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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.
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.
Today Is The Day has announced their signing to Black Market Activities. Black Market Activities will release Today Is The Day’s ninth studio album in 2011.
August 21, 2010, Today Is The Day kicks off its first US tour in two years. The tour includes dates with Unsane, Keelhaul, and A Storm Of Light, as well as an appearance at the AmRep 25th Anniversary Bash, alonsgide Melvins, Boss Hog, and Hammerhead. The live Today Is The Day line-up consists of frontman Steve Austin, bassist Ryan Jones (Wetnurse) and drummer Curran Reynolds (Wetnurse).
TODAY IS THE DAY tour dates are as follows:
Aug 21 - Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt (w/ Keelhaul)
Aug 22 - Toronto, ON, CANADA @ Sneaky Dee’s (w/ Unsane, Keelhaul)
Aug 23 - Akron, OH @ Backstage Concert Club (w/ Unsane, Keelhaul)
Aug 24 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle (w/ Unsane, Keelhaul)
Aug 25 - Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club (w/ Keelhaul)
Aug 26 - Madison, WI @ High Noon (w/ Unsane, Keelhaul)
Aug 28 - Minneapolis, MN @ Grumpy’s (AmRep 25th Anniversary Bash w/ Melvins, Boss Hog, Hammerhead)
Aug 30 - Newport, KY @ Southgate House
Aug 31 - Pittsburgh, PA @ 31st St Pub (w/ A Storm Of Light)
Sept 1 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar (w/ A Storm Of Light)
Sept 2 - Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
Sept 3 - New York, NY @ Santos (w/ A Storm Of Light)
Sept 4 - Providence, RI @ AS220 (w/ A Storm Of Light)
French metallers DARKNESS DYNAMITE have welcomed Julien Granger as their new drummer with the following statement, "His reputation gained over the years led us quite easily to this choice. Four Question Marks, Today Is The Day... Julien is the perfect guy to fill the duty and to make sure the drums will be beaten the hard way! Check him out on tour soon!"
Below is a list of bands for each day of MDF 2009, which will take place May 22 - 24. There are several different scenarios on the table as far as stage setup goes, so we won't be announcing exact set times until sometime in March. Set times will be planned so you don't have to pick and choose what band you want to see because two are playing at one time.
Individual day tickets will go on sale on Monday, January 19th.
You can expect doors to open around 3:30 pm on Friday and 12:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. These are only estimates, but not off by more than 30 minutes or so. More...
Maryland Deathfest has announced Cephalic Carnage and Cattle Decapitation as replacements for Enslaved, Keep of Kalessin, and Swallow The Sun, whose North American tour together was scrapped. One more band will be announced before January 1st.
Maryland Deathfest VII will take place on May 22-24, 2009, at Sonar, Baltimore, MD. Tickets are currently on sale.
Here is a curre?nt list of confirmed bands for the Maryland Deathfest 2009: More...
More bands were recently confirmed for Maryland Deathfest VII. Just announced to appear at MDF 2009 are:
Swallow the Sun
The Red Chord
Keep of Kalessin
Agenda of Swine
Pretty Little Flower
Bolt Thrower has released this bit of news regarding their first trip to the USA in 14 years:
"Due to the fact that we are not real festival lovers or great fans of flying, the chances of us ever coming to the States for a one-off show was always very small. But after years of relentless emails from Ryan we've finally given in. It's hard to believe that it's been 14 years since we last played in the US, so we are very happy to announce that we are finally coming back. Bolt Thrower will be playing Maryland Deathfest VII, on May 22-24, 2009, at Sonar, Baltimore, MD."
A few more bands were exected to be included in this announcement, but the organizers are still working on the details. Therefore, another announcement is expected with even more band confirmations in the near future, as they wrap up the booking process for Maryland Deathfest 2009
Tickets will definitely go on sale on Friday, November 7th.
Here is a full list of currently confirmed bands for Maryland Deathfest 2009: More...
Today Is The Day has announced a North American tour where they will team up with Weedeater.
The tour dates are as follows:
Nov 1 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn w/ Black Cobra
Nov 2 - Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox
Nov 3 - Richmond, VA @ Alleykatz
Nov 4 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar w/ Triac
Nov 5 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory w/ Made Out Of Babies
Nov 6 - Philadelphia, PA @ T.B.A.
Nov 7 - Albany, New York @ T.B.A.
Nov 8 - Toronto, ON @ The Wreck Room
Nov 9 - Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
Nov 10 - Providence, RI @ Club Hell
Nov 11 - Pittsburgh, PA @ 31st St Pub
Nov 12 - Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
Nov 13 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Nov 14 - Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
Nov 15 - St Paul, MN @ T.B.A.
Nov 16 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Nov 18 - St Louis, MO @ Fubar
Nov 19 - Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music
Nov 20 - Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
Nov 21 - Dallas, TX @ Reno’s Chop Shop
Nov 22 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
Next spring, Baltimore, MD will play host to Maryland Deathfest VII on May 22nd, 23rd, and 24th at Sonar. The following have been confirmed thus far, with many more to be added until the event:
Hail Of Bullets
Today Is The Day
Man Must Die
Atlanta’s WITHERED has announced a free Los Angeles-area appearance as part of SCION's Metal Show series, this time in Hollywood alongside Today Is The Day on August 4. Admission is free to those who RSVP. Doors will open promptly at 8pm and WITHERED will take the stage at 8:30 sharp and will be playing the bulk of the band’s new record, "Folie Circulaire," along with some selections from their first record, "Memento Mori." Today Is The Day will hit the stage at 9:45.
