Life Of Agony Premiere “Lay Down” Music Video

Life Of Agony have premiered a new video for their new song “Lay Down.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Sound Of Scars,” which will be released on October 11. That effort will continue the storyline from the band’s 1993 debut album “River Runs Red.“

Bassist Alan Robert commented:

“It’s an anthem for survivors. We’ve all been through situations in our lives where everything seems completely hopeless. ‘Lay Down‘ is about believing in yourself when no one else will. Times when you really have to dig down deep to find that that last ounce of strength to keep on going.”

It’s worth noting that the clip was filmed at White Hill Mansion in Fieldsboro, NJ, which is said to be haunted. Robert added the following about that:

“You could absolutely feel the spirits in those rooms. Especially in the basement where we heard that a murder took place.”

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Life Of Agony Premiere “Scars” Music Video

Life Of Agony have premiered a new video for their new song “Scars.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Sound Of Scars,” which will be released on October 11. That effort will continue the storyline from the band’s 1993 debut album “River Runs Red.“

Guitarist Joey Z said the following about the new record:

“By far, this is the best Life Of Agony record you’ve heard in years. We really went back to our roots on this one and tapped into the mindset we had when we first started the band.”

Bassist Alan Robert also added the following about the video:

“We decided to perform right in the middle of the pit to capture what it’s really like to be at a Life Of Agony show. It was a sweaty whirlwind of raw emotion and non-stop energy… something I’ll never forget. And to drive home the message of the song even further, we decided to include a handful of fan-submitted LOA tattoo images in there, too.

Literally hundreds of them have been pouring in from fans all over the world and they looked so incredible, we had to use them. It just goes to show how deeply connected we all are through this music, both on an emotional and on a personal level.”

“The Sound Of Scars” Track Listing:

01. “Prelude”
02. “Scars”
03. “Black Heart”
04. “Lay Down”
05. “Then”
06. “Empty Hole”
07. “My Way Out”
08. “Eliminate”
09. “Now”
10. “Once Below”
11. “Stone”
12. “Weight Of The World”
13. “When”
14. “I Surrender”

Tour Dates:

Europe/UK (with Doyle & Evolution Empire):

10/22 London, UK – Islington Academy
10/23 Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms
10/25 Birmingham, UK – 02 Institute2
10/26 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
10/27 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
10/29 Milton Keynes, UK – Craufurd Arms
10/30 Bristol, UK – Fleece
11/01 Torhout, BEL – De Mast
11/02 Dusseldorf, GER – Zakk
11/04 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
11/06 Hannover, GER – Musikzentrum
11/08 Luxembourg, LUX – Kulturfabrik
11/09 Stuttgart, GER – Juz Hallschlag
11/10 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
11/12 Graz, AUT – PPC
11/13 Vienna, AUT – Flex
11/15 Leuven, BEL – Depot
11/16 Hengelo, NET – Metropool
11/17 Munster, GER – Sputnikhalle

North America:

12/11 New Bedford, MA – The Vault – Greasy Luck
12/13 Quebec City, QC – La Source de Martinière
12/14 Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar
12/15 Ottawa, ON – The Brass Monkey
12/17 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
12/18 London, ON – Rum Runners
12/19 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
12/21 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

[via Billboard]

Life Of Agony Announce UK Tour With Doyle

Life Of Agony have announced a fall UK tour with Doyle. The band will be touring in support of their upcoming album “The Sound Of Scars.“ Here’s the dates:

10/22 London, UK – O2 Academy
10/23 Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms
10/25 Birmingham, UK – The Mill
10/26 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
10/27 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
10/29 Milton Keynes, UK – Craufurd Arms
10/30 Bristol, UK – The Fleece

Life Of Agony Perform New Song “Empty Hole” Live In New York

During their May 10 show at the PlayStation Theater in New York, NY, Life Of Agony performed a new song titled “Empty Hole.” This track will appear on the group’s upcoming album “The Sound Of Scars.” That effort will continue the story that started with “River Runs Red” and a fall release is expected.

[via The PRP]

Life Of Agony Recruit Producer Sylvia Massy For New Album “The Sound Of Scars”

Life Of Agony have recruited Sylvia Massy to produce and mix their new album “The Sound Of Scars.“ The band are currently recording the effort at Studio Divine in Ashland, Oregon. Additional recording will take place in New York. The album will continue the story that started with “River Runs Red” and a fall release is expected.

Bassist Alan Robert commented:

“Sylvia has a deep understanding of what this band is all about and we’ve wanted to work with her for a very, very long time. Especially, since this is a concept album continuing the story of ‘River Runs Red,’ we’re extremely grateful to have her on board to help capture the darkness, raw emotion and heaviness of the new material.”

Massy added:

“Life of Agony began boldly over 25 years ago with its hard musical discourse into the human condition, a darkly hued story which continues to evolve today. This is a unique band with a remarkable history of personal discovery – a phoenix tale of flight, fire and resurrection. This month we begin again to record the latest chapter. I am excited to be the witness to the creation of the new Life of Agony album!”

Life Of Agony Hint That Their New Album Will Continue The Story Of “River Runs Red”

It looks like Life Of Agony’s new album will be continuing the story from their 1993 debut “Rivers Runs Red.“ The band shared the below teaser for the effort, which is set to be released this fall via Napalm Records.

Life Of Agony To Begin Recording New Album In February

Life Of Agony have revealed that they will be hitting the studio in February to begin recording their new album. The effort will be the band’s first with drummer Veronica Bellino.

Guitarist Joseph Zampella (a.k.a. Joey Z) told Michael Nagy from KJAG radio and Jiggy Jag TV the following about the effort [transcribed by Blabbermouth]:

“We’re very excited about this next record we’re writing. This next record is really gonna define LIFE OF AGONY in the next decade — what it means to be LIFE OF AGONY. It’s really gonna set a new standard even for the band.”

He also added the following when asked about the musical direction:

“We really never discuss a direction. We always just write what’s coming out at the moment, and what’s coming out right now is the best LIFE OF AGONY music that’s been around for a long time.”

Bassist Alan Robert commented as well:

“And also the way that we’re going about writing is kind of really getting back to the fun of writing. The last record, basically, there was a 12-year gap between albums, and we kind of got jaded from the music industry for everything that we went through. And now we’re inspired again and having fun writing. It’s kind of like the old days.”

Zampella continued:

“[We’re] sharing ideas again and listening to each other and checking out something someone has or an idea for a song that someone else has. And it’s just really open and fun, and exactly what Alan said — it’s fun again. Making music should be fun. ‘Cause if it’s not, there’s an issue, there’s a problem. And so far, it’s been super. And you’ll hear that in the music. And that’s what I think a lot of people are missing in their music — that organic, fun aspect. You can hear that in people’s music; you hear that in writing.”

Robert added:

“We’ve been on tour all year, on this ‘Rise Of The Underground’, and just so much energy and so much positivity all over the world, I think we take that into the writing.”