Beartooth is an American metalcore band from Columbus, Ohio. They are signed to Red Bull Records since 2013 along with frontman Caleb Shomo’s electronic act, Class. Their debut EP Sick was released on July 26, 2013, followed by their debut full-length album Disgusting on June 10, 2014.
Caleb Shomo began writing Beartooth songs while he was still in Attack Attack!. His project was originally called ‘Noise’, but was switched to Beartooth upon realization the name was already taken. He named the band after Beartooth court, where their original bassist Nick Reed grew up.Shomo has stated that Beartooth was supposed to be a mere distraction while he was still a member of Attack Attack! and nothing beyond that, having no intentions to record or play live music, however after his departure from Attack Attack! he then focused all his work on the project and admitted that this band has surpassed his wildest expectations and has done everything he has ever wanted to do. He recruited guitarist Taylor Lumley, bassist Nick Reed and drummer Brandon Mullins for live performances.
Shomo said that “Set Me on Fire” was the first Beartooth song ever written, followed by “I Have a Problem”. These songs, as well as “Go Be the Voice” and “Pick Your Poison”, were released online in December 2012. After uploading a live music video for “I Have a Problem”, Beartooth announced a string of one-off dates that brought them right into fans living rooms, mostly in the Midwest, following the buzz surrounding the band’s live performance in the “I Have a Problem” live video. They played a date on the 2013 Van’s Warped Tour and were featured on the entire 2014 tour.