Clutch Reveal Title For New Album
Clutch have chosen “Earth Rocker” as the title to their new album. The band expect to release the effort in March through their own Weathermaker Music label. Tracking for the effort has already been completed with Machine (Lamb Of God, Every Time I Die) handling the production duties. Currently the aforementioned producer is overseeing the mixing process for the effort as well.
Band vocalist Neil Fallon said of the effort:
“Last minute overdubs are fun. Harmonicas, tambourines (yes, we use those), claps, the odd backing vocal. Recording can be monotonous, so those unintended moments can be a lot of fun. It’s kind of like kindergarten music class, but with beer. And sometimes the spontaneity of a last ditch idea breathes a lot of life back into a song that we’ve been beating up for weeks on end. A looming deadline can be a great muse! It has a lot in common with Blast Tyrant in that Machine‘s production techniques are really unique. It differs from Blast Tyrant and a lot of other Clutch records in that, overall, the songs are faster and concise.”
Guitarist Tim Sult also chimed in, stating: “as far as the composition of the songs go, this is the heaviest and fastest Clutch album to date.”
An as-yet unannounced North American headliner is planned for March/April; while a new website has been launched in support of the album over at Earthrocker.com. Furthermore, the band have booked the first date of their “World Rocker” world tour. They will play the following one-off UK date in January:
01/22 London, UK – Islington Academy