May 4, 2017 § Leave a comment
Life of Agony ‘A Place Where There’s No More Pain’ Album Reviews
“One of the Most Anticipated Albums of the Year!”—ROLLING STONE
“Life Of Agony’s return is set to blow you away!”—KERRANG!
“One of the best rock albums of the year!”—STENCIL
“Life of Agony have reinvented themselves and returned with A Place Where There’s No More Pain, an alternative hard rock record that features the group’s strongest material since their debut!“—REVOLVER
“Comeback Album of the Year? Very well possible!”—METAL HAMMER (DE)
“A true return to form which will satisfy the hunger of their loyal fan-base whilst recruiting newbies along the way. It’s great to have them back!”—VIVE LE ROCK
“Life of Agony in 2017 is clearly the most comfortable they have ever been in their own skin.”–THE MONOLITH
10/10 REVIEW! “This is a stunning comeback with Life Of Agony producing their finest album to date…one of the best hard rock albums of 2017!”–METAL ON LOUD MAGAZINE
9/10 Review: “One of the absolute highlights of the year!”–CLASSIC ROCK
“Life of Agony have always done exactly what they have wanted to do and never really paid any heed to what has been expected of them…and their evolution has been fascinating, even more so when you consider that there hasn’t been a wrong step along the way.”–ECHOES AND DUST
10/10 Review: “COMEBACK OF THE YEAR!!”—ZEPHYRS ODEM
BEST METAL ALBUMS OF THE WEEK: “LOA drive their sound back into the big, bloody heart of the 90s. Opener ‘Meet Your Maker’ is a growling, full-throttle belter with dissonant vocal harmonies that recall ‘Dirt’-era Alice In Chains.”–METAL HAMMER
4.8/5 Stars Review: “A masterpiece of harmony and heavy riffs…They have surpassed all expectations…It is easily their best!”–SKULLS N BONES
90/100 Review: “A Place Where There’s No More Pain is a very strong album…with a thick wink to the past and beautiful songs.”–ROCKMUZINE
9/10 Review: “A Place Where There’s No More Pain is an album full to the brim with hulking great grooves…and Caputo, delves deep into her heart and soul to put in the kind of performance that few vocalists in the metal genre can come close to.”–PURE GRAIN AUDIO
“This is a Life Of Agony album. It’s what you want from them and what they deliver very well…They have the ability to make you want to break down in tears one moment, before wanting to spin kick your way around a dance floor the next.”–PUNKTASTIC
4/5 REVIEW: “An emotional rollercoaster of an album!”–BATTLE HELM
“With A Place Where There’s No More Pain…LOA made an album that combines everything the band is known for, with a sound that fits their maturity as artists.”–POWER OF METAL
91.6/100 REVIEW: ‘A Place Where There’s No More Pain’ is full of everything I shamelessly adore about Life of Agony…I dig EVERY SINGLE TRACK!”–GEEK FURIOUS
9/10 Review: “One of the absolute highlights of the year!”–CLASSIC ROCK
“A Place Where There’s No More Pain is a genuine return packed with more heat than Iron Man!”–SOUNDSCAPE
“‘A Place Where There’s No More Pain’ is for everyone, and what I mean by that is that everyone has a song that they can relate to. It goes from a song about being abused to the feeling of being nothing more than worthless. All the songs tell different stories yet they fit perfectly like a cold beer on a beautiful Sunday night.”–METAL NEXUS
“IMPRESSIVE RETURN! I have a clear recommendation for purchase!”—HANDWRITTEN MAGAZINE (DE)
“A successful record? Yes. A real come back? Of course. ‘A Place Where There’s No More Pain’ allows Life Of Agony to impose themselves again on the scene they conquered years ago, but also to increase their influence.”–ACTA INFERNALIS
9.5/10 REVIEW: “This record is an emotional juggernaut that has no filler. With 10 songs that are instant classics, the album represents a heartfelt tour-DE-force sure to resonate with anyone, whether you are an old-school head, or just discovering the band for the first time.”–GHOST CULT MAGAZINE
“Life of Agony continue following their own muse and not giving a single f@ck what anyone has to say. That’s the Life of Agony we all know and love, and I’m happy to see that version make a triumphant return.”—ANGRY METAL GUY
“So cool and addictive that when it came to an end you want some more!”–METALLUS REVIEW (ITALY)
