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Beartooth’s Caleb Shomo: “There Were Things With ‘Aggressive’ That I Don’t Think Made The Cut”

Will Cross
Will Cross 29 November 2017 at 17.17

"I'm going to talk about some stuff that I haven't really talked about at all."

We recently caught up with Beartooth frontman Caleb Shomo for an upcoming episode of the Rock Sound Podcast. We're not going to give away too many spoilers, but here's a snippet to get excited...

On most recent album 'Aggressive'....

"You've really caught me at a good time - I'm going to talk about some stuff that I haven't really talked about at all. There were certain things with 'Aggressive' that I don't think made the cut, like for me personally.

I'm sure for listeners and fans of the band, they were able to get through it without such a nitpicky attitude but when I listen to it...

...there are just certain things that I don't think had the magic that the first record did.

There were a lot of people involved and I would try a whole bunch of new stuff and I think a lot of it worked and some of it didn't."

On the band's upcoming third album, due for release next year...

"It's different, I have one song fully written, it's the title track of the album and there's no screaming on it at all but it's very emotional.

You know, it's rock - it's fucking ripping guitars, fast drums, the whole nine - but I think one of the things I caught up in on the second album was writing a little more externally and not writing from my internal shit. The whole first album was all internal, like every song pretty much, other than 'Beaten In Lips'.

I went back into myself, like I dove back in. When I set the tone for the album with this first song, I wrote, to me personally, one of the most emotional songs I've ever written."


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