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Clutch Debut New Version Of “Passive Restraints” With Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe


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Clutch have revisited their early track “Passive Restraints“, recording a new version of it with a guest appearance from Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe. Clutch have re-recorded several tracks over the past year or so as part of their ‘The Weathermaker Vault Series‘ of songs. Speaking of this latest addition to the series, Clutch vocalist/guitarist Neil Fallon offered:

“‘Passive Restraints‘ was one of the first Clutch songs I wrote lyrics to. It was a staple of Clutch sets for years, but fell by the wayside as we wrote more and more songs over the years. When we toured with Lamb Of God a few years back, Randy would often ask us to bring it back into rotation. We dragged our feet and finally we caved. And we were glad we did. Last time Clutch played ‘CopenhellRandy joined us on stage to perform the song. We decided to re-record it for the WM Vault series and thought it was only fitting to have Randy join us.”

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Randy Blythe added:

“When Clutch asked if I wanted to sing an older song with them during our 2016 tour together, I knew immediately which one I wanted to do- ‘Passive Restraints.’ We performed it in Milwaukee, then again a few years later at ‘Copenhell Fest‘ in Denmark, and I had a blast both times.

I think they were a bit surprised I chose a song released in 1992, but I’ve been a fan for a long time. I’ve followed their development as a band since the early days and have enjoyed every album, but as a musician I know sometimes it’s fun to dust off something you haven’t played in many years and see how it sounds. The song holds up to this day, and I was honored to sing on its re-release.”

 

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