For Today

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For Today
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Background information
Origin Sioux City, Iowa, US
Genres Christian metal,[1][2][3] metalcore[1][4]
Years active 2005–present
Labels Facedown, Razor & Tie
Website www.fortodayband.com
Members Ryan Leitru
Mattie Montgomery
Brandon Leitru
David Puckett
Past members Matt Tyler
Jon Lauters
Brennan Schaeuble
David Morrison
Mike Reynolds
Sam Penner

For Today is an American Christian metalcore[1][2][3] band from Sioux City, Iowa, formed in 2005. They are currently signed to Razor & Tie. They have released two EPs: Your Moment, Your Life, Your Time and Prevailer, and five full-length albums: Ekklesia on April 1, 2008,[5] Portraits on June 9, 2009,[6] Breaker on August 31, 2010, Immortal on May 29, 2012, and Fight the Silence on February 4, 2014.

History[edit]

After its founding in 2005, the band played mainly concerts. On 1 April 2008, they released their first studio album, produced by Facedown Records, named Ekklesia. The term comes from the Greek and is a self-designation of the first Christians that you wanted to express their faith. On 8 May 2008 appeared from said album of the most successful titles - Agape - also known as video.[7] The second album Portraits was published on June 9, 2009, under the same label, and held a week at position 15 of the Billboard Charts for Christian albums . In the songs of the album are different biblical personalities portrayed. For the people it is the Old Testament prophet Ezekiel , Joel , Elijah and Isaiah , and the Pharisee Nicodemus , the priest Zacharias , Saul (later Paul) of Tarsus and Immanuel (Jesus) . The last song of the album - talmidim (designation for followers of a rabbi , here are probably the disciples of Jesus , that all Christians meant) - deals with the Bible verse Ezekiel 36.26 to 28 Lut . from the book of the prophets already portrayed.

For Today plays many concerts together with other artists. They stand on their current US tour with Emmure , Stick to Your Guns , Evergreen Terrace and Oceano on stage. In the past they had shared gigs with bands like Saving Grace , The Chariot , My Children My Bride and many gigs at the Cornerstone Festival , Facedown hard or the German Metal Fest , which in October Friedewald held are as much to do so.

The band also toured with The Devil Wears Prada in the Dead Throne US tour along with Whitechapel and Enter Shikari in November 2011.[citation needed]

They co-headlined the Scream the Prayer Tour III, with Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, Blessed by a Broken Heart, A Plea for Purging, The Color Morale, The Crimson Armada, and others.[citation needed]

Upon signing with Razor & Tie Records, the band was in the recording studio on January 6, 2012 until February 8, 2012 at The Machine Shop in New Jersey. They also announced that Will Putney, who produced their previous release Breaker, would produce this album. The album's first single, "Fearless", was released on March 6, 2012. They headlined the Fight the Silence Tour based on their new album in March 2012 and toured alongside A Skylit Drive, Stick to Your Guns, MyChildren MyBride, and Make Me Famous.[citation needed] The new album, Immortal, was released on May 29, 2012.[citation needed]

They played at Warped Tour 2012.[8]

On June 15, 2012, it was announced that drummer David Morrison has stepped down from For Today to do missionary work in South America with Extreme Nazarene Ministries. David Puckett (ex The Crimson Armada) was announced as the new drummer.[9] Rhythm guitarist Mike Reynolds also left the band in early 2013, in order for him and his wife to enroll in Bible college and work toward full-time missions work in the Middle East.[10] This announcement came after controversial comments that Reynolds made on Twitter in which he said "There was no such thing as a homosexual Christian."[10] The backlash sparked by his comments prompted action by Mattie Montgomery who posted a response on YouTube where he gave his phone number and offered his heart and time to anyone who wanted to talk about what had been said, pray, vent about religion, or just seek advice.[10] Reynolds was replaced by former In the Midst of Lions guitarist Sam Penner.[citation needed]

On April 2, 2013, the band released a new EP, Prevailer, with four new songs, one acoustic track, and a DVD, of live band footage and a documentary of the band's history.[11]

