TEETH Part Ways With Drummer Ryan “Legs” Leger

TEETH have parted ways with drummer Ryan “Legs” Leger (ex-Every Time I Die). With him gone, the band will now be recording their new album with drummer Davis Maxwell (ex-Heavy Hearts).

TEETH issued the following statement:

“As some of you may have already heard, Legs will no longer be moving forward as a member of TEETH. Like anything else in the creative realm, it’s a struggle to get a band off the ground and sometimes life gets in the way. This project was just one of those situations.

Legs is a monster drummer and we wish him the best – he’ll be working on his own stuff soon so keep an eye out for that. In the meantime, the mighty @_davismaxwell (Heavy Hearts, Kawthra) will be stepping in to track the drums for this album and it’s gonna be a ripper. Can’t wait to show you all what we’ve been working on.”

TEETH (Hundred Suns, Ex-Every Time I Die, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Writhe”

TEETH (Hundred Suns, ex-Every Time I Die, etc.) have premiered a new song titled “Writhe.” You can check that out below:

Chris LeMasters commented:

“‘Writhe‘ hits extremely close to home for me. I wrote it after finding out that a woman very near and dear to my heart had been both physically and mentally abused over the course of 15+ years. I never knew — she never felt safe enough to tell anyone. But that’s just MY experience.

‘Writhe‘ touches on those moments of helplessness and anger when you or someone you know and love has been oppressed, harmed, or abused by someone in a position of power. It dives into those dark moments when you fetishize doing awful things to that person. ‘Writhe‘ is directed towards the oppressors, the cowards, the abusers, and the people who violate your trust, and take advantage of it — whether it’s crooked police, a family member, or a spouse.

I know this applies to so many peoples lives right now, too. Whether it’s the repeated, systemic abuse (and murder) of innocent black/POC citizens by corrupt law enforcement, or COVID-19 causing so many of us to be stuck at home unable to work, attend school, etc., resulting in more and more instances of domestic abuse as victims no longer have a daily escape.

We wanted/NEEDED to write a song that gives those people a voice. It’s angry, spiteful, and violent because we refuse to ignore those primal human emotions — good or bad. They’re REAL, and I hope this song acts as an outlet of sorts to those victims.”

With this news, the band have also asked their fans to consider donating to Act Blue and the Canadian Women’s Foundation. They said the following about Act Blue:

“We chose this fund because it splits all donations evenly across numerous organizations that help support the BLM Movement. Instead of only donating to ONE charity, this lets supporters donate to a variety.”

They also added the following about the Canadian Women’s Foundation:

“We also chose to support the Canadian Women’s Foundation because it provides a variety of resources, education, and opportunities for women while actively promoting gender equality. The CWA focuses on women, girls, trans, genderqueer, non-binary, and 2SLGBTQI+ because they face distinct barriers that require distinct solutions and because gender equality improves economic and social conditions for everyone – whether it’s helping victims escape home/spousal abuse, poverty, or supporting important efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19 and promoting equal rights for the 2SLGBTQi+ community.”

TEETH (Hundred Suns, Ex-Every Time I Die, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Smother”

TEETH (Hundred Suns, ex-Every Time I Die, etc.) have premiered a new song titled “Smother.“ You can check out a video for that track below:

Chris LeMasters told Revolver the following:

“This is the first song I wrote for what would eventually become Teeth and it really helped shape/define how we’d sound going forward. I knew I needed a creative outlet that’d let me do something heavier, more pissed off, and it just didn’t quite fit with Hundred Suns or any of the other bands I’m in.

‘Smother‘ sorta created itself. I had a couple ideas I’d been sitting on and they just worked, which is always cool. I’d originally bounced the song to my good pal Gage [from To Speak of Wolves] who sent back some really cool, aggressive and moody as fuck vocals. Over the next year, we sat on the song — not sure what to do with it, not sure where it’d go and eventually decided that we just wouldn’t be able to do Teeth together.

He was in Nashville with his wife and newborn daughter, and I’m up in Toronto, Canada. So the distance was a bit tough and he had just started his rad new custom hat business, Daisy May Hat Co.

Meanwhile, I had already been chatting with one of my best friends, Blake Prince [of] Straight Reads the Line about starting a heavy band with some homies from the area. We just took Teeth and ran with it since it was still just an idea at that point.

Blake threw his own spin on the vocals for ‘Smother,’ but chose to keep the lyrics/general vibe that Gage sent because, well, they were already great, and that was our first song.”

TEETH (Hundred Suns, Ex-Every Time I Die, Etc.) Premiere “Filth” Video

TEETH, the band featuring Chris LeMasters (Hundred Suns, ex-Dead And Divine), Ryan Leger (Hundred Suns, ex-Every Time I Die), and Blake Prince (Anniversary, Straight Reads The Line), have premiered a new video for their new song “Filth.” This track is expected to appear on the band’s upcoming EP.

LeMasters commented:

“We started this band as an outlet. A place where we could embrace anger and frustration and sometimes dark subject matter, because everyone needs to vent, you know? ‘Filth‘ touches on how truly disgusting and terrible abusive relationships can be.

So many women and men find themselves in these gross, violent, toxic, cyclical relationships that they can’t escape while abusers gaslight or try to chalk their actions up to ‘love.’ The lyric, ‘Love is a lie, filth is eternal’ is almost like someone pushing back and revolting against that narrative.”

[via Alternative Press]