Beartooth, 2017 Loudwire Music Awards Kickoff Party Performer
Beartooth are one of the acts set to perform a the Loudwire Music Awards Kickoff Concert, taking place Oct. 23, at The Regent in Los Angeles. The following day, Oct. 24, the Loudwire Music Awards will take place at The Novo in L.A. Tickets for the Kickoff Party are available here, while tickets for the awards show are available here.
Singer Caleb Shomo made a bold move when he exited the successful band Attack Attack! in 2012. That move paid off as he went on to form the band Beartooth, who have seen their star rise with their second album, Aggressive.
Beartooth made their initial impact with their 2012 single “I Have a Problem.” Though a far cry from what the band can put together now, it showed off the band’s commitment to both intensity and undeniable hooks. Their first year as a band was characterized by the band playing a variety of house shows intermixed with their regular touring dates, bringing them directly to the homes of fans across the country. From there, they upped their songwriting with their debut full-length album, Disgusting, which featured a variety of singles like “The Lines,” “In Between” and “Beaten In Lips.”
Their evolved style and attention to detail in music became extremely evident on the album. Shomo’s vocals easily move between earth-scorching screams and smooth righteous vocals. Musically, it brought metalcore’s intersection with punk rock up much more prominently than their peers for a new kind of sound different than most other acts. Fan reaction to their debut earned them tours with the likes of Pierce the Veil, Sleeping With Sirens and Of Mice & Men, among others.
In 2016, the group released Aggressive, an anthemic and unapologetic album showing just how hungry the band is, earning them a slot at No. 25 on the Billboard 200 chart. The record yielded absolute rippers of tracks including “Hated” and “Sick of Me,” both impacting mainstream rock radio. Aggressive helped Beartooth plant their flag as one of hard rock and metalcore’s most exciting bands to watch, already creating a huge level of clout and buzz for themselves in a short period of time.