Clutch to Release “The Weathermaker Vault Series” Full Album

Events Center, Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV 8/17/19

 

Clutch is bringing together their ongoing series of deep cuts and classics re-recordings, mixed with some covers from their  “The Weathermaker Vault Series” into a full release. They made an announcement on social media. Weathermaker Music is now releasing a ten-track physical album on CD and 12-inch vinyl as The Weathermaker Vault Series Vol. I. The album will contain one previously unreleased track, a Spanish-language cover version of “Algo Ha Cambiado”, a hard-rocking shuffle written by the legendary blues-rock guitarist Norberto Napolitano affectionately known as Pappo of blues metal band Pappos Blues. The CD and the digital album version will be released on November 27. A 12-inch colored vinyl (Opaque White) LP version will be available in the new year. Clutch has also had a vinyl boxed set and other archival type releases in 2020. They are working on new music, the follow up to their last album, Book Of Bad Decisions.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Black Stone Cherry – The Human Condition 

 

After the bluesy Southern Rock of 2018s rollicking Family Tree and the two blues covers EPs Back to Blues comes The Human Condition (Mascot Records) – out and out hard rock upon which they built their career. Like Clutch, Black Stone Cherry do not make bad albums and this new one – their seventh – is another example of this. 

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Clutch Shares New Single “Passive Restraints” Featuring Randy Blythe From Lamb Of God

Clutch has released their new single “Passive Restraints” today. “Passive Restraints” originally appeared as the title track to the band’s 2nd EP released in 1992. This newly recorded version is part of the Weathermaker Vault Series and features guest vocals by Randy Blythe from Lamb of God. Clutch and Blythe have collaborated on this track live for several years now, the last time at European festival appearances in summer 2019. Stream the song on Spotify and watch the music video, directed by David Brodsky, (The Black Dahlia Murder, Papa Roach). Continue reading

Clutch Announces “The Obelisk” Twelve LP Boxed Set for Record Store Day

Clutch announces a special new LP boxed set for Record Store Day drop #3, THe Obelisk, due this Saturday,  October 24th via Weathermaker Music. The limited-edition set includes 12 LPs, a  Turntable Slipmat, Signed Lithograph, all exclusives. The Obelisk is a box set that consists of all of Clutch’s Weathermaker Music vinyl releases. There are six doj um7t. In addition, the box contains a turntable mat and a square, artist signed lithograph. The rigid box has a magnetic closure and the silver foil is stamped on black Sierra cloth. This is a premium collector’s item and only 2000 exist in the world. Clutch released their twelfth studio album, Book of Bad Decisions, through their own Weathermaker Music in 2018

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EP REVIEW: Turkey Vulture – Time To Pay 

Time To Pay (Self-Released)  is the new EP from Connecticut’s Turkey Vulture, a duo consisting of Jessie May (guitar, vocals, bass, cello) and Jim Clegg (drums, artwork). The EP is a force of incredible energy that nods to a deceptively diverse set of influences. This is punk; this is doom metal; this is stoner rock. Above all, it emanates a refreshingly raw and gloriously unpolished power. Continue reading

Clutch’s 2020 Festival Summer Continues Online!

Since Clutch is missing bringing their pure rock fury live to fans at summer music festivals worldwide, the band is turning their missed shows into a virtual festival online. Clutch has reached out to all promoters of their originally scheduled European festival dates and proposed to release playlists on their Spotify channel of the sets they were set to perform on the respective days. For all of their 25+ year career, the band have always changed the setlist of their live shows from one event to another. No performances were ever identical; setlists change nightly. Members of Clutch use an alphabetical, rotating system to determine the setlist for each show. Neil Fallon creates the setlist for the first show of each tour, followed by Jean-Paul Gaster, Dan Maines, and Tim Sult, then repeat, keeping the shows fresh for both the audience and the artist! The creation of these new Spotify playlists will rotate between the band members like normal, taking into account the intended allotted playing time at each festival date. Watch a message from the band: 

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GIVEAWAY: Win An Exclusive Merch Bundle from Almost Honest 

Pennsylvania metallers Almost Honest have teamed up with Ghost Cult for a new Giveaway! You can win their fresh bundle of merch! The self-described Groovy Sexy Viking Funk Doom Rock from Outerspace band is a must for fans of early Mastodon, Red Fang, Clutch, and Pantera! Their current album Seiches and Sirens is full of bangers! The prize is two merch bundles (one bundle each winner) which will go to two (2) winners! Check out the bundle below and sign up at the form as well. Winners will be chosen at random and this contest is open to USA residents only and end on June 5th! Full contest rules are also found below. Continue reading

Ramblin Man Fair 2020 is Canceled, 2021 Announcement and Dates Confirmed

Spirit Of Rock Presents Ramblin Man Fair 2020 sadly is the latest music festival to cancel their 2020 festival. They have made an extensive announcement on the decision to cancel and have announced dates for 2021. The fest was to feature Hawkwind, Clutch, Blackstar Riders, Monster Truck, Vintage Caravan, The New Death Cult, and Crown Lands and the Prog In The Park Stage lineup of Big Big Train (Headliner), Curved Air (Special Guest), Pure Reason Revolution, Moon Safar, and Lazuli. Continue reading

Dead Letter Circus, Hellions and Orpheus Omega Added to Download Australia

Download Festival Australia is coming up soon and has added three more bands, to the already stacked bill. Dead Letter Circus, Hellions, and Orpheus Omega have joined with the likes of My Chemical Romance, Deftones, Jimmy Eat World, Ministry, In Flames, Testament and more. Download Australia takes place Friday, 20th March at Showgrounds, Melbourne, and Saturday, 21st March at Parramatta Park, Sydney. Moshtix is the official partner for tickets for both the Melbourne and the Sydney leg of Download Festival and are on sale now. Continue reading

Ramblin’ Man Fair Adds Clutch, Grand Magus, and Inspector Cluzo for 2020 Festival

The Ramblin’ Man Fair looks even better for 2020 after their just-announced additions of Clutch (3 different sets), Grand Magus, and Inspector Cluzo. Clutch will have a three-day residency at the fest playing three distinctly different sets each day. It will be Clutch’s debut as a festival headliner in the UK! This year the festival will take place on the 17th, 18th and 19th July. Clutch mainstage’s headline on Friday 17th July will also feature special guests Monster Truck. Also, already confirmed for Grand Magus (as special guests) are Hawkwind (Headliner), Vintage Caravan, The New Death Cult, Crown Lands on the Grooverider Stage on Sunday 19thJuly. And the full Prog In The Park Stage lineup of Big Big Train (Headliner), Curved Air (Special Guest), Pure Reason Revolution, Moon Safar, Lazuli and Blurred Vision. The Inspector CluzojoinClutch on the Blues Stage. Ramblin’ Man Fair is shaping up to be an incredible 2020. Ramblin’ Man Fair takes place at Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent UK17th, 18th & 19th July. Continue reading