Origin: New York, New York, USA  
Genres: Alternative Metal
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Last update/review: December 6, 2019

Life Of Agony

Life Of Agony's early career was rooted in New York hardcore, and their debut album, River Runs Red, mixed that aggression with with a metal/thrash base. The followup, Ugly, showed a different side of the band, opting for a more soulful, emotive, style of dark metal bordering on alternative, and the third album, Soul Searching Sun, reportedly furthers the Ugly style. A vocalist switch ensued (Keith Caputo deciding to leave, replaced by Whitfield Crane (ex-Ugly Kid Joe), but seemingly unable to find a niche, the band broke up some time later. Two posthumous albums have been released in 2000, one a set of unreleased demos and the other a live album. Several members are involved in new bands (see links below).

In January 2003 the original lineup reunited for a couple of shows, which are now released as River Runs Again. The band has since signed to Epic Records, releasing Broken Valley in June of 2005.

Current Members

Mina Caputo

vocals

Joey Zampella

guitars (ex-Stereomud)

Alan Robert

bass

Veronica Bellino

drums

Former Members/Guests

Sal Abruscato

drums (A Pale Horse Named Death, ex-Type O Negative)

Dan Richardson

drums (ex-Crumbsuckers, ex-Pro-Pain, ex-Stereomud)



Discography



River Runs Red  
1993 Roadrunner
  1. This time
  2. Underground
  3. Monday
  4. River runs red
  5. Through and through
  6. Words and music
  7. Thursday
  8. Bad seed
  9. My eyes
  10. Respect
  11. Method of groove
  12. The stain remains
  13. Friday
  • Mina Caputo
  • Joey Zampella
  • Alan Robert
  • Sal Abruscato
1993 Readers' Album #22




Ugly  
1995 Roadrunner
  1. Seasons
  2. I Regret
  3. Lost At 22
  4. Other Side Of The River
  5. Let's Pretend
  6. Ugly
  7. Drained
  8. How It Would Be
  9. Unstable
  10. Damned If I Do
  11. Fears
  12. Don't you (forget about me)
  • Mina Caputo
  • Joey Zampella
  • Alan Robert
  • Sal Abruscato
1995 Readers' Album #39




Soul Searching Sun  
1997 Roadrunner
  1. Hope
  2. Weeds
  3. Gently Sentimental
  4. Tangerine
  5. My Mind Is Dangerous
  6. Neg
  7. Lead You Astray
  8. Heroin Dreams
  9. None
  10. Angry Tree
  11. Hemophiliac In Me
  12. Desire
  13. Whispers
  • Mina Caputo
  • Joey Zampella
  • Alan Robert
  • Dan Richardson



1989 - 1999  COMPILATION
2000 Roadrunner
  1. Here I Am, Here I Stay
  2. Depression
  3. Plexiglass Gate
  4. 3 Companions
  5. Downing
  6. Dancing With The Devil
  7. Step Aside
  8. Color Blind
  9. March Of The S.O.D.
  10. Coffee Break
  11. Redemption Song
  12. How Would It Be '97
  13. Tangerine (Re-Zep)
  14. Lost At 22 (Live)
  15. I Regret (Live)



Unplugged At The Lowlands Festival '97  
2000 Roadrunner
  1. Introduction
  2. How Would It Be
  3. Angry Tree
  4. Weeds
  5. Desire
  6. My Mind Is Dangerous
  7. Let's Pretend
  8. River Runs Red
  9. Other Side Of The River
  10. Seasons
  11. Plexiglass Gate
  12. Respect
  13. This Time
  14. Method Of Groove
  15. My Eyes
  • Mina Caputo
  • Joey Zampella
  • Alan Robert
  • Dan Richardson



River Runs Again - Live 2003  
2003 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. River Runs Red
  2. This Time
  3. Other Side Of The River
  4. I Regret
  5. Weeds
  6. Season
  7. Hope
  8. Method Of Groove
  9. How Would It Be
  10. Bad Seed
  11. Heroin Dreams
  12. Tangerine
  13. Lost At 22
  14. My Mind Is Dangerous
  15. Let's Pretend
  16. Underground
  17. My Eyes
  18. Through And Through
  19. Consequence
  20. Were What I Say
  21. Big Pop Food
  22. Fake
  • Mina Caputo
  • Joey Zampella
  • Alan Robert
  • Sal Abruscato



Broken Valley  
2005 Epic
  1. Love To Let You Down
  2. Last Cigarette
  3. Wicked Ways
  4. Don't Bother
  5. Strung Out
  6. Junk Sick
  7. The Calm That Disturbs You
  8. No One Survives
  9. Justified
  10. The Day He Died
  11. Broken Valley
  12. Room 244
  • Mina Caputo
  • Joey Zampella
  • Alan Robert
  • Sal Abruscato



20 Years Strong - River Runs Red Live In Brussels  
2010



A Place Where There's No Pain  
2017 Napalm
  1. Meet My Maker
  2. Right This Wrong
  3. A Place Where There’s No More Pain
  4. Dead Speak Kindly
  5. A New Low
  6. World Gone Mad
  7. Bag Of Bones
  8. Walking Catastrophe
  9. Song For The Abused
  10. Little Spots Of You



The Sounds Of Scars  
2019
  1. Prelude
  2. Scars
  3. Black Heart
  4. Lay Down
  5. Then
  6. Empty Hole
  7. My Way Out
  8. Eliminate
  9. Now
  10. Once Below Stone
  11. Weight of the World
  12. When
  13. I Surrender
  • Mina Caputo
  • Joey Zampella
  • Alan Robert




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