Forthright US groove rock masters CLUTCH have released a brand new single and video today, titled ‘Red Alert (Boss Metal Zone)‘. The track is available digitally from all DSPs here and watch the official video directed by David Brodsky below.
Frontman and lyrical wordsmith Neil Fallon expounds,
“Early in 2021, I learned the Boss Metal Zone pedal schematic was being presented as “proof” that the Covid-19 vaccine had an electronic component to communicate with 5G cellular networks. It was, of course, nonsense. It sounded like a Philip K. Dick premise. I didn’t want to write a song specific to Covid-19 vaccines, so I went with the Philip K. Dick angle (again). “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” came to mind (replicants, in particular, representing what is real and not real, or is there a difference at all?). The video makes no secret that this is an homage to Philip K. Dick and a future where we have distortion coursing through our veins.”
Drummer Jean-Paul Gaster adds,
“‘Red Alert (Boss Metal Zone)’ is one of the faster cuts on our forthcoming album. It kicks in and hits like a freight train. The intensity of the recording reminds me of our live shows. This song cooks and I can’t wait to play it on tour!”
Long time fans of sci-fi icon Philip K. Dick, Clutch have also curated a fun ‘inspired by’ Sci-Fidelity playlist on Spotify here, to coincide with the release of the single.
Clutch are currently on a 2-leg trek across North America, touring with special guests EyeHateGod and Tiger Cub until April 10th, and then with The Sword and Nate Bergman from April 27th – May 22nd. If you’re attending an upcoming date, keep your ears open for the new song, as the band have been dropping it into the set list!
Clutch have an extensive 2022 worldwide touring schedule, including summer festivals, further headline dates, and a return to Europe. For the most up to date list of shows and to buy tickets, please visit https://bnds.us/9eo7yp.
Neil Fallon – Vocals
Tim Sult – Guitar
Dan Maines – Bass
Jean-Paul Gaster – Drums