Video footage of producer Machine (LAMB OF GODFOUR YEAR STRONGFALL OUT BOY) talking about his work on the new new album from Maryland rockers CLUTCH“Earth Rocker”, at the Machine Shopstudio in Belleville, New Jersey can be seen below.

The artwork for “Earth Rocker” was created by Nick Lakiotes, longtimeCLUTCH art director, who has worked on previous efforts, including“Robot Hive/Exodus” and “Strange Cousins From The West”.

“Earth Rocker” will be released in March 2013 via CLUTCH‘s ownWeathermaker Music label. The CD was described by CLUTCH vocalistNeil Fallon in a recent interview with as “probably faster than most of our recent albums. Maybe compared to some other bands, it’s not the fastest thing on planet Earth. For us it was definitely a step up in the tempo. And I think the other thing that kind of stands out about this one is the blues influences that we’ve been flirting with over the past couple records is more or less absent in this record, which didn’t really happen intentionally until we looked back at it. As a whole, it’s just much more of a straight-up rock and roll record.”

CLUTCH‘s North American dates kick off March 8 in Cincinnati, Ohio and are currently slated to run through March 24 in Anaheim, California. Support on the trek will come from ORANGE GOBLINLIONIZE and KYNG.

Video footage of CLUTCH performing the “Earth Rocker” title track at a secret CD-listening party on October 17, 2012 at the Machine Shop in Belleville, New Jersey can be seen below.

Earth Rocker” (song) performance: