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Clutch have logged enough highway miles for 10 bands, but surprisingly they've never done a festival tour — not one. That'll change this summer when the Maryland hardcore veterans headline the Sounds of the Underground Tour.
"To be honest, [festivals] always struck us as enormous wastes of time and money and didn't look like a whole lot of fun," said Neil Fallon, Clutch's roaring, pint-sized foreman. "[Sounds of the Underground] looks to be something fresh and new. It's not going to be us playing at some ungodly hour in the afternoon, and the people who'll actually go there are hungry for something like this, which works out to everyone's benefit."
Clutch are currently mixing their new disc, Robot Hive/Exodus, for release on June 21. Fallon promises a couple of straight blues tunes plus songs with "very efficient and very traditional arrangements." The band's also working on a DVD that started out as a behind-the-scenes look at the recording of Robot but has been expanded to include "life on the road" footage.
Dates are slowly leaking out for the Sounds of the Undergroud Tour that will feature Lamb of God, Clutch, Poison The Well, Opeth, Unearth, From Autumn To Ashes, Chimaira, Norma Jean, Every Time I Die, Strapping Young Lad, Throwdown, High On Fire, DevilDriver, All That Remains, A Life Once Lost and more.
Here are some of the unconfirmed initial dates for the tour:
June 25 Lowell, MA - Paul E. Tsongas Arena
June 30 Winston-Salem, NC - Dixie Classic Fairgrounds
July 01 Toronto, ON - The Docks
July 02 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
July 05 Cleveland, OH - The Scene Pavilion
July 09 Sauget, IL - Pop's Lot
July 13 Orlando, FL - Tinker Field
Sounds of the Underground is offering the "internet community" a presale. Tickets will be available before they go on sale to the general public at this link. Also service fees will be lower than most outlets.
The current Sounds of the Underground lineup is:
Poison the Well
Every Time I Die
High on Fire
Strapping Young Lad
All that Remains
A Life Once Lost
The Red Chord
Fear Before the March of Flames
With very special guests GWAR and one more headliner to be announced
A cadre of hard rock acts led by Opeth, Unearth, Poison The Well and Clutch are uniting for the inaugural Sounds of the Underground summer festival tour. The bill will hit the road in North America in late June and run through late July.
With organizers promising the addition of a notable headlining act, others already confirmed for the full tour are From Autumn To Ashes, Chimaira, Norma Jean, Every Time I Die, Strapping Young Lad, Throwdown, High On Fire, DevilDriver, All That Remains, A Life Once Lost and veteran horrorcore group Gwar, which will present a "halftime show."
Madball has been drafted for the eastern half of the tour, with Terror picking up on Western dates. Regional additions include the Red Chord (East Coast), Fear Before The March Of Flames (Midwest, Southeast) and Himsa (West).
"This tour will show the masses that real music is alive and well," Unearth's Trevor Phipps says. "The Sounds of the Underground will prove that you don't need 'pop-culture' to embrace your sound and way of life."
The tour is being produced by Face the Music Touring agent Tim Borror, Ferret label executive/artist manager Paul Conroy, Ferret label owner Carl Severson and artist manager Larry Mazer. The group has pledged to keep ticket prices below $30.
Dates for the trek have not yet been announced. The Sounds of the Underground Tour website will launch soon with full details.
The "Sounds of the Underground Tour" will rival Ozzfest and tickets will range from $20- $25. Bands include:
Lamb of God(main stage headliner)
Gwar (second stage headliner)
All That Remains
Poison the Well
Strapping Young Lad
A Life Once Lost
Every Time I Die
Terror / Madball (half of the tour each)
A man who dived off the stage at a CLUTCH concert, injuring two women in the crowd, was found guilty of reduced charges Wednesday (Feb. 9) and put on probation for one year.
Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Nancy Fuerst convicted Joseph Seink, 34, of suburban Solon, on two misdemeanor counts of reckless assault. Seink, who agreed to a non-jury trial, could have faced eight years in prison if convicted on two counts of felonious assault.
Seink's attorney, Walter Camino, said he didn't think an appeal would be filed. "We're satisfied with the verdict," he said.
Authorities say two 28-year-old Cleveland women each suffered a cracked neck vertebra but no serious spinal damage when the 195-pound Seink landed on them last June 4 at the Scene Pavilion.
Seink said he sneaked backstage to see the band CLUTCH and celebrated by jumping into the crowd when his favorite song began.
