Amb Pirate of Capital Chaos TV talks religion, sex trafficking and new music with Mattie Montgomery of For Today @ Warped Tour 06/26/14 – Wheatland, California
For Today is an American Christian metalcore 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, Portraits on June 9, 2009, Breaker on August 31, 2010, Immortal on May 29, 2012, and Fight the Silence on February 4, 2014.
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. 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.