MOON TOOTH are:
John Carbone | Nick Lee | Ray Marte | Vincent Romanelli
“Not since the early days of the Mars Volta has a rock band managed to sound so wildly adventurous while delivering such unshakable hooks.”
– Rolling Stone
"The Long Island prog-metal band bursts with enthusiasm and rabid energy, as if Mastodon's apocalyptic visions were replaced with cosmic wonder." – Pitchfork
“Moon Tooth walks that perfect line between Metal and Hard Rock that is truly destructive.” – Kerrang!
Long Island rockers Moon Tooth have just released “Six Of Swords”, the brand new track from their new, genre-defying EP, 'Violent Grief: Acoustic Selections'.
“’Six Of Swords’ speaks to the stage of grief when a person must choose to heal,” Vocalist John Carbone says. “Suffering is necessary and beneficial, but a time comes when one has to leave old wounds behind. It's something that can be just as difficult as the initial trauma itself.”
Guitarist Nick Lee continues, sharing “It is a complete departure from anything we have released before. It is minimalist, patient, and musing whereas everything we have released thus far is immediate and intense. We are stoked to stretch out and show what else we can do with "Six Of Swords.”
Released on July 31st via Pure Noise Records, the 5-song EP comprises "Six Of Swords" and four more songs from the band’s critically-acclaimed 2019 release, Crux, including the previously-released “Awe At All Angles (Acoustic)” (as heard on Sirius/XM's Liquid Metal).
“Time is the only thing with a chance of washing grief away. It's a process that can be ugly, violent and in most cases not brief,” shares John Carbone (vocals) on the meaning behind the EP's title. “In order to let time do it's work properly, a person must recognize the difference between the violence that's necessary and the violence that's clung to. At some point, grief is a choice. When time's done its job, it's up to us to put the hurt down.”
Machine (Lamb of God, Every Time I Die, Clutch) and Lamb of God’s Mark Morton worked collaboratively on the pre-production of the band's 2019 album, Crux. The album tells the story of the band at this crucial point where the past must die so new life can begin. The album was officially released on March 29th, 2019, and received more than 100,000+ streams in its first week. It also hit the Billboard charts, reaching #13 on Heatseekers, #23 on Hard Music, #43 on Indie Label, #62 on Digital Albums, and more.
Crux was chosen by Rolling Stone as one of their Top 50 Albums of 2019, while garnering acclaim from outlets like Pitchfork, Guitar World, Revolver, Metal Injection and more.
Moon Tooth began its journey way back at the end of 2012. Founding members Nick Lee and Ray Marte‘s previous band had dissolved and they quickly found a musical and philosophical kinship with singer John Carbone and bassist Vincent Romanelli. The band went straight to work writing and began constantly gigging. After a number of self-released singles and EPs, they dropped their first full-length album, Chromaparagon, receiving massive acclaim from outlets such as Guitar World, Revolver, and more.
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