Clutch are due to land in Australia next month with all shows getting super close to selling out, and literally only a handful of tickets left for the Melbourne show at the Forum, we are stoked to announce a second Melbourne show at the Corner in Richmond on Sunday March 6th. Continue reading Clutch 2016 Psychic Warfare – Australian Tour Adds Second Melbourne Show
It’s the parabolic motion of projectiles. Or, as Isaac Newton stated, what goes up must come down, that is everything… except Clutch.
Psychic Warfare is Clutch’s eleventh studio LP, and it goes straight for the throat with the first single X-Ray Visions, and never lets go.
Continue reading Clutch Announce New Single ‘X-Ray Vision’
Interview by Stuart Blythe
Graveyard will return to Australia in March 2015 for Golden Plains Festival along with headline shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. We caught up with Graveyard drummer Axel Sjöberg for a chat.
Hi Axel, great to hear Graveyard are heading to Australia in 2015 for a string of headline shows (tour details here).
Having caught your shows last year in Australia I can say we’re excited to see you live again.
Continue reading Interview with Axel Sjöberg of Graveyard (circa. 2015)
Words and Pics: Ben Hosking – www.hoskingindustries.com.au
It begins… The first Soundwave Sidewave shows hit Sydney’s venues in earnest, with Maryland, USA nitro-charged rockers Clutch getting into the swing of things early at Sydney’s Metro Theatre. Supported by Melbourne four-piece Don Fernando, it’s the first time the rock royalty have visited our shores since 2010 and as vocalist/preacher Neil Fallon and his beard proclaim, “Let’s make up for lost time!”
Continue reading Live Review | Clutch + Don Fernando @ Metro Theatre, Sydney – February 20, 2014
Photo by: Dirk Behlau
Clutch have announced Melbourne heavy rock outfit Don Fernando as support for their Melbourne show at the Prince (SOLD OUT) and Sydney show at The Metro. While local hard hitters Brisbane The Black Water Fever and Heavy Roller will open proceedings at The Zoo (limited tickets available).
Towards the end of February Clutch will land in Australia for their first shows since the release of their tenth studio album Earth Rocker (2013), which has fast become the most successful album of the bands twenty four year career, featuring heavily in top ten albums of 2013 lists across the globe, including being the number one album in Metal Hammer UK’s top 50 albums of the year.
Continue reading Clutch – 2014 Australian Tour supports announced!
The Fumes arrive home to OZ and announce their very first headline tour of the year with special guest Elliot Brood from Canada.
|| Sure, they toured with Clutch, Calexico and the Hoodoo Gurus this year all before they shook down venues the US again with their signature gritty performances, but true to form The Fumes are eager to be back in front of local fans this time with Elliot Brood who owns his own set of accolades and stays close to the road, touring relentlessly. The Brood will be on tour to support their debut album release.
Continue reading THE FUMES – East Coast Tour – October 2010 w/ Elliot Brood
Review: Ben Hosking
||Many metal fans were surprised to see Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott take to the drum stool again after the murder of his brother, Dimebag Darrell Abbott in 2004. He’d famously declared he’d never play again and no one really blamed him either.
However, as early as 2000, a select few members of up and coming metal groups Mudvayne and Nothingface had started making plans to form a supergroup. The initiating members recorded a demo and approached Vinnie Paul about joining. After first declining the offer, he finally joined the band 18 months later; commenting that, “Everybody had their head in the right place and that let’s-tear-the-world-a-new-ass attitude“.
Continue reading HELLYEAH! “Stampede” – CD Review
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||Review: Ben Hosking
Perhaps the biggest thing to make or break a live music DVD is the audio mix. Some nail it while so many others fall by the wayside with weak, muddy, uneven or noisy mixes.
Thankfully for Clutch – 20 year veterans of the ‘stoner’ rock genre, or whatever it is you may like to call it – it’s immediately obvious that ‘Live at the 9:30’ is going to be a genuinely enjoyable watching experience.
While it’s so easy to lumber Clutch in with the rest of the stoner crowd, their style boasts too many other elements to keep it restrained to such a narrow pigeon hole. It’s also – more often than not – too energetic and vibrant to properly fit. Existing fan or not, watching this two DVD set will certainly go far to leaving you with an entirely new perception and appreciation of the Maryland four piece. Continue reading Clutch – “Live at the 9:30” – DVD Review
Photographer: Mel Hone
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Soundwave Festival 20 February 2010, Brisbane
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Review: Hannah Collins
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||For the many festival’s we’ve attentively followed in the last year or so, I hope I’m not going to cop to much backlash for saying that Soundwave is now, pretty much, the festival to be at, particularly if you indulge in music of the ah, heavier nature. They’ve marked their territory well, and will be hard to compete with in coming years after continually displaying such high levels of organization and forward planning, with larger than life line ups to match, last year
featuring headliners Nine in Nails, and Alice in Chains, this year the newly reunited outfits Jane’s Addiction and of course, Faith No More.
Ticket sales at the door had prices marked up by over 50 dollars from the original price, but it didn’t see people back away from the queue. With a line up like today’s, I wouldn’t have been backing away from those prices either, had I’d have been stupid enough, not to buy a ticket during one of the previous releases.
Walking the streets of Brisbane’s fortitude valley on the morning of the event is galvanizing. The streets are flooded with waves of charismatic show goers of all age’s shapes and sizes. The crowd’s equal to what you may see before the opening day of the Ekka; Brisbane’s annual Royal show.
Continue reading Live Review: Soundwave Festival 2010 – Brisbane
||Maryland’s favourite sons Clutch have continued to foster a strong relationship with their Australian fans, with three releases hitting stores in 2009, following the launch of their own record label Weather Maker, locally. Full Fathom Five, a live DVD & CD pack featuring the full Metro Theatre set filmed in Sydney on their last Australian tour, a studio LP from the bands instrumental side project, The Bakerton Group, and most recently Clutch’s 9th studio album Strange Cousins From The West. It’s been a big year for the band in stores here in Oz.
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2010 it’s all about the live show. In 2010 Clutch return to Australia joining the likes of Faith No More, Jane’s Addiction, AFI, Placebo, Anthrax and many more for the Soundwave Festival. And now the band would like to announce their own national headline tour that will for the first time ever, take them to Western Australia.
Continue reading Clutch Australian Tour Feb-Mar 2010