Clutch Plan Earth Rocker Album and World Tour
The band will promote the release with the Earth Rocker world tour which will kick off in The United Kingdom in January of 2013 followed by a North American that will run from March 8th through April 20th.
The band has completed tracking Earth Rocker with Machine handling all production duties. Machine is currently in the mixing process on the album.
Frontman Neil Fallon commented on 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. "
Clutch will also take to the road starting on Halloween for a quick run of dates including two stops in Flint, MI and two stops in Detroit, MI. MonstrO will open these shows with Lionize providing direct support. .
In what has become an annual tradition, Clutch will play a string of Holiday tour dates this December. The dates kick off December 26th in Washington, DC and conclude with a special New Year's Eve performance in Worcester, MA at The Palladium. Support on these shows will come from Mondo Generator, Saviours and Wino. A complete list of all dates is below.
With Lionize and Monstro
Holiday Tour With Mondo Generator, Saviors and Wino