September 7th 2018 – Clutch, the influential heavy rock band from Maryland, has released their twelfth studio album “Book of Bad Decisions” today via their own label Weathermaker Music.  The new album “Book of Bad Decisions” consists of 15 new tracks that are on all the album formats.  Formats include: CD, 2xLP Standard Black Vinyl, Limited edition 28-page Book with CD, Limited edition 2xLP Colored and 2xLP Picture Disc Vinyl. The full album is available now at

The album was recorded, mixed and produced at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, TN by producer Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather).

The album cover was designed by renowned photographer Dan Winters.

The pre-release campaign featured 4 digital singles, 4 videos and two limited edition 7” picture disc releases.  Now that the full album is available, reviewers around the world are enthusiastic about “Book of Bad Decisions”, the follow up to previous Clutch releases “Psychic Warfare” (2015) and “Earth Rocker” (2013).

“Book of Bad Decisions”, the new Clutch album is done in true Clutch style and tradition. With pensive lyrics backed by abrasive riffs and bad-ass bass, Clutch once again comes through with an album that is hit after hit from top to bottom.”

– ROCKwell UnScene –

“The American dream is a goddamn mess right now, but Clutch are on top of it. They’ve been listening, and on Book of Bad Decisions they’re here to slap you on the shoulder and let you know you’re not alone.”


“Clutch has given us another strong USA rock album in Book of Bad Decisions. This band is what we need, no candy pop tunes, just increasingly creative and straight-ahead rock tunes without compromising.”

– Adorjan Horvat –

“Book Of Bad Decisions overall is a kick ass rocker with high highs and absolutely no lows!”

 – Bob Suehs – Rock N Roll Experience

“It’s hard to fault Clutch at this point in their career, their consistent delivery of hard rockin’ tunes is undeniably fun to listen to and with ‘Book of Bad Decisions’, the band continue to excel at what they do best.”

– Andrew Massie – The Rock Pit

Book of Bad Decisions” track listing:

1. Gimme the Keys

2. Spirit of ’76

3. Book of Bad Decisions

4. In Walks Barbarella

5. How to Shake Hands

6. Vision Quest

7. Weird Times

8. Emily Dickinson

9. A Good Fire

10. Ghoul Wrangler

11. Sonic Counselor

12. H.B. Is in Control

13. Hot Bottom Feeder

14. Paper & Strife

15. Lorelei

“Psychic Warfare” debuted in October 2015 at #1 on the Billboard Hard Rock and Billboard Rock charts.

“Earth Rocker” debuted in March 2013 at #1 on the Billboard Hard Rock chart and was awarded “Album of The Year” by Metal Hammer UK and garnered a Top 10 spot on Rolling Stone’s “Top 20 Metal Albums of the Year”.

Upcoming US/Canada 2018 Tour Dates

Sun/Sep-16  Chicago IL  Riotfest ** 

Tue/Sep-18  St Paul, MN  Myth Live

Wed/Sep-19  Kansas City, MO  Uptown Theater

Fri/Sep-21  Houston TX  House of Blues 

Sat/Sep-22  San Antonio TX  River City Rock Fest ** 

Sun/Sep-23  Dallas, TX  Gas Monkey Live

 Tue/Sep-25  Orlando, FL  House Of Blues

Thu/Sep-27  Norfolk, VA  The NorVa 

Fri/Sep-28  Raleigh, NC  The Ritz 

Sat/Sep-29  Atlanta, GA  The Masquerade * 

Sun/Sep-30  Louisville, KY  Louder Than Life ** 

Tue/Oct-02  Denver, CO  Ogden Theater 

Wed/Oct-03  Salt Lake City, UT  The Depot 

Fri/Oct-05  Boise, ID  Knitting Factory 

Sat/Oct-06  Spokane, WA  Knitting Factory

Sun/Oct-07  Seattle, WA  Showbox SODO 

Mon/Oct-08  Vancouver, BC  Commodore Ballroom SOLD OUT 

Tue/Oct-09  Portland, OR  Roseland Theater

Thu/Oct-11  San Francisco, CA  The Regency Ballroom 

Fri/Oct-12  Los Angeles, CA  El Rey Theater 

Sat/Oct-13  San Bernardino, CA  Glen Helen Amphitheater w/SOAD *** 

Sun/Oct-14  San Diego, CA  North Park/Observatory 

Mon/Oct-15  Tempe, AZ  The Marquee 

Wed/Oct-17  Tulsa, OK  Cain’s Ballroom 

Thu/Oct-18  Sauget, IL  Pop’s Nightclub

Fri/Oct-19  Grand Rapids, MI  20 Monroe Live 

Sat/Oct-20  Detroit, MI  The Filmore Detroit

Sun/Oct-21  Pittsburgh, PA  Stage AE

Tue/Oct-23  Toronto, ON  Rebel 

Thu/Oct-25  Worcester, MA  The Palladium 

Fri/Oct-26  New York, NY  Irving Plaza

Sat/Oct-27  New York, NY  Irving Plaza SOLD OUT

Sun/Oct-28  Philadelphia, PA  Electric Factory

*= no Sevendust 

** = festival date / Clutch and festival bill only

*** = date w/ System of a Down/ no Sevendust/ TB&TSD


Neil Fallon – Vocals/Guitar

Tim Sult – Guitar

Dan Maines – Bass

Jean-Paul Gaster – Drums/Percussion

For more  information, check out the band’s website: