CLUTCH Receive Worldwide Accolades

2013 has been quite a year for Maryland Rockers CLUTCH. In March they released Earth Rocker, their tenth studio album.  Earth Rocker was recorded, mixed and produced by Machine (King Crimson, Lamb of God) at The Machine Shop in Belleville, New Jersey.  Earth Rocker garnered the band their highest Billboard Chart Number to date and was met with rave reviews and incredible fan reaction worldwide.  As the year comes to a close, publications release their annual lists of the best albums, and it should be no surprise that CLUTCH‘s Earth Rocker is featured prominently in many of them, both Nationally and Internationally.

Metal Hammer UK (One of the premier international metal publications) has named Earth Rocker its #1 Album of 2013. In Classic Rock Magazine’s (UK) poll, Earth Rocker comes in at #2 Album of 2013 only behind the legendary Black SabbathSpain‘s Rock Zone Magazine named CLUTCH their “Band of the Year”.  Sweden’s Close Up Magazine ranked Earth Rocker at #13 in their best albums of 2013 list. Earth Rocker placed highly in the top metal and rock album lists in many other publications and websites including The Village VoiceNew Noise MagazineMetal SucksLoudwire,  Pop Matters and Noisecreep to name a few.

“We are really happy to hear that Earth Rocker has made so many best of 2013 lists. Our shows this past year have been among the biggest and best of our history. The overwhelming response from our fans both old and new has meant the most to us. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2014!” says singer Neil Fallon.

In December, between Christmas and New Years, CLUTCH will be back on the road for their traditional holiday shows. Support on the holiday shows will come from Into Another, The Mike Dillon Band and Lionize. All dates and links to purchase tickets can be found below.  The Sword and Crobot will provide support on the January dates.

February 2014 will see CLUTCH head down under to Australia as they take part in the 2014 Soundwave Festival.  In addition to the Soundwave dates, CLUTCH will be playing a handful of headlining Australian shows.  These shows are set for February 20 in Sydney at The Metro, February 21 in Brisbane at The Zoo and February 27 in Melbourne at Prince Bandroom.  Tickets for the headline dates are selling fast and the shows are anticipated to sell out! Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance for these shows to not miss out.  A poster for the Australian tour can be viewed HERE.

CLUTCH is currently booking a full UK tour that will start April 22 and run through May 9 in Ireland.  Confirmed dates, support and tickets links will be posted shortly at

http://www.pro-rock.com.

CLUTCH‘s Earth Rocker Live is now available in stores and online at the CLUTCH Merch Store.  This special and limited collectors’ item is a double vinyl picture disc set. The first LP is the studio version of Earth Rocker.  The second LP consists of live versions of the same tracks in the same sequence as the original.  This is not a live recording of one show. The individual tracks of the live version were recorded at different shows throughout the band’s May 2013 US tour: Houston and San Antonio (TX), Lincoln (NE), Indianapolis (IN) and Fargo (ND).  The stunning artwork displays the four Indian heads from the original package in all their colorful beauty: one for each side.

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Holiday Tour Dates:

With Into Another and The Mike Dillon Band

12/26: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club  

12/27: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

12/28: Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater

With Into Another and Lionize

12/29: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall

12/30: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

12/31: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

2014 Dates:

With The Sword and Crobot

1/2/14: Ashville, NC @ The Orange Peel

1/3/14: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater

1/4/14: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater

1/5/14: Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live

1/9/14: South Bend, IN @ Club Fever

1/10/14: Buffalo. NY @ Town Ballroom

1/11/14: Port Chester, NY @ Capital Theater

1/12/14: So. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

1/13/14: Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street

1/15/14: Stage College, PA @ Levels

1/16/14: Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theater

1/17/14: Wilmington, DE @ World Café Live**

1/18/14: Huntington, WV @ V Club

1/19/14: Flint. MI @ The Machine Shop

**The Sword not on this date**

AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

2/20/14: Sydney, Australia @ The Metro*

2/21/14: Brisbane, Australia @ The Zoo*

2/22/14: Soundwave Festival Brisbane

2/23/14: Soundwave Festival Sydney

2/27/14: Melbourne, Australia @ Prince Bandroom*

2/28/14: Soundwave Festival Melbourne

3/1/14: Soundwave Festival Adelaide

3/3/14: Soundwave Festival Perth

*Headline Dates*

 

 

LESBIAN Streaming Full Album

LESBIAN‘s third full length offering and Translation Loss debut Forestelevison is a single song, 44+ minute all-encompassing force of nature! Never has an album sifted through the deepest trenches of prog-influenced epic-doom and blackened metal to produce such an awe-inspiring aural assault to the senses. Recorded at Avast! Studios with long time producing collaborator Randall Dunn (Wolves in the Throne Room, Earth, Boris) and featuring gorgeous artwork by Arik Roper, Forestelevison will see a June 25 release on CD (Digipack), Digital and 2xLP. The 2xLP version will come housed in deluxe gatefold packaging and include an exclusive Vinyl-only extended outro-bonus track! The album is available for pre-order HERE.

Over the past weeks, LESBIAN teamed up with different outlets to premiere segments of their new opus Forestelevsion. The album is presented as a whole for the first time online courtesy of CVLT Nation HERE.

Consisting of guitarists Arran McInnis and Daniel La Rochelle, bassist/vocalist Dorando Hodous and drummer Benjamin Thomas-Kennedy, LESBIAN has grown accustomed to composing lengthy eclectic journeys that take the listener through myriad genres ranging anywhere from doom to prog to psyche to 70s rock to black metal to grunge and beyond. Forestelevison continues LESBIAN’S music genre-defying journey from their prior full-length on Holy Mountain Records called Power Hor, a split 10″ with Ocean on Roadburn Records, a self-released two song tour EP, and a second full-length on Important Records called Stratospheria Cubensis.

Tracklisting:

1.     Forestelevison

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https://twitter.com/lesbroham

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lesbian-the-band/218998164805294

http://www.translationloss.com

http://www.facebook.com/TranslationLossRecords

http://www.twitter.com/translationloss

SETH Streaming New Song

French black metal innovators SETH are streaming the second new track from their forthcoming album, The Howling Spirit. The album is slated for a North American release date on June 11. The song, titled One Ear to the Earth, One Eye on Heaven is streaming here. The full track listing and the artwork can be found below:

Tracklist:

  1. In Aching Agony
  2. Killing My Eyes
  3. One Ear to the Earth, One Eye on Heaven
  4. Howling Prayers (Act I)
  5. He Whose Heart Is Heavy with Sin
  6. Ten Barrels (A Scourge for the World, a Plague for His Soul)
  7. Scars Born from Bleeding Stars
  8. Howling Prayers (Act II)
  9. Mort-luisant
  10. Dicing with Death

SETH previously released a lyric video for the song Scars Born from Bleeding Stars here. The long-defunct band became reactivated following the 2012 re-release of their critically acclaimed 1998 debut Les Blessures de I’Ame. The reissue is re-mastered and includes two bonus tracks and brand new artwork and is currently available via Season of Mist on CD and hand-numbered, double gatefold LP limited to 500 copies.

Regarding the new incarnation of the band, band leader Heimoth issued the following statement:

“This is some exceptional moment for us as weare now officially back on the very same label that released our first album in ’98 and I guess this truly makes our recent comeback even more worthwhile. Both parts have taken different directions for more than 10 years but we are thrilled to unveil The Howling Spirit together. I personally feel this is a significant step forward born from the special relationship the band and SOM have had through the years.”

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CLUTCH Earth Rocker North American Tour – Part 2 Begins

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In support of their critically acclaimed new album, Earth Rocker, Maryland rockers CLUTCH are set to kick off the second leg of the Earth Rocker North American Tour. Support on this run comes from The Sword and Lionize. An admat for the tour can be viewed HERE.

CLUTCH is featured on the cover of this week’s Aquarian Weekly – available for free in New York and across the Tri-State Area. Check out the cover HERE.

In addition to their headlining shows, CLUTCH will be appearing on select festivals in North America including Rock on the Range, Rocklahoma, and the Bud Light River City Rockfest, during the second leg of the North American tour.

Following the North American dates, CLUTCH will head to Europe for a headlining run and festival appearances. A complete list of all dates can be found below.

Frontman Neil Fallon recently taped an appearance for VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show which will air sometime this June. More details can be found on the VH1 Classic Website.

Earth Rocker was released in March via the band’s label Weathermaker Music. It entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #15 achieving the band’s highest chart position to date. Then proceeded to hold its own on the Billboard Top 200 for a total of 5 weeks.

Earth Rocker also came in at #1 on the Hard Music Chart and #3 on the Independent Album Chart. The digital demand for this album continues to be very strong. In the week of release it shot to #4 on iTunes’ overall Top 100 album charts and was #1 in their rock chart.

Crucial Velocity has been received extremely well on The Welding Room. Earth Rocker continues to chart well at CMJ Loud Rock, including three weeks at #1 and seven weeks total and still holding strong with a position in the top 10.

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

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THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT Premiere New Track

Dutch death-dealers THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT have premiered the second new song new song from their  forthcoming Season of Mist album, TETRAGRAMMATON. The new song, titled Todesnacht von Stammheim is streaming via New Noise Magazine.

THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT (TMDC) deliver destruction with their latest album TETRAGRAMMATON. A mighty assault of punishing riffs, vicious drum slaughter, and ridiculously brutal vocals, the album bears down on the listener like a tank from start to finish. TMDC prove their metal has more depth however with narration and ornamentation (synths, effects) straight out of vintage Hollywood action films. Rest assured, you’ve never heard brutal metal like this before. A full track listing can be found below.

Track listing:
1.) God Amongst Insects
2.) Human Wave Attack
3.) Drugs, Thugs, & Machetes
4.) Todesnacht von Stammheim
5.) S.A.D.M.
6.) Qasr Al-Nhaya
7.) Aslimu!!! All Slain Those Who Bring Down Our Highly Respected Symbols To The Lower Status Of The Barren Earth

TETRAGRAMMATON is available for pre order at the Season of Mist E-shop.

Season of Mist website, the THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT website, and Facebook page.

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*

CLUTCH Album Available Now! New Single on THE WELDING ROOM Next Week

The highly anticipated 10th studio CLUTCH album Earth Rocker is now available. Plus, the recently released second single, Crucial Velocity is making a big impact already. The song has been added at multiple stations across the country and more are adding it daily. The band also release a lyric video for Crucial Velocity. The video was done by animator James Appleton and can be viewed HERE.

Demand to hear any and all CLUTCH tunes on The Welding Room radio program! Send your DEATH THREATS/COMPLAINTS now.

 

CLUTCH is currently on the Earth Rocker North American tour featuring support from Orange Goblin, Lionize and Scorpion Child. The second leg of the tour was recently announced which also features The Sword and Lionize. See all dates on The Welding Room TOUR DATES page. 

Earth Rocker is available exclusively at the CLUTCH Store.

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