November 19, 2010


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Some bands like to present the façade that they are evil because it  makes them seem more exciting, more counter-culture, more metal. Today is the Day mastermind Steve Austin has no such need. Despite
traversing a wide musical territory (much of it not easily describable as metal) over the course of 19 years and 8 full length albums, Today is the Day stands as one of the most truly evil, misanthropic and disturbing bands of our time.

Today is the Day make “cerebral” metal bands like Tool and Mastodon seem like knuckle-dragging mouth breathers with shear scope of their musical vocabulary and their relentless exploration of the weirdest, bleakest, darkest corners of  the metal universe. The Today is the Day catalog includes at least three masterpieces,  Temple of the Morning Star,  Today is the Day, and  Willpower which run a dizzying gamut of musical styles from Slint-ish indie-rock to experimental soundscapes to kraut-metal and do  it all in a way that seems completely logical and consistent even if  it is infused with evil purpose and darkest intent. One of the most consistently challenging and interesting bands of our time and someone  that we are truly overjoyed to welcome to the Roadburn line-up.

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