Caleb Shomo Offers Update On New Beartooth Album: “Half Of The Record Is Done”

During a recent interview with WSOU 89.5 FM, Caleb Shomo offered an update on the new Beartooth album. According to him, “half of the record is done.”

Shomo said the following:

“Half of the record is done. I went out to L.A. — over the last month, I spent about three weeks there in total — and I’ve just been writing and working and coming up with kind of the new sound for this record. And it’s just been happening really, really fast. And it’s my favorite stuff I’ve ever written. I know a lot of people say that about their new stuff that’s not out yet, but truly for me, it just couldn’t describe more about where I’m at in my life, and I think the sound reflects that.”

He continued when asked about the musical direction:

“I’m trying to kind of push myself in a lot of ways, try new things that I’ve never tried before, try and show off different parts of my voice that I haven’t used before. Yeah, it’s going to be a wild ride.”

He also added the following about release plans:

“We’re hoping we have some stuff sooner than later that people can start to get their heads around. I am really working hard on what’s going on, and it is going to rule and I’m really excited to share it with the world. Obviously, we’ve still got some stuff to do with [2021’s] ‘Below’ — with the whole pandemic stuff, we’ve got some ground to make up when it comes to touring and getting that out to everybody — but it doesn’t mean people can’t be ready for some new stuff at some point.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Beartooth Release Deluxe Edition Of “Below”

Beartooth have released a deluxe edition of their latest album “Below.“ The expanded version of the effort features 32 songs including the original album tracks, three bonus tracks, and 17 live tracks from the band’s July 2021 livestream show at the Clyde Theatre in Fort Wayne, IN.

“Below” Deluxe Edition Track Listing:

Disc 1:

01. “Below”
02. “Devastation”
03. “The Past Is Dead”
04. “Fed Up”
05. “Dominate”
06. “No Return”
07. “Phantom Pain”
08. “Skin”
09. “Hell Of It”
10. “I Won’t Give It Up”
11. “The Answer”
12. “The Last Riff”
13. “Skin” (“Alternate Universe” Version)
14. “Fighting Back”
15. “Permanently Sealed”

Disc 2:

01. “Below” (Live from “The Journey Below”)
02. “Devastation” (Live from “The Journey Below”)
03. “Hated” (Live from “The Journey Below”)
04. “Sick of Me” (Live from “The Journey Below”)
05. “Fed Up” (Live from “The Journey Below”)
06. “Dominate” (Live from “The Journey Below”)
07. “The Lines” (Live from “The Journey Below”)
08. “Beaten In Lips” (Live from “The Journey Below”)
09. “Body Bag” (Live from “The Journey Below”)
10. “Hell Of It” (Live from “The Journey Below”)
11. “Skin” (Live from “The Journey Below”)
12. “You Never Know” (Live from “The Journey Below”)
13. “Bad Listener” (Live from “The Journey Below”)
14. “Disease” (Live from “The Journey Below”)
15. “In Between” (Live from “The Journey Below”)
16. “The Past Is Dead” (Live from “The Journey Below”)
17. “The Last Riff” (Live from “The Journey Below”)

The three bonus tracks, “Fighting Back,” “Permanently Sealed,” and an alternate version of “Skin,” can be found below. Caleb Shomo said the following about those:

“‘Fighting Back‘ and ‘Permanently Sealed‘ are undoubtedly experimental songs for Beartooth. I really tried to push the boundaries of what I’m doing with guitar, what I’m doing with my voice, and what I’m doing with the songwriting. The outcome may not have made the first cut of the album, but I think they’re definitely worth hearing and play a big role in how the record ended up turning out.”

I think it can be really easy to get lost in taking yourself too seriously. And ‘Skin (Alternate Universe)‘ is ultimately about having fun. I really wanted to take a song that was incredibly dark and put a really light twist on it and do something that Beartooth would never normally do, totally focused towards our diehard fans that have been with us and could use something a little bit lighter.”

Beartooth Announce European Shows With August Burns Red, Silverstein, & Loathe

Beartooth have announced some European dates with August Burns Red, Silverstein and Loathe. The shows will take place between various festival appearances.

Tour Dates:

06/03 Leeds, UK – Slam Dunk Festival
06/04 Hatfield, UK – Slam Dunk Festival
06/07 Bremen, GER – Schlachthof (feat. August Burns Red)
06/08 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset (feat. August Burns Red)
06/09 Stockholm, SWE – Fallan (feat. August Burns Red & Silverstein)
06/11 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller Music Hall (feat. August Burns Red & Silverstein)
06/12 Aarhus, DEN – Train (feat. August Burns Red & Silverstein)
06/14 Hannover, GER – Musikzentrum (feat. Silverstein)
06/16 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/18 Mannheim, GER – Maimarkthalle
06/19 Pratteln, SWI – Z7 Wild Dayz Festival
06/21 Milan, ITA – Infest
06/22 Graz, AUT – Orpheum (feat. August Burns Red, Silverstein & Loathe)
06/23 Nuremberg, GER – Z-Bau (feat. Silverstein & Loathe)
06/24 Ysselsteyn, NET – Jera On Air Festival
06/25 Ferropolis, GER – With Full Force Festiva

Beartooth Team Up With Middle West Spirits For “Barry’s Batch” Whiskey

Beartooth have joined forces with Middle West Spirits to create their own whiskey, which they are calling “Barry’s Batch.” The beverage can be found HERE, along with a new vinyl pressing of the band’s latest album “Below.”

