Ohio based rock outfit Beartooth returned with their awesome new album Below in late June, further enhancing their growing reputation as a band capable of uniting rock and metal sensibilities with their eclectic brand of music that is as heavy in parts as it is perfect in others.
Spurning the hit singles Devastation, The Past Is Dead, Fed Up and Skin, vocalist Caleb Shomo again manages to fuel his inner angst and release it in a uniquely unnerving fashion that belies his personal turmoil.
Bass player Ochie Bichar recorded his answers posed via email by HEAVY’s Jimmy Glinster, with Jimmy first pointing out the maturity in sound and production displayed on Below.
“As you may or may not know, Caleb writes and records almost everything himself,”Bichar answered, “so the maturity that comes with experience is probably what you’re hearing on the newest record. He had no outside co-writers on this record, and he pretty much did everything himself at his house. I think he matures as a producer and songwriter with every album that we release, so it’s just kind of a natural progression.”
In the full interview, Ochie talks about mixing pop elements with heavy undertones to create Beartooth’s sound, influences on their sound, the songwriting process, touring and a touch of gossip…