Life Of Agony
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Album Releases

20 Years Strong: Live In Brussels
7/27/2010

River Runs Red (CD/DVD) (Re-issue)
4/29/2008

Ugly/Soul Searching Sun
2/12/2008
 
News
Life Of Agony Performs For Headbanger's Ball
December 9, 2010
On Monday December 6th 2010, Life Of Agony was invited by MTV2 for an exclusive in-studio performance and interview for Headbangers Ball's: "The Year in Metal". The band performed the classics "Underground" and "Through & Through" and one of these performances will air on Headbangers Ball, on MTV2, on Saturday December 18th 2010, at midnight.


In the meantime the band is flying out to Europe this week to perform 3 exclusive shows during the upcoming weekend:
Friday December 10th at De Mast in Torhout, Belgium
Saturday December 11th at the Klokgebouw (2010 Speedfest) in Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Sunday December 12th at the Live Music Hall in Cologne, Germany.


Life Of Agony will also be playing a co-headline show with Biohazard on December 16th at the Best Buy Theater (formerly, NOKIA Theater) in Times Square, New York City!!!
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and V.O.D. will be the main support.
 
 
 
 
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Life Of Agony, Biohazard, V.O.D. - NYC Show Announced
October 18, 2010
Life Of Agony will be playing a co-headline show with Biohazard on December 16th at the Best Buy Theater (formerly, Nokia Theater) in Times Square, New York City!!!
Tickets will go on sale on October 22nd and V.O.D. will be the main support.

**This is one of those times where I really hate life for not allowing me to live close enough to even consider attending this jizztastic show.**
 
 
 
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I Scream Records Premiere New Life Of Agony Live Track
July 7, 2010
On Saturday April 3rd 2010 I Scream Records recorded & filmed Life Of Agony's performance at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium, this was the second show of their exclusive European "20 Years Strong" tour. In late 2009 the band performed their debut album 'River Runs Red' in its entirety during a few exclusive, sold-out, US shows and, after popular demand, they went over to Europe in April 2010 to perform a set built around this amazing, legendary album.

With the street date for '20 Years Strong: River Runs Red | Live In Brussels' fast approaching, and pre-order opportunities nearing their end, I Scream Records exclusively premieres "Underground" on the myspace player. Visit www.myspace.com/iscreamrecords and enjoy!
 
 
 
 
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LoA Frontman Keith Caputo Signs With FOF Label Group
June 21, 2010
Life Of Agony frontman Keith Caputo has signed with FOF Label Group/EMI for the North American release of his new solo album, 'A Fondness For Hometown Scars'. The singer/songwriter's new album will be released through the label on October 10th, 2010, and packaged with a live DVD of Keith Caputo performing with a 15-piece orchestra in Cologne, Germany. Keith Caputo is currently streaming tracks from 'A Fondness For Hometown Scars' online at http://www.myspace.com/keithcaputo

"Signing with FOF Label Group gives me an enthusiastic and intoxicating feeling. It's amazing to be working with Dennis Sanders, one of the most fired up cats I've ever come across in this business, and an Indie label/team that is mutually electrified by the music," says Keith Caputo. "I look forward to opening doors that have never been opened here in America. My sincere thanks to all at FOF Label Group for believing in me as an artist, poet, and for adoring the album 'A Fondness For Hometown Scars'."

"Keith is an artist unlike any I've ever met and he has made a record that I can only describe as addictive," added FOF Label Group's Dennis Sanders. "Keith Caputo has been in the underground NY scene far too long, it's time for the rest of the world to share in this sweet addiction."

One of the biggest voices in rock music today belongs to Life of Agony frontman Keith Caputo. After garnering a massive following with the world famous metallic hardcore outfit Life Of Agony, Caputo went solo in 1997 to pursue an alternative - but no less intense - musical direction. The past ten years have seen Caputo record seven albums with a who's who of industry veterans, including bassist and trumpet player Flea (The Red Hot Chili Peppers), guitarist Craig Ross (Lenny Kravitz, Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow), pianist Zac Rae (Fiona Apple, Miley Cyrus, Annie Lennox), producer Martyn Lenoble (Jane's Addiction, Porno for Pyros, The Cult), and mixer Greg Fidelman (Rage Against The Machine, Marilyn Manson, Johnny Cash). Worldwide touring ensued where Caputo has shared stages with titans like Coldplay, Nine Inch Nails, Bjork, David Bowie, Pixies, and Foo Fighters.
 
