Mattie Montgomery

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Mattie Montgomery
Born (1987-07-24) July 24, 1987 (age 32)[1]
GenresChristian metal,[3][4][5] metalcore[3][6]
  • Vocalist
  • songwriter
  • author
  • minister
Years active2007–present
LabelsCome And Live!, Catapult
Associated actsFor Today, Besieged, Earth vs The Spider

Mattie Montgomery is the former lead vocalist and frontman of the Christian metal band For Today from 2007.[7] He released six albums and one EP with the band before they broke up in 2016. In addition to his work with For Today, Montgomery has his own solo gospel project named after himself in which he has released three albums and two books. He now pastors a church, the Altar, in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Music career[edit]

Montgomery began his involvement in music at the age of fifteen, where he has stated he listened to bands such as Senses Fail and A Static Lullaby.[8] Groups such as these opened the door to heavier bands that would inspire Montgomery to try heavy vocals and screams in his singing. Before joining For Today, Montgomery was the lead vocalist for the melodic metal band Besieged.[9]

Montgomery replaced For Today's original lead vocalist, Matt Tyler, in 2007.[10] In an interview, Montgomery has said that he did not know a single member of the band before his joining. After only a few practices with the band, Montgomery began touring with them. He had given the members of For Today two conditions for his joining of the band: First, the band must have a Bible study together every day. Second, Montgomery wanted the band to use their time on stage performing to minister to the audience.[8] Since he joined For Today, Montgomery has played well over 700 shows and toured extensively in six continents with the group.[11] On July 5, 2016, the band announced that they would be disbanding after a farewell tour.[12][13]


Montgomery is an outspoken Christian.[14] He is passionate about Jesus and has made this evident with lyrics of For Today.[15] Montgomery also works as an evangelist.[16]


  • For Today - vocals (2007–2016)
  • Mattie Montgomery - spoken word (solo)
  • Besieged - vocals (2007)
  • Earth vs The Spider - vocals


With Besieged
With For Today
  • When the Sons Become Fathers (Come&Live!, 2010)
  • The Keys to Open Ancient Gates (Catapult, 2011)
  • See the Storm


  • "Agape"
  • "Saul of Tarsus (The Messenger)" (directed by Drew Russ)
  • "Devastator" (Scott Hansen Productions)
  • "Seraphim" (directed by Drew Russ)
  • "Fearless"
  • "Foundation"
  • "Flesh and Blood" (directed by Ramon Boutviseth)
  • "Fight the Silence"
  • "Break the Cycle"
  • "Molotov"
  • "Broken Lens"
  • "Bitter Roots"

Solo work[edit]

Montgomery has released three spoken-word gospel albums under his own name. His First album, When the Sons Become Fathers, was released on March 1, 2010, under the Come And Live! record label.[18] His second solo album, The Keys to Open Ancient Gates, was released on June 14, 2011, under Catapult records.[7][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25] On October 1, 2013 he released the third album, See the Storm.[citation needed]

Montgomery has also released two books: Lovely Things in Ugly Places (2015) and Scary God (2018).[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Montgomery currently lives in Johnson City, Tennessee with his wife, and their three sons.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Montgomery, Mattie (July 24, 2016). "29". Instagram. Retrieved July 24, 2016.
  2. ^ Jamey Jasta (June 25, 2015). "Episode 97 - Mattie Montgomery (For Today)". The Jasta Show. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "For Today: Sioux City's metalcore masters set to visit the UK in November - For Today". August 6, 2010. Retrieved February 12, 2013.
  4. ^ "For Today Discography, For Today Artist Database, For Today Lyrics". Retrieved February 12, 2013.
  5. ^ For Today at AllMusic
  6. ^ Pernell Fowler. "For Today - Immortal - Review | So, Bring on Mixed Reviews". Archived from the original on February 5, 2013. Retrieved February 12, 2013.
  7. ^ a b "For Today".
  8. ^ a b "Mattie of For Today Tells His Story… | News". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved May 8, 2013.
  9. ^ "BLOOD & INK RECORDS - Besieged". Retrieved May 8, 2013.
  10. ^ "For Today, "Prevailer EP / DVD" Review". April 2, 2013. Retrieved May 8, 2013.
  11. ^ "For Today's Mattie Montgomery | Interviews". RockStar Weekly. Archived from the original on December 19, 2010. Retrieved May 8, 2013.
  12. ^ For Today (July 5, 2016). "For Today (Photos)". Facebook. Retrieved July 6, 2016.
  13. ^ Childers, Chad (July 5, 2016). "For Today Reveals Plans To Split, Announce 2016 Farewell Tour". Loudwire. Retrieved July 6, 2016.
  14. ^ McGraw, Eldon (July 6, 2012). "Interview with Mattie Montgomery - vocalist for the band For Today". Feedback Fury. Archived from the original on February 21, 2014. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  15. ^ "FOR TODAY lyrics". Dark Lyrics. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  16. ^ "Mattie Montgomery - Liberty University Convocation". Liberty University. February 6, 2015. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  17. ^ "Artist Search for "for today"". AllMusic. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
  18. ^ a b "Mattie Montgomery, "When The Sons Become Fathers" Review". March 1, 2010. Retrieved May 8, 2013.
  19. ^ "Mattie Montgomery (For Today)- Musician Profile". Retrieved May 8, 2013.
  20. ^ "Mattie Montgomery, "The Keys To Open Ancient Gates" Review". June 14, 2011. Retrieved May 8, 2013.
  21. ^ "Interview With Mattie". January 30, 2012.
  22. ^ "Mattie Montgomery As For Today's Vocalist".
  23. ^ "For Today's Bio". June 21, 2015.
  24. ^ "Mattie's Website".
  25. ^ "Mattie Montgomery Controversy". October 17, 2011.