CLUTCH: Earth Rocker Enters Billboard Top 20

Last week saw the WEATHERMAKER MUSIC release of the highly anticipated new studio album Earth Rocker from CLUTCH. Earth Rocker entered the Billboard Top 200 Charts at #15 marking the highest Billboard Chart debut in the band’s storied career. The album came in at #1 on the Hard Music Chart and #3 on the Independent Album Chart.


In addition to the impressive chart positions stateside, the band continues their global domination entering the German Top 100 Media Control Chart at #71. In the UK
Earth Rocker charted at #50 on the Top 200 Album Chart, #3 on the Top Rock and Metal Albums Chart and #11 on the Top Independent album chart.

Earth Rocker is continuing to make an impact at radio. The album is #1 at CMJ Loud Rock, and their second single, Crucial Velocity - for which they also released a lyric video – was added to The Welding Room rotation. The video was done by animator James Appleton and can be viewed HERE. Send your Death Threats/Complaints to TheWeldingRoom@gmail.com to hear CLUTCH on the radio program.

“WEATHERMAKER MUSIC is thrilled with this result. The release campaign began 6 months ago. We executed on our worldwide plan by integrating touring, promotion, retail and digital marketing as well as Specialty/Metal and Active Rock radio campaigns in a perfect sequence. Our partners around the world backed us up. RED Music’s extraordinary support made much of this possible. But in the end none of it would have been the same without this great album. CLUTCH is the quintessential American rock band!”

- WEATHERMAKER MUSIC Label Manager Stefan Koster

Earth Rocker is available for purchase at the CLUTCH Merch Store.

CLUTCH is currently out on the first leg of the Earth Rocker North American Tour. The tour runs through April 20 ending in Baltimore, MD. Supporting acts on this run include Orange Goblin, Lionize and Scorpion Child

The second leg of the Earth Rocker North American tour kicks off May 1 in Richmond, VA with The Sword and Lionize opening.

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EARTH ROCKER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 
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4/3: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom – SOLD OUT!

5/2: New York, NY @ Terminal 5  

5/3: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall 

5/4: Portland, ME @ State Theater
5/5: Boston, MA @ House of Blues
5/7: Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
5/9: Tampa, FL @ State Theater 

European Tour Dates:

6/8: Nurburgring, Germany @ Rock Am Ring*

6/10: Potsdam, Germany @ Waschhaus

6/11: Heidelberg, Germany @Karlstorbahnhof

6/13: Madrid, Spain @ Gloos Club

6/14: Barcelona, Spain @ Music Hall Barcelona

6/15: Bilbao, Spain @ Sala Santana*

6/17: Bordeaux, France @ Le Krakatoa

6/18: Lyon, France @ Transbo Club (at Le Transbordeur)

6/19: Milan, Italy @ Flame Festival*

6/20: Zurich, Switzerland @ Earshakerdays @ Volkhaus*

6/22: Cognac, France @ Les Anciens Abattoirs

6/23: Clisson, France @ Hellfest*

6/26: Thessaloniki, Greece @ Principal Club Theater

6/27: Athens, Greece @ VOX IERA Odos

6/29: Bremen, Germany @ Tower

6/30: Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Metal Meeting*

7/1: Deventer, Netherlands @ Burgerweeshuis

7/2: Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Effenaar

7/4: Hisingen, Sweden @ Metaltown*

7/6: Munster, Germany @ Vainstream Rockfest*

7/13: Stavern, Norway @ Stavern Festival*

*Denotes Festival Date*

WHITECHAPEL Members Launch YouTube Channels

WHITECHAPEL guitarist Alex Wade just launched his official youtube channel. Fans can subscribe now at youtube.com/AlexWadeOfficial. The first video is a performance demonstration of WHITECHAPEL’s Vicer Exciser from their upcoming re-issue of The Somatic Defilement. The re-issues was completely re-mixed by Audiohammer’s Mark Lewis and re-mastered by Alan Douches at West Westside.

Alex Wade comments on the new channel: “For a while, I have taken to videography as a second hobby to guitar playing. Creating this YouTube channel just combines my two favorite hobbies and allows me to connect more personally with our fan base, so it just seems like a natural thing for me to do. I will be posting song play throughs of Whitechapel (and non Whitechapel) songs, gear demos, FAQs, tutorials, tour videos, and a lot more.”

WHITECHAPEL fans can also subscribe to vocalist Phil Bozeman’s channel, which focuses on gaming, as well as responses to questions from fans. Subscribe at youtube.com/phillybo1985. The official channel for the band can be found at youtube.com/whitechapeltv.

