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Today is the Day: Animal Mother

TODAY IS THE DAY returns to the road this week in support of the band’s cutting tenth LP, Animal Mother, released in October via Southern Lord Recordings.

Following several months off the road, subsequent to a vicious highway accident in late November, which destroyed the band’s van, merch, and equipment, and seriously injured several members, TODAY IS THE DAY will come slashing back through the continent over the next month. The trio, currently comprised of bassist Trevor Thomas, drummer Douglas Andrae, and founding guitarist/vocalist Steve Austin, will tackle the month-long North American tour with support from Lazer/Wulf on the majority of the shows, the trek beginning tomorrow, Friday April 24th in Portland, Maine and finishing on May 24th in Rochester, New York.

Just several days after the North American trek, TODAY IS THE DAY returns to Europe for nearly another month of dates, this time with their cohorts in Weedeater, the caravan beginning at Temples Fest in Brostol, UK on May 29th and coming to a close on June 21st at Hellfest in Clisson, France.

TODAY IS THE DAY’s “Heathen” video is playing HERE:

You can also view their “Masada” video HERE:

A new video for the album’s title track is also being prepared for release in the coming days.

Tour Dates:
North American Tour w/ Lazer/Wulf:
4/24/2015 Space – Portland, ME
4/25/2015 Cambridge Elks Lodge – Boston, MA
4/26/2015 The Paper Box – Brooklyn, NY *
4/27/2015 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
4/28/2015 Cafe 611 – Frederick, MD
4/29/2015 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
5/01/2015 Hideaway – Johnson City, TN
5/02/2015 New Mountain – Asheville, NC
5/03/2015 Siberia – New Orleans, LA *
5/04/2015 Ole Tavern On George St. – Jackson, MS
5/05/2015 Fitzgeralds – Houston, TX *
5/06/2015 Lost Well – Austin, TX *
5/07/2015 Doublewide – Dallas, TX
5/08/2015 Sister – Albuquerque, NM
5/09/2015 Pub Rock – Tempe, AZ
5/10/2015 Complex – Los Angeles, CA
5/11/2015 Opera House – Oakland, CA
5/12/2015 Dantes – Portland, OR
5/13/2015 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
5/14/2015 Rickshaw – Vancouver, BC
5/15/2015 The Pin – Spokane, WA
5/16/2015 Hesh House – Boise, ID
5/18/2015 Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
5/19/2015 Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
5/20/2015 Nether Bar – Minneapolis, MN
5/21/2015 Double Door – Chicago, IL
5/22/2015 Outpost – Kent, OH
5/23/2015 The Rock Room – Pittsburgh, PA
5/24/2015 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
* = no Lazer/Wulf

European Tour w/ Weedeater
5/29/2015 Temples Festival – Bristol UK
5/30/2015 La Paniche – Lille FR
5/31/2015 This Is Not A Love Song – Nimes FR
6/01/2015 Connexion – Toulouse FR
6/02/2015 Razzmatazz3 – Barcelona ES
6/03/2015 Boite Live – Madrid ES
6/04/2015 RCA Club – Lisboa PT
6/05/2015 Hard Club – Porto PT
6/06/2015 Sala Dabadaba – Bilbao ES
6/07/2015 Heretic – Bordeaux FR
6/08/2015 La Zone – Liege BE
6/09/2015 Hafenklang – Hamburg DE
6/10/2015 Scheune – Dresden DE
6/11/2015 Cassiopeia – Berlin DE
6/12/2015 Robustfest – Kiev UA
6/13/2015 Feierwerk – Munchen DE
6/14/2015 Durer Kert – Budapest HU
6/15/2015 Arena – Wien AU
6/16/2015 An Club – Athens GR
6/17/2015 Freakout – Bologna IT
6/18/2015 Init – Rome IT
6/19/2015 Lo Fi – Milano IT
6/21/2015 Hellfest – Clisson FR

TODAY IS THE DAY’s tenth studio full-length, and first for Southern Lord, Animal Mother unloads nearly an hour of the band’s creepiest and heaviest chaos in years, its wrath recalling elements of their seminal Y2K-era albums, as always in their unclassifiable, prophetic style of metal. The album was recorded, produced and mastered at the frontman’s Austin Enterprises in Maine, and has reaped international critical acclaim since its release in October. Exclaim!’s featured 9/10 review offered, “While reminiscent of the band’s late-’90s works Temple of the Morning Star and In the Eyes of God, the new album includes gorgeous melodic elements.” Terrorizer Magazine’s outstanding review included, “Ten albums in, TODAY IS THE DAY still stand as the ultimate rebuke to genre-obsessed boilerplate metal, wrenching exorcisms into artworks and imbuing them with a heaviness that goes right down to the marrow,” and Last Rites proclaimed Animal Mother is, “the most depressing album since Sadness Will Prevail by a longshot. It may even out-sad Sadness… It’s some of Austin’s more masterful work in a career already lined up with minor classics.” Lambgoat informs the masses, “For the few of you that haven’t heard TITD at some point, you’ve most certainly heard something just one step away. Do you like Converge? Austin produced their When Forever Comes Crashing album. How about Lamb Of God? Austin produced New American Gospel. What about that obscure band Mastodon? Well, Mastodon’s rhythm section was once TODAY IS THE DAY’s rhythm section. Alright, I’m sure you get it. Austin is a lifer, and TODAY IS THE DAY has been a faithful component of our little scene for two decades…” Following two months of solid touring, on the way to begin another month on the road, Steve Austin and the band’s tour merchandise handler, Trevor Thomas, were involved in a serious van accident, halting all live actions until the band gets back on its feed. But when they do, goddammit watch out, because they’ll be on the warpath. Come on down and get saved! Animal Mother is out now, available on CD colored vinyl LP including bundles HERE, and via BandCamp HERE.


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