clutch announce “record store day” release and “earth rocker triple deluxe”… “robot hive/ exodus” coming out on vinyl and international and us tour dates updated.
RENOWNED AMERICAN ROCK GROUP TO RELEASE
RECORD STORE DAY SPLIT 7” FEATURING NEW CLUTCH SONG
“RUN, JOHN BARLEYCORN, RUN” AND
“ETHER MADNESS” FROM LIONIZE
DUE OUT APRIL 19
SET FOR TRIPLE DELUXE (2xCD/DVD) RELEASE
ON JUNE 10, 2014 VIA WEATHERMAKER MUSIC
VIDEOS DEBUT TODAY, APRIL 16 ON BROOKLYN VEGAN AND NOISEY/VICE
CLASSIC CLUTCH ALBUM TO RECEIVE COLLECTOR’S EDITION DOUBLE VINYL RELEASE ON JUNE 10
CLUTCH, the acclaimed Maryland-based rock group, have teamed with producer J. Robbins (The Sword, Coliseum) to record the new song “Run, John Barleycorn, Run.” The track will be released on Tuesday, April 19 via Weathermaker Music as a special split 7” single with labelmates Lionize as part of Record Store Day.CLUTCH/Lionize split 7” single artwork: http://msopr.com/files/run_john_barleycorn_run_cover.jpg.
On June 10, 2014, CLUTCH will release a triple deluxe version of their acclaimed EARTH ROCKER album via Weathermaker Music. Released in 2013, EARTH ROCKER was tagged by Rolling Stone on the “Top 20 Metal Albums” list and hailed by the magazine for its fusion of “seething admixtures of jam-band chops, careening blues-punk riffs” (December 2013). The EARTH ROCKER triple deluxe album package will include: 1) the full record and brand new songs “Night Hag” and “Scavengers,” 2) “Earth Rocker Live,” a CD audio version of the album performed live; and 3) on DVD “Live In Denver” recorded with seven cameras in 1080i on Nov. 14 at the sold-out Ogden Theatre show in Denver, two videos shot, directed and edited by actress Aisha Tyler: “Gone Cold” (unreleased) and “Crucial Velocity.” To pre-order EARTH ROCKER, visit: www.clutchmerch.com.
Produced, engineered and mixed by Machine (King Crimson, Lamb Of God), EARTH ROCKER’s triple deluxe cover artwork was created by long time CLUTCH art director Nick Lakiotis (see below). EARTH ROCKER continues to garner the group some of the best reviews of their career. Read the critical soundbites so far for EARTH ROCKER here: http://msopr.com/files/clutch-earth_rocker-critical_soundbites.pdf.
Tune-in as Brooklyn Vegan premieres CLUTCH performing “D.C. Sound Attack” Live in Denver off the forthcoming EARTH ROCKER triple deluxe album (2x CD/DVD) out June 10 on Weathermaker Music:
Earth Rocker cover artwork by Nick Lakiotis: http://tinyurl.com/lg8ofkk.
Watch below as NOISEY premieres a claymation video created by an inspired CLUTCH fan, Curtis Hein, without any input from the band. Curtis spent months working on the clip which features an animated CLUTCH performing “The Wolf Man Kindly Requests…” that will now be included on the forthcoming EARTH ROCKER triple deluxe album out June 10. See the clip on NOISEY, here:
The group have announced their classic 2005 album Robot Hive/Exodus will receive a collector’s edition double vinyl release on Tuesday, June 10. The beautiful double LP is re-mastered and comes in a re-designed gatefold package boasting some of CLUTCH’s best tracks.Robot Hive/Exodus artwork: http://msopr.com/files/rhe_front_cover_artwork.JPG.
CLUTCH–NEIL FALLON (vocals, rhythm guitar), TIM SULT (lead guitar), DAN MAINES (bass,), JEAN-PAUL GASTER (drums and percussion)—will launch an overseas tour starting Tuesday, April 22 in Newcastle, UK at the O2 Academy taking them through the European festival circuit through June 29. In July, they’ll return to the U.S. for a handful of shows before joining Jane’s Addiction, Rise Against, Gogol Bordello and Halestorm at the Shindig Festival in Baltimore, MD on Saturday, September 27. Expect the group to announce additional U.S. festival dates and headlining shows in the coming months.
