Before changing their name to Clutch, the band was known as Glut Trip and Moral Minority.
∙ Cofounder Dan Maines cited the Washington, D.C., hardcore scene and Fugazi in particular, as influencing the band’s sound.
∙ In 2009, after releases on five different labels, they decided to form their own, where they’ve had their greatest chart success.
∙ Between 2004 and 2018, Clutch amassed seven straight Top 10 releases on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart.
∙ Their songs have been featured in the TV series The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, and Ace of Cakes.