Tag: for today

July 23, 2021

Song of the Day: Besieged - The Years Between

How often have you gone back to listen to an album that was more than 10 years old, only to find it didn’t hold up as well as you thought it would? A sloppy guitar part here, or a bad mixing job there, or even just song ideas that didn’t really work as well in hindsight? I first heard Atlantis in 2007 when I was asked to review it for Uprise Zine (if you remember that publication, give me a shout!)… Continued →

September 19, 2020

Have You Ever Heard Of: Mattie Montgomery

So Mattie is not a soloist per se. He is the former dreaded frontman for disbanded metalcore bands For Today & Besieged. He branched out & has 3 prophetic teaching CDs that are basically short sermons set to music. He currently serves as the pastor of a ministry he founded called The Altar Fellowship. Here are the lyrics for his 2nd sermon from his first album, Restless What is my destiny? What is God’s plan for me?… Continued →

June 10, 2020

November 21, 2017

The Worshiper Signs to Raging Storm Records

The metalcore band The Worshiper joined the indie/alternative label Raging Storm Records. Combining influences of past heavy hitters like As I Lay Dying and For Today, with their own powerful breakdowns and sing-along choruses; The Worshiper creates relatable anthems for everyday life. Their faith is forefront in their music as they spread a message of hope and love. Bassist Chris Mersch, shares the bands excitement to be joining the label, stating: “In the short time we’ve been with them we’ve seen nothing but hard work and dedication towards making dreams a reality.… Continued →

October 6, 2017

October 5, 2017

September 9, 2017

Introducing: O, House of Jacob

Do you like heavy hitting metalcore? Well take a listen to O, House of Jacob, self proclaimed metalcore for Christ. The band released their debut EP, after forming in June 2016. The EP is titled A Parable Discourse and it also features Ryan Kirby of Fit For A King. If you like Wage War, Attack Attack!, In the Midst of Lions, For Today, The Devil Wears Prada, Beartooth or As I Lay Dying, then you’ll love this band.… Continued →

June 26, 2017

Besiged (Featuring Mattie Montgomery of For Today) Release Remastered Version of "INRI" (2007)

Before Mattie Montgomery was the vocalist in FOR TODAY, he fronted Michigan’s BESIEGED. The band released a sole full-length effort, titled Atlantis, before Montgomery moved on to FOR TODAY. The album was released 10 years ago today, June 26, on Blood & Ink Records. In celebration, the band are releasing a remastered version of their song “INRI,” which is taken from Atlantis. The song was given a studio update by the band’s drummer, Josh Schroeder, who has produced albums for A Plea For Purging, For The Fallen Dreams and many others.… Continued →

May 30, 2017

April 15, 2017

March 3, 2017

Nothing Left (Re)-Releases "Hands of Death"

The metalcore/hardcore project Nothing Left has re-released the first song they released titled “Hands of Death”. The band started in October 2016, as a way to preserve the legacy of the Metalcore giants For Today. The band consists of former For Today members Ryan (Guitar) and Brandon Leitru (Bass, Guitars), Silent Planet drummer Alex Camarena and former A Bullet for Pretty Boy vocalist Danon Saylor. Oh, and in case you were wondering, occasionally they have Cody Bradley, formerly of Take It Back!… Continued →

February 19, 2017

REVIEW : Taking the Head of Goliath - Beyond Brutal Live

How many live EPs do you have? Cause you’ll want this one. Undead Metal (for those who don’t know what that means, it’s my play on Christian death metal) band, Taking the Head of Goliath has released a great live recording of their first show; the first show of one band and one of the last for the band For Today. “The Expulsion of Putrid Illusion” reminded me of Abated Mass of Flesh, with brutal-ness of the guitars, the speed of the drums and the guttural vocals.… Continued →

February 16, 2017

Nothing Left (ex-For Today) Signs to Facedown Records

The hardcore band Nothing Left has signed to Facedown Records! The band formed in October last year but all members have much experience in a band and the musical business. Ryan (Guitar) and Brandon Leitru (Guitar, Bass) are the brothers formerly from For Today, Danon Saylor (Vocals) is a former member of A Bullet for Pretty Boy and Alex Camarena (Drums) of Silent Planet behind the kit. The band has an EP coming out on April 21, 2017 called Destroy and Rebuild.… Continued →

