Troll Teeth re-recorded their debut full-length album »Unwanted & Worthless«, available now via Electric Talon Records
New Jersey’s stoner/doom trio Troll Teeth has just released the re-recorded version of their debut full-length album, entitled »Unwanted & Worthless«, on December 17th, 2021 via Electric Talon Records.
»Unwanted & Worthless« is an 8 track stoner rock/doom fusion which also serves as a reimagining of the bands debut album which was released back in 2014. »Unwanted & Worthless« is available now on all major digital platforms, as well as the CD format through the band’s Bandcamp.
The band comments: “The reason we chose to re-do our debut album was simple – Ben never got to record it. Back in 2014 when we were about to head into the studio, Ben moved to West Virginia and never got a shot to lay down what he helped write with Moe. These songs are deeply personal and important to both because of the amount of blood, sweat, & tears that went into making them. Troll Teeth is just happy they finally got their just due and laid down correctly with the love & attention they deserved.”
01. I Don’t Feel Well
02. Watch The Roads
03. 7 Rings For The Foolish King Part I
04. 7 Rings For The Foolish King Part II
07. Leaving Hell
08. Pot Of Gold
Mixed by Richard Bukowski and Neil Cote at Groundwork Sound.
Mastered by Mike Cervantes at The Foxboro.
Courtesy of Electric Talon Records:
Forming in the summer months of 2011, what was to become known as the New Jersey stoner rock outfit Troll Teeth began jamming in a small New Jersey basement. The band was to go through many different names and line-ups, but from 2012 to 2014 consisted of just Ben Dallackiesa, Will Simon, and J.W. “Moe” Eccles. The bands original setlist consisted of songs that were written while playing on stage and experimented with while recording on a little Korg-888 multi-track recorder. Those were the formative years for Troll Teeth.
The original imagining of »Unwanted & Worthless« was recorded with only one of the original members, Moe. Will and Ben had both left the band so Moe went into the studio with guys from other bands he had played with who enjoyed Troll Teeth’s music but were still learning the songs themselves. Frank Birkner only had 4 practice sessions on guitar before recording on the record and Chris Geissler went mainly off of previously recorded scratch tracks for the drums.
Photo by Dante Torrieri
While the original album had received plenty of praise, the artistic vision and scope of the songs were not realized until 2021 when original returning guitarist Ben Dallackies finally had an opportunity to record his guitar tracks 10 years later. Troll Teeth by this point had their own studio with plenty of equipment to record things exactly how they wanted them to sound. The final result is a much heavier, beefier, and tighter version of the album. »Unwanted & Worthless« will be available December 17th, 2021 through Electric Talon Records and can be found on all major digital formats, as well as the CD medium.
Troll Teeth is:
J.W. “Moe” Eccles – Bass, Vocals
Benjamin “Squatch” Dallackiesa – Guitar
Kyle “Thuds” Applebaum – Drums
Quotes on the release:
“The original »Unwanted & Worthless« was being recorded when I officially joined Troll Teeth in 2014, so when Moe said he wanted to redo the album with Ben and I, I got ecstatic, cause I finally got to truly make these drum tracks my own.” – Kyle “Thuds” Applebaum
“It’s nice to have the album closer to our original intention. It’s not perfect by any means but we hope it will be a much better listen.” – Benjamin “Squatch” Dallackiesa
“With the Pandemic, having our studio, and Ben moving back to New Jersey to rejoin the band, we kind of hit a perfect storm of things that made this come about – Ben and I wrote the original set list together and we always felt unfulfilled that he moved away before we went into the studio – so this is a big step towards giving those original songs justice.” – J.W. “Moe” Eccles
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