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Below is our complete For 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.

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For Today Releases New Video

For Today, which recently conducted an interesting interview about the religious/secular divide in music, has released a new music video for "Break The Cycle."

The track features Matty Mullins and comes off the "Fight The Silence" album, available now at iTunes here.

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For Today Talks Christian/Secular Divide In Music

In a new interview with Altpress.com, For Today's Mattie Montgomery tackles issues ranging from sex trafficking, to the idea of Christian bands being segmented from secular ones, and even on to his thoughts on gay marriage after former member Mike Reynolds went on a Twitter tirade that put the band in a spotlight it didn't want. Check out excerpts from the interview below.

AP: This is your second album since leaving the overtly Christian-based Facedown Records. You've toured with a ton of bands outside of that realm, too.

There has been an effort by the powers that be in this music industry–media outlets, record labels, management companies–to divide bands into Christian and non-Christian groups, and I think that sucks. We've made it a point for years to go on tour with non-Christian bands.

For example, the guys in Stray From The Path, who are out on tour with us right now. They are some of the best friends we've ever had in a band. We've toured with those guys a bunch of times. I have [Christian] kids come up to me all the time asking, “How is it touring with bands like that?” I'm like: “It's fine! Who told you that I have to be afraid of bands who don't agree with me?” I don't know how people are getting it into their heads, but I feel like non-Christian kids feel like they're not welcome at a For Today show. Some Christian kids often come to For Today shows and are upset that there are non-Christian bands and people there. It's completely ridiculous. I don't know who drew a line in the sand and said you're only allowed to hang out with a certain type of people.

AP: Given how often you've expressed love toward so many people, it must've been very frustrating for you to suddenly be deemed homophobic or otherwise hateful in the aftermath of Reynolds’ tweets.

It was frustrating, to say the least. That whole thing blindsided me. And it was exasperated by preexisting issues. The fact that there are people who call themselves Christians but go on the news and picket soldiers' funerals and say stuff like “God Hates Fags?” These people totally dishonor God, and disrespect God and they dishonor and disrespect people who are made in God's image.
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Initial Bands Announced For Warped Tour 2014

A couple rounds of bands have been announced for the 2014 installment of the Vans Warped Tour. While not a metal festival, each year sees a number of metal, metalcore, and hardcore bands announced as part of the tour. Next year's tour so far boasts Attila, For Today, Tear Out The Heart, and Stray From The Path among others.

Here's the complete list of bands confirmed so far:

Air Dubai
Attila
For Today
Mayday Parade
Mixtapes
Plague Vendor
Stray From The Path
Tear Out The Heart
Teenage Bottlerocket
The Protomen

Here are the Warped Tour 2014 tour dates: More...

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Asking Alexandria's Motley Crew Invades TN

On October 29th at the storied War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, TN, a rather unusual tour lineup shook things up a bit. Asking Alexandria rolled in, bringing All That Remains with them, along with the veterans of Sevendust, as well as the younger For Today and Emmure. If the lineup didn’t involve Sevendust or All That Remains, it would have made more sense. All That Remains wasn’t stretching it, really, but including Sevendust with this largely metalcore bunch? I scratched my head at that choice.

It was a bizarre experience. More...

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Asking Alexandria Finalizes Tour Dates

The From Death To Destiny Tour trek kicks off at the end of the month, and the tour package features headliners Asking Alexandria along with support acts Sevendust, All That Remains, For Today, and Emmure.

The dates for the tour have now been finalized and will be as follows:

10/25-Dallas, TX @ Freaker's Ball
10/26-Lubbock, TX @ Freak Fest
10/27-San Antonio, TX @ Lonestar Metalfest
10/29-Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium
10/30-Knoxville, TN @ Club NV
10/31-Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
11/01-Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
11/02-Lancaster, PA @ Reckless Fest II
11/03-Poughkeepsie, NY @ November Reign Fest
11/05-Buffalo, NY @ Rapids Theatre
11/06-Washington, DC @ 930 Club
11/08-Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
11/09-Milwaukee, WI @ Wisconsin Metalfest
11/10-Cleveland, OH @ Ohio Metalfest
11/11-Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
11/13-Grand Rapids, MI @ The Orbit Room
11/14-St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/15-Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
11/17-Tulsa, OK @ Oklahoma Metalfest
11/19-Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater
11/21-Fresno, CA @ Rainbow Ballroom
11/22-San Diego, CA @ SOMA
11/23-Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst

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Asking Alexandria Announces Headlining Tour

Asking Alexandria will cap off the year with a headlining North America tour. The “From Death To Destiny” headliner will also feature All That Remains, Sevendust, Emmure, and For Today.

This trek kicks off on Oct 25th, and stay tuned to the Asking Alexandria Facebook profile over the coming weeks for all tour dates.

Ben Bruce (guitars) states: "AMERICA! We are back and have returned with our biggest line-up to date. Bigger songs, bigger bands, louder shows and more rock than the fucking Swiss Alps. We can't wait to bring this new live show to the masses. We will be playing songs spanning our entire catalog, and of course a shit-ton of new songs from our new album From Death to Destiny. We have never been more excited to headline a tour. It's an honor to be touring with such great bands and we know you are going to love all of them. We have the perfect line-up for you to mosh to, sing along to, bounce to and bang your fucking head to. We're back and we're better than ever. See you all very soon."

Asking Alexandria's new video for “The Death of Me” can also be viewed now at this location. More...

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iMatter Festival Lineup Announced

This year's edition of the Christian metal fest iMatter will be held at Eldridge Park on Saturday, September 7th in Elmira, NY. This years line up includes:

August Burns Red, For Today, The Color Morale, MyChildren MyBride, My Heart to Fear, Fit For A King, Those Who Fear, GHOSTxSHIP, and Sirens & Sailors. Additional bands will be announced throughout the summer. The following press release was also issued about the fest:

"iMatter Festival was founded in 2008 by Pastor Scott Lowmaster of Glad Tidings Community Life Center in Horseheads, NY. In the year that Lowmaster started the event, there were 48 suicides amongst the teens in the Elmira region. iMatter Festival was founded as a free event, in order to bring a message of hope to the local youth."

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As I Lay Dying To Tour With The Devil Wears Prada

Ferret Music recording group The Devil Wears Prada and Metal Blade Records' As I Lay Dying have announced details for their upcoming North American co-headline tour.

The trek gets underway February 22nd at Ventura, California's Majestic Ventura Theater Half House and then continues through early April. Tickets for all dates will be on sale Friday, December 21st.

The Devil Wears Prada and As I Lay Dying will be accompanied on the tour by For Today (on all dates except March 7th-March 8th), The Color Morale (February 22nd – March 7th), and The Chariot (March 8th – April 4th). For complete details and ticket information, please visit this location, and dates are available below.

The tour follows The Devil Wears Prada's 2011 breakthrough, "Dead Throne" and As I Lay Dying's 6th full-length studio album "Awakened." More...

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Hundredth And Impending Doom To Tour

Hundredth will be hitting the road with For Today, Impending Doom, The Chariot (10/11-10/24), Sleeping Giant (10/25-11/11), and Texas In July this coming October for "The Unshakable Tour." The dates are as follows:

10/11 St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
10/12 Orlando, FL @ H2O Live!
10/13 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Rocketown
10/14 Mobile, AL @ Alabama Music Hall
10/16 McAllen, TX @ Geo's
10/17 Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
10/18 Lubbock, TX @ Cactus Courtyard
10/21 Las Vegas, NV @ South Hills Church
10/23 Tempe, AZ @ Nile Theatre
10/24 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
10/25 Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro
10/26 Boise, ID @ The Venue
10/27 Spokane, WA @ The Kave
10/28 Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
10/30 Salt Lake City, UT @ Foursquare Church
10/31 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
11/1 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
11/2 Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre
11/3 Dayton, OH @ The Attic
11/4 Lansing, MI @ The Loft
11/6 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
11/7 Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
11/8 Danbury, CT @ Tuxedo Junction
11/9 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
11/10 Columbia, MD @ Genxaret
11/11 Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street More...

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Bands Announced For 2012 "Fight The Silence" Tour

The full lineup has been revealed for the upcoming 2012 "Fight the Silence" North American tour. The trek is set to be headlined by For Today with support coming from A Skylit Drive, Stick To Your Guns, Mychildren Mybride and Make Me Famous. You can view a trailer for the tour below.

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The Devil Wears Prada Annnounces New Tour

Coming off the 2011 Warped Tour, The Devil Wears Prada has announced the "Dead Throne Tour: North America 2011." The 37 date headline trek kicks off on November 3rd in Milwaukee and will criss cross the U.S. and Canada over a six-week period. "Dead Throne Tour: North America 2011" features Whitechapel, Enter Shikari, and For Today on all dates.

The dates are as follows:

NOVEMBER
3 The Rave, Milwaukee, WI
6 House of Blues, Chicago, IL
7 Epic, Minneapolis, MN
8 The Garrick, Winnipeg, MB CANADA
10 Edmonton Events Center, Edmonton, AB CANADA
11 MacEwan Ballroom, Calgary, AB CANADA
13 Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC CANADA
14 Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA
15 Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR
17 Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
18 The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
19 SOMA, San Diego, CA
20 Club Nokia, Los Angeles, CA
21 Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ
23 Saltair, Magna, UT
25 Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO
26 Diamond Ballroom, Oklahoma City, OK
27 House of Blues, Dallas, TX
28 Backstage Live, San Antonio, TX
29 Warehouse Live Ballroom, Houston, TX
30 House of Blues, New Orleans, LA More...

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Emmure Strikes Out At The All Stars Tour

I sadly arrived late for the show and missed all, but seven of the bands playing. Granted, I've never listened to the openers, since the majority of the bands were hardcore; a scene that I'm familiar with, but not a part of. This lead to an incredibly awkward experience, since I was immersing myself in a completely different culture.

After finishing up an upcoming interview with In This Moment, I entered the Congress Theater to watch Iwrestledabearonce. Having been chafed by Krysta Cameron's rabid parakeet screams when I saw the band play with The Dillinger Escape Plan, I was hoping that she may have improved as a vocalist during the past year on tour. Sadly, she's just as annoying as ever in a live setting, while the actual music remains unfocused, disjointed, and truly unfunny. Comedy metal can indeed work and Iwrestledabearonce should quit it with the funny sound effects and instead move on to having the humor come from their lyrics and stage presence. GWAR and Cannabis Corpse manage to be genuinely funny in an over-the-top way without annoying me because they don't bombard me with cheesy sound effects every ten seconds. It's a shame that Iwrestledabearonce still don’t comprehend taste and only make music for their own amusement instead of that of their highly annoyed audience.

In This Moment were up next and I have to say that ITM put on a great show. Maria's voice simply works better in a live setting than it does in the studio and it's a shame that they went from headlining to only playing five songs after only a few short months. Much like my experience with Warbringer and Job For a Cowboy, In This Moment won me over in the live arena. The fact that they put on such a great performance was sadly probably wasted on playing for a hardcore crowd who didn't appreciate their music, since much of the audience had left the venue during their set.

Next up was For Today, who I'd never listened to before, but managed to put on a good show despite being pretty generic modern hardcore. While the band doesn’t break any new ground or do much to stand out, they don't annoy me as much as most contemporary hardcore does. If I were more into the neo post-hardcore scene, I'd probably give the band a few more listens. Still, they're good for what they are and anyone into contemporary hardcore should give them a shot. More...

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Dates Revealed For 2011 "All Star Tour"

The first batch of dates have been revealed for the upcoming 2011 "All Stars Tour," which includes Emmure, Alesana, iwrestledabearonce, blessthefall, and more. You can view the list of confirmed bands at this location, with the currently announced dates, cities and venues being located below. More dates for both the United States and Canada are expected to be added in the coming weeks.

07/22 McAllen, TX – Las Palmas Racepark
07/23 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
07/24 Dallas, TX – The Palladium
07/26 Louisville, KY – Expo Five
07/27 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
07/28 Chicago, IL – Congress Theatre
07/29 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Theatre
07/30 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
07/31 St. Paul, MN – Station 4 Outdoors
08/02 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
08/03 Montreal, QC – Olympia
08/04 Reading, PA – Eagle Theatre at The Sov Center
08/05 Poughkeepsie, NY – Mid Hudson Civic Center
08/06 Fitchburg, MA – Central Mass Expo Center
08/07 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
08/09 Baltimore, MD – Sonar
08/10 Richmond, VA – The National
08/11 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
08/12 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
08/14 Pensacola, FL – Seville Quarter Party Plaza
08/18 Scottsdale, AZ – Venue of Scottsdale
08/19 San Diego, CA – Soma
08/20 Anaheim, CA – The Grove

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Lineup For 2011 "All Star Tour" Announced

Update: the dates for the tour are now available at this location.

The full lineup for the inaugural edition of "The All Star Tour" has been announced. The tour will run from July 22, 2011 through to August 22. The confirmed list of dates are expected to be announced shortly. In the meantime here are the bands participating in the 2011 "All Stars Tour."

Emmure
Alesana
iwrestledabearonce
blessthefall
For Today
In This Moment
Born Of Osiris
The Ghost Inside
After The Burial
Attila
For All Those Sleeping
Memphis May Fire (select dates)
Motionless In White
Chelsea Grin
Sleeping With Sirens

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For Today Posts New Music Video Online

Christian metalcore act For Today has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Seraphim" and can be viewed in the player below.

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For Today Posts New Music Video Teaser Online

For Today has posted a short preview clip online for its forthcoming "Seraphim" music video. You can view the teaser below.

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For Today To Tour Australia

American metalcore act For Today has revealed the dates for its upcoming headline tour of Australia. Support on the trek will come from For All Eternity. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

03/24 Melbourne, AUS – The Pony
03/25 Mt. Gambier, AUS – Old Goal
03/26 Adelaide, AUS – The Underground
03/27 Melbourne, AUS – Mustard Tree
03/29 Bendigo, AUS – Musicman Megastore
03/30 Newcastle, AUS – Great Northern
03/31 Sydney, AUS – Hot Damn
04/01 Sydney, AUS – Campbelltown
04/02 Brisbane, AUS – Redcliffe PCYC (early show)
04/02 Brisbane, AUS – Thriller
04/03 Gold Coast, AUS – Expressive Grounds

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Facedown Fest Lineup Announced

Details have been announced for the forthcoming edition of Facedown Fest. The 2011 edition of the festival will be taking place at The Glasshouse in Pomona, CA on April 8th and 9th, 2011 with the following artists set to perform:

April 8th:
War Of Ages
A Plea For Purging
Hands
Onward To Olympas
My Epic
Your Memorial
Hope For They Dying
Messengers

April 9th:
For Today
In The Midst Of Lions
Overcome
Call To Preserve
A Hope For Home
Take It Back!
As Hell Retreats
Gideon
Saving Grace
The Burial

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For Today Announces Canadian East Coast Tour Dates

For Today has revealed the dates for its forthcoming Canadian mini-tour of the East Coast. Support on the trek will come from Stray From The Path, Structures and Texas In July. You can view the full list of confirmed dates, cities and venues below:

02/12 Buffalo, NY – Xtreme Wheels (no Structures)
02/13 London, ON – London Music Hall Lounge
02/14 Barrie, ON – Baia Nightclub
02/15 Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s
02/16 Quebec City, QC – Agitee
02/17 Trois-Riveres, QC – Rock Cafe Le Stage
02/18 Montreal, QC – Underworld
02/19 Toronto, ON – Wreckroom

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The Devil Wears Prada Announces Canadian Tour

Dayton, Ohio metalcore act The Devil Wears Prada has revealed the dates for its forthcoming mini-tour of Canada. The band are currently on tour to promote its 2010 EP "Zombies" which was released on August 24, 2010. Support on the tour will come from co-headliners Silverstein and For Today.

The Devil Wears Prada Canadian tour dates:
11/26 London, ON – The Music Hall
11/27 Ottawa, ON – Capital Music Hall
11/28 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
11/30 Winnipeg, MB – Garrick
12/01 Yorkton, SK – The Spot
12/02 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
12/04 Kelowna, BC – Rutland Community Center
12/05 Abbotsford, BC – Abby Arts Centre
12/07 Edmonton, AB – Starlite
12/08 Saskatoon, SK – Louis Pub
12/11 Toronto, ON – Kool Haus

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