Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Carcass, As I Lay Dying, Amaranthe, Death Angel, Etc. At 2022 Alcatraz Open Air Festival

ARTE Concert have shared some pro-shot footage from this year’s Alcatraz Open Air festival in Kortrijk, Belgium. You can watch sets from Carcass, As I Lay Dying, Amaranthe, Death Angel, Life Of Agony, Exhorder, Accept, Benediction, Mgla, Suicidal Angels, and Evil Invaders below:

Life Of Agony Cancel Bloodstock Performance After Drummer Veronica Bellino Suffers Heat Exhaustion

Life Of Agony were forced to cancel their performance at the UK’s Bloodstock Open Air festival after drummer Veronica Bellino “suffered heat exhaustion” during their set at Belgium’s Alcatraz Festival. The band commented:

“Unfortunately, Life Of Agony will not be able to perform at Bloodstock Festival in the UK [on August 14] due to a medical emergency that occurred directly after LOA’s Alcatraz Festival performance in Belgium [on August 13]. Drummer Veronica Bellino suffered heat exhaustion due to the oppressive temperatures and is unable to travel to England overnight. A few days rest is needed and the band will pick up the rest of the dates starting in Alkmaar, Netherlands on 16th of August. Thank you.”

Life Of Agony Announce West Coast Tour With All Hail The Yeti

Life Of Agony have announced a West Coast tour with All Hail The Yeti. Here’s the dates:

09/15 Redding, CA – The Dip (no All Hail The Yeti)
09/17 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
09/18 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
09/20 Roseville, CA – Goldfield
09/21 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall (no All Hail The Yeti)
09/23 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
09/24 Los Angeles, CA – The Whisky

Life Of Agony’s “The Sound Of Scars” Documentary Receives Digital And Cable Release

Life Of Agony’s “The Sound Of Scars” documentary has officially received a digital and cable home release. Fans can find the film on Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, etc.

Vocalist Mina Caputo said the following:

“We’ve never avoided tough conversations and we don’t pretend to have all the answers. But this film is a roadmap with many great lessons. It shows a ton of vulnerability… moments of falling downward, and those times where we rise strong.”

Guitarist Joey Zampella continued:

“A lifetime’s worth of struggle and triumph led to the making of this film. Life Of Agony has been our link to people who are just like us… And no, the world gets to see the inner workings of what makes us who we are. This release is something we’ll be forever proud of.”

Bassist Alan Robert added:

“Our music has always been able to connect with people on a deep, emotional level. I’m confident that this film will continue with that tradition and make a positive impact on people’s lives. We’re absolutely thrilled about all of the incredible feedback we’ve received so far, and we can’t wait for the rest of the world to finally see it.”

Life Of Agony Cancel Remaining U.S. Dates After Members Of The Band Test Positive For COVID-19

Life Of Agony have cancelled their remaining U.S. shows. The dates were scrapped after Mina Caputo and Veronica Bellino tested positive for COVID-19. The group issued the following statement:

“We have unfortunate news to share: both Mina and Veronica have tested positive for COVID and sadly we must cancel the rest of the Northeast run. We are terribly sorry. These are crazy times and we’re all doing our best to navigate through it together. To all of our fans, we plan to make up the shows as soon as we can. We’d especially like to thank Dog Eat Dog, Kings Never Die, the opening bands, the venues, promoters, and all of the crew for everything.”

Cinedigm Gain North American Rights To Life Of Agony’s “The Sound Of Scars” Documentary

According to Deadline, Cinedigm have gained the North American rights to Life Of Agony’s “The Sound Of Scars” documentary. The deal was “negotiated by Brandon Hill on behalf of Cinedigm and Michael Paszt on behalf of Raven Banner Entertainment.”

Deadline shared a description of the documentary:

“[It] chronicles the journey of the three lifelong friends who formed one of hard rock’s most influential bands, Life of Agony. The band debuted in 1993 with River Runs Red and have since sold more than one million albums. They also made history by being fronted by the first openly transgender singer.

The project utilizies personal archival footage, rare photographs, and lost interviews alongside new conversations with the band and their family members. It is directed and produced by Leigh Brooks.”

Hill also commented:

“While Life of Agony has proven itself as an incredible act on stage, it’s rare that we get to see what makes a band of this caliber work behind the scenes.”

Life Of Agony Announce Northeastern U.S. Tour With Dog Eat Dog

Life Of Agony have announced a Northeastern U.S. tour with Dog Eat Dog. Kings Never Die will also perform at select shows. Here’s the dates:

01/26 Teaneck, NJ – Debonair Music Hall (feat. Kings Never Die)
01/28 Bensalem, PA – The Broken Goblet (feat. Kings Never Die)
01/29 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
01/30 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
02/01 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
02/02 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
02/04 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw (feat. Kings Never Die)
02/05 Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony (feat. Kings Never Die)

Life Of Agony Cancel Fall European Tour

Life Of Agony have cancelled their fall European tour due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The band issued the following statement:

“With the ongoing uncertainty of new COVID restrictions, Life Of Agony has decided to cancel their November 2021 tour with Dog Eat Dog. Hopefully, when things improve, the tour can happen again sometime in the future. Refunds available at point of purchase.”

Static-X, Life Of Agony, & Dope Announce August 2022 European Dates

Static-X, Life Of Agony, and Dope have booked some European shows for August 2022. Here’s the dates:

08/06 Berlin, GER – Astra
08/09 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
08/16 Alkmaar, NET – Victorie
08/17 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik

New Life Of Agony Documentary “The Sound Of Scars” To Premiere In April

Life Of Agony have announced that their new documentary, “The Sound Of Scars,” will officially premiere next month. Fans will be able to watch the director’s cut of the film during a two-week virtual screening event, which will launch on April 16. More details can be found at soundsofscars.com.

Director Leigh Brooks (“Terrorvision: Wired Up and Scary”) commented:

“This isn’t a typical music documentary. It’s as personal as it gets. I first saw the band live at the London Astoria in 1996. Since then, LOA has become an absolute go-to when I felt alone and insecure about myself. This film is an intimate portrait that sheds light on the real life stories that make their music so vital and relevant.”

Vocalist Mina Caputo continued:

“We’ve never avoided tough conversations and we don’t pretend to have all the answers. But, this film is a roadmap with many great lessons. It shows a ton of vulnerability… moments of falling downward and others where we rise strong. Enjoy this gift of imperfection. May you find the tools to be braver with this film.”

Guitarist Joey Zampella added:

“We’ve completely ripped our deepest selves open for this film. The audience and our fan base will completely understand the mold we were broken from, and what this journey means to us.”

The following was also said in a press release:

”The Sound of Scars‘ utilizes personal archive footage, rare photographs, and lost interviews, along with new, never-before-seen conversations with the band and their family members that tells the story of how three friends overcame domestic violence, substance abuse, and depression to form one of the most influential bands in its genre.

Through the success of their groundbreaking 1993 debut ‘River Runs Red‘, hailed by Rolling Stone as ‘One of the Greatest Metal Albums of All Time’, they channeled their cumulative life stories into a soundtrack for a broken generation. At the time, that newfound fame allowed them to escape the tragedies of their pasts, but in the wake of their accomplishments, unforeseen obstacles arose.

The 90-minute film also takes a deep dive into lead vocalist Mina Caputo’s gender transition.”