Clutch Reveal ‘Psychic Warfare’ Album Release Plans
It's on! Coming off the stellar Earth Rocker album, Clutch have moved quickly to keep the momentum going with their 11th studio album, a disc they've titled Psychic Warfare.
The album is expected to arrive in September and frontman Neil Fallon recently told the Metal Hammer Magazine Show, "Psychic Warfare is a lyric from the first track, 'X-Ray Visions.' It's about a guy holed up in a motel for unexplained reasons, and he's under great duress, being attacked by psychically empowered agents of unknown origin. At least that's the back story I have in my head."
As for that very specific concept, Fallon revealed that he had been influenced by sci-fi author Philip K. Dick. "His general philosophy and questions have always crept into my lyrics, because I share an interest in it. On Earth Rocker, 'Crucial Velocity' was definitely a Philip K. Dick song for me. On this record, 'X-Ray Visions' certainly is."
The vocalist also revealed another track for the new album, a song called "Quick Death in Texas," that was inspired by the wooded environs of the secluded studio location where the band recorded the disc.
Unlike a lot of bands who hold off on playing their music live until their album comes out, Clutch have been rather free with their new material. In addition to "X-Ray Visions" and "Quick Death in Texas," other songs that have already appeared in concerts include "Firebird," "Our Lady of Electric Lights," "Monsters," "Decapitation Blues" and "Son of Virginia."
Clutch have a handful of U.S. dates left with Mastodon before heading off to Europe in June. Check out all their shows here.