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Derek Roddy leaves Today Is The Day

Friday, March 14, 2008 4:44 PM PT

Drummer Derek Roddy is apparently no longer playing with Today Is The Day, whom he joined in late-2006. According to Roddy, "I am no longer jamming with Steve Austin. I have fulfilled my obligation to the band."

Meanwhile, former Today Is The Day drummer Mike Rosswog (ex-Circle Of Dead Children) is currently handling drums for the group.

Update: Steve Austin has now issued the following statement:

"Today Is The Day tour started tonight in Nashville. Derek stepped away from underground touring back in October. Mike Rosswog (who played drums on Today is The Day's Kiss The Pig album, and in Circle Of Dead Children) is playing drums with us on our tour and has been rehearsing with us for months now. See ya' at the show! Wishin' Derek the best as he is one of the best there is!"


3/14/2008 4:47:11 PM
first post

3/14/2008 4:50:47 PM
no surprise here

3/14/2008 4:51:21 PM
All business.

3/14/2008 4:55:51 PM
Haha fck Steve Austin.

3/14/2008 5:02:12 PM
maybe he'll be interesting again.

3/14/2008 5:06:25 PM
Less than one month before the show here. *shakes with rage*

3/14/2008 5:06:35 PM
What? What?

3/14/2008 5:15:06 PM
His drumming was meh

3/14/2008 5:15:54 PM
Elrod was the best

3/14/2008 5:27:26 PM
sadface mcgoo

3/14/2008 5:41:34 PM
Coldchain 3/14/2008 5:15:06 PM His drumming was meh.. wow

3/14/2008 5:54:41 PM
this is actually old news, TITD has the kiss the pig drummer, so the tour is still on.

3/14/2008 6:01:38 PM
"I have fulfilled my obligation to the band." That's kinda harsh sounding.

3/14/2008 6:19:30 PM
That band sucks. Stupid move leaving Hate Eternal for that garagey crap. And now he's not with them anymore anyway.

3/14/2008 6:37:14 PM
Rowdy Roddy Piper > "Stone Cold" Steve Austin > This News. Who the fck cares?

3/14/2008 7:05:43 PM
hahahaha thats cause steve is a fckin nutcase. roddy probably got tired of steve showing him his gun videos.

3/14/2008 7:07:01 PM
today is the day is good, i care, you're a fcking gay that needs to end his life.

3/14/2008 7:55:47 PM
Mike Rosswog is a good drummer, dude should just jam only with circle, because titd is mad boring and steve austin is a pyschopath. i don't think theres one song where that gay doesnt talk bout his his gun collection

3/14/2008 8:07:43 PM
If you read all the shit on Roddy's message board it explains it a lot better, Austin owes Roddy a lot of money apparently

3/14/2008 10:16:08 PM
First they don't end up playing here, now this? fck you Steve.

3/14/2008 11:04:17 PM
TITD is great, Circle Of Dead gays are a bunch of child molesting c*nt gays (and they suck at grindcore a lot). Roddy is a sick drummer, but a flake, too. No surprise.

3/15/2008 1:54:18 AM
back to 24/7 blastbeats, i'm already bored with whatever he'll do next. at least steve austin has originality. in the eyes of god > all other titd albums anyways so who cares

3/15/2008 5:20:14 AM
no need to bad mouth CODC in this at all, and no they dont suck at grindcore, they are grindcore!

3/15/2008 9:52:32 AM
Today is the Day is owed some respect by all you little 15 yr old new jacks.

3/15/2008 9:58:47 AM
yeah, what Sandwich said..

3/15/2008 10:28:50 AM
Austin deserves far more respect then that generic jackass Roddy. The dude is a scumbag.

3/15/2008 12:23:24 PM
yeah, i really like the "garagey" sound that Today is the Day employs. who are all these gays in here?

3/15/2008 1:04:15 PM
How the fck is Roddy a scumbag?

3/15/2008 1:08:05 PM
people who think all roddy is all blast beats/generic are fcking retarded. atleast pretend like you know anything about the subject before talking you stupid fcks.

3/15/2008 1:45:52 PM
i like how none of you know anything about roddy or austin and are shit talking them both.

3/15/2008 2:01:36 PM
im not into today is the day. but this dude drummed on Human Harvest and that is one of the best albums in the genre in my opinion

3/15/2008 5:24:24 PM
Mortimer 3/14/2008 8:07:43 PM If you read all the shit on Roddy's message board it explains it a lot better, Austin owes Roddy a lot of money apparently hahaha yea dude. mega producer. gun enthusiast. fckin broke.

3/16/2008 7:49:58 AM
Ask Erik Rutan why not to like Derek Roddy. The stories surrounding Derek leaving Hate Eternal are of a vindictive liar, another example is the slander on the Roddy MB about Austin and money. He is a childish scumbag.

3/16/2008 7:53:26 AM
jerryseinfeld, shut up. Dereks drumming on TITD was generic, his drumming with Hate Eternal was standard, at best. Listen to the new Hate Eternal album, which is a prime example of better drumming making a better band.

3/16/2008 8:47:19 AM
Headline: Mike Rosswog predicted to leave Today is the Day within a year.

3/16/2008 10:02:13 AM
jerry seinfeld poster is a gay

3/16/2008 10:43:16 PM
There is always a need to "badmouth" CODC. They suck, and are far from the embodiment of grindcore. Napalm Death and Insect Warfare are the only decent grind bands left. CODC are gays. End of story.

3/17/2008 10:29:31 AM
< Complete Failure

3/17/2008 1:13:28 PM
hey maybe if you keep saying complete ironic bullshit everyone else will believe it too!

3/17/2008 2:46:57 PM
so basically roddy is just a session drummer now. I think we all knew this because he was whining about not wanting to tour with hate eternal anymore.

3/17/2008 8:50:41 PM
Today is the day to care less.

3/18/2008 11:57:01 AM
basically every person who plays drums should strive to play like derek roddy, and this isnt surprising at all

3/23/2008 12:19:40 PM
hahaha @ flame war between roddy fanboys and austin fanboys