Beartooth have officially released the remixed/remastered version of their album “Aggressive” in digital outlets. You can find that on the service of your choice HERE.
Beartooth have officially finished their new album. Caleb Shomo recently confirmed the news on Twitter:
Beartooth’s Caleb Shomo has posted a teaser for a new song that appears to be titled “No Return.“ You can check that out below. The band’s new album is expected to be released in 2021.
David Hasselhoff (“Knight Rider”, “Baywatch”) has teamed up with Cuestack to record a new metal song titled “Through The Night.“ A Kickstarter campaign was recently launched to finish up the music video for the track. Those that donate can get a variety of awards including a remix from Beartooth‘s Caleb Shomo.
I Prevail will be releasing a new live album titled “Post Traumatic” on October 30. The effort will feature various songs that were recorded at shows across the world and several bonus tracks. A video for the effort’s first single, a live version of “Deadweight” featuring Beartooth’s Caleb Shomo, can be found below:
“Post Traumatic” Track Listing:
01. “Bowdown” (live from Grand Rapids)
02. “Paranoid” (live from ‘Rock am Ring‘)
03. “Every Time You Leave” (feat. Delaney Jane (live on SiriusXM)
04. “Rise Above It” (live from Montreal)
05. “Breaking Down” (live from Detroit)
06. “DOA” (live from London)
07. “Gasoline” (live from ‘Download Australia‘)
08. “Hurricane” (live from Vienna)
09. “Let Me Be Sad” (live from rehearsal)
10. “Low” (live from Boston)
11. “Goodbye” (live from Pittsburgh)
12. “Deadweight” (feat. Caleb Shomo of Beartooth) (live from Fayetteville)
13. “I Don’t Belong Here” (live from rehearsal)
14. “Feel Something” (Illenium & Excision with I Prevail)
15. “DOA” (feat. Joyner Lucas)
16. “Hurricane” (Reimagined)
17. “Every Time You Leave” (feat. Delaney Jane) (live acoustic)
Beartooth will be playing a drive-in show at the Menominee Nation Arena parking lot in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on October 9. Tickets can be found HERE. Caleb Shomo commented:
“I can’t wait to play this show. I know it’s been a crazy time and live music has been nearly impossible, so to have a chance to play to people in a safe way is an amazing feeling. We’re gonna bring all the heat we physically can. The rock will never be stopped.”
Beartooth’s “In Between” has officially been certified gold by the RIAA. Notably, the single is the band’s first release to achieve that milestone.
During an interview with Knotfest.com‘s “Mosh Talks With Beez,” Beartooth frontman Caleb Shomo discussed the band’s upcoming album. According to him, the effort will be the group’s “heaviest.”
Shomo said the following:
“I worked on a lot of this album on the road — a whole lot of this record. We honestly could not have been luckier with the way our record cycle laid out.
The ‘Disease’ tour in Europe was our last tour of the cycle, and that finished on March 6th, I believe. And then the next week, everything got shut down. So we already planned to kind of take most of this year off. We planned on not taking it all off, like we’re probably gonna have to.
I’d already worked on a ton of the record, just writing out on the road; I brought a studio rig out there. And that was great.
When it first started, the whole lockdown thing, I just kind of emotionally shut down for a month. But then I just kind of caught a second wind, probably two months ago, and I’ve just been ripping through songs. It’s pretty cool.
About a week ago, I sent kind of like my first ‘draft one’ of the record to the higher-ups. But I’m still just gonna keep on writing. We’ve got plenty of time. But the record is going very, very well so far.”
He continued after being asked if the record still has the Beartooth “formula”:
“I think that something about the BEARTOOTH sound is sort of that formula. BEARTOOTH has a song structure — it’s the classic pop structure of intro, verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, chorus, out. But with this one, I’ve just been trying to amp up everything. ‘Cause with the last record, I really wanted to go for that super-raw, live-rock-and-roll-in-the-old-school-studio and old-school-console sound, and it was rad, and I loved doing it. And it was proving to myself that I can make a real record without computers — well, [without] heavily relying on computers. But I don’t know… I just kind of realized, like, you know what? That’s what I learned as a producer. I came up in the era of mixing in the box and recording in the box, which means using plug-ins and emulations and things like that. I’ve just been kind of using that to try and push it a little further. The formula is still there, but I don’t think it’s in a bad way. I think it’s the formula people want from a BEARTOOTH record.
