Moon Tooth Posts Full “Chromaparagon” Album Online

Moon Tooth’s new album “Chromaparagon” hit the streets on Friday, February 5th, and now all the tracks are also online for streaming below. If you dig it, you can grab a copy of “Chromaparagon” at Bandcamp here.

Hailing from Long Island, Moon Tooth jams hard, bursting with color, soaring vocals, and deft rhythmic shifts. The album is a progressive, aggressive bash blending rock, metal, and blues into a new sound full of life. See the band live on these remaining tour dates:

Feb 7 – Shepherdstown, WV @ House Show
Feb 8 – Harrisonburg, VA @ The Golden Pony
Feb 9 – Atlanta, GA @ Union EAV
Feb 10 – West Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
Feb 11 – Durham, NC @ The Pussy Palace
Feb 12 – Norfolk, VA @ Taphouse
Feb 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Ortlieb’s
Feb 20 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s (WSOU 30th anniversary w/ Candiria, Old Wounds)

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Moon Tooth Posts “Queen Wolf” Guitar Playthrough

Today, Gear Gods presents a playthrough video showing Moon Tooth guitarist Nick Lee ripping through “Queen Wolf,” the first single off his band’s upcoming full-length debut, “Chromaparagon.” Check it out below.

Also the newest member of classic ’80s metal act Riot, guitarist Lee plays with soul and grace, coaxing a whole spectrum of color out of his instrument. His musicianship propels Moon Tooth’s sound – a complex yet groovin’ mix of rock, metal and blues, with some parallels to The Mars Volta, Between the Buried and Me, and Mastodon, as well as older bands like Into Another.

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Blacklodge Announces First North American Tour Dates

Industrial black metal outfit Blacklodge has announced the group’s first ever shows on North American soil!

The French band will make an appearance in support of latest full-length “MachinatioN” (reviewed here and getting a little long in the tooth, coming out back in 2012) at two Canadian events in Quebec and Montréal this November.

28 Nov 15 Montréal (CA) Messe de Morts V
29 Nov 15 Quebec (CA) L’Anti Bar & Spectacles

MachinatioN by Blacklodge

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Long in the Tooth Releases New Single – Ballad of Jewels

Sacramento?s Long in the Tooth released Ballad of Jewels from their untitled CD due out in December 2015.  The new single is available on iTunes, Amazon, and other online music stores and streaming sites. As the band, LITT, we feel that the tune, Ballad of Jewels, moved something deep inside all of us, bringing forth […]

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Long in the Tooth Releases New Single – Ballad of Jewels

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Volume IV Streaming Full New Album “Long In The Tooth”

Volume IV’s new album “Long In The Tooth” is out now in North America via Ripple Music. The entire album is now available for streaming online today at The Obelisk here (several tracks can also be heard below). The album’s track listing is as follows:

1. Looking Low For A High
2. Utero/Long In The Tooth
3. Wager
4. Blackwater
5. Save Your Servant
7. Cabal
8. Awake The Dreamer
9. Save Your Prayers
10. Locust Have No King

Long In The Tooth by Volume IV

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Volume IV Streaming Track From New Album “Long In The Tooth”

Atlanta, Georgia’s heavy-blues trio Volume IV has premiered a new track from forthcoming album, “Long In The Tooth.”

Check out new track “Utero/Long In The Tooth” – along with a sampling of other songs off the album – in the player below, courtesy of The Great Southern Brainfart. “Long In The Tooth” will be out in North America via Ripple Music on March 11th and the album’s track listing is as follows:

1. Looking Low For A High
2. Utero/Long In The Tooth
3. Wager
4. Blackwater
5. Save Your Servant
7. Cabal
8. Awake The Dreamer
9. Save Your Prayers
10. Locust Have No King

Long In The Tooth by Volume IV

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Moon Tooth Streaming “Freaks” EP

Moon Tooth is the new project of long-time friends and collaborators Nick Lee and Ray Marte (both formerly of Exemption). Moon Tooth finds the duo, along with vocalist John Carbone and bassist Vin Romanelli, bolder and more aggressive with blazing fast arrangements and powerful vocals bursting at the seams with energy.

The band has now posted debut EP “Freaks” online via Bandcamp, which can be heard below. Moon Tooth has also booked a DIY tour to pound the pavement and promote “Freaks.” Dates are available after the jump. The EP’s track listing is as follows:

1. Ebb/Flow 04:17
2. Goon 02:38
3. Storm Pill 03:06
4. Silver Gallows 03:46

FREAKS EP by Moon Tooth

10/10 – Sierra Grille (Northampton, MA)
10/11 – The Oasis Pub (New London, CT)
10/12 – The Pool House (Bellmore, NY)
10/18 – Teri’s Bar & Diner (Philadelphia, PA)
10/19 – Centerville Studios (LI)
10/20 – Fat Bob’s (New Paltz, NY)
10/25 – Casa De Swezey (Centereach, NY) w/ EAST OF THE WALL!
10/25 – Bellmore Fire House (Bellmore, NY)
10/31 – 89 North (Patchogue, NY)
11/8 – Twisted Shamrock (Babylon, NY) w/ DAIKAIJU!
11/15 – Club K (Baltimore, MD)
11/16 – Stonewall’s Underground Pub (Sheperdstown, WV)
11/17 – TBA, VA
11/22 – Even Flow Bar (Bay Shore, NY)
12/6 – The Alter (New Paltz, NY)
12/12 – Matchless (Brooklyn, NY)

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Blessed By A Broken Heart Posts "Forever" Video Clip

Blessed By A Broken Heart has posted a music video online for the song “Forever,” which can be found below. The video was directed by Robby Starbuck and is off the band’s new album “Feel The Power,” released earlier this month through Tooth & Nail Records.