February 15, 2017

January 24, 2017

Facedown Records Announces Facedown Fest 2017 Lineup

Facedown Records has just announced the lineup for Facedown Fest 2017. The festival has hosted many bands that were signed to other labels or the subsidiary Strike First Records, including Clear Convictions (Strike First), Comrades (ex-Blood and Ink), Bloody Sunday (Strike First) and several others. This year is the 20th anniversary of the label so they have had many of their prominent acts come join in or even reunite. The label is also hosting the Fest for 3 days, which is very abnormal as it is usually a one day event.… Continued →

December 27, 2016

Facedown Records hosting their Christmas sale

Facedown Records, a label that has been a home to several bands over the years including the famed Impending Doom and the now resting For Today, is hosting a Christmas sale until New Years. The label has been around for 20 years in 2017. They have hosted a number of bands over the years, many of which have gone on to have great success. The label’s offer only has a few days left. Get over there fast.… Continued →

December 20, 2016

Silent Planet Announce Everything Was Sound Tour

The boys in Silent Planet have had a busy year. And they will probably have an even busier year in 2017. The band has just announced tour dates and bands playing alongside them on their Everything Was Sound Tour for 2017. The band formed in 2009 with a completely different lineup. The band came to fame when they signed to Solid State Records in 2013. They released their debut album, The Night God Slept in 2014 through Solid State.… Continued →

December 1, 2016

5 Christian Metal Bands You May Not Have Heard Of (2000's Version)

Here’s another one of those lists I’ve been working on. Primarily, the reoccurring genre this time ’round are in the ‘core genre. Hope you enjoy! 5. A Thousand Times Repent Deathcore, as of late, has been extremely popular, especially with the last 4-5 years. If you want some good Christian deathcore, go listen to A Thousand Times Repent, as well as the Christian deathcore comps on Bandcamp. But back to the topic at hand. The band formed in 2006 as a sixpiece, one vocalist, one drummer, one bassist, and three guitarists.… Continued →

November 18, 2016

Facedown Records Announces "Facedown LTD."

Facedown Records has announced something incredible cool called “Facedown LTD.” which is a subscription based vinyl plan. There are 12 Vinyl Records available from Comeback Kid, xLookingForwardx, War of Ages (2), For Today, Gideon, Sleeping Giant, xDeathstarx, A Plea for Purging, Hands, xDisciplex AD, and Figure Four. Keep in mind that these are rare and limited to just 250 of each album. Some of these haven’t been pressed to vinyl before and the others will be rare collectors items in a few years.… Continued →

November 10, 2016

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November 7, 2016

REVIEW : Lovely Things In Ugly Places by Mattie Montgomery

In the first two sentences of his new book, Lovely Things In Ugly Places, Mattie Montgomery wastes no time expressing what he believes the heart of God is…love for the broken; “For those who are forgotten or feared by most of our post-modern church”. He goes on to say that “Wherever fear has built a wall, love can build a bridge.” What follows throughout the rest of the book are examples of exactly that, as Mattie recounts the history of For Today and intertwines the numerous interactions he’s had over the years with various folks he’s met during his time with the band.… Continued →

November 4, 2016

Luke Renno (Crimson Thorn) Joins Taking the Head of Goliath

Luke Renno, one of the founders of UnDead Metal (I’m going to make it a thing one day) band Crimson Thorn, has recently joined a new band, called Taking the Head of Goliath. Renno formed Crimson Thorn in 1991 with Guitarist Miles Sunde, Bassist Dylan Jennigis, and Drummer Dave Quast. Throughout the years, the only original members that remained throughout Crimson Thorn’s initial existence were Renno and Sunde. Crimson Thorn has been inactive since 2008 or so.… Continued →

October 26, 2016

Nothing Left - Hands of Death (For Today, A Bullet For Pretty Boy, Silent Planet)

Nothing Left released a blistering debut single “Hands of Death” today. The band is a new project from the Leitru brothers (For Today) with Danon from A Bullet for Pretty Boy on vocals & Alex (Silent Planet) recorded drums. What do you think? Since this was posted on the Nuclear Blast page it’s only assumed that the label will be releasing this band’s debut. Stay tuned for details. Continued →

November 10, 2014

October 23, 2014

REVIEW : Fit For A King - Slave to Nothing

The band have recently released “Slave to Nothing”, the successor to record breaking “Creation/Destruction”. Can this album gain the band even more popularity, or will it kill all the momentum the band worked their tails off to gain?

September 20, 2014

July 23, 2014

INTERVIEW : Mattie Montgomery of For Today

We recently had the chance to talk with Mattie Montgomery, lead vocalist and frontman vocalist of Razor & Tie metalcore band, For Today. We talked about their new record, fatherhood, the highs and lows of Warped Tour, and what it means to be Christians in the music industry.

March 25, 2014