Clutch Drop Bitchin’ New Single “Red Alert (Boss Metal Zone)”


Any day with a new Clutch song is a good day to be above ground, and today is no different. The Maryland boogie-metallers always provide a raucous time with their music. And today’s new single, “Red Alert (Boss Metal Zone),” certainly brings all the speed and attitude you want from the band.

According to frontman Neil Fallon:

“Early in 2021, I learned the Boss Metal Zone pedal schematic was being presented as ‘proof’ that the Covid-19 vaccine had an electronic component to communicate with 5G cellular networks. It was, of course, nonsense. It sounded like a Philip K. Dick premise. I didn’t want to write a song specific to Covid-19 vaccines, so I went with the Philip K. Dick angle (again). ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’ came to mind (replicants, in particular, representing what is real and not real, or is there a difference at all?). The video makes no secret that this is an homage to Philip K. Dick and a future where we have distortion coursing through our veins.”

Adds drummer Jean-Paul Gaster:

“‘Red Alert (Boss Metal Zone)’ is one of the faster cuts on our forthcoming album. It kicks in and hits like a freight train. The intensity of the recording reminds me of our live shows. This song cooks and I can’t wait to play it on tour!”

Check out the track below. Meanwhile, Clutch are midway through their current two-legged tour, so catch the band at one of their upcoming dates:

Mar 16 – Apr 10: Clutch / EyeHateGod / TigerCub

Apr 5 – Billings, MT – Pub Station [tickets]
Apr 7 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave. [tickets]
Apr 8 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre [tickets]
Apr 9 – Green Bay, WI – Epic Events Center [tickets]
Apr 10 – Joliet, IL – The Forge [tickets]

Apr 27 – May 22: Clutch / The Sword / Nate Bergman

Apr 27 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground [tickets]
Apr 29 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino [tickets]
Apr 30 – Providence, RI – The Strand [tickets]
May 1 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theatre [tickets]
May 3 – Rochester, NY – Anthology [tickets]
May 4 – London, ON – Music Hall [tickets]
May 6 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room [tickets]
May 7 – Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live at 20 Monore [tickets]
May 8 – Columbus, OH – KEMBA Live! [tickets]
May 10 – Moline, IL – The Rust Belt [tickets]
May 12 – Tulsa, OK – Cains Ballroom [tickets]
May 13 – Wichita, KS – The Cotillion [tickets]
May 14 – Sauget, IL – POP’s [tickets]
May 15 – Little Rock, AR – The Hall [tickets]
May 17 – Knoxville, TN – Mill & Mine [tickets]
May 18 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore [tickets]
May 19 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville [tickets]
May 21 – Myrtle Beach, SC – Bike Week [tickets]

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