It has been 12 years since New York metal act Life of Agony released its last album, 2005’s Broken Valley. That’s a lifetime in the music industry, although in the timeline of Life of Agony, that’s pretty much on schedule. After all, eight years passed between when it released 1997’s Soul Searching Sun and Broken Valley, but nonetheless, fans have wondered if the quartet of singer Mina Caputo, bassist Alan Robert, guitarist Joey Z and drummer Sal Abruscato would ever return to the studio.
They are getting their wish: Life of Agony’s fifth album, A Place Where There's No More Pain, will be arriving April 28 on Napalm Records.
“We have a long history of connecting to our fans on an emotional level through our words and music, and that's why I think there's something really relevant and timeless about the message behind the title track,” adds Robert. “It's about facing your problems head on in order to find peace within yourself -- a topic that really hits home for a lot of our fans struggling with their own demons. The opening line ‘Running away only makes it worse’ couldn't be more true, because sooner or later those problems will catch up with you, and when they do, you gotta be strong enough to deal with them.”