TODAY IS THE DAY / LAE Frontman Steve Austin Scores Hollywood Film

TODAY IS THE DAY / LAE Frontman Steve Austin Scores Hollywood Film

Steve Austin, iconic frontman for visionary metal trio, TODAY IS THE DAY, and post-hardcore quintet, LAE, has completed his first full-on solo recording, in the form of an original score for the upcoming Hollywood release of Addiction: A 60’s Love Story.

Directed by Tate Steinseck (Face Off) and set for release through Breaking Glass Pictures, Addiction: A 60’s Love Story takes place in New York City, in 1968. A short synopsis; Max Bornstein had the wit, looks and charm that would carry him beyond the typical man’s troubles. He was untouchable… Yet the typical man’s troubles were the least of Max’s worries: He was a full-time dope fiend and a part-time father working within the underground, highly illegal pornography industry. The film stars Evanna Lynch (Harry Potter), Ian Harding (Pretty Little Liars), Carol Kane (Dog Day Afternoon), Ray Santiago (Ash Vs. Evil Dead), Michael Badalucco (O Brother Where Art Thou?) and more, with Steve Austin handling the original score as an associate producer.

Created at his own Austin Enterprise Studio — the origin of groundbreaking albums from Deadguy, Burn The Priest/Lamb Of God, Jello Biafra, in addition to TODAY IS THE DAY, and LAE — the iconic Steve Austin created a dark, afflicted, psychedelic soundtrack to match the film’s delivery. Additionally, several of Austin’s prior recordings were worked into the soundtrack. The song “Outlaw” from TODAY IS THE DAY’s tenth LP, Animal Mother, a psychedelic reworking of the title track to the band’s classic Temple Of The Morning Star LP, as well as the emotional “Broken Knee” ballad by Austin-fronted post-hardcore outfit, LAE, and their debut LP, Break The Clasp.

Austin had this to say on the soundtrack, “Two years ago, my good friend Tate Steinseck asked me if I wanted to do the original score for this film; after reading the script, I immediately said yes! The film is set in the 1960s. Rather than go for a retro vibe, I set out to make a score for this film that could enhance the seedy, criminal vibe going on. Dirty, smoky jazz, psychedelic keyboards, and in general a vibe that makes you feel the duality of what the main character Max Bornstein, is going through. When I got the final cut of the film, I locked myself away in my studio and watched the film over and over again. The main character in the film struggles with normal family life and the dark side of drug addiction and selling illegal pornography. I was deeply affected by this film. For days, I felt like I had fallen into the dark and insane world that Max was living in back in the 1960s and 1970s. It’s a true story, that really hits hard.”

Addiction: A 60’s Love Story is set to premiere in Hollywood on November 3rd, 2015. View the film’s official trailer at Entertainment Tonight Online

And Austin’s primary band, the legendary TODAY IS THE DAY, continues to tour in support of last year’s Southern Lord-released tenth studio full-length, Animal Mother. One of the most critically-lauded albums in the band’s nearly three decades in existence, the blistering LP recalls some of the most seminal albums in the TITD‘s explosive discography, citing the likes of Y2K-era classics, Temple Of The Morning Star and In The Eyes Of God, unleashing an ultra-intense barrage of dynamic, demoralizing, end-time anthems. Amidst the heavy touring cycle on the album, the band was involved in a horrible van accident which destroyed their gear, merch and vehicle, and hospitalized several members, which stalled all live performances for several months of heavy rehabilitation. As soon as they were healed, the band rebuilt itself once again and has reenlisted themselves into the touring circuit with furious retribution. From September 11th through October 17th, TODAY IS THE DAY will embark on a massive co-headlining tour with Abigail Williams, the caravan to raid thirty-three cities across the US and Canada.

TODAY IS THE DAY Tour Dates w/ Abigail Williams:
9/11/2015 Metro Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
9/12/2015 Roxy Theater – Denver, CO
9/13/2015 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
9/15/2015 The Social Room – Columbia, MO
9/16/2015 Hideout Bar – Appleton, WI
9/17/2015 Red Line Tap – Chicago, IL
9/18/2015 The Pike Room – Detroit, MI
9/19/2015 Frankie’s – Toledo, OH
9/20/2015 The Foundry – Lakewood, OH
9/22/2015 Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
9/23/2015 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
9/24/2015 Maverick’s – Ottawa, QC
9/25/2015 Ralph’s Diner – Worcester, MA
9/26/2015 Brighton Bar – Long Branch, NJ
9/27/2015 Bowery Electric – Brooklyn, NY
9/28/2015 Club Orpheus – Baltimore, MD
9/29/2015 Ruffhouse Pub – Chesapeake, VA
9/30/2015 The DHP – Fayatteville, NC
10/01/2015 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
10/02/2015 Epic Problem – Tampa, FL
10/03/2015 O’Malley’s – Margate, FL
10/04/2015 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/05/2015 Handlebar – Pensacola, FL
10/07/2015 Korova – San Antonio, TX
10/08/2015 Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX
10/09/2015 Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
10/10/2015 Rose Park Activity Bldg. – Abilene, TX
10/11/2015 Blu Phoenix Venue – Albuquerque, NM
10/13/2015 Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
10/14/2015 The Whiskey – W. Hollywood, CA
10/15/2015 LVCS – Las Vegas, NV
10/16/2015 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
10/17/2015 Blackwater Bar – Portland, OR

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