CLUTCH – Free Livestream To Celebrate Release Of New Album, Sunrise On Slaughter Beach

To celebrate the release of their highly anticipated new album, ‘Sunrise On Slaughter Beach‘ this evening, acclaimed US groove rockers, Clutch have announced that they will be live streaming a very special performance from their upcoming Baltimore show for free on their YouTube channel this Saturday, September 17th.

The “Live At Hammerjacks” Livestream will begin at 10 pm EST (that’s 3 am BST Sunday for UK fans) and will feature a full setlist that includes their exceptional new album in its entirety. Fans can tune in for free via the band’s official YouTube channel ClutchOffficial. Fans who cannot tune in live will also be able to watch the show on demand as it will live on the band’s YouTube channel after its initial broadcast. 

Speaking on the imminent release of their brand new album and this very special livestream, Clutch frontman, Neil Fallon shares, “Sunrise On Slaughter Beach is a weird record. It was, by and large, a studio creation. It reminds me a lot of Jam Room in that regard. Under normal circumstances we may not have entertained the idea of using vibraphones, theremin, or backing vocals (thank you Deborah Bond and Frenchie Davis!). But as they say, necessity is the mother of weirdness. 
“The YouTube stream of our September 17th performance at Hammerjack’s is a way to say thank you for all the fans who have supported us over the past 31 years, the last two years in particular. Also, it’s a good way to inspire us to get our shit together and learn the new material.”
Clutch‘s thirteenth studio album – Sunrise On Slaughter Beach – is a slamming summary of everything that makes the band great and another giant leap forward into career longevity. The album will drop tomorrow, Friday, September 16th, via Weathermaker Records. Fans can order now here.

New bangers like “Red Alert (Boss Metal Zone),” “Nosferatu Madre,” “Skeletons On Mars,” “Jackhammer Our Names,” and “Mercy Brown” take their rightful place alongside Clutch classics. Sunrise On Slaughter Beach is the natural culmination of what Clutch began as teenagers in the early ‘90s. Recorded at the The Magpie Cage Recording Studio, Baltimore, MD, the album was produced and mixed by Grammy nominated Tom Dalgety (Ghost, Royal Blood, Pixies) with additional engineering by J Robbins (Jawbreaker, Against Me!, The Sword). 

The band have released three official singles from the album to date – “Red Alert (Boss Metal Zone)“, “We Strive For Excellence” and “Slaughter Beach“. 
WATCH: Official Music Video for “Slaughter Beach”

Track Listing: Red Alert (Boss Metal Zone) Slaughter Beach Mountain Of Bone Nosferatu Madre Mercy Brown We Strive For Excellence Skeletons On Mars Three Golden Horns Jackhammer Our Names

Sunrise On Slaughter Beach introduces some “firsts” into the Clutch canon: vibraphone (from Gaster), theremin (J. Robbins), and female backup vocals from singers Deborah Bond and Frenchie Davis. The album’s nine songs are a diverse ride, destined to please long-time fans and intrigue newcomers alike. It’s a new chapter in an ever-unfolding story which means as much to the fans as it does to the band.
Clutch has extensive tour plans to support the new album. They kicked off a mammoth 26-date US trek this week with Helmet and Quicksand who will be rotating the main support slot nightly and special guest JD Pinkus. Tickets for the remaining dates are available now from

Sep 15 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Sep 16 – New York, NY @ Palladium Times Square
Sep 17 – Baltimore, MD @ Hammerjacks
Sep 18 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
Sep 20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Sep 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall 
Sep 23 – Louisville, KY @ Louder than Life*
Sep 24 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
Sep 25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern 
Sep 27 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues 
Sep 29 – Houston TX @ Warehouse Live
Sep 30 – Dallas, TX @ The Factory in Deep Ellum
Oct 01 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Oct 02 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s 
Oct 04 – Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren
Oct 05 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
Oct 07 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock*
Oct 08 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
Oct 09 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
Oct 10 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO 
Oct 12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ the Depot
Oct 13 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium 
Oct 14 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
Oct 15 – West Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
Oct 16 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
*Clutch only
The band will then cross the Atlantic for a packed run of European dates beginning in Glasgow on November 11th and working its way through the UK, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Italy, France and Switzerland before culminating back in the UK with a show at legendary London venue, The Roundhouse. 

European fans can find them at the following dates and buy tickets HERE

Nov 11 – Glasgow, UK – 02 Academy 
Nov 12 – Newcastle, UK – 02 City Hall
Nov 13 – Leeds, UK – 02 Academy 
Nov 15 – Exeter, UK – Great Hall
Nov 16 – Brighton, UK – Brighton Dome
Nov 18 – Hannover, GER – Capitol
Nov 20 – Hamburg, GER – Markthalle 
Nov 22 – Berlin, GER – Huxley’s Neue Welt
Nov 23 – Munich, GER – Neue Theaterfabrik
Nov 24 – Wien, AT – Arena 
Nov 25 – Zagreb, CRO – Culture Factory 
Nov 26 – Milan, IT – Fabrique
Dec 2 – Toulouse, FR – Le Bikini 
Dec 3 – Lyon, FR – Le Transbordeur
Dec 5 – Zurich, CH – X-TRA
Dec 6 – Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn 
Dec 7 – Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
Dec 9 – Cologne, GER – Live Music Hall 
Dec 10 – Paris, FR – Bataclan
Dec 13 – Bristol, UK – 02 Academy 
Dec 14 – Birmingham, UK – 02 Academy 
Dec 15 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy
Dec 16 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
Dec 17 – London, UK – The Roundhouse 


Clutch shares more in common with The Grateful Dead, Rush, and the Allman Brothers than their heavy riffs and heady twists-of-phrase might suggest. Because like those bands, the supporters who adore Clutch are there for the experience, community, and authentic connection. To love Clutch is to feel a sense of ownership, membership, and belonging.

Seneca Valley High School classmates Neil Fallon (vocals), Tim Sult (guitar), Dan Maines (bass), and Jean-Paul Gaster (drums) share an unshakeable musical and personal bond now three decades strong. Shaped by the same region which birthed Bad Brains, Minor Threat, and Rites Of Spring, Clutch crafts hyper-literate and libertine jams informed by hardcore fury and fuzzy, athletic, stoner rock.

“There’s no question that Clutch etched themselves a name in the pantheon of great rock bands,” Lambgoat wrote in 2004. Classic Rock counted 2013’s Earth Rocker and 2015’s Psychic Warfare among the 50 Best Rock Albums of the 2010s. Rolling Stone described 2018’s Book of Bad Decisions as “bathed in the grit and liberal fuzz tone that have made their live shows legendary.” The global accolades across their acclaimed catalogue are numerous. 

Live shows over the years include tours with Slayer and System Of A Down and more recent co-headlining treks with Dropkick Murphys, Killswitch Engage, and Mastodon. Like Slayer or Iron Maiden, Clutch outlasted rock bands anchored to “hit songs” and the pressure of replicating them. The foursome from Germantown, Maryland, isn’t bound by trends. Across thirteen studio albums and assorted releases since 1991, they’ve earned a reputation as one of the best around.
Neil Fallon – Vocals Tim Sult – Guitar Dan Maines – Bass Jean-Paul Gaster – Drums
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