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Life of Agony

CountryUnited States
Formed1989, Brooklyn, New York, United States
GenresCrossover, Thrash Metal, Sludge Metal, Alternative Metal
LabelsNapalm Records

Line-up (members)

  • Alan Robert : Bass, Vocals (1989-1999, 2002-2012, 2014-)
  • Joey Z. : Guitars, Vocals (1989-1999, 2002-2012, 2014-)
  • Mina Caputo : Lead Vocals, Keyboards (1989-1997), Lead Vocals (2002-2012, 2014-)
  • Sal Abruscato : Drums (1992-1996, 2002-2012, 2014-)

Former members

  • Eric Chan : Drums
  • Mike Palmeri : Drums
  • Kenny Pedersen : Drums
  • Dan Richardson : Drums (1996-1999)
Videos by  youtube


Album titleRankTypeRelease dateRatingVotesReviews
River Runs Red preview CollectionWish List Studio 90 10
Ugly preview CollectionWish List Studio 90 10
Soul Searching Sun preview CollectionWish List Studio 80 10
preview CollectionWish List Live 70 10
Broken Valley preview CollectionWish List Studio 80 10
Additional notes
Singer Mina Caputo, guitarist Joey Zampella, and bassist Alan Robert played the New York underground scene with several different drummers. On the eve of signing with Roadrunner Records, the band enlisted Type O Negative drummer Sal Abruscato as a permanent member.

Abruscato left the band after touring and promoting their second album "Ugly". Ex-Pro-Pain and ex-Crumbsuckers drummer Dan Richardson joined the band as a replacement.

Caputo left the band following the release of "Soul Searching Sun" stating his heart was no longer in the type of music they performed. Ugly Kid Joe vocalist Whitfield Crane filled in for him during the tour.

The band split-up in 1999 but reunited with the original line-up in 2002 and played two sold-out shows at New York's Irving Plaza on January 3 and 4, 2003. The reunion resulted in several more shows and appearances on European festivals, as well as the recording of 2005's "Broken Valley", the band's first new material since 1997. During this period the band toured with Megadeth, Dream Theater, Anthrax, Fear Factory and Symphony X as part of the Gigantour.

By the summer of 2011 the band attempted to write new material only to feel it was being forced and not natural. Caputo stated that the band in an attempt not to become a novelty act was to go back in to hiatus or permanently disband. Sal created A Pale Horse Named Death, Joey is still running his New York based Method of Groove Studio, Alan is working on his second comic for IDW and a film of his first comic Wire hangers, and Caputo will release three to four projects in the next year.

In a February 2012 interview, Sal Abruscato confirmed that Life of Agony is no more. He explains, "We're not gonna play (anymore). We moved out of our studio. We all kind of feel like we're at the end. We're never gonna make another record, because of those kinds of problems I was talking about (earlier in the interview) – we can't agree on writing a song. And Keith wants to pursue his life and his lifestyle. And that's pretty much the reason why also I've moved on and I'm doing my own thing... to just keep going; I didn't want my career to stop with Life of Agony. Life of Agony doesn't tour, Life of Agony doesn't do much. And so we were at a point where it was like... We did the last three shows in July 2011 and then we moved out of our studio, and that's it. I don't foresee anything in the future; I highly doubt it. I don't know how that would happen."

In a July 2012 interview with Revolver Magazine, Alan Robert described his attitude towards the state of the band. "I actually don’t think Mina’s transition is the ultimate reason the band isn’t active right now. We’d been doing a lot less touring over the last bunch of years, way before she announced her personal news. I can only speak for myself, but I can say that starting a family has definitely made me want to tour and travel a lot less in general. For that reason in particular, I’m much happier being home working on my comics and film projects. It fulfills my creative needs and allows me to live the life I want to at this stage."

In March 2014, some European festival appearances in August were confirmed on the band's web site.
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