Reunited New York metallers LIFE OF AGONY have announced their plans to record a new studio album, tentatively due in late 2004. Speaking to HitThePit.com, drummer Sal Abruscato said, "I foresee the new material being like 'This Time' times ten. A bit more aggressive, and written better at the same time… More appealing to everyone in the world!
"We all have grown more as people and musicians," Sal added. "Back [in the early days] we were a lot younger and wilder, now we have more respect and compassion for each other, and I feel that's important for the relationship. But the magic chemistry we have has not changed at all since the 90's. We can still rip the stage apart!
"The future of LIFE OF AGONY looks bright and I for see great albums in the works again."
LIFE OF AGONY's forthcoming double live album and DVD, titled "River Runs Again: Live 2003", is due on October 14 in the U.S. and October 20 in Europe through SPV Records. The two-disc set was recorded during the group's sold-out reunion shows at Irving Plaza in New York City on January 3-4, 2003.
In addition to the eighteen live tracks, the double-live CD contains four bonus tracks featuring LIFE OF AGONY members' current projects: AMONG THIEVES (bassist Alan Robert), SUPERMASSIV (drummer Sal Abruscato), and FREAX (Keith Caputo) as well as a Keith Caputo solo track.
Coinciding with the release of the CD will be a DVD of same name, which will contain extra bonus material including in-depth band interviews, interactive Menu screens, Band Biography, Discography and never-before-seen video footage from the band's personal collections.
A special limited edition box set entitled "River Runs Again: Complete", containing digipak versions of the two live audio CDs and the DVD, will also be issued.