Ohio-based metalcore band Beartooth was originally formed by frontman Caleb Shomo as an alternative creative outlet during his time as lead vocalist for Attack Attack!
However, Beartooth eventually became the singer's main gig after leaving that band in 2012.
With the new project, Shomo created a raw and driving hardcore sound that felt like a true departure from Attack Attack!
's heavily produced electronicore. The band's founding lineup included guitarist Taylor Lumley, bassist Nick Reed, and drummer Brandon Mullins. They signed with Red Bull Records
in 2013 and released their debut EP, Sick. Rhythm guitarist Kamron Bradbury (City Lights
) joined the fray in 2014, just as Beartooth issued their first LP, Disgusting. Before the follow-up, Reed and Mullins parted ways with the band, replaced by Oshie Bichar and Connor Denis, respectively. In 2016, Beartooth released their sophomore effort, Aggressive, featuring the anthemic title track. It debuted atop the Billboard Alternative chart and at number 25 on the Billboard 200. A year later, an expanded deluxe edition of the album was issued, featuring acoustic and live versions recorded in London and their hometown of Columbus, Ohio. ~ Gregory Heaney & Neil Z. Yeung, Rovi