Taken From Violent Grief: Acoustic Selections Out Today via Pure Noise Records
Long Island rockers MoonTooth have released a new video for ‘Six of Swords’ the brand new track from Violent Grief: Acoustic Selections. “’Six of Swords’ speaks to the stage of grief when a person must choose to heal,” Vocalist John Carbone shared.“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.”
“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 title. “In order to let time do it’s work properly, a person must recognise 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 it’s job, it’s up to us to put the hurt down.”
Machine (Lamb of God, Every Time I Die, King Crimson, Clutch) and Lamb of God’s MarkMorton worked on the pre-production of 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 over 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.
Moon Tooth began its journey 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 constantly gigging. After a number of singles and EPs, they self-released their first full-length album, Chromaparagon, receiving acclaim from outlets such as Guitar World, Revolver, Premiere Guitar, and more.
Moon Tooth is John Carbone (vocals), Nick Lee (guitar/vocals), Ray Marte (drums/vocals), and Vincent Romanelli (bass).