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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.
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.
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