Physical music sales are continuing to dwindle as the music industry continues to move predominantly towards streaming, and that has made it more difficult than ever for bands – especially rock and metal bands – to get any kind of RIAA certifications. Gone are the days when albums like Hybrid Theory would end up selling enough records in a week to go Silver or even Gold in just a couple weeks, but that doesn’t mean these accolades are completely nonexistent now.
After the demise of Attack Attack!, Caleb Shomo had plenty to prove with his new project, Beartooth. Success came rather quickly – the band has toured with some huge names as well as headlining their own tours over the span of 3 full-length album cycles – but the latest accolade for the band is one of their most impressive.
The band’s single “In Between”, off their 2014 debut full-length Disgusting, helped put them on the map almost immediately. It’s also their most successful single to date, clocking in at over 60 million streams on Spotify alone – and now the single has been certified Gold by the RIAA for sales of over 500k. That’s awfully impressive stuff when you consider the dearth of newer bands who are able to achieve this.
A few days ago, we received word that ‘In Between’ has been certified Gold in the U.S.! We can’t thank you guys enough for all the years of support. Everyone continue to stay safe out there, and we’ll be back before you know it! New jams are indeed on the way… pic.twitter.com/W2d1uyNiDo
— Beartooth (@BEARTOOTHband) July 10, 2020
Notably, the band has also been working on new material this year, and while there’s no timetable for its release, they’ve released a new album every 2 years since 2014. Here’s hoping that timeline continues.