• Rockodile


Updated: Aug 25, 2018

Columbus, OH rockers Beartooth have released their new video for Disease, taken from the upcoming new studio album of the same title. Disease, the band's third full length release, is a stark look inward and the next installment chronicling frontman Caleb Shomo's battle with his own demons. It's a painstaking, riff-driven examination of the unshakeable throes of depression. Whilst there are moments of positivity, this isn't the sound of triumph. This is music about survival.

Disease will be released worldwide on 28 September 2018 but fans can today pre-order the record from www.beartoothband.com to receive an instant download of the tracks Disease and Bad Listener.

"The album is a whirlwind of emotion” explains Shomo, “Crazy highs, crazy lows, and lots of intensity. This record isn't about winning anything. It's about trying to even begin to learn how to deal with things. It’s hard to process just how dark you can get, what you can really put yourself through with expectations. It's like starting from the beginning all over again. At the end of the day, it is a very dark album.”

Even as Shomo and his bandmates played to sold-out crowds across Europe, the battle against mental illness and childhood issues returned, and the seed for Disease was planted. The title track was the first song written for it, setting the overall tone.

Check out the video for title track Disease below.


As always, Shomo recorded vocals, guitars, bass, and drums, and mixed the album himself with assistance from an engineer, now with executive producer (and Grammy winner) Nick Raskulinecz, who has worked with Foo Fighters and Rush.

To further enhance the emotional realism Beartooth champions, Disease was tracked in a brand new environment with an old-school urgency. After crafting the songs in his usual basement domain, Shomo made the trip from the familiar comfort of his equipment and isolation in Ohio to Blackbird in Nashville. The famous recording studio was the birthplace of pivotal work from a massive list of legends, tastemakers, and up-and-comers; like Alice In Chains, Taylor Swift and Greta Van Fleet.

In celebration of Disease, Beartooth will be taking off on a headline tour in the fall. Kicking off on 14 September in Grand Rapids MI the tour takes the band all across the states and back, wrapping up at Express Live! in their hometown of Columbus OH on 17 November. A full list of dates can be found below.  Tickets go on sale Friday 7/27 @ 10am local.

"We’ve have been planning this tour for months now and we’re so excited for everyone to see what we’ve put together!! Very stoked to have our friends Knocked Loose and Sylar along for the ride as well!. Come rock out with us.” 

Beartooth On Tour:

8/14 Feldkirch, Vorarlberg Austria @ Altes Hallenbad Feldkirch

8/18 Hamburg Germany @ Elbriot Festival 2018

8/19 Oberhausen Germany @ Kulttempel Oberhausen SOLD OUT

8/20 Oberhausen Germany @ Kulttempel Oberhausen SOLD OUT

8/21 Paris France @ Petit Bain

8/22 Tilburg Netherlands @ Poppodium 013 SOLD OUT

8/25 Reading UK @ Reading & Leeds

8/26 Leeds UK @ Reading & Leeds

9/14 Grand Rapids MI @ Intersection

9/15 Toronto ON @ Danforth

9/16 Montreal QC @ Metropolis

9/19 Albany NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

9/21 Boston MA @ House of Blues

9/22 Brooklyn NY @ Warsaw

9/23 Brooklyn NY @ Warsaw

9/25 Rochester NY @ Anthology

9/26 Pittsburgh PA @ Stage AE

9/28 Ft Wayne IN @ Clyde Theatre

10/01 Chicago IL @ House of Blues

10/03 Indianapolis IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre

10/05 Silver Spring MD @ The Fillmore

10/07 Richmond VA @ The National

10/09 Norfolk VA @ The NorVa

10/10 Charleston SC @ Music Farm

10/12 Charlotte NC @ The Fillmore

10/13 Atlanta GA @ Buckhead Theatre

10/14 Lake Buena Vista FL @ House of Blues

10/16 Ft Lauderdale FL @ Revolution

10/17 Tampa FL @ Orpheum

10/19 New Orleans LA @ House of Blues

10/20 Houston TX @ House of Blues

10/21 Corpus Christi TX @ Brewster St

10/23 Dallas TX @ House of Blues

10/24 San Antonio TX @ Alamo City Music Hall

10/26 Albuquerque NM @ Sunshine Theater

10/27 Phoenix AZ @ The Pressroom

10/28 San Diego CA @ House of Blues

10/30 Los Angeles CA @ Belasco

10/31 Anaheim CA @ House of Blues

11/01 Las Vegas NV @ House of Blues

11/03 Sacramento CA @ Ace of Spades

11/04 Berkeley CA @ UC Theatre

11/06 Portland OR @ Crystal Ballroom

11/07 Seattle WA @ Showbox SoDo

11/09 Salt Lake City UT @ The Depot

11/10 Denver CP @ Oriental Theater

11/12 Lawrence KS @ Granada Theater

11/13 Omaha NE @ Sokol Auditorium

11/14 Minneapolis MN @ Varsity Theater

11/15 Sauget IL @ Pop’s

11/17 Columbus OH @ Express Live!

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