An expanded band lineup and festival experience has been announced for the third annual Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville, April 27 and 28, 2013 at Jacksonville’s scenic Metropolitan Park along the beautiful St. Johns River.

The region’s biggest rock event will feature headlining performances from Alice In Chains as well as Jacksonville legends Lynyrd Skynyrd and Shinedown. Additions to the festival’s lineup include Saliva (Sunday, April 28) and Whitechapel (Saturday, April 27). For tickets and info, visit welcometorockvillefestival.com.

The Somatic Defilement is available for pre-order now at metalblade.com/whitechapel. A trailer for The Don’t Pray For Us Tour is available on-line HERE.

WHITECHAPEL
w/ Asking Alexandria, Motionless In White, Chimaira, I Killed The Prom Queen
04/19 Wichita, KS The Cotilion
04/20 Dallas, TX The Palladium
04/22 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s Upstairs *
04/23 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
04/25 Tallahassee, FL The Moon
04/26 Chattanooga, TN Track 29
04/27 Jacksonville, FL Welcome To Rockville ’13
04/28 Tampa, FL The Ritz
04/30 Birmingham, AL Bessemer Civic Center
05/01 Norfolk, VA The Norva
05/03 Pittsburgh, PA Ice Garden Arena
05/05 Richmond, VA The National
05/07 Long Island, NY The Paramount
05/08 Stroudsburg, PA Sherman Theatre
05/09 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s *
05/10 Toledo, OH Rocket Bar *
05/11 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
05/12 Minneapolis, MN Epic
05/13 Iowa City, IA Blue Moose Tap Lounge * w/ Motionless In White
05/14 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium
05/15 Kansas City, MO Granada Theater
05/16 St Louis, MO Firebird * w/ Motionless In White
05/17 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
* w/ I Killed The Prom Queen only

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INTRONAUT Album Out Now, Tour Dates Announced

INTRONAUT released their new album, Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones), last week. The band also announced a headlining tour, beginning this June. The full list of dates can be seen below.

INTRONAUT
SCALE THE SUMMIT
MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT (dates with *)
CASTLE (dates with **)

6/4 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
6/5 Seattle, WA @ Highline*
6/6 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater*
6/7 Calgary, AB @ Calgary Metalfest*
6/8 Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop*
6/10 Winnipeg, MB @ Osborne Village Inn*
6/11 St. Paul, MN @ Station-4*
6/12 Chicago, IL @ Double Door*
6/13 Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class*
6/14 Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar*
6/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus*
6/16 Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon*
6/17 Montreal, QC @ Il Motore*
6/18 Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room*
6/19 West Chester, PA @ The Note*
6/20 Boston, MA @ Great Scott*
6/21 Baltimore, MD @ Metro*
6/22 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall*
6/23 Nashville, TN @ Exit / In*
6/24 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn*
6/25 Orlando, FL @ The Social*
6/26 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum*
6/28 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s*
6/29 Austin, TX @ Red 7*
6/30 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada*
7/2 Santa Fe, NM @ Warehouse 21**
7/3 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater**
7/5 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s**
7/6 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy**

 

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ARTIST LINEUP

(BEVERLY HILLS, CA) Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, the world’s biggest hard and heavy music touring festival announces its electrifying sixth-year lineup. Artists performing on the 2013 thunderous fest include main stage metal and horror legend, festival closer, ROB ZOMBIE, plus, the triple gold certified FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and a monster lineup that includes additional main stage bands MASTODON and AMON AMARTH. The festival area is led by stage closers CHILDREN OF BODOM and MACHINE HEAD as well as BEHEMOTH, JOB FOR A COWBOY, EMMURE, BORN OF OSIRIS, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, BUTCHER BABIES, BATTLECROSS, HUNTRESS, THROWN INTO EXILE and CITY IN THE SEA. Four stages will be presented this year for the first time ever and the stages include the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE, THE JAGERMEISTER STAGE, MUSICIANS INSTITUTE STAGE, as well as, the SUMERIAN RECORDS/HEADBANG FOR THE HIGHWAY CONCOURSE STAGE, (local bands performing on the Sumerian Records/Headbang for the Highway Stage will be announced in June).

RMF Official Logo

All tickets go on sale March 22 at 12:00pm local venue time via www.rockstarmayhemfest.com or www.livenation.com.

