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Today Is The Day frontman scores Hollywood film

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 5:50 PM PT
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Official press release:

Steve Austin, iconic frontman for visionary metal trio, Today Is The Day, and post-hardcore quintet, LAE, has completed his first full-on solo recording, in the form of an original score for the upcoming Hollywood release of Addiction: A 60's Love Story.

Directed by Tate Steinsiek (Face Off) and set for release through Breaking Glass Pictures, Addiction: A 60's Love Story takes place in New York City, in 1968. A short synopsis; Max Bornstein had the wit, looks and charm that would carry him beyond the typical man's troubles. He was untouchable... Yet the typical man's troubles were the least of Max's worries: He was a full-time dope fiend and a part-time father working within the underground, highly illegal pornography industry. The film stars Evanna Lynch (Harry Potter), Ian Harding (Pretty Little Liars), Carol Kane (Dog Day Afternoon), Ray Santiago (Ash Vs. Evil Dead), Michael Badalucco (O Brother Where Art Thou?) and more, with Steve Austin handling the original score as an associate producer.

Created at his own Austin Enterprise Studio -- the origin of groundbreaking albums from Deadguy, Burn The Priest/Lamb Of God, Jello Biafra, in addition to Today Is The Day, and LAE -- the iconic Steve Austin created a dark, afflicted, psychedelic soundtrack to match the film's delivery. Additionally, several of Austin's prior recordings were worked into the soundtrack. The song "Outlaw" from Today Is The Day's tenth LP, Animal Mother, a psychedelic reworking of the title track to the band's classic Temple Of The Morning Star LP, as well as the emotional "Broken Knee" ballad by Austin-fronted post-hardcore outfit, LAE, and their debut LP, Break The Clasp.

Issues Austin on the soundtrack, "Two years ago, my good friend Tate Steinsiek asked me if I wanted to do the original score for this film; after reading the script, I immediately said yes! The film is set in the 1960s. Rather than go for a retro vibe, I set out to make a score for this film that could enhance the seedy, criminal vibe going on. Dirty, smoky jazz, psychedelic keyboards, and in general a vibe that makes you feel the duality of what the main character Max Bornstein, is going through. When I got the final cut of the film, I locked myself away in my studio and watched the film over and over again. The main character in the film struggles with normal family life and the dark side of drug addiction and selling illegal pornography. I was deeply affected by this film. For days, I felt like I had fallen into the dark and insane world that Max was living in back in the 1960s and 1970s. It's a true story, that really hits hard."

Addiction: A 60's Love Story is set to premiere in Hollywood on November 3rd, 2015. View the film's official trailer at Entertainment Tonight Online here.




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