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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.
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...
Church of the 8th Day, the organizers behind the Los Angeles Murderfest, have announced NAPALM DEATH as the headliner for the Sunday show. The Los Angeles Murderfest Version 4.0 is set to take place April 18-20 at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California.
Warm-Up Show - Friday, April 18:
THE RED CHORD
THE FUNERAL PYRE
BLACK SHEEP WALL
Saturday, April 19:
FOREVER IN TERROR
Sunday, April 20:
EXTREME NOISE TERROR
TODAY IS THE DAY
AT ALL COST
TERMINALLY YOUR ABORTED GHOST
CALL THE PARAMEDICS
THE DOLEMITE PROJECT
WATCH ME BURN
EAT THE LIVING
THE NAUSEATING STAB
THOUSANDS WILL DIE
Tickets are on sale NOW at www.ticketweb.com.
Friday, April 18 - $15 advance / $15 at the door
Saturday, April 19 - $33 advance / $35 at the door
Sunday, April 20 - $33 advance / $35 at the door
Two-Day Pass (April 19-20) - $60 (Only available in advance)
Church of the 8th Day, the organizers behind the Los Angeles Murderfest, are proud to announce the next round of bands for the festival, set to take place April 18th, 19th, 20th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California as well as announce that tickets for the fest are on sale now!
Daniel Dismal, the festivals founder had this to say about the line-up thus far…
“This years Murderfest has been coming together in ways that we could never imagine! The response thus far has been amazing and most of it has come without us actually announcing most of the headliners.We’re definitely excited about 4.0 and I think once the whole line-up is released people will be amazed at this years fest. I encourage everyone to try and buy their tickets in advance as the Knitting Factory realistically only holds 700 people.”
Sunday’s headliner will be announced next week. The entire festival line-up will be announced within the next few weeks.
Friday, April 18th - $15 advance / $15 at the door
Saturday, April 19th - $33 advance / $35 at the door
Sunday, April 20th - $33 advance / $35 at the door
Two Day Pass (April 19th, 20th) - $60 (Only available in advance)
Friday, April 18th:
THE RED CHORD
+ more TBA
Saturday, April 19th:
+ more TBA
Sunday, April 20th:
Headliner TBA on 2/29
EXTREME NOISE TERROR
TODAY IS THE DAY
AT ALL COST
TERMINALLY YOUR ABORTED GHOST
CALL THE PARAMEDICS
+ more TBA
This year's Los Angeles Murderfest will take place on April 18th, 19th, and 20th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA. The event will feature two stages and although headliners have yet to be announced, the following acts are slated to perform:
The Red Chord
Today Is The Day
Terminally Your Aborted Ghost
Extreme Noise Terror
LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR will be hitting the road in March and April supporting Today is The Day, Also in March will be the release of their 3rd studio album, "War Metal Battle Master."
A free mp3 download of the track “Horde Of Undead Vengeance” is available here.
Here are the dates for Lair of the Minotaur on tour with Today Is The Day, and Mouth of The Architect :
Mar 28, 2008 The Ritz Warren, MI
Mar 29, 2008 Ravari Room Columbus, OH
Mar 30, 2008 Peabody’s Pirate’s Cove Cleveland, OH
Mar 31, 2008 Melody Inn Indianapolis, IN
Apr 1, 2008 The Note Chicago, IL
Apr 3, 2008 Mojo’s Columbia, MO
Apr 4, 2008 Cactus Club Milwaukee, WI
Apr 5, 2008 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN
Apr 6, 2008 Vaudeville Mews Des Moines, IA
Today Is The Day will embark upon an extensive headlining tour of the U.S. in March. Several bands, including Mouth Of The Architect and At All Cost, will tag along for select dates. Here are the latest Today Is The Day tour dates:
Today Is The Day with Mouth Of The Architect, Psyopus, Complete Failure
3/14 Nashville, TN @ The Muse
3/15 Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club
3/16 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
3/17 New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
3/18 Philadelphia, PA @ North Star
3/20 Albany, NY @ Valentine's
3/21 Boston, MA @ The Church
3/22 Nashua, NH @ American Legion Hall More...
SuperNova Records has announced the signing of Complete Failure.
Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Complete Failure features drummer Mike Rosswog, formerly of Today Is The Day and Circle Of Dead Children. Complete Failure's sound is described as "anthemic crust/hardcore and punishing grindcore, building upon elements of bands such as His Hero is Gone, Terrorizer, Neurosis, Today Is The Day, and Converge."
According to SuperNova Records label owner (and Today Is The Day frontman) Steve Austin, "Complete Failure are the future of grind as we know it. Explosive and undeniable, this band is set to become an instant classic when their new record hits stores in 2008."
Complete Failure will record their debut album this fall at Austin Enterprise in Nashville, TN, with Steve Austin producing. The album will see a 2008 release on SuperNova Records. The band will be touring throughout 2008.
Derek Roddy and the extreme music pioneers, "Today Is The Day", return to the road to headline the SuperNova Records 2007 North American Tour in September and October.
