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Clutch announces new album, Earth Rocker

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 6:29 AM PT

Official press release:

Maryland rockers Clutch have announced Earth Rocker as the title of their new studio album. Earth Rocker is scheduled for a worldwide release in March of 2013 on Clutch's label Weathermaker Music.

The band has completed tracking Earth Rocker with Machine handling all production duties. Machine is currently in the mixing process on the album. Fans can keep up on the progress of Earth Rocker by visiting the new website www.earthrocker.com. The website will be a hub dedicated to all things Earth Rocker. Fans can expect to see daily updates including photos, videos from the studio, song title announcements and samples of new songs.

Frontman Neil Fallon commented on the the recording process for Earth Rocker and how it differs from other Clutch albums:

"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!"

He continues, "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."

When asked about how this record how it differs from other Clutch releases guitarist Tim Sult added, "As far as the composition of the songs go, this is the heaviest and fastest Clutch album to date."


10/16/2012 7:00:32 AM
"It's like kindergarten class, but with beer."

10/16/2012 9:06:46 AM
"As far as the composition of the songs go, this is the heaviest and fastest Clutch album to date."

10/16/2012 11:03:59 AM
in before all the haters w/ their unoriginal: derp derp derpity derp is stoked.

10/16/2012 12:10:17 PM
"Recording can be monotonous... like our boring fcking music."

10/16/2012 1:36:21 PM
clutch rules you gays. looking forward to earth rocker. if timmy says its heavy, it should be heavy. machine is a good producer. this will be cool. enough of the country sounding clutch already. I want heavy n fast.

10/16/2012 1:59:47 PM
Bam Margera is stoked.

10/16/2012 6:18:35 PM
bearded hipsters.. you guessed it. are stoked.

10/16/2012 6:28:14 PM
lol @ whatever music you haters think is better than Clutch.

10/16/2012 10:49:21 PM
That small period of time between nu-metal and metalcore where it looked like this band might get big is stoked

10/17/2012 10:59:10 AM
never been a fan. ive tried, but just cant like it. am i supposed to get high or do lines while listening? aint gonna happen sucka

10/17/2012 12:04:54 PM
Me like Clutch, me stomp to clutch cd.

10/17/2012 1:55:00 PM
23 hours ago
Bam Margera is stoked.

he still married to that one chick or is she back on the market? she was p cute

10/17/2012 4:09:59 PM
Clutch can do no wrong. Will be checking this one out.

10/20/2012 9:38:47 PM
Quality. A news story about Clutch's new album gets 13 comments yet an announcement about Victory signing Snow White's Poison Butthole gets 70 + comments. WTF?! People don't seem to enjoy good, creative, and intelligent music anymore it seems.

10/22/2012 1:46:56 AM
^ shut up

10/24/2012 6:15:38 PM
Stoked. Stop bashing you bunch of Victory fan boys.