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Below is our complete Today Is The Day news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
"The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself," an intense documentary film on Today Is The Day's iconic founding frontman Steve Austin, is slated to premiere at the International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema in Nice, France in May.
Directed and filmed by Anthony Short, "The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself" takes a look at Steve Austin's nearly three decade-long career as a musician and his reflection of life. Short spent two years following Austin around the U.S. on tour, listening to his inner thoughts and questions about life like a fly on the wall.
In his own words, he guides the watcher through this world by stream of consciousness. This reflects the conversations he has with himself in his head -- a first-person account. If you were to have your life flash before your eyes right before you die, this film is what Steve Austin might see about himself.
"The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself" was selected to screen at the International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema in Nice, France, an offshoot of the world-famous Cannes Film Festival, taking place from May 13th through 20th. Anthony Short has been nominated for Best Director for the film. More...
Chuck Loesch of 101 X, No Control Radio posted information on the metal bands appearing at South By South West 2016 (SXSW).
Wicked Bad Concerts/ at the Swan Dive FREE w/ RSVP
7:00pm - Smoky Mirror
8:00pm - The Dirty Seeds
9:00pm - Summit
10:00pm - Oddfellows
11:00pm - White Dog
12:00am - Black Tabs
7:30pm - Mountain Rag
8:30pm - Ladykiller
9:30pm - Foxmoor Express
10:30pm - Thunderkief
11:30pm - Orcanaut
7:15pm - Amplified Heat
8:15pm - Greenbeard
9:15pm - R.I.P.
10:15pm - Crypt Trip
11:15pm - Glitter Wizard
12:15am - The Great Electric Quest More...
UXO - the new band project featuring Unsane frontman vocalist/guitarist Chris Spencer and Today Is The Day vocalist/guitarist Steve Austin - premieres the full-album stream of the band's brand new self-titled debut album, out in stores now via Reptilian Records.
Check out now "UXO" in its entirety below.
Today Is The Day has issued a new video hailing from the band's tenth LP, "Animal Mother," with an appropriately haunting and intense new visual depiction of the album's opening title track.
"Animal Mother" was directed and filmed by David Hall of Uneasy Sleeper, whose penetrating and captivating style has also been witnessed in several previously released videos from Today Is The Day.
The band has been confirmed as support for Weedeater on an upcoming North American tour. Set to take place over the 2016 Spring Equinox, the tour runs from March 14th through April 3rd, with seventeen shows confirmed, including additional support acts Author & Punisher and Lord Dying. More...
UXO - a new band project featuring Unsane frontman vocalist/guitarist Chris Spencer and Today Is The Day vocalist/guitarist Steve Austin - premieres a new song entitled "Trauma", taken from the upcoming self-titled debut album, which will be out in stores January 29th through Reptilian Records.
Check out now "Trauma" below.
Explains Steve Austin: More...
Notorious southern metal outfit Weedeater has announced the first leg of a two-part North American headlining tour. This first segment begins on March 14th, and travels across the South and Western U.S. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
Today Is The Day has crossed the Atlantic to begin a month-long tour of Europe, beginning tomorrow, Saturday, November 21st, with support for the entire trek to be provided by Italian sludge savages, Grime.
On their way out of the country, front man Steve Austin announced, "Our European tour starts this Saturday in Brussels. The tour is of course still on and we are not cancelling. We are going to go about our lives as we normally do and play music for our fans and friends in Europe, not afraid. I hope to see you there! We are with you Europe! Let it rip, light it up!" More...
Abigail Williams just announced an autumn tour with Today Is The Day. Set to begin September 11th at Metro Bar in Salt Lake City, the tour will visit 30 cities before it concludes October 16th in San Francisco.
Vocalist/guitarist Sorceron recently noted, "after a year off from touring, we are looking forward to getting in the van again.”
Currently finishing up a run of headline dates, Abigail Williams has now completed work on a forthcoming new album, with a release date expected for announcement in the coming weeks. More...
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...