BEARTOOTH TOPS BILLBOARD ALTERNATIVE ALBUMS CHART
NEW ALBUM AGGRESSIVE CHARTS AROUND THE GLOBE
June 22, 2016 – Columbus, OH hardcore band Beartooth’s new album Aggressive has made an impact across global charts this week. The release debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Alternative Chart, their first No. 1 on any Billboard chart. It opened strongly across other Billboard Charts, as well: coming in at No. 2 on the Indie Label Chart, the No. 3 Rock Album, the No. 13 Digital Album and No. 25 on the Top 200 Chart. Aggressive has charted internationally as well, grabbing the No. 2 spot on the Rock & Metal Chart and the No. 5 spot on the Indie Album Chart in the UK, hitting No. 2 on the Hard Music Chart and No. 13 on the Top Albums Chart in Canada and No. 18 on the Overall Album Chart in Australia.
Front man Caleb Shomo wrote, performed and produced Aggressive’s 12 tracks, which have much in common with stomping metalcore as old-school punk, combining circle pit-inducing bangers with soaring choruses and bridging raw authentic intensity with accessibility. Early praise for the album has been effusive: Alternative Press called it “a compelling statement for the validity of heavy rock music in 2016,” and Kerrang declared “This is a record positively fueled by aggression, bolstered by its sense of injustice and raised high on an instinctual need to prove its heavyweight pedigree. The sound of a band showing their strength.”
In the two short years since their debut was cooked up in Shomo’s basement, Beartooth has catapulted into heavy music’s stratosphere. They have collected over 12 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. They’ve earned multiple Alternative Press and Kerrang! Award nominations, gotten airplay on Radio 1, Triple J and SiriusXM Octane and been named a “New Artist You Need To Know” by Rolling Stone. Beartooth recently won the Metal Hammer (UK) Award for Best Breakthrough Band, and they will be performing at the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards on July 18 where they are nominated for three awards.
Visit www.beartoothband.com hear music and watch the video for the album’s title track.