Today, Wilkes-Barre, PA metal outfit TOOTHLESS announced their upcoming EP, Misinformed, out May 5th. In anticipation of the release, the band shared the new single, “Grinner”, with an accompanying video via a premiere with Revolver.
The track wastes no time kicking in as vocalist Travis Antoniello belts out “Are you suspect of my motivations yet?”, unleashing on an onslaught of chaotic bass and guitar lines accompanied by pummeling drums. Featuring guest vocalist Justin Bonitz (Tallah), his eccentric style of screaming compliments Antoniello’s well, bringing a darker element to the turbulent track. Lyrically, “Grinner” serves as a prelude for the rest of the EP, capturing the anxiety of disinformation in the current climate. You can watch the video for “Grinner” here now.
On the track, the band stated:
“Grinner is this spastic, aggressive song that features our friend Justin Bonitz on vocals. For the music video, we feel like Alex Manganella absolutely nailed capturing and conveying that feeling.”
Toothless found their footing in 2015, taking influence from the likes of The Chariot, Every Time I Die, and The Dillinger Escape Plan, and they have the chops to prove it.
Formed by guitarist Eric Novroski and drummer James Slattery, the two brought in frontman Travis Antoniello. After cycling through a couple of bassists, Brian Zannetti filled the role of guitarist and Eric transitioned to bass. After releasing their debut self-titled EP in 2016, followed by 2018’s Red EP, the band is gearing up to share their third release, Misinformed, this spring. Chock-full of odd time signatures without getting too stuffy, biting vocals, outrageous drumming, and pummeling hooks, the EP focuses on the current obsession with anti-intellectualism and the weaponizing of disinformation in the modern age.