TODAY IS THE DAY Frontman To Score Forthcoming Film “Addiction: A 60’s Love Story”

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Today Is the Day frontman Steve Austin has completed his first solo solo recording in the form of an original score for the forthcoming Tate Steinseck-directed (“Face Off”) film, “Addiction: A 60’s Love Story”. The film will star Evanna Lynch (“Harry Potter”), Ian Harding (“Pretty Little Liars”), Carol Kane (“Dog Day Afternoon”), Ray Santiago (“Ash Vs. Evil Dead”) and Michael Badalucco (“O Brother Where Art Thou?”). The synopsis for the film is as follows:

Max Bornstein had the wit, looks and charm that would carry him beyond the typical man’s troubles. He was untouchable… Yet the typical man’s troubles were the least of Max’s worries: He was a full-time dope fiend and a part-time father working within the underground, highly illegal pornography industry.

Austin’s original score was crafted at his own Austin Enterprise Studio and will feature dark and psychedelic soundscapes to compliment the film’s delivery. Some of Austin’s prior recordings were reworked for the soundtrack as well. The song “Outlaw” from Today Is the Day‘s most recent record, Animal Mother, a reworking of the title track to Temple Of The Morning Star and “Broken Knee” from the most recent Lae album, Break the Clasp. Austin issued the following comments regarding the soundtrack:

“Two years ago, my good friend Tate Steinseck asked me if I wanted to do the original score for this film; after reading the script, I immediately said yes! The film is set in the 1960s. Rather than go for a retro vibe, I set out to make a score for this film that could enhance the seedy, criminal vibe going on. Dirty, smoky jazz, psychedelic keyboards, and in general a vibe that makes you feel the duality of what the main character Max Bornstein, is going through. When I got the final cut of the film, I locked myself away in my studio and watched the film over and over again. The main character in the film struggles with normal family life and the dark side of drug addiction and selling illegal pornography. I was deeply affected by this film. For days, I felt like I had fallen into the dark and insane world that Max was living in back in the 1960s and 1970s. It’s a true story, that really hits hard.”

“Addction: A 60’s Love Story” will premiere in Hollywood on November 3. A trailer for the film can be found after the break.

Be sure to check out Today Is the Day on tour with Abigail Williams this fall. The tour dates can be found after the break as well.

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ABIGAIL WILLIAMS Announce Fall North American Tour With TODAY IS THE DAY

Symphonic black metal outfit Abigail Williams have announced a string of fall North American tour dates. The trek will commence on September 11 in Salt Lake City and will conclude on October 16 in San Francisco. Noise metal legends Today Is The Day will be providing support on all stops of the tour. Check out the dates after the break.

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TODAY IS THE DAY Announce Spring U.S. Tour

Noise metal titans Today Is The Day will return to the road this spring in support of their most recent record, Animal Mother. The trek will begin on April 24 and extend through May 24. Direct support will be provided by Georgian trio Lazer/Wulf. The tour schedule can be found after the break.

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LAE Streaming New Album “Break The Clasp”

The Steve Austin (Today Is the Day) fronted Montreal experimental rock act, Lae, have premiered their debut album, “Break the Clasp”, over at The Quietus. The eclectic, genre-bending tour de force is available now and can be purchased at this location. If your extended family is annoying you this Thanksgiving, then do yourself a favor and seclude yourself in a room and turn this psychedelic opus up to 11. You’ll be glad you did. Stream “Break the Clasp” here.



LAE Streaming New Track “Break The Clasp”


Montreal’s experimental rock act Lae have premiered the title track from their forthcoming debut full length, Break the Clasp, over at Decibel. The nearly eight minute track takes you by the hand and escorts you through a plethora of ever-evolving psychedelic pathways that are both serene as well as haunting. Check out the track for yourself at Decibel now and stream the previously-released track “Sister” in case you missed it.

Break the Clasp will be released on November 25th.

Exclusive: LAE Track Premiere + Interview


After nearly a decade-and-a-half of silence, Montreal-based experimental rock act Lae will release their long-awaiting debut full length, Break the Clasp, on November 25th.

The band were initially active in the mid 1990s under the name Lae-Tseu and impacted the Quebec art and post-hardcore/emo/indie scenes and earned a solid regional fanbase. As they were preparing to recorded their debut full length, the band dissolved and was put on hold in 2001. Now, nearly 13 years later, the newly reformed Lae are ready to unleash these songs upon the world.

We here at American Aftermath are excited to bring you your first taste of Break the Clasp in the form of the album’s seventh track, “Sister”. The song echoes psychedelic progressive rock and post-rock but the overall picture is far more expansive. The song, as well as the album in general, is wholly unique and escapes categorization. Stream “Sister” for yourself and read a quick interview with Lae mastermind Marc Lucas Ablasou after the break.