Witnesses testified that heavy metal shows are characterized by violent slam dancing with fans occasionally diving off the stage, expecting the crowd to catch them.
The injured women, Catherine Tressa and Tammie Myers, both have said they didn't expect someone would jump off the stage during the concert.
The Associated Press is reporting that a man charged with injuring two women when he dived off the stage at a heavy metal concert said he never realized someone in the crowd could be hurt.
Joseph Seink wept Monday (Feb. 7) while testifying in his trial on two counts of felonious assault. Authorities say two 28-year-old Cleveland women each suffered a cracked neck vertebra but no serious spinal damage when the 195-pound Seink landed on them last June 4 at Scene Pavilion downtown. More...
A live video featuring Clutch performing their track 'Pure Rock Fury' has been posted online in Windows Media format and can be downloaded here.
Locobazooka 2004 is returning to the Fitchburg Municipal Airport this year for 2 full days of music lasting from September 25th through the 26th. Confirmed so far are the following artists:
...with more TBA.
A 14- song compendium of crushing Doom, heavy backwoods psychedelia, and stoned blues sludgery from the infamous Maryland/DC Doom Capital scene, featuring all exclusive,rare and new tracks from CLUTCH, THE HIDDEN HAND (featuring Wino of Spirit Caravan / The Obsessed / Saint Vitus / Place Of Skulls), EARTHRIDE, UNORTHODOX, INTERNAL VOID, BLACK MANTA, LIFE BEYOND, WAR INJUN, CARRION, KING VALLEY, COUNTERSHAFT, NITROSEED, LEVIATHAN A.D., and LOS TRES PESADOS. Since the early 1970's, the Maryland/DC region has been home to one of the most vital and influential underground music movements in the world, helping to define the crushing aesthetic of Doom Metal and Stoner Rock. This compilation features both legends and newcomers of the Doom Capital, and delivers over 65 minutes of thunderous doom rock and blackened riffage from the dark shadow of the nations capital, along with detailed liner notes outlining the history of the Doom Capital scene, and information on each of the bands featured.
In stores August 3rd; available now through Crucial Blast.
Head here for some mp3 samples.
The complete tracklisting of the compilation is as follows: More...
Three tracks from CLUTCH's upcoming album, "Blast Tyrant", have been posted online for listening. You can check out the songs "The Mob Goes Wild", "Regulator", and "Subtle Hustle" at this location. "Blast Tyrant" is set to hit stores March 30 through DRT Entertainment.
CLUTCH have lined up a month-long tour in support of the new album. The band will be appearing with THE BAKERTON GROUP on all the dates, with SUPERJOINT RITUAL set to join the bill for one show. Here are the dates: More...
DEICIDE will be hitting the road this spring with SUPERJOINT RITUAL. The tour kicks off April 6 in Louisville, Ky. CLUTCH will be joining the bill at select shows. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: More...
CLUTCH, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, UNIDA and THE HIDDEN HAND are among the artists appearing on the forthcoming High Times Records compilation album, "High Volume", due on May 4.
"High Volume" (view cover here) track listing:
01. GAS GIANT – "Too Stoned"
02. BAD WIZARD - "So Bad"
03. CLUTCH - "Willie Nelson"
04. NEBULA - "The Void"
05. THE HIDDEN HAND - "Falconstone"
06. UNIDA - "Left Us To Mold"
07. ORANGE GOBLIN - "No Law"
08. SUPLECS - "Cities Of The Dead"
09. HIGH ON FIRE - "To Cross The Bridge"
10. SEA OF GREEN - "High For The Ride"
11. THE FORMULA - "Hello To Oblivion"
12. CORROSION OF CONFORMITY - "It Is That Way"
13. THE MYSTICK KREWE OF CLEARLIGHT - "Ride Out"
14. BOTTOM - "NADAsoul"
The deluxe version of MASTODON's 'Remission' CD w/ a free, bonus DVD featuring a pro-filmed live set with previously unreleased material is out. The band has hit the road with CLUTCH and will continue with a string of Western US dates starting February 17th.
MASTODON will co-host MTV2's Headbangers Ball, making an in-studio appearance on the program's Saturday, February 14th where they will be interviewed by host Jamey Jasta. Headbangers Ball airs Saturdays from 10-12 PM EST on MTV2.
Here are the MASTODON Tour Dates: More...