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.

Follow CLUTCH on Twitter: @ClutchOfficial

For More Info Visit:Earth Rocker Pro-Rock WeatherMaker Music Clutch Merch

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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*

 

 

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NJ SANDY RELIEF BENEFIT Update

MEGA-HEAVY METAL ALERT!

The bands participating in this event are way too heavy for THE WELDING ROOM.

Eddie handles these types of metals…

 

Saturday, May 11, 2013 @ Encore Events Center – 106 Schanck Rd Freehold, NJ

UPDATED TICKET PRICES: 30.00 ADV / 35.00 DOS

Doors: 7:00pm, Showtime: 8:00pm

Hosted by VH1 Classic: That Metal Show’s Eddie Trunk with Special Appearances by: Comedians Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson!

Featuring Performances from: TWISTED SISTER, ANVIL, RAVEN, THE RODS , TT QUICK & LORDS OF MERCY

New Jersey birthed heavy metal in the United States in the early 1980’s and it all started in a stall in the Route 18 Flea Market with Jonny Z and Marsha Z, where they sold rare records and Imported vinyl, picture discs and rock rags from around the world. This tiny little record shop soon became infamous for being the only place stateside where you could find the heaviest and hardest music from the farthest reaches and your own backyard.

Rock N Roll Heaven became the Metal mecca and anyone interested in this new underground wave of music known as “Heavy Metal” needed to pilgrimage to Rock N Roll Heaven at the flea market the only place to buy pins, patches, demos, and more it was the hub for news to find out what was happening anywhere in Metal. The shop owners began throwing concerts in local skate rinks and clubs, because no one else would put together a metal line-up.

Rock N Roll Heaven became a second home, only home for many, for one historical group the original Fans of Metal – aptly named The Old Bridge Metal Militia, a group of working class, hell raising teens from blue collar Old Bridge, NJ.

These were the most loyal group of fans any band has ever had – Metallica, Slayer, Raven, and many more young fledgling soon to be metal titans made their way into the hearts, homes and refrigerators of the OBMM before anyone even knew they existed and it was the unity of Rock N Roll Heaven and the OBMM that birthed Megaforce records and essentially Thrash as we know it today.

Megaforce went on to put out Metallica’s first 2 albums and made way for Testament, Overkill and paved the way for CraZed Management the Zazula’s management firm that nurtured Anthrax for 13 years and Ministry in the height of their fame plus many, many more.

After many years, OBMM & the Zazula’s are teaming up once again. Holding this fundraiser concert for the victims of Superstorm Sandy, Metal is now giving back to the community.

ED TRUNK (THAT METAL SHOW) will perform Master of Ceremonies duties with special guest hosts and an all-star jam to be announced.  With a now confirmed line-up of ANVIL, RAVEN, THE RODS and LORDS OF MERCY this evening is poised for a metal pounders delight.

ROCK N’ ROLL HEAVEN and OLD BRIDGE METAL MILITIA ask all attendees to bring canned goods or non-perishable food items for a food drive which will benefit local area soup kitchens and shelters.to thrash metal.

This is an event to benefit the victims of Superstorm Sandy, which wreaked havoc on the Jersey Shore and on the lives of its residents. Superstorm Sandy has left dozens dead and thousands homeless – making it the worst storm in the region’s history. This is a 100% non-profit event.

*An attempt to translate sub-par English journalism from Adrenaline was made. No promises… Get the info, get through it.

 

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TWR Episode 103 – TUESDAY 5-9pm
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The Welding Room: METAL RADIO SUPREMACY.

 

BEYOND DISHONOR Release Music Video, EP & Tour Dates Coming

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Trenton, New Jersey metalcore mainstays BEYOND DISHONOR released a music video for their first single, Heisenberg via their official YouTube channel. Watch here – http://youtu.be/BLRfAGgK23Y. Any fan of the hit television drama Breaking Bad will immediately recognize that Heisenberg is a tribute to the popular show— complete with yellow meth lab suits, greasy cigar-smoking drug kingpins, shady factory laboratories galore and more. Heisenberg is cut from the band’s upcoming EP Generations, set to drop in June 2013.

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“It’s an obvious homage to one of our favorite pieces of entertainment, but it is wrapped around a stronger metaphor – just as Walt perfects the formula against his better judgement, so too are we forced to find and perfect the formula for notice and respect in this tumultuous industry and genre,” states lead vocalist Reese Dunlap.

“That theme is referenced throughout the song, and goes one step further in the video, where we are, in a sense, a victim of this formulaic control. It is only when we have ‘perfected the formula’ that we can finally escape mediocrity.”

Breaking free of the norm is exactly what BEYOND DISHONOR plans to do with their new EP Generations, which boasts production credits from acclaimed producer Andreas Magnusson, known for his work with The Black Dahlia Murder, Impending Doom, This or The Apocalypse and more. The five-piece combines eclectic styles and ranging influences to create music that is devastatingly heavy and aggressive enough for the most hardcore of fans, yet rhythmic and groovy enough to be accessible to those on the fringe.

“The music lands on the good side of the contemporary metalcore/deathcore spectrum, for fans of early Born of Osiris (sans keyboards) or Within the Ruins” – Heavyblogisheavy.com

Drawing inspiration from pop culture, primarily in the form of movies, television and gaming, is one of countless ways BEYOND DISHONOR has garnered fans in the local and national metal scene since they formed in late 2006. Their 2011 full-length, Travesty, is a well-received concept album drawing from band favorites Se7en, Ghostbusters and Full Metal Jacket. In similar fashion, Generations features pop culture references evident in song titles like ED209 vs. The Staircase (RoboCop) and What Clayton Bigsby Doesn’t Know (Chappelle’s Show).

In the state of New Jersey and even nationally, BEYOND DISHONOR asserts one of the strongest DIY success stories in a very challenging genre. The band churns out a staggering 70+ self-funded shows a year— without any label, booking agency, or management assistance. BEYOND DISHONOR is pushing 5,000+ fans on their official Facebook page and 10,000+ on Twitter— essentially commanding the attention of East coast metal fans with each and every post. Much of their success stems from the overwhelming support and praise provided by the many nationally-recognized artists they have supported, including Unearth, Chimaira, August Burns Red, Attack Attack, All Shall Perish, Winds of Plague, Born of Osiris, Suffocation, Emmure, and numerous others.

This past February, BEYOND DISHONOR won the Trenton, NJ date of the Sumerian Records “Headband for the Highway” competition, which was a touring “battle of the bands”-style performance competition in which bands from each market were chosen to perform on a large summer festival date. As the winner, the band was selected to perform on a local date of the All Stars Tour (this year featuring Every Time I Die, Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya and more). Specifics regarding this performance are set to be announced soon.

TOUR DATES:
4/17 West Springfield, VA @ Empire w/ Miss May I
4/18 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar w/ Miss May I
4/19 Philadelphia, PA @ Club Risqué
4/20 Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar w/ Texas in July
4/21 Woodbridge, CT @ Amity Teen Center
4/22 Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Art Theatre with Beyond The Shore and Sylar
4/23 Syracuse, NY @ Three Fat Guys Bar
4/24 Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
4/26 Lancaster, PA @ Lancaster Convention Center w/ Abandon All Ships at Launch Music Conference
5/6 Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes w/ Whitechapel + I Killed The Prom Queen

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BEYOND DISHONOR is endorsed by Dark Horse Percussion, Brewtal Beer Promotions and Fakelife Clothing, a company dedicated to bringing awareness to global poverty, and all proceeds from their sales help to fund loans to small business entrepreneurs in developing countries. BEYOND DISHONOR is also partnering with B.A.D. (Bands Against Discrimination), a non-profit advocacy group that empowers musicians and their fans to unite against the discrimination and bullying based on race, gender, or sexual orientation.

To download music by BEYOND DISHONOR, visit iTunes (direct link).

Featured in NJ’s The Aquarian Weekly, Local “Buzz” Band – Read Here

*BEYOND DISHONOR is looking for management, label and booking agent interest. To inquire, please contact booking@beyonddishonor.com.*

BEYOND DISHONOR is:
Reese Dunlap – vocals
Mike “Lock” LaCouture – drums
Wesley Ingraham – guitars
Mark Salmon – guitars
Nick Petti (’08-’13) / Bryan San Martin (’13-present) – bass

For more information BEYOND DISHONOR, please visit these websites:

www.beyonddishonor.com

www.facebook.com/beyonddishonor

www.twitter.com/beyonddishonor

www.youtube.com/locks4lock

www.beyonddishonormerch.bigcartel.com

www.reverbnation.com/beyonddishonor

 

EVERYTHING WENT BLACK Announce Spring Tour

 

The St. Louis-based metallic hardcore group EVERYTHING WENT BLACK announced dates for their upcoming U.S. tour, including select dates with the New York hardcore/punk band Vice. Additionally, they will act as support for labelmates Mutilation Rites on their upcoming stop in St. Louis with Inter Arma on March 11. Full dates can be found on the TOUR DATES page (see above).

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EVERYTHING WENT BLACK are continuing to support their debut album Cycles of Light, currently available as a limited-edition 12″ LP HERE as well as on CD HERE.

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“neck-destroying breakdowns, wailing lead sections” – About.com

For more information and tickets please visit:
https://www.facebook.com/EverythingWentBlackUS

WARDRUNA Reveal Second Album Trailer

Norwegian neo-folk group WARDRUNA unveiled the second in a series of album trailer videos in which they preview additional tracks from their new album, Yggdrasil.

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The trailer includes snippets of the new tracks Ansur, IwaR and IngwaR, also features commentary by the band’s founders, multi-instrumentalist Kvitrafn and vocalist Gaahl (ex-Gorgoroth, God Seed).

Yggdrasil will be released on April 2 in U.S., March 15 in Norway and March 25 throughout mainland Europe. Pre-order packages are now available through INDIE RECORDING’s web store HERE. The album is available as a regular jewel case CD, but also as a limited edition digibook which includes a specially designed bronze necklace along with a 32-page booklet that contains extra artwork, translated lyrics and additional text on the album’s Rune-based concept.

WARDRUNA will soon appear at the prestigious Inferno Festival in Switzerland alongside acts including Anaal Nathrakh, Primoridial, Dark Funeral, My Dying Bride, and Aura Noir. The band will also make their debut American performance later this year at the annual Stella Natura Festival in California’s Tahoe National Forest.

Keep track of the band by visiting:
www.wardruna.com
www.facebook.com/wardruna