NewsDecember 9, 2008 5:50 PM ET3,975 views

Bakerton Group (Clutch) album set for release

Official press release: Weathermaker Music, the label owned by touring juggernauts Clutch, has inked a multi-year, multiple release North American deal with Sony/BMG owned RED Distribution. RED Senior Vice President of Product Development, Alan Becker comments: "Clutch have so many fans here at RED, and we couldn't be happier they chose us to be their distribution partner... Helping the band build their new label will make 2009 an even better year at RED." First on deck, slated for a February 17th release through the formidable alliance, is the new The Bakerton Group release entitled "El Rojo!" Produced by Clutch and J. Robbins at Magpie Cage Studios in Baltimore, MD, "El Rojo" will be the first full tilt release from The Bakerton Group, the psychedelic instrumental jazz-laden alter ego of Clutch (all four original Clutch members make up The Bakerton Group). In addition, Per Wiberg from Opeth was brought in to handle all piano, synth and keyboard duties on all ten of "El Rojo's" tracks. In other Clutch related news, some of the incredible footage from the band's first ever live DVD/CD, "Full Fathom Five," will be featured on Comcast Cable's On Demand "Concert TV" channel starting December 15th, along with classic rock icons Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest, Black Crowes, Deep Purple, Santana, U2 & Motorhead. The band has also just returned from the UK's Hard Rock Hell Festival, a set that inspired Metal Hammer to report, "Once again, Clutch go about staking their claims to be one of the greatest bands in existence."

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