PODCAST: Episode 5 Jean-Paul Gaster of Clutch Talks Touring, Drumkit Specs and More!

Clutch continues to tour in support of their excellent 2018 album, Book of Bad Decisions (Weathermaker Music). Recently, Ghost Cult scribe DJ Astrocreep caught up with drummer Jean-Paul Gaster at the O2 Academy in Manchester, UK to chat about the band, how his approaches his live drum sound, the specs of his kit, the bands’ own label Weathermaker hitting the ten year mark, the twenty-fifth anniversary of their debut Transnational Speedway League (EastWest), recording in the same place as their heroes and contemporaries Melvins and Sleep, being influenced by Jazz drummers, and much more! Check it out! Continue reading

Website Providing Networking for Bands, Promoters, Venues and Fans debuts

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NortheastMHP.com or Northeast Metal Hardcore Punk aims to bridge the gap for bands, promoters, venues and fans in an all-in-one master resource. Founded by New England music scene fixture Rob Santos, the website hopes to serve the thriving regional heavy music scene with a thoroughness that a mere app or social networks alone cannot provide. Eventually the site will add features such as local reviews & classifieds for bands too.

From the press release:

A few months ago I had a vision now it’s come to light The goal was to create a central location where fans, bands, & promoters alike could access information on shows happening in their area on any given night throughout New England. From here you can find what is happening on any night in your state, you can go right to the venue’s page, & eventually you will be able to contact promoters & booking agents directly from here without searching for the information.” – Rob Santos