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The Sawtooth Grin

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The Sawtooth Grin
OriginMontrose, New York, USA
Years active1999–2004; 2009–2012
LabelsDead by 1918
Associated actsCloacal Kiss
Horse the Band
Making April
The Number Twelve Looks Like You
Snake Baptist
MembersRich Lombardi
Jay Springman
Kevin Lowney
Jon Karel
Past membersWill Joel
Chris Lombardi
John E. Hickey III
Mike Lynards
Chris Russel
Thomas Robertine

The Sawtooth Grin is a mathcore[1] band from Montrose, New York, formed in 1999. The group's first and only official release, Cuddlemonster, was put out on the now defunct label Dead by 1918 in 2001.[2] Pervavor, a three track EP, was later recorded and intended to be released on CD format; however, due to the group's disbandment in late 2004 it was only released as a free download on their website. In late 2009, the band got back together and began work on new material, recruiting Jon Karel of The Number Twelve Looks Like You fame as the new drummer and Kevin Lowney as the new bassist.[3]

In 2012, the group announced that they had begun work on a new full-length titled Jabberwocky;[4] however, an album never surfaced. Demo material written and recorded during that period has leaked onto the Internet, being referred to by fans as JabberWocky's Demos. Also announced in 2012 were plans to press Cuddlemonster on vinyl; however, much like Jabberwocky it was never released.[5] The band silently broke up later that year, partially due to scheduling conflicts, and members have gone on to claim that it is unlikely for a second reunion to happen since each member is now working on different projects and have families.[6]

In 2019, Cuddlemonster would be pressed to vinyl in an edition of 200 units by Wax Vessel.[7]


Current members
Former members



  1. N/A (September 7, 2011). "From The Archive: The Sawtooth Grin's Cuddlemonster". Heavy Blog Is Heavy. Retrieved September 7, 2011.
  2. N/A. "Cloacal Kiss Interview". Grinding The Apparatus. Archived from the original on November 20, 2008. Retrieved December 11, 2006. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. N/A. "Sawtooth Grin Recruits The Number 12 Drummer". Lambgoat. Retrieved January 26, 2010.
  4. N/A. "Update On The Sawtooth Grin". Heavy Blog Is Heavy. Retrieved March 22, 2012.
  5. Coffman, Steven. "The Sawtooth Grin Prep Vinyl Reissue". The Punk Site. Retrieved February 2, 2012.
  6. SHEEPS X CLOTHING (March 19, 2017). "EPISODE 29: THE SAWTOOTH GRIN REUNION INTERVIEW". Retrieved July 17, 2017 – via YouTube.
  7. Vessel, Wax. "The Sawtooth Grin - Cuddlemonster". Wax Vessel. Retrieved 2021-02-11.
  8. "Artists - Vic Firth". Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  9. ""Zildjian: Jon Karel"". Retrieved July 17, 2017.

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