ALBUM REVIEW: Toothgrinder – I Am

It seems like the journey to Toothgrinder‘s I Am (Spinefarm Records) has been one full of trepidation and behind the scenes issues. Vocalist Justin Matthews has certainly been open about his demons in the promotional materials stating: “My alcohol and drug use were pretty prominent on the last two albums and on tour.” And nothing but the utmost respect to him for being able to put those demons behind him in the lead up to their third proper full length. Continue reading

Toothgrinder – Phantom Amour

Phantom Amour (Spinefarm) is the second album for Toothgrinder and it is one of the most diverse, eclectic releases you will hear all year. On first listen this may all seem scattergun in approach, but, as you will read it, definitely deserves your attention. Cutting to the chase there is so much going on here, I’m never going to able to convey the depth of this bands talent and, more than that, their self-confidence in said talent. Continue reading

Audio: Toothgrinder – Diamonds For Gold, Featuring Spencer Sotello

Toothgrinder band 2015

Toothgrinder are dropping another track from their upcoming new album Notcturnal Masquerade on Spinefarm Records January 29th. You can hear ‘Diamonds For Gold’ at this link or below:


‘Diamonds For Gold’ features a guest appearance of Spencer Sotello from Periphery on the track. The band commented in an interview about the track:

“‘Diamonds for Gold’ is one of those songs on the album that makes us proud that we have decided to take a leap into the unknown,” the band told Loudwire. “The track is a perfect introduction to the more ethereal side of Toothgrinder. It really sets the mood for the more dynamic tonal pieces of the record. A break from the chaos is exactly what Nocturnal Masquerade has called for. We had a lot of fun watching the song come together and hope that translates to the outside listener.”

The song will be available for purcharse and stream at all digital music retailers tomorrow, December 11th.

The band is hitting the road in early 2016 to support the release, including dates with The Crucible and some headline dates as well:

Toothgrinder winter 2016 tour dates, with The Crucible:

Jan 08: The Loft – Lansing, MI
Jan 09: Big Shots – Valparaiso, IN
Jan 10: Fubar – St. Louis, MO
Jan 11: Reilly’s Roadhouse – Romeoville, IL
Jan 12: Thompson House – Newport, KY
Jan 13: The Outpost – Kent, OH
Jan 14: Voltage – Philadelphia, PA
Jan 15: The Studio at Webster Hall – New York, NY
Jan 16: The Champ – Lemoyne, PA
Jan 17: Sherlock’s – Erie, PA


Nocturnal Masquerade record release headlining
Jan 28: Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY
Jan 29: Championship Bar – Trenton, NJ
Jan 30: Sidebar Tavern – Baltimore, MD