Buffalo's IT DIES TODAY has cancelled its participation in the upcoming U.S. tour featuring BURY YOUR DEAD and THE GHOST INSIDE. According to a posting on the IT DIES TODAY MySpace page, the group's guitarist, Mike Hatalak, "has four herniated discs in his back and some slight nerve damage, and won't be able to tour for a bit." The group adds that it will, however, complete its current dates with WALLS OF JERICHO and 36 CRAZYFISTS.
Behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot for IT DIES TODAY's new single, "Thank You For Drinking", can be viewed below. The track will appear on the group's new album, "Lividity", which is expected this fall via Trustkill Records.
A "demo" version of "Thank You For Drinking" has been posted on the band's MySpace page.
Vocalist Jason Wood previously stated about the video shoot: "The song's slogan, like a double-entendre, translates into a so-called friend that through drinking on their own accord shows their true personality. For example, a good friend that ends up being an asshole afte getting drunk at a party or bar. The video will be shot on location at a bar the band fequents in Sanborn, NY called The Walmore Inn. The video will feature a friend of the band who's had too much to drink before he even gets to the bar and proceeds to start shit with everyone throughout the song, until the band has had enough and starts a bar fight. The video has drinking, fighting, and some heavy-as-SHIT music to back it all up!"
IT DIES TODAY's forthcoming CD will be "a much heavier album than 'Sirens'  but keeping with that classic IDT sound that we have all come to love," according to a press release.
Commented Jason Wood: "We're really pumped about this new record! Lividity is a medical term (as I am a huge fan of 'CSI') that means when you die all your blood in your body settles, so where you're lying is a bruise covering that part of your body. Metaphorically, for example, someone whose life is very stagnant or unmotivated. The common theme of the record is going to be character flaws, such as the song 'Nihility', [which is] about nihilism or absolute destructiveness. We've decided to record the album ourselves seeing as we have an amazing engineer (Mike Hatalak) in the band. The plus side to this is that we have endless time in the studio to perfect the record. Now I'm sure everyone who cares has heard the rumors of a heavy record, well, it's true! We're writing a lot more 'Caitiff Choir'-like riffs and we're working on a more raw and ballsy atmosphere for this record. Expect sincerity, passion, and FUCKING POWER!"