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 [to a woman]."

In a June 5, 2011 interview with "DeadDave's Internet Radio Show", Caputo stated: "I live a completely, totally different lifestyle. I'm a completely different human being, as you guys probably know. I have a very different path in life. I'm not living life as a man anymore and stuff. So, yeah, my life is completely different, but music will always be... music is definitely my driving force."

Caputo previously used cross-dressing images of himself in the artwork for his 2008 solo album A Fondness For Hometown Scars and dedicated the CD to androgynous people.




In a July 11 tweet, Caputo said, "my cuzins even get on me for being transgender, callin me the dumbest names, but it's all in good fun they'll really kill 4 me." The vocalist also re-tweeted a story from Metal Insider claiming the singer was due to get a sex change. He replied with the message, "Thx for being sweet & respectful.. Deeply appreciate it. FYI, I'm keeping my penis!"



During his appearance on "DeadDave's Internet Radio Show", Caputo spoke about Life Of Agony's future plans, stating, "We realize that Life Of Agony has become an extremely nostalgic act and the music that used to not be dated, in our eyes, is dated, and the whole situation is dated. It's a nostalgia, and we don't want to take advantage of that nostalgia anymore, nor do we wanna take advantage of the fans.

We've got three shows this year and it's probably gonna be the last shows that we do for a very long time. In fact, we just may call it quits. Because we feel like we set out to do what we needed to collectively. We're very honest people, we love each other dearly, but we just can't get it on; we can't turn each other on in the studio. We hit a brick wall together, and it ain't cool. So there's probably not gonna be a new album, nor a new single... So people better start getting used to Broken Valley, because that's probably the last piece of music that they'll hear from the band."


Source: roadrunnerrecords.com
Band profile: Life Of Agony
 
Posted: 15.07.2011 by Thryce



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Angel_Lament - 15.07.2011 at 16:29  
I gotta say, Im not so surprised, this dude has some weird actions and acts pretty much like a gurl>>>!!!!
oroboros - 15.07.2011 at 16:45  
My head hurts.
Ozman - 15.07.2011 at 16:51  
Good on him and a brave move.
NeverAgain - 15.07.2011 at 16:56  
Ironically, a move like that takes more balls than most people have. Good on her and best of luck with her new life!
Fat & Sassy! - 15.07.2011 at 17:04  
Gud 2 noe dat yo cuzins wud kill 4 u bro
corrupt - 15.07.2011 at 17:07  
Cudos for being so up front about it. I also like the part about not releasing a new album for recognizing they couldn't keep up the old quality. Many other bands should (or should have, Communic!) learn from that.
Mr. Doctor - 15.07.2011 at 17:11  
Good for him/her. All the good wishes from my part.


Although I don't want to know why Keith want to keep the penis.
Also.. Is Keith an unisex name? Hehehe in Chile "mina" is a common slang for (young) woman.
Elio - 15.07.2011 at 17:37  
Dude/girl showed some balls indeed, best of luck.
Paradox0 - 15.07.2011 at 17:37  
I wonder what she'll sound like live?
JD - 15.07.2011 at 18:46  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 15.07.2011 at 17:11

Although I don't want to know why Keith want to keep the penis.

Me neither
Angelic Storm - 15.07.2011 at 19:03  
Written by NeverAgain on 15.07.2011 at 16:56

Ironically, a move like that takes more balls than most people have. Good on her and best of luck with her new life!


That's very true. She certainly has far more courage than most of the ones that will diss her have anyway, that's for sure!

@Mr Doctor: Yup.. agreed on both points! Dunno why she'd want to have a man's name (unless Keith is a unisex name, although it's not as far as I'm aware!) and to have a penis. It makes no sense to me, but Keith is hurting nobody by wanting to be herself, so whatever makes him/her happy I guess. hehee
Mr. Doctor - 15.07.2011 at 19:12  
Written by Angelic Storm on 15.07.2011 at 19:03

so whatever makes him/her happy I guess. hehee


Yeah. I don't really care about those things either, it's just plain curiosity. My best guess is that she wants to keep it in case Keith wants to go back to manhood, who knows?
Angelic Storm - 15.07.2011 at 19:19  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 15.07.2011 at 19:12
Yeah. I don't really care about those things either, it's just plain curiosity. My best guess is that she wants to keep it in case Keith wants to go back to manhood, who knows?


