Southern Lord Recordings is beyond stoked to unleash the brand new album from visionary metal act, TODAY IS THE DAY. Animal Mother is the bands tenth studio album and is eagerly anticipated by their rabid and very loyal fans.Circa 1999 the members of the then fledgling band: MASTODON were the Today Is The Day rhythm section (Bill Kelliher on bass and Brann Dailor on drums.) and released the album:"In the Eyes of God" (Relapse Records)For this album' s lineup TODAY IS THE DAY Guitarist/vocalist /founder Steve Austin welcomed Sean Conkling (Regression, Burn Your Halo, Sprawl) on bass as well as returning member Jeff Lohrber (Enabler, ex-Harlots), Lohrber having previously handled touring drum duties for TITD many times in the past. Conkling and Lohrber tracked most of their sessions in December and January at the founding frontmans own Recording and Mastering Studio in Maine. Since, Austin has been painstakingly layering guitars, vocals and more. The finished beast is uncompromisingly raw, honest and goes straight for the throat.As per the album title, Austin offers, "Animal Mother means the embodiment of the prophetic gift of the shaman; it is the shamans visionary power, which is able to penetrate the past and future."Early this year the frontman warned the public that the album is "a fifteen-song rampage of bloody carnage fueled by hate, love and vile, raw emotion," continuing,"I feel it is my finest work to this date. It is the most complex and HEAVY record we have ever made. This is real -- no bullshit Protools crap; just pure violent energy and real band songwriting in the middle of the woods in Maine. It lies somewhere betweenTemple of The Morning StarandIn The Eyes of God, and Jeffs playing is beyond incredible. I was determined to push the limits in complexity, musicianship, and creativity as far as we could and I feel we have put together a record that narrates the horror and pain that we have been living through."