Since first unleashing their erstwhile single ‘Devastation‘, fans of Ohio troublemakers Beartooth have been waiting with bated breath for something, anything, pertaining to a more encompassing release from the group. Now, our demands have been met, with the band coming good on said release, locking down the particulars for their next full-length.
It’s now been confirmed that the fourth studio album from Beartooth will be titled Below, and has a street date of Friday, June 25th via Red Bull Records. Naturally, pre-orders are available now.
“Below is by far my favourite album I’ve made to date,” says frontman Caleb Shomo. “It covers the dark side of dealing with mental strain during the last year. I gave it all I had — musically and lyrically. Is it too dark? Possibly, but it was as honest as I could be about how I felt. I hope everyone is ready to strap in for a wild ride of head banging and rocking.”
Adding more oomph to the news, as if that was even needed, the band have shared another gem unearthed from the album, and ‘The Past Is Dead’ is good for a spin off the bat.
Shomo explains that the single was “one of the first songs written for the album”. He continues: “Various versions have been in the bank for about two years now and it really set the tone for the whole album writing process. The video is meant to depict the beginning of the journey to the deepest and darkest parts of my mind, which was the fuel used to make Below.”
Launching straight into a sing-a-long chant, and exploding into a rocked-out ode to moving forward and the innate human ability to struggle with that, ‘The Past Is Dead’ is nothing short of an anthem in waiting and considering, well, *gestures broadly at everything around us*, it couldn’t have come at a more relevant time.
So, consider yourself warned.