It Dies Today Biography
Born and bred among the Buffalo, New York USA Alternative-Metal scene, It Dies Today formed in August of 2001 by vocalist Nicholas Brooks, guitarist Chris Cappelli and guitarist Steve Lemke, who moved onto bass in the current line-up. The group created a blend of brutal riffs, punishing breakdowns but coupled with huge anthemic and driving melodic sections as well.
The band's initial release was the "Forever Scorned" EP which they took on the road with drummer Nick Mirusso. Soon after, Lemke switched to the bass guitar and with new guitarist, Mike Hatalak on board, the guys reworked their sound and were signed to Trustkill Records who issued the band's debut full-length, "The Caitiff Choir", in September 2004; the album struck a chord throughout the media and consumer alike, having sold over 75,000 copies and allowing the band to sell out two national headlining tours with support from Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium and others.
It Dies Today returned in October 2006 with its second album, "Sirens". The disc, which featured the Rock-radio single "Sixth Of June" and the video/single "Sacred Heart (Sacre Coeur)", debuted at #14 on the U.S. Top Independent Albums chart and reached the #174 position on The Billboard 200. In 2007 they went back on the road alongside acts like Atreyu, All That Remains and Machine Head with new singer Jason Wood while Brooks left the fold to launch his new band.
In September 2009 the Buffalo, New York-based Metalcore quintet released their third album entitled "Lividity", but the record failed to make any impact on the charts.