 
 
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Life Of Agony Premiere Trailer, Launch Pre-Orders
June 21, 2010
On Saturday April 3rd 2010 I Scream Records recorded & filmed Life Of Agony's performance at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium, this was the second show of their exclusive European "20 Years Strong" tour. In late 2009 the band performed their debut album 'River Runs Red' in its entirety during a few exclusive, sold-out, US shows and, after popular demand, they went over to Europe in April 2010 to perform a set built around this amazing, legendary album.

'20 Years Strong: River Runs Red | Live In Brussels'
will be a digipak combo release holding a CD of the entire show as well as a DVD with a 10 camera production of the show, an on-the-road documentary and much more. Over 3 hours of audio & video!
During the next couple of weeks the Life Of Agony fans can pre-order this release with an exclusive "20 Years Strong" t-shirt for 19.99 through the ISR website at this location.

'20 Years Strong: River Runs Red | Live In Brussels'
will be in stores on July 19th in Europe & July 27th in the USA.

Life of Agony
, formed in the Summer of '89 and quickly built a cult-following upon the release their now classic, debut album, 'River Runs Red' released through Roadrunner Records. The band's unique sound and honest lyrics have captivated audiences for two decades now. In celebration of this huge milestone, this release, performing the record that started it all, is what all the LOA fans have been waiting for.
 
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 1989
HOME TOWN: New York, NY
MEMBERS:
Keith Caputo (vocals)
Joey Z. (guitar)
Alan Robert (bass)
Sal Abruscato (drums)

LIFE OF AGONY, a name not easily forgotten. There was always something unique and interesting about this band that has kept fans enthralled for over a decade. Whether it was the intensity of their live performances or the haunting melodies & lyrical content, this group radiated a passion and emotion that struck a chord in the hearts of misunderstood youth all over the world. Perhaps, it was the underlying message of strength, hidden within the group's tales of despair that made such an impact on people. For most listeners, understanding that the songs came from a genuine place, based on actual experiences made the message really hit home, that they were not alone. New York's crossover legends LIFE OF AGONY spawned in the summer of 1989, tearing through the underground scene with an undeterred aggression, obtaining a loyal and devoted cult audience in the process. The outfit caught Roadrunner Record's eye and the band quickly signed to the independent label. The band recruited longtime friend and producer Josh Silver (of the platinum-selling goth/metal act Type O Negative) to guide them, creating the now classic, debut album, 1993's "River Runs Red." The band toured relentlessly for years building a die-hard fanbase. With each following record, 1995's "Ugly" and 1997's "Soul Searching Sun" the group seemed to morph and evolve, using different approaches and textures while never losing sight of the distinct elements that made them who they were. LOA toured with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Korn, Limp Bizkit, System of a Down and Incubus with great success in support of their 3 studio efforts. The LOA band members had been good friends since early childhood, and remained as closely knit as a family. Like all families do, they shared internal problems and conflicts from time to time. Unfortunately, the group ended up imploding over a series of decisions involving member changes, personal issues and differences in musical direction. Original drummer Sal Abruscato exited in 1995 and lead vocalist Keith Caputo left the group in 1997. Remaining members, guitarist Joey Z and bassist Alan Robert, struggled to rekindle the fire that once drove the group by collaborating with new players, but finally decided to call it quits in 1999. For just two nights, January 3rd and 4th of 2003, the magic happened again. LOA announced a one-time only reunion show, with all four original members together again on stage for the first time since 1995. After the first date sold out in under 20 minutes, a second show was announced to ensure that more fans would get a chance to witness the historic occasion. Ask bassist Alan Robert his thoughts on the reunion and he will tell you, "After all we've been through together, it's apparent that we have a rare and special chemistry that cannot be duplicated." Guitarist Joey Z states, "We always did what we did because we are fans of the music first." LIFE OF AGONY was a cornerstone of the New York heavy music scene, respected by peers and fans alike. The group cites collective influences as diverse as Radiohead, Metallica, Pink Floyd, and Black Sabbath. While you can hear those various influences in LIFE OF AGONY, you can hear touches of LOA in some of today's more popular bands. January 3rd & 4th 2003, not only marked a turning point for this influential band, but their reunion shows have opened the door to a whole new chapter in the LOA saga. LIFE OF AGONY, who have long been considered, as gone but not forgotten, are back as a force to be reckoned with. The future of the group looks bright, as the band members are very excited to be playing and writing together again. The problems that the band experienced which lead to their demise seem to be rectified. LOA have been touring for the last year in support of their SPV Records double-live album/DVD release "River Runs Again: Live 2003," and are in the studio right now completing the material for their full-length studio album due out in 2005. The new LIFE OF AGONY album, BROKEN VALLEY will be released through EPIC RECORDS on June 14th 2005. The record will feature new tracks such as "Love To Let You Down, "Strung Out" and "Wicked Ways" commemorating their triumphant return.