CLUTCH Postpone September Tour Dates

Maryland rockers CLUTCH have been forced to postpone the September tour dates of the “Earth Rocker” North American Tour. This is due to a health issue with singer Neil Fallon. Most of the shows will be rescheduled and dates are listed below. Support on the rescheduled shows will remain the same and come from The Sword and Crobot. Tickets that were already purchased for the dates in September will be honored for the rescheduled dates in January.  Unfortunately, one of the shows could not be rescheduled and has been cancelled. This is show is Vienna, WV on 9/21. The shows scheduled for South Burlington, VT on 9/24 and Long Island, NY on 9/27 will be rescheduled for a later date, please hold on to your tickets. Refunds for the West Virginia are available at point of purchase.

All dates on the October – November leg of the tour will go on as scheduled and planned. The Hampton Beach date, originally in September is now scheduled for October 25. Unfortunately, The Sword and Crobot will not be appearing on this new date in Hampton Beach, NH. News about support will be released in the coming weeks.

CLUTCH frontman Neil Fallon gave an update on his condition:

“Dear friends, this week I’ve learned that a childhood injury to the neck, a genetic predisposition for spinal disease, and 20 some years of head banging will exact a toll. I’ve been diagnosed with an ugly case of cervical spinal stenosis and two herniated discs.

In some instances these conditions can be treated non-surgically. This is not the case for me. I have been advised by several neurosurgeons that my spinal cord has already been damaged and that I risk further damage were I not to address the situation. For this reason, I’ve decided to take care of this ASAP. Believe me, re scheduling a tour turns my stomach, but I believe this is the wisest choice given the prognosis.

On Tuesday I will undergo surgery. The procedure will fuse three vertebrae together with a small titanium plate. I have faith that this surgery will go as well as it can, and that I will be back in the saddle for our October-November tour. On behalf of my spine, deepest apologies to those who had been looking forward to seeing CLUTCH over the next two weeks. We’ll make it up to you.”

Health and Happiness,

Neil

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.

 North American Tour Dates

10/25: Hampton Beach. NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

10/26: Virginia Beach, VA @ Motorworld – Localpalooza*

10/27: Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm

10/28: Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre

10/29: Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29

10/31: Louisville, KY @ Expo Five

11/01: Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall

11/02: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom

11/04: Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock

11/05: Austin, TX @ Emo’s

11/07: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

11/08: Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre

11/09: West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues

11/10: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

11/11: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

11/13: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater & Club

11/14: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

*Denotes Festival Date*

11/15: Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion

11/16: Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note

11/17: Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre

11/19: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

11/20: Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre

11/21: Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s

11/22: Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion

11/23: Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit

12/27: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

Rescheduled Dates:

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

1/6/14: Birmingham, AL @ Iron City

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

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

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

SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL 2014

2/22/14: Soundwave Festival Brisbane

2/23/14: Soundwave Festival Sydney

2/28/14: Soundwave Festival Melbourne

3/1/14: Soundwave Festival Adelaide

3/3/14: Soundwave Festival Perth

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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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VENOMOUS MAXIMUS New Music Video

Texas dark heavy metal band VENOMOUS MAXIMUS just released its new album Beg Upon the Light to widespread celebration. The record has been called “Lovecraftian” and a “masterpiece” by Metal Injection, “mayhem without mercy” by Decibel, “super-thick occult doom” by Rhapsody and “the best metal album to come out of Texas in a long, long time” by the Houston Press.

Click the image below to watch the new Path of Doom video.

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Additionally, VENOMOUS MAXIMUS were hand-picked by New Orleans metal titans DOWN to support the band for a string of live dates on their upcoming U.S. tour.

VENOMOUS MAXIMUS is one of the most successful metal bands to emerge from Houston in years, beloved of headbangers and headbanging blogs from across the U.S. and points beyond (maybe even astronauts).

Since its formation in 2010, the group has become the go-to metal band in the country’s third-largest city, winning back-to-back titles at the Houston Press Music Awards as the Space City‘s “Best Metal Band” and has shared the stage with the like-minded Mastodon, Pentagram, Saint Vitus, The Sword, Graveyard and more.

