Caleb Shomo

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Caleb Shomo
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Background information
Birth name Caleb Joshua Shomo
Born (1992-12-01) December 1, 1992 (age 21)
Genres Metalcore, alternative rock, electronic, hardcore punk
Occupations Musician, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist
Instruments Vocals, piano, guitar, bass, keyboard, synthesizer, programming, drums
Years active 2007-present
Labels Red Bull, Rise
Associated acts Attack Attack!, Beartooth, Class

Caleb Joshua Shomo (born December 1, 1992[citation needed]) is an American musician and record producer. He is the current lead vocalist of hardcore punk band Beartooth, the former lead vocalist of metalcore band Attack Attack!, and the owner of Studio Records in Columbus, Ohio. Shomo joined Attack Attack! as keyboardist at 15 years old while maintaining a passion for electronic music and eventually grew into record production by 18.

Music career[edit]

Attack Attack! (2007–2012)[edit]

Attack Attack! was an American electronicore band from Westerville, Ohio, formed in 2007 with Caleb Shomo as the keyboardist, synth player and programmer when he was 15, of which his influences contributed to the bands electronic sounds.[1] In 2008 they signed to Rise Records and released their debut album Someday Came Suddenly on November 11. It peaked on the Billboard 200 at number 193.[2]

In late 2009, they announced their self-titled album and released it on June 8, 2010. It peaked at number 26 on the Billboard 200, selling more than 15,000 copies in its first week.[3] In November the next year, the band announced their third album titled This Means War. It was released on January 17, 2012. It has since become the band's most successful album, debuting and peaking at number 9 on the Billboard 200, selling more than 17,000 copies in its first week.[4]

Despite the bands growing success, Caleb Shomo left the band later that year due to clinical depression he had been dealing with since middle school. This had been causing him to have suicidal tendencies, and struggle with eating disorders, self image problems and various substance abuse and addictions for the past year. Despite this, he left the band on good terms with the rest of the band supporting his decision.[5] The band itself officially disbanded in May the same year.[6]

Beartooth (2012–present)[edit]

Main article: Beartooth (band)

Caleb Shomo began writing Beartooth songs while he was still in Attack Attack! as "a different musical outlet". Shomo has said the band originally "started as a joke band" with members of My Ticket Home, as a way to make fun, punk-rock, hardcore, wild music, play crazy shows and have a good time without pressure from anything. The band was originally called Noise, but was switched to Beartooth upon realization the name was already taken.[7]

On June 7, 2013, Shomo announced that Beartooth was now signed to Red Bull Records.[8] Beartooth released their debut EP Sick for free on their website on July 26, 2013.[9] On May 13, 2014 the band's Facebook page announced the release date for their debut album, Disgusting, as June 10, 2014, along with its track listing.[10] The band released their first single of the album the same day, titled 'Beaten In Lips', along with its music video.[11] The album was available to stream online a day before its release.[12]

CLASS (2012–present)[edit]

Along with the announcement of Beartooth after departing from Attack Attack!, he also announced in 2012 that he started making electronic music under the name CLASS.[13] In an interview with Altpress he expressed that he had always loved electronic music and had been creating such music since before he joined Attack Attack!.[7] He self-released an EP consisting of 4 tracks on January 2, 2013.[14] Since the release the project has remained inactive, but when asked about it he responded with "...I’m ready to go full-force with that. A few of the deals we’re working on are addressing the whole thing."[7]

Personal life[edit]

Caleb Shomo was born on December 1, 1992[citation needed]. In 2012, the year he departed from Attack Attack!, he married Fleur Shomo.[5]

Discography[edit]

Collaborations[edit]

Song Year Artist Album
"Dead Weight" 2010 My Ticket Home The Opportunity to Be
"The Solitary Life" 2011 In Fear and Faith Symphonies
"Shadow Stalker" Legend The Pale Horse[15]
"Ascension" I Am Abomination Passion of the Heist[16]
"I Made a Song on Garage Band and All I Got Was a Lousy Record Deal" City Lights In It to Win It[17]
"Make Me Believe It" 2012 The Dead Rabbitts Edge of Reality
"With Our Friend[s] All Behind Us" Woe, Is Me Genesi[s]
"Scheme Artist" 2013 Sylar Deadbeat[18]
"Undead Anthem" Tear Out the Heart Violence[19]