Here’s a description of the whiskey:

“A limited time collaboration between Beartooth and Middle West Spirits brings you Barry’s Batch Rye.

Kosher. More flavor resembling Pink Peppercorn vs. Black Peppercorn – pink being softer and much more fruity & floral. Aged 3 years in old growth, charred, American Oak barrels

Tasting Notes:

  • Nose : Fruity & floral with hints of Pepper & Spice
  • Body : Softly sweet, full-bodied, high-proof whiskey with notes of vanilla caramel, cinnamon, smoked oak and just enough pumpernickel spice to remind you that it’s a true American rye whiskey.”

Bassist Oshie Bichar commented:

“We are so thrilled to be partnering with Columbus, Ohio’s own Middle West Spirits to present to you our first-ever whiskey Barry’s Batch! This exceptional straight rye whiskey was hand-picked by us, and we can’t wait for you to taste how delicious it is.”

Beartooth Postpone European/UK Tour With Motionless In White & Stray From The Path

Beartooth have postponed their European/UK tour with Motionless In White and Stray From The Path. The trek is now scheduled for 2023.

2023 Tour Dates:

03/09 Frankfurt, GER – Jahrhunderthalle
03/10 Zurich, SWI – Volkshaus
03/11 Luxembourg, LUX – Den Atelier
03/12 Paris, FRA – Cabaret Sauvage
03/14 Glasgow, UK – Barrowlands
03/17 Manchester, UK – O2 Victoria Warehouse
03/18 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
03/19 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
03/21 Tilburg, NET – O13
03/23 Cologne, GER – Palladium
03/24 Munich, GER – Zenith
03/25 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
03/28 Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique
03/29 Stuttgart, GER – Porsche Arena
03/30 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle
03/31 Leipzig, GER – Haus Auensee
04/01 Berlin, GER – Columbiahalle

Beartooth commented:

“For us, there’s nothing worse than having to write a statement like this – but due to ongoing COVID 19 restrictions, we have made the painful decision to reschedule our UK/EU tour dates. We had planned our biggest and best show to date, and we still look forward to bringing that same energy to you all in 2023. We are just as frustrated as you are, but all original tickets remain valid for the rescheduled dates – and we promise that your patience and understanding will be rewarded. We have also added a couple of new dates to the tour in some cities we weren’t able to visit previously.

More good news: we are already announced for a handful of European festivals in June. Over the next two weeks we will announce some more festivals and headline shows. So we will see many of you this summer!

Thank you all so much for your support.


Beartooth Announce U.S. Tour With Silverstein, The Devil Wears Prada, & ERRA

Beartooth have announced a headlining U.S. tour. Silverstein, The Devil Wears Prada, and ERRA will open.

Tour Dates:

03/26 Fort Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre
03/27 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
03/28 Des Moines, IA – Val Air
03/30 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
04/01 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
04/02 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
04/03 San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic
04/05 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
04/06 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
04/07 Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
04/09 Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Amphitheater
04/10 Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
04/12 Austin, TX – Stubbs
04/13 Edinburg, TX – Bert Ogden Arena
04/15 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater
04/16 New Orleans, LA – The Joy Theater
04/17 Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon
04/19 St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheater
04/21 Columbia, SC – The Senate
04/22 Richmond, VA – The National
04/23 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
04/24 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
04/26 Providence, RI – The Strand
04/27 Long Island, NY – The Paramount
04/29 Trenton, NJ – Cure Insurance Arena
04/30 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
05/01 Rochester, NY – The Armory
05/03 Louisville, KY – Old Forester’s Paristown Hall

Beartooth To Release “The Journey Below” Graphic Novel

Beartooth have joined forces with Z2 Comics for a new graphic novel called “The Journey Below.” The comic will serve as a prequel to the band’s latest album “Below.”

A press release said the following about the book, which will explore the world of demon overlord Barry:

“The story behind the myths of Beartooth’s album Below is brought to life as Barry awakens corporate drone Lita’s memory of how alive the world once was before the cold forces of the corporate world outlawed rock, reminding her of who she truly was, and who she could be again. Told by #1 New York Times best-selling author Tony Lee with the members of Beartooth, The Journey Below is a powerful tale reminding us of the vital power contained within every chord and beat of a song.

Tony Lee says “I’ve been a fan of Beartooth since Aggressive came out, and I’m over the moon to work with them on this story. The world of Below is a place I’ve wanted to visit a lot during the last year, and now I get to share it with everyone.”

Beartooth will bring their new antihero and mascot Barry to comics this fall in Beartooth: The Journey Below, the official companion to their brand new album, available to preorder now in both a standard softcover and hardcover formats, as well as slipcase, deluxe and super deluxe editions featuring exclusive prints and vinyl.”

Bassist/vocalist Oshie Bichar commented:

“Storytelling has always been something we’ve wanted to dive into as a band. Our goal is to build a universe full of adventure for Beartooth fans to explore.”

This news comes after the band recently announced that they will be playing a livestream show on July 14. That event will carry the same name as the graphic novel.