Columbus, Ohio, rock band Beartooth recently announced the release of its third studio album, “Disease.” The band’s third effort is a stark look inward and the next installment chronicling frontman Caleb Shomo’s battle with his own demons. Now fans can get another taste of the record with the new track “You Never Know.” Listen below.
“’You Never Know’ is a song that I wrote with Drew Fulk (aka WZRD BLD). It was the first song we wrote together; we wrote it about 40 minutes, “ Shomo said. “We just went and got coffee and talked about things going on in our lives and our mental states at the time and just sort of came to a common ground, and the song just rolled out from there. It’s a jammer, play it loud!”
“Disease” is a riff-driven examination of the unshakeable throes of depression. While there are moments of positivity, this isn’t the sound of triumph. This is music about survival.
“The album is a whirlwind of emotion,” Shomo said. “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.
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.
“Disease” will be released globally on Sept. 28. Fans can preorder the album and receive instant downloads of album tracks “Bad Listener” and “Disease.” Preorders at BeartoothBand.com include limited and exclusive “Disease” vinyl and merch bundles.
Beartooth is on tour in Europe before it hops back over the pond for a full U.S. headline tour starting Sept. 14 and wrapping up Nov. 17. A full list of dates can be found below.
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 @ The Danforth Music Hall
9/16 Montreal QC @ M-TELUS
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 @ The 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 @ The 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 Ice House
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 @ The Belasco Theater
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 @ The 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 CO @ 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 Concert Venue
11/17 Columbus OH @ Express Live!