Slam Dunk Festival Adds Beartooth, Set It Off, Nova Twins & More

Slam Dunk Festival has announced more bands to its 2022 lineup! And there’s some big and amazing names on there.

First up are Beartooth! They’re making their return to the Slam Dunk Festival lineup for the first time in five years.

On the announcement, the band says:

“We’re beyond excited to return to Slam Dunk. It’s a killer festival with killer bands and it’s an honor to be a part of the lineup. Like a lot of bands, it’s been years since we’ve been able to play in the UK. I promise we’re gonna do everything in our power to kick major ass. See ya there!”

And also set to play the festival wit Counterparts, 3OH!3, Set It Off, Nova Twins, With Confidence, Magnolia Park and Lil Lotus

Check out the updated festival poster below.

Can’t Swim Release New Music Video For ‘Set The Room Ablaze’ Feat Caleb Shomo

New Jersey’s CAN’T SWIM will release their new album Change of Plans, on Friday, 22nd October through Pure Noise Records.

The band has also shared the wrestling-themed video for “Set the Room Ablaze,” featuring wrestlers Jimmy Lloyd and G-Raver.  The song also feature vocals from Beartooth frontman Caleb Shomo.

“The video for ‘Set the Room Ablaze’ is 100% my favourite Can’t Swim video,” says LoPorto. “The process was something I never thought we would be able to be a part of. Partnering up with GCW and seeing those guys give their all, blood, sweat, and tears, for a song of ours was something pretty special. Jesse Korman, who directed it, had such control and power over the acting, being ringside and seeing how he was able to create and manage the storyline was inspiring and very impressive. I think it perfectly complements the vibe of the song.”

As for the song itself, LoPorto shares, “‘Set the Room Ablaze’ is a song I’ve been trying to write for years. To step away from changing lyrics 100 times, covering my story with metaphors and tricky wordplay, this song is as honest as I can get as a songwriter. We basically wrote it remotely and then recorded it for this album. Recently, we were able to get into a room together and play it for the first time. The excitement and energy made me feel like we were a brand new band again, and I can’t wait to play it live live every night on tour.”
 
Change of Plans was produced, mixed, and mastered by Will Putney of Graphic Nature Audio (A Day to Remember, Every Time I Die, Body Count, Knocked Loose) and is a culmination of everything Can’t Swim have been building and exploring over the last six years, combining their signature visceral lyricism and cathartic rock sound with influences ranging from the worlds of folk to EDM. One could say it’s a little bit of everything all rolled into one, and in a way, that’s true. When life is more unpredictable than ever, Can’t Swim are striking the perfect balance of hope and realism by writing songs that embrace the chaos of life. They want to find and harness a vibe that makes living a bit easier for everyone, and with each release, they’re getting closer to that goal.

Beartooth’s upcoming record, ‘Change Of Plans’ is set to be released this Friday 22nd October via Pure Noise Records. Pre-orders are available via Pure Noise Records Webstore.

Beartooth Confirm UK Tour For February 2022

With the announcement in the last few days that their upcoming fourth record was announced, Beartooth have confirmed a handful of UK shows for February 2022.

‘The Below Tour’ will see the band hit the road with support from Motionless In White and Stray From The Path, with three massive headline UK shows scheduled for Birmingham, Manchester, and London in the middle of a stint in mainland Europe.

Speaking about the tour, frontman Caleb Shomo commented.

“I’ve never been more excited for a tour in my life. This is my favourite album I’ve ever made and getting to headline these rooms and put on the full show with no limits is a dream come true. The line-up is stacked. It’s gonna be one of the craziest shows of my life every single night.”

Check out all of the band’s UK tour dates listed below.

February 2021

18th – O2 Academy, Birmingham

19th – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

20th – O2 Academy Brixton, London.

Bartooth Confirm Fourth Record, ‘Below’

Beartooth have confirmed the details of their upcoming fourth record, ‘Below’ which is set to be released on June 25th 2021 via Red Bull Records.

You can check out the new track along with the album cover artwork, full track listing, Stream the previously released tracks ‘Devastation’ and pre-order options below.

01.) Below
02.) Devastation
03.) The Past Is Dead
04.) Fed Up
05.) Dominate
06.) No Return
07.) Phantom Pain
08.) Skin
09.) Hell Of It
10.) I Won’t Give It Up
11.) The Answer
12.) The Last Riff

Pre-orders are available via the bands official website and Impericon.

Check Out Beartooth’s New Hammering Track, ‘Devisation’

Beartooth are back!

The band have just dropped their crushing new track, ‘Devastation’ today!

The track is one hell of an ear worm with some hard mosh calls!

This is the first music from the band since the release of the record ‘Disease’ back in 2019.

Check it out below.

Beartooth Release Remixed & Remastered Version Of Their ‘Aggressive’ Record

In 2016, Beartooth released their phenomenal record ‘Aggressive’. In Between their pounding debut ‘Disgusting’ and their rowdy ‘Disease’, it’s one track that elevated the band to the next level.

Last week the band released a brand new remixed and remastered version of the record on Vinyl, and you know what happened? It SOLD OUT immidiately.

And now due to popular demand, the version has been added to streaming services.

It sound bigger, badder and bolder than ever before.

Check out the new record below.

In addition to this news, Shomo confirmed the bands new record is confirmed to be finished!

Beartooth Finish Recording Fourth Record

Ohio heavy hitters Beartooth have confirmed their upcoming fourth full length record has been completed. This will be their follow up to their 2018 release, ‘Disease’.

Caleb Shomo (Vocals) confirmed the news via Twitter stating the record is “finally 100% finished”. There’s no word is this is final mix and master ass well but if this is, could we get an annuncement soon?

In addition to this being Beartooth’s fourth record, it will be the first since the departure of guitarist Kamron Bradbury, who stepped down from the band earlier this year.

More details surrounding Beartooth’s fourth studio record will be confirmed as they develop.

Check Out This Snippet Of A New Beartooth Track

There’s some new Beartooth on the horizon but before that’s released, we have a snippet.

Frontman Caleb Shomo shared the snippet via an Instagram post so we could hear the new anthem which could be on our way soon.

It’s full of punishing new vocals, classic Beartooth breakdowns you wish you couldmosh to.

Check it out below.

I can’t wait to hear this.

Beartooth Announce Drive In Show

Beartooth have announced the details of an upcoming show!

That’s right, the hard hitting and infectious Beartooth have announced they will be playing a drive in gig at the Menominee Nation Arena in Oshkosh, WI on October 9th 2020.

Tickets will be sold per car and up to five people will be allowed in each car.

Don’t forget your mask!

Caleb Shomo: “This Is The Heaviest Record”

There’s been some teasing on Beartooth’s part. After sharing a snippet of new music the other month, frontman Caleb Shomo has revealed that there’s more “heavy-duty shit” to come on the next record.

But in case you’re wondering when it’s going to be, I’m going to guess at least a year for the record to be released as the band are still in writing mody and only recently sent in the first draft of the follow up but they have told Knotfest that “the record is going very, very well so far” – even going as far as to call this his “best work”.

In an Interview with Blabbermouth, he says:

“Everything is amped up to 11. I am so, so pumped. Obviously, this is what you wanna think when you’re making a record, but damn, this is the best one yet. Not even close. This is the heaviest record. This is my best work – the most proud I’ve been of these songs. It’s wild. It’s some heavy-duty shit.”

Shomo continues comparing that “if Disease was AC/DC, this record is Black Sabbath”.

“It’s a lot more influenced in dark stoner rock, heavy power groove,” he elaborates. “Obviously, there’s still a lot of fast [stuff] and some punk rock and all that, but I’ve really been exploring with the stoner metal side of guitars and guitar tones and doing different tunings and lots of fuzz and chaos and layering the fuck out of my guitar tracks.

“The whole point, for me, of this mix and the sonics of this record is as big and loud and fucking sonically devastating as I can possibly get it. So on a breakdown, for example, where on Disease it would just be left guitar, right guitar, bass down the middle, this is literally… That little clip I posted [on Instagram ] is I think eight guitars, three bass tracks. Just experimenting – just doing dumb stoner shit and just trying my fucking best. Yeah, that’s the goal – is just sonic devastation, for sure.”