Played at Graspop Metal Meeting
2017 / 2019






Formed in 1990, Clutch quickly caught the attention of the major record labels but it wasn’t until the turn of the millennium and their switch from hardcore to stoner rock that things started happening. Clutch runs the gamut from blues, incendiary rock ‘n’ roll and stoner rock to post-hardcore, metal and grunge and they do so with consummate ease. 2015’s ‘Psychic Warfare’ was hailed as one of the albums of the year by critics worldwide. By the way, you should check out their live album ‘Full Fathom Five’ (2008) if you want to know what these guys can do in a live setting. The lyrics on their latest brainchild ‘Book of Bad Decisions’ (2018) tell the story of the band’s 27-year history with a tongue-in-cheek quality that is typical of the Germantown, Maryland natives. The album was recorded with microphones placed in front of the band as the tracks were played live and this has resulted in their heaviest offering yet. Clutch is the perfect example of why labels don’t matter so be sure to catch them at GMM2019. (#GMM19)