CLUTCH’s Book Of Bad Decisions out now

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 Coloured (“Coke Bottle Green”) and 2xLP Picture Disc Vinyl. The full album is available now at

The band have shared a few images on their social media of some of the formats.

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 and picture disc artwork 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 universally enthusiastic about “Book Of Bad Decisions”, the follow up to previous Clutch releases “Psychic Warfare” (2015) and “Earth Rocker” (2013). Here’s just a few clips from the UK alone…

Kerrang!: “Clutch deliver yet another knock out on glorious twelfth album. You’re reminded that no other band on Earth sound like Clutch, or groove as hard.” – KKKK

Powerplay: “They confound, they beguile, they bedazzle, they roar, they groove. Book Of Bad Decisions? This deserves to be a bestseller.” – 10/10

Total Guitar: “With their previous two albums being absolute stormers, even by Clutch standards, this has high standards to rise to. We needn’t have worried, this 15-chapter Book is still essential reading.” – ****

Rhythm: “Death. Taxes. Clutch to turn in an utterly face-melting new album. Just three things that you can take as guarantees in this life. It’s highlight after highlight.” – ****

Metal Hammer: “Book Of Bad Decisions is another phenomenal piece of work from one of the few bands that we can all agree on. Everyone likes Clutch. Because they are [still] fucking brilliant. This is among Clutch’s finest work.” – 9/10

Classic Rock: “It’s punchy and wise, freaky and funny, and it throbs and hums like an electric fence. If any other band had made an album this great, the world of rock ‘n’ roll would have tilted on its axis. But it’s Clutch we’re talking about, and this is what they do. Long may it continue.” – 9/10

CLUTCH will spend September and October touring the USA with special guests Sevendust and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, plus a date in California with System Of A Down and a number of US festivals. The band then head over to Europe, hitting the UK for a festive December tour, with support from The Picturebooks and The Inspector Cluzo.


Tue 18th Dec – BRISTOL O2 Academy

Wed 19th Dec – GLASGOW O2 Academy

Thu 20th Dec – MANCHESTER Academy

Fri 21st Dec – LONDON O2 Academy Brixton

Sat 22nd Dec – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy

Watch the video for latest single, “In Walks Barbarella”

For more information, visit the band’s website:

About Ant May

I spend half my life at gigs or festivals and the other half writing the reviews and editing photos, and somehow find time for a full time job too. Who needs sleep - I've got coffee.
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