Beartooth‘s Caleb Shomo has spoken out about the state of his band’s highly anticipated third studio album.

The American post-hardcore musician has spent the last eighteen months working hard on the follow-up to 2016’s critically acclaimed Aggressive, hailing it as his “masterpiece” in a recent post to social media.

Taking to his personal Instagram page, Shomo wrote: “After a year and a half of coming up with the title and concept, writing songs, writing more songs, writing more songs, tracking, writing more songs, recording, mixing, having panic attacks, losing countless hours of sleep, traveling thousands and thousands of miles, laughing, crying, and non stop rocking… I have finished my masterpiece. 

If I died tomorrow I’d be happy with my work. This is everything I have, and I honestly have no idea if I can ever top it. Thanks to everyone who believed in me and helped me achieve my dream album, and to everyone who didn’t believe in me, thanks for giving me the drive to prove you wrong. Time to fucking rock.”

The album is due later this year, with Beartooth set to embark on a near-sold out European tour in August. Listen to 2016’s Hated below.