TODAY IS THE DAY - "Temple Of The Morning Star" acoustic music video // enclosed!
TODAY IS THE DAY RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR "TEMPLE OF THE MORNING STAR" ACOUSTIC VERSION - FEATURED ON THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION OUT NOW
Inducted into Decibel Magazine's Hall Of Fame!! 6-page centerfold feature in the April 2017 issue!!
"I’ve known Steve for about 20 years now. From the first time I saw Today Is The Day in the mid-90’s at a VFW in Connecticut to when I recorded Pain Is A Warning, he’s been approaching his music with unparalleled drive and intensity. This is a band that’s always worth listening to." - Kurt Ballou (Converge)
"It is satanic psychedelia, with caustic lyrics and a preacher like the Rev. Steve Austin that makes Marilyn Manson seem like an alter boy." - Rock Hard Italy
"Steve Austin and Today Is The Day is without a doubt the real deal. From eating the microphone to scaring the shit out of the crowd, they always deliver. Many tours dating back 20 years and more with Eyehategod we consider them true brothers. Now go buy the fucking record!" - Jimmy Bower (EyeHateGod, Superjoint Ritual, Down)
"Today Is The Day is a band's band — an outfit behind multiple legendary records that influenced your favorites, indirectly changing the landscape of heavy music as we know it." - CLRVYNT
MEDIA ALERT New York, NY (May 11, 2017) - Today Is The Day has released the official music video for "Temple Of The Morning Star" , the title track of the 20th anniversary re-issue of the band’s seminal album. Temple Of The Morning Star: 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition is re-mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Cynic, YES, Faith No More, Sepultura), and available on digital, CD/DVD, and 2LP formats, featuring exclusive, never-before seen and heard bonus material from the band's deep archives. The video just premiered with Revolver.You can watch below!
Says Today Is The Day's founder and visionary Steve Austin, "Temple of The Morning Star was made late at night alone in an industrial warehouse that my studio was in. I was homeless and living there just trying to survive. No family, no love. I had broken up with my girlfriend, and my life was in a fast downward spiral that I was living through. I had been listening a lot to Shake with John McLaughlin. I was impressed with the ultra fast Middle Eastern acoustic guitar playing. I wrote the song in a stream of conscious. When it was complete, I decided that the track would be the theme for the record. I was in pain, filled with loneliness and anger."
He continues, "Feeling kicked out and pushed out by everyone, I needed something to relate to. 'Temple of The Morning Star' was a declaration of freedom and independence that made it clear that I will not compromise myself or the things I believe in for acceptance from anyone. You have to be yourself, even when it hurts."
Steve Austin is the subject of the recent documentary entitled The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself, an Anthony Short film that takes a look at the frontman's 25+ year career as a musician. It explores how he balances life with his artist passions and the undeniable effect his fans express to him about the life-altering meaning his music has had on them. The documentary was filmed throughout the U.S. over the course of 2 years, with Short - like a fly on the wall - listening to Steve Austin's innermost thoughts and questions about life. It's a stream of consciousness.. a guide through Austin's mind... a first-person account. If you were to have your life flash before your eyes right before you die... this film is what Steve Austin might see about himself.
The film was selected to screen at the International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema in NICE May 13-20. Anthony Short has been nominated for Best Director and Best New Filmmaker.
This CD/DVD package includes:
Disc 1 - Newly re-mastered album plus bonus tracks*
Disc 2 (DVD) - Today Is The Day live at The Whiskey A Go-Go (1997)
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Demo
Temple of The Morning Star Demo
This 2LP package includes:
LP 1 - Newly re-mastered album
LP 2 - Bonus demos plus live audio from The Whiskey A Go-Go (1997)
Deluxe Tracklisting - Included in all 3 package options
01. Temple of The Morning Star (acoustic)
02. The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself
04. High As The Sky
06. Kill Yourself
10. Root of All Evil
11. Satan Is Alive
12. Rabid Lassie
13. Friend For Life
14. My Life With You
15. I See You
17. Temple of The Morning Star
18. Miracle Demo
19. Pinnacle Demo
20. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
21. Temple of The Morning Star
23. High As The Sky
26. Kai Piranha*
27. Bugs (Death March)*
29. My First Knife*
30. The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself*
*Live at The Whiskey A Go-Go (1997)
In addition, on April 22, Today Is The Day released their first demo, How To Win Friends & Influence People, on 10" vinyl as a Record Store Day exclusive. This marked the first time that How To Win Friends & Influence People was commercially distributed and available in vinyl formatting. This newly re-mastered version showcases the band in its infancy, right before they went on to produce some of the most lauded releases in metal/noise-rock history.
Today Is The Day reigns as one of the most influential bands of the past two decades. The band's violent and anthemic style, which blends metal, noise, psychedelia, and rock, has won worldwide acclaim ever since the debut album, Supernova, first hit in the early 90s. Ten studio albums have been released on such labels as Amphetamine Reptile, Relapse, and Southern Lord -- including modern-day classics like Willpower, Temple of the Morning Star, and In the Eyes of God. The band's lineup has included such musicians as Brann Dailor and Bill Kelliher, who would later go on to form Mastodon. Today Is The Day has toured the world with Motorhead, Helmet, The Melvins, Morbid Angel, Converge, Napalm Death, Neurosis, Eyehategod, Unsane, Coalesce, and many more. Steve Austin has made a name for himself as a producer, helping create seminal albums for Lamb Of God, Converge, Deadguy, among others.