After evolving and finalizing into a power trio with Sarah Halter on guitar and vocals, Lia Silverbeams on drums, and Rich Kastory on bass, they began truly solidifying their unique overall sound in 2017. Blue Clutch takes the stage and the airwaves with a heavy, yet refined amalgam of layered drum and bass precision, multi-tonal melodic and rhythmic guitar riffs, powerful and refined vocal melodies, and pure, raw, progressive experimentation. They have been compared to a fusion of Tool, Evanescence, and Black Sabbath.
Blue