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Clutch drop riotous new single Red Alert (Boss Metal Zone)

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US groove rock masters Clutch have shared an unruly new single, Red Alert (Boss Metal Zone), as a first taste of what will be their thirteenth studio album.

The song, which sees the band poke fun at nonsensical sci-fi conspiracists, arrives with a cinematic video directed by David Brodsky. To coincide with the release, Clutch have additionally curated a fun 'inspired by' Sci-Fidelity playlist on Spotify.

Frontman Neil Fallon explains: "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."

Drummer Jean-Paul Gaster adds, "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!"

Clutch are currently on tour across North America, touring with special guests EyeHateGod and Tiger Cub. 

Listen to Red Alert (Boss Metal Zone) below:

Liz works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. Prior to joining Louder as a full time staff writer, she completed a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and received a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Journalism. She enjoys writing about anything from neo-glam rock to stoner, doom and progressive metal, and loves celebrating women in music. '10 bands that rip off Black Sabbath but get away with it' is her favourite article she's written with Louder so far. When not writing, Liz enjoys various creative endeavours such as graphic design, as well as reading about rock’n’roll history, art and magic.