The "New Band To Burn One To" today is Clamfight.
Clamfight consists of Andy Martin on drums and vocals, Sean McKee on lead guitar, Joel Harris on rhythm guitar, and Louis Koble on bass. Self described as "music for fat dudes and the buxotic women who love them," Clamfight plays a blend of sludge, thrash, and doom that, says Doommantia, "has more than enough groove to break down walls." Hailing from , the members of Clamfight are childhood friends who have been playing together in various bands since 1997. Clamfight has existed since 2002 and has been playing live throughout the Philadelphia area since 2005. Clamfight has had the honor of sharing the stage with some great local acts including Wizard Eye, Pale Divine, Bitchslicer, Hellblock Six, Maegashira, Rukut, A Day of Pigs, and Wally, as well as some more well known national acts including Solace, , and Iron Man. Their first album, Volume I, was self released in August 2010 and has received favorable press from Doommantia and The Obelisk among others, and was named the #7 album of the year from The Obelisk's top 20 list. It was recorded by Steve Poponi at Gradwell House Recording in . Clamfight continues to play live as they ready new material for their follow up to Volume I. They returned to the Gradwell House in April 2011 to again work with the multi talented Poponi on this currently untitled album due for release later in 2011.
First off, I must say how in the fuck did I miss this one. I was having a pretty shitty day until I listened to Clamfight. These dudes from NJ/South Philly know how to bring the groove. What really makes this band standout, is the balls-to-the-wall strained vocal of Drummer/Vocalist Andy Martin. For how intense the music is, there is great melody, tons of crunchy guitars and oh, did I mention groove? This shit is awesome! Listen now!
Recommended for fans of Down, High on Fire, Skynyrd and Lamb of God.