Surprise! Beartooth have just premiered a huge new single, Devastation

Listen to Beartooth's thundering new track, Devastation.

Surprise! Beartooth have just premiered a huge new single, Devastation
Emily Carter

Beartooth are back! After confirming late last year that the band have finished their new album, Caleb Shomo and co. have shared what seems to be a standalone single for now – but hopefully it's a sign of things to come…

The song goes by the name Devastation, and contains pretty much everything we love about the Ohio gang: a crushing breakdown, huge chorus, thundering verses… you know the drill.

In July 2020, Caleb called the material he was working on for the follow-up to 2018's Disease "jacked".

"Everything is amped up to 11," he teased. "I am so, so pumped. Obviously, this is what you wanna think when you’re making a record, but damn, this is the best one yet. Not even close. This is the heaviest record. This is my best work – the most proud I’ve been of these songs. It’s wild. It’s some heavy-duty shit."

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The frontman continued with the comparison that "if Disease was AC/DC, this record is Black Sabbath”.

"It’s a lot more influenced in dark stoner rock, heavy power groove. Obviously, there’s still a lot of fast [stuff] and some punk rock and all that, but I’ve really been exploring with the stoner metal side of guitars and guitar tones and doing different tunings and lots of fuzz and chaos and layering the fuck out of my guitar tracks.

"The whole point, for me, of this mix and the sonics of this record is as big and loud and fucking sonically devastating as I can possibly get it. So on a breakdown, for example, where on Disease it would just be left guitar, right guitar, bass down the middle, this is literally… That little clip I posted [on Instagram ] is I think eight guitars, three bass tracks. Just experimenting – just doing dumb stoner shit and just trying my fucking best. Yeah, that’s the goal – is just sonic devastation, for sure.”

"Devastation" was clearly a prophetic adjective, there – check out the single below:

Read the Devastation lyrics below:

Cathartic Lethargic
I’m sealed inside these walls Ecstatic
I’ve finally got it all

Feeding like a parasite
Visions from the other side
Hoping for another try
Explaining why I die

There’s something in the water
It washed away my pain
I lost all of my power
There’s nothing left to gain
It’s the energy fading away from me
Belittled Entangled
There’s nothing I can do
I’ll never be renewed
Out of time
Never gaining peace of mind

Caught without an alibi
Explaining why I die
I’ll end the same
Let time explain I’m such a waste
You will feel my pain
Devastation will reign

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