CLUTCH Announce Annual Holiday Tour Dates

Maryland rockers CLUTCH are pleased to announce their annual Holiday Tour. These dates kick off the day after Christmas, December 26 in Washington, DC and run through New Year’s Eve, December 31 in Brooklyn, NY. Support on the dates from December 26 through December 28 will come from Into Another and The Mike Dillon Band. Support on the dates from December 29 through December 31 will be provided by Into Another and Lionize. Tickets for fan club members go on sale Wednesday, September 18 and for the general public Friday, September 20 and Saturday September 21.

Holiday Tour Dates:

12/26: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

12/27: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

12/28: Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater

12/29: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall

12/30: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

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

A full list of tour dates and links to purchase tickets can be found below.

CLUTCH will kick off the October leg of the “Earth Rocker” tour, October 25 in Hampton Beach, NH. Immediately followed by a festival appearance in Virginia Beach, VA at “Localpalooza” on October 26.  Support on the shows from October 27 through November 23 will be provided by The Sword and American Sharks.

Look for the CLUTCH song “Electric Worry” to be featured in the upcoming TV trailers for the new movie “Machete Kills“, the sequel to “Machete” starring Danny Trejo. The movie is out October 11 in North America.

CLUTCH has signed on with Fox Sports to use the song “The Regulator” in their programming. The song will be used during Fox’s coverage of College Football, MLB, NFL and NASCAR.

Additionally, the song “Crucial Velocity” will be featured in the mobile version of Need For Speed, which will be released in February 2014.

Earth Rocker was released March 19 via the band’s label Weathermaker Music. The album entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #15 achieving the band’s highest chart position to date. The album then proceeded to hold its own on the Billboard Top 200 for a total of 5 weeks. The album 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 Earth Rocker shot to #4 on iTunes’ overall Top 100 album charts and was #1 in their rock chart.

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

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KYLESA Re-Issues Released

Critically-acclaimed, genre defying rock group KYLESA released Violitionist Sessions. Recorded live-to-tape in Denton, TX by engineer Michael Briggs, the three song session showcases renditions of KYLESA classics To Forget, Said and Done, and Hollow Severer and is streaming at

Violitionist Sessions are a combination of an interview paired with three song performances of bands from Denton and touring bands passing through the area. The sessions are all recorded live in a living room with no overdubs and no sound editing. The goal is to document a moment in time.

KYLESA recently released their new album, Ultravioletthe highestcharting record in the band’s storied career, landing at #4 on Billboard’sHeat Seekers” chart, and #173 on the Billboard top 200. The album is streaming here.

In support of the new record, KYLESA are currently trekking through the USA as part of the Ultraviolet Summer 2013 Tour with support from BLOOD CEREMONY, WHITE HILLS, and LAZER/WULF.

Ultraviolet available now as a Jewel case CD, a digi-pack CD and different limited edition LPs (both single and double LP versions are available) via the Season of Mist’s E-Shop. 

Season of Mist website, KYLESA Facebook page

June 13  Montreal, QC Il Motore
June 14  Brooklyn NY  Northside Fest (Music Hall of Williamsburg)
June 15  Albany, NY    Bogie’s
June 16  Boston, MA    Middle East Downstairs
June 18  Philadelphia, PA  Underground Arts
June 19  Washington, DC Rock & Roll Hotel
June 20  Asheville, NC  Asheville Music Hall
June 21  Atlanta, GA     The Earl
June 22  Savannah, GA The Jinx
(Door tickets only, unless purchased from local record stores)

New HIGH ON FIRE Album Streaming Online



California doom rock powerhouse HIGH ON FIRE will release not one, but two LIVE albums on June 18 via eOne Music. Titled Spitting Fire Live, the two volume set represents the first official live documents of the power trio’s storied career, perfectly capturing the sound and intensity of a band whose performances have been hailed as “rumbling and down-tuned and resonant” by the New York Times and who the Chicago Tribune called “one the best live bands you will ever see.” In advance of the two record set’s release, both live albums are now available for streaming via Pandora and Pitchfork, respectively.

* Stream HIGH ON FIRE’s Spitting Fire Live (vol. 1) via Pandora HERE.

* Stream HIGH ON FIRE’s Spitting Fire Live (vol. 2) via Pitchfork HERE.

Plus, request to hear High On Fire on The Welding Room.

Recorded over a two evening NYC headlining stint at both NYC’s Bowery Ballroom and Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg last winter, Spitting Fire Live showcases HIGH ON FIRE at its incendiary best. The live sets contain well known HIGH ON FIRE songs from each of the band’s critically acclaimed studio albums including last year’s celebrated De Vermis Mysteriis. Mixing of the performances was handled by Greg Wilkinson with additional engineering done by Converge’s Kurt Ballou. The albums are available for pre-order via iTunes HERE and HERE, while limited LP versions and special bundle packages can be pre-ordered HERE.

