It Dies Today is currently in their own self-built Buffalo, New York recording studio working on their new album. Singer Jason Wood had the following to say: "We've actually built a studio in the house that Mike Hatalak (our guitar player, engineer and main writer) and I live in together. It has given us an amazing dynamic to work with for this record. We have limitless resources as well as a phenomenal amount of freedom. It's one of those things as a musician you grow up always wanting to have available in your living situation. A place to record whenever you have an idea or whenever you feel creatively superb, We've never been in a more comfortable or creative atmosphere in our lives!" Titled "Lividity," the effort is slated to hit stores on January 27th via Trustkill Records. Wood elaborates: "We're really pumped about this new record! Lividity is a medical term (as I am a huge fan of CSI) that means when you die all your blood in your body settles, so where you're lying is a bruise covering that part of your body. Metaphorically, for example, someone whose life is very stagnant or unmotivated. Now I'm sure everyone who cares has heard the rumors of a heavy record, well it's true! We're writing a lot more 'Caitiff Choir' like riffs and we're working on a more raw and ballsy atmosphere for this record. Expect sincerity, passion, and FUCKING POWER!"
A preview of It Dies Today's latest video for the track "Severed Ties Yield Severed Heads", can be viewed here.
It Dies Today has finally announced the departure of vocalist Nick Brooks, who left the band weeks ago. Brooks has been replaced by Jason Wood. Band guitarist Mike Hatalak comments, "The band would like to send Nick our best wishes with his new project and we will always treasure the hard work and music we have created with him. Taking over will be Jason Wood who we first met while he was filling in on bass with Still Remains." Meanwhile, Brooks has issued the following statement: "The last six years have been incredible and I've seen and done more things than I ever thought were possible with this band. I also met so many amazing people along the way and I want to thank all of the fans for being so supportive, you guys made this all worthwhile. I've decided to leave the band because that is what is best for everyone at the moment. I will miss everyone, but be sure that you will be hearing from me again. I have a new band called Queen City Station and we should be recording some time this spring."
IT DIES TODAY has been holed up composing tracks for their next full-length effort for Trustkill Records. The group's next endeavor will be produced by expert knob-twister Gggarth Rickardson (Rage Against The Machine, Atreyu). The as-yet-untitled effort is set for a September 5th release in the US.
It Dies Today will be hitting the road this week with Atreyu and Haste the Day! The tour is starting almost immediately following their tour with Kittie, and the band is excited to be playing two very large, but very different tours back to back, tells vocalist Jason Wood. "The tour with Kittie just started, but I can tell it's going to be great. The bands are super nice and it's great to be on tour with a band that we grew up listening to." Click here for all tour dates and info. It Dies Today is similarly psyched for the Atreyu tour because, as Wood tells, "This is the first tour we have done in over a year with a band within our genre of metalcore! We have been on so many diverse tours recently, and we're excited to play to our home scene." The largest diverse tour the band was on recently was this summer's Warped Tour, and Wood summarizes it as an interesting experience, to say the least. "Warped Tour was nothing short of ridiculous. It felt almost like punk rock summer camp, where you are active outside all day with people of your general age range. These people happened to be bands who we ended up bonding with, especially with Bayside and Anberlin, who we are all fans of but would have never toured with normally! And then it was like summer camp when it was over, we were all so sad to be leaving!" The tour went well with one slight hitch in Cleveland due to Mother Nature. "In Cleveland we witnessed the most insane lightning storm I have ever seen in my entire life. We all thought we were going to die, literally. There were 70 mile an hour wind storms, 5 inches of rain in 45 minutes, and 145 strikes of lightning. I saw lightning strike the ground 100 yards from me, and then I saw the Myspace tent fly away." The band survived to tell the tale, and had much success on Warped, including their summer long raffle to benefit the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. The raffle prizes include Fernandez Guitars and Burton Snowboards gear, as well as It Dies Today merch and limited edition T-shirts. All dates with Atreyu and Haste the Day: September 12, 2007 Fargo, ND @ The Venue at Playmakers September 13, 2007 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews September 14, 2007 Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Club September 15, 2007 Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room September 16, 2007 Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues - Cleveland September 18, 2007 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's September 19, 2007 Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom September 20, 2007 South Hackensack, NJ @ School Of Rock September 21, 2007 Reading, PA @ Silo September 22, 2007 Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club September 23, 2007 Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy's September 24, 2007 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall September 25, 2007 North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House Of Blues - Myrtle Beach September 26, 2007 Jacksonville, FL @ Plush September 27, 2007 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House Of Blues September 28, 2007 Jacksonville, FL @ Plush September 29, 2007 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown September 30, 2007 New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues October 2, 2007 Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos October 3, 2007 El Paso, TX @ Club 101 October 4, 2007 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre October 6, 2007 Amarillo, TX @ Epicenter October 7, 2007 Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory, So They Say October 8, 2007 Wichita, KS @ Eagles Lodge North October 10, 2007 Fayetteville, AR @ The Music Hall October 11, 2007 Cordova, TN @ Memphis Skate Park October 12, 2007 Lexington, KY @ University Of Kentucky