Lead Vocals: Mina Caputo, Guitar: Joey Zampella, Bass: Alan Robert, Drums: Veronica Bellino
Life of Agony emerged from the New York music scene in the early '90s with one of the most distinctive sounds in its genre. Best known for its 1993 metal/crossover debut "River Runs Red" (Roadrunner Records), named by Rolling Stone as being one of the "100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time" the band instantly built a die-hard, cult following. For nearly three decades, the group toured relentlessly all over the world, sharing stages with the biggest names in rock, including Metallica, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Foo Fighters, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Life of Agony has sold over one million albums to date.
With six studio albums under its belt, including "Ugly" ('95) and "Soul Searching Sun" ('97) for Roadrunner Records, "Broken Valley" for Sony/Epic Records in 2005 (produced by Greg Fidelman – of Slipknot, Metallica fame), and 2017’s “A Place Where There’s No More Pain” via Napalm Records, LIFE OF AGONY released the hard-hitting, emotional concept album “The Sound of Scars” in October, 2019 (Napalm). The record received critical acclaim and was named Album Of The Year by The Aquarian and the #1 Album on Metal Hammer’s (DE) ‘Best of 2019’: Alternative-Rock/Punk List. The album was produced by Sylvia Massy (Tool, System of a Down) along with LOA's very own Joey Z (mixing duties helmed by Massy), and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, Metallica, Soundgarden). “The Sound of Scars” continues the haunting narrative from the band’s groundbreaking 1993 debut “River Runs Red”.
"By far, this is the best Life of Agony record you’ve heard in years," explains guitarist Joey Z. "We really went back to our roots on this one and tapped into the mindset we had when we first started the band." The group filmed a chaotic, high-energy video for lead-off track 'Scars' with director Leigh Brooks of Firebelly Films.
Most recently, a full-length, feature film documentary based on the lives of the three core members of the group, also titled “The Sound of Scars”, was presented at Cannes Film Festival by Toronto-based genre specialist Raven Banner. The film received universal praise from the media and fans alike, rated five stars by Kerrang, who called it “Unflinching”, and the film was featured on CNN, Psychology Today, and BBC.