Clutch To Release New Album Psychic Warfare In October

clutch psychic warfare album cover

Clutch’s ‘Psychic Warfare’ album cover art, by Dan Winters

Clutch has announced today they are releasing their next album Psychic Warfare on October 2nd, via Weathermaker Music. Produced by frequent Clutch collaborator Machine (Lamb of God, Every Time I Die) will feature 12 tracks and will have cover are from renowned designer Dan Winters.

Clutch Singer Neil Fallon talks about the concept of the album:

The title ‘Psychic Warfare’ is taken from the track, ‘X-Ray Visions”… “It’s a tale about an unnamed protagonist who is forced to seek refuge in a flop house motel. He is hiding from several nefarious psychic forces, the worst of which is his own sleep deprived paranoia.”

Clutch,  photo by Susanne A. Maathuis

Clutch, photo by Susanne A. Maathuis


Psychic Warfare track listing:

01 The Affidavit
02 X-Ray Visions
03 Firebirds
04 A Quick Death in Texas
05 Sucker For The Witch
06 Your Love is Incarceration
07 Doom Saloon
08 Our Lady of Electric Light
09 Noble Savage Clutch
10 Behold the Colossus
11 Decapitation Blues
12 Son Of Virginia

Clutch has the following tour dates planned to support the release including this summer’s GWAR BQ, The Rock Carnival, The Aftershock Festival, Knotfest, and the Voodoo Festival:

Aug 15: GwarBQ – Hadad’s Lake – Richmond, VA
Sept 04:The Joint – The Hard Rock Hotel – Las Vegas, NV special guest for Primus
Sept 19:The Shindig – Carrol Park- Baltimore, MD
Sept 20:The Rock Carnival – Oak Ridge Park – Clark, NJ
Oct 24: Aftershock Festival – Sacramento, CA
Oct 25: Knotfest – San Manuel Amphitheater- San Bernardino, CA
Oct 31: Voodoo Festival – New Orleans, LA

Goatwhore Adds A Second New York City Show Tomorrow At Saint Vitus

goatwhore in new york

Currently pillaging the countryside, Goatwhore has expanded its current tour by one date due to popular demand. The band is performing a sold-out show at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, NY tonight and will play an addition show there tomorrow night, July 7th. Their tour partners in Ringworm, along with Black Breath, and Theories will also appear.

Goatwhore with Ringworm, Blackbreath and Theories remaining tour dates:

Ringworm, Black Breath, Theories [remaining dates]:
Jul 06: Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY

Jul 07: Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY [tickets] ** just added **

Jul 08: Underground Arts: Black Box – Philadelphia, PA
Jul 09: Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, D.C.
Jul 10: The End – Nashville, TN
Jul 11: New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC
Jul 12: The Earl – Atlanta, GA


End Tour:
Aug
14 – Aug 16: Gwar B-Q @ Hadad’s Lake – Richmond, VA

Oct 25 – Oct26: Knot Fest @ San Manuel Amphitheater & Festival Grounds – San Bernardino, CA

 

Goatwhore album cover 2014

GWAR B-Q VIP Passes Nearly Sold Out, Phil Anselmo Signing Added

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With under two months to go, GWAR’s GWAR B-Q has announced they are nearly sold out of VIP passes for the event. In addition to the previously announced VIP Meat & Great with bands like Clutch, Cro-Mags, Ghoul, Goatwhore and more; there will be an exclusive celebrity signing with Phil Anselmo only for VIPs.

Many other perks and all the fest info can be found at the Ultimate Bohab Guide To GWAR B-Q, and the FAQ page for the fest: https://gwarbq.com/faq.

Phil Anselmo with Down, photo by Echoes In The Well

Phil Anselmo with Down, photo by Echoes In The Well

GWAR B-Q ticket standard

 

Premium/VIP Ticket benefits include:

An exclusive VIP Laminate (mailed in advance)

Entry to B4BQ pre-party show at the National

VIP seating at the B4BQ

VIP Meet n Greet with B4BQ bands

VIP drink specials at the B4BQ

All day entry to GWAR B-Q at Hadads Lake

Official GWAR B-Q event t-shirt

GWAR B-Q swag bag stuffed with FREE shit!

FREE beverage ticket/token for the GWAR B-Q

Access to VIP Pavilion at the GWAR B-Q

Access to VIP Restrooms at the GWAR B-Q

Access to Express Lanes including – Main Gate Entry, Merchandise Booth, and Beverage Ticket Kiosks at the GWAR B-Q

Exclusive Celebrity Signings – GBQ Bands TBA

Not to mention the pinnacle of any Bohab’s miserable existence; a Meat-n-Meet signing with GWAR, and a chance to win the ultimate prize; a once in a lifetime opportunity to be killed on stage by the mighty GWAR!

