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Beartooth are back and ready to take over the world

With two killer albums under their belts, Beartooth are on a mission to conquer the States. We join them on the road, and find them looking to a heavy new future

It’s 7.33pm at The Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri, on the night Bring Me The Horizon’s American Nightmare Tour is in town. Beartooth, who are opening proceedings, have just come offstage and are decompressing and analysing their set in the relative quiet before second support act Underoath take to the stage.

“Well, that fucking sucked,” announces frontman Caleb Shomo to the rest of the band in a booming, bellowing voice. “I think we should break up.”

His bandmates – guitarists Taylor Lumley and Kamron Bradbury, bassist Oshie Bichar, and long-standing-but-not-quite-official-enough-to-be-in- band-photographs- yet drummer Connor Denis – all agree. And they all start laughing. That’s because – of course – they’re joking. It is true, however, that Caleb isn’t entirely content.


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