The Bakerton Group
(featuring the members of Clutch)
Announce New Album, "El Rojo," Out February 17th on Weathermaker (featuring Special Guest Per Wiberg of Opeth!) * Weathermaker Inks Distro Deal w/ RED!
“Clutch have so many fans here at RED, and we couldn’t be happier they chose us to be their distribution partner... Helping the band build their new label will make 2009 an even better year at RED.” - RED Senior Vice President of Product Development Alan Becker.
"We're so amped about our deal with RED. I'm convinced their team is as hungry as we are to take The Bakerton Group, Clutch and Weathermaker Music to the next level." - Weathermaker Label Manager Jon Nardachone.
Weathermaker Music, the label owned by touring juggernauts Clutch, has inked a multi-year, multiple release North American deal with Sony/BMG owned RED Distribution. First on deck, slated for a February 17th release through the formidable alliance, is the new BAKERTON GROUP release entitled "El Rojo!"
Produced by Clutch and J. Robbins at Magpie Cage Studios in Baltimore, MD, "El Rojo" will be the first full tilt release from THE BAKERTON GROUP, the psychedelic instrumental jazz-laden alter ego of Clutch (all 4 original Clutch members make up The Bakerton Group). In addition, Per Wiberg from Opeth was brought in to handle all piano, synth and keyboard duties on all 10 of "El Rojo's" tracks.
In other Clutch related news, some of the incredible footage from the band's first ever live DVD/CD, "Full Fathom Five," will be featured on Comcast Cable's On Demand "Concert TV" channel starting December 15th, along with classic rock icons Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest, Black Crowes, Deep Purple, Santana, U2 & Motorhead. The band has also just returned from the UK's Hard Rock Hell Festival, a set that inspired Metal Hammer to report, "Once again, Clutch go about staking their claims to be one of the greatest bands in existence."
* Clutch will end 2008 the same way they began it, on the road. In late December, they will headline a short run with Viking Skull and Russian Circles as support. As reported by HeadbangersBlog.com and confirmed from the band, starting Feb 11th to March 3rd, both Clutch and The Bakerton Group will simultaneously tour the the United States, before heading to the studio to record the new Clutch CD.
Tracklist for El Rojo
1. Time Horizon
3. Peruvian Airspace
4. Bien Classico
5. Life on Lars
7. The Gigantowakhia
8. Work 'em
9. Last Orbit
10. Bill Proger's Galaxy
w/ Russian Circles and Viking Skull!
Dec 27 2008 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, New Jersey
Dec 28 2008 Webster Theater Hartford, Connecticut
Dec 29 2008 930 Club Washington DC, Washington DC
Dec 30 2008 Newport Music Hall Columbus, Ohio
Dec 31 2008 Orbit Room Grand Rapids, Michigan
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