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Tooth And Nail Gives Studio Update For New Album

Tooth And Nail, the new project that is basically Dokken without Don Dokken, has released information on how everything is going in the studio and how the tracks are shaping up with the variety of guest singers on them. The recording band for the tentative March 2012 release is: George Lynch, Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Foreigner), Jeff Pilson and Wild Mick Brown, and here is what Tooth And Nail has said about it all on various Facebook status updates:

Dec 14:
“Jeff and Mick in studio today doing vocals on “When Heaven Comes Down”…

Dec 16:
“Look who stopped by and knocked ‘Alone Again’ out of the park??” (Referring to a photo of Sebastian Bach).

Dec 18:
“Band finished the week with Jeff recording vocals for ‘Rhythm Of The Soul’ and Mick sang ‘When Heaven Comes Down’… MERRY CHRISTMAS to all and a safe New Year!”

Dec 21:
“George and Jeff checking in…. Ripper Owens kills a new version of ‘Kiss of Death’ in what is described as a ‘Dio’ inspired performance!”

“One of the new tracks to look for on the Tooth And Nail CD is ‘When Eagles Die’… w/ Jeff Pilson on VOCALS!”

To follow more of Tooth And Nail’s studio updates, check out the band’s Facebook page.


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Riot Forced To Cancel Tour With HammerFall, Provide Explanation

U.S. traditional metal band Riot have cancelled the band’s participation in the tour with HammerFall in Europe this fall. Vicious Rumors has now replaced Riot on all dates. In an open letter to fans on the band’s website, the band provided the following explanation:

“Due to complications from Tony’s emergency oral surgery, RIOT is disappointed to announce that we will not be able to appear with Hammerfall as previously scheduled. A routine dental checkup discovered a deeply infected root canal, and the infection had spread to the jaw and surrounding teeth. The only option was immediate surgery to remove the tooth, as well as a portion of the infected bone tissue, and to perform a large graft with healthy bone from the surrounding area.

“Says Tony:

‘During the initial examination, my doctor gave me a puzzled look and then asked the question that put fear in my heart: ‘Are you in a lot of pain?’ I was then informed that I would be if this procedure was not performed ASAP. After the surgery, I was made aware of the extent of the bone graft, and the risk of dislodging fragments of implanted bone should I resume normal activity too soon.

‘I was put on a liquid diet and limited to bed rest for several days, then informed that because of the location of the surgery, singing was out of the question for four weeks. As I write this I still have stitches in my mouth and have to limit my physical activity. The recovery period essentially wiped out any hope of sufficient practice time for a RIOT set list, and full recovery takes four months before the tooth can be replaced.

‘We discussed all the options we could think of, the last of which was to perform the final 10 dates of the engagement with minimal practice on my part. In then end, though, everyone agreed that going out with my voice at at any less than 100% would have compromised a show for which some fans have been waiting many years. With heavy hearts we made the only viable decision; to withdraw from the tour.’

“The entire RIOT organization would like to apologize to our record label, SPV, and thank them for supporting our decision. We have been assured that future European dates will be announced as soon as the appropriate schedule can be safely booked.

“We would also like to apologize to Hammerfall, who have been extremely generous and supportive throughout this process. We look forward to meeting you all in the near future.
Finally we would like to apologize to our fans and friends who have sustained us throughout the reunion. We are as disappointed as you are, but you can be assured that RIOT will visit Europe as soon as possible. We’re already confirming dates for early 2012 in the US, and we plan to support the release of ‘Immortal Soul’ as strongly as you have supported us for nearly a quarter of a century.

“A special note to our Asian fans: these events will not have any effect on our plans to perform in Japan in 2012. Tony will be fully recovered long before then, and we look forward to bringing ‘Immortal Soul’ to you soon.

“In the meantime, we hope that you enjoy the album as much as we have enjoyed creating it. Let us know what your favorites are so that we can bring them to you onstage next time we meet.

“A last note from Tony:

‘I’ve been dying to sing this stuff since we finished the album, and being sidelined like this is a major blow. I’m doing everything I can to recover so that I can rebuild the voice you’ll hear when the album is released. I know that you want nothing less. Thanks from the bottom of my heart for your support and good wishes.’

“All the best, and Shine On!
Mark, Mike, Bobby, Tony & Do “

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