Gig preview and competition: Beartooth at Leeds Festival

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Beartooth are an American metalcore band from Columbus, Ohio, formed in 2012 by Caleb Shomo.

Initially a solo project, they’ve expanded to a five-piece and last year released their debut album, Disgusting.

They play at Leeds Festival on Friday, August 28.

Shomo says of the album: “The entire record, front to back, is literally a reflection of my thoughts and my mental well-being at the time. The album captures every end of the spectrum musically and lyrically. I know this may sound strange, but I didn’t write these songs for anyone. I wrote just to write. All of the songs came about because I love writing Beartooth songs. That’s it. I won’t record a song unless I love it, unless I believe in it. I won’t do it any other way.”

Lead guitarist Taylor Lumley says the band are excited about playing at Leeds. “Definitely looking forward to playing such a legendary festival, but also mostly just stoked on watching Metallica,” he says, adding that after a short US tour they’ll turn to work on their new album.

The Yorkshire Evening Post has three goodie bags of Beartooth merchandise to give away in a competition, pictured inset. To enter simply answer the following question:

Q. What is the name of Beartooth’s album?

Email your answer, with your name and address to by 12pm on Tuesday, August 25.

The first three correct entries chosen at random will each win a Beartooth goodie bag. Usual YPN rules apply.

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