Clutch

Southern rockers Clutch hit the stage next. Front man Neil Fallon got the crowd riled up as the sun went down performing some of their best songs off their newest album including title track “Psychic Warfare.” The set and the band looked and sounded amazing on the stage of the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater and the audience responded accordingly as the legendary long time rockers of Clutch tore up the stage with their signature sound and Orange amplification before headliners Lamb of God took the stage. 
  
Photos and article by Amy Hutcheson of www.residentrockstar.com

                  

CLUTCH ANNOUNCE 2016 U.S. TOUR WITH ZAKK SABBATH & KYNG 

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June 15th, 2016 - Clutch continues their Psychic Warfare World Tour 2016.  Headline tour dates for September-October are in.  The group will be heading back on the road this Fall headlining another leg of their US tour. Supporting the tour will be Zakk Sabbath and Los Angeles based metal band Kyng. Including 2 festival appearances, the trek will begin in Buffalo, NY at the The Town Ballroom on September 28th and conclude in Worcester, MA at The Palladium on October 30th. 

Clutch lead vocalist Neil Fallon commented “We are pleased to announce that this Fall Clutch will be hitting the road again in the U.S..  This time with Zakk Sabbath and Kyng. Clutch toured with Black Label Society a few years back and it was a blast -  and no doubt, this one will be a blast as well.  We hope to see you all there!" 

Psychic Warfare is the latest and eleventh studio effort from Clutch.  The disc debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard 200, No. 2 on the Billboard Independent,  No. 1 on the Billboard Hard Rock and Billboard Rock charts.  On Record Store Day this past April 16th Clutch released a limited edition numbered etched vinyl 12 inch that included two previously unreleased tracks from the Psychic Warfare sessions:  "Mad Sidewinder" and "Outland Special Clearance".   Psychic Warfare was produced by longtime producer Machine (Lamb Of God, Every Time I Die). 

Zakk Sabbath, bring their take on Black Sabbath songs on the road for the first time ever.  The band features  guitarist/vocalist Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne), bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie) and drummer Joey Castillo (Danzig, Queens Of The Stone Age).   Kyng, the Los Angeles based metal trio, will be supporting their 3rd release and follow up to 2014's Burn The Serum. 

Pre-sale tickets will be on sale today (June 15th) at 12PM local time with public on sale beginning Friday, June  17 at 10AM local time.  Pre-sale tickets are available here: Tickets.artistarena.com/clutch 
For all other information, visit the Clutch website (www.pro-rock.com). 

Clutch, Zakk Sabbath, Kyng 2016 Tour Dates 

09/28 - Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom 
09/30 - Lakewood, NJ @ First Energy Park - Rock Carnival * 
10/01 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE 
10/02 - Louisville, KY @ Champions Park - Louder Than Life * 
10/04 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues 
10/05 - Atlanta, GA @ The Buckhead Theatre 
10/07 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre Street Stage 
10/08 - Columbus, OH @ Express Live 
10/10 - Little Rock, AR @ Metroplex 
10/11 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom 
10/12 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater 
10/14 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo 
10/15 - Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl 
10/16 - San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom 
10/18 - Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater 
10/20 - Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater 
10/21 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue 
10/22 - Sioux City, IA @ Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
10/24 - Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note ** NO Zakk Sabbath 
10/25 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues 
10/27 - Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater 
10/28 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore 
10/29 - Clifton Park, NY @Upstate Concert Hall 
10/30 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium 

* festival appearance 

CLUTCH: 
Neil Fallon - Vocals/Guitar 
Tim Sult - Guitar 
Dan Maines - Bass 
Jean-Paul Gaster - Drums/Percussion 

For more  information, check out the band’s website: 
www.pro-rock.com 

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Clutch Live at Red Rocks 5/24/16 

Southern rockers Clutch hit the stage next. Front man Neil Fallon got the crowd riled up as the sun went down performing some of their best songs off their newest album including title track “Psychic Warfare.” The set and the band looked and sounded amazing on the stage of the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater and the audience responded accordingly as the legendary long time rockers of Clutch tore up the stage with their signature sound and Orange amplification before headliners Lamb of God took the stage. 
  