Exactly, those things just seem a bit weird, and don't make any sense to me... But Keith seems happy enough, and she's not hurting anyone by her actions, so fair play. lol xD
Mindheist - 15.07.2011 at 19:55  
Haha good for you, just from now on, think twice before doing something stupid, or else you'll go to jail . And for a man like you, believe me, that's the last place on earth you want to be .
Windrider - 15.07.2011 at 20:14  
What the FUCK! At least metalheads dont have to grow their hair for such a shit...
Ozman - 15.07.2011 at 20:26  
Written by Mindheist on 15.07.2011 at 19:55

Haha good for you, just from now on, think twice before doing something stupid, or else you'll go to jail . And for a man like you, believe me, that's the last place on earth you want to be .


wtf are you on about? Why the hell would he go to jail?
And why is it stupid?
For Keith it's the best thing to do apparently. Grow up and let people do to themselves whatever they feel best about
@gent_-_orange - 15.07.2011 at 20:28  
Good for her.
Mindheist - 15.07.2011 at 20:49  
Written by Ozman on 15.07.2011 at 20:26

Written by Mindheist on 15.07.2011 at 19:55

Haha good for you, just from now on, think twice before doing something stupid, or else you'll go to jail . And for a man like you, believe me, that's the last place on earth you want to be .


wtf are you on about? Why the hell would he go to jail?
And why is it stupid?
For Keith it's the best thing to do apparently. Grow up and let people do to themselves whatever they feel best about

I guess you misunderstood what I was saying. I'll explain, what I meant was that, given that metalheads are widely known for doing stupid things (like doing drugs, being involved in fights...), I thought that Keith would eventually do something similar, which could put him behind bars. It has nothing to do with the fact that he underwent a sex change and I didn't say that it was stupid for him to do so. And if god forbid, something happens, he won't feel that "comfortable" in jail with the way he looks that's all what i was saying and in case you didn't notice, it's only a joke. I don't judge people .
Ozman - 15.07.2011 at 20:51  
Written by Mindheist on 15.07.2011 at 20:49

Written by Ozman on 15.07.2011 at 20:26

Written by Mindheist on 15.07.2011 at 19:55

Haha good for you, just from now on, think twice before doing something stupid, or else you'll go to jail . And for a man like you, believe me, that's the last place on earth you want to be .


wtf are you on about? Why the hell would he go to jail?
And why is it stupid?
For Keith it's the best thing to do apparently. Grow up and let people do to themselves whatever they feel best about

I guess you misunderstood what I was saying. I'll explain, what I meant was that, given that metalheads are widely known for doing stupid things (like doing drugs, being involved in fights...), I thought that Keith would eventually do something similar, which could put him behind bars. It has nothing to do with the fact that he underwent a sex change and I didn't say that it was stupid for him to do so. And if god forbid, something happens, he won't feel that "comfortable" in jail with the way he looks that's all what i was saying and in case you didn't notice, it's only a joke. I don't judge people .


Sorry for misunderstanding you.
slinx - 15.07.2011 at 20:53  
What an ugly woman
Mindheist - 15.07.2011 at 20:55  
Written by Ozman on 15.07.2011 at 20:51

Written by Mindheist on 15.07.2011 at 20:49

Written by Ozman on 15.07.2011 at 20:26

Written by Mindheist on 15.07.2011 at 19:55

Haha good for you, just from now on, think twice before doing something stupid, or else you'll go to jail . And for a man like you, believe me, that's the last place on earth you want to be .


wtf are you on about? Why the hell would he go to jail?
And why is it stupid?
For Keith it's the best thing to do apparently. Grow up and let people do to themselves whatever they feel best about

I guess you misunderstood what I was saying. I'll explain, what I meant was that, given that metalheads are widely known for doing stupid things (like doing drugs, being involved in fights...), I thought that Keith would eventually do something similar, which could put him behind bars. It has nothing to do with the fact that he underwent a sex change and I didn't say that it was stupid for him to do so. And if god forbid, something happens, he won't feel that "comfortable" in jail with the way he looks that's all what i was saying and in case you didn't notice, it's only a joke. I don't judge people .


Sorry for misunderstanding you.

That's okay .
SceneryOfLoss - 15.07.2011 at 21:39  
I'm surprised honestly, but I never followed "his" career. Anyway I guess we should respect the decision and hope she'll be happy like that!
The Shape 1973 - 15.07.2011 at 21:53  
Written by NeverAgain on 15.07.2011 at 16:56

Ironically, a move like that takes more balls than most people have.

Is he keeping them too?

