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 duncan.seaman@ypn.co.uk 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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