Life of Agony is a metal band from Brooklyn, NY who are known to incorporate hardcore and thrash elements into their music. However, some of their music is acoustic. They formed in 1989 after Keith Caputo was looking for musicians to form a rock band, she eventually recruited her cousin, Joey Z on guitar and long-time friend Alan Robert on bass. Type O Negative's drummer Sal Abruscato was hired to record albums 'River Runs Red' and 'Ugly' on drums. He re-joined the band when they reformed in 2003.