Columbus, OH rock band Beartooth recently announced the release of their third studio album Disease will come on September 28th worldwide. Today, fans can hear another new track off the album entitled ‘Manipulation.’

Manipulation is about that person in everybody’s life that takes advantage of your kindness,’ notes frontman Caleb Shomo. ‘It’s about standing up for what you’ve done and not letting people destroy your accomplishments.”

Listen to ‘Manipulation.’

In celebration of the new track, Beartooth will be opening for Fall Out Boythis weekend in their hometown at the Nationwide Arena. The show is on September 9th and includes support artist Machine Gun Kelly.

Disease is a painstaking, riff-driven examination of the unshakeable throes of depression. While there are moments of positivity, this isn’t the sound of triumph. This is music about survival.

“The album is a whirlwind of emotion,” Shomo explains. “Crazy highs, crazy lows, and lots of intensity. This record isn’t about winning anything. It’s about trying to even begin to learn how to deal with things. It’s hard to process just how dark you can get, what you can really put yourself through with expectations. It’s like starting from the beginning all over again. At the end of the day, it is a very dark album.”

Even as Shomo and his bandmates played to sold-out crowds across Europe, the battle against mental illness and childhood issues returned, and the seed for Disease was planted. The title track was the first song written for it, setting the overall tone.

As always, Shomo recorded vocals, guitars, bass, and drums, and mixed the album himself with assistance from an engineer, now with executive producer (and Grammy winner) Nick Raskulinecz, who has worked with Foo Fighters and Rush.

Disease will be released globally on September 28th but today fans can preorder the album and receive instant downloads of album tracks ‘Bad Listener’ and ‘Disease.’ Preorders at the band’s website BeartoothBand.com include limited and exclusive Disease vinyl and merch bundles.

Beartooth just wrapped up a headline run  in Europe and after a short break will hop back over the pond for a full US headline tour starting September 14th and wrapping up November 17th. A full list of dates can be found below.

Preorder Disease:
https://beartoothband.com
https://ffm.to/diseaseBeartooth On Tour:
9/09 Columbus OH @ Nationwide Arena (w/ Fall Out Boy  & Machine Gun Kelly)
9/14 Grand Rapids MI @ Intersection
9/15 Toronto ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
9/16 Montreal QC @ M-TELUS
9/19 Albany NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
9/21 Boston MA @ House of Blues
9/22 Brooklyn NY @ Warsaw
9/23 Brooklyn NY @ Warsaw
9/25 Rochester NY @ Anthology
9/26 Pittsburgh PA @ Stage AE
9/28 Ft Wayne IN @ The Clyde Theatre
9/29 Detroit MI @ Self Help Festival
10/01 Chicago IL @ House of Blues
10/03 Indianapolis IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
10/05 Silver Spring MD @ The Fillmore
10/06 Camden, NJ @ Rock Allegiance Festival
10/07 Richmond VA @ The National
10/09 Norfolk VA @ The NorVa
10/10 Charleston SC @ The Music Farm
10/12 Charlotte NC @ The Fillmore
10/13 Atlanta GA @ Buckhead Theatre
10/14 Lake Buena Vista FL @ House of Blues
10/16 Ft Lauderdale FL @ Revolution
10/17 Tampa FL @ Orpheum
10/19 New Orleans LA @ House of Blues
10/20 Houston TX @ House of Blues
10/21 Corpus Christi TX @ Brewster St Ice House
10/23 Dallas TX @ House of Blues
10/24 San Antonio TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
10/26 Albuquerque NM @ Sunshine Theater
10/27 Phoenix AZ @ The Pressroom
10/28 San Diego CA @ House of Blues
10/30 Los Angeles CA @ The Belasco Theater
10/31 Anaheim CA @ House of Blues
11/01 Las Vegas NV @ House of Blues
11/03 Sacramento CA @ Ace of Spades
11/04 Berkeley CA @ The UC Theatre
11/06 Portland OR @ Crystal Ballroom
11/07 Seattle WA @ Showbox SoDo
11/09 Salt Lake City UT @ The Depot
11/10 Denver CO @ Oriental Theater
11/12 Lawrence KS @ Granada Theater
11/13 Omaha NE @ Sokol Auditorium
11/14 Minneapolis MN @ Varsity Theater
11/15 Sauget IL @ Pop’s Concert Venue
11/17 Columbus OH @ Express Live!

About The Author Gus

My first opportunity to write about music was with Kissunderground, featuring just one band (KISS). In 2006, I started working for another outlet that showcased more musicians. It was a great experience for me at the time. I personally nailed down some great interviews during my time at glam-metal.com (Paul Stanley, Jonathan Davis, Slash and Sully Erna to name a few). In early 2009, I decided to venture out on my own with the idea of creating a website that has all the offerings that a reader would want in a music review website. That's when Backstageaxxess.com began. I’m so proud of what was created here and of our staff that brings it to you. Each one offers a diverse opinion and a creative ability to share it in a unique way. We are so lucky to have them here. When discussing making a list of favorite shows with the staff, I also found it hard to narrow that list down to a select handful of shows. Everyone experiences a concert in their own terms, whether it’s the show itself, maybe it’s the people you met there and the new friendships created, or maybe it was meeting the artist at the show. For my criteria, I tried to stick to just the show itself, but again, it was sometimes hard to do. My first concert was Sammy Hagar’s first tour with Van Halen at the Niagara Falls Convention Center, Niagara Falls, NY, on August 30, 1986. My favorites are as follows: 1. Kiss – Tiger Stadium - Detroit, Michigan 6/28/96 2. SARS (Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Rush, and handful of other bands) - Downsview Park – Toronto, Ontario 7/30/03 3. Paul McCartney (every McCartney show I saw was awesome, but Iwent with my first show) Air Canada Centre -Toronto, Ontario 10/10/05 4. Motley Crue – Memorial Auditorium – Buffalo, NY 12/19/89 5. Kid Rock – Tweeter Center - Camden, New Jersey 3/25/06 The honorable mentions would be any McCartney show (The Joint at the Hard Rock, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2009 or Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario 8/10/10), Prince (Club 2112) at the Rio Hotel, Las Vegas 12/30/07, Heart (Pulse Lounge * only 200 people) Hilton Hotel, Anaheim, California, January 21,2008, Monsters of Rock (Van Halen, Scorpions, Metallica, Dokken, and Kingdom Come) Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, NY 6/19/88 and the Rocklahoma Festival (Queensryche, Lita Ford, Triumph, etc.). Also, Cher (with my mom) at the Blue Cross Arena Rochester, NY, November 22, 2004.