This one is just jacked. Everything is amped up to 11. I am so, so pumped. Obviously, this is what you wanna think when you’re making a record, but damn, this is the best one yet. Not even close. This is the heaviest record. This is my best work — the most proud I’ve been of these songs. It’s wild. It’s some heavy-duty shit.”
Shomo also discussed the musical direction of the new material:
“The easiest way I’ve been trying to explain this record to people without giving too much away is if ‘Disease’ was AC/DC, this record is BLACK SABBATH. It’s a lot more influenced in dark stoner rock, heavy power groove. Obviously, there’s still a lot of fast [stuff] and some punk rock and all that, but I’ve really been exploring with the stoner metal side of guitars and guitar tones and doing different tunings and lots of fuzz and chaos and layering the fuck out of my guitar tracks.
The whole point, for me, of this mix and the sonics of this record is as big and loud and fucking sonically devastating as I can possibly get it. So on a breakdown, for example, where on ‘Disease’ it would just be left guitar, right guitar, bass down the middle, this is literally… That little clip I posted is I think eight guitars, three bass tracks. Just experimenting — just doing dumb stoner shit and just trying my fucking best. Yeah, that’s the goal — is just sonic devastation, for sure.”
He also added the following when asked if fans can expect to hear new music this year:
“I would say yes. I would say for sure. Again, like I said, we got so lucky with the timing of everything. And originally, we were gonna try and put the record out in 2020. I don’t know if that’s just gonna be possible, because we had so many plans with tours and this epic roll-out that we don’t wanna take away from anybody. So we’re definitely gonna wait until we can do it right and not just rush out a record and then nobody sees BEARTOOTH for another year and a half because shit went south. But I would be shocked if there weren’t at least one single to four singles in 2020. If I was guessing, something in that range.”
Caleb Shomo has shared a teaser of a new song from Beartooth’s upcoming album. He also confirmed that the band are currently mixing the record.
600 artists have signed an open letter to Congress in an effort to help save independent music venues across the U.S. Among those who signed are Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Grohl, Alice Cooper, Trent Reznor, Jack Black, Robert Plant, Josh Homme, Beartooth, Cannibal Corpse, Alter Bridge, GWAR, Halestorm, New Years Day, Power Trip, Sevendust, Whitechapel, Zakk Wylde, and tons more.
The letter said the following:
We, the undersigned artists, respectfully submit this letter in support of NIVA’s request for federal assistance for independent music venues and promoters across the United States.
We will know America is “back” when our music venues are filled with fans enjoying concerts safely. The live music experience is inextricably tied to our nation’s cultural and economic fabric. In fact, 53% of Americans – that’s 172 million of us – attended a concert last year.
We urge you to remember we are the nation that gave the world jazz, country, rock & roll, bluegrass, hip hop, metal, blues, and R&B. Entertainment is America’s largest economic export, with songs written and produced by American artists sung in every place on the globe. All of these genres of music, and the artists behind them, were able to thrive because they had neighborhood independent venues to play in and hone their craft, build an audience, and grow into the entertainers that bring joy to millions.
Independent venues give artists their start, often as the first stage most of us have played on. These venues were the first to close and will be the last to reopen. With zero revenue and the overwhelming overhead of rent, mortgage, utilities, taxes and insurance, 9 0% of independent venues report that if the shutdown lasts six months and there’s no federal assistance, they will never reopen again.
We are asking you to support NIVA’s request for assistance so these beloved venues can reopen when it’s safe and welcome us and our fans back in. The collapse of this crucial element in the music industry’s ecosystem would be devastating.
Independent venues are asking for an investment to secure their future, not a handout. One Chicago report found that every dollar small venues generate in ticket sales results in $12 of economic activity. If these independent venues close forever, cities and towns across America will not only lose their cultural and entertainment hearts, but they will lose the engine that would otherwise be a driver of economic renewal for all the businesses that surround them.
With respect and solidarity, we, as artists and as community members ourselves, urge you to pass federal legislation that will help #SaveOurStages.”