CLUTCH, the influential heavy rock band from Maryland, has released a special limited-edition, etched 12-inch vinyl single exclusively for Record Store Day. The release is limited to 5,000 copies (3,000 USA, 2,000 international). The 12-inch vinyl contains two previously unreleased songs from the “Psychic Warfare” sessions: “Mad Sidewinder” and “Outland Special Clearance”. These two tracks, specifically mastered for this vinyl configuration by Paul Logus, are on side A. The reverse side has a large-scale etching taken from the “Psychic Warfare” CD booklet design created by Dan Winters. The jacket is handnumbered thick clear plastic showing the full art design, thus making this piece for Record Store Day 2016 a unique collectors’ item for all CLUTCH fans.
CLUTCH will embark on a new North American tour as the support act for LAMB OF GOD. The tour, which starts May 3 in New Orleans at the Orpheum, will also feature CORROSION OF CONFORMITY on all shows. In addition to the LAMB OF GOD dates, the band will make select U.S. festival appearances and will play three special headline shows on the tour.
“Psychic Warfare” debuted at No. 11 on The Billboard 200 chart, having shifted 26,000 equivalent album units in the week ending October 8, 2015.
The effort was released on October 2, 2015 via CLUTCH‘s own label Weathermaker Music. The CD consists was helmed by longtime CLUTCH producer Machine and consists of 12 new tracks. The album cover was designed by renowned photographer Dan Winters.