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Latest Toothgrinder News

Below is our complete Toothgrinder news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.


Pit Stories: Tearing Down The Lighting

Time for another round of Pit Stories! This week Toothgrinder drummer Will Weller shares a tale of something that just never goes as planned: climbing up the stage lighting. Weller had this to say:

OK so this takes place at a Toothgrinder show. We were playing in Brooklyn, NY that night and I won't even mention the venue. If you have seen us live then you know our shows get a little crazy on stage. So that night we were in a tighter space packed in like sardines. We made it to the last song and as any band would you absolutely give it your all at that point.

So we're headed full speed into the last minute of the last song and I see our singer climbing up onto one of the guitar cabinets. This is typical so I think nothing of it and continue on drumming. Well as I looked away he reached for the lights to pull himself up and you can guess what happened next. The whole light rig ripped out of the wall and came crashing down ripping out the cables that were plugged into the amps and smashing the snake on the stage.

No sound on the entire left side of stage or lights for that matter. So our guitar player without skipping a beat ripped his guitar off and just started singing with him. Needless to say after we finished the song the entire show stopped, lights came on, and everyone was asked to leave (2 bands were scheduled to play after us). We weren't looking to break anything it was just a freak thing that happened and we helped pay for it to be fixed of course. Now looking back on it it must have been kind of crazy to be in the crowd to see that unfold.

Toothgrinder's new album “Nocturnal Masquerade” will be released January 29, 2016 on Spinefarm Records. More...

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Toothgrinder Reveals New Album Details

It's a busy time for the New Jersey noisemakers from Toothgrinder as they have revealed the track listing, album cover, and release date for their Spinefarm Records full-length debut "Nocturnal Masquerade." Guitarist Jason Goss explains:

"With 'Nocturnal Masquerade' we wanted to capture a spectrum of sound that could bring you to different places in mood and spirit. This being our first full length there was a sense of timelessness that the band was reaching for. These songs are going to make a long lasting impact in our lives and we can't wait to share it with our fans."

Drummer Wills Weller concurs saying, "Using sonic colors we were able to create moods and emotions and really dig deeper into every song on this record than ever before. Not only for the listener but also for ourselves."

The album is out January 29, 2015 and the track listing is as follows:

1. The House (That Fear Built)
2. Lace & Anchor
3. Coueur d'Alene
4. I Lie in Rain
5. Blue
6. The Hour Angle
7. Dance of Damsels
8. Diamonds for Gold
9. Nocturnal Masquerade
10. Dejection/Despondency
11. Schizophrenic Jubilee
12. Waltz of Madmen More...

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The Contortionist Announces Tour With Revocation

The Contortionist has announced a heavy hitting headline run with Revocation, Fallujah, and Toothgrinder in support.

Dates will start on February 7th in the band's hometown of Indianapolis and wrap up in Newport, KY on February 28th after covering much of the eastern half of the U.S.

"We're excited to hit the road with all these amazing bands and play a ton of epic shows," says vocalist Mike Lessard. "We couldn't think of a better way to start our 2015!" More...

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Toothgrinder Posts New Video Clip

Today, November 4th, is a big day for the New Jersey noisemakers in Toothgrinder. The band, freshly signed to Spinefarm Records, premieres a brand new video for "The Hour Angle" and releases label debut "Schizophrenic Jubilee." Check out "The Hour Angle" below, courtesy of Metal Sucks.

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Toothgrinder Signs With Spinefarm

Spinefarm Records is thrilled to announce the signing of New Jersey quintet Toothgrinder. The band will release its label debut in the form of the "Schizophrenic Jubilee" EP, which was produced, mixed, and mastered by Taylor Larson (Periphery, Darkest Hour).

The release date is set for November 4th. For a taste of what's to come check out "The Hour Angle" below. Additionally, Toothgrinder is on tour with Periphery, The Contortionist and Intervals through October. Spinefarm Records also had this to say:

"Toothgrinder will continue to push heavy metal into the future with unusual song structures, torrents of riffs and scaled-the-bowels-of-hell vocal attack. But it's not all metallic fists and fury; the band's music is smartly crafted and it is sonically provocative. In fact, their music sounds like the result of spending too many Friday nights in July in bottlenecked, bumper-to-bumper traffic on the Garden State Parkway. You've got to let that frustration out somehow and it's as though Toothgrinder took their frustration out on their instruments."

Toothgrinder vocalist Justin Matthews said, "Toothgrinder were birthed from a brotherhood of musicians who wanted nothing more than to create aggressive energy and deviate from the status quo. The bond that five best friends initiated through childhood will forever last a lifetime. Through blood, sweat and tears, our family has taken on an endeavor that was never thought possible. Our perseverance and tenacity would not be shown to the world without our good friends in Outerloop and Spinefarm. We could not be happier." More...

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Toothgrinder Releases Tour Footage

New Jersey's Toothgrinder has released a a visual retrospective of the band's West Coastin' Tour 2013, which can be seen below.

For more from Toothgrinder, check out the group's previously posted ddrum video for "Vibration/Colour/Frequency" at this location.

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Toothgrinder Releases New Drum Video

Toothgrinder has posted a drum video online for the (just shy of) 18 minute track "Vibration/Colour/Frequency," which can be viewed below.

Toothgrinder was created in 2010 by a group of local young kids wanting to hit the music scene with something heavier, broader, and more inventive than had been previously done by each musician in the past. Toothgrinder resides in Asbury Park, NJ and has previously won Best Heavy Rock Band (2010, 2011) and Best Drummer (2011) by the Asbury Park Music Awards.

On July 22nd, 2011 Toothgrinder released its first official EP "Turning of the Tides," recorded at The Hang Zone, engineered and produced by Paul Ritchie, and mastered by Roger Quinn.

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