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For Today

From: Sioux City, IA, United States
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Latest For Today News

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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Nothing Left (Ex-For Today) Premieres New Song

Nothing Left (ex-For Today) premieres its debut single entitled "Hands of Death", out in stores now via Nuclear Blast.

Check out now "Hands of Death" below.

States guitarist/bassist Brandon Leitru:

"A lot of people have been asking if any of us will continue making music after For Today is finished. Well, the answer is yes! Check out the first song from Nothing Left – the new band that Ryan and I started. We started putting together songs for this project early this year. We asked our friend Danon to do vocals and got Alex from Silent Planet to play drums on the recording. I’m happy with the way the songs turned out and excited to finally let people hear them."

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For Today Announces Farewell Tour

With heavy hearts, Iowa's diligent metalcore quartet For Today recently just announced the band's very final U.K. show. Today the band reveals that special guests at that show will be Loathe and Nothing Left. For Today put out the following statement:

“After over 11 years as a band, 6 full length albums and 1 EP, we have decided to make 2016 the last year of For Today. When we started this band in 2005, we never imagined that our music would make it out of Sioux City, Iowa, let alone take us all around the world multiple times.

"Our lives have been hugely impacted by the time we've spent making music and touring. We met our wives, had kids and moved to different states because of For Today. It's been an incredible experience, but we feel like now is the time to close this chapter of our lives and move on. There's no behind the scenes drama happening or disagreements between band members. We're all still best friends and will continue to be long after the band is over.

"We want to thank everybody who has made this possible, especially the fans who have kept us going for so many years. That's why we're excited to announce that we're doing an extensive farewell tour, hitting all our favourite cities. Come hang out with us one last time and let's make these last shows some that we'll never forget!”

Loathe comments: "We would like to thank For Today for inviting us to join them on their Farewell Tour, it is a great privilege to be a part of such a prestigious tour."

For Today’s final U.K. show will take place at renowned London venue The Underworld on the 27th of October, 2016. The band's last show ever will take place in Texas on December 18th. More...

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We Came As Romans Announces New Tour Dates

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...

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For Today Announces New Tour Dates

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...

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For Today Posts Studio Webisode

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.

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For Today Releases In-Studio Video

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.


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For Today Premieres New Music Video "Broken Lens"

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.

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For Today Announces New Album

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...

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For Today Signs With Nuclear Blast

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.

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Solid State Records Announces X-Mas Compilation

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...

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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.

Read the full article at Altpress.

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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
For Today
Mayday Parade
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.

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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."

Further details can be found at the festival's Facebook profile here. More...

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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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