Brooklyn, NY’s powerhouse Life Of Agony used the concert-less time of a pandemic to put the finishing touches to a documentary called ‘The Sound of Scars’.
It was two years ago, when UK-based director Leigh Brooks started the project, a documentary that was filmed across several countries while Life Of Agony was on and off the road. Enriched by personal archive footage, rare photographs and lost interviews, along with new conversations with band an family members, the documentary tells the story of three friends, that formed a very influential band, helping them to channel their life stories into music.
“We’ve completely ripped our deepest selves open for this film,” says guitarist Joey Zampella “The audience and our fan base will completely understand the mold we were broken from, and what this journey means to us.”
The documentary also includes Mina Caputo’s gender transition. “We’ve never avoided tough conversations and we don’t pretend to have all the answers,” says Mina Caputo. “But, this film is a roadmap with many great lessons. It shows a ton of vulnerability… moments of falling downward and others where we rise strong. Enjoy this gift of imperfection. May you find the tools to be braver with this film.”
Starting Friday, April 16, for a limited two-week window, Life of Agony fans will get the opportunity to stream a virtual screening of ‘The Sound of Scars Director’s Cut’ along with other bonus material, including a Q&A discussion with the band and director on the making of the film, moderated by SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal host Shawn The Butcher. Tickets are available now for pre-order and part of the proceeds go to benefit two charity organizations: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and All Out.