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Perverse. Ugly. Brilliant.

Those three words, in no particular order, come to mind when I think of Temple of the Morning Star, my personal favorite album by Steve Austin's trend-setting noise-metal outfit Today is the Day. With sexually explicit samples, odd song structures and an incredibly aggressive guitar tone, Temple of the Morning Star still generates a palpable sense of unease twenty years after its release. The album's getting the deluxe double disc remaster treatment, including bonus material and a double vinyl repress. Readers who've never given this album a listen ought to take the opportunity to do so now. Today is the Day's influence on the music we cover at Invisible Oranges runs deep.

A first sample of the new Temple of the Morning Star is below, with the two-plus minute battering ram that is "Blindspot". The remaster will be out on March 24 via The End records. Pre orders go live tomorrow. Follow Today is the Day on Facebook. Here's what Steve Austin had to say about the song:

"'Blindspot' is one of my favorite tracks from Temple Of the Morning Star. The song lyrically is a birds eye view of the world and the massive machine behind it. The music is  purposely designed to give the feel of a high tech steam roller that crushes you and just keeps moving ahead. Being driven insane, it is a carnival of twisted mirrors that contort and distort the way you view yourself."

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https://youtu.be/QY8_TYdvcNY

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Pre order the remastered Temple of the Morning Star here. Follow Today is the Day on Facebook.

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