Caleb Shomo Vocals | Taylor Lumley Guitar | Kam Bradbury Guitar | Oshie Bichar Bass | Brandon Mullins Drums
Collaborative creativity can produce brilliant results, but there’s something almost otherworldly about what emerges from the minds of remarkably talented artists, the types who’ve lived many lifetimes in a short period, left to his/her own devices.
As much as Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, The Cure or Foo Fighters (particularly on that first album) are considered “bands,” they brazenly exhibit the precision focused passion of a specific person; often a person bursting at the seams with something to say. Beartooth began and in many ways continues to be such an artist, bubbling forth from the psyche, soul and complex emotions buried in multitalented instrumentalist and songwriter, Caleb Shomo.
Beartooth shares equal inspiration with brutal metalcore as with old-school punk like The Ramones and the bombastic theatricality of Queen. The end result is a back-to-basics hardcore stomp that would get the crowd moving at a Hatebreed or Terror show, interspersed with a steadfast determination to give equal importance to anthemic choruses.
Beartooth began as a way for Caleb to blow off stream after leaving his role as front man for Attack Attack! Caleb and his hometown friends started jamming; hanging out in his basement studio and playing music for fun. They released an EP, Sick, and then hit the road, touring North America with genre titans August Burns Red and Memphis May Fire.
In between support slots, the five piece headlined everywhere from basements to club shows, building a strong and devoted following. The EP’s accompanying music videos quickly accumulated over one million views and set the stage for Disgusting.
Columbus, Ohio hardcore outfit Beartooth, released their debut album, Disgusting, on June 13 2014 via Red Bull Records/Unified. The album has been a great debut for the band, garnering positive reviews and landing themselves in various end of year polls.
Media highlights and accolades:
Named as one of the top #25 releases in 2014 by Hysteria Magazine
Voted #16 in the triple j Short Fast Loud listeners poll
‘Best Newcomer’ runner up in the Blunt Magazine readers poll
“Beartooth is going to be a big deal” – Blunt Magazine
“It’s clear that Disgusting is one of the best releases of the year” – Hysteria Magazine
“A breathless, bile-filled audio belch. Screams are instinctive, not stylised. Lyrics are like bloodstained diary entries…Equally emotional and exhilarating, Disgusting is a contender for debut album of the year.” – 8/10 Rock Sound
“The world’s best new band.” – Kerrang
Beaten In Lips: Watch Here | Taken from Disgusting (2014)
I Have A Problem: Watch Here | Taken from Disgusting (2014)
The Lines: Watch Here | Taken from Disgusting (2014)
In Between: Watch Here | Taken from Disgusting (2014)