On December 21, Groovey of Hollywood Music Magazine conducted an interview with drummer Jean-Paul Gaster of Maryland rockers CLUTCH at The Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, Colorado. You can now watch the chat below.
With three months left before the release of the band's new album, "Earth Rocker", CLUTCH has unveiled the album's artwork and has announced the initial dates for the first leg of the North American "Earth Rocker" world tour.
The artwork was created by Nick Lakiotes, longtime CLUTCH art director, who has worked on previous efforts, including "Robot Hive/Exodus" and "Strange Cousins From The West".
"Earth Rocker" will be released in March 2013 via CLUTCH's own Weathermaker Music label. The CD was produced by Machine (LAMB OF GOD, FOUR YEAR STRONG, FALL OUT BOY) and is described by CLUTCH guitarist Tim Sult as "the heaviest and fastest CLUTCH album to date."
CLUTCH's North American dates kick off March 8 in Cincinnati, Ohio and are currently slated to run through March 24 in Anaheim, California. Support on the trek will come from ORANGE GOBLIN, LIONIZE and KYNG.
CLUTCH's holiday dates kick off December 26 in Washington, D.C. and conclude with a special New Year's Eve performance in Worcester, Massachusetts at The Palladium. The show originally scheduled for December 30 at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey has been moved to Allentown, Pennsylvania at Crocodile Rock due to damage sustained from Hurricane Sandy.
Video footage of CLUTCH performing the "Earth Rocker" title track at a secret CD-listening party on October 17 at the Machine Shop in Belleville, New Jersey can be seen below.
"Earth Rocker" (song) performance: