Mattie Montgomery

Ex-For Today Singer Mattie Montgomery Draws Criticism From Metalcore Scene Following Controversial Abortion Remarks


Ex-For Today frontman Mattie Montgomery drew criticism from some of his former peers in the metalcore scene after expressing his controversial opinions on abortion on Twitter today, May 20th. Since disbanding the aforementioned Christian metalcore outfit back in 2016, Montgomery has dedicated much of his time to his The Altar Fellowship, which he founded and serves as a pastor of. Speaking via Twitter earlier today, Montgomery offered his thoughts as follows:

As you might suspect, his comments were not taken lightly, with a number of his former peers in the metalcore scene weighing in:

Attila frontman Chris Fronzak:

Cane Hill frontman Elijah Witt:

Emarosa guitarist Matthew Marcellus:

Hundredth frontman Chadwick Johnson:

As of press time, Montgomery‘s post has generated 462 replies, you can dig into that here. Of course it’s not the first time the band or its members have drawn controversy as For Today had a colorful past in the metalcore scene.

Their guitarist Mike Reynolds was infamously ousted back in 2014 after he publicly expressed his controversial viewpoints on homosexuality. Montgomery himself also found himself in hot water for comments he made regarding the LGBT community and religion roughly a year later. He later attempted to clarify those comments.

2015 saw the band’s guitarist Samuel Penner ejected from the band, with Penner alleging they kicked him out over his religious alignment. That year also saw the aforementioned Reynolds accuse Montgomery of being in a cult.

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