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TODAY IS THE DAY Streaming New Album “Animal Mother”

Today Is The Day have premiered their forthcoming 10th studio album, Animal Mother, over at Lambgoat. The new album combines the heaviest and strangest of the band’s discography into a 14 track (which also includes a cover of the Melvins‘ “Zodiac”) behemoth of an album. Animal Mother will officially be released next Tuesday, October 14th, and pre-orders are still being offered here. Stream the new album over at Lambgoat now.




LAE Detail Forthcoming Debut Album “Break The Clasp”

Montreal-based experimental post-hardcore outfit LAE have unleashed the details surrounding their forthcoming, long-awaited debut album. The new album will be entitled Break The Clasp and will be released collaboratively through Battleground Records and The Compound on November 25th digitally and on CD, with an LP pressing due out in February of 2015.

The band were initially active in the mid 1990s under the name LAE-TSEU and impacted the Quebec art and post-hardcore/emo/indie scenes. As they were preparing to record their debut album, the band dissolved. Several years later in 2013, the band reactivated and revamped their lineup and set out to record their long-delayed album. The quartet recorded Break The Clasp with Today Is The Day frontman Steve Austin, who ended up providing lead vocals for the entire album, among other contributions. The band issued the following statement regarding the forthcoming release:

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TODAY IS THE DAY U.S. Tour Begins Next Week

Today Is The Day‘s extensive U.S. tour in support of their forthcoming full length, Animal Mother, official begins next week. The trek will commence on Tuesday, October 7th, in Portland, Maine, and will extend through November 21st in Houston, Texas. The band will be supported by nihilist doom outfit Lord Mantis and sludge kings Eyehategod among others. More tour dates are expected to be announced in the weeks to come. The touring schedule as it currently stands can be seen after the break.

Animal Mother will be released on October 14th via Southern Lord. Check out the video for the new song “Masada” below.

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TODAY IS THE DAY Release Music Video For “Masada”

animal motherToday Is The Day always pleases my earholes and I like seeing really intriguing, off-the-wall music videos, so today is a nice day because I get both. I get new Today Is The Day and I get an insane David Hall-directed music video for the bands song “Masada.” I’m not sure if it’s ignorance or my upbringing void people of the Jewish faith, but I wasn’t aware of what the name of the song was derived from until I looked it up. Apparently it’s the name of a plateau in which a bunch of Israelis committed mass suicide. METAL! Check out the video for “Masada” after the jump.      Continue reading

TODAY IS THE DAY Detail New Album “Animal Mother”

Today is the Day have unleashed the details surrounding their upcoming 10th full length album, Animal Mother. The album, which was produced and mastered by frontman Steve Austin himself, will be released through Southern Lord on October 14th on 2xLP and CD. Austin has described the sound of the record in the past as a mix between Temple of the Morning Star and In the Eyes of God, which means optimum heaviness. You can check out the album’s official artwork and track listing as well as a video trailer, which previews some of the auditory madness to come.

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TODAY IS THE DAY Joins Southern Lord Recordings

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Today is the Day have announced that they will be joining forces with Southern Lord for the release of their 10th studio album. The new album, which is entitled Animal Mother, will be released through the aforementioned label later this year. The album will feature the group’s new lineup of drummer Jeff Lohrber (Enabler), bassist Sean Conkling (Regression, Burn Your Halo) and the iconic guitarist/frontman Steve Austin. Austin had the following to say on the recent signing and the impending LP:

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Watch The Trailer For The New AMPHETAMINE REPTILE RECORDS Documentary

An official trailer for the recently crowdfunded documentary on Amphetamine Reptile founded Tom Hazelmyer, The Color of Noise, can now be streamed below. The documentary will feature interviews with many of the label’s alumni, including the Melvins, Cows, Unsane, Today is the Day and others. The film is due to premiere at Thirdman Records in Nashville, Tennessee on May 30th. Check out the trailer after the break.

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TODAY IS THE DAY To Release New Album

Infamous psycho-metallers Today is the Day have confirmed a new lineup and the release of their tenth full length album and follow up to 2011’s Pain is a Warning. Now joining the charismatic cult leader Steve Austin (guitars/vocals) is drummer Jeff Lohrber (Trap Them, Shai Hulud, etc) and bassist Sean Conkling (Jermflux, Burn Your Halo). The band is nearing completion of their blasphemous new full length and is due out the middle of the year. Steve Austin had the following to say on the forthcoming effort:

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