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Formed: 2001
From: Buffalo, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest It Dies Today News

Below is our complete It Dies Today 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.

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Meshuggah Announces Soundwave Off-Dates

Meshuggah, It Dies Today and Whitechapel will be performing two "Sidewaves" (Soundwave Festival Off-dates) in clubs in Australia. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 15 at 9AM. Here are the details:

Monday 22 February Manning Bar, Sydney – 18+
www.ticketek.com.au 132 849 / www.oztix.com.au / www.moshtix.com.au

Thursday 25 February Billboard The Venue, Melbourne – 18+
www.ticketek.com.au 132 849 / www.billboardthevenue.com.au & Missing Link

Meshuggah, It Dies Today and Whitechapel are also appearing at Soundwave Festival 2010.

Saturday 20th February SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL BRISBANE
Sunday 21st February SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL SYDNEY
Friday 26th February SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL MELBOURNE – Sold Out
Saturday 27th February SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL ADELAIDE
Monday 1st March SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL PERTH

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Kittie Announces European Tour

Kittie have announced they will be touring in Europe this coming January alongside It Dies Today. The tour is in support of their latest release "In The Black." The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

1/2 2010 Franzis Wetzler
1/3 2010 Hafenklang Hamburg
1/5 2010 Vega Jr. Copenhagen
1/6 2010 Magnet Berlin
1/7 2010 Underground Cologne
1/8 2010 Die Stadtmitte Karlsruhe
1/9 2010 Rock Planet Ravenna
1/10 2010 Dynamo Zurich
1/12 2010 Trabendo Paris
1/13 2010 De Kade Zaandam
1/14 2010 Bibelot Dorndrecht
1/15 2010 Jc De Klinker Aarschot
1/16 2010 Rios Leeds
1/17 2010 Academy 2 Newcastle
1/19 2010 Sublive Reading
1/20 2010 Moho Live Manchester
1/21 2010 Sugarmill Stoke
1/22 2010 Academy 2 Birmingham
1/23 2010 Underworld London

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It Dies Today Canceling Canadian Tour Dates

It Dies Today has issued the following announcement about canceling their Canadian tour dates:

"Hey first off we want to apologize that we're not able to make our 3 Canadian dates in Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa. Our fill in drummer John tore a ligament in his right shoulder last night after the Buffalo show. We promise to make up these shows as soon as we can. Once again from the bottom of our hearts we apologize! We love Canada and you guys always support us 100%, so it's killing us not to be there the next 3 days. See you guys soon."

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It Dies Today Posts New Music Video Online

It Dies Today has posted a music video online for the song "Thank You For Drinking," which is off their most recent album "Lividity." The video clip can be viewed below. "Lividity" was released on September 15th, 2009 through Trustkill Records. More...

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Saw VI Soundtrack Video Teaser Posted Online

A 30 second teaser for the Saw VI soundtrack has been posted online and is viewable below. As previously reported, the soundtrack available everywhere October 20 features new and unreleased music from Hatebreed, Lacuna Coil, Suicide Silence, Shadows Fall, Mushroomhead, Converge, It Dies Today, Kittie, Chimaira, Every Time I Die, and more more.

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Listen To Trustkill Free Music Sampler

NoiseCreep has posted the new Trustkill free music sampler hosted by Justin Brannan of Most Precious Blood. Check it out and listen to 5 brand new songs including an unreleased Most Precious Blood song due out next year on Trustkill. The sampler includes the following songs:

1. It Dies Today "Reckless Abandon"
2. Memphis May Fire "North Atlantic Vs North Carolina"
3. Awaken Demons "Coming To An End"
4. Adversary "Singularity"
5. Most Precious Blood "Enthusiastic Eugenicist"

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Saw VI Soundtrack Final Lineup Revealed

The line-up and tracklisting for the Saw VI soundtrack has been revealed. The soundtrack features brand new and unreleased music from Hatebreed, Lacuna Coil, Suicide Silence, Shadows Fall, Mushroomhead, Converge, It Dies Today, Kittie, Chimaira, Every Time I Die, and more.

The Saw VI soundtrack will be available October 20, 2009. The official website and pre-order has been launched at saw6soundtrack.com.

In Saw VI, Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw's legacy. However, when the FBI draws closer to Hoffman, he is forced to set a game into motion, and Jigsaw's grand scheme is finally understood.

Trustkill's Josh Grabelle said, "We are stoked about this soundtrack as we've managed to place songs from some of the most exciting hard rock and metal bands in the scene on this one. We are all huge fans of the Saw movies and are ready to knock this one out of the park!"

Artists' Addiction Soundtracks' Jonathan Platt says of the Saw VI Soundtrack: "We feel that we have put together a collection of songs that really mirrors the chaos onscreen. All of our acts are big fans of the Saw series and were excited to be a part of the soundtrack and I think that energy really comes across."

