Two years ago, Life of Agony released A Place Where There's No More Pain, their first album since 2005. Fans won't have another agonizing wait for new music as the group has just announced the forthcoming The Sound of Scars, releasing a music video for the song "Scars" as well.

The album will be released on Oct. 11, one day shy of the 26th anniversary of their iconic River Runs Red debut. "By far, this is the best Life of Agony record you’ve heard in years," explains guitarist Joey Z. "We really went back to our roots on this one and tapped into the mindset we had when we first started the band."

Sirens blare as the song begins, signaling the chaos to come. Life of Agony's affection for groove is as strong as ever and there's a sense of urgency to "Scars" that will certainly translate perfectly to the stage, a notion supported by the live performance video as the band plays in the middle of a mosh pit.

"We decided to perform right in the middle of the pit to capture what it’s really like to be at a Life of Agony show," commented bassist Alan Robert. "It was a sweaty whirlwind of raw emotion and non-stop energy... something I’ll never forget. And to drive home the message of the song even further, we decided to include a handful of fan-submitted LOA tattoo images in there, too. Literally hundreds of them have been pouring in from fans all over the world and they looked so incredible, we had to use them. It just goes to show how deeply connected we all are through this music, both on an emotional and on a personal level."

Watch the video below.

Pre-order The Sound of Scars at the Napalm Records webstore and view the album art and track listing beneath the video. Find out where you can catch Life of Agony on tour in North America later this year toward the bottom of the page.

Life of Agony, "Scars"

Life of Agony, 'The Sound of Scars'

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01. "Prelude"
02. "Scars"
03. "Black Heart"
04. "Lay Down"
05. "Then"
06. "Empty Hole"
07. "My Way Out"
08. "Eliminate"
09. "Now"
10. "Once Below"
11. "Stone"
12. "Weight of the World"
13. "When"
14. "I Surrender"

Life of Agony North American Tour Dates

Dec. 11 — New Bedford, Mass. @ The Vault @ Greasy Luck
Dec. 13 — Quebec City, Quebec @ La Source de Martinière
Dec. 14 — Montreal, Quebec @ Piranha Bar
Dec. 15 — Ottawa, Ontario @ The Brass Monkey
Dec. 17 — Toronto, Ontario @ Mod Club
Dec. 18 — London, Ontario @ Rum Runners
Dec. 19 — Rochester, N.Y. @ Montage Music Hall
Dec. 21 — Sayreville, N.J. @ Starland Ballroom

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