Get your VIP tickets here: http://gwarbq.com/buy-tickets

Audio: Mutoid Man Share New Song, Dillinger Escape Plan Tour Soon

Mutoid Man, Photo by Mitchell Wojcik

Mutoid Man, Photo by Mitchell Wojcik

Doomy rock super-group Mutoid Man release another track from their forthcoming album Bleeder, due out on Sargent House on June 30th. Listen to ‘1000 Mile Stare’ at this link and below:

Mutoid Man is led by Stephen Brodsky of Cave In, and also features the drumming talents of Ben Koller (Converge, All Pigs Must Die) and bassist Nick Cageao, are about to embark on a brief East Coast tour with Dillinger Escape Plan, ahead of their album launch.

Mutoid Man Bleeder album cover 2015

 

Mutoid Man tour dates

Jun 16: Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC*

Jun 17: Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA*

Jun 18: Royale – Boston, MA *

Jun 20: Irving Plaza – New York, NY *

Aug 8/9: Masquerade- Atlanta, GA ^

Aug 15: GWAR BQ – Richmond, VA

* w/ Dillinger Escape Plan

^ Wrecking Ball 2015

Bleeder track listing:

1. Bridgeburner

2. Reptilian Soul

3. Sweet Ivy

4. 1000 Mile Stare

5. Surveillance

6. Beast

7. Dead Dreams

8. Soft Spot in My Skull

9. Deadlock

10. Bleeder

GWAR -BQ Adds Clutch As Co-Headliner, Pre-Party, VIP, Show Details

Clutch, by Evil Robb Photography

Clutch, by Evil Robb Photography

Maryland rock royalty Clutch have been added as the co-headliner of the 6th Annual GWAR BQ. In addition the B4BQ event pre-party show now features the entire lineup of the Summer Slaughter Tour, as well as Coal Chamber and Fear Factory.

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The B4BQ has come into its own as an event the last few years, after getting its start as an informal gathering. The show will be held at The National (708 E Broad St, Richmond, VA) on Friday, August 14th. Doors are at 2:00 PM and features Coal Chamber, Fear Factory, Arch Enemy, Born Of Osiris, Veil of Maya, The Acacia Strain, Obscura, After the Burial, Cattle Decapitation, and Beyond Creation.

 

Tickets to the B4BQ go on sale TODAY! June 3rd at 2:00pm EST Buy yours here: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/01004EC398BD3071

 

VIP Ticket Options and Package Details Are also now available

VIP GWAR bq

Premium/VIP Ticket benefits include:

An exclusive VIP Laminate (mailed in advance)

Entry to B4BQ pre-party show at the National

VIP seating at the B4BQ

VIP Meet n Greet with B4BQ bands

VIP drink specials at the B4BQ

All day entry to GWAR B-Q at Hadads Lake

Official GWAR B-Q event t-shirt

GWAR B-Q swag bag stuffed with FREE shit!

FREE beverage ticket/token for the GWAR B-Q

Access to VIP Pavilion at the GWAR B-Q

Access to VIP Restrooms at the GWAR B-Q

Access to Express Lanes including – Main Gate Entry, Merchandise Booth, and Beverage Ticket Kiosks at the GWAR B-Q

Exclusive Celebrity Signings – GBQ Bands TBA

Not to mention the pinnacle of any Bohab’s miserable existence; a Meat-n-Meet signing with GWAR, and a chance to win the ultimate prize; a once in a lifetime opportunity to be killed on stage by the mighty GWAR!

Get your VIP tickets here: http://gwarbq.com/buy-tickets

Cancer Bats – Searching for Zero

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One of my favorite acts to come out of Canada, Cancer Bats, return with their fifth studio album Searching for Zero (Metal Blade Records) hitting shelves this week. I’ve been looking forward to hearing new material and I’m pretty pleased with the result.

‘Satellites’ starts things off at moderate clip and is a decent enough song on its own but it’s missing that extra oomph that I’m used to. It isn’t until ‘True Zero’ kicks in that the Cancer Bats vibe really starts to kick in. I’m not surprised that this is a single, it’s just so catchy and makes you want to sing right along with Liam Cormier.

If I have to choose a favorite track, it’d be ‘Beelzebub’ if simply for how it stands out from the other songs around it and hits you in the gut from the very beginning. It takes things down a few notches and feels longer than it actually is. Those stoner-y riffs are like candy to me.

I can’t just go without saying something with regards to ‘All Hail’. Regular readers of my ramblings, if you exist, should be very familiar with the giant soft spot in my heart for GWAR and former front man Dave Brockie. Maybe I’m a sap but I think it’s touching to see members of the community band together and show their support. The first time I ever saw Cancer Bats, they were opening for GWAR. I had no idea who they were but I fell in love in that night. I ran into Liam while he was working the merch booth at GWAR-B-QUE 2014. It was late in the afternoon and he was exhausted but he also seemed at peace. I don’t know when this tribute to our favorite monster was first penned, but I would like to believe that he would be content at seeing a common chant put to music.

This album is full of energy and it’s contagious. I was sick as a dog while writing this and I still the urge to just tear apart the living room. I don’t know what it is about these guys but they always get to me and put a smile on my face. Pick up the album and make sure to catch them on their current US tour through the end of March. I’ll see you at The Middle East in Cambridge, MA on the 27th.

8.0/10

ALEIDA LA LLAVE