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From amidst an ongoing North American tour, Today Is The Day hit Richmond, Virginia early for a pre-show filming of an episode of the ongoing "Brutally Delicious" video series.
Leading off with an extensive interview with Today Is The Day cult leader, Steve Austin - which includes tales of being bitten by cannibalistic fans, procuring overnight medical treatment on foreign soil, on-stage electrocution and bowel movements, and oh, so much more - the attention then shifts to the band prepping and grilling a spread of rib-eye steaks, lamb chops and potatoes on the open flame.
Among many other excellent quotes issued during the actual preparation of the provisions, Austin offers "If the food is not somewhat attacking you then you have not reached flavor nexus." Check out the clip below. More...
Today Is The Day has unchained a manic, animated video for the track "Heathen," culled from the group's debut Southern Lord LP, "Animal Mother." Check it out below, courtesy of Bloody-Disgusting.
"Animal Mother" brings forth some of the most incomprehensibly violent anthems from Today Is The Day in recent times, a personal exorcism of inner demons swirling through the depths of cult leader, Steve Austin's, mind deployed through a broad range of tactics.
Issues Austin of the "Heathen" video's inception: "I was on tour last fall and stayed at my long time friend, Neil Barrett's house. While I was there he showed some of the video work he had been doing and my mind was blown. Neil and Marco Morales are super creative dudes and Neil has been into TITD since the band began. Together, they make some really psychedelic mind expanding films; it's really cool to finally get to work on something together."
The video's creators themselves offer: "We've been in the dungeon at the Austin Enterprise compound for several weeks with no food, water or sleep creating this visual nightmare. We're just happy it's over. Steve Austin is a genius and a madman. We hope you enjoy the fruits of our suffering." More...
Today Is The Day hereby announces the band's return to widespread live performances this Spring, this week announcing a month-long U.S. tour to take place in April and May.
Following several months off the road recuperating consequent to a brutal highway accident in late November, which destroyed the band's van, merch, equipment, and seriously injured some of the members, Today Is The Day is now ready to take some aural savagery back to nearly thirty stages across America.
Additional stateside tour actions from Today Is The Day will be announced in the coming weeks, in addition to an upcoming European tour surrounding the band's set at this year's massive Temples Festival in Bristol. More...
Today Is The Day was in a tour van accident this weekend, and has now cancelled upcoming tour dates. The band comments:
"At 9:30 PM last night while driving to New York to meet up with our drummer, our van was struck by an out of control car that had collided with another car.
"My dear friend and TITD merch man Trevor and I had just left my home in Orland, Maine after a 4 day Thanksgiving break in between tours. We had just completed 50 + Shows since October 7th, both Headlining and Main Support for EyeHateGod. Our band was set to play 23 more shows starting tonight in Pittsburgh. We had been driving for 4 hours and had just crossed into Massachusetts.
"Suddenly, Trevor said 'Look Out!' I looked towards the passenger window and saw a car heading in a straight line for the side of our 15 passenger van. The car was within 3 feet when he saw it and it nailed us perfectly in the side spinning us around 180 Degrees, followed by flipping the van UPSIDE DOWN. Trevor and I were thrown super hard inside the van with glass bursting all around us, hot transmission fluid pouring down and sparks flying everywhere as the Van was sliding backwards and upside down the Middle of I-495 interstate. I truly felt at that moment that I was going to die.
"When we came to a stop, I held on tight and waited thinking the next thing that would happen would be a car finishing us off and slamming right into us. I screamed to Trevor to get out of the van immediately for fear that it would catch on fire and explode. We crawled through the driver and passenger windows worried that oncoming traffic would hit us. Once out, we made our way to the guard rail. Disoriented and in shock I was emotionless.
"In one terrible second:
#1 New van was completely Destroyed.
#2 Equipment was Destroyed.
#3 Merch was destroyed
#4 Tour cancelled.
"EMT's arrived and fire dept. They took me and Trevor by ambulance to the hospital. Cat scans, X-rays and morphine was given. My left arm was cut up by broken glass and the left side of my body was badly beaten and bashed on. We stayed in the hospital for 8 Hours and were finally released early this morning. When we got out the room we had reserved was gone and we spent another hour trying to find shelter and a place to regroup.