The Saw VI Soundtrack track listing is as follows: More...

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It Dies Today Posts New Album Online For Streaming

Buffalo, New York metalcore band It Dies Today has made their new album, "Lividity," completely available online for streaming at this location. The album will be released on September 15th through Trustkill Records.

The tracklisting for “Lividity” is as follows:

01. This Ghost
02. Reckless Abandon
03. Thank You for Drinking
04. Miss October
05. Bled Out in Black And White
06. Martyr of Truth
07. Nihility
08. Life of Uncertainty
09. The Architects
10. Complacence Without Pursuit (Lividity)

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It Dies Today Posts "Lividity" Teaser Trailer

It Dies Today have announced that their upcoming album "Lividity" will be released through Trustkill Records on September 15th. The band has posted a teaser trailer for the album online, which can be viewed below. More...

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It Dies Today Sets "Lividity" Release Date

It Dies Today's new studio album "Lividity" is now officially set for a September 15, 2009 release date via Trustkill Records.

Singer Jason Wood checked in to say, "We're really pumped about this new record and finally releasing it for our fans! This week Mike Hatalak (producer/guitarist) is in final mix sessions for the album and we have also finished several cover songs including a cover of Duran Duran's "Come Undone" as well as Alice In Chains "Them Bones". We know alot of fans are curious about the delays with this new album, but we assure you, if we could have gotten it to you sooner we would have! We have had so many problems with the studio we build to record this album. After spending close to $12,000 on building a completely enclosed soundproofed studio in the house that Mike (Hatalak) and I lived in and spending over 2 months finishing pre-production and tracking, our efforts were thwarted with a forced move out of the house. That move forced us to tear down our entire studio (salvaging about $2,000 of materials) within a holiday weekend. So we moved to a new house and rebuilt the studio and are now finally finishing all mixes. I'm looking forward to hearing reactions from our fans and foes and hopefully this album will make up for the long wait!"

Look for the band to announce a US headline tour kicking off in September, and a European/UK tour to kick off in November.

Pre-Order packages and new merch will be available at the band's new webstore.

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It Dies Today Delays Release Of New Album

It Dies Today has announced that their forthcoming new studio album, "Lividity" has been pushed back until March the third. A statement from the band reads as follows: "So everyone, you might be wondering why the record didn't come out (January 27th).

"We've had some serious set backs throughout the process of trying to finish Lividity and put it out. It was supposed to hit shelves last fall then January 27th, but with the problems we incured; such as having the house we built our studio in getting sold from beneath us subsequently putting us on the street for close to a month, putting together the making the record DVD, and the making of the 'Thank You For Drinking' video (both to be released with the album!), as well as the struggle to work our regular day jobs to stay afloat for the holidays. More...

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Trustkill Posts Podcast w/ 5 Free Songs

Trustkill Records recently posted a new podcast, featuring special guest host Jen Kajzer and the following tracks:

It Dies Today "Thank You For Drinking" [UNRELEASED!]
Adversary "Hedonist" [UNRELEASED!]
Too Pure To Die "Confess" [UNRELEASED!]
Walls Of Jericho "The American Dream"
Bleeding Through "Death Anxiety"

You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or download it as an MP3 here.

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It Dies Today Gives Recording Update For New Album

It Dies Today is currently in their own self-built Buffalo, New York recording studio working on their new album. Singer Jason Wood had the following to say:

"We've actually built a studio in the house that Mike Hatalak (our guitar player, engineer and main writer) and I live in together. It has given us an amazing dynamic to work with for this record. We have limitless resources as well as a phenomenal amount of freedom. It's one of those things as a musician you grow up always wanting to have available in your living situation. A place to record whenever you have an idea or whenever you feel creatively superb, We've never been in a more comfortable or creative atmosphere in our lives!"

Titled "Lividity," the effort is slated to hit stores on January 27th via Trustkill Records.

Wood elaborates: "We're really pumped about this new record! Lividity is a medical term (as I am a huge fan of CSI) that means when you die all your blood in your body settles, so where you're lying is a bruise covering that part of your body. Metaphorically, for example, someone whose life is very stagnant or unmotivated. Now I'm sure everyone who cares has heard the rumors of a heavy record, well it's true! We're writing a lot more 'Caitiff Choir' like riffs and we're working on a more raw and ballsy atmosphere for this record. Expect sincerity, passion, and FUCKING POWER!"

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It Dies Today Posts New Single Online

It Dies Today has posted a demo of a brand new song entitled, "Thank You For Drinking" online. You can check it out at their official Myspace. The song comes from their new album, "Lividity" which is expected to be released in early 2009.

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36 Crazyfists Announces New US Tour Dates

Vocalist of Alaskan metallers, 36 CRAZYFISTS, Brock Lindow issues the following statement regarding the band’s upcoming five months of non-stop touring:

“MAYHEM is all wrapped up, and it was the greatest summer ever! Hanging out with all the awesome bands and crews was something we will never forget. Now, charging full steam ahead into the fall with so many shows to play, it’s really gonna be a killer end to this already awesome year for us! We'll see everyone at the shows!” More...