A rock icon and auteur filmmaker with insight and unlimited vision, Rob Zombie has continuously challenged audiences as he stretches the boundaries of music, film, and publishing. Now, the seven-time Grammy nominated recording artist releases his fifth solo album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, which hits the street April 23, and includes the first single, Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Super Town, along with such tracks as Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga, Lucifer Rising, Behold! The Pretty Filthy Creatures and a heavy-duty cover of Grand Funk Railroad’s We’re an American Band. Rob Zombie’s Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor is the first release on his new label, Zodiac Swan, through T-Boy Records/UME. Zombie’s also written and directed his 6th feature film, The Lords of Salem, in theaters April 19 (Anchor Bay).

After three gold albums in a row and ten consecutive top ten radio singles, Five Finger Death Punch continue their evolution in 2013 by releasing a new single in early May, followed by their fourth studio album in June. FFDP are set to perform live at this year’s Revolver Golden Gods Awards show in Los Angeles on May 2 and will warm up for Mayhem playing this summer’s most prestigious European festivals, amongst them UK’s Download Festival and Germany’s Rock am Ring and Rock im Park.

The World’s Greatest Freestyle Motocross team THE METAL MULISHA are also confirmed to perform on most dates.

Sponsors for the 2013 ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM FESTIVAL include title sponsor
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK and stage sponsors JAGERMEISTER, MUSICIANS
INSTITUTE, and SUMERIAN RECORDS. Festival sponsors include IBANEZ GUITARS,
ZIPPO, METAL BLADE RECORDS, NAPALM RECORDS, SQUATCH SNACK STICKS,
FUCK CANCER and KEEP A BREAST. Media partners include REVOLVER MAGAZINE and
ZUUS MEDIA.

In addition to catching their favorite bands live, fans can take part in a number of festival activities, including playing the newest video games, perusing vendors, attending autograph signing sessions and a slew of various interactive activities that will only add to the festival experience.

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK will be sampling their products and providing awesome surprises for all attendees. Rockstar will also present the VIP/Contest winner area designated as THE ROCKSTAR LOUNGE and the festival area PARTY LIKE A ROCKSTAR TENT where fans can sample ice cold Rockstar and get autographs from their favorite bands.

Addition to the festival’s music and arts, MUSICIANS INSTITUTE and the Rockstar
Energy Drink Mayhem Festival have partnered to create the Rockstar Mayhem Independent Artist Scholarship! This scholarship fully covers tuition and material fees for a two quarter IAP certificate (Room, Boarding and Travel are not included.) The application period runs from March 18 until June 1, 2013. Applicants must visit www.mi.edu/mayhem-rock-festivalscholarship to enter.

Click here for the video of the official 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival line up announcement

Tour dates are as follows:
6/29 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
6/30 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/2 Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
7/3 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheater
7/5 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
7/6 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
7/7 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
7/10 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/12 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
7/13 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
7/14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake PAC
7/16 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
7/17 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront
7/19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
7/20 Saratoga Springs, NY SPAC
7/21 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
7/23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
7/26 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
7/27 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/28 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/30 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7/31 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds
8/2 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater
8/3 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/4 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL STAGES AND ARTISTS:

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE
ROB ZOMBIE
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
MASTODON
AMON AMARTH

MUSICIANS INSTITUTE STAGE JAGERMEISTER STAGE
CHILDREN OF BODOM MACHINE HEAD
BEHEMOTH JOB FOR A COWBOY
EMMURE BUTCHER BABIES
BORN OF OSIRIS BATTLECROSS
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE HUNTRESS
THROWN INTO EXILE

SUMERIAN RECORDS/HEADBANG FOR THE HIGHWAY STAGE
CITY IN THE SEA
3 LOCAL OPENERS

About ROCKSTAR – Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music. New from Rockstar for 2013, Rockstar Energy Water is a non-carbonated and sugar free enhanced water beverage that is now available throughout the U.S. in three refreshing flavors.

For more information visit:

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LOOKING FOR AN ANSWER Announce First Ever UK Tour

Old school Spanish grinders Looking For An Answer announced a nine day headlining UK tour with The Day Man Lost. The tour marks their first time in the UK, kicks off March 22 in Manchester and runs through March 30. Additionally, the band will be performing a run of dates in Spain with Extreme Noise Terror this April. A complete listing of dates can be found below and on the TOUR DATES page.

The band is touring in support of 2011’s pulverizing Relapse debut Eterno Treblinka. The album can currently be heard in its entirety via Bandcamp.

 

CATHEDRAL Stream New Single, Unveil Album Cover Art

 

Cathedral’s The Last Spire will be released in North America on April 30, 2013. Recorded at Orgone Studios in London, produced by Lee Dorrian and Garry Jennings with assistance, mixing by Jamie Gomez Arellano and art by Dave Patchett and Arik Roper, The Last Spire will stand as the band’s final effort. The first single to be released, Tower of Silence, can be heard now at metalblade.com/cathedral.

And lo, Lee Dorrian, mouthpiece of Cathedral for 23 years, doth solemnly intone the death rites of this mighty British metal Titan. Born in the dying days of Thatcher’s Britain, bonding over then-unfashionable, obscure names like Saint Vitus, Pentagram, Trouble and Dream Death, Cathedral’s sole ambition was to record a demo tape. In fact they revolutionized doom metal, first pushing their influences into new avenues of grinding extremity, then pioneering groovier forms of ’70s-indebted stoner doom.

Lee Dorrian adds:

“When the last mix was finally done, there was a massive sense of relief. I think this was partly due to the fact that it meant Cathedral could finally be put to rest but also because we felt we’d done something that we were all very pleased with. I feel comfortable leaving The Last Spire as our legacy.”

He continues,

“The funeral of Cathedral has been a long but gratifying process. Deciding to end the band wasn’t an easy decision to make but we knew deep down in our hearts that it was the right thing to do.”

Read the full bio, written by Chris Chantler, at metalblade.com’s Cathedral artist page HERE.

Cathedral, released their first new recorded material in three years exclusively via Decibel Magazine‘s subscriber-only Decibel Flexi Series. The song, Vengeance of the Blind Dead, can be heard in the flexi included in the March issue. The track is also streaming on Decibel’s soundcloud page: soundcloud.com/decibelmagazine. Limited quantities of the issue with the flexi can be ordered on HERE.

Additionally, Cathedral will be the featured cover story for Decibel Magazine’s May issue, on newsstands in April. The feature will highlight the band’s storied career, as well as discuss their final studio release, The Last Spire.

The Last Spire was recorded by:
Lead Vocals – Lee Dorrian
Guitars – Garry Jennings
Bass – Scott Carlson
Drums – Brian Dixon
Hammond, Mellotron, Moog & Synths – David Moore
Guest Vocals on Cathedral Of The Damned - Chris Reifert
Backing Vocals – Rosalie Cunningham

 

BEYOND THE SHORE Join VEIL OF MAYA For Canadian Forgiveness Tour

 

Beyond the Shore landed the opening slot for a portion of Veil of Maya‘s upcoming headlining tour. The Canadian Forgiveness Tour begins April 28 in London, ON with Beyond the Shore confirmed through May 4. Additional supporting acts on the tour are The Contortionist and Glass Cloud. The entire list of confirmed dates can be seen below, with more still to be announced.

Beyond the Shore will also be joining Shai Hulud on tour in March-April, as well as appearing on the annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in Worcester, MA. Beyond the Shore is scheduled to perform at the fest on Sunday, April 21.

Fans can pre-order Ghostwatcher and listen to Half Lived at metalblade.com/beyondtheshore. For more information on the band, visit their artist page on metalblade.com HERE.

BEYOND THE SHORE
w/ Shai Hulud, Thy Will Be Done, Altars
03/23 York, PA New Grounds
03/24 Fredericksburg, VA GMT Studio
03/25 Fayetteville, NC Drunken Horse Pub
03/26 Charleston, SC Skatepark Of Charleston
03/27 Douglasville, GA The 7 Venue
03/28 Orlando, FL The Bombshell Tavern
03/29 Pembroke Pines, FL The Talent Farm
03/30 Ocala, FL Ghostrider Saloon
03/31 Tallahassee, FL Handlebar
04/01 Decatur, AL Excalibur Vintage & Vinyl
04/02 Nashville, TN The Owl Farm
04/03 Springfield, MO Outland Ballroom
04/04 Evansville, IN The Hatch
04/05 Toledo, OH Frankies
04/06 Rochester, NY Flying Squirrel
End Tour
04/07 Long Island, NY Mix Tapes Fest
04/21 Worcester, MA Palladium – New England Metal and Hardcore Fest
The Canadian Forgiveness Tour
w/ Veil of Maya, The Contortionist, Glass Cloud
04/28 London, ON Rum Runners
04/29 Ottawa, ON Maverick’s
04/30 Quebec City, QC Dagobert
05/02 St. Catharines, ON Coco Cabana
+more dates TBA

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