"It goes without saying that it was truly a miracle that he and I were not killed yesterday. Fuck Black Friday and all that it stands for. People had been driving wildly going from store to store to save $10 bucks in the name of xmas. The capper was that the 2 cars that had collided were full of liars that would not admit they were the ones who hit us even though the police can paint match who did.
"I am beaten and bruised and recovering. With the help of my friend Aarne Victorine that plays in UXO with me and his friend, we were able to pry open the back door with a winch to be able to get our broken stuff out of the van a few hours ago and rent a U-Haul to be able to get what's left home. More...
Today Is The Day has issued a new list of target cities for live actions in support of destructive tenth full-length album, "Animal Mother," released in mid-October via Southern Lord.
Having just completed an exhaustive U.S. trek with a month of headlining tour dates and then another two weeks directly supporting Eyehategod, Today Is The Day issues a new warning to humans in the Midwest and Northeast regions that the outfit's tour itinerary includes a metropolis in your locale.
The brand new dates will kick off this weekend, with the first slated for this Saturday, November 29th in Pittsburgh. The routing will then slither north and south through the eastern half of the country through December 21st, with the latter half of the tour still being finalized, and to be announced in the coming days.
11/29/2014 The Shop - Pittsburgh, PA
11/30/2014 Yonka House - Detroit, MI w/ Hollow Earth
12/01/2014 Frank's Power Plant - Milwaukee, WI w/ Northless
12/02/2014 Hexagon Bar - Minneapolis, MN
12/03/2014 Eronel - Dubuque, IA
12/04/2014 Fubar - St. Louis, MO
12/05/2014 TBA - Champaign, IL
12/06/2014 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL
12/07/2014 Blind Bob's - Dayton, OH
12/08/2014 Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC
12/09/2014 Bandito's - Richmond, VA w/ Hex Machine
12/10/2014 Cafe Nine - New Haven, CT More...
A free "Here's the Metal - October 2014" compilation has been released on Google Play. Unfortunately, you need a Google Play account and valid payment method to download this free compilation.
The "Here's the Metal - October 2014" tracklisting is as follows:
1. A Greater Sense of Self (4:01) by Fit For A King
2. Chaos Royale (3:39) by Sister Sin
3. Puppets 3 (The Grand Finale) [feat. Dani Filth] (4:15) by Motionless In White
4. Slaves (4:53) by 1349
5. This Is the Time (Ballast) (3:40) by Nothing More
6. Exitium (Anthem of the Living) (4:53) by Sanctuary
7. The Hands That Bled (4:05) by Darkness Divided
8. Everything's Gone (3:24) by In Flames
9. Do Not Look Down (4:56) by Meshuggah
10. Blood in Blood Out (3:42) by Exodus
11. Moth (4:51) by HELLYEAH
12. The Blasphemous Psalm to the Dummy God Creation (2:31) by Decapitated
13. Animal Mother (4:57) by Today Is The Day
You can download the compilation here.
As Today Is The Day begins a widespread tour schedule in support of the act's tenth LP, "Animal Mother," (just days from release through Southern Lord Recordings) the entire album is now playing online. Give it a listen below, thanks to Lambgoat.com.
Today Is The Day's first venture for the label, Southern Lord will release "Animal Mother" on CD and digital download in North America on October 14th, and the colored vinyl LP on October 27th. More...
While Today Is The Day is currently in tour preparation mode -- leaving for a brutal trek with support from Lord Mantis in less than a week -- the band has confirmed a rash of additional new tour actions, including a crushing U.S. run with the infamous Eyehategod.
All this life activity sees the band going to battle for incoming tenth studio album, "Animal Mother." Southern Lord will release "Animal Mother" on LP, CD, and digital download in North America on October 14th, as the band's first venture for the label.
