Saturday, May 19 in New York.

The "Suicide Hotel" clip will be directed by Dale "Rage" Resteghini and Kevin Custer of Raging Nation Films. Raging Nation has also directed music videos for such acts as CYPRESS HILL, SHADOWS FALL, MUDVAYNE, TRIVIUM, HATEBREED, UNEARTH, ILL NINO, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, FALL OUT BOY and HASTE THE DAY.

If you want to be an extra in the video, come down to 134th Street and 12th Ave at noon this Saturday, May 19 and wear dark colors. More...

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Carnivore Schedules Headlining Show In Brooklyn

CARNIVORE has scheduled a headlining show at Northsix in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, January 13. Support at the gig will come from KRIEG, NACHTMYSTIUM, ANAL CUNT, EMBALMER, DIMENTIANON and ANNUNAKI.

Video footage of CARNIVORE performing at this year's Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany in August 2006 has been posted online at this location (CARNIVORE appears about 25 minutes into the video).

Check out pictures of CARNIVORE performing at the Wacken Open Air festival at this location.

Photographer Linda Aversa has uploaded a number of pictures of CARNIVORE's "secret" warm-up show on July 28, 2006 at Fontana's in New York City, where they appeared under the name THE BENSONHOIST LESBIAN CHOIR. Check out the photos at this location.

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Life of Agony End Hiatus, Schedule Tour Dates

It seems as though Life of Agony's hiatus is nearing its end. The band has booked three live gigs — LOA's first of 2006. On November 24, they'll play the Chance in Poughkeepsie, New York, and two days later, will take the stage inside the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey. The band will also play December 3 at the Crocodile Rock Cafe in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

As previously reported, Roadrunner Records have plans to release a re-mastered version of Life of Agony's classic debut, River Runs Red, later in the year. Live performances and behind-the-scenes footage from the group's stint on last summer's Gigantour with Megadeth will appear on the upcoming Gigantour DVD release.

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LOA's "River Runs Red" To Be Remastered

Roadrunner Records have plans to release a re-mastered version of Life of Agony's classic debut, River Runs Red, later in the year. Live performances and behind-the-scenes footage from the group's stint on last summer's Gigantour with Megadeth will appear on the upcoming Gigantour DVD release.

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Gigantour CD Audio Samples Available

Audio samples from the upcoming Gigantour deluxe 2-CD set have been made available at Amazon.com. The 2-CD and 2-DVD sets, due on August 22 and September 5, respectively, via Image Entertainment, capture 2005's heavy metal onslaught that was hailed as the best metal bill of the year, with Revolver magazine calling it "the mother of all shred fests." Organized by MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine as a tour featuring "only bands whose musicianship matches their ability to melt faces with sheer volume and power" (Miami Herald), "Gigantour" features unforgettable performances by MEGADETH, DREAM THEATER and FEAR FACTORY as well as ANTHRAX (CD only), NEVERMORE, LIFE OF AGONY, SYMPHONY X, DRY KILL LOGIC and BOBAFLEX.

The "Gigantour" DVD set encompasses a special bonus disc with all the no-holds-barred offstage action: tour bus visits, backstage drama, practical jokes plus interviews with the people who make a national package tour happen, like tour managers, pyrotechnics experts and band members. The "Gigantour" CD contains three songs not included on the DVD. More...

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Carnivore Post Video Of Wacken Performance Online

Video footage of CARNIVORE performing at this year's Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany has been posted online at this location (CARNIVORE appears about 15 minutes into the video).

Check out pictures of CARNIVORE performing at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany at this location. More...

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More Info On ex-LOA's Spoiler NYC

Alan Robert, bassist and primary songwriter for New York-based hard rock act Life Of Agony has formed a new band called Spoiler NYC. The band is a three piece, and a self-described punk outfit letd by Robert on vocals/bass, "Junkyard" Chris Silletti on Guitars and Tommy Clayton on Drums.

The band will be releasing their debut, Grease Fire in Hell's Kitchen in September via their official website. The album was produced by Robert and Danny Schuler of Biohazard. The band promises "catchy punk rock mixed with hardcore sensibilities."

You can check out some material on their myspace page.

Due out later this year from Robert's primary band is a remastered version of their 1993 debut, River Runs Red.

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Ex Life Of Agony To Spawn New Group

Alan Robert of Life Of Agony fame has launched a new project dubbed Spoiler NYC. The group, who will independently release their debut CD entitled "Grease Fire In Hell's Kitchen" in September.

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Carnivore's First Official US Tour

CARNIVORE has scheduled the following dates in September:

Sep. 02 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Sep. 06 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club

As previously reported, CARNIVORE will perform a special warm-up show tonight (July 28) at Fontana's (web site) in New York City. They will be appearing under the name THE BENSONHOIST LESBIAN CHOIR and will be hitting the stage at midnight. Also appearing on the bill are BLUE FIRE, MACHETE, THC and JESUS KNEVIL. A flyer for the show can be found at this location.

CARNIVORE 2006 lineup:

Peter Steele (TYPE O NEGATIVE) - Vocals, Bass
Paul Bento (METAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION) - Guitar, Vocals
Joey Zampela (LIFE OF AGONY) - Guitar, Vocals
Steve Tobin (METAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION, ex-DUST TO DUST) - Drums, Vocals

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Life of Agony Guitarist Guest @ Brooklyn Metalfest

Joey Z, guitarist for Brooklyn's LIFE OF AGONY, will be appearing as a
special guest of Hartke Amps and CONSTRICTED at the 1st Annual Brooklyn Metalfest this Saturday, June 24th, at The Hook, located at 18 Commerce Street, in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Metalfest is an all day metal festival showcasing some of the area's best metal bands.

