It was made known by Caleb Shomo that the band are working on new material via his Instagram in August, however a release date was not mentioned. On April Fools' Day the band released a "swingcore jazz" version of their single "Dead" as a prank to fans stating that it was brand new material, however they did state that the albums recording had finished in March and would be released later this year. On April 4 the band announced that they had parted ways with their drummer Brandon Mullins on good terms and wished the best for him, they also assured fans that this would not interfere with upcoming tours. On April 16, 2016, it was leaked that Beartooth will release "Aggressive" on June 3. The band later confirmed the album title and premiered its title track on Sirius XM's Octane channel that day.