Members: Shawn Clutch (Vox), Josh VanDusen (Bass/Vox), Brandon Schuldt (Drums), Adam Skellett (Guitar/Vox), Brandon Wheeler (Guitar/Thrasher)
...:::DROPCLUTCH IS OFFICIALLY SIGNED TO DBM RECORDS:::...
With well-crafted hard rock anthems, thunderous ferocity, and over-the-top, high-energy performances, DROPCLUTCH is making a serious name for themselves in the Northeast, and taking no prisoners along the way.
They hit the road regularly as club headliners, share the stage with national acts (e.g. Seether, Breaking Benjamin, Framing Hanley, Joey Belladonna of Anthrax), and have earned opportunities to play high profile shows, including Philadelphia's prestigious Independent Music Conference. In every situation, DROPCLUTCH raises the energy level through the roof and leaves audiences hungry for more.
Their debut album The Reason, produced by Billy Graziadei (Biohazard, Suicide City), has received acclaim & accolades from fans and reviewers alike. In fact, devoted fans made "Pressure," the first single from The Reason, one of the most highly requested songs in New York and Pennsylvania before the album was released!
"It was amazing to hear that we were the number two most requested band in the Southern Tier of New York. Our album hadn't even been released yet and people were already digging what we were doing!" says singer Shawn Clutch.
From that great beginning, the success of the album has only grown. In its first week of release to radio, The Reason was FMQB's 2 Most Added Album and CMJ Loud's 3 Most Added Album.
In March of 2008 "Chemical," the album's second single, was hand picked by Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin of Smashing Pumpkins to appear on Guitar Center's Fresh Cuts Vol. 2.
DROPCLUTCH has also been featured on major music sites including Destort.com (March '07), Unsunghero.com (September '07), and was Reverb Nation's featured artist in May 2008, as the band climbed to 11 on their rock charts. This exposure has helped augment their ever-growing fan-base, and the band now receives hundreds of friend/fan requests on MySpace.com & thousands of hits on their website each week.
With the potent combination of Shawn Clutch's incendiary vocals & explosive stage presence, Josh VanDusen's powerful & percussive bass, the driving rhythmic engine of drummer Brandon Shuldt and the powerful roar of guitarist Adam Skellett, the band is built to be noticed & fans, supporters, labels and press have done exactly that.
Despite their ever-growing success, DROPCLUTCH remains focused, keeping their sights set on the music and the fans:
"We love our fans more than the world" Shawn Clutch explains. "Everything we do is dedicated to them. Without them we are nothing!"
Dropclutch is currently on tour in support of "The Reason"!