On the latest edition of the Loaded Radio ‘IN YER FACE’ podcast, Scott Penfold talks with Beartooth frontman Caleb Shomo about the band’s latest release “Aggressive”.
In the two short years since their debut album was cooked up in front man Caleb Shomo’s basement, Beartooth has catapulted into heavy music’s stratosphere. They have collected over 10 million views on YouTube, trekked around the globe sharing the stage with Slipknot, Pierce The Veil, Bring Me The Horizon and Sleeping With Sirens and playing festivals like Reading & Leeds, Download and the Vans Warped Tour.
They’ve earned multiple Alternative Press and Kerrang award nominations, gotten airplay on Radio 1 and SiriusXM Octane and been named a “New Artist You Need To Know” by Rolling Stone.
For Aggressive, Shomo again retreated to his home studio to write, perform and produce the album’s 12 tracks, re-teaming with John Feldmann (The Used, Blink-182) for a bit of songwriting contribution and enlisting David Bendeth (Killswitch Engage, Paramore) to mix the release. The resulting songs have as much in common with stomping metalcore as old-school punk, vintage screamo and harder-edged pop punk, combining circle pit-inducing bangers with soaring choruses and bridging raw authentic intensity with accessibility.
Beartooth is giving fans a taste of Aggressive on their US spring tour, going on now. A summer tour across the UK and Europe that includes main stage slots on Download Festival will follow, with more dates to be announced soon. They will also be performing at the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards on July 18.
Just last month, Corey Taylor’s Beats 1 Radio Show praised the Columbus, OH hardcore band, declaring “Beartooth give me hope for the future.”
Beartooth Tour Dates:
May 19 @ Chameleon Club in Lancaster, PA*
May 20 @ The Met in Pawtucket, RI*
May 21 @ Rock N’ Derby in Albany, NY*
Jun 10 @ Download France in Paris, France
Jun 11 @ Download Festival in Derby, United Kingdom
Jun 12 @ Nova Rock Festival in Nickelsdorf, Austria
Jun 15 @ Kiff in Aarau, Switzerland*
Jun 16 @ Legend Club in Milano, Italy*
Jun 19 @ Mergener Hof in Treves, Germany*
Jun 20 @ Grillen in Colmar, France*
Jun 21 @ CCO in Lyon, France**
Jun 22 @ Schlachthof in Wiesbaden, Germany*
Jun 24 @ Copenhell Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark
Jun 25 @ Jera On Air Festival in Ysselsteyn, Netherlands
Jun 26 @ Capitol in Hanover, Germany**
Jun 27 @ Mega Club in Katowice, Poland**
Jun 28 @ Proxima in Warsaw, Poland**
Jun 30 @ hansa 39 in Munchen, Germany**
Jul 02 @ Vainstream Festival in Münster, Germany
Jul 03 @ With Full Force Festival in Lobnitz, Germany
Jul 16 @ Chicago Open Air in Bridgeview, IL
Aug 06 @ Rise Above Fest in Bangor, ME
Aug 07 @ Heavy Montréal Festival in Montreal, Canada
With August Burns Red, Silverstein**
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