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Shavertown metalcore band Toothless unleash taste of new EP at NEPA Metal Meltdown on April 16

Shavertown metalcore band Toothless unleash taste of new EP at NEPA Metal Meltdown on April 16
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From a press release:

Shavertown-based metalcore band Toothless certainly don’t live up to their name. Their intense music is far from lacking in sharpness or bite. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Crisco of 97.9X WBSX-FM described the band as “a heavy assault on the senses; it’s the kind of music that could knock your teeth out.”

For the past eight months, the band has been recording and mixing at Novro Studios in Shavertown. The result is an EP of six blistering tracks that is already generating attention among the record industry and the hard music community. Their first track, “Ennui,” has been garnering airplay on 97.9X’s “Locals Only” show. Since crushing their competition, the track has been featured during their regular Friday night prime-time hours.

During the recording process, the resilient band endured their guitarist having wrist surgery, emergency gall bladder removal, and auditions for a new guitar player. While other bands would have thrown in the towel, it only made Toothless more determined to make a great record. The result is music that’s sure to please metal fans of all genres.

“We’re obviously a new band with our own sound, but one can hear some old school roots incorporated as well,” vocalist Travis Antoniello noted. “I think that’s what will appeal to the masses.”

“We are always writing and recording new material. We had these six songs finished and ready to go, so we figured why wait until we record some of our newer material? Let’s get these out and let the music do the talking for us,” guitarist Eric Novroski added.

The band plans to tour heavily in support of the EP this year, with dates to commence in April with an appearance at day two of the NEPA Metal Meltdown festival at Diane’s Deli & Internet Cafe (206 S. Main St., Pittston) on Saturday, April 16.

Learn more about the 2016 NEPA Metal Meltdown here or listen to Episode 54 of the NEPA Scene Podcast.

Photo by Bobby McLaughlin Photography