Remember, admission is free but you must RSVP to attend, which can be done at www.scion.com/metalshow, and space is limited.
Withered's "Folie Circulaire" was released in late June through Prosthetic Records.
Additional touring for WITHERED later this year is being confirmed now and should be announced soon. Here are the current WITHERED tour dates, however:
8/01 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
8/01 Greenville,SC – Earshot Records (free in-store show, 5pm)
8/02 Asheville, NC – Static Age
8/04 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo (Vice Magazine Party with Today Is The Day – Free show)
8/09 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (with Weedeater, Black Cobra)
8/17 Marietta, GA – Swayze's (with Legions of Astaroth, Obscurum)
9/27 Atlanta, GA – Lenny's (Forward To The Apocalypse Fest)
Rochester, NY-based tech grindcore/hardcore outfit PSYOPUS has issued the following update:
"We at the PSYOPUS camp feel like real dousche bags but, we are sorry to explain to you that we are going to have to drop off of our Canadian dates with TODAY IS THE DAY, FUCK THE FACTS and COMPLETE FAILURE. Here's the story:"
"Back in January, PSYOPUS was kept from crossing the border for our small January tour. The reason started with the fact Arpmandude (Christopher Arp, guitar) has an attempted criminal mischief in the fourh conviction from 2001, and a violation of probation in 2002 where he served a month in jail. This was a flag warning for a bitch of a bitch of a bitch immigration woman who decided that Arpmandude was a 'risk to Canada.'" More...
Today Is The Day, Jucifer, Complete Failure, and Four Question Marks will tour Europe together this spring. Here are the tour dates:
05/16 Parkhof Alkmaar - Holland
05/17 TBA - Holland
05/18 La Maroquinerie Paris - France
05/18 La Maroquinerie Paris - France
05/19 The Corporation Sheffield - UK
05/20 Ivory Blacks Glasgow - UK
05/21 Bar Academy Birmingham - UK
05/22 White Rabbit Plymouth - UK
05/23 Clwb ifor bach Cardiff - UK
05/24 The Underworld London - UK
05/25 Magasin 4 Bruxelles - Belgium
05/26 La Zone Liège - Belgium
05/27 Topf Erfurt - Germany
05/28 Marx Hamburg - Germany
05/29 The Rock Copenhagen - Denmark
05/30 Siesta Festival Hässleholm - Sweden
05/31 Club Maiden Oslo - Norway
06/01 Musikens Hus Gothenburg - Sweden
06/02 Debaser Slussen Stockholm - Sweden
06/03 K17 Berlin - Germany
06/04 Progresja Club Warsaw - Poland
06/05 Firlej Wroclaw - Poland
06/06 Rock Cafe Prague - Czech Republic
06/07 Kozel Pub Zilina - Slovakia
06/08 Corvinteto Budapest - Hungary
06/10 PMK Innsbruck - Austria
06/11 Circolo Magnolia Milano - Italy
06/12 Init Roma - Italy
06/13 Rock Planet Ravenna - Italy
06/14 Le Korigan Luynes / Marseille - France
06/14 The Dawn @ Le Korigan Luynes/Marseille - France
06/15 Salamandra Barcelona - Spain
06/16 Ritmo & Compas Madrid - Spain
06/17 Tba Lisbon - Portugal
06/18 Metalpoint Porto - Portugal
06/19 Tunk Irun - Spain
06/20 La Nef Angouleme - France
06/21 The Hellfest Clisson/Nantes - France
The running order for this year's Los Angeles Murderfest has been announced. The event will take place in April at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA. Here's the entire lineup and schedule:
Friday, April 18th
Black Sheep Wall 7:45 - 8:15
The Unborn 8:45 - 9:15
The Funeral Pyre 9:45 - 10:15
Genghis Tron 8:15 - 8:45
Baroness 9:15 - 9:45
The Red Chord 10:15 - 10:45
Converge 11:00 - ??:??
Saturday, April 19th More...
Drummer Derek Roddy (ex-HATE ETERNAL, NILE) has left TODAY IS THE DAY as a result of an apparent financial dispute with the group's mainman Steve Austin. Derek has reportedly been replaced on the band's current tour by Mike Rosswog (CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN, COMPLETE FAILURE).
TODAY IS THE DAY's eighth studio album, "Axis of Eden", was released last September on SuperNova Records, the label founded by Steve Austin. SuperNova Records is distributed exclusively by MRI/RED in the U.S., FAB in Canada, Cargo in Europe, and IODA for all digital distribution.
"Horde of Undead Vengeance", the new track from the Chicago-based doomsters LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR, is available for download at this location. The song comes off the group's new album, "War Metal Battle Master", due on March 25 via Southern Lord Records. The CD includes a 20-page booklet featuring art by Jeremy Mohler and graphic design by Seldon Hunt (NEUROSIS, KHANATE, JESU).
"War Metal Battle Master" track listing:
01. Horde of Undead Vengeance
02. War Metal Battle Master
03. When The Ice Giants Slayed All
04. Slaughter the Bestial Legion
05. Black Viper Barbarian Clan
06. Assassins of the Cursed Mist
08. Hades Unleashed More...