Brooklyn’s own alt-metal favorites Life of Agony have confirmed a pair of hometown gigs for this spring.
The intimate shows go down at Greenpoint’s Saint Vitus on April 18 & 19, and as per the official announcement: “each night’s set will be unique, with the band diving deep into their catalog to perform tracks never heard before live, along with their staple classics.”
These concerts will also mark the first live shows with their new drummer Veronica Bellino (Jeff Beck, DMC, Richie Sambora/Orianthi, Carmine Appice/SLAMM), who recently replaced longtime member Sal Abruscato. “I am extremely excited and grateful to play these first two shows in the birthplace of LOA! Being a NY native myself, I can’t wait to share this with friends, family and fans!” stated Veronica in a press release.
Singer Mina Caputo added, “I’m excited to think that this thing we’re doing is touching so many people in so many cultures. I’m extremely grateful to be sharing that stage again, the most intense stimulating way to hear music, with my brothers Alan and Joey, and of course, our newest member of the band Veronica. Connecting with her is certainly another dream come true for us. I’m so excited to do our thing, with all our soul and all our might.”
In more LoA news, the band are also set to slay ‘New England Metal & Hardcore Fest‘ after the Vitus gigs, which they’ll follow with Austrian and German festival stints. The gang have also just unleashed the official music video to their latest single “Dead Speak Kindly” from last year’s A Place Where There’s No More Pain on Napalm Records.
Check out the SV show poster, all upcoming dates, and stream said clip below.
Live of Agony live:
4/18: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
4/19: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
4/21: Worcester, MA @ Worcester Palladium
6/15: Nickelsdorf, Austria @ Nova Rock Festival
6/16: Gräfenhainichen, Germany @ With Full Force Festival