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:
Today is the Day have teamed up with Metal Injection to bring you their new video for their new song, “Sick of Your Mouth”. It’s full of trippy visuals and images depicting media figures in a negative light. The song is also now available through Bandcamp for the measly price of a buck. Check out the new video below and be sure to catch these guys on tour.
After being teased by five chaotic tracks, KEN Mode are finally streaming their new record Entrench over at Pitchfork. Jesus H. Christ! This album is as vicious as I hoped it would be. Frontman Jesse Matthewson had this to add on the new album:
This is KEN mode’s statement: we are coming for you. ‘Entrench’ is our message, and we will not stop until it is jammed down everyone’s throats. This album is the most aggressive, catchy, and dynamic work we’ve ever done, and we refuse to quit or take prisoners. We’ll be on the road from now until the beginning of June straight supporting ‘Entrench’, blanketing North America and Europe with venomous hostility
The album will be officially released on March 19th. Be sure to check out the band with Today is the Day, Fight Amp and Black Tusk on the road this month! Dates are provided below.
Charismatic cult leader Steve Austin is really sick and tired of your mouth, at least that’s what Today is the Day’s new single implies. With Today is the Day embarking on their tour next week (dates below), the band decided to release this surprise single that they will be performing live. “Sick of Your Mouth” is a thrashy jam that pulls out all of the Today is the Day brand noisy riffage combined with the psychotic screeches of Steve Austin. The band plan on recording a new full length LP later in the year so this may be an indicator of what direction their heading in. Or they may surprise us, like they usually do. “Sick of Your Mouth” can be streamed over at Noisey right now. Be sure to check out Today is the Day on tour as well!
At a Loss Recordings always seems to have a knack for the unusual when it comes to the music they release. When I use the term “unusual” here, I intend for it to be a good thing. They have put out music from the uniquely odd types like The Body, Assembly of Light, Stinking Lizaveta, and so on. The newest addition to At a Loss’s roster is South Carolina experimental punk outfit, Burnt Books. Their self titled debut encompasses elements of hardcore punk, noise rock and others into a well executed onslaught of schizoid insanity.
Today is the Day have booked an extensive Spring North American touring schedule that will mark the band’s twentieth year anniversary. Support on this trek will come from Black Tusk, KEN Mode, Fight Amp and a yet to be announced special guest on certain stops of the tour. You’d be a complete dumbass to miss this. Check out the full schedule below!
David Hall, the mastermind behind not only Maryland Deathfest The Movie 1 & 2 but also music videos by bands such as Today Is The Day, Fuck The Facts and Hail of Bullets, among others, has decided to quit the music video business. After he finishes the videos he has on his place, he will be calling it quits, well not completely. He has decided to turn his focus towards what he calls “VHS Albums.” Read on to see what videos Hall has remaining and what a “VHS Album” is.
“Between now and the new year, I’ll be completing new videos for Jucifer, Maruta, Rottenness, Ladder Devils, Vilipend, Rwake, Brutal Truth and Fuck the Facts,” said Hall from his London, Ontario office, “and when the last one is done that’s it – no more music videos for me.”
Curran Reynolds is a do-all kind of guy. He plays in not one, but two bands and does PR for multiple record label and bands. He is currently in Europe touring with Today Is The Day and he had the time to do a Q&A with me. Personally, I think it’s pretty gnarly of the guy to stop what he was doing to answer questions for my little blog. Well, here goes. Let’s learn a little about Mr. Reynolds.
Can you introduce yourself? Who you are and what you play.
Curran Reynolds. I play drums in Today Is The Day and Wetnurse.
Can you tell me a bit about the new Today Is The Day record? Recording process, writing, etc.
This is Today Is The Day’s ninth studio album. It’s my first time recording with the band. Steve lives in Maine, Ryan and I live in New York City. The three of us got together for two intense writing sessions in the fall of 2010, one in NYC and one in Maine, to create songs out of ideas Steve had. We recorded the album in March with Kurt Ballou from Converge at his studio, Godcity, in Salem, MA. I am so proud of this album. Every song is a pure anthem that will make you either bang your head, shake your fist, break down in tears, or all of the above.