Photos and article by Amy Hutcheson of www.residentrockstar.com

                  

About

Neil Fallon: Vocals/ Guitar 
Jean-Paul Gaster: Drums 
Dan Maines: Bass 
Tim Sult: Guitar 

It's the parabolic motion of projectiles. Or, as Isaac Newton stated, what goes up must come down — that is, everything except Clutch. 

Earth Rocker created an insurmountable peak. But Psychic Warfare has altered laws of physics by elevating the smart songwriting and impressive performances of that last album, setting an even higher benchmark as their now-definitive album to date. 

The eleventh Clutch studio album Psychic Warfare goes straight for the throat with “X- Ray Visions” and never lets go. Working again with acclaimed producer Machine, this time in Texas, the concise arrangements that made Earth Rocker so assertive is the same harness for the combustible musical energy on Psychic Warfare. Harder, faster... let the rhythm hit 'em. 

Formed in 1991, the Maryland-based band's ability to absorb different musical styles and fabricate them into a distinct Clutch sound continues to be their forté. “A Quick Death In Texas,” overstocked with signature “Clutch heavy” Tim Sult riffs and lonesome guitar licks, and the funk undercurrent of “Your Love Is Incarceration,” color Psychic Warfare with articulate musicality and comfortable familiarity. 

The overall intensity of Psychic Warfare would be self-consuming without the pressure valve of a canny rhythm section. Drummer Jean-Paul Gaster and bassist Dan Maines have an intuitive sense of dynamics that gives weight and contrast to the forcefulness of the vocals, steering Clutch into the straightaway out of tight, exhilarating corners. 

“I listened closely to the rhythm of Neil’s vocals this time around.” Gaster explains. “The rhythms he sings, are very syncopated. It was my goal to articulate these rhythms on the drums while keeping the pulse of the music strong.” 

Psychic Warfare is cinematic, a soundtrack to the plot of singer Neil Fallon's imagination. The narrative of “The Affidavit” sets the scene for an album of gunslingers, energy weapons, paranoid neurosis, and the occasional three-legged mule. It's an episodic lyrical landscape populated by abstract characterization, nuance, and clever peculiarity. 

“I spent a lot of time doting over the lyrics,” Fallon says. “It was fun because I have a great luxury that I'm a professional liar — that's what a storyteller is. Or at least that’s what I try to be. It's the one socially acceptable way to completely deceive people, and that's what they want. If you sing it with enough conviction, people won't question it. I just love that escapism, the fantasy aspect of it. And fantasy doesn’t necessarily equate to dragons and wizards. It can be seedy hotel rooms and sketchy hitchhikers.” 

Gaster says the band knowing Earth Rocker was such a high water mark put them in a position of needing to follow up with an exceptional album. “Looking back on the process, one thing that sticks out in my mind is the amount of rehearsal the band put in. We started each pre-production day by writing out a new album sequence and then playing that sequence straight thru as if it were a set list. I think this allowed us to get inside the songs in a way we had not done before. When it came time to record drum tracks, I had a clear idea of how I wanted to play each song.” 

In the past, Clutch consciously made each album conspicuously different from the last one. “We had a sadistic fear of repeating ourselves,” Fallon admits. “But over the last few years, we've realized our strengths and what it is that people like about us. Why deny it? Clutch is Clutch, embrace what you are.” 

The bar is set higher, laws of physics be damned. Psychic Warfare is the new adventure, and it has no limit. 

For more information, check out the band’s official website: www.pro-rock.com 

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YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/officialclutch 

*CLUTCH IS AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS! 

For more information and interviews, please contact: 
Doug Weber 
New Ocean Media 
P. 1-800-871-5814 
E. doug@newoceanmedia.com 

*WEATHERMAKER MUSIC 
For more information, please contact: 
Stefan Koster 
E. stefanfkkoster@gmail.com 
www.weathermakermusic.com 

*CLUTCH MANAGEMENT 
For more information, please contact: 
Jack Flanagan 
Issachar Entertainment 
E: jflanagan2@nyc.rr.com 
www.issacharentertainment.com

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