Clutch will be playing another virtual concert on August 7. The show will stream live from the band’s rehearsal space, the “Doom Saloon,” and tickets can be purchased HERE. Those that purchase a signed collector’s bundle will receive audio of the performance on vinyl. It’s worth noting that the group are also challenging fans to create the setlist.
“The thing that makes this stream unique is that Clutch fans will have the opportunity to create their dream setlist from our entire catalog. This means fans can pick from every release starting from our 1991 Pitchfork 7” all the way thru Book of Bad Decisions and the songs from our Vault Series.
The fan whose setlist is chosen will receive a massive prize pack, which includes TremLord 30 combo amplifier from Orange Amps, a stompbox from Creepy Fingers (designed by Fu Manchu’s Brad Davis), a Jim Dunlop Crybaby wah-pedal, a case of Liquid Death mountain water, and Clutch merchandise.
Anyone who misses Live from the Doom Saloon – Volume II concert will be able to stream it on-demand through the weekend, right up till 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, August 9th. The setlist contest winner will be announced during the live stream itself. Show donations will benefit the Innocent Lives Foundation, a charitable organization that combats the trafficking and exploitation of children, of which Fallon is a board member.”
Clutch have digitally released their song “Run, John Barleycorn, Run” as part of their ongoing “Weathermaker Vault Series.” That track was previously only available as part of the band’s 2014 split 7” with Lionize.
Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton, Clutch drummer Jean-Paul Gaster, and Stinking Lizaveta guitarist Yanni Papadopoulos have shared a new song titled “The Burnt Offerings.” The track, which also features vocalist Naeemah Maddox and keyboardist Chris Brooks, was released under the name Morton Gaster Papadopoulos.
“This were my riffs that I brought to the table when jamming with Mark and JP. Those guys took the parts and rearranged them in a less linear order and Mark added his own fills in the spaces. Of course Naeemah wrote her own parts to the arrangement with lyrics, vox and flute.
Chris Brooks filled in the keys. However, it all started with a bassline which I thought JP could really sink his teeth into. J. Robbins was great to work with, he knew just how to make sense of it all. What your hearing is virtually a live in the studio track. Mark’s solo was cut live with bass and drums with no edits. First take magic!”
“In the current social climate it is no longer sufficient to be non-racist. One must be anti-racist. This moment demands true accountability, and real change.
Transnational corporations stating their support for BLM should only be taken as sincere if they also advocate and lobby for social reforms like a living wage, universal healthcare, and defunding and demilitarising the police; using these new freed up resources to reinvest in vulnerable communities that need it most.
The time has long passed for petty sloganeering and cynical tokenism. Being against police brutality in 2020 shouldn’t even be a political issue. This is a failure of our society and goes beyond political persuasion. This is about human rights and creating a world our children would want to live in.”
As previously reported, this year’s Record Store Day will now take place across three dates (August 29, September 26, and October 24) due to the coronavirus pandemic. The full updated release schedule is available HERE. A list of rock/metal releases can be found below.
August Burns Red – “Bones” (Fearless) (7″) (limited to 1,000)
Backed with instrumental version on the b-side.
The Black Crowes – “Jealous Again” (UMe) (12″) (limited to 7,500)
Denzel Curry – “Bulls On Parade” (Loma Vista Recordings) (7″) (limited to 2,500)
Featuring his covers of Rage Against The Machine and Bad Brains.
Def Leppard – “Rock N Roll Hall of Fame” (UMe) (limited to 4,000)
Volbeat have officially cancelled their North American tour with Clutch and The Picturebooks due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band were previously hoping to reschedule the trek, but they were unable to do so.
The band commented:
We hate to be another band starting a post with “due to the current circumstances,” so instead we will say how much we were looking forward to the US headline leg of the Rewind, Replay, Rebound tour.
Coming to see you in your hometowns with a full-length Volbeat set and getting to play alongside Clutch and The Picturebooks, two amazing bands we are lucky enough to call friends, was going to be a major highlight for the band.
We, alongside our team, the local promoters and venues have all been working hard to try to reschedule these shows but as the timing for the safe return of live events is still unclear, we feel it is best to cancel the tour.
Again, we can’t say enough how much we were looking forward to this run, and we will make plans to be back in North America as soon as it is safe for stages to open back up.
Please keep an eye on your inboxes as you will soon be receiving information about ticket refunds from your point of purchase.’
In the meantime, please continue to stay safe, take care of yourselves and each other, and we’ll see each other again as soon as we can.
Clutch will be livestreaming a show from their “Doom Saloon” rehearsal space on May 27. The event, which is called “Live From The Doom Saloon Volume 1,” will also feature Crowbar, Blacktop Mojo, and Saul. Tickets will be available HERE on May 20 at 7am PDT/10am EDT. Clutch frontman Neil Fallon said the following:
“Over the past weeks, CLUTCH has been streaming very short sets on our YouTube channel, OfficialClutch. We are excited to announce that we will be playing a much longer set and teaming up with Crowbar, Blacktop Mojo and Saul for a virtual four-band bill. Doors are at 3:30 p.m., Saul goes on at 4 p.m., followed by Blacktop Mojo at 4:35 p.m. and Crowbar at 5:10 p.m. Clutch’s set will start at approximately 5:55 p.m. All times are Eastern Standard Time. Have a beer in your pajamas!”
“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared a video of Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds covering AC/DC’s “Riff Raff” with Neil Fallon (Clutch), Stephen Brodsky (Cave In, etc.), Adam McGrath (Cave In, etc.), Tom Draper (Carcass, etc.), and Ben Koller (Converge, etc.). You can check that out below:
Clutch have released a new version of “Smoke Banshee” as part of their ongoing “Weathermaker Vault Series.” You can find that below, along with another live set from the band’s rehearsal space. Neil Fallon commented:
“As 2019 drew to a close, we started digging into songs we hadn’t played in quite some time. We had forgotten how much we enjoyed playing ‘Smoke Banshee’. The version on ‘Pure Rock Fury’ is a hybrid of a live and studio performance. So when we made our list of candidates for the ‘Vault Series’, it was an easy choice to give ‘Smoke Banshee’ a full studio recording.”