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Life Of Agony frontwoman Mina Caputo: "I feared coming out more than death"

As Life Of Agony release their first record in 12 years, frontwoman Mina Caputo opens up about her transition from male to female, and why the band are stronger than ever

When Life Of Agony broke through in 1993, the New York metal scene they called home was drowning in testosterone. Hardcore was getting harder, the crowds more violent. Signed to Roadrunner, LOA helped herald the tough new generation of the label’s family alongside Machine Head, Type O Negative and Sepultura. Their debut album, River Runs Red, was uncompromisingly aggressive, as were the live shows – the video for Through And Through nails the vibe, finding them slamming it in a moshpit amid the most bro-heavy mob of flailing, shirtless limbs.

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