Exclusive Playthrough: Moon Tooth Lead The Wolfpack… With Shred

Man. This new Moon Tooth joint. I’ve not been following these guys’ career all too closely, but have always had a lot of respect for what they’re trying to do with their tunes. But “Queen Wolf” feels like a coming together of all the musical elements they love to play with, and is a welcome indicator of where the band is headed on upcoming full-length Chromaparagon.


So we’re stoked to premiere guitarist Nick Lee’s playthrough of the track. As you’ll find out below, Nick plays the guitar like his fingers are trapeze artists, but what I actually enjoyed the most about the riffs on this thing was the thoughtful feel for voice leading. That’s something you never hear in metal, outside of your occasional Tosin Abasi. Dig it:

Chromaparagon drops February 5th of next year. Pre-order the album here, and check the band out on tour over the next couple months:

Dec 18 – Rockaway, NJ @ Backroom Studios
Dec 19 – New Paltz, NY @ Snugs
Dec 20 – Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s
Dec 23 – Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall
Jan 14 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution
Jan 15 – Naugatuck, CT @ Cook’s Cafe
Jan 16 – Florence, MA @ 13th Floor Music Lounge
Jan 17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Connie’s Ric Rac
Feb 2 – Providence, RI @ News Cafe
Feb 3 – Easthampton, MA @ The Ohm
Feb 4 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar
Feb 5 – Boston, MA @ House Show
Feb 6 – Kingston, NY @ BSP Lounge
Feb 7 – Shepherdstown, WV @ House Show
Feb 8 – Harrisonburg, VA @ The Golden Pony
Feb 9 – Atlanta, GA @ Union EAV
Feb 10 – West Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
Feb 11 – Greensboro, NC @ Loud Room
Feb 12 – Norfolk, VA @ Taphouse
Feb 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Ortlieb’s
Feb 20 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s (WSOU 30th anniversary show)

MT feb tour

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Max is managing editor of Gear Gods.