Valley Of The Sun Signs with Ripple Music


Photo by Hillarie Jason. The Middle East Nightclub, Cambeidge, MA 2/16/2020

Stoner Rock band Valley Of The Sun have signed a new record deal with Ripple Music, in conjunction with Fuzzorama Records. The four-piece from Cincinnati will release their next studio album in 2022. Catch them New Year’s Eve opening for Clutch!

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Clutch To Host “Live From The Doom Saloon Vol. 4” Live Stream


Heavy Rock band Clutch have announced the fourth instalment of their live stream series, “Live From The Doom Saloon.”. Taking place on Friday 26th November at 5pm PST/8pm EST (that’s 1am GMT, Saturday 27th November, for UK fans) live from the band’s rehearsal space, “Live From The Doom Saloon Vol. 4” will feature a special set list of old songs, deep cuts, some classics, and something brand new. Ticket holders will be able to re-watch the show on demand until 11:59pm on Sunday 28th November. Tickets and merch bundles are on sale now from www.clutchmerch.com with proceeds benefitting the Lustgarten Foundation pancreatic Cancer Research.

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FESTIVAL RECAP: Blue Ridge Rock Fest – Blue Ridge Amphitheater – Danville, Virginia


Massive music festivals are commonplace now, but they were far and few between fifty years ago. They are hard to produce well, but can be great moments in time for fans and musical artists. For every Lollapalooza, Wacken, and Ozzfest, we have Altamont, Woodstock 1999, and Fyre Fest as well. No festival sets out to fail or do harm and hurt the trust of fans, but sometimes that happens. Blue Ridge Rock Fest, as it turns out, became a perfect storm of too many fans, too small a town, to support those fans. Purpose Driven events had put on severa

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Clutch Are Forced to Postpone Shows After Members of “Touring Camp” Test Positive For COVID-19


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

Clutch have been forced to postpone three shows on their current headline tour, including tonight’s show in Vermont, due to an outbreak of COVID-19 in their touring crew. Dates postponed include in Burlington, Vermont; Hampton Beach, New Hampshire; and Washington, D.C. The made made a statement on Instagram.

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The Picturebooks Share New Single and Video – “Catch Me If You Can” ft. Black Stone Cherry’s Chris Robertson


 

The Picturebooks have shared another new single from their upcoming album. Chris Robertson from Black Stone Cherry joins the band for “Catch Me If You Can.” The Major Minor Collective released September 3rd, 2021 via Century Media Records. Watch the official music video, filmed in Guetersloh (GER) and Edmonton/Kentucky (USA)now, and the song is streaming on all DSPs today as well. The entire album is chock full of guest performances from members of Clutch, Refused, Slothrust, Blues Pills, Halestorm, Black Stone Cherry and more! Watch the clip right now and pre-order the album.

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The Picturebooks Share New Single And Video For “Holy Ghost” ft. Jon Harvey (Monster Truck)


Long-running rockers The Picturebooks have shared a new single “Holy Ghost,” featuring Jon Harvey (Monster Truck). Watch the music video, which was recorded in Guetersloh (GER), Los Angeles (USA) and Hamilton (CAN) at the link below. The song comes from their forthcoming new album The Major Minor Collective, due out September 3rd, 2021 via Century Media. The entire album is chock full of guest performances from members of Clutch, Refused, Slothrust, Blues Pills, Halestorm, Black Stone Cherry and more! Watch the clip right now and pre-order the album.

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Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin, Limp Bizkit, and More Confirmed for Blue Ridge Rock Festival


Quickly shaping up to be the biggest music festival in the USA this year, Blue Ridge Rock festival has announced their full line-up of 180 bands. Headlining the massive 4 day festival are Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin, and Limp Bizkit. There is a special club warm up show which includes headliner Ludacris, T-Pain, and Lil Jon. Also on tap: the Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue, a vaudeville freak show of wonder by Hellzapoppin’s Ringleader and Producer, Mr. Bryce “The Govna” Graves. In addition, excitingly, the festival will be hosted by Steve-O (MTV’s Jackass); and special guest Lou Brutus (SiriusXM). The fest takes place September 9th – 12th at Blue Ridge Amphitheater, a long-awaited large-scale concert venue in Southwest Virginia. Tickets are on sale now at the link below and here is the full lineup:

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GHOST CULT PRESENTS: Mini-Metal Mixtape #9


Time for another episode of Metal and Coffee’s Mini-Metal Mixtape, presented by Ghost Cult Magazine! It features 5 finely curated metal tracks by Metal & Coffee. In her 12-year journey as an extreme metal DJ, Metal & Coffee has dived into the deepest depths to find the bands worth your ears. Metal & Coffee has been featured on Philadelphia’s most popular college radio station, WKDU 91.7 FM, and has also spent time as the resident New Releases DJ over on GIMME METAL. Mixtape, #9 features the new releases from Fuck The Facts, Tombs, Clutch, and more! Stream the newest playlist right now!

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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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