Life Of Agony‘s forthcoming studio album will focus on “Rivers Runs Red“ the story of a teenager who survived a difficult childhood then slit his wrists in the bathroom. The record is set to arrive on Napalm in the fall.
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 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.
Since the 90’s, the group has toured relentlessly with bands, including Metallica, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Foo Fighters, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Life of Agony released two more studio albums for Roadrunner: “Ugly” (’95) and “Soul Searching Sun” (’97), before signing to major label Sony/Epic Records in 2005 to record “Broken Valley” with producer Greg Fidelman (Slipknot, Metallica). Life of Agony has sold over one million albums to date.
When Life of Agony first formed the band perfected their angst filled, heavy, hardcore metal cutting through at times. The album, “River Runs Red” was similar to their stage show at the time, straight up energy and aggression in a hardcore, thrash format, with shards of heavy metal cutting through at times, and the group toured extensively upon its release.
Last year, Life of Agony released its 5th studio album, titled “A Place Where There’s No More Pain”. Rolling Stone hailed it as “One of the Most Anticipated Albums of the Year.” The album was produced by Matt Brown & Life of Agony and mastered by Ted Jensen (Alice in Chains, Machine Head, Deftones).
— LIFEOFAGONY (@OffiLIFEOFAGONY) February 1, 2019
The bassist Alan Robert shared his enthusiasm on touring last year, “You really can’t beat the crazy energy of a packed, sweaty, tiny club, like we used to play back in the day, so we decided to include some very intimate rooms on this tour, along with the bigger venues, to feel that deep emotional connection again with our die-hard fans.”
Life of Agony Tour Dates
05/10 – New York, NY – Playstation Theater
07/26 – Szekesfehervar, Hungary
07/28 – Viersen, Germany
08/02 – Wacken, Germany
08/03 – Cologne, Germany