Clutch has teamed with Lamb of God front man Randy Blythe for one of its classic songs.
The band debuted a re-worked version of its song ‘Passive Restraints‘ and its video Thursday. Clutch originally featured the song in its 1992 EP. The new re-worked version of the song is featured in the band’s forthcoming album Weathermaker Vault Series Volume 1, which is scheduled for release Nov. 27.
The re-worked song’s musical arrangement is everything that audiences have come to expect from Clutch. The addition of Blythe’s trademark growls and his more unique low vocal delivery adds a special touch to the song, enhancing it even more.
The video for the band’s new song was directed by David Brodsky (The Black Dahlia Murder, Papa Roach). It puts Blythe alongside Clutch’s band members in a studio setting as they perform the song.
Front man Neil Fallon talked about the song’s re-issue in a recent interview.
“Passive Restraints’ was one of the first Clutch songs I wrote lyrics to,” said Fallon. “It was a staple of Clutch sets for years but fell by the wayside as we wrote more and more songs over the years. When we toured with Lamb of God a few years back, Randy would often ask us to bring it back into rotation. We dragged our feet, and finally, we caved. And we were glad we did. The last time Clutch played Copenhell, Randy joined us on stage to perform the song. We decided to re-record it for the WM Vault Series and thought it was only fitting to have Randy join us.”
Blythe expanded on Fallon’s comments.
“When Clutch asked if I wanted to sing an older song with them during our 2016 tour together, I knew immediately which one I wanted to do- ‘Passive Restraints‘ said Blythe. “We performed it in Milwaukee, then again a few years later at Copenhell Fest in Denmark, and I had a blast both times. I think they were a bit surprised I chose a song released in 1992, but I’ve been a fan for a long time. I’ve followed their development as a band since the early days and have enjoyed every album, but as a musician, I know sometimes it’s fun to dust off something you haven’t played in many years and see how it sounds. The song holds up to this day, and I was honored to sing on its re-release.”
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