Life of Agony

Life of Agony

All Ages
Saturday, April 01, 2023
Doors: | 6pm // Show: | 6:45pm
$25

$25 ADV | $28 DOS
All Ages Admitted // 21 to drink with ID
Tickets on sale to the General Public – (12/21/22)
General Admission Standing – there isn’t a bad spot in the house!
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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. See full reviews, here >
 
Watch THE SOUND OF SCARS Life of Agony Documentary Trailer: https://youtu.be/XzhYR7gI5iU
For more information on Life of Agony, official websites and social media, visit: https://linktr.ee/lifeofagony
When asked how the band came together, drummer Terry "TT" Taylor will tell you "the death of a friend". As singer/guitarist Jon Soda James may agree he also might say "burritos". Both being true as the two would be reunited after some years at a funeral for a friend. Two months after they would be airing out grievances over said burritos. You see, the two used to be in a project called (e)motion picture and, it did not end well. A little older and much wiser, January of 2020 would see them back in a rehearsal studio on Long Island. Soda had a handful of songs, band name, and a vision so they began where they left off, not at all wanting to recreate or revisit the old project. Come March they were a 3-piece adding a second guitarist and then...pandemic. During the pandemic Soda continued to write, sending ideas around to the members and making very small strides. Non Covid related, he had become very sick and would be in and out of the hospital. Somehow the band survived. Come September they were back to rehearsals. The search for a bass player took nearly two months but by November they had found their missing piece in Clifford "Sugar Bear" Catropa. Throwing him right to the wolves, with two members injured the band demoed out material they had. Days after that the second guitarist was let go. Deciding to press on and remain a 3-piece is when progress and camaraderie would blossom. Soda had absolutely driven the boys crazy with the relentless changes he kept making to the songs that would be set aside for a record, but, it would all be worth it as late Winter '21 the band had won over and convinced Joey Z. of Life Of Agony to make a record for them. Throughout all of Spring, Summer and Autumn '21 the trio was very hard at work recording, making their own merch and building toward their debut as well as managing chaotic personal lives. The end result is a self-titled near masterpiece released March '22 that culminates two years of dedication, perseverance, hard work, laughter, tears and everything in between. We graciously and lovingly present to you... COVENTRY CAROLS Jon Soda James-Vocals/Guitar Terry Taylor-Drums Clifford Catropa-Bass
Life of Agony is an alternative metal band from Brooklyn, New York. The band was formed in the summer of 1989 by singer Mina Caputo (as Keith Caputo), bassist Alan Robert and guitarist Joey Z. After playing with several drummers, they enlisted Type O Negative drummer Sal Abruscato before recording the debut album River Runs Red (1993) after they signed to Roadrunner Records. River Runs Red was followed by the more emotional Ugly (1995), but drummer Abruscato left Life of Agony after the accompanying tour. His successor was ex-Pro-Pain & ex-Crumbsuckers drummer Dan Richardson. Vocalist Caputo departed the band following the release of Soul Searching Sun (1997).
Sick of It All is an American hardcore punk band, formed in 1986 in Queens, New York. The band's current lineup consists of brothers Lou and Pete Koller on vocals and lead guitar respectively, Craig Setari on bass, and Armand Majidi on drums. Sick of It All is considered to be a major part of the New York hardcore scene, and has sold half a million records worldwide. Though their 1989 debut album Blood, Sweat and No Tears was a moderate success, Sick of It All did not achieve commercial success until later albums. After the release of their second album Just Look Around in 1992, East West Records saw the band's potential and signed them in 1993.
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