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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 Begin Tracking New Album

LIFE OF AGONY have begun tracking their highly anticipated new album for Epic Records in Los Angeles with producer Greg Fidelman (SLIPKNOT, AUDIOSLAVE). The band recently completed 3 weeks of pre-production in Woodstock, NY where they finished writing all of the material for the record. A tentative release date is scheduled for Spring 2005.

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Life of Agony Confirmed Signed To Epic

LIFE OF AGONY have confirmed they indeed signed a deal with Epic Records. The bands website reads as follows:

"LIFE OF AGONY proudly announce their signing to EPIC RECORDS. The band is very excited about being part of the EPIC family alongside labelmates AUDIOSLAVE, CHEVELLE & OZZY OSBOURNE (among many others). Ben Goldman, Senior Vice President of A&R for Epic Records, signed the group on the strength of their 4 song demo featuring songs such as "Love To Let U Down," "The Day he Died," "Justified," & "The Calm That Disturbs You." The group plans to enter the recording studio before year's end with a producer to be named shortly. A tentative release date is scheduled for early 2005."

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Life Of Agony Sign With Epic Records?

Reunited New York metal band Life Of Agony are rumored to have inked a deal with Epic Records. The group, who were previously signed to the Roadrunner label, will shortly enter the studio to begin recording their first album of new material since 1997's "Soul Searching Sun", tentatively due in early 2005. Songtitles set to appear on the as-yet-untitled effort include "The Day He Died", "Justified", "The Calm That Disturbs You" and "Love To Let U Down".

Life Of Agony 's last 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.

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Aggressive Music Festival Video Posted Online

Albany's Capital News 9 has posted a two-minute video report from this weekend's Aggressive Music Festival, which featured performances from a number of national heavy metal bands, including Slayer, Slipknot, Killswitch Engage, Chimaira, Superjoint Ritual, Shadows Fall, Hatebreed and Life Of Agony. Watch the video here.

Around 4,000 music fans from the Capital Region and as far away as California packed the Glens Falls Civic Center for the festival, which was organized in part by Hatebreed singer Jamey Jasta. Back in May, a group of local people went around getting residents in the Glens Falls area to sign petitions (watch video here) against the concert due to some of the groups' questionable lyrics. But organizers, bands and fans said there's nothing wrong with this type of music.

Promoter Ted Etoll said, "They took one little isolated lyrical content and made everybody here to look like demons, which they aren't."

Mark Wellington of Queensbury said, "You know a lot of people were shaky about having guys like us come up here and have a festival, but overall it's just fans coming to listen to good music."

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Life Of Agony Behind The Scenes Touring Footage

LIFE OF AGONY have posted a Quicktime video clip of some funny moments on their recent European summer tour set to GREEN DAY's "Time of Your Life" song. The clip was put together by the band's merchandise guy Ray Ray on some very long drives at the end of the tour. Check it out here.

In other news, LIFE OF AGONY have uploaded a short clip of a new song, entitled "The Day He Died" at their official web site. "The Day He Died" is one of four tracks the band recently recorded for inclusion on their first album of new material since 1997's "Soul Searching Sun", tentatively due late 2004/early 2005 through an as-yet-undetermined label. Other songs that were tracked during the sessions were "Justified", "The Calm That Disturbs You" and "Love To Let U Down".

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Hear New Life of Agony Song, 'Justified', Online

LIFE OF AGONY have uploaded a short clip of a new song, entitled "Justified" at their official web site. "Justified" is one of four tracks the band recently recorded for inclusion on their first album of new material since 1997's "Soul Searching Sun", tentatively due late 2004/early 2005 through an as-yet-undetermined label. Other songs that were tracked during the sessions were "The Day He Died", "The Calm That Disturbs You" and "Love To Let U Down".

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Life Of Agony East Coast Tour Dates

Reunited New York metallers LIFE OF AGONY have lined up a new batch of East Coast tour dates.

LIFE OF AGONY are currently writing material for their first studio album since 1997's "Soul Searching Sun", tentatively due late 2004/early 2005 through an as-yet-undetermined label. Among the tracks set to be included on the CD is "Love To Let U Down", which the group have been performing during their recent live appearances.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Nightwish Confirmed For Dynamo 2004

As previously reported, the 2004 Dynamo Open Air festival will take place on Saturday, June 5th at Goffertpark in Nijmegen, Holland.The latest act confirmed for the festival is NIGHTWISH.

The confirmed line-up for the festival now includes: SLAYER (headlining), NIGHTWISH, LIFE OF AGONY, DIMMU BORGIR, CHILDREN OF BODOM.

More bands will be announced soon.

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Slayer, Life Of Agony, Dimmu Borgir For Dynamo

SLAYER, LIFE OF AGONY, DIMMU BORGIR and CHILDREN OF BODOM are the first acts confirmed for Dynamo Open Air, a one-day Dutch heavy metal festival scheduled to be held Saturday, June 5 in the Goffertpark in Nijmegen, Holland.

There will be a total of 14 bands appearing on two stages, "pretty much in the same set-up as in the year 2000 when Dynamo was held at the same location," according to a posting on the festival's official web site. Tickets are 50 euros. The gates will open at 12:00 p.m. (noon) and the first band goes on at 1:00 p.m.

For more information, visit www.dynamo.nl.

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Apartment 26 Replace Skrape On LOA Tour

APARTMENT 26 have replaced SKRAPE on the LIFE OF AGONY tour. FLAW is also on the bill. The tour dates are: More...

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Life of Agony US Tour Dates With Flaw And Skrape

Life of Agony are gearing up for their headlining US Tour with FLAW & SKRAPE supporting.
LIFE OF AGONY 2004 US TOUR DATES (FLAW & SKRAPE Supporting): More...

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