20 YEARS ago, Today Is The Day released the game changing record Temple of The Morning Star, and now in honor of this seminal record they are hitting the road with Kayo Dot starting July 6th – plus they are releasing a (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) via The End Records. CVLT Nation is stoked that we have been chosen to sponsor this rad tour. Check out this moving visual of Steve Austin performing an acoustic version of Temple of The Morning Star…You can pick up all formats of the (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) of Temple of The Morning Star HERE!…For tour info and tickets head HERE!
Says Today Is The Day‘s founder and visionary Steve Austin: “Temple of The Morning Star was made late at night alone in an industrial warehouse that my studio was in. I was homeless and living there just trying to survive. No family, no love. I had broken up with my girlfriend, and my life was in a fast downward spiral that I was living through. I had been listening a lot to Shake with John McLaughlin. I was impressed with the ultra fast Middle Eastern acoustic guitar playing. I wrote the song in a stream of conscious. When it was complete, I decided that the track would be the theme for the record. I was in pain, filled with loneliness and anger.”
He continues, “Feeling kicked out and pushed out by everyone, I needed something to relate to. ‘Temple of The Morning Star’ was a declaration of freedom and independence that made it clear that I will not compromise myself or the things I believe in for acceptance from anyone. You have to be yourself, even when it hurts.”
Steve Austin is the subject of the recent documentary entitled The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself, an Anthony Short film that takes a look at the frontman’s 25+ year career as a musician. It explores how he balances life with his artist passions and the undeniable effect his fans express to him about the life-altering meaning his music has had on them. The documentary was filmed throughout the U.S. over the course of 2 years, with Short – like a fly on the wall – listening to Steve Austin’s innermost thoughts and questions about life. It’s a stream of consciousness… a guide through Austin’s mind… a first-person account. If you were to have your life flash before your eyes right before you die… this film is what Steve Austin might see about himself. You can view the trailer HERE!
The film was selected to screen at the International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema in NICE May 13-20. Anthony Short has been nominated for Best Director and Best New Filmmaker.