9/10 Review: “A fantastic and timeless hard rock album, which is one of the best in this genre.”—HEAVY METAL (DK)
4.5/5 Review: “A Place Where There’s No More Pain is definitely a hot contender for the comeback of the year!”–COUNT YOUR BRUISES
“A Place Where There’s No More Pain – a perfect Life Of Agony album title if ever there was one – has everything you want and expect from these veterans…from the very start, a number of things quickly become clear, first of which is that Life Of Agony are not fucking about with this release!”–WORSHIP METAL
9.5/10 REVIEW! “Life of Agony is back in a big bad way. This is the album we have been waiting for. ‘A Place Where There’s No More Pain’ showcases everything that made the band so great in the first place.”-THE NOISE PROJECT (UK)
“These are riffy, catchy, beautifully crafted hard rock songs that provide the platform for a terrific vocal performance and some of the most undeniable choruses we’ve heard in a while. If it’s songwriting chops you’re after this week, look no further than this record.”–THIS DECAY
February 16, 2017 § Leave a comment
Life of Agony’s Alan Robert Announces Sequel to His Best-Selling Horror Coloring Book
The Beauty of Horror 2: Ghouliana’s Creepatorium – Another GOREgeous Coloring Book Coming This September From IDW Publishing
Pre-order is up for “The Beauty of Horror 2: Ghouliana’s Creepatorium – Another GOREgeous Coloring Book”! http://amzn.to/2l3iDT6
The color-crazed carnage continues with Alan Robert’s The Beauty of Horror 2: Ghouliana’s Creepatorium, Another GOREgeous Coloring Book!
Nerdist hailed Robert’s debut as being “The World’s Creepiest Adult Coloring Book” and it received critical acclaim in The Wall Street Journal, GQ, and BuzzFeed. The Life of Agony bassist/songwriter follows up his Amazon #1 Best Seller The Beauty of Horror with everyone’s favorite undead girl Ghouliana, as she mischievously attempts to trick budding colorists into unleashing a deadly spell. Try and find the ingredients she’s sprinkled throughout Robert’s intricate pen and ink illustrations before it’s too late!
This ghastly follow up to the Beauty of Horror features over 80 pages of original artwork depicting a variety of increasingly terrifying scenes and patterns. Featuring a beautifully chilling red foiled cover and high-quality paper that will ensure the pools of blood you color don’t leak through the pages, Robert and IDW have come together to present a deluxe coloring experience.
“I was completely blown away by the overwhelming response to the first book,” Robert says, “the amazing color work fans have been posting online inspired me to get crackin’ on volume two right away! And this time, Ghouliana’s got even more tricks up her sleeve.”
“Alan gave colorists around the world the creeps with his coloring book debut,” says IDW VP of New Product Development, Jerry Bennington. “If you’re not still shaking from the first go round, there’s more gruesome images from his brain splattered onto the page for fans to color until their hair stands on end!”
The Beauty of Horror 2: Ghouliana’s Creepatorium, Another GOREgeous Coloring Book by Alan Robert arrives in stores this September from IDW Publishing. http://www.thebeautyofhorror.com
TP • BW • $17.99 • 88 Pages • 9.8” x 9.8”• ISBN: 978-1-68405-070-3
About Alan Robert
Over the last two decades, Alan Robert’s band Life of Agony has built a die-hard cult following, selling over one million albums worldwide. Life of Agony is set to release their 5th studio album A Place Where There’s No More Pain through Napalm Records on April 28, 2017. Rolling Stone hailed it as “One of the Most Anticipated Albums of the Year.” Robert is also the critically acclaimed author/artist of several IDW creator-owned comic book series. Titles include Crawl to Me, Killogy and Wire Hangers. Crawl to Me is currently in development to become a live-action feature film.
Billboard Premieres Life of Agony’s First Song in Over Twelve Years! New Album “A Place Where There’s No More Pain” Drops April 28th!
February 4, 2017 Comments Off on Billboard Premieres Life of Agony’s First Song in Over Twelve Years! New Album “A Place Where There’s No More Pain” Drops April 28th!
