MUSIC NEWS: Moon Tooth Release New Single ‘Grimothy’
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Moon Tooth have released their new single Grimothy, out now via Pure Noise Records. The track is the band’s first new music since their 2022 album Phototroph, and also the first since guitarist Nick Lee’s medically induced coma and limbic encephalitic diagnosis.
“There were plenty of songs and riffs to pick from when we decided to release a new song before this tour but something about Grimothy really spoke to the insanity I was experiencing from going through Limbic Encephalitis and the meds they were throwing at me…. It was almost as if this song was musically explaining what I was going through,” says Lee. “That and the fact that my bandmates all agreed that the title Grimothy even though it was kind of silly was the perfect title for it really hit the nail on the head… It was almost as if we gave my experience a name. Plus it really took some of my favorite bands (Metallica, Motorhead, Pantera, Slayer) and ran with them… Also, I love the fact that even though the guitar solo was a total improv nut-job moment and everyone in the band seemed to love it more than all the solos I spent countless hours on our ‘Phototroph’ album, it kind of gave me the answer… Also, our own Ray Marte did such an amazing job producing, mixing, and mastering it!”
“Similar to themes we’ve written about in the past, Grimothy explores the idea of having one true will or purpose and the awful toll it takes on mind, body and spirit when you’re kept from that most potent sense of freedom and belonging,” adds vocalist John Carbone. “How it feels like trying to stifle a volcano every minute of every day. It speaks to different factors in life that knowingly or unknowingly contribute in the fight against realizing a vision. And how the only way to kill a dream is by not acting on it.”
Moon Tooth are currently on tour in North America, supporting Protest The Hero alongside The Callous Daoboys – head HERE for full dates and tickets.