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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
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...
MetalSucks has announced the latest batch of bands to appear at The Metal Suckfest, a concert event this fall spanning two days and featuring 20 bands. As previously announced, Municipal Waste will headline the first night, Friday, November 4th, while Cynic will headline the second night, Saturday, November 5th, at NYC's Gramercy Theater.
The lineup so far is shaping up as such:
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Today is the Day
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5
The Red Chord
A Life Once Lost
Scale the Summit
The remaining four bands to play the festival will be announced soon. Tickets for the festival will go on sale this Friday, September 9th, at 10am at LiveNation.com.
ELECTRIC WIZARD (UK) will be making an exclusive U.S. appearance at Maryland Deathfest X. Also newly confirmed for the festival, slated to take place May 24-27, 2012, are CONFESSOR, HAEMORRHAGE (Spain), and OCTOBER 31. The confirmed bands so far are:
ELECTRIC WIZARD (UK)
CHURCH OF MISERY (Japan)
THE DEVIL'S BLOOD (Netherlands)
NEGURA BUNGET (Romania)
TODAY IS THE DAY
ULCERATE (New Zealand)
THE DAY EVERYTHING BECAME NOTHING (Australia)
DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT (UK)
AGENTS OF ABHORRENCE (Australia)
The organizers of the Maryland Deathfest have confirmed the first batch of bands for next year's edition of the event, which will take place from May 24-27, 2012 at Sonar in Baltimore, Maryland. The first names for the festival are as follows:
Church of Misery
The Devil's Blood
Today Is The Day
The Day Everything Became Nothing
Dragged Into Sunlight
Agents Of Abhorrence
Last year, Amsterdam-based filmmaker Mark Bakker from Super 208 Productions and his filmmaker partner Ebabeleba roamed the 013 and Midi Theatre halls, foyers, corridors, backstage, areas and everywhere in between to record the sights and sounds of Roadburn 2010. The video clips for days 1 and 2 can be viewed below. Details on the upcoming 2011 Roadburn, which will include Pentagram, Today is the Day, Winterfylleth, and many more, can be found here.
New Orleans based sludge metal veterans Soilent Green have announced that they will be embarking on a co-headlining tour of Europe this Spring along with Today Is The Day. More dates are expected to be revealed shortly, but in the meantime, the following shows have been confirmed:
April 14 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Roadburn Festival
April 15 - Schwalmstadt, Germany - Bunker
April 16 - Bern, Switzerland - Dachstock
April 17 - Budapest, Hungary - Blue Hell
April 18 - Bologna, Italy - Sottotetto Club
April 19 - Wien, Austria - Arena
April 20 - Prague, Czech Republic - Exit Chmelnice
April 21 - Malmö, Sweden - Debaser
April 22 - Oslo, Norway - Inferno Festival
April 23 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Beta
April 24 - Brussels, Belgium - TBA
April 26 - Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang
April 27 - Berlin, Germany - Zapata
April 28 - Paris, France - Le Nouveau Casino
April 29 - Barcelona, Spain - Mephisto
April 30 - Madrid, Spain - Ritmo and Compas
May 1 - Barroselas - SWR Barroselas Metalfest XIII
May 2 - Bilbao - Santana 27
Today Is The Day has been added to the lineup of the 2011 Roadburn Festival, which takes place from April 14th - 17th in Tilburg, Holland. The Roadburn Festival organizers issued the following statement:
"The Today is the Day catalog includes at least three masterpieces - Temple of the Morning Star, Today Is The Day, and Willpower - which run a dizzying gamut of musical styles from Slint-ish indie-rock to experimental soundscapes to kraut-metal, and do it all in a way that seems completely logical and consistent, even if it is infused with evil purpose and darkest intent. One of the most consistently challenging and interesting bands of our time and someone that we are truly overjoyed to welcome to the Roadburn lineup."
Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. Today Is The Day is also currently at work on its ninth studio album, which will see a 2011 release on Black Market Activities.
Today is the Day is re-issuing "In The Eyes Of God" album, today September 28th, via Relapse Records. To mark the re-release the band is streaming the entire album online at this location.
The re-mastered, re-packaged album includes six bonus demo tracks and a full-length DVD. The DVD was complied by Today is the Day's Steve Austin and features rare live and rehearsal footage with the "In The Eyes Of God" line-up consisting of Austin, Bill Kelliher (Mastodon, ex-Lethargy), and Brann Dailor (Mastodon, ex-Lethargy).
Brooklyn atmospheric doom metal band, A STORM OF LIGHT, is gearing up for a short stint of U.S. tour dates next week that include performances with experimental metal/noise exhibitionists Today Is The Day and reunited stoner metallers Sleep before heading to Europe for a month's worth of shows in October. Said guitarist/vocalist John Graham of the upcoming shows: "The next couple of months are going to be a lot of fun for us. We're lucky enough to share the stage with the legendary Sleep, brutalists Today Is the Day, and then embark on our fourth European tour. Awesome!"
Here are the latest A Storm Of Light U.S./European tour dates:
08/31/10 32st St Pub - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Today Is the Day
09/01/10 Ottobar - Baltimore, MD w/ Today Is the Day
09/03/10 Santos Party House - New York, NY w/ Today Is the Day
09/04/10 AS220 - Providence, RI w/ Today Is the Day
09/07/10 Starlight Ballroom - Philadelphia, PA w/ Sleep
09/08/10 Brooklyn Masonic Temple - Brooklyn, NY w/ Sleep, Lichens
10/01/10 Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK
10/02/10 Whelans - Dublin, Irelandw/ Stand Up Guy
10/03/10 The Spring And Airbrake - Belfast, Ireland w/ Stand Up Guy
10/04/10 Captain’s Rest - Glasgow, Scotland
10/05/10 The Croft - Bristol, UK
10/06/10 The Underworld - London, UK w/ Sedula, Sons Of Alpha Centauri
10/07/10 Nouveau Casino - Paris, France
10/08/10 Simplon - Groningen, Netherlands
10/09/10 013 - Tilburg, Netherlands
10/10/10 Juha West Matinee Show - Stuttgart, Germany
10/12/10 Rhiz - Vienna, Austria
10/13/10 Kset - Zagreb, Croatia
10/14/10 Randall - Bratislava, Slovakia
10/16/10 Firlej - Wroclaw, Poland
10/17/10 Powiekszenie - Warsaw, Poland
10/20/10 Nabaklab - Riga, Latvia
10/21/10 Nosturi - Helsinki, Finland
10/23/10 Garage - Oslo, Norway
10/24/10 Debaser - Stockholm, Sweden
10/25/10 Loppen - Copenhagen, Denmark
10/26/10 Hafenklang - Hamburg, Germany
10/27/10 Feierwerk - Munich, Germany
10/28/10 Spazio - Turin, Italy
10/29/10 Urban - Perugia, Italy
10/30/10 Init Club - Rome, Italy
A Storm of Light released their second full-length, entitled "Forgive Us Our Trespasses," via Neurot last October.