On The Road… with Clutch and Corrosion Of Conformity

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What year is it again? A new Star Wars movie is about two months away, Iron Maiden has a brand new album out that rules, The Muppet Show has new episodes on TV each week and other amazingness is happening. Somebody pinch me! Or don’t, because I don’t want to wake up if this is a dream. And for the kicker, Clutch and Corrosion of Conformity, frequent touring partners for the last 25 years are out on the road together once again. Playing blistering sets each night for droves of fans, neither band competes with the other. Instead they live in their own bubbles of genre defining greatness. C.O.C., now rejoined by Pepper Keenan (Down), are rejuvenated by going down memory lane for a set consisting of songs from classic 90s albums such as Deliverance and Wiseblood (both Columbia). Although they occasionally toss in an 80s crossover classic, one hopes the band hasn’t abandoned its fruitful “COC trio” work they have been doing the last few years completely. Writing for a new COC album is ongoing and a release is expected sometime in 2016. In the meantime Clutch is just crushing on the strength of their bold new album Psychic Warfare (Weathermaker). Led by the indomitable Neil Fallon, the band has mined this new album heavily live, as well as the classics that have made Clutch one of the premier American heavy rock bands going. Captured tonight by Evil Robb Photography at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in New Hampshire, you have one of the strongest bills of no compromise rock and metal heard anywhere this fall.

Clutch, by Evil Robb Photography

Clutch, by Evil Robb Photography

 

Clutch, by Evil Robb Photography

Clutch, by Evil Robb Photography

 

Clutch, by Evil Robb Photography

Clutch, by Evil Robb Photography

Clutch, by Evil Robb Photography

Clutch, by Evil Robb Photography

Corrosion of Conformity, by Evil Robb Photography

Corrosion of Conformity, by Evil Robb Photography

Corrosion of Conformity, by Evil Robb Photography

Corrosion of Conformity, by Evil Robb Photography

 

Corrosion of Conformity, by Evil Robb Photography

Corrosion of Conformity, by Evil Robb Photography

Corrosion of Conformity, by Evil Robb Photography

Corrosion of Conformity, by Evil Robb Photography
 

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