Clutch – The Book of Bad Decisions

Death. Taxes. Clutch. That should be the new pecking order of the old adage going forward. The band remains a beacon to disciples of honest rock and roll music, with no pretense. I mean I don’t think this band could act pretentious in any way if you paid them millions of dollars to do it. As one of the most consistent bands of the last musical generation, it’s never really a question of if the new Clutch album will be good, but rather “How good is that new Clutch, bruh?” Their last few efforts have been especially stellar and seemed to be building to something huge. That something is their new release The Book of Bad Decisions (Weathermaker Music). Continue reading

Clutch, Valient Thorr, Lionize: Academy, Manchester 

Clutch, by Rich Price Photography

I’ve not heard much about hard rockers Lionize before tonight, I know they’re signed to Clutch’s Label Weathermaker Music on which they’ve released ‘The Voyage EP’ this year. They’ve been on tour with Clutch a couple of times and include Clutch’s Tim Sult as an occasional guitarist in their line-up. After that basic research I figured it was safe to assume from that they would have a similar sound to Clutch and decided to leave some air of mystery for the actual gig. Continue reading

Clutch Recording New Album

Photo by Bill Collins

Photo by Bill Collins

Clutch have entered the Machine Shop in Austin, TX to begin tracking material for their next album, with producer Machine (Lamb of God, Every Time I Die) at the helm. A spring release via Weathermaker Music is expected. Photos from the sessions can be seen here.

Neil Fallon of Clutch In The Studio.

Neil Fallon of Clutch In The Studio.

Machine and Jean-Paul Gaster of Clutch In The Studio.

Machine and Jean-Paul Gaster of Clutch In The Studio.

Tim Sult of Clutch In The Studio.

Tim Sult of Clutch In The Studio.

Dan Maines of Clutch In The Studio.

Dan Maines of Clutch In The Studio.