Moon Tooth Releases ‘Violent Grief: Acoustic Selections’

Moon Tooth
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“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 walk that perfect line between metal and
hard rock that is truly destructive.” – Kerrang!
Moon Tooth pull off this kinda thing pretty well, and the string arrangements that 
flesh out “Six of Swords” are a nice touch too.” – Brooklyn Vegan
“Moon Tooth was never your typical metal band.  They always crafted interesting and authentic songs 
layered with alt, rock, folk and ambient vibes.” – American Songwriter

JULY 31, 2020 – LONG ISLAND, NY– Long Island rock band Moon Tooth have officially released their latest EP, Violent Grief: Acoustic Selections. Available to stream today via Pure Noise Records, the five-track EP is comprised of brand new track Six of Swords” and four songs from the band’s critically-acclaimed 2019 release CRUX, including previously shared Awe At All Angles (Acoustic)“.
CRUX was chosen by Rolling Stone as one of their Top 50 Albums of 2019 while garnering acclaim from outlets like PitchforkGuitar WorldRevolverInvisible OrangesMetal Injection and more.
“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 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 it’s job, it’s up to us to put the hurt down.”
Fans can stream Violent Grief: Acoustic Selections today at
 Violent Grief: Acoustic Selections Track Listing
  1. Trust (Acoustic)
  2. Awe At All Angles (Acoustic)
  3. Six of Swords (Acoustic)
  4. Motionless in Sky (Acoustic)
  5. Through Ash (Acoustic)
Machine (Lamb of God, Every Time I Die, King Crimson, Clutch) and Lamb of God’s Mark Morton 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).