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.

Beartooth Announce “The Journey Below” Livestream Concert

Beartooth have announced a livestream concert, which they are calling “The Journey Below.” The virtual event will take place on July 14 and tickets can be found HERE. The following was said about the performance:

“First-time performances of brand new songs, as well as all your favorite classic Beartooth tracks await you in this immersive alternate reality. A mysterious figure pulls the strings in a live performance event unlike any other. The Journey Below is treacherous and full of twists, turns, and surprises along the way. Will you survive?”

Beartooth Premiere “Skin” Video

Beartooth have premiered a new video for their new song “Skin.” This track is from the band’s new album “Below,” which was officially released today (June 25). Frontman Caleb Shomo commented:

“‘Skin’ is the most ‘easy listening’ kind of song that you’re gonna get on this album. It’s definitely more melody-driven, a little more pop, a little more vibe-y. But lyrically, this one means a lot to me, and musically, I was super happy with the composition, and it just gave a new flavor to the album.”

Beartooth Premiere New Song “Fed Up”

Beartooth have premiered a new song titled “Fed Up.” This track is from the band’s new album “Below,” which will be released on June 25. Caleb Shomo commented:

“‘Fed Up’ was written mid lockdown. I really couldn’t think of what to write about, so I just started thinking, ‘What am I fed up with in life at the moment?’ and wrote it down. The vibe of this song is garage rock with muddy, blown-out tones. We mixed that with the more pop styling on the vocals, and it made for a really special track.”

Beartooth Announce U.S. Tour With Wage War & Dragged Under

Beartooth have announced a U.S. tour in support of their new album “Below” (out June 25). Wage War and Dragged Under will open. Caleb Shomo commented:

“Everyone has been waiting for so long to get back on tour — fans, bands, crews, the list goes on. It’s been a brutal year, to say the least. But there’s finally some hope for rock on the horizon. I truly can’t put into words how excited I am to get back out there and give all I have every night. This will be one of the most intense and emotional tours of my life and I can’t wait to experience it with all of you.”

Tour Dates:

08/14 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
08/15 San Diego, CA – Soma
08/16 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
08/17 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
08/19 Portland, OR – Crystal
08/20 Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
08/21 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
08/22 Boise, ID – Revolution Concert House
08/24 Billings, MT – Zoo Montana
08/26 Fargo, ND – Fargo Brewing Company
08/27 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
08/28 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
08/29 Denver, CO – Summit
08/31 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
09/01 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
09/03 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
09/04 Houston, TX – House of Blues
09/07 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
09/08 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
09/09 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
09/11 Appomattox, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival
09/12 Mansfield, OH – Inkcarceration Festival
09/13 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
09/15 New York, NY – Terminal 5
09/17 Worcester, MA – Palladium
09/18 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
09/19 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
09/20 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
09/22 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
09/24 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
09/25 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live

Beartooth Premiere New Song “Hell Of It”

Beartooth have premiered a new song titled “Hell Of It.” This track is from the band’s new album “Below,” which will be released on June 25. Caleb Shomo commented:

“‘Hell Of It’ is one of my favorites on the album. It’s meant to try and melt as much face as possible. This song was really important for discovering the guitar tone for the album and the use of pedals to expand on parts. The breakdown in this might be my favorite of all.”

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

Beartooth have announced a 2022 European/UK tour with Motionless In White and Stray From The Path. The band will be touring in support of their new album “Below,” which is set to be released on June 25. Here’s the dates:

02/04 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
02/06 Zurich, SWI – Volkhaus
02/08 Munich, GER – Zenith
02/09 Stuttgart, GER – Porsche Arena
02/11 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle Hamburg
02/12 Cologne, GER – Palladium
02/14 Tilburg, NET – 013
02/15 Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belguique
02/18 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
02/19 Manchester, UK – O2 Victoria Warehouse
02/20 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
02/22 Paris, FRA – Le Cabaret Sauvage
02/23 Frankfurt, GER – Jahrhunderthalle
02/25 Berlin, GER – Columbiahalle
02/26 Leipzig, GER – Hause Auensee

Beartooth Premiere “The Past Is Dead” Video, Reveal Details For New Album “Below”

Beartooth have premiered a new video for their new song “The Past Is Dead.” This track is from the band’s new album “Below,” which will be released on June 25.

Caleb Shomo said the following about the song:

“‘The Past Is Dead‘ was one of the first songs written for the album. Various versions have been in the bank for about two years now and it really set the tone for the whole album’s writing process. The video is meant to depict the beginning of the journey to the deepest and darkest parts of my mind, which was the fuel used to make ‘Below.‘”

He also added the following about the album:

“‘Below‘ is by far my favorite album I’ve made to date. It covers the dark side of dealing with mental strain during the last year. I gave it all I had — musically and lyrically. Is it too dark? Possibly, but it was as honest as I could be about how I felt. I hope everyone is ready to strap in for a wild ride of headbanging and rocking.”

“Below” Track Listing:

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”