Production credits[edit]

Album Title Release Date Artist Label Credits
Attack Attack! June 8, 2010 Attack Attack! Rise Engineer, mastering, mixing, producer, programming[20]
The Pale Horse May 16, 2011 Legend Rise Composer, lyricist[21]
This Means War January 17, 2012 Attack Attack! Rise Engineer, mixing, producer[22]
To Create a Cure January 31, 2012 My Ticket Home Rise Engineer, mastering, mixing, producer[23]
Violence March 19, 2013 Tear Out The Heart Victory Producer[24]
Ungrateful May 14, 2013 Escape the Fate Eleven Seven Composer[25]
Sick July 26, 2013 Beartooth Red Bull Composer, producer[7]
To Whom It May Concern May 12, 2014 Sylar Razor & Tie Engineer, mastering, mixing, producer[26]
Disgusting June 10, 2014 Beartooth Red Bull Composer, engineer, mixing, producer[27]
Vans Warped Tour 2014 Compilation June 10, 2014 Various Side One Dummy Composer[28]
Shapeshifter July 1, 2014 The Dead Rabbitts Tragic Hero Composer[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Attack Attack! Interview". Shred.com. Shred. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Attack Attack! chart positions". Billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Attack Attack!'s new self-titled album debuted at #26 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 15,100.". Lambgoat.com. Lambgoat. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Attack Attack! New Album "This Means War" #9 On Billboard 200". Alterthepress.com. Alter The Press. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Caleb Shomo Announces His Departure From Attack Attack!, Cites "Horrible Clinical Depression"". Theprp.com. The PRP. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Whit, Cassie. "Attack Attack! break up". Altpress.com. Altpress. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c d Pettigrew, Jason. "A different plan of attack Caleb Shomo shows his beartooth". Alternative Press Magazine. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  8. ^ Whitt, Cassie. "Exclusive: Beartooth sign to Red Bull Records". Alternative Press. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  9. ^ Whitt, Cassie. "Beartooth offering free ‘Sick’ EP download". Alternative Press Magazine. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  10. ^ Crane, Matt. "Beartooth announce debut album, release new music video". AltPress.com. AltPress. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  11. ^ Bowar, Chad. "Beartooth To Unleash Debut Album ‘Disgusting’ in June, Reveal Video for ‘Beaten in Lips’". Loudwire.com. Loudwire. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  12. ^ Crane, Matt. "Beartooth, ‘Disgusting’ album premiere". AltPress.com. AltPress. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "Caleb Shomo Announces His Departure From Attack Attack!, Cites "Horrible Clinical Depression"". Theprp.com. The PRP. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "Stereo Typical - EP Class". iTunes. CLASS. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  15. ^ "Legend The Pale Horse". Allmusic.com. AllMusic. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  16. ^ "Passion of the Heist - EP I Am Abomination". iTunes.com. Good Fight Music. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  17. ^ "City Lights In It To Win It". Allmusic.com. AllMusic. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  18. ^ "Deadbeat Sylar". iTunes. Sylar. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  19. ^ "Violence Tear Out the Heart". iTunes.com. Victory Records. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  20. ^ "Attack Attack! Attack Attack! [Deluxe Edition] (CD - Rise Records #138)". Allmusic.com. AllMusic. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  21. ^ "Legend The Pale Horse". Allmusic.com. AllMusic. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  22. ^ "Attack Attack! This Means War". Allmusic.com. AllMusic. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  23. ^ "My Ticket Home To Create a Cure". Allmusic.com. AllMusic. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  24. ^ Whit, Cassie. "Tear Out The Heart (Victory Records) release lyric video for "Undead Anthem" (feat. Caleb Shomo)". Altpress.com. Altpress. Retrieved 29 June 2014. "he track features Caleb Shomo who also lent a hand in the production of Violence." 
  25. ^ "Escape the Fate Ungrateful". Allmusic.com. AllMusic. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  26. ^ "Sylar To Whom It May Concern". AllMusic.com. AllMusic. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  27. ^ "Beartooth Disgusting". Allmusic.com. AllMusic. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  28. ^ "Various Artists Vans Warped Tour 2014 Compilation credits". Allmusic.com. AllMusic. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  29. ^ "The Dead Rabbitts Shapeshifter". Allmusic.com. AllMusic. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 

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