It has been 12 years since New York metal act Life of Agony released its last album, 2005’s Broken Valley. That’s a lifetime in the music industry, although in the timeline of Life of Agony, that’s pretty much on schedule. After all, eight years passed between when it released 1997’s Soul Searching Sun and Broken Valley, but nonetheless, fans have wondered if the quartet of singer Mina Caputo, bassist Alan Robert, guitarist Joey Z and drummer Sal Abruscato would ever return to the studio.
They are getting their wish: Life of Agony’s fifth album, A Place Where There’s No More Pain, will be arriving April 28 on Napalm Records.
“We have a long history of connecting to our fans on an emotional level through our words and music, and that’s why I think there’s something really relevant and timeless about the message behind the title track,” adds Robert. “It’s about facing your problems head on in order to find peace within yourself — a topic that really hits home for a lot of our fans struggling with their own demons. The opening line ‘Running away only makes it worse’ couldn’t be more true, because sooner or later those problems will catch up with you, and when they do, you gotta be strong enough to deal with them.”
January 6, 2017 § Leave a comment
Reactivated Brooklyn hard rock legends LIFE OF AGONY are hard at work on their new album and Napalm Records debut A Place Where There’s No More Pain. Today the band has confirmed an April 28th release date. The track listing along with pre-order options will be made available soon.
“We’re in the final stages of mixing the album with our producer and then we head into mastering sessions with Ted Jensen (ALICE IN CHAINS, MACHINE HEAD, DEFTONES) at Sterling Sound, NYC. This record is a monster and we’re so psyched to finally share it come April. It’s got such an energy to it. Raging guitar riffs, heartfelt lyrics and killer grooves. We definitely turned things up a few notches in 2017 and it feels great. And I gotta say, we’ve never been so focused as a band. Before we even wrote the first note, we all knew what kind of record we wanted to make. You can hear that drive and intensity in the tracks and you can feel the momentum building.” – Alan Robert, LIFE OF AGONY
In support of A Place Where There’s No More Pain, LIFE OF AGONY will hit the road this Spring in the Northeast United States. The first short run of dates kicks off April 27th in Allston, MA and runs through April 29th in Poughkeepsie, NY.
The second jaunt begins May 12th in Stroudsburg, PA and runs through May 20th in Sayreville, NJ. Additional dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
With the excitement around LIFE OF AGONY at a fever pitch, the band has announced a contest called the LIFE OF AGONY “Calling From the Underground” Unsigned Band Contest. This contest will award the best unsigned band in the tri-state area by being booked to open on one of their upcoming dates. LOA got their big break in the early 90’s as an unsigned act, opening for OVERKILL, TYPE O NEGATIVE, and BIOHAZARD at The Ritz and now want to be able to give that chance to an up and coming band. The winner will be opening the band’s hometown album release show April 28th in New York, NY More details will be announced soon.
LIFE OF AGONY returned to the stage and performed on multiple festival dates in Europe over the summer of 2014. They have toured extensively across the globe since! The famed River Runs Red line-up, of vocalist Mina Caputo, guitarist Joey Z, bassist Alan Robert and drummer Sal Abruscato are re-invigorated and ready to make 2017 the year of LIFE OF AGONY, and A Place Where There’s No More Pain.
LIFE OF AGONY Live:
- 4/27: Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
- 4/28: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
- 4/29: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
- 5/12: Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theatre
- 5/13: Wantagh, NY @ Mulcahy’s
- 5/19: Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon
- 5/20: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Life of Agony Presented Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine with the Dimebag Darrell Best Guitarist Award at Revolver Music Awards
December 22, 2016 § Leave a comment
Life of Agony ‘s Alan Robert, Mina Caputo, and Joey Z. presented the Dimebag Darrell Best Guitarist Award to Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine at the Revolver Music Awards in New York City on December 13th, 2016. The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus (pictured) was also on hand as a presenter. Watch the award show, here: https://youtu.be/aWDRs2sujpI (skip to 1:43 to see Life of Agony presenting the award).
November 8, 2016 § Leave a comment
Life of Agony are putting the finishing touches on their highly anticipated 5th studio album “A Place Where There’s No More Pain” (Napalm Records) before heading overseas to begin their 2016 European headline tour. Check out the full schedule and ticket availability at http://www.lifeofagony.com