CLAMFIGHT: Philly Sludgesters Issue Studio Progress And Live Updates

Philadelphia-area sludge thugs CLAMFIGHT are in the thick of recording their second full-length album, Volume III. After a long several days of laying down track after track of their groove-laden thunder at New Jersey’s infamous Gradwell House Studios, the band have completed all of the rhythm tracks for the upcoming album and will return in August to hammer out the leads and vocals for the record, which will see release via The Maple Forum in the Autumn months.

In the meantime, the crew have confirmed several new local live attacks taking place this week, as well as a quick run of the Carolina’s with New Jersey-based cohorts Rukut late this month.

7/16/2011 JR’s Bar – Philadelphia, PA w/ Rukut, Blue Aside, Bitchslicer
7/17/2011 Mojo 13 – Wilmington, DE w/ Blue Aside, Lor, The Walking Ghost
7/29/2011 DIVEbar Raleigh – Raleigh, NC w/ Rukut, The Black Tie Operation [free show!]
7/30/2011 The House – Simpsonville, SC w/ Rukut, Black Hand Throne

CLAMFIGHT pummel anyone in earshot with a crushing style of sludge/doom metal chock full of more upbeat rock/thrash aggression, resulting in some of the most bruising grooves in the tri-state area. After their debut album, Volume I, received endless live coverage and praise throughout all of last year on major heavy rock portal The Obelisk, site taskmaster JJ Koczan simply turned around and offered to release Volume III via The Maple Forum, the official label imprint of The Obelisk.

CLAMFIGHT tour and album updates will continue to drop through the rest of 2011. In the meantime you can stream their meaty Volume I album in its entirety here!