Metal and Christian

BY DI STAFF | FEBRUARY 27, 2014 5:00 AM

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When one thinks of the Christian music genre, five guys wearing mostly black and labeling themselves as a "metal band" does not usually come to mind. But For Today is a metal band that incorporates many elements of Christianity in its music.

The band will play at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Blue Moose, 211 Iowa Ave. Admission ranges from $18 to $20.

For Today has released five albums; its most recent album, Fight the Silence, was released on Feb. 4. In addition to that, the band has been a part of several tours, most notably the 2012 Warped Tour.

Recently, the band has had to regroup to complete an upcoming tour; the drummer embarked on a trip to South America to do missionary work, and the band's rhythm guitarist left in 2013 to attend a Bible college.

For Today was able to release an EP in April 2013 to signify its return, which contained a DVD of the band and its entire history. The group then proceeded to produce Fight the Silence.

The release of Fight The Silence was met with positive reviews and was charted on Billboard's top 40 in the country and No. 2 in the Christian music category.

— by Mckenna Paulus

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