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Just last week, Jabberjaw Media announced the launch of Shane Told’s (Silverstein) brand new podcast, Lead Singer Syndrome. The series, set to feature interviews with other prominent front men and women within the music industry in an attempt to peel back the curtain on the lives and thoughts of lead singers. Today, Lead Singer Syndrome welcomes its debut with Caleb Shomo from the band Beartooth.
In this episode, Told sits down with Shomo at Vans Warped Tour where he opens up about his inner demons of depression and suicide at such a young age. Shomo details the dark side of his childhood where he began developing suicidal thoughts, battled severe ADHD, and depression. Later in to his teen years, he joined Attack Attack where in this episode he dives into the dysfunctional nature of being in the band, dealing with suicidal thoughts and depression, and developing body image issues as he stepped into the lead singer role. After leaving the band, Shomo went on to form Beartooth, also as a lead singer, where he wrote, “I Have A Problem”, which is one of the band’s most popular tunes to date. In this track he opens up and admits to having a problem with depression, suicidal thoughts, eating disorder, anxiety and body image problems. He details the need for a song like this to help fans that are going through similar situations to know that they are not alone. Today, Beartooth is currently on tour with Slipknot and gearing up for a tremendous 2016. For more information on Caleb Shomo and his band head to BeartoothBand.com.