Moon Tooth – Long Island, NY
This episode is a phone call w/ Moon Tooth guitarist, Nick Lee. You can hear all sorts of metal influences in Moon Tooth such as Mastodon, Lamb of God, Pantera and a many others. There are moments during the “Crux” album where you can hear King X like textures.
We have known Nick & drummer, Ray Marte, for many years and have watched Moon Tooth grow incredibly over the years. All of Moon Tooth’s achievements have been the culmination of a serious work ethic, immense talent, pursuit of greatness and the undying passion for music.
Nick talks about the growth of Moon Tooth over its 10 year existence, new album this Spring, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, working with The Machine Shop & Mark Morton (Guitarist/Lamb of God), playing acoustically, touring globally as Riot’s guitarist, gear and a more.
The much anticipated follow up to the Crux album was released May 2022, entitled Phototroph courtesy of Pure Noise Records. I have full intention to do a proper write up on this record once I get a few more spins under my belt and have 100% focus.
In a nutshell, Phototroph is a beast of a metal album with unbelievable band chemistry, musical chops and is quite the hard rock metal rodeo cluster of prog madmen at work. All metal heads & metal musicians need to give this album a listen love it or hate it.
I have read many reviews of people praising it, hating it and everything in between. What I really dig about this album is that it is not Crux two. This album completely stands on its own and will most likely reach an entirely new audience helping break MT even further. Check it out!
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