Life of Agony's 1993 debut album, River Runs Red, is a modern classic that follows the worst week in the life of a troubled teen, and 26 years later, the Brooklyn band is set to continue the narrative of the album with The Sound of Scars, which will serve as "chapter two" to the landmark LP. Set for release on October 11th, the new record pick ups the story where LOA's debut left off, revealing what happened to River Runs Red's protagonist.
"By far, this is the best Life of Agony record you've heard in years," guitarist Joey Z enthuses of The Sound of Scars. "We really went back to our roots on this one and tapped into the mindset we had when we first started the band."
Today, August 9th, LOA have offered up the first real taste of the new album with its lead-off track "Scars" and a chaotic, high-energy video directed by Leigh Brooks of Firebelly Films. "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," bassist Alan Robert said. "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."
Check it out above; you can pre-order The Sounds of Scars here.