Today Is The Day was founded by Steve Austin and Brad Elrod in Nashville, Tennessee in 1992. Nominated as “Experimental-terror-metal noise heroes”, Today Is The Day incorporated from Alternative Rock elements to Grindcore, and from Garage Rock to Industrial noises all type of sounds and structures, genres and approaches. Contorted, still fluent, noisy, but also quite harmonious and musical, Today Is The Day are a perfect killing machine.
After a four-year wait since their previous release, “Axis of Eden”, band’s founder, lead guitarist/vocalist and producer, Steve Austin teamed up with Wetnurse‘s Curran Reynolds (drums) and Ryan Jones (bass) for this ninth studio release of the band.
The band released its debut EP, entitled How to Win Friends and Influence People, in 1992. This self-financed release garnered the attention of Amphetamine Reptile Records (AmRep) who signed the band in 1993 and the full-length album entitled “Supernova” was released later that year.
Today Is The Day has toured the world with the likes of Motorhead, Melvins, Morbid Angel, Converge, Napalm Death, and Neurosis. Ex-members of Today Is The Day include Brann Dailor and Bill Kelliher of Mastodon. As a producer, Steve Austin has recorded albums by Lamb Of God, Converge, Deadguy, and many more.
Discography (studio albums):
1993 – Supernova
1994 – Willpower
1996 – Today Is the Day (1996)
1997 – Temple of the Morning Star
1999 – In the Eyes of God (1999)
2004 – Sadness Will Prevail
2004 – Kiss the Pig (2004)
2007 – Axis of Eden (2007)
2011 – Pain is a Warning (2011)
“Pain Is A Warning” kicks off from forged Blues-Rock just to melt down into brutal Industrial-Rock and the new album reveals a new level of brutality and merciless. Fans of Cop Shoot Cop, Godflesh or Ministry will enjoy this one just like fans of Lamb Of God, Motorhead, Napalm Death or Hatebreed.
My favorites this time are “Pain Is A Warning”, “The Devil’s Blood”, “Remember To Forget”, “Expectations Exceed Reality”, “Slave To Serenity” and “This Is You”, but this is a perfect record with 9 absolutely full hits. The band shifts gears and genres extremely smoothly from song to song without being chaotic or trendy and their music is noisy, crushing and absolutely fresh fulfilled with excellent riffs, abrasive constructions, still it’s something instantly catchy about their new themes.
It’s just absolutely great!
Scheduled to be released on August 16, 2011 through Black Market Activities, this is one of the most exciting Extreme/Alternative Metal albums of the year. And this time “alternative” is not something fancy-trendy-sophisticated-college-bullshit, but actually real and tasty alternative.
August 21, 2010, Today Is The Day kicks off its first US tour in two years. The tour includes dates with Unsane, Keelhaul, and A Storm Of Light, as well as an appearance at the AmRep 25th Anniversary Bash, alonsgide Melvins, Boss Hog, and Hammerhead.
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