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Documentary On Today Is The Day’s Steve Austin Set For August Release


A documentary on Today Is The Day‘s Steve Austin titled ‘The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself‘ will be given a home release on August 28th through Gravitas Ventures. Longtime fans of the band will no doubt be familiar with the title of the film, as it shares its name with a song found on the band’s 1997 album, “Temple Of The Morning Star‘. Pre-orders for the Blu-ray, DVD can be found at Amazon and various other retailers, while digital format pre-orders are also available through iTunes and more.

As for what the documentary features, I’ll let an official press release do the talking:

Steve Austin, whose noise-laden, experimental and fiercely aggressive musical output over two decades has served as testimony, touched hearts and myriad troubled lives. Not many people can say they have so fully dedicated themselves to what they love and believe as Steve Austin has. To many, he defines the word “legend.”

The loose but subdued methodical subtlety of the movie stands in sharp contrast to an artist known in the worldwide underground of extreme music for abrasive, loud, chaotic spectacle and neo-violent imagery through a slow, brooding and emotional ninety-three minutes that covers a year of conversations and ride-a-longs with the casual aesthetic of natural conversation supported by raw grainy fan shot footage, old pictures, personal home videos, career spanning amulets, in a self-examination of the psyche of a modern-day “madman” and “master.”

Ride along as Austin‘s first-person account brings balance to these opposing forces, reckoning and stretching himself from the drive to create his musical vision, engaging and performing intense shows around the world, to being home with his wife and children. How one near-death experience led him to connect with the love of his life and begin the transition, fulfilling his destiny as a loving family man while completing his mission to bring relief his followers, and overcome being the man who loves to hurt himself.

The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself is not your typical music documentary, but rather a film that focuses on the story of the artist himself, and what it means to express yourself on an existential level no matter what the cost.”

A trailer for the release can be found below while Today Is The Day are currently out on this U.S. tour.

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