Life of Agony
In 2011 singer Mina Caputo came out as transgender, an announcement that seemed to coincide with the end of her long-running band Life of Agony. But then, last year the Brooklyn group reunited to play live shows, and now LOA have surprised fans by revealing plans to release their first new album in over a decade, A Place Where There's No More Pain. "I think our fans know that our music comes from a very real place of suffering, from all of us in the band," says bassist and songwriter Alan Robert, addressing the record's title. "Many of our fans have told us over the years that sharing our personal struggles has been cathartic for them in healing the pain in their own lives. That uplifting energy we share at the shows, gives us hope that there's light at the end of the tunnel. And for us and hopefully our fans, that short time when we're all together is a place where there's no more pain."