Forthright US groove rock masters CLUTCH have released a brand new single and video today, titled Red Alert (Boss Metal Zone). The track is available digitally from all Digital Service Providers.
Frontman and lyric wordsmith Neil Fallon expounds, “Early in 2021, I learned the Boss Metal Zone pedal schematic was being presented as “proof” that the Covid-19 vaccine had an electronic component to communicate with 5G cellular networks. It was, of course, nonsense. It sounded like a Philip K. Dick premise. I didn’t want to write a song specific to Covid-19 vaccines, so I went with the Philip K. Dick angle (again). Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? came to mind (replicants, in particular, representing what is real and not real, or is there a difference at all?). The video makes no secret that this is an homage to Philip K. Dick and a future where we have distortion coursing through our veins.”
Drummer Jean-Paul Gaster adds, “Red Alert (Boss Metal Zone) is one of the faster cuts on our forthcoming album. It kicks in and hits like a freight train. The intensity of the recording reminds me of our live shows. This song cooks and I can’t wait to play it on tour!”
Directed by David Brodsky, watch the official video below.
Long time fans of sci-fi icon Philip K. Dick, Clutch have also curated a fun ‘inspired by’ Sci-Fidelity playlist on Spotify to coincide with the release of the single.
Clutch are currently on a 2-leg trek across North America, touring with special guests EyeHateGod and Tiger Cub until April 10th, and then with The Sword and Nate Bergman from April 27th – May 22nd. If you’re attending an upcoming date, keep your ears open for the new song, as the band have been dropping it into the set list!
Clutch have an extensive 2022 worldwide touring schedule, including summer festivals, further headline dates, and a return to Europe. For the most up to date list of shows and to buy tickets, please visit https://bnds.us/9eo7yp.
Clutch released their twelfth studio album, Book Of Bad Decisions, through their own Weathermaker Music in 2018. Rolling Stone described the album as “bathed in the grit and liberal fuzz tone that has made their live shows legendary.” The band embarked on a successful co-headlining tour with Dropkick Murphys in 2019, with support from Hatebreed, Amigo The Devil, and Russ Rankin of Good Riddance. Two of the band’s most recent albums, Earth Rocker (2013) and Psychic Warfare (2015), were included in Classic Rock Magazine’s 50 Best Rock Albums of the 2010s.
Stay tuned for more new music from Clutch in 2022.
Neil Fallon – Vocals
Tim Sult – Guitar
Dan Maines – Bass
Jean-Paul Gaster – Drums