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It Dies Today Drops Off Tour

It Dies Today has officially dropped off their previously announced tour with Bury Your Dead and The Ghost Inside.

Singer Jason Wood explains: "Mike [Hatalak, drummer] has 4 herniated discs in his back and some slight nerve damage, and won't be able to tour for a bit (we will however be finishing the Walls Of Jericho dates)... Sorry, and we'll see you soon."

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It Dies Today Announces New Tour and Video

IT DIES TODAY has just announced a new tour and a new music video for their upcoming album. The band will kick off a tour in August with labelmates Walls Of Jericho as well as 36 CrazyFists and more.

Their new album, "Lividity," will be out in early fall and the band is in the studio now recording. They will be filming the first video off the new album for the song "Thank You For Drinking" next week.

Singer Jason Wood checked in with an update on the video and song: "The song's slogan, like a double-entendre, translates into a so-called friend that through drinking on their own accord shows their true personality. For example, a good friend that ends up being an asshole afte getting drunk at a party or bar."

The video will be shot on location at a bar the band fequents in Sanborn, NY called "The Walmore Inn." The video will feature a friend of the band who's had too much to drink before he even gets to the bar and proceeds to start shit with everyone throughout the song, until the band has had enough and starts a bar fight. Keep your eyes peeled for the video in July, and some webisodes of the writing and recording process from It Dies Today.

The latest It Dies Today tour dates follow. More...

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It Dies Today Working On New Album, "Lividity"

It Dies Today is currently working on a new album. The effort has been titled "Lividity" and will be available this fall via Trustkill Records. Singer Jason Wood elaborates:

"We're really pumped about this new record! Lividity is a medical term (as I am a huge fan of CSI) that means when you die all your blood in your body settles, so where you're lying is a bruise covering that part of your body. Metaphorically for example someone who's life is very stagnant or unmotivated. The common theme of the record is going to be character flaws such as the song 'Nihility,' about nihilism or absolute destructiveness. We've decided to record the album ourselves seeing as we have an amazing engineer (Mike Hatalak) in the band. The plus side to this, is that we have endless time in the studio to perfect the record. Now I'm sure everyone who cares has heard the rumors of a heavy record, well it's true! We're writing a lot more 'Caitiff Choir' like riffs and we're working on a more raw and ballsy atmosphere for this record. Expect sincerity, passion, and fucking power!"

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Atreyu, Haste The Day, It Dies Today Tour Dates

Previously announced Atreyu headline fall tour dates will feature support from Haste The Day, It Dies Today, and a special guest yet to be announced. Here are the confirmed tour dates (more will be announced):

9/9 Boise, ID @ Big Easy Concert House
9/10 Spokane, WA @ Big Easy Concert Hall
9/12 Fargo, ND @ The Venue @ Playmakers
9/14 Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Club
9/16 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
9/18 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
9/19 Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
9/21 Reading, PA @ The Silo
9/22 Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
9/24 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
9/25 North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
9/28 Jacksonville, FL @ Plush
9/29 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
9/30 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
10/4 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre

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Headline News

Necro Leaves Sounds Of The Underground Tour

Self proclaimed "death rap" artist Necro has issued the follwing statement from his official Myspace:

"I decided to leave the tour collectively with my manager and booking agent (both tour organizers) because we felt the tour’s demographic was not receiving hip hop well. I was facing hostile, disrespectful crowds and was returning the same energy back ten-fold by being more aggressive than them.

It was making a lot of people in the tour crew nervous and there was concern someone might get hurt (NOT ME). It was also being suggested that maybe I tone down my live show and not antagonize the already antagonistic crowd. I couldn’t roll with that as it’s not my style. I was holding back enough as it is but there is a line. All the bands on the tour loved us and everyone behind the scenes knew we displayed major heart and never once got phased by the hostility. We finished every show with middle fingers up and a big "Fuck You" to the crowd.

I will make one thing clear for the haters: we NEVER got booed OFF the stage. Not once. Yes a ton of emo kids booed us at every show, but we had a twenty-five minute set every night and we stayed on stage for every minute of it, and we represented. Every show had at least 100 to 200 Necro fans in the pit tearing it up, and our meet and greets were incredible!

It’s just a shame these little kids are so close-minded. The majority of the hate was coming from mop top emo sixteen-year olds who have no clue who the originators of metal are, and didn’t respect my rest in peace chant to metal legends (Dime, Cliff, Chuck, Piggy, SOB).

As far as the tour organizers and I are concerned, you are my people so it’s all love and I’m thankful for the opportunity to prove I can murder it in the worst of situations. This actually did a lot for me and is just one move in many my team will make to blow Necro up"

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