NEWS: Tooth and Claw find 490…

If there is one thing that the Great Plague has brought us that has been positive, it has been the abundance of supergroups of like minded musicians forming to use their time away from touring to ink some much needed new material. One such band is Tooth and Claw, an outfit that features Scott Crouse (Earth Crisis, Sect), Daniel Austin (Die Young), James Chang (Undying, Catharsis, Sect), and Cameron Joplin (Magnitude) exploring new realms of aggression. Building on that  hardcore foundation by mixing their bludgeoning attacks with sinister melodies as they look to achieve a balance of innovation and pure aggression. It’s called “Dream of Ascension” and is due out May 21st via Good Fight Music. Here’s second single “Seventy Times Seven“.

Speaking to BrooklynVegan about the creation of the song, vocalist Daniel Austin says: “So Scott sends me the song and warns me there is a spooky clean part in it, and I laughed, but I immediately thought I have to do something different here, that there was a lot of potential in this song to strike some deep, uncomfortable chords in myself, and listeners, too. I didn’t think it would be appropriate to scream over the clean part. I don’t consider myself someone with a knack for singing (to speak of myself kindly), so I tried to channel my inner Leonard Cohen. I figured if I could hold two notes like Leonard while delivering some hard-hitting, heavy lyrics, I might be able to make this work! I feel satisfied with the result. Both Scott and I tried something new here, and it really caused us to develop a fondness for this song.”

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