Clutch Find Their ‘Eddie’ With the ‘Earth Rocker’ Album Artwork
Clutch are not only known for their hard-rocking albums, but they usually have pretty intriguing artwork for each of their discs. With the new 'Earth Rocker' album, frontman Neil Fallon feels the band really has something special with the image on front of the disc.
Fallon tells Loudwire, "We wanted something iconic. We kept saying we needed our own 'Eddie' (Iron Maiden) or our own 'Snaggletooth' (Motorhead)." However, the 'Earth Rocker' featured on the front might not have even come to fruition had it not been for a last minute title change.
The frontman revealed, "We were going to call the record 'Crucial Velocity' and we were working on some images for that and it just ended up looking like a Boston record. We just weren't feeling it. It's not that those album covers are bad, it's just not us. So we started thinking that maybe we could call it 'Earth Rocker' and Nick [Lakiotes] started sketching this thing up and when we saw where it was going it became like a current idea. It was like, 'Yeah, that's what the Earth Rocker looks like.' I didn't know what he looked like until I saw that picture and he just kind of exudes a very calm, confident sense of ethereal power without being intimidating."
Speaking about the final imagery, Fallon adds, "I'm not trying to scare anybody. It's just, it's very monolithic and it just seemed to be the visual representation of that and that's why I think Nick is really good at what he does."
The 'Earth Rocker' figure can be seen above at the left, and fans can check out the full album when it arrives on March 19. Pre-orders for the disc are currently being taken here.
Stay tuned for our full interview with Clutch's Neil Fallon about their 'Earth Rocker' album coming soon.