On October 24, 2013, the band released a new video, "Fight the Silence", on their official YouTube channel. According to the description of the video, the band will be releasing a new album in 2014.[12][better source needed] They joined We Came As Romans, Texas in July, Woe, Is Me, and The Word Alive on the Motel 6 Rock Yourself to Sleep Tour from January to February 2011.[13] In May, they joined Caliban, As Blood Runs Black, Adept and Bleed from Within on Caliban's Cover Europe with...!-tour.[citation needed]

On April 15, 2015, Samuel Penner announced he parted ways with the band for various reasons.[14]

Members[edit]

Timeline

Discography[edit]

For today discography
Releases
Studio albums 5
EPs 2
Music videos 8

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[15]
US
Heat.

[16]
US
Indie.

[17]
US
Rock
[18]
US
Hard Rock
[19]
US
Christ.

[20]
Ekklesia
  • Released: April 1, 2008
  • Label: Facedown
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Portraits
  • Released: June 9, 2009
  • Label: Facedown
  • Formats: CD, digital download
14 40 15
Breaker
  • Released: August 31, 2010
  • Label: Facedown
  • Formats: CD, digital download
54 8 20 8 3
Immortal
  • Released: May 29, 2012
  • Label: Razor & Tie
  • Formats: CD, digital download
15 3 7 1 1
Fight the Silence
  • Released: February 4, 2014
  • Label: Razor & Tie
  • Formats: CD, digital download
32 4 7 2 2
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

EPs[edit]

List of EPs, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[15]
US
Indie.

[17]
US
Rock
[18]
US
Hard Rock
[19]
US
Christ.

[20]
Your Moment, Your Life, Your Time
  • Released: 2006
  • Label: independent
  • Formats: CD
Prevailer
  • Released: April 2, 2013
  • Label: Razor & Tie
  • Formats: CD, digital download
47 12 14 2 2
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Music videos[edit]

Title From the album
"Agape" Ekklesia
"Saul of Tarsus (The Messenger)" Portraits
"Devastator" Breaker
"Seraphim"
"Fearless" Immortal
"Foundation"
"Flesh and Blood" Prevailer
"Fight the Silence" Fight the Silence
"Break the Cycle"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "For Today: Sioux City's metalcore masters set to visit the UK in November — For Today". Crossrhythms.co.uk. August 6, 2010. Retrieved February 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "For Today Discography, For Today Artist Database, For Today Lyrics". Jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved February 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b For Today at AllMusic
  4. ^ Pernell Fowler. "For Today — Immortal — Review | So, Bring on Mixed Reviews". Bringonmixedreviews.com. Retrieved February 12, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Ekklesia Review — For Today — Compact Discs — Reviews @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com". Ultimate Guitar Archive. July 4, 2008. Retrieved July 27, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Portraits Review — For Today — Compact Discs — Reviews @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com". Ultimate Guitar Archive. October 7, 2009. Retrieved July 27, 2010. 
  7. ^ Video "Agape" auf myspace
  8. ^ "Bands / 2013 Vans Warped Tour / Tickets on Sale Now / For Today". Vanswarpedtour.com. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  9. ^ "BLABBERMOUTH.NET — FOR TODAY Drummer Quits Band To Become A Missionary". Legacy.roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c "For Today Guitarist Mike Reynolds Leaves Band After Firestorm Over Anti-Gay Comments". 
  11. ^ "Amazon listing". amazon.com. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 
  12. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjc33chtpGc
  13. ^ "Motel 6 Rock Yourself to Sleep Tour". 
  14. ^ http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/for_today_kick_out_guitarist_samuel_penner
  15. ^ a b "For Today – Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  16. ^ "For Today – Chart History: Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  17. ^ a b "For Today – Chart History: Independent Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  18. ^ a b "For Today – Chart History: Top Rock Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  19. ^ a b "For Today – Chart History: Hard Rock Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  20. ^ a b "For Today – Chart History: Christian Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 

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