Maryland rockers Clutch have announced Book Of Bad Decisions as the title of their new studio album. Book Of Bad Decisions, Clutch’s twelfth studio album, is scheduled for a worldwide release on September 7th, 2018 via their own Weathermaker Music label.

The album was recorded at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, Tennessee by producer Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather) and consists of 15 new tracks.

“With Vance Powell as producer we were able to make a very different kind of an album. The songs feel as if they could jump out of the speakers!” says drummer Jean-Paul Gaster. Bassist Dan Maines seconds that, commenting, “Recording in Nashville with Vance Powell gave us a new and fresh approach towards making an album that truly captures the live energy of Clutch in a way I don’t think we’ve done before.” Guitarist Tim Sult adds, “Laying down guitar tracks with Vance was fun and inspiring. Going through and trying out his and his engineer, Mike Fahey’s collection of vintage amps was one of my favourite recording studio experiences. I think the outro solo of “Emily Dickinson” turned out particularly great.”

The album cover was designed by renowned photographer Dan Winters.

Book Of Bad Decisions Track Listing:

01. Gimme The Keys
02. Spirit Of ’76
03. Book Of Bad Decisions
04. How To Shake Hands
05. In Walks Barbarella
06. Vision Quest
07. Weird Times
08. Emily Dickinson
09. Sonic Counselor
10. A Good Fire
11. Ghoul Wrangler
12. HB Is In Control
13. Hot Bottom Feeder
14. Paper & Strife
15. Lorelei

The first single from Book Of Bad Decisions is “Gimme The Keys” and is out now.

Tour Dates:

12/18 – BRISTOL – O2 Academy
12/19 – GLASGOW – O2 Academy
12/20 – MANCHESTER – Academy
12/21 – LONDON – O2 Academy Brixton
12/22 – BIRMINGHAM – O2 Academy

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