WeatherMaker Music, the label owned and operated by Maryland rockers CLUTCH (Distributed by RED) has announced the signing of the DC quartet LIONIZE. This is a big step for both the label and LIONIZE as they join forces to release the bands 5th album. Lionize is the first independent artist to sign with WeatherMaker Music, a label that has, up until now, served as the exclusive platform for all things CLUTCH and individual band member related side projects.
“The chemistry is there,” says Nate Bergman, Lionizes’ vocalist. “We all know each other very well from being on the road together many times. This is a tremendous opportunity for LIONIZE and we appreciate all the support we are getting.”
The album was jointly produced by CLUTCH drummer Jean-Paul Gaster and Machine at the Machine Shop and is set for release in the first quarter of 2014. Check out the video below that features Jean-Paul Gaster and Machine as they speak about the recording and production process. Their high praise of LIONIZES’ skillful song-writing and agile musicality bodes well for this project.
LIONIZE will be hitting the road this month and will be debuting songs from the new album as well as playing LIONIZE favorites. A complete list of dates can be found below.
Texan Book of Dead
This video is taken from the Full Fathom Five DVD released in 2008. Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ – December 29, 2007.
Jean-Paul gives a little insight on shuffles, playing with brushes and how lyrics impact his playing style.
The wait is finally over. Earth Rocker, Clutch’s 10th studio album is available for purchase. Dan gives a little insight on the up-tempo feel of the new record.
Peace Keeping agents from several futures.
Jean-Paul and the Parrilla
The sold-out and extremely successful European leg of the Earth Rocker world tour is coming to a close. A recent review from Metal Hammer UK from their gig at KOKO can be viewed here.
CLUTCH’s first ever lyric video for the song “Earth Rocker” is in and can be viewed here. The video was created by Ramon Boutviseth and his team at Studio RB Films.
CLUTCH’s new album Earth Rocker is available for pre-order exclusively at www.clutchmerch.com. Fans can pre-order the record individually or partake in the special fan-friendly bundle packages that are being offered. WEATHERMAKER MUSIC has confirmed a March 19, 2013 North American release date for the CLUTCH Earth Rocker CD and Vinyl.
CLUTCH will kick off the first leg of the Earth Rocker North American tour March 8th in Cincinnati, OH and it runs through April 20th in Baltimore, MD. Support on the tour will come from Orange Goblin, and Lionize. Unfortunately our friends Kyng will not be able to be with us on this tour. Please visit their website for additional information.
Additionally CLUTCH will appear at this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) festival. Exact info on show times and locations will be released soon. Make sure to stay tuned to pro-rock.com for the latest info.
Fans can keep up on the progress of Earth Rocker by visiting the new website www.earthrocker.com. 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.