Featuring four SuperNova Records artists -- Today Is The Day, Defcon 4, Christine and Taipan -- the coast-to-coast tour coincides with the release of "Axis Of Eden", Today Is The Day's first new studio album in 3 years, due out on Sept 18 on SuperNova Records. The tour and the album both feature new Today Is The Day drummer, Derek Roddy.
The SuperNova Records 2007 North American Tour is officially sponsored by Revolver Magazine, Guitar World Magazine's MetalKult.com, Meinl Cymbals, GrindStix Drumsticks and Mesa Boogie Amps.
SuperNova Records was founded in 2006 by Today Is The Day frontman (and veteran producer, whose production credits include Lamb Of God and Converge), Steve Austin. SuperNova Records is distributed exclusively by MRI/RED in the US, FAB in Canada, Cargo in Europe, and IODA for all digital distribution.
SuperNova Records North American Tour w/ Today Is The Day, Defcon 4, Christine, Taipan: More...
SuperNova Records has issued the following:
TODAY IS THE DAY have completed work on Axis Of Eden, the band's eighth studio album.
The driving creative force behind Axis Of Eden is Today Is The Day founder/frontman Steve Austin. As well as
being the album's principal songwriter, Austin is also the album's producer; he engineered, mixed, and mastered Axis Of Eden at his own studio, Austin Enterprise, where he has also worked with LAMB OF GOD, BURN THE PRIEST, CONVERGE and UNSANE, among others.
Axis Of Eden features the debut of new Today Is The Day drummer Derek Roddy. A world renowned drummer who has played with HATE ETERNAL and NILE, Roddy was voted onto Modern Drummer's Top 5 Up And Coming Drummers list in the magazine's 2007 Readers' Poll. More...
More dates have been released for TODAY IS THE DAY’s upcoming U.S. tour with DEFCON 4, CHRISTINE, and TAIPAN:
September 13 - Boston, MA @ The Middle East
September 14 - Brooklyn, NY @ Europa
September 15 - Allentown, PA @ The Sterling Hotel
September 16 - Toronto, ON @ Metal Bar
September 17 - Bowling Green, OH @ Howard’s Club
September 18 - Chicago, IL @ The Note
September 19 - St Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl
September 20 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
September 21 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
September 23 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
September 24 - Portland, OR @ Mt Tabor Legacy
September 25 - Oakland, CA @ Uptown Nightclub
September 26 - Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory
September 27 - Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre
September 29 - El Paso, TX @ Zeppelin’s
September 30 - Austin, TX @ Emo’s
October 1 - Houston, TX @ Walter’s On Washington
October 2 - New Orleans, LA @ The Bar
October 3 - Tallahassee, FL @ The Beta Bar
October 4 - Orlando, FL @ Back Booth
October 5 - Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
October 6 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
October 7 - Nashville, TN @ The Exit In
Today Is The Day have scheduled a September 18th release date through SuperNova Records for their new album "Axis Of Eden". The band will begin touring in support of the outing on September 13th with Defcon 4, Christine and Taipan all onboard.
Pristina (ex-100 Demons/Invocation Of Nehek/A Thousand Falling Skies) are tentatively planning to head into the studio in late August to record a new 20+ minute song with Steve Austin of Today Is The Day fame for a future split or EP release. In the meantime, the band recently released their debut effort, "Boner Jams '07", songs from which can be found here.
For the first time in six years, and quite possibly the very last, MAYHEM will "Deconsecrate the States"! July 2007 is sure to be the hottest on record as the ferocious fires of hell blaze across the U.S. under the cloven-hooves of Norway's MAYHEM. The premiere, the true, the feared, the world's most powerful black metal band will appear in select cities nationwide.
MAYHEM "Deconsecrate the States" tour dates:
July 16 - DNA Lounge, San Francisco, CA
July 17 - Galaxy Club - Santa Ana, CA
July 18 - Key Club - Los Angeles, CA
July 20 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
July 22 - Joe's - Chicago, IL
July 23 - BB Kings - New York, NY
July 24 - Jaxx - Springfield, VA
July 25 - The Sterling Hotel - Allentown, PA
Check your local listings for support acts which will include NACHTMYSTIUM, SIGH, TODAY IS THE DAY, INTRONAUT, WITHERED, AMBER ASYLUM, LUDICRA, CREMATORIUM, NOVEMBER'S DOOM, MOUTH OF ARCHITECT, DEKAPITATOR.
Advanced tickets are available from EnterTheVault.com. More...
The openers have been announced for MAYHEM’s previously announced New York City show which will take place on July 23rd at the B.B. King Blues Club. Also performing will be TODAY IS THE DAY, NACHTMYSTIUM, MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT, and WITHERED. It is being billed as part of their “final U.S. tour.” For more information on the show, you can check the venue website here.
