Those unfamiliar with the 90′s metal band Life of Agony, you are not alone – with about four studio albums spanning 12+ years, and a mess of live recordings, LoA have been much more influential to those embedded in the metal scene.
But when their lead singer, Mina Caputo, announced she was beginning her transition from male to female in 2011, the future of the band as a whole was in limbo.
Caputo had produced a number of solo albums until this point, but all that came to a halt as the lead singer began the difficult process.
Although they’ve only been together since March, the RVA all-female band Fetish Gear is carving out a niche for themselves in the music scene with their take on hardcore metal. Emory (guitar), Kestrel(vocalist), Rachel Ludwig(bass), and Zoey Brosinski (drums) make up the band, and they recently released a chilling, but epic, unapologetic demo, “Haunted Mansion” [...]