Exclusive Track Premiere: Toothgrinder’s “The House (That Fear Built)”


Shit is gonna get CRAZY tonight at this year’s annual MetalSucks/Metal Injection CMJ Showcase, which stars Black Crown Initiate, Black Fast, Native Construct, Cryptodira, and New Jersey’s visceral, churning, meaty, techy, post-hardcore heroes, Toothgrinder.

And what better way to prep for this sure-to-be-epic evening than with a new Toothgrinder song? “The House (That Fear Built),” from the band’s forthcoming album Nocturnal Masquerade, is exactly the kinda ripper than made us love this band in the first place: it has all the syncopated, flagellating insanity you’d expect, but it also has moments of quiet, seething melody. If the song were a famous cinema serial killer, it would be more Hannibal Lecter, less Jason Voorhees: okay, sure, it’s gonna skin you alive and then wear that skin as a costume, parading around as some horrifying parody of you, but it has a really intelligent, super-creepy plan for how to go about breaking into your home, accomplishing its dirty deed, and escaping without leaving behind any evidence. It’s that kind of song.

Check out “The House (That Fear Built)” below! Nocturnal Masquerade comes out January 26, 2016 on Spinefarm; pre-order physical copies here and digital copies here. The band goes on tour with The Faceless, After the Burial, and Rings of Saturn next month; get those dates here. FOLKS IN THE NYC AREA: get details of tonight’s MetalSucks/CMJ showcase here!!!

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