With New Jersey-based sludgemeisters CLAMFIGHT now just a week from celebrating the harvest of their second full-length, I Versus The Glacier, today the fishmongers at Decibel Magazine have published an exclusive stream of the full album alongside a brief interrogation with these mighty fishers of rifferey. The nearly fifty minute album was recorded by Steve Poponi at Gradwell House Recording in Haddon Heights, New Jersey, and will be out next Tuesday, January 22nd via The Maple Forum, the official label imprint born of admired webzine/music community The Obelisk.
Dig yourself out of the mud and get your bivalve mollusk street warfare on with Decibel’s stream of CLAMFIGHT’s I Versus The Glacier here!
With I Versus The Glacier reaping killer recommendations from media outlets internationally ahead of its release, CLAMFIGHT recently shelled out info on a new Spring live gigs. This weekend the quartet will drop a deuce of shows, hitting New London, Connecticut on Friday and Rochester, New York on Saturday. The band is also confirmed to take part in the bruising, all-day second installment of the now annual Eye Of The Stoned Goat gathering, set to smoke-out New Castle, Deleware on February 9th alongside Iron Man, Pale Divine, Beelzefuzz, Wasted Theory and a slew of others. Late in March they’ll head down to Frederick, Maryland set to kick it live with Beelzefuzz, War Injun, Ichabod and Hollow Leg. And even more recently, CLAMFIGHT was added to the lineup for this year’s Stoner Hands of Doom Festival, to be held in Richmond, Virginia November 7th through 10th.
1/18/2013 El’ n’ Gee – New London, CT w/ When the Deadbolt Breaks, Blue Aside, Bedroom Rehab Corporation
1/19/2013 The Bug Jar – Rochester, NY w/ Pink Elephant, Babayaga, Muler, The Ginger Faye Bakers
2/09/2013 JB McGinnes – New Castle, DE @ Eye Of The Stoned Goat 2 w/ Iron Man, Pale Divine, more [info]
3/29/2013 Cafe 611 – Frederick, MD w/ Beelzefuzz, War Injun, Ichabod, Hollow Leg
11/7-10/2013 Stoner Hands Of Doom Festival – Richmond, VA
“…the sort of album that sucks you in, not letting go for its riff laden duration and commanding repeated listens. This isn’t the sort of album where you could pick out a single track and call it the best, oh no my stoney friends – all nine tracks could’ve been the single. 9/10” – Axis Of Metal
“…gets the heart pumping, the fist flying, and the heads nodding until the neck begins to cramp.” – Metal Underground
“The only requirement, for now, is to forget about everything else and just listen; soak in the power of the riff, the sweet, unobtrusive pounding of the drums, and the distorted crispness of the bass. If you are one of those listeners that like heavy music that knows where to find that sweet spot right at the core of sludge, doom, and stoner metal, you’ve come to the right place. 4/5” – Sea Of Tranquility
“…dirty sludge rock with dollops of distortion from the same whiskey soaked barrel as Kylesa and Scissorfight. 8/10” – Metal Mouth
“…they have a huge spectrum of kick ass old school rock/grunge influences like simple, catchy and harsh guitar riffs and solos but also a metallic sound brought by the thrash riffing, the heaviest side of the band that gives extra boost to their style transforming them into a metal quartet.” – HeavyHardMetalMania