Beartooth Have Released Two New Songs, Takeover And Messed Up
Following the songs’ release on Record Store Day, Beartooth have unveiled two new B-sides: Takeover and Messed Up.
The tracks were created during the writing and recording sessions for last year’s Disease album, with frontman Caleb Shomo promising to Kerrang! at the time of the record’s announcement that there’d be plenty more music to come.
“All in all, I’d written over 20 full songs – probably 24, if I had to guess. It was really hard to narrow it down from that many songs, and over 30 ideas, to a 12-song album,” he said. “There are gonna be a lot of fucking B-sides (laughs). I think, at the end of the day, it came down to what songs made it feel like a record. When we started chopping songs down, the main thing was lyrically did it really make sense with the album? Because the album, in its purest form, is this inner monologue of me just talking about the things that most people would never talk about – and I don’t even wanna talk about myself. So if there were songs that maybe didn’t feel as genuine, lyrically, then they would get cut off the record. It was really the lyrics and the energy that made us whittle it down.”
Explaining what he’d do with the many songs that didn’t make the cut, he continued: “There were some of them that were pretty good, and some that needed a little more work, so I’m basically just going to pick and choose what songs might have a place on the fourth album and save those, and then the others I’ll probably release as B-sides. But then I’ll also try and start from a clean slate for the next record.”
Check out Messed Up and Takeover below.
Catch Beartooth live at the following dates this year:
12 Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
13 Poughkeepsie, NY — The Chance
14 Providence, RI — The Strand
15 Buffalo, NY — Town Ballroom
17 Columbus, OH — Sonic Temple**
18 Chicago, IL — Open Air**
25 Pryor, Ok - Rocklahoma**
7 Nurburg, Germany – Rock Am Ring**
9 Nurnberg, Germany – Rock Im Park**
10 Ravensburg, Germany – OberschwabenKLUB Ravensburg**
12 Trezzo Sull’adda, Italy – Infest 2019**
13 Interlaken, Switzerland – Greenfield Festival**
14 Nickelsdorf, Austria – Nova Rock**
16 Castle Donington, UK – Download Festival**
18 Dublin, Ireland – The Academy
20 Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting**
23 Clisson, France – Hellfest**
25 Bilbo, Spain – Stage Live
26 Toulouse, France – Connexion Live
28 Ysselsteyn, Netherlands – Jera On Air**
29 Munster, Germany – Vainstream Rock Fest**
30 Gräfenhainichen, Germany – With Full Force**
11 Adelaide, Australia – The Gov
12 Melbourne, Australia – The Corner Hotel
13 Sydney, Australia – The Metro Theatre
14 Brisbane, Australia – The Triffid
27 Montreal, QC — Heavy Montreal**
28 Bangor, ME — Impact Music Festival**
11 Horseheads, NY — iMatter Festival **
27 Louisville, KY — Louder Than Life**
11 Sacramento, CA — Aftershock Festival**
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