10/07/2014 Geno's - Portland, ME w/ Lord Mantis
10/08/2014 Sonny's - Dover, NH w/ Lord Mantis
10/09/2014 Spotlight Tavern - Beverly, MA w/ Lord Mantis
10/10/2014 Dusk - Providence, RI w/ Lord Mantis
10/11/2014 The Pinch - Washington, DC w/ Lord Mantis
10/12/2014 The Acheron - Brooklyn, NY w/ Lord Mantis
10/13/2014 Kung-Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA w/ Lord Mantis
10/14/2014 Church - Boston, MA w/ Lord Mantis
10/15/2014 The Depot - York, PA w/ Lord Mantis
10/16/2014 Cafe 611 - Frederick, MD w/ Lord Mantis
10/17/2014 Summit Music Hall - Columbus, OH w/ Lord Mantis
10/18/2014 Jabber Jaws - Allentown, PA w/ Lord Mantis
10/19/2014 Hideaway - Johnson City, TN w/ Lord Mantis
10/20/2014 The Handlebar - Pensacola, FL w/ Lord Mantis
10/21/2014 Siberia - New Orleans, LA w/ Lord Mantis
10/22/2014 Will's Pub - Orlando, FL w/ Lord Mantis
10/23/2014 Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC w/ Lord Mantis
10/24/2014 TBA w/ Lord Mantis
10/25/2014 Riot Room - Kansas City, MO w/ Lord Mantis
10/26/2014 Hi Tone - Memphis, TN w/ Lord Mantis
10/27/2014 Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK w/ Lord Mantis
10/29/2014 Burt's Tiki Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT w/ Lord Mantis
10/30/2014 Crazy Horse - Boise, ID w/ Lord Mantis More...
The first single from Today Is The Day's tenth LP, "Animal Mother," has been released via Metal Injection through a disturbing new video for the ninth track, "Masada," which can be seen below.
Produced by visual architect David Hall of Handshake Inc., the visual accompaniment for "Masada" delivers the track in a vibrant, high-contrast collage of footage, combining imagery born of nature's itinerary and humanity's inherently sadistic and perverse ways. Cult leaders summon more flies to the fire while children learn to handle automatic weapons. Brains decay and maggots feast upon the flesh of mammals, while a twisted, obfuscated plot unfolds amidst several unnamed humans in this disgustingly satisfying slab of cinematic madness.
Issued director David Hall of the video: "I'm always honored when Steve Austin asks me to create a video for Today Is The Day. Early on we decided that 'Masada' should be the track people hear first from the new album because it really represents the album in terms of rock and diversity and TITD insanity. Steve wanted a video that would infect minds and reflect the madness of the music. I ate some meatloaf and went on a vision quest and was shown a couple in a desert being corrupted by their dysfunction and desire to control one another. So this is what I made."
Southern Lord will release "Animal Mother" on LP, CD, and digital download in North America on October 14th, as the band's first venture for the label. More...
As Today Is The Day prepares to assault the masses with tenth full-length album, "Animal Mother," Southern Lord today discloses the LP's track listing and a visual trailer featuring the first precursor of the hostile and haunting audio the album promises to unleash.
The band's lineup features the rhythm section of bassist Sean Conkling (Regression, Burn Your Halo, Sprawl) and drummer Jeff Lohrber (Enabler, ex-Harlots), fronted by cult leader, founding guitarist/vocalist Steve Austin. The "Animal Mother" recording sessions took place at Austin Enterprises in the deeply wooded Maine wilderness this brutal past Winter, the material fully produced and mastered by Austin.
The cover art for Animal Mother was created by Samantha Muljat. A video trailer produced by David Hall of Handshake Inc. can also be seen below. More...
Southern Lord Recordings is beyond stoked to broadcast that Today Is The Day has joined with the label's roster for the release of a tenth studio album later this year. The label comments:
"Early this year, Today Is The Day's newest lineup was announced, as the foundation of the then unnamed album was taking shape. Guitarist/vocalist Steve Austin welcomed Sean Conkling (Regression, Burn Your Halo, Sprawl) on bass as well as returning member Jeff Lohrber (Enabler, ex-Harlots), Lohrber having previously handled touring drum duties for TITD many times in the past.
"Conkling and Lohrber tracked most of their sessions in December and January at the founding frontman's own Recording and Mastering Studio in Maine. Since, Austin has been painstakingly layering guitars, vocals and more, and as the final sessions for Today Is The Day's tenth studio full-length will be taking place in June, the band happily unveils the name of the impending LP, as Animal Mother."
