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Beartooth’s Caleb Shomo: “Download Festival Was One Of My Favourite Shows I’ve Ever Played”

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Rock Sound 31 December at 08.03

It was fun.



"This year was one of those that just flew by. But life has been good to us since we released ‘Aggressive’ back in June. We put it out and have been trying to support it the best we can.

"The response has been pretty good so there’s nothing to complain about there. We did a few release shows in the States and then we did a lot of the European festivals over the summer. Download Festival was one of my favourite shows I’ve ever played in my life, if not the favourite.

"That was very special. We got to play on the same day as Black Sabbath and on the same stage as well. It was definitely a bit of a new experience to play such a legendary place with a gigantic crowd, but that was incredibly exhilarating.

"It’s hard to put into words, but it was the best feeling in the entire world. Honestly, that was probably my best memory of the entire year.

"Playing main stage at Download was a truly unbelievable and humbling experience. It was also a lot of fun and I wish we could do it again – any time we can do it, we would absolutely love to."


Read the Beartooth frontman's full look back at 2016 in Rock Sound this month.

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