|Sat||4/26||Berlin, Germany||Desertfest at Astra|
|Sun||4/27||Antwerpen, Belgium||Trix Muziekcentrum|
|Sun||5/4||Bristol||Temples Festival at Motion|
|EUROPE SUMMER 2014|
|Sat||6/9||Munich, Germany||Backstage Werk|
|Thu||6/12||Copenhagen, Denmark||Copenhell Festival|
|Sun||6/15||Stuttgart, Germany||LKA Longhorn|
|Fri||6/20||Paris, France||Nouveau Casino|
|Sun||6/22||Switzerland||Fete de la Musique|
|Tue||6/24||Thessaloniki, Greece||Fuzz Club|
|Wed||6/25||Athens, Greece||Fix Factory of Sound|
|Fri||6/27||Norrkoping, Sweden||Bravalla Festival|
|Sat||6/28||Finowfurt, Germany||Roadrunner’s Paradise Race 61 Festival|
|Sun||6/29||Roeser, Luxembourg||Rock A Field Festival|
|US TOUR||TICKET LINKS:|
|Thu||7/24||Syracuse, NY||Westcott Theater||http://tinyurl.com/l5auxvr|
|Fri||7/25||Pittsburgh, PA||Stage AE||http://tinyurl.com/lgdh6ns|
|The Shindig Music Festival with Jane’s Addiction, Rise Against, Gogol Bordello, and Halestorm|
|Sat||9/27||Baltimore, MD||The Shindig Music Festival||http://tinyurl.com/mn6hq2s|
CLUTCH new photo, credit Marc Millman: http://tinyurl.com/lxx8gjs
Watch the video for “Crucial Velocity” off EARTH ROCKER here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3kwC9VtfxM
MSO Press Releases and Bio here:
The full EARTH ROCKER triple deluxe tracklisting:
Disc 1 (CD)
1. Earth Rocker
2. Crucial Velocity
3. Mr. Freedom
4. Night Hag
5. D.C. Sound Attack!
6. Unto The Breach
7. Gone Cold
8. The Face
9. Book, Saddle, and Go
10 Cyborg Bette
11 Oh, Isabella
13 The Wolf Man Kindly Requests…
Disc 2 (Live Audio CD)
1 Earth Rocker (Houston, TX – House of Blues – 5/25/13)
2 Crucial Velocity (San Antonio, TX – Meltdown Festival – 5/26/13)
3 Mr. Freedom (Houston, TX – House of Blues – 5/25/13)
4 D.C. Sound Attack! (Lincoln, ND – Bourbon Theater – 5/23/13)
5 Unto The Breach (Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue – 5/19/13)
6 Gone Cold (Lincoln, ND – Bourbon Theater – 5/23/13)
7 The Face (Houston, TX – House of Blues – 5/25/13)
8 Book, Saddle, and Go (San Antonio, TX – Meltdown Festival – 5/26/13)
9 Cyborg Bette (Houston, TX – House of Blues – 5/25/13)
10 Oh, Isabella (Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue – 5/19/13)
11 The Wolf Man Kindly Requests… (Fargo, ND – The Venue – 5/22/13)
Disc 3 (DVD)
Live In Denver (Ogden Theatre, Nov. 2013)
1 Earth Rocker
2 Crucial Velocity
3 Mr. Freedom
4 D.C. Sound Attack!
5 Unto The Breach
6 Gone Cold
7 The Face
8 Book, Saddle, and Go
9 Cyborg Bette
10 Oh, Isabella
11 The Wolf Man Kindly Requests…
Music Videos (directed by Aisha Tyler)
“The Wolf Man Kindly Requests…” (Fan created Claymation clip)
CLUTCH–Neil Fallon (Vocals/Guitar/Keyboards/Harmonica), Tim Sult (Guitar), Dan Maines (Bass) and Jean-Paul Gaster (Drums/Percussion)–have been pushing the boundaries of heavy rock including hard rock, blues rock, southern stoner rock and alternative/funk metal since their early beginnings as a DC hardcore punk group in 1990. The band quickly became known for their relentless touring schedule and song subjects ranging from John Wilkes Booth to trucks and beer. Tim Sult’s mastery of the wah pedal soon became CLUTCH’s centerpiece during their live shows. Tracks such as “The House that Peterbilt,” “Rock and Roll Outlaw,” “Texan Book of the Dead,” “Bertha’s Big Back Yard” and “Raised by Horses” continue to be fan favorites. With ten studio albums under their belt as well as rarities and live albums, CLUTCH now have their own record label titled Weathermaker Music. Albums include: 12″ single Passive Restraints (Earache), their debut LP, Transnational Speedway League (1993, EastWest), Clutch (1995, EastWest), The Elephant Riders (1998, Columbia), JamRoom (1999, Columbia), Pure Rock Fury (2001, Atlantic) spawned the hit single “Careful with that Mic,” follow-up tracks “Immortal” and “Open Up the Border,” were also well-received by American rock stations. In 2003, they issued Live at the Googolplex (2003, Megaforce) and the rarities record Slow Hole to China (2003, Megaforce). Blast Tyrant (2004, DRT Records) featured the hit single “The Mob Goes Wild” its accompanying video was directed by Bam Margera and featured Margera’s Viva La Bam co-stars; Ryan Dunn, Brandon DiCamillo, and Don Vito. Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z78PjvfCVTQ&feature=kp. Pitchfork & Lost Needles (2005, Megaforce Records) combined Clutch’s 1990 Pitchfork 7” release with previously unreleased demos and early tracks. In 2005, organist Mick Schauer joined the band and they released Robot Hive/Exodus (2005, DRT Entertainment) and From Beale Street to Oblivion (2007, DRT Entertainment). From Beale Street to Oblivion was produced by Joe Barresi (Kyuss/Melvins/Queens of the Stone Age/Tool). In 2009, CLUTCH released Strange Cousins from the West, they followed with a reissue of their 2004 album Blast Tyrant also on Weathermaker Music in 2011. The new edition debuted #26 on the Billboard Hard Rock Top 100 and contained a bonus album known as Basket of Eggs with unreleased songs as well as acoustic versions of previous hits. CLUTCH released their tenth and latest studio album Earth Rocker March 16, 2013 on Weathermaker Music. The album entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #15 giving the band their highest chart position to date. Earth Rocker reached #1 on the Rock Chart and #4 on iTunes’ overall Top 100 album chart. Earth Rocker was awarded “Album of The Year” by Metal Hammer magazine and garnered a Top 10 spot on Rolling Stone magazine’s “Top 20 Metal Albums of the Year.” To read more critical accolades, visit: http://msopr.com/files/clutch_accolades_2013.pdf. CLUTCH website: www.pro-rock.com.
For CLUTCH publicity, contact:
Libby Coffey/MSO PR
818-380-0400 x224 LCoffey@msopr.com
GWAR Releases Video Statement and Announces Creation of
Dave Brockie Foundation
GWAR and Slave Pit Inc. would like to thank the fans and friends for the outpouring of love after the passing of our dear friend Dave Brockie. Our intention is to honor Dave, preserve his legacy and continue to share his brilliant works with the world. With that being said, GWAR and Slave Pit Inc. are proud to announce the creation of The Dave Brockie Foundation.
A video message from GWAR and Slave Pit Inc. addressing the fans can be viewed HERE.
“The Dave Brockie Foundation is a charity fund with the mission of promoting the advancement of music, images, letters and performances in the arts. It will endeavor to encourage promising talents, as well as preserving the legacy of Dave’s body of works. It intends to be a support system to those who have dedicated their lives in pursuit of creativity. The Dave Brockie Foundation will be a resource for artists in the fields of music, film, literature and all visual arts who cannot find funding through mainstream channels. The DBF will also strive to catalog and preserve Dave’s vast collection of original images, recordings and written words, and make them available for the world to appreciate. The foundation’s first goal is to finance the creation of a memorial monument in Richmond, Virginia to provide the world with a place to pay respects to the memory of a very cherished man.”
Donations can be made to The Dave Brockie Foundation at http://www.gwar.net/dave-brockie-foundation.
For More Info Visit:
Updated Statement From GWAR Regarding The Passing of Dave Brockie
Jack Flanagan manager of GWAR has issued this official statement:
On behalf of Dave Brockie’s family, Slave Pit Inc. and GWAR, we would like to thank all the loyal fans worldwide for the outpouring of love and support shown to us over the past few days. Knowing that we have such amazing family, friends and fans is truly helping us all get through this tough time.
We are awaiting a toxicology report from the medical examiners office to confirm the cause of death. The medical examiners office has informed us that the results can take one to three months to be processed. Standard protocol exists that a toxicology procedure be performed.
We have made funeral arrangements and a private memorial has been scheduled for close friends and family.
As Dave and Oderus would have wanted, this year’s GWAR-B-Q scheduled for August 16th at Hadad’s Lake (7900 Osborne Turnpike Richmond, VA) will still take place as planned. We have scheduled the Dave Brockie public memorial to take place the day prior to the GWAR-B-Q, Friday August 15th, also at Hadad’s Lake.
More information shall be released as the details are confirmed.
For Immediate Release
March 24, 2014
Dave Brockie Lead Singer and Founder of Metal Band GWAR
Passes Away Sunday March 23rd, 2014
Jack Flanagan, manager of GWAR has issued an official statement:
“It is with a saddened heart, that I confirm my dear friend Dave Brockie, artist, musician, and lead singer of GWAR passed away at approximately 6:50 PM EST Sunday March 23,2014. His body was found Sunday by his band mate at his home in Richmond, VA. Richmond authorities have confirmed his death and next of kin has been notified. A full autopsy will be performed. He was 50 years old, born August 30, 1963.
My main focus right now is to look after my band mates and his family. More information regarding his death shall be released as the details are confirmed.”
Mr. Jack Flanagan
Issachar Entertainment/ Slave Pit Inc.
DT: MARCH 20, 2014
FR: LIBBY COFFEY/BARI LIEBERMAN/ANDREA FAULK/MSO PR
–ROCK, SOUL AND BLUES BAND–
SET TO PERFORM ON THE VANS WARPED TOUR
ALL SUMMER LONG
OUT NOW ON WEATHERMAKER MUSIC
LIONIZE photo: http://msopr.com/files/lionize_band_med_res.JPG
“…great things have arrived in the form of a tightly sequenced, beautifully produced collection that deepens the band’s ability to bring weathered hard rock tropes screaming into the present tenses, via an infusion of soul and blues.”
–Jeff Miers, BUFFALO NEWS, March 15, 2014
As the rock, soul and blues band LIONIZE prepare to head back out on the road in April, the group–NATE BERGMAN (vocals/guitar), HENRY UPTON (bass/vocal) and CHRIS BROOKS (keyboards & vocals), CHASE LAPP (drums)–have announced they’ll perform all summer long on the VANS WARPED TOUR, launching June 13 in Houston, TX.
“We are very excited to return to the Vans Warped Tour as alumni in 2014,” LIONIZE frontman NATHAN BERGMAN states. “With a variety of talented bands and new attractions this year, we are really looking forward to bringing some loud and funky Rock and Roll to the festival. See you all summer long!”
Hailing from Silver Spring, MD–near the Washington, D.C. stomping ground of their hardcore idols—LIONIZE recently released their new album JETPACK SOUNDTRACK on Weathermaker Music, the label owned and operated by Maryland rock group Clutch. Co-produced by Jean-Paul Gaster, drummer of Clutch, and Machine (Fall Out Boy, Lamb of God, King Crimson) at the Machine Shop in Belleville, New Jersey, the album finds the group creating an 11-song journey through their multi-faceted musical influences–spanning heavy rock, soul and blues–such as Deep Purple, O. V. Wright, Led Zeppelin and Solomon Burke. The album’s first single “Reality Check” showcases LIONIZE’s precise musicianship; they smoothly shift gears and smack you with a gargantuan hook at an exhilarating pace. Listen to “Reality Check” here: http://lionizemusic.com.
Who is LIONIZE? Watch the following clip where VANS WARPED TOUR founder Kevin Lyman and a group of their peers, introduce the band: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpHCqjPoAGE&feature=youtu.be
Check out what critics are saying so far about LIONIZE:
“Lionize infuses a soulful Southern gospel element into their sound with the inclusion of a stabbing Hammond organ. The keyboards are more than superfluous texture, acting like a second axe. Lyrically, Lionize delves into a world of robotic sci-fi and fantasy. On paper, the symbolism of stiff, heavy cyborgs doesn’t mesh with the fluid basslines, rich vocal harmonies, and snappy drum fills, but Lionize pulls it off on songs such as ‘Replaced with Machines’ and ‘Skynet.’ Album ender ‘Sea of Tranquility’ even bathes in reggae worship.”
–Joshua Bottomley, OUTBURN, (9-out-of 10 stars, April, 2014)
“Mixing ’70s-influenced hard rock with funky grinding dub into a rather intoxicating brew, DC outfit Lionize offers a surprisingly strong departure… guitar textures trade between fuzzy distorted riffs, wet drops of wah wah notes and piercing fret-jumping solos, thick bass and heavy organ create a robust bed of dub-laced grooves, and the tuneful sandpaper-chafed vocals of Nate Bergman wheels over top of it all. Lionize has earned much street cred in their eight-year tenure, serving as touring band for Lee “Scratch” Perry, warming up the stage on tour with such diverse and respected acts as Bad Brains and Galactic, playing both Bonnaroo and the Vans Warped Tour and issuing albums all throughout.”
–CREATIVE LOAFING (1/20/14)
“Lionize is a tenacious hard-working band with moxy and talent. Framing themselves within an imaginative palette of groove-heavy drumming, rippling rock riffs, and smatterings of eyebrow raising dub reggae, these elements congeal to form a refreshing addition to the rock lexicon.”
–Oscar Jordan, THE ROCK RAG (Los Angeles, CA, March 2014)
“Maryland seems to be a hotbed of musical volcanic activity over the last few years. But for the last 10 years or so, Lionize have been blazing a path of their own with their hard rock and reggae style first shown to me by Bad Brains some 30-plus years ago. I’d say they have become the next ambassadors of those elements I just mentioned.”
–Steve Truglio, AQUARIAN WEEKLY (3/5/14)
“[On Jetpack Soundtrack], Deep Purple organ runs and big Southern rock shout-along choruses for its most complete statement so far.”
–Matthew Everett, METRO PULSE (Knoxville, TN, 3/17/14)
“…an unrelenting blast of soulful fury that denies to be constricted to a single specific genre.”
–Dan Ursem, MIRROR NEWS (Dearborn, MI, 3/3/14)
“With amps cranked and drums the concert-goers could feel in their chests, Lionize had the audience rocking harder than anticipated for a Thursday evening. Guitarist and lead singer Bergman was at the top of his game, in full control of fuzzed out guitar riffs and a voice that ranged from soulful shouts to bluesy, Black Keys-like vocals. The rest of the band performed excellently as well, and showcased their individual talent as well as their ability to perform as a unit. The performance overall was marked by a level of cohesiveness that only comes with experience, and Lionize has paid its dues.”
–Trent Burns, THE AMERICAN EAGLE, (Washington, DC, 2/24/14)
“Lionize is a Maryland-based band that never stops amazing fans with every album released.[ On Jetpack Soundrack,] Lionize’s new funky rock style will make metal lovers stop and take notice. ‘Reality Check’ is the first single released off of ‘JetPack’ and has a hip, upbeat feel with a lively chorus.”
–Krash Kiten, HEAR MAGAZINE (Detroit, MI, 2/13/14)
“On the new record, Lionize’s unique sound leans heavily towards groove-based, funk infused jam-rock reminiscent of old-school Red Hot Chili Peppers-with a twist of organ. Standout tracks include ‘Reality Check,’ a dark and dangerous sounding song driven by alternating guitar and organ hooks, and ‘Replaced by Machines’ which showcases the talent of the band both as a unit and as individual musicians.
Lionize has been playing music together for 10 years now, and they’ve made a point to show that off on their latest album. Jetpack Soundtrack sees the band at their tightest thus far and makes for a cohesive–although wild–ride through all 11 tracks. RIYL: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queens of the Stone Age, Foxy Shazam.”
–Trent Burns, THE AMERICAN EAGLE (Album review, Washington, DC, 2/20/14)
“Jetpack Soundtrack may be their best work to date with added depth, power, and creativity relative to their previous work…Lionize deliver great songs with a mulit-layered invigorating sound.”
–Gideon Thomas, CRYTPICROCK.COM, (3/6/14)
“…with Jetpack Soundtrack, Lionize have developed a style of Jam Band music for a new generation. They take groove-heavy hard rock mix in some dark reggae and add a touch of Clutch sounding stony rock… Jetpack Soundtrack is a solid album from beginning to end.”
Catch LIONIZE on the road in the following cities:
|LIONIZE Headline Dates:|
|Mon||4/14||Asheville, NC||The Millroom|
|Tues||4/15||Spartanburg, SC||Ground Zero|
|LIONIZE with Umphrey’s McGee:|
|Sun||4/16||Mobile, AL||Saenger Theatre|
|Mon||4/17||New Orleans, LA||Civic Theatre|
|Tues||4/18||Dallas, TX||House of Blues Dallas|
|Weds||4/19||Austin, TX||Stubb’s Wallar Creek Ampitheatre|
|LIONIZE UK Tour with Clutch:|
|LIONIZE at Temples Festival|
|Sun||5/4||Bristol||Temples Festival at Motion|
|LIONIZE UK Tour with Clutch:|
|VANS WARPED TOUR 2014|
|Fri||6/13||Houston, TX||Reliant Center Parking Lot|
|Sat||6/14||San Antonio, TX||AT&T Center|
|Sun||6/15||Dallas, TX||Gexa Energy Pavilion|
|Tues||6/17||Albuquerque, NM||Isleta Amphitheatre|
|Weds||6/18||Mesa, AZ||Quail Run Park|
|Thurs||6/19||Las Vegas, NV||Luxor Lot|
|Fri||6/20||Pomona, CA||Pomona Fairplex|
|Sat||6/21||Mountain View, CA||Shoreline Amphitheatre|
|Sun||6/22||Ventura, CA||Seaside Park|
|Weds||6/25||Chula Vista, CA||Sleep Train Amphitheatre|
|Thurs||6/26||Wheatland, CA||Sleep Train Amphitheatre|
|Sat||6/28||Southeast Auburn, WA||White River Amphitheatre|
|Sun||6/29||Portland, OR||Portland Expo Center Parking Lot|
|Weds||7/2||Maryland Heights, MO||Verizon Wireless Amphitheater|
|Thurs||7/3||Noblesville, IN||Klipsch Music Center|
|Fri||7/4||Toronto, ON||Molson Canadian Amphitheatre|
|Sat||7/5||Montreal, QC||Parc Jean Drapeau|
|Sun||7/6||Holmdel, NJ||PNC Bank Arts Concert Center|
|Tues||7/8||Darien Center, NY||Darien Lake Performing Arts Center|
|Weds||7/9||Scranton, PA||Toyota Pavilion|
|Thurs||7/10||Mansfield, WA||Xfinity Center|
|Fri||7/11||Camden, NJ||Susquehanna Bank Center|
|Sat||7/12||Wantagh, NY||Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheater|
|Sun||7/13||Hartford, CT||Xfinity Theatre|
|Tues||7/15||Burgettstown, PA||First Niagra Pavilion|
|Weds||7/16||Cincinnati, OH||Riverbend Music Center|
|Thurs||7/17||Cuyahoga Falls, OH||Blossom Music Center|
|Fri||7/18||Auburn Hills, MI||The Palace of Auburn Hills|
|Sat||7/19||Tinley Park, IL||First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre|
|Sun||7/20||Shakopee, MN||Canterbury Park|
|Tues||7/22||Columbia, MD||Merriweather Post Pavilion|
|Weds||7/23||Virginia Beach, VA||Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach|
|Thurs||7/24||Atlanta, GA||Aaron’s Ampitheatre at Lakewood|
|Fri||7/25||St. Petersburg, FL||Vinoy Park|
|Sat||7/26||West Palm Beach, FL||Cruzan Ampitheatre|
|Sun||7/27||Orlando, FL||Central Florida Fairgrounds|
|Mon||7/28||Charlotte, NC||PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte|
|Tues||7/29||Nashville, TN||Tennessee State Fairgrounds|
|Weds||7/30||Milwaukee, WI||Marcus Ampitheatre|
|Thurs||7/31||Bonner Springs, KS||Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre|
|Sat||8/2||Salt Lake City, UT||Utah State Fairpark|
|Sun||8/3||Denver, CO||Sports Authority Field at Mile High|
Cover artwork: http://msopr.com/files/jetpack_soundtrack_cover_art_low_res.jpeg.
The Maryland-based band LIONIZE formed in 2004, learning to play music by jamming and listening to each other. Now, ten years later, the band has matured into a much more powerful, unit. Whether touring extensively in the past on a limited budget, or playing to 10,000 people at the majestic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, LIONIZE always seems to look for a challenge. Space Pope And The Glass Machine (2008) revealed their affinity for reggae. Destruction Manual (2011) and their last album Superczar And The Vulture (2011) broadened into a more multifaceted musical direction by incorporating rock, soul and blues influences–such as Deep Purple, O. V. Wright, Led Zeppelin and Solomon Burke–that became the proverbial keys for taking the Weathermaker Music machine out for a late night joyride. LIONIZE first supported Clutch in 2006 and they found a shared regard of music as a sacred cultural and intellectual art form, particularly jazz and rock and roll. That bond endeared the younger band to their seasoned patrons. Weathermaker Music–the label established by Clutch–eventually signed the band and the forthcoming JETPACK SOUNDTRACK is their first release of a new artist on the label.
Read the Q&A with LIONIZE frontman NATE BERGMAN on ArtistDirect here: http://tinyurl.com/matol3v.
Watch the video for “Dr. Livingston” (off their previous Superczar and the Vulture album) featuring cameos from H.R. of Bad Brains, CKY’s Jess Margera, the Pietasters and the 9.30 Club Crew.
For LIONIZE publicity, contact:
Libby Coffey/MSO PR
Bari Lieberman/MSO PR