Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Decades: 1990s 2000s
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This noise-metal quartet was formed in 1991 by childhood friends Neil Fallon (vocals), Tim Sult (guitar), Dan Maines (bass) and Jean-Paul Gaster (drums), who grew up together in Germantown, Maryland, USA. The band drew from hardcore, metal, punk and industrial traditions for the abrasive, intense sound heard on their debut single ‘Pitchfork’, released on the Inner Journey label in October. They subsequently signed to Earache Records, releasing the Passive Restraints EP and establishing their style, and although the record was not a major commercial success it brought Clutch to the attention of EastWest Records. Transnational Speedway League: Anthems, Anecdotes And Undeniable Truths showed no signs of compromises being made owing to major label status, as Clutch maintained their angry hardcore groove, with a charismatic performance from Fallon.

The Clutch live repertoire had grown in stature and confidence since their early European...

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