Brooklyn's hard rock legends Life Of Agony have signed a worldwide record deal with Napalm Records. Life Of Agony returned to the stage and performed on multiple festival dates in Europe over the summer of 2014. The famed River Runs Red line-up, of vocalist Mina Caputo, guitarist Joey Z, bassist Alan Robert, and drummer Sal Abruscato were excited to take the stage together once again after a three-year hiatus. And now the band has come back to stay, as they are about to continue touring the world and release their 5th studio album, the first in over a decade, since 2005's Broken Valley.
Life Of Agony has announced that the band will perform in Europe this August, the first show since the group's lead singer Mina Caputo (formerly known as Keith Caputo) came out as transgender in 2011. The show will take place at Belgium's Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival with Marilyn Manson on Friday, August 8th. The River Runs Red line-up, 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.
Hot news in the "That's So Metal" department where Keith Caputo, the somewhat eccentric frontman of alternative metal band Life Of Agony from here on out wants to be addressed as Keith Mina Caputo frontwoman of Wife Of Agony... River sure runs red now.
*Several bad puns later*
Keith Caputo has revealed that he has begun "transitioning" into life as a woman and has begun to refer to himself as "her" on his official website. The singer, who has adopted the name "Keith Mina Caputo", wrote on his Twitter account, "Male to female transsexuals like me are the women who give up male privilege for femininity! Threaten the patriarchy!" He also responded to a question from a fan about the demise of Life Of Agony by writing, "Life Of Agony has already gone into isolation and it's got nothing to do with me transitioning ."
Ever wondered what happened to ex-Anthrax singer Dan Nelson?
For one, he's the new singer of a band called BlackGates, apparently. But more importantly, he recently recorded some material together with Life Of Agony guitarist Joey Z., Arsis guitarist James Malone and Aunt Hildegard drummer Crock LaRock.
Comments Nelson: "This is not a band, but a bunch of songs written with some friends that we recorded in my garage studio."
The songs are called "Burden's Crown", "Troll", "You", "Task At Hand", "New Damnation" and "New Found Noose", and are all available for streaming at this location. Check it out and let us know what you think.
I Scream Records have posted the song "River Runs Red" from Life Of Agony's upcoming live release 20 Years Strong: River Runs Red | Live In Brussels on their MySpace player. The live CD/DVD will be in stores on I Scream Records July 19th in Europe & July 27th in the USA.
20 Years Strong: River Runs Red | Live In Brussels cover art] tracklist:
01. This Time
03. River Runs Red
04. Through And Through
05. Bad Seed
06. My Eyes
08. Method Of Groove
09. The Stain Remains
10. Other Side Of The River
11. Love To Let You Down
13. Lost At 22
I Scream Records is very excited and proud to welcome Life Of Agony to the family.
On Saturday April 3rd 2010, I Scream Records will be recording and filming Life Of Agony's performance at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium - 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 now, after popular demand, they're also heading over to Europe to perform a set built around this amazing, legendary album.
The release of this 20 Years Strong live album, which will also include a free bonus DVD of the complete show at the Ancienne Belgique, exclusive footage and much more, is set for early this Summer.
Roadrunner Records has set an April 29 release date for the reissue of Life Of Agony's classic "River Runs Red" album. Originally released in 1993, the new version of "River Runs Red" will include several extra tracks and a bonus DVD
The track listing for the reissue is as follows:
01. This Time
04. River Runs Red
05. Through And Through
06. Words And Music
08. Bad Seed
09. My Eyes
11. Method Of Groove
12. The Stain Remains
14. Here I Am, Here I Stay (bonus track)
15. Depression (bonus track)
16. 3 Companions (bonus track)
17. Plexiglass Gate (bonus track)
01. Through And Through (video)
02. This Time (video)
US Alternative Metal band Life Of Agony have issued the following update:
"We are very excited to share with you that there is a new Life Of Agony live concert DVD in the works. The footage was filmed at European festivals during the last tour in June 2007. The DVD shows the band performing its classic songs from the "River Runs Red", "Ugly" and "Soul Searching Sun" records. Filmed with multi-camera angles in front of crowds as large as 40,000 people, the DVD looks amazing. Bonus material includes rare backstage tour clips and more. Release date information will be available in the coming months."
Life Of Agony spent most of 2006 and early 2007 on a break after completing its successful touring cycle for the 2005 Epic Records release, "Broken Valley". The band is currently without a record deal, having parted ways with Epic in 2005. In the meantime, lead singer Keith Caputo released a solo album, titled "Heart's Blood on Your Dawn", and has a new CD on the way. Guitarist Joey Z has opened a recording studio in Brooklyn, NY called Method of Groove Studio and has successfully produced and mixed Brand New Sin's latest release for Century Media. Joey has also teamed up with Peter Steele (Type O Negative) to reform Carnivore. Drummer Sal Abruscato has been actively building custom motorcycles and recently won an award for his latest creation