Admission is only $10. There will be a free BBQ running all day for all paid admissions (free food only), raffles for free Hartke guitar and bass amplifiers, and tons of other great giveaways! Hartke Amps, Samson Audio, Zoom Effect Pedals and Unstoppable Force Web-zine are sponsoring the event. Also on hand will be Ferox films. They will be filming for a yet untitled tri-state area metal documentary. The doors open at 1:30 and the first band starts promptly at 2pm. Come on out and enjoy an awesome day of metal!

Bands confirmed:

MAGUS BEAST
TWILIGHT ODYSSEY
CONSTRICTED
SKULLSHIFTER
FINSTER BABY
BURN ME DOWN
DEVILS ISLAND
EXIT TO ETERNITY
EUPHORIA
SILENT INDUSTRY
SARINS GIFT
SUNS OF FREEDOM
TURRIGENOUS
SANITARIUS
8 WEEKS DEAD
NAME YOUR POISON

For more information, go to www.brooklynmetalfest.com.

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Gigantour Two-Disc CD and DVD Details Revealed

As news of the return of Gigantour becomes imminent, last year's fast and furious inaugural festival tour arrives in stores on deluxe 2-CD and 2-DVD sets August 22 and September 5, respectively, via Image Entertainment. Both configurations capture 2005's heavy metal onslaught that was hailed as the best metal bill of the year, with Revolver magazine calling it "the mother of all shred fests." Organized by MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine as a tour featuring "only bands whose musicianship matches their ability to melt faces with sheer volume and power" (Miami Herald), "Gigantour" features unforgettable performances by MEGADETH, DREAM THEATER and FEAR FACTORY as well as ANTHRAX (CD only), NEVERMORE, LIFE OF AGONY, SYMPHONY X, DRY KILL LOGIC and BOBAFLEX.

The "Gigantour" DVD set encompasses a special bonus disc with all the no-holds-barred offstage action: tour bus visits, backstage drama, practical jokes plus interviews with the people who make a national package tour happen, like tour managers, pyrotechnics experts and band members. The "Gigantour" CD contains three songs not included on the DVD. More...

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Crumbsuckers To Reunite For Anniversary Show

Legendary New York hardcore/metal act CRUMBSUCKERS will be reuniting for a special show to mark the 20th anniversary of their classic "Life of Dreams" release. Original members Chris Notaro (vocals), Chuck Lenihan (guitar; GENITORTURERS), Gary Meskil (bass; PRO-PAIN) and Dan Richardson (drums; LIFE OF AGONY, PRO-PAIN, STEREOMUD) will be accompanied by an as-yet-undetermined second guitarist for a reunion concert in New York City this summer.

"Over the past week, I have been in close contact with my old bandmates via phone and e-mail," Meskil confirmed. "I'm happy to say that all are optimistic and xcited about a CRUMBSUCKERS reunion."

"At this point we are still in the early planning stages, but we intend to play a special 'Life Of Dreams' 20th anniversary reunion concert in NYC this summer (date and venue to be announced), which will certainly be a lot of fun."

CRUMBSUCKERS released two full-length albums through the Combat label — 1986's "Life of Dreams" and 1988's "Beast On My Back" — before finally calling it a day in the early 90's. Several members embarked on a melodic metal venture called HEAVY RAIN, but that band was short-lived. The rhythm section of Meskil and Richardson went on to PRO-PAIN, while Chuck Lenihan ended up with GENITORTURERS.

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LOA Frontman Working On New Solo Material

LIFE OF AGONY frontman Keith Caputo has launched a brand new web site designed by LIFE OF AGONY bassist, Alan Robert, through his graphics company Vision Den. Vision Den has created web sites, CD/DVD packaging and print collateral for high-profile entertainment clients such as 20th Century Fox, Sony/BMG, Atlantic Records, SPV Records and Universal.

While LIFE OF AGONY is on a temporary break, Keith Caputo is back in the studio working with a group of super-talented musicians on his new solo record in the Netherlands. One of the new songs is titled "Livin' the Blues" and marks his first solo, studio recording with this lineup. More information coming soon.

LIFE OF AGONY have parted ways with Epic Records after issuing only one album through the label.

Released in June 2005, "Broken Valley" is LIFE OF AGONY's first collection of new material since "Soul Searching Sun", which was issued in 1997. "Broken Valley" has sold around 30,000 copies in the United States so far, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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Life of Agony Drummer Available For Hire

LIFE OF AGONY drummer Sal Abruscato will be available for hire for touring and recording purposes throughout 2006. Interested artists can see his discography and hear samples at salabruscato.com.

LIFE OF AGONY recently parted ways with Epic Records after issuing only one album through the label.

Released in June 2005, "Broken Valley" is LIFE OF AGONY's first collection of new material since "Soul Searching Sun", which was issued in 1997. The group's previous release was a live album and DVD, entitled "River Runs Again: Live 2003". The two-disc set was recorded during the group's sold-out reunion shows at Irving Plaza in New York City on January 3-4, 2003 and was issued through SPV Records worldwide.

"Broken Valley" has sold around 30,000 copies in the United States so far, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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