Life of Agony
From: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Regrouped
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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.
Life of Agony's newest studio creation will finally arrive in stores this May. The new album entitled "Broken Valley" is Life of Agony's first studio effort in over eight years.
"Personally, I think it's the best album we've ever done," says LOA frontman Keith Caputo. "It's super-raw and aggro and has an energy all its own. It's amazing that we've been able to come together after all these years and make an album like this."
Life of Agony will also be heading out on the road in late March alongside Mudvayne for a series of dates.
"Broken Valley" Track Listing:
01. Love To Let You Down
02. Last Cigarette
03. Wicked Ways
04. Don't Bother
05. Strung Out
06. Junk Sick
07. The Calm That Disturbs You
08. No One Survives
10. The Day He Died
11. Broken Valley
12. Room 244
'Broken Valley' will arrive on stores shelves on May 31st through Epic Records.
A tour that has been under wraps for several weeks now, has finally been leaked on the net. The packaged tour of LIFE OF AGONY and MUDVAYNE, who will co-headline a full tour across North America, will be joined by AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE and BLOODSIMPLE. The latter who of course is signed to MUDVAYNE frontman Chad Gray's Bullygoat Records.
MUDVAYNE will release their album "Lost and Found" on April 12th.
LIFE OF AGONY will release "Broken Valley" sometime in May.
AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE will release their new album "The Feeding" on February 15th.
BLOODSIMPLE will release their debut album, "A Cruel World", on March 29th.
According to the recently reformed crossover legend's new website, the new Life of Agony album will be released on Epic Records this this spring. The new album features the original line-up of drummer Sal Abruscato, lead vocalist Keith Caputo, guitarist Joey Z and bassist Alan Robert.
The mixing process for Life of Agony's highly anticipated new album, "Broken Valley," is almost complete. The record is due out in stores sometime in May 2005 and it features new tracks such as "Strung Out," "Wicked Ways," and "Don't Bother". The group has been recording since October, in two studios in Hollywood, CA, with producer Greg Fidelman (Slipknot, Jet, Audioslave). Drums were tracked at the legendary Sunset Sound recording studio (home to where several Doors albums were made), while bass, guitars, vocals and other overdubs were recorded at Westlake Studios (Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, etc.).
A tentative release date for "Broken Valley" is scheduled for May 2005 through Epic Records.
The recording sessions for LIFE OF AGONY's highly anticipated new album are complete. The group has been recording tracks since October in two studios in Hollywood, CA, with producer Greg Fidelman (SLIPKNOT, JET, AUDIOSLAVE). Drums were tracked at the legendary Sunset Sound recording studio (home to where several DOORS albums were made), while bass, guitars, vocals and other overdubs were recorded at Westlake Studios (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS). The mix will commence in January 2005.
LIFE OF AGONY's upcoming album will be their first collection of new material since "Soul Searching Sun", which was released in 1997. The group'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.
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.
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."
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.
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."
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".
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".
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...
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.
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.
APARTMENT 26 have replaced SKRAPE on the LIFE OF AGONY tour. FLAW is also on the bill. The tour dates are: More...
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...