PRE-ORDERS LIVE NOW
BAND TOURING WITH THE FACELESS + AFTER THE BURIAL THROUGH DECEMBER
(New York, N.Y.): It’s a busy time for New Jersey noisemakers Toothgrinder, as they have revealed the track listing, album cover, and release date for their Spinefarm Records full-length debut Nocturnal Masquerade.
“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,” explains guitarist Jason Goss about the record.
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 band previously released its Schizophrenic Jubilee EP via Spinefarm in 2014.
Toothgrinder have also shared the first song from Nocturnal Masquerade in the form of “The House (That Fear Built).” The track premiered over at Metal Sucks today. Listen to it here.
“We choose the opening track ‘The House (That Fear Built)’ as the first peek into the Nocturnal Masquerade for a few reasons. There is a lot of depth, darkness, diversity, and above all, clarity and resolution. The song foreshadows the intensity and melodic tension the rest of the album seems to exude. The track is a personal favorite of mine because it was the first song on the record where I found my groove and rhythmic capabilities which set the tone vocally and lyrically for the songs to come,” says frontman Justin Matthews.
Additionally, Toothgrinder will hop in their van and spend the fall putting mileage on their vehicle and further perfecting their live show by touring with The Faceless and After the Burial, effectively reducing venues to smoldering piles of ash.
TOOTHGRINDER NOCTURNAL MASQUERADE TRACK LISTING:
“The House (That Fear Built)”
“Lace & Anchor”
“I Lie in Rain”
“The Hour Angle”
“Dance of Damsels”
“Diamonds for Gold”
“Waltz of Madmen”
With The Faceless, After The Burial and Rings of Saturn:
11/5: San Diego, CA | SOMA
11/6: Phoenix, AZ | Joe’s Grotto
11/7: El Paso, TX | Mesa Music Hall
11/8: Lubbock, TX | Jake’s Backroom
11/10: Austin, TX | Dirty Dog Bar
11/11: Dallas, TX | Trees
11/12: San Antonio, TX | Jac’’s Patio Bar
11/13: Houston, TX | Walter’s
11/14: Birmingham, AL | The Syndicate Lounge
11/15: Saint Petersburg, FL | Local 662
11/17: Greensboro, NC | Greene Street Club
11/18: Baltimore, MD | Soundstage
11/19: New York, NY | Webster Hall (Marlin Room)
11/20: Philadelphia, PA | Voltage Lounge
11/21: Worcester, MA | The Palladium (Upstairs)
11/22: West Rochester, NY | The California Brew Haus
11/23: Toronto, ON | Virgin Mobile Mod Club
11/24: Pontiac, MI | The Pike Room @ The Crofoot
11/25: Cleveland, OH | Agora Ballroom
11/27: Chicago, IL | The Abbey
11/28: Minneapolis, MN | Skyway Theater
11/29: Des Moines, IA | Vaudeville Mews
12/1: Denver, CO | Marquis Theater
12/2: Salt Lake City, UT | In The Venue
12/5: Seattle, WA | El Corazon
12/6: Portland, OR | Hawthorne Theater
12/8: San Francisco, CA | DNA Lounge
12/9: Hollywood, CA | The Whisky
12/11: Anaheim, CA | Chain Reaction