The title of the track he duetted on with Within Temptation now makes sense.
Elodie Artour - 15.07.2011 at 23:13  
I can only wish people with such big balls (as many of you have already stated here) the best of luck! I hope she feels happier from now on.
Mr. Doctor - 15.07.2011 at 23:25  
Written by SceneryOfLoss on 15.07.2011 at 21:39

I'm surprised honestly, but I never followed "his" career. Anyway I guess we should respect the decision and hope she'll be happy like that!

You should check out Life Of Agony, specially their debut. Classic stuff from the 90s awesome album.

Written by The Shape 1973 on 15.07.2011 at 21:53

Written by NeverAgain on 15.07.2011 at 16:56

Ironically, a move like that takes more balls than most people have.

Is he keeping them too?

The title of the track he duetted on with Within Temptation now makes sense.


Keith will keep the genitals as stated in the news
Ozman - 15.07.2011 at 23:49  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 15.07.2011 at 23:25


You should check out Life Of Agony, specially their debut. Classic stuff from the 90s awesome album.




Check out the first two I would say. River Runs Red is awesome but somehow I find Ugly even better but after Ugly it went downhill extremely quickly
Axe Argonian - 16.07.2011 at 01:06  
Hey, if it works for him/her, good for him/her. Although I will never begin to comprehend why anyone would want to change his sex, I will not judge, for we all have our self-destructive vices, quirky desires, and socially unpopular interests.

Whom I find amusing are the judges. Many people love self-righteously judging others' "socially unacceptable" differences without realizing that they themselves have their own "socially unacceptable" differences. Case in point, the orthodox religious follower vehemently rebukes the homosexual while masturbating to hardcore pornography. The successful business woman condescends the poverty-stricken drunkard while gambling away her wealth. The morbidly obese man admonishes against the smoker's insalubrious habits while eating excessively more than what is recommended in a healthful diet.

Such hypocrisy is dispelled only when the hypocrite realizes that he is no better than the one whom he is criticizing. One must realize that, regardless of whether one assumes the role of the opposite sex, smokes marijuana, gambles haphazardly, indulges magic mushrooms, or listens to heavy metal, it is all the same. Our desires, our interests, our vices - these carnal things are part of what makes us human. And until we realize and admit our carnality, we will never get off of our self-righteous ivory towers and attain earthly happiness.
LeChron James - 16.07.2011 at 01:29  
Wonder why he doesn't just adopt a fully feminine name instead of "Keith Mina" whatever his/her last name is. Either way, best of luck.
KillHimAgain - 16.07.2011 at 02:08  
Esh.
Carl Berg - 16.07.2011 at 02:28  
Woah. Another unepected news today.
Vitriolic Hate - 16.07.2011 at 02:39  
Good for him.
Mr. Doctor - 16.07.2011 at 03:07  
Written by Ozman on 15.07.2011 at 23:49

Check out the first two I would say. River Runs Red is awesome but somehow I find Ugly even better but after Ugly it went downhill extremely quickly


Well of course. I was just pointing out their first since it's the one I know the most and their most known.
Void Eater - 16.07.2011 at 05:34  
Congrats on your fake boobs and mutilated penis.

EDIT: Oh, he/she/it keeps *insert possessive pronoun here* cock. He/she/it is shaping up to be some kind of monster.
a MasT - 16.07.2011 at 07:31  
Bbehehehehehheeheeh no one is laughing?!?! no one?!!?? what in the fuck.
qlacs - 16.07.2011 at 10:24  
Many of you are up to defend his/her decision, put it's still disgusting. If someone in head thinks a different person then something, somewhere is gone seriously wrong. Even worse that he feels like it's an honour to show the process.
Tranquillizer - 16.07.2011 at 14:22  
Hm... will he/she for the rest of his/her career try to sing more like a woman, or will he keep his voice like he kept his penis?
Slayer666 - 16.07.2011 at 15:12  
He/she (it?) will be fuxxxin' hot, I can tell already.
Does that make me gay?
Bobsmith - 16.07.2011 at 22:44  
It's very disrespectful to use him when referring to someone transitioning from a male to female.
Black Conundrum - 18.07.2011 at 21:41  
This type of news doesn't come around every day.
Cuca Beludo - 23.07.2011 at 05:56  
Sorry, no words came!
The Shape 1973 - 28.07.2011 at 17:54  
Written by Bobsmith on 16.07.2011 at 22:44

It's very disrespectful to use him when referring to someone transitioning from a male to female.

His DNA says male, so he is still a "him". Whatever he adds on, or chops off.
ErnilEnNaur - 14.08.2011 at 00:10  
Androgynous people are my kind of people, totally love them. Also, I wonder if she looks as good with blue eye-liner as I do.

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