Drummer Marshall Kilpatric, formerly of Today Is The Day, and most recently of The Esoteric, has officially joined Black Light Burns, an alternative outfit fronted by Wes Borland of Limp Bizkit fame. The band also features Danny Lohner (A Perfect Circle). You can check out the group on their MySpace page. The Esoteric officially announced Kilpatric's departure in early-January. Kilpatric has issued the following statement:
"I have officially joined Black Light Burns. For anyone not in the know, it is rounded out by Wes Borland, Danny Lohner, and Nick Annis. I am very excited and eager to begin a new chapter amongst artists who I consider innately talented and highly accomplished. I feel as though I finally have found a group comprised of artisans in a dying age where integrity, initiative, and risk are taken for granted and traded for instant gratification and comfort. I cannot wait for everyone to hear, see, and experience what is in store with us. For everyone who has stood by me and been there along the way for all of the obstacles and difficulty, thank you."
Black Light Burns will release their debut album 'Cruel Melody' on May 22nd.
Today Is The Day has officially announced the addition of Derek Roddy to their line-up.
Derek Roddy is renowned by musicians and music fans worldwide for pushing the art of drumming to new heights. Best known for his work with death metal bands such as Hate Eternal, Nile, and Malevolent Creation, Roddy's astonishing speed and finesse have won him international acclaim. He currently endorses Sonor Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Axis Pedals, Remo Heads, and Vater Sticks.
Roddy joins a long legacy of great drummers to occupy the Today Is The Day drum throne, including such heavyweights as Brad Elrod (the band's wildly unique original drummer), Brann Dailor (who would go on to form Mastodon), and Marshall Kilpatrick (currently of The Esoteric).
Roddy will make his Today Is The Day recording debut on the band's eighth studio album, "Axis Of Eden." Recording is planned for February 2007 at Steve Austin's own studio, Austin Enterprise, in Nashville, TN. "Axis Of Eden" will be released on Austin's own label, SuperNova Records, later in the year.
On October 17th, Relapse Records will reissue BRUTAL TRUTH's Sounds of the Animal Kingdom and Kill Trend Suicide as a single release.
Metal tomes the world over heralded NYC's purveyors of organized chaos BRUTAL TRUTH the ultimate grindcore kings of the 90's. With the release of their post-Earache material Sounds of the Animal Kingdom and the preceding Kill Trend Suicide mini-CD, their time of complete global appreciation arrived. These four musical misanthropological javamen created recordings which left no jaw unfloored. Sounds... painted frightening, Pollock-esque lyrical images of human deevolution and technological dehumanization while twenty twisting tunes embodied the definitive musical expression of survival of the fittest! Kill Trend Suicide negated the entrenched musical trends of the day while confronting the downward spiral of our decaying society and the emotional suffocation of city life. Both recordings combined the most muscular attributes of grindcore, death metal, hardcore punk and rock. Here they are combined in one larger-than-life and specially priced package; remastered, repackaged, and replete with bonus video footage, extensive, exhaustive liner notes from each member of the band, and a forward from Choosing Death author Albert Mudrian.
On October 31st, Relapse Records will reissue INCANTATION's Onward to Golgotha.
Long heralded as one of the heaviest, sickest, and most uncompromising death metal bands in the world, New Jersey's INCANTATION has forged a legacy of brutality unmatched by any other American group. In 1992, the bands most celebrated lineup entered a then unknown Trax East Studios with a then unproven engineer Steve Evetts and emerged with Onward to Golgotha, the most dark and blasphemous death metal record to date. The combination of the inhuman growl of vocalist Craig Pillard, the ruthlessly savage aural malevolence, and pitiless anti-Christian attack was the ultimate musical sacrilege. Onward... redefined the bounds of brutality and blasphemy for the entire genre of death metal. This is absolute brutality!!! Includes a free DVD with three full live sets from the Onward...
After three infamously influential albums on Amphetamine Reptile Records and numerous tours with HELMET, NEUROSIS, and more, TODAY IS THE DAY moved to the grounds of the Relapse compound and unleashed it's most definitive album to date: the legendary Temple of the Morning Star. Reverend Steve Austin had overcome extreme band and personal turmoil, and his maniacally negative personal frustration shaped the 18 track service wholly deserving worship, contemplation, and reverence. Temple of the Morning Star indoctrinated tens of thousands of new members, strengthened the faith of the previously converted and was lavished with critical acclaim from the likes of Guitar, Thrasher, AP, Kerrang, Metal Hammer, Terrorizer and dozens more. Temple... was the most widely circulated TITD album, and over the span of a year it allowed the band to grow from an infamous fringe group to the wildly influential band of today. Temple of the Morning Star is an undisputed classic.
Today Is The Day and drummer Jeff Lohrber, who joined the band in March, have parted ways. The split comes as a result of "personal and musical difference with Steve Austin." Lohrber will now get back to working with Harlots full-time, in addition to a few other projects he'll be involved with.
The entire schedule for Hellfest has finally been released. HELLFEST 2K5 takes place on August 19-21 at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey. Tickets are available at hellfest.com or you can purchase tickets at the Sovereign Bank Arena box office or charge by phone at 1-888-SBA-TIXX or online at sovereignbankarena.com.
The complete schedule follows, including stages, times and bands playing: More...