Clutch announce two Irish shows


Maryland heavyweights Clutch have announced two dates on the island of Ireland this November.

They play:

Friday November 20 – Dublin, Olympia

Saturday November 21 – Belfast, Limelight 1

At the time of writing, outside their Download appearance on June 12, no British dates have been announced.Maryland heavyweights Clutch have announced two dates on the island of Ireland this November. They play: Friday November 20 – Dublin, Olympia Saturday November 21 – Belfast, Limelight 1 At the time of writing, outside their Download appearance on June 12, no British dates have been announced.

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Hellfest Open Air, Part 2 – Saturday, June 21st 2014


The morning after the night before, and there were some very hungover faces walking through the campsite and the odd couple who looked like they hadn’t gone to bed yet. They probably hadn’t either. Still, Day 2 of Hellfest was upon us, the sun was shining again and there were 53 bands on offer forThe morning after the night before, and there were some very hungover faces walking through the campsite and the odd couple who looked like they hadn’t gone to bed yet. They probably hadn’t either. Still, Day 2 of Hellfest was upon us, the sun was shining again and there were 53 bands on offer for people to enjoy. So, who did PlanetMosh go and see? Let’s find out… First on the agenda were Hark (7), a Welsh three piece who opened for Monster Magnet last summer. They attracted a decent-sized crowd to the Valley and their own brand of heavy rock didn’t disappoint the early morning punters. In contrast, hardcore group Stinky Bollocks (6)walked out to about 50 people, but they wasted no time in kicking up the first circle pits of the day in great fashion. Back at the Valley, Acid King (7) may have taken us into the evening with fifty minutes of well-executed stoner metal, but it’s Clutch (9) who got the place shaking and bouncing with a force akin to a well-aimed petrol bomb. Opening with The Mob Goes Wild and blasting through another eleven songs, it was clear to see why the tent was spilling out into the main arena. The Temple stage […]

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Lionize – ‘Jetpack Soundtrack’

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The music business is a bit like politics, in that it is incestuous and often works on the basis of “it’s who you know not…” etc. Take the example of Weathermaker Music, for example: until now, every release issued by the label has had a direct link to Clutch (the company, of course, was establishedThe music business is a bit like politics, in that it is incestuous and often works on the basis of “it’s who you know not…” etc. Take the example of Weathermaker Music, for example: until now, every release issued by the label has had a direct link to Clutch (the company, of course, was established in 2008 by the band and manager Jack Flanagan with the express intention of being a vehicle for both the group’s own releases and those of various side projects, such as The Bakerton Group) – the first two signings, The Company Band and The Mob, both included what their website describes as “Weathermaker Music principals”, while last year’s recruits Deep Swell also featured Clutch guitarist Tim Sult. So, despite hailing from the same part of the world (the US state of Maryland), Lionize herald something of a landmark for the label, being the first independent act to enrol on the WM roster… Of course, it’s hard to escape the clutches (sic) of their bosses entirely, as drummer Jean-Paul Gaster also handled co-production on this, Lionize’s fifth album.. but, it is there that all comparisons end, as both the band and the record are a completely […]

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Clutch and Lionize – O2 ABC Glasgow, 7/5/2014.


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Wednesday night saw the arrival of the Earth Rocker World Tour in Glasgow, and the sold out crowd at the 02 ABC were more than ready to let Clutch know it was about time. Fans started queuing three hours before Clutch were due to take to the stage, in pouring rain@planetmosh reviews .@LionizeMusic and .@clutchofficial. Wednesday night saw the arrival of the Earth Rocker World Tour in Glasgow, and the sold out crowd at the 02 ABC were more than ready to let Clutch know it was about time. Fans started queuing three hours before Clutch were due to take to the stage, in pouring rain which did nothing to dampen their spirits. First on stage were long time Clutch cohorts Lionize, the first band to be signed to Clutch’s Weathermaker record label. Although formed in 2004 this is Lionize’s first visit to the UK, and frontman Nate Bergman told me they’d been blown away by the reaction from crowds across the country. He describes them as a rock and roll band with influ ences as far ranging as blues, funk and reggae. A mixed bag, but one that seems to work for them, as the success of their latest album Jetpack Soundtrack shows. Nate was hugely entertained by the way “Jetpack Soundtrack,” sounds in a Scottish accent, but thankfully he kept his attempts at recreating it for backstage! They took to the stage to play a short but jam-packed set from the album, which was really well received by the […]

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WEATHERMAKER MUSIC announces album from first signings LIONIZE


Weathermaker Music, the record label owned and operated by Maryland rockers CLUTCH, has announced the April 14, 2014 release of the new album ‘Jetpack Soundtrack‘ from their first signings, Washington DC band LIONIZE. LIONIZE is the first independent artist to sign with Weathermaker Music, a label that has, up until now, served as the exclusive platformWeathermaker Music, the record label owned and operated by Maryland rockers CLUTCH, has announced the April 14, 2014 release of the new album ‘Jetpack Soundtrack‘ from their first signings, Washington DC band LIONIZE. 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. ‘Jetpack Soundtrack’ contains 11 tracks and was jointly produced by CLUTCH drummer Jean-Paul Gaster and Machine (Lamb of God, King Crimson) at the Machine Shop in Belleville, New Jersey. You can watch a video of Jean-Paul Gaster and Machine speaking about the recording and production process.The record will be available in CD and digital formats, as well as a limited edition LP. First single ‘Reality Check’ showcases LIONIZE’s precise musicianship, smoothly shifting gears and smacking you with a gargantuan hook at an exhilarating pace. The lyric video for the track was created by Agent Ogden (who previously worked with CLUTCH on the ‘Clutch-Live at the 9:30′ and ‘Full Fathom Five’ DVDs) and can be seen at http://www.lionizemusic.com. You can also stream the single via Soundcloud at the site. LIONIZE are kicking off 2014 […]

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