LIFE OF AGONY, a name not easily forgotten. There was always something unique and interesting about this band that has kept fans enthralled for over a decade. Whether it was the intensity of their live performances or the haunting melodies & lyrical content, this group radiated a passion and emotion that struck a chord in the hearts of misunderstood youth all over the world. Perhaps, it was the underlying message of strength, hidden within the group's tales of despair that made such an impact on people. For most listeners, understanding that the songs came from a genuine place, based on actual experiences made the message really hit home, that they were not alone.
New York's crossover legends LIFE OF AGONY spawned in the summer of 1989, tearing through the underground scene with an undeterred aggression, obtaining a loyal and devoted cult audience in the process. The outfit caught Roadrunner Record's eye and the band quickly signed to the independent label. The band recruited longtime friend and producer Josh Silver (of the platinum-selling goth/metal act Type O Negative) to guide them, creating the now classic, debut album, 1993's "River Runs Red." The band toured relentlessly for years building a die-hard fanbase. With each following record, 1995's "Ugly" and 1997's "Soul Searching Sun" the group seemed to morph and evolve, using different approaches and textures while never losing sight of the distinct elements that made them who they were. LOA toured with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Korn, Limp Bizkit, System of a Down and Incubus with great success in support of their 3 studio efforts.
January 3rd & 4th 2003, not only marked a turning point for this influential band, but their reunion shows opened the door to a whole new chapter in the LOA saga. LIFE OF AGONY, who have long been considered, as gone but not forgotten, are back as a force to be reckoned with. The future of the group is bright, as the band members are very excited to be touring and writing together again. The problems that the band experienced which lead to their demise seem to be rectified. LOA toured all throughout 2003 in support of their SPV Records double-live album/DVD release "River Runs Again: Live 2003," and in late 2004 recorded their first studio album in 8 years, entitled "BROKEN VALLEY."
The new LIFE OF AGONY album, BROKEN VALLEY is in stores now through EPIC RECORDS. Produced and mixed by Greg Fidelman (Slipknot, JET, Audioslave) the record features 12 new LIFE OF AGONY tracks including "Love To Let You Down, "Wicked Ways" and "Strung Out" commemorating their triumphant return.