TODAY IS THE DAY
+ Retox & Drainland.
US noise merchants Today Is The Day make a long overdue return to Irish shores when they play Whelans on Saturday 9th April. Main support will be Retox, featuring members of The Locust and Swing Kids, with Dublin’s Drainland opening the show. Doors are at 7pm.
“as violent as scraping all the skin off your skeleton” – CMJ
Experimental-terror-metal noise heroes TODAY IS THE DAY are a full-on horror show. Harder, heavier and just plain truer, TITD is the real, zero-compromise deal.
TODAY IS THE DAY formed in 1992, immediately gaining attention and recognition throughout the worldwide underground. The band’s founder, lead guitarist/vocalist and producer, Steve Austin doesn’t live on Earth… his riffs are created when atoms collide and explode in a nuclear fusion of total madness. Austin and company have figured out how to lull the listener into a sickening trance only to pummel them with the next dose of pure hate and chaos. The band has released seven albums (six studio and one live) and each one is more electrifyingly frightening than the last.
TODAY IS THE DAY couldn’t get any scarier. A psychedelic bloodbath onstage, TODAY IS THE DAY is a frothing, sinewy manifestation of metal energy – a nuclear id collapsing sex, power, and religion upon themselves. A self-actualized concept of good and evil; the absence of tolerance, pity, and devotion to God; insatiable hedonism: Toss these traits in the blender, amplify with detuned, molten speed metal, add visceral sound bites from film noir, and the resulting deformity will resemble TODAY IS THE DAY.
The follow-up to the harrowing ‘Sadness Will Prevail,’ TODAY IS THE DAY’s ‘KISS THE PIG’ takes the band’s punishing, abrasive sound to its far opposite extreme. Easily the most hateful, destructive, and super-fast material TODAY IS THE DAY has ever composed, ‘KISS THE PIG’ is a violent depiction of life in today’s America. Real and uncensored, ‘KISS THE PIG’ stares you right in the face, delivering agitated aggro-metal filled with feelings and emotions so black, you’ll want to die.
Recommended if you like: SLAYER, MOTORHEAD, NAPALM DEATH, HATEBREED, CONVERGE or LAMB OF GOD