January 30, 2023

Clutch proceed to churn out heavy-hitting rock music greater than 30 years into their profession, most just lately releasing their thirteenth studio album, Dawn on Slaughter Seaside. The Maryland band will hit the highway this spring for headlining North American tour that includes help from Amigo the Satan and Nate Bergman.

Heavy Consequence caught up with Clutch singer Neil Fallon backstage at Louisville’s Louder Than Life competition, the place he talked concerning the newest LP, the inspiration behind the only “We Attempt for Excellence,” and the band’s longevity.

The track “We Attempt for Excellence” comprises quite a lot of references to Nineteen Seventies popular culture, together with Farrah Fawcett, Evel Knievel, and The Six Million Greenback Man, and celebrates a time when youngsters engaged in actions that had a daredevil high quality about them.

“That track may need been some type of psychological response to being caught inside,” Fallon informed us within the video above. “I’ve a 12-year-old son, and I used to be getting actual annoyed with the notion that his childhood was gonna be spent nearly. There’s one thing to be mentioned concerning the schooling of breaking your arm, or getting highway rash or poison ivy. That’s actual life.”

So far as Clutch nonetheless going robust after greater than 30 years as a band, Fallon remarked, “I spent far too a few years considering this was a short lived state of affairs. I had it hammered into my head at a younger age that this was not a viable profession possibility. And it took me a very long time to reach at the truth that sure it’s. As soon as that occurred, it turned much more enjoyable.”

Watch our video interview with Neil Fallon above, and decide up tickets to Clutch’s spring 2023 tour through Ticketmaster or StubHub.

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