“Gut-thumping prog and punk influenced metal that effortlessly blends the high-adrenaline and technical virtuosity of The Dillinger Escape Plan with the snarl of Mastodon.” – Good Times Magazine
Moon Tooth is the new project of long-time friends and collaborators Nick Lee & Ray Marte. The band formed after the breakup of their previous endeavor, Exemption, which released several albums and made many friends touring the east coast during their seven year run from 2005 – 2012. Determined not to let that band’s dissolve slow them down, they immediately began work on a bigger, bolder, more aggressive project that became known as Moon Tooth.
Moon Tooth finds the pair at a new plateau of focus and energy. They quickly found kinship and camaraderie with vocalist John Carbone (Rice Cultivation Society) and bassist Vin Romanelli (Give Up The Goods) who both a bring a great deal of personality to the band’s sound. This band is eager to crush you with some devastating new jams. First EP entitled simply “FREAKS” was released 7/25/13 & recorded, mixed, and mastered by Ray Marte & Moon Tooth at Westfall Recording Co. in Farmingdale, NY from Winter – Summer 2013 but their live show is where the band truly delivers and with many new tunes already in the works for a full-length they will all assure you that you haven’t heard anything yet.
TanZen is a Chicago-based Djent/Extreme Metal band. Formed in the spring of 2013, they have played countless shows and gained a strong local following.