"Sometimes things just dial-in and align perfectly," Steve Austin stated on signing with Southern Lord. "Myself and Today Is The Day are extremely excited about working with Southern Lord Records and Greg Anderson. To me they have the right idea about the kind of music they release; heavy, real, experimental, integrity-driven music is what the label represents to me. Today Is The Day's Animal Mother LP on Southern Lord in 2014... I don't think I could ask for anything more!"
Added Southern Lord owner Greg Anderson on the union, "Southern Lord is deeply honored to be working with Today Is The Day Steve Austin has been a long time force in the underground and we're stoked to now be a small part of the TITD legacy." More...
Today Is The Day has confirmed a new lineup, as two new trusted assassins have been engaged to forge the band's tenth studio full-length, which is fully written and already coming to fruition.
Now joining Today Is The Day's founding guitarist/vocalist, Steve Austin, Jeff Lohrber is laying down this album's percussive attack. Formerly also a touring drummer for Trap Them, Shai Hulud and Dead To Fall, in addition to providing vocals/guitar for Harlots, Lohrber currently pummels society as lead vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and recording drummer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin's Enabler.
Sean Conkling has been inducted to handle bass guitar. Conkling has supplied bass, vocals and countless other musical/engineering contributions to a plethora of acts including Jermflux, Regression, Nobody, Burn Your Halo, Sidra, Sprawl and others, and since 2005 has been an engineer at Burning Blade Studio in Tempe, Arizona. More...
As "Force My Hand," the debut recording from Psalm Zero, is set for release next week, Invisible Oranges is now hosting a listen to the EP's B-side excursion: the outfit's eclectic rendition of "Willpower" by Today Is The Day. Give the song a listen below. The following press release was also issued about the stream:
"While the original track boasts TITD's monumental, visionary style of tormented metallic extremism, Psalm Zero rebuilds this now twenty year-old classic in a whole new way, interpreting the song as an experimental neo-folk dirge, with delicate acoustic guitars, orchestral percussion, synth drones, and Medieval vocal harmonies; virtually portraying the track as a whole new work of their own.
"NYC-based duo Psalm Zero aligns Andrew Hock, of Castevet, and Charlie Looker, of recently-disbanded Extra Life, in a new experimental rock venture, pulsing with a vibrant blend of genres and style into a mesmerizing style of their own. The duo has confirmed that Profound Lore will be releasing their debut LP in Spring 2014, but the material on the Force My Hand 7" is exclusive to this release. Force My Hand will be available through Looker's own Last Things Records on November 19th.
"Psalm Zero will perform at their record release show for the 7" Brooklyn on November 22nd alongside Kayo Dot and Vaura, followed by a gig in Queens on December 5th supporting avant-noise technicians, Gnaw."
11/22/2013 285 Kent - Brooklyn, NY - 7" record release show w/ Kayo Dot, Vaura
12/05/2013 Trans Pecos - Queens, NY w/ Gnaw More...
Today Is The Day has confirmed the expansion of the band's rigorous North American tour, today announcing a torrent of additional cities to fall under audio siege this Spring.
With additional shows booked in many new U.S. cities and a surge of newly-confirmed dates throughout Canada, Today Is The Day also announces additional support from hardcore henchmen Ringworm, and math/sludge metal practitioners Keelhaul on several dates.
This comes following the previous announcement confirming support from KEN Mode and Fight Amp on the entire tour, as well as regional support from Black Tusk and others, with the voyage to include performances at this year’s ToneDeaf Touring SXSW showcase alongside Orange Goblin, Mondo Generator, and more.
Stated TITD founder/frontman Steve Austin on the pending battery: “Our 2013 Spring Tour is coming up and I can't wait to hit the road and destroy with Black Tusk, Ken Mode, and Fight Amp. All the bands on this tour, kick ass and this is gonna be a super heavy audio ear blast for sure. Traveling across America and Canada with some of our favorite bands and stickin' it to the man every single day is the plan. Hope to see you all there! Rage, let go, and never give in!” More...
Today is the Day will embark on a North American tour this March and April, and has unleashed the first wave of confirmed dates today.
The band's upcoming brutal voyage will begin in the Northeast and storm south across the country on the way to SXSW for this year’s official ToneDeaf Touring showcase alongside Orange Goblin, KEN Mode, Mondo Generator and more. After the festivities in Austin the outfit will continue a clockwise path of chaos up through the Northwest and Midwest U.S. and into Canada.
Support for Today Is The Day throughout most of the venture will be provided by Black Tusk, KEN Mode and Fight Amp. But Black Tusk will drop from the trek after a month on the road, and will be replaced by a special guest to be announced shortly.
Additional American and Canadian shows and more action for this year’s SXSW and more will be confirmed soon as well. Stay tuned. Dates are as follows: More...
The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012. Tickets are still on sale for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with Thursday is sold out.
The final lineup is confirmed and the running order and set times have been announced as follows:
Thursday, May 24th - Entrance opens at 4:00 pm
Extermination Angel - 4:45 - 5:10
Die Pigeon Die - 5:25 - 5:50
Needful Things - 6:05 - 6:40
Rorschach - 6:55 - 7:40
Dying Fetus - 7:55 - 8:40
Absu - 8:55 - 9:40
Eyehategod - 9:55 - 10:45
Agalloch - 11:00 - 12:00
Autopsy - 12:15 - end
Friday, May 25th - Entrance opens at 3:00 pm More...
Today Is The Day has been added to this year's lineup of the Roskilde Festival in Denmark. Today Is The Day is scheduled to perform Thursday, July 5th.
Roskilde's official announcement states, "With legend, riff wizard and daredevil Steve Austin at the helm, Today Is The Day is a style-defining and cultish band of the extreme... These veterans carve their own bloody niche in today's metal scene."
Roskilde counts Bruce Springsteen, Bjork, The Cure, and The Roots and amongst this year's headliners. All profits from the festival are donated directly to humanitarian and cultural purposes.
Today Is The Day's ninth album, "Pain Is A Warning," produced by Converge's Kurt Ballou, is out now on Black Market Activities. Today Is The Day’s lineup consists of founder/frontman Steve Austin and members of Wetnurse and Mutilation Rites.
Prior to Roskilde, the band plays Maryland Deathfest X in Baltimore, MD, on Friday, May 25th.
The Metal Suckfest -- the 2-day, 20-band, MetalSucks-curated metal festival being held at NYC's Gramercy Theater on November 4th and 5th -- has made a last minute addition to its Day 1 roster: NYC pornogrind act Lake Bukkake will open the fest, prior to headliners Municipal Waste, God Forbid, Today is the Day, Howl, Black Tusk, and many more. Metalsucks commented:
"After months and months and months of negotiations — and by 'negotiations,' we mean 'us pestering and begging them constantly' — the group has FINALLY agreed to emerge from their shell to play the opening set on Day 1 of The Metal Suckfest, one week from today, Friday, November 4. The band will play both I Left My Heart…and 1996's Shut Up it’s Good for Your Complexion in their entirety. (The combined running time of both albums is less than fifteen minutes.)
"They also PROMISED us to debut at LEAST two songs from Chinese Bukkakacy, which they have, indeed, been working on for awhile (although apparently it may not be called that anymore — 'The idea seemed pretty funny in 2006, not so much anymore,' the band told us by e-mail)."
The full Metal Sucks fest lineup is as follows: More...
The inaugural Metal Suckfest, a 2-day metal festival set to take place on November 4th and 5th at New York City's Gramercy Theater, has announced four additional bands have been added to the lineup. All Pigs Must Die and This is Hell will appear on Friday, November 4th alongside Municipal Waste, while Three and Last Chance to Reason will open for Cynic on Saturday, November 5th. The lineup is as follows:
Thursday, November 3rd (PRE-GAME)
Keep of Kalessin
Friday, November 4th More...
The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012 and the final 12 bands were recently announced. They are:
NEEDFUL THINGS (Czech Republic)
DIE PIGEON DIE (Australia)
Additionally, the organizers have announced the lineup for the first day (Thursday). AUTOPSY will be headlining this day and the rest of the bands playing will be: AGALLOCH, EYEHATEGOD, RORSCHACH, DYING FETUS, DESASTER, NEEDFUL THINGS, DIE PIGEON DIE, and EXTERMINATION ANGEL.
Four-day passes (Thursday-Sunday) and 3-day passes (Friday-Sunday) will go on sale on Monday, September 26th. Single day tickets for Thursday will also go on sale on the 26th. More...