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Archive for January, 2013


It’s the Tea

Neil and Machine work on recording vocals and Machine talks a bit about his method for recording.


New US Dates added to Spring Tour

For Immediate Release
January 18, 2013

CLUTCH Confirm Additional North American Tour Dates for Earth Rocker World Tour

Earth Rocker Presale Now Available – Weathermaker Music Confirms March 19, 2013 Release Date

The Earth Rocker world tour is in full swing. The Current UK/European tour will have Hark as the support from London through Copenhagen. Tombstone will support in Oslo, Norway and Badge and Troubled Horsewill support in Stockholm.

Drummer Jean-Paul Gaster spoke about kicking off the Earth Rocker world tour:

“We are excited to take these new songs to Europe. The shows will be a blast and we look forward to playing in cities we’ve not been to in quite some time.” 

Read the Full release and Tour Dates »»


Jean-Paul Warms Up

JP warms ups before laying some tracks for Earth Rocker.


CLUTCH Unleash Title Track From Earth Rocker on Brooklyn Vegan

European Tour Starts January 22nd

Before heading to Europe to kick of the first leg of the Earth Rocker world tour, CLUTCH is giving fans a chance to hear the title track and first single from their new album. The band has teamed up with Brooklyn Vegan for an exclusive world premiere of “Earth Rocker”. Brooklyn Vegan is a tastemaker blog highlighting indie rock and metal that’s expanded far outside of its NYC beginnings. Get a first listen of the track and check out an interview with guitarist Tim Sult.

With a little bit more than three months left before the release of CLUTCH’s highly anticipated new studio effort Earth Rocker, the band has announced the initial dates for the first leg of the North American Earth Rocker world tour. The dates kick off March 8th in Cincinnati, OH and are currently slated to run through March 24th in Anaheim, CA. Support on these dates will be provided by Orange Goblin, Lionize and Kyng. Tickets are on sale now! Look for more dates to be announced in the coming weeks.

CLUTCH recently unveiled the artwork for Earth Rocker. The art was created by Nick Lakiotes, long time CLUTCH art director, who has worked on previous efforts including: Robot Hive/Exodus and Strange Cousins From the West. Fans can keep up on the progress of Earth Rocker by visiting the new website The website is a hub dedicated to all things Earth Rocker. Fans can expect to see frequent updates including photos, videos from the studio, song title announcements and samples of new songs.

For full Tour Schedule go to


Classic Rock Mag at St Andrews Hall


Metal Hammer UK Sneaks into Secret Earth Rocker Party

Metal Hammer UK snuck into the secret Earth Rocker party and collected a few photos and some words. Then they took them back to the UK and put everything together in a reader friendly format. Pick up a copy of Metal Hammer on news stands now. Thanks to all the people at Metal Hammer for the opportunity.

Metal Hammer »»


Machine Suggests An Album Title


From Hood Ornament to Album Cover

Where did Nik Lak get his inspiration for the upcoming Clutch release, Earth Rocker? Did this face appear to him in a dream?

From the mouth of Nick Lakiotes
“I sat down with Neil over a scotch and diet coke and talked about what we wanted to do. We vollied back and forth some ideas pulling vibes from Sabbath’s ‘Never Say Die’ & ‘Technical Ecstasy’, when we started looking at vintage car hood ornaments. We ran across some classic Pontiac ones that have sick amber busts of Native American figures on them.

I instantly envisioned these ornaments flying down avenues with classic rock and roll pouring out of them. So we pushed them intergalactic. Neil one night shot me a sketch he did based on some Parducci sculptures that adorn the Penobscot Building in Detriot and that became our spring board.

The whole processes was like surfing the internet very late at night. You start looking up pictures of classic italian sculpture and wind up watching documentaries about ayahuasca.”