Raven Banner Entertainment and Cinedigm are proud to present The Sound of Scars, Leigh Brooks’ deeply personal documentary which chronicles Brooklyn alternative metal band, Life of Agony’s rise, fall and rebirth while confronting domestic violence, substance abuse, addiction, depression and lead singer Mina Caputo’s gender transition. The Sound of Scars debuts March 22 across North America on a number of digital and cable platforms, including iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, Rogers, Spectrum, Bell and Cox.
Ahead of the release of the film, the band shared their thoughts on opening their history up to the world. “We’ve never avoided tough conversations and we don’t pretend to have all the answers,” says lead singer Mina Caputo. “But this film is a roadmap with many great lessons. It shows a ton of vulnerability… moments of falling downward, and those times where we rise strong.”
“A lifetime’s worth of struggle and triumph led to the making of this film.” says guitarist Joey Zampella. “Life of Agony has been our link to people who are just like us… And no, the world gets to see the inner workings of what makes us who we are. This release is something we’ll be forever proud of.”
“Our music has always been able to connect with people on a deep, emotional level. I’m confident that this film will continue with that tradition and make a positive impact on people’s lives,” states bassistAlan Robert. “We’re absolutely thrilled about all of the incredible feedback we’ve received so far, and we can’t wait for the rest of the world to finally see it.”
Echoing the band’s sentiments, The Sound of Scars has been acclaimed by critics for its unvarnished look at their triumphs and defeats. Loudwire enthused: “The bond of friendship is deeper than any wound, physical or mental, and for Life of Agony, The Sound of Scars is proof that these wounds are not just reminders of a painful past, but ultimately a sign that healing is possible, too.”
The story of three lifelong friends who overcame domestic violence, substance abuse and depression to form Life of Agony, one of the most influential bands in its genre, led by the very first openly transgender singer. Through the success of their groundbreaking 1993 debut “River Runs Red”, hailed by Rolling Stone as “One of the Greatest Metal Albums of All Time”, they channeled their cumulative life stories into a soundtrack for a broken generation. This newfound fame allowed them to suppress the tragedies of their past, but in its wake new obstacles arose.
Check out the trailer for The Sound Of Scars below: