Typical fucking Obelisk fashion to reveal the label’s fourth release before the third, but there it is anyway. Clamfight will be issuing their second full-length album — following last year’s incredible Volume I, which you can stream below — on The Maple Forum sometime this summer. As I said, I’m going to have another release before then, but still, I’m beyond stoked to be working with these dudes. They’re friends, yeah, but they’re a really amazing band and I could name about six genres that their new material is kicking in the ass.
If you’re in the area, you can find out for yourself this Saturday when they play the Brighton Bar in Long Branch. See you there. I’ll be the fat dude with the beard and the camera.
The band went ahead and hired the good people at Earsplit PR to help spread the word on the record, and the official announcement went out last night. I got it on the PR wire, and here it is, complete with one of the most awesome promo photos I’ve ever seen:
Philadelphia-area doom quartet Clamfight have signed with The Maple Forum for the release of their upcoming full-length album, which the band are set to begin recording next month.
A crew of childhood friends from the South Jersey/Philadelphia-area who have been jamming together in various bands since 1997, Clamfight lay down an incredibly solid assault of doom/sludge with enough rock and roll and thrash influence to keep things upbeat, resulting in some of the most bruising grooves in the tri-state area.
After Clamfight‘s debut album, Volume I, received endless live coverage and praise throughout all of last year on major heavy rock portal The Obelisk — even earning the #7 spot on the site’s 2010 year-end list — site taskmaster JJ Koczan simply turned around and offered to release the band’s next album via The Maple Forum, the official record label of The Obelisk. This April, Clamfight will be returning to Gradwell House Studios, where they birthed the massive Volume I.
Clamfight have shared the stage regionally with Pale Divine, Bitchslicer, Hellblock Six, Rukut, A Day of Pigs and countless more, as well as national touring acts including Solace, Jucifer, and Iron Man. Their bourbon-soaked rock-bred-sludge is as soulful as it is thunderous, the kind of thing fans of Grand Magus, Beaten Back to Pure and Crowbar will flock to like free beer.
03/19 Brighton Bar – Long Branch, NJ w/ Negative Sky
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