Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Declares “Beartooth Give Me Hope For The Future”

Beartooth premiered new song “Loser” on Corey Taylor’s Beats 1 Radio Show A Series Of Bleeps last night. Slipknot front man Taylor praised the Columbus, OH hardcore band, declaring “Beartooth give me hope for the future.” The Beats 1 and iTunes/Apple Music exclusive will be available everywhere May 6th.

“Loser” is the latest track released off Beartooth’s new album Aggressive, due out June 3rd via Red Bull Records. The video, seen above, for the title track and first single premiered last month, scoring over 100k views in less than 24 hours and landing at No. 1 on the US & UK iTunes Metal Chart. Daniel P Carter premiered another new track “Always Dead” on Radio 1 last week.

In the two short years since their debut album was cooked up in front man Caleb Shomo’s basement, Beartooth has catapulted into heavy music’s stratosphere. They have collected over 10 million views on YouTube, trekked around the globe sharing the stage with Slipknot, Pierce The Veil, Bring Me The Horizon and Sleeping With Sirens and playing festivals like Reading & Leeds, Download and the Vans Warped Tour.

For Aggressive, Shomo again retreated to his home studio to write, perform and produce the album’s 12 tracks, re-teaming with John Feldmann (The Used, Blink-182) for a bit of songwriting contribution and enlisting David Bendeth (Killswitch Engage, Paramore) to mix the release. The resulting songs have as much in common with stomping metalcore as old-school punk, vintage screamo and harder-edged pop punk, combining circle pit-inducing bangers with soaring choruses and bridging raw authentic intensity with accessibility.

Beartooth is giving fans a taste of Aggressive on their US spring tour, going on now. A summer tour across the UK and Europe that includes main stage slots on Download Festival will follow, with more dates to be announced soon. They will also be performing at the 2016 Alternative PressMusic Awards on July 18.

Beartooth Tour Dates:
Apr 23 – Gabes – Iowa City, IA*
Apr 24 – Jackpot – Lawrence, KS *
Apr 25 – Marquis Theater – Denver, CO*
Apr 26 – Top Deck – Farmington, NM*
Apr 28 – House of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX*
Apr 29 – Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX*
May 01 – Welcome to Rockville – Jacksonville, FL
May 03 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA*
May 04 – Greene Street – Greensboro, NC*
May 05 – Soundstage – Baltimore, MD*
May 06 – Webster Underground – Hartford, CT*
May 07 – Emporium – Patchogue, NY*
May 08 – Montage – Rochester, NY*
May 10 – Stache – Grand Rapids, MI*
May 11 – Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH*
May 13 –Slowdown – Omaha, NE*
May 14 -House Café – Dekalb, IL*
May 15 – Northern Invasion – Somerset, WI
May 17 – Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY*
May 18 – Port City Music Hall – Portland, ME*
May 19 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA*
May 20 – The Met – Pawtucket, RI*
May 21 – Rock N’ Derby – Albany, NY*
Jun 10 – Download France – Paris, France
Jun 11 – Download Festival – Derby, United Kingdom
Jun 12 – Nova Rock Festival – Nickelsdorf, Austria
Jun 15 – Kiff – Aarau, Switzerland*
Jun 16 – Legend Club – Milano, Italy*
Jun 19 – Mergener Hof – Treves, Germany*
Jun 20 – Grillen – Colmar, France*
Jun 21 – CCO – Lyon, France**
Jun 22 – Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, Germany*
Jun 24 – Copenhell Festival – Copenhagen, Denmark
Jun 25 – Jera On Air Festival – Ysselsteyn, Netherlands
Jun 26 – Capitol – Hanover, Germany**
Jun 27 – Mega Club – Katowice, Poland**
Jun 28 – Proxima – Warsaw, Poland**
Jun 30 – hansa 39 – Munchen, Germany**
Jul 02 – Vainstream Festival – Münster, Germany
Jul 03 – With Full Force Festival – Lobnitz, Germany
Jul 16 – Chicago Open Air – Bridgeview, IL
Jul 18 – Alternative Press Music Awards
Aug 06 – Rise Above Fest – Bangor, ME
Aug 07 – Heavy Montréal Festival – Montreal, Canada
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