It has been 12 years since New York metal act Life of Agony released its last album, 2005’s Broken Valley. Life of Agony’s fifth album, A Place Where There's No More Pain, will be arriving April 28 on Napalm Records.
Life of Agony have surprised fans by revealing plans to release their first new album in over a decade, A Place Where There's No More Pain (Napalm Records). "I think our fans know that our music comes from a very real place of suffering, from all of us in the band," says bassist and songwriter Alan Robert, addressing the record's title. "Many of our fans have told us over the years that sharing our personal struggles has been cathartic for them in healing the pain in their own lives. That uplifting energy we share at the shows, gives us hope that there's light at the end of the tunnel. And for us and hopefully our fans, that short time when we're all together is a place where there's no more pain."—Alan Robert, Life of Agony
Life of Agony is proud to announce that the band will perform in Europe this August, the first shows since the group’s lead singer Mina Caputo (formerly known as Keith Caputo) came out as transgender in 2011. The performances will take place at Belgium's Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival with Marilyn Manson on Friday, August 8th, Austria's Picture On Festival on Saturday, August 9th (headlining), Germany's Elb-Riot Festival with Machine Head on Saturday, August 16th, and Germany's X-Rockfest Festival with Machine Head on Sunday, August 17th. The famed River Runs Red lineup, rounded out by guitarist Joey Z, bassist Alan Robert and drummer Sal Abruscato are excited to take the stage together once again after a three-year hiatus.
“We’ve helped so many people around the world cope with their emotional struggles through our music, it was time to get back out there,” said Robert, regarding the group’s decision to reunite for the upcoming show. “Our songs connect with people on an emotional level because they were written out of real pain and hardship. It doesn’t matter if you’re white, black, blue, green, gay, straight, trans or whatever. Our fans know it comes from a real place and have stood by us. We’ve always worn our hearts on our sleeves. That is just who we are and that is something that will never change.”
All four Life of Agony band members have kept busy with other projects since their last performances together a few years ago. Mina Caputo released a solo album titled As Much Truth as One Can Bear with the help of a successful Indiegogo campaign. Joey Z continued to produce albums for several recording artists around the globe. Alan Robert released his third, award-winning horror graphic novel Killogy (IDW Publishing) and Sal Abruscato’s band A Pale Horse Named Death recorded its acclaimed sophomore album Lay My Soul to Waste (SPV Records).
For more information on Life of Agony and the upcoming performance, visit the official website.