 U.S. Tour Dates (all shows supporting DOWN)

January 26     Denver, CO             Summit Music Hall
January 28     Minneapolis, MN     First Avenue
January 29     Milwaukee, WI        The Rave
January 30     Cincinnati, OH        Bogart’s
February 1     Chattanooga, TN     Track 29

VENOMOUS MAXIMUS’ sound combines intense, unabashed metal riffing that locks into heavy rock grooves featuring interjected dual leads and surprisingly darkened atmospheres. Add to it the distinctive voice of towering front man Gregg Higgins and his unorthodox, unsettling tone, unholy sinister laugh and unchained lyrics described as “primal psychomagic”, detailing “paths of doom”, dying witches, moon worship, haunted graveyards and travel through space and time, and the speed of the band’s bat out of hell success becomes surprisingly clear.

VENOMOUS MAXIMUS: Gregg Higgins (Vocals, Guitar), Christian Larson (Guitar),Trevi Biles (Bass) and Bongo (Drums)
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“Texas cult metallers Venomous Maximus will appeal to fans of proto-metal bands such as Pentagram and Sir Lord Baltimore and current sludge fiends like High on Fire and Red Fang.” – AOL NOISECREEP

“The occult imagery might tip your expectations toward a blackened doom sound, but truthfully these guys are more of a traditional, uptempo stoner band. It would be unfair to say Venomous Maximus sound like former touring mates (and distant neighbors) The Sword, but it would be totally accurate to say that if you like The Sword this is exactly the kind of 70’s-drenched, weed toking rock ‘n roll that’s right up your alley. The riff is dominant, the mood is “let’s party”, the fists are pumping.” – METAL INJECTION

“doom-y guitars, witchcraft-obsessed lyrics…These guys basically take the modern form of doom-metal and drag it backwards ’til it sounds like it might’ve if Phil Lynott & co. had gone through a “doom period” prior to Think Lizzy’s demise.”
– SPACE ROCK CITY

“Iron Maiden via High on Fire…a kind of post-Mastodonic punk. Venomous Maximus could hit on an excellent balance of familiar and genre-defying, ultimately adding to their home state’s storied legacy of heavy. Recommended.”
– THE OBELISK

“This is some prime-evil, straight wicked mischievous type stuff. These guys know how to raise hell. Period.” – EXAMINER.com

GYPSYHAWK Debut New Video, Continue Tour

GYPSYHAWK debuts new video for State Lines

(Pasadena, CAGypsyhawk recently filmed a video for their song State Lines from Revelry & Resilience. The video was filmed in true DIY fashion on their headlining tour in August at a house party in South Lake Tahoe, CA. The video, as well their tour dates with The Sword, can be seen now at metalblade.com/gypsyhawk.

Gypsyhawk will also be performing at the Metal Blade Records 30th anniversary show with Armored Saint and Sacred Reich on November 30 at the House of Blues in Hollywood, CA.

Additional special guests confirmed for the show include: Johan Hegg of Amon Amarth, Ray Alder of Fates Warning/Redemption, as well as dUg Pinnick of King’s X. The guest musicians will join Armored Saint on stage throughout their set to perform a variety of cover songs. Tickets are currently on sale HERE.
Revelry & Resilience is available now in stores and online. Fans can preview and purchase the album now on iTunes and Amazon, as well as pick up the CD and LP at record stores nationwide.

For a list of stores, head to metalblade.com/gypsyhawk, where you’ll also find guitar demonstration and song concept description videos!

“a stunning blend of fantasy and science fiction-inspired lyrics set against a backdrop of booty-shaking Thin Lizzy-inspired heavy rock”  – LA Weekly

“recalling the pounding ’70s shredding of UFO, or even Thin Lizzy (especially on a track like The Fields)”  – The Onion’s AVClub.com

“Gypsyhawk’s new album, Revelry & Resilience, is stuffed with twin-guitar melodies around every turn and instantly memorable hooks”  – Noisecreep.com

GYPSYHAWK

w/ Armored Saint (Metal Blade 30th Anniversary Show)
11/30 West Hollywood , CA House of Blues
w/ The Sword, American Sharks
12/02 Tulsa, OK Eclipse
12/03 Kansas City, MO Record Bar
12/04 Denver, CO Bluebird
12/05 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
12/06 Boise, ID Neurolux
12/07 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
12/08 Seattle, WA Neumos
12/10 Sacramento, CA Harlows
12/11 San Francisco, CA Independent
12/12 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theater
12/13 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick
12/14 Phoenix, AZ Club Red
12/15 Tucson, AZ Clug Congress
12/17 Dallas, TX Trees
12/18 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
12/19 Austin, TX Emo’s East

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