A new trailer for the documentary film on Today Is The Day‘s frontman Steve Austin, The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself, has been posted. The film premiered at the International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema in Nice, France, which takes place from May 13th through the 20th.
Additionally, Today Is The Day have a new video out for an acoustic version of their song “Temple Of The Morning Star”. Austin said of the song:
“‘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.
Feeling kicked out and pushed out by everyone and 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.”
The track is off the 20th anniversary edition of the group’s seminal record of the same name. It was remastered by Maor Appelbaum (Cynic, YES, Faith No More, Sepultura) and is out now through The End Records. Purchase it now via Amazon.