Today Is The Day Announce “Temple Of The Morning Star” 20th Anniversary Tour

Today Is The Day recently released a 20th anniversary deluxe version of “Temple Of The Morning Star,” and now the band have revealed that they will be celebrating the anniversary with a North American tour as well. You can see the dates for that below. Kayo Dot will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

07/06 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
07/08 Baltimore, MD – The Depot
07/09 Trenton, NJ – Championship Bar
07/10 Norfolk, VA – Charlie’s American Cafe
07/11 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
07/12 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
07/13 Houston, TX – Walters
07/15 Dallas, TX – The Curtain Club
07/16 Austin, TX – The Lost Well
07/19 Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
07/20 Upland, CA – Gideon’s Hall
07/21 San Francisco, CA – The DNA Lounge
07/22 Portland, OR – Tonic Lounge
07/23 Seattle, WA – Highline
07/25 Salt Lake City, UT – Club X
07/26 Denver, CO – The Marquis Theater
07/27 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
07/28 Chicago, IL – Reggies
07/29 Toronto, ON, Canada – Hard Luck
07/30 Montreal, QC, Canada – L’Esco

Today Is The Day Premiere New Video For Acoustic Version Of “Temple Of The Morning Star”

Today Is The Day have premiered a new video for the acoustic version of the title track of their 1997 album “Temple Of The Morning Star,” via Revolver. This version of the song is from the band’s two-disc deluxe version of that release, which is available now.

Steve Austin said the following:

“‘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.

Feeling kicked out and pushed out by everyone and 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.”

Today Is The Day Premiere New Video For Remastered Version Of “Blindspot”

Today Is The Day have premiered a new video for the remastered version of their track “Blindspot,” via Loudwire. This version of the song is from the band’s two-disc deluxe version of their 1997 album “Temple Of The Morning Star,“ which was released today (March 24).

Steve Austin said the following:

“‘Blindspot‘ is a snapshot, looking down on earth and all off the hatred and violence going on.

The masses being controlled by the media and big money calling all of the shots. When I wrote the song long ago, I was inspired by the Los Angeles bank robbery guys that came out firing in bullet proof vests.

They just kept getting hit and didn’t go down. It was out of control.

When we shot the video, I wanted to create a psychedelic explosion. I hate cable news. Mainstream cable news constantly tries to terrify us with crime, murder, terror and corruption. It is truly a freak show of sorts.

Filmmaker David Hall and I got together and created an extreme version of reality, TV and real life, while having a little fun. It was great to shoot it with a close friend.

Total freedom of expression. Sometimes you just gotta let go and just not give a fuck about what anyone thinks. Anger is an energy.”

Today Is The Day Stream Remastered Version Of “Blindspot”

Today Is The Day are streaming a remastered version of their track “Blindspot,” via Invisible Oranges. This version of the song will appear on the band’s two-disc deluxe version of their 1997 album “Temple Of The Morning Star,“ which will be released on March 24.

Steve Austin said the following:

“‘Blindspot‘ is one of my favorite tracks from ‘Temple Of The Morning Star‘. The song lyrically is a birds eye view of the world and the massive machine behind it. The music is purposely designed to give the feel of a high tech steam roller that crushes you and just keeps moving ahead. Being driven insane, it is a carnival of twisted mirrors that contort and distort the way you view yourself.”

Today Is The Day To Release 20th Anniversary Edition Of “Temple Of The Morning Star”

Today Is The Day are panning to release a 20th anniversary edition of “Temple Of The Morning Star” on March 24. The effort, which is called “Temple Of The Morning Star: 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition,“ will be available as a 2 CD and 2 LP set with remastered tracks, as well as rare and previously unreleased material. While you’re waiting for that you can get the band’s “Silver Anniversary“ digital retrospective which is out now.

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Today Is The Day Sign With The End Records

Today Is The Day have signed a new deal with The End Records. The band will release a new album through the label in 2017, and also plan to reissue their back catalogue, complete with rare and unreleased material.

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Steve Austin said the following:

“Well, I gotta say that I am truly excited about our signing with The End Records guys. The owner of The End Records (Andreas) has been a big fan of TITD since the very beginning and is very passionate about working with TITD. Here are a few details of what is coming in 2017.

#1 We are Re-Issuing Temple of The Morning Star on Vinyl, CD and Digital. The Packaging is going to be so sick. I won’t spoil it by telling you, but every Idea I had on how to make this cool, The End was 100% down. Demos, Photos, and More that tell the complete story behind this album. It is going to be the 20th anniversary of this release. We will be doing a One-Time Only tour performing Temple from beginning to end, USA, Canada, Europe etc.

#2 I am writing the new TITD album right now. Me and the guys are going to record it in the next few months. It marks the 25th Anniversary of my band. I have so much to say and can’t wait to get it all out there with this new album. I am pouring my blood directly into this record. The very best we have to give or nothing at all. I decided to reach out to my good friend, Maor Appelbaum to Master this record as collaboration. Maor has made some great albums including Faith No More “Sol Invictus” and many others.

#3 All of The TITD albums are going to get the Special Re-Issue treatment. This includes SADNESS WILL PREVAIL that has never been released on Vinyl. Every Today Is The Day album including all of the AMRep and Relapse Releases, Axis of Eden, Pain Is A Warning and EVEN our previously unreleased demos of “How To Win Friends and Influence People” are going to be part of this awesome union.

In Short, this is something I have been working on for a LONG time. I wouldn’t trust just anyone to do this with me and The End Records has been totally awesome and willing to make all of the Re-Issues and our New Album the Very Best It Can Be. My friends and Fans of TITD, 2017 is going to be fucking awesome.”