The release of Spitting Fire Live puts a triumphant cap on a multi-year run by the Oakland band that has been fraught with both celebration and frustration. The release of last year’s De Vermis Mysteriis followed more than a year and a half of world touring in support of 2010’s Snakes for the Divine which included multiple North American headlining jaunts, international festival appearances and tours alongside Metallica, Slayer, Mastodon and The Melvins, the latter of which saw the trio caught in BOTH the February 22, 2011 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand and the powerful earthquake and resulting tsunami in Tokyo, Japan on March 11, 2011. The group was unharmed, but shaken after surviving its second natural disaster in sixteen days and was able to return to its native Oakland a few days later.

Last summer, HIGH ON FIRE was forced to pull out of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival as front man and guitarist Matt Pike entered treatment for alcohol rehabilitation.  Pike would emerge from treatment “stronger than ever” and HIGH ON FIRE celebrated by releasing “the wildest video in heavy metal history” for De Vermis Mysteriis’ potent track Fertile Green and then immediately announcing a North American headlining tour which saw the band at its very best and would ultimately yield the recordings that would become Spitting Fire Live.

With a renewed energy, drive and passion for the unique music it creates, HIGH ON FIRE forges forth as focused and determined as ever before. Spitting Fire Live showcases the dedication, resolve and ultimate creativity of one of the very finest metal bands on the planet today.

Spitting Fire Live Volume 1:

1. Serums Of Liao
2. Frost Hammer
3. 10,000 Years
4. Devolution
5. Last
6. Fertile Green
7. Speedwolf

Spitting Fire Live Volume 2:

1. Rumors Of War
2. DII
3. Fury Whip
4. Madness Of An Architect
5. Face Of Oblivion
6. Hung Drawn and Quartered
7. Blood From Zion
8. Snakes For The Divine


Universally recognized as one of the most potent acts in music today, HIGH ON FIRE creates modern heavy metal that merges primal fury and aggression, hesher bombast and hall of fame heaviness.  Described as “a supersonic exercise in conquest by volume,” HIGH ON FIRE has rewritten the hard rock rule book since its formation in 1998, forging a style and sound that is both critically celebrated and absolutely unique.  The group features vocalist and cult guitar hero Matt Pike — also a founding member of the famed underground band SLEEP — along with powerhouse drummer Des Kenseland talented bassist Jeff Matz.  Pike was named as one of Rolling Stone’s “New Guitar Gods” and is one of rock’s most charismatic figures. HIGH ON FIRE’s latest album De Vermis Mysteriis was released on April 3, 2012.
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HIGH ON FIRE online (website / facebook) and ACTION! PR online (website / facebook / twitter).

“High on Fire sounds rejuvenated, as if it’s conquering the world all over again… Without fail, this no-BS stoner-metal band delivers yet another skull-bashing record, in the process challenging the metal world at large” – NPR

“Bludgeoning Bay Area trio High on Fire have seemingly entered a permanent state of metal flow. Fourteen years into its career, the band has mastered its woozy, pummeling music. Growler-guitarist Matt Pike yowls about violence and esoterica and riffs like he’s engulfed in flames while the rhythm section of bassist Jeff Matz and drummer Des Kensel pitch and yaw as if playing aboard a Viking longship” – SPIN

“visceral, ecstatically grimy heavy metal… progressive psychedelia… High on Fire are making some of the best music of their career” – PITCHFORK

“a beautiful, untamable kind of band” – THE NEW YORK TIMES

“High On Fire is part of the future of heavy music” – CRAVE ONLINE

“it’s not often something rocks this hard… stadium-sized” – STEREOGUM 

“another host of monolithic, archetypal licks from the jaws of eternity… a mantra of transcendental awe” – THE ONION 

“a band that eats Motorhead, drinks Sabbath, and bleeds Slayer… at the absolute pinnacle of their game” – SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN 

“High on Fire are the new Mötörhead. The trio never falter” – ALTERNATIVE PRESS 

“High on Fire returning as victorious and inspirational as ever” – POPMATTERS 

“Oakland’s (and possibly Earth’s) heaviest band, High on Fire, is ready for its close-up” – SF WEEKLY

“High on Fire hasn’t altered its MO drastically on De Vermis Mysteriis; the band just continues to make it sound as amazing as possible… powerful yet progressive” – ALARM


One might assume DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, recently named headliners of the “SUMMERS’LAUGHTER TOUR 2013,” might rest up prior to the big package tour. Big package.

Butt, no… this is particularly neat considering a Dillinger live show is less of a concert performance and more of a full contact sporting event. Often times, those in attendance, in the first few rows need to be prepared to participate – willing or not. Consider this your warning.

Furthermore, I’d go so far to say the fella’s of Dillinger Escape Plan are greater athletes than any Major League Baseball player.

As we await SUMMERS’LAUGHTER dates, here’s the current game schedule for the boys. You may want to do a push-up or sit-up to help swallow the guilt of your lummox-like existance (and I’ll be right there with you).

Apr 20 Worcester The Palladium w/ Opeth, Katatonia…BUY TICKETS

Apr 22 Lancaster PA Chameleon Club w/ The Faceless, Royal Thunder BUY TICKETS

Apr 23 Clifton Park NY Upstate Concert Hall w/ The Faceless, Royal Thunder BUY TICKETS

Apr 24 Buffalo NY Town Ballroom w/ The Faceless, Royal Thunder BUY TICKETS

Apr 25 Pittsburgh PA Altar Bar w/ The Faceless, Royal Thunder BUY TICKETS

Apr 26 Philadelphia Union Transfer w/ The Faceless, Royal Thunder BUY TICKETS

Apr 27 Brooklyn NY Converse Rubber Tracks @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Apr 28 New Haven CT Toads Place w/ The Faceless, Royal Thunder BUY TICKETS

Apr 30 Columbus OH A&R Bar w/ The Faceless, Royal Thunder BUY TICKETS

May 02 Los Angeles Nokia Live w/ Metallica, Stone Sour…

May 04 Newport KY Southgate House w/ The Faceless, Royal Thunder BUY TICKETS

May 05 Grand Rapids MI The Intersection w/ The Faceless, Royal Thunder BUY TICKETS

May 07 Indianapolis IN Emerson Theater w/ The Faceless, Royal Thunder BUY TICKETS

May 08 Chicago Reggie’s w/ The Faceless, Royal Thunder BUY TICKETS

May 09 Des Moines IA Wooly’s w/ The Faceless, Royal Thunder BUY TICKETS

May 10 Madison WI High Noon Saloon w/ The Faceless, Royal Thunder BUY TICKETS

May 11 St. Louis MO The Firebird w/ The Faceless, Royal Thunder BUY TICKETS

May 12 Lawrence KS The Granada w/ The Faceless, Royal Thunder BUY TICKETS

May 14 Boulder CO Fox Theatre w/ The Faceless, Royal Thunder BUY TICKETS

May 16 Boise ID Knitting Factory w/ The Faceless, Royal Thunder BUY TICKETS

May 17 Reno NV Knitting Factory w/ The Faceless, Royal Thunder BUY TICKETS

May 18 Sacramento CA Ace of Spades w/ The Faceless, Royal Thunder BUY TICKETS

May 19 San Francisco DNA Lounge w/ The Faceless, Royal Thunder BUY TICKETS

May 20 Anaheim Chain Reaction w/ The Faceless, Royal Thunder BUY TICKETS

May 22 Albuquerque NM Launch Pad w/ The Faceless, Royal Thunder BUY TICKETS

May 23 El Paso TX Tricky Falls w/ The Faceless, Royal Thunder BUY TICKETS

May 24 Austin TX Mohawk w/ The Faceless, Royal Thunder BUY TICKETS

May 25 New Orleans LA One Eyed Jacks w/ The Faceless, Royal Thunder BUY TICKETS

May 26 Birmingham AL Zydeco w/ The Faceless, Royal Thunder BUY TICKETS

May 28 West Columbia SC New Brookland Tavern w/ The Faceless, Royal Thunder

May 29 Charlotte NC Amos’ South End w/ The Faceless, Royal Thunder BUY TICKETS

May 30 Carrboro NC Cat’s Cradle w/ The Faceless, Royal Thunder BUY TICKETS

May 31 Asheville NC Orange Peel w/ The Faceless, Royal Thunder BUY TICKETS

Jun 01 Richmond VA Kingdom w/ The Faceless, Royal Thunder BUY TICKETS

Jun 08 Belle Isle, Detroit, MI Orion Music Fest w/ Metallica, Rise Against… more BUY TICKETS

Jun 20 PL Jaworzno Metalfest Poland w/ Volbeat, Down and more BUY TICKETS

Jun 21 AT Graz See Rock Festival w/ Iron Maiden, Slayer and more BUY TICKETS

Jun 22 IT Pinarella Di Cervia Rock Planet

Jun 23 CH Monthey Pont Rouge BUY TICKETS

Jun 24 CH Dudingen Bad Bonn BUY TICKETS

Jun 25 AT Dornbirn Conrad Sohm BUY TICKETS

Jun 26 DE Dortmund Fzw Club BUY TICKETS

Jun 28 FI Helsinki Tuska Open Air w/ Nightwish, King Diamond and more BUY TICKETS

Jun 29 DE Montabaur Mair 1 Festival w/ All That Remains, NOFX and more BUY TICKETS

Jun 30 BE Dessel Graspop Festival w/ Iron Maiden, Slipknot and more BUY TICKETS

Jul 02 LU Esch-Sur-Alzette Kulturfabrik BUY TICKETS

Jul 03 DE Hannover Musikzentrum BUY TICKETS

Jul 04 NL Groningen Vera BUY TICKETS

Jul 05 DK Roskilde Roskilde Festival BUY TICKETS

Jul 06 SE Goteborg Metaltown Festival w/ Slipknot, Korn, Motorhead and more BUY TICKETS

Two new pre-order bundles now available. Limited to 144 copies and will include the new CD, LP, and a shirt. The LP will have a screenprinted alternative cover that is hand numbered out of 300 just for these bundles.