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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.
We Came As Romans and Memphis May Fire have announced the Bands Vs. Food Tour, with additional support from Miss May I and For Today.
The U.S. co-headliner will bring the two bands and their fans together – all in the name of delicious food. The unique joint venture will offer a special VIP ticket package that includes a catered meal from a local eatery of the bands' choosing, as well as exclusive merch and special perks, for a truly personal and memorable experience for all.
Fans are encouraged to submit their own suggestions for restaurants located near the venues, by tagging the bands and their favorite local restaurant via social media.
"After years of talking about doing a run together, I'm glad Memphis May Fire and us have finally made it happen," reveals We Came As Romans' vocalist Dave Stephens. "We've been close with the other bands on the tour since the beginning of our careers, and I have no doubt it will be nothing but an amazing time. Get your tickets quick cause this is a tour you won't want to miss!"
Memphis May Fire's Matty Mullins adds, "We've been talking about doing a tour like this with WCAR for ages. Finally, our schedules aligned and it's happening! With Miss May I and For Today also on the bill, this package is stacked! All great bands and all great friends of ours. I believe this will be one of 2016's most exciting tours. See ya there!" More...
Iowa-based powerhouse For Today will hit European shores in April in order to support latest album "Wake" after wrapping up U.S. shows running through the end of February. Commented singer Mattie Montgomery:
"We are so excited to finally get back to Europe again. To all the fans who have been asking us to come over these last couple years: We'll see you soon!"
The "Wake" album was released last year via Nuclear Blast. Catch these upcoming For Today tour dates: More...
Recently signed to Nuclear Blast, Iowa-based outfit For Today just dropped a second studio video shot during the recording of upcoming album "Wake." Part 2 is available below, while part 1 can still be seen right here.
"Wake" will be released worldwide on October 2, 2015 via Nuclear Blast and will be available on CD (also as an exclusive CD/t-shirt bundle) as well as on vinyl (black, red) and as digital download. For a taste of the album, check out the video for "Broken Lens" at this location.
For Today has released the first official in-studio video trailer for upcoming album, "Wake," due out October 2, 2015 via Nuclear Blast.
The band walks the viewer through the process of creating "Wake" in this four-minute clip, discussing how they reacted upon hearing the demos, the writing and recording process, and an attempt to make this release more dark and aggressive.
For Today premieres its brand new track and music video "Broken Lens", taken from the band's upcoming new album entitled "Wake", which will hit stores October 02nd via Nuclear Blast Records.
Check out now "Broken Lens" below.
At the end of July it was announced that For Today was returning after signing a record deal with Nuclear Blast, who will handle the worldwide release of a new album.
Today the band reveals that this Nuclear Blast debut will be titled "Wake" and is set to drop on October 2, 2015. Stay tuned for more info, but for now check out the cover artwork below. More...
For Today is pleased to announce the band has signed a new record deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The label will release the incendiary metal group's next album internationally.
More details on the album and the band's autumn plans will be revealed shortly. For now both band and label are celebrating their new partnership.
Markus Staiger, owner of Nuclear Blast, said of the signing; "I am very happy to work with one of my absolute favourite American bands, For Today. This band is unique in their mission, style and message. They have delivered a killer album and it is such an amazing opportunity to sign For Today to Nuclear Blast during this time."
For Today was founded in 2005, releasing first studio album "Ekklesia" in 2008, now releasing a total of five studio albums to date and currently working on a sixth endeavor. Stay tuned for more info.
Solid State has checked in with the following announcement about releasing an upcoming Christmas compilation:
"Solid State Records is proud to release their very first Christmas compilation titled Midnight Clear, which will be available in stores and online November 25th, 2014.
"Comprised of songs by metal greats August Burns Red, Memphis May Fire, For Today, Fit For A King, and others with total combined sales of over 1 million albums, Midnight Clear features new original arrangements of both new and old Christmas songs alike.
"Fans of August Burns Red’s Christmas full length August Burns Red Presents: Sleddin’ Hill, A Holiday Album will especially enjoy the diverse gathering of Midnight Clear."
The track listing is as follows:
1. Joy To The World - August Burns Red
2. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Fit For A King
3. O Come, O Come Emmanuel - For Today
4. Come Thou Long Expected Jesus - Wolves At The Gate
5. He Came With Love - Memphis May Fire
6. Jingle Bell Rock - The Ongoing Concept
7. Silent Night - Forevermore
8. The King - Wolves At The Gate
9. O Holy Night - Becoming The Archetype
10. Flurries - August Burns Red More...
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.
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.More...
Read the full article at Altpress.
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:
Stray From The Path
Tear Out The Heart
Here are the Warped Tour 2014 tour dates: More...
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...
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
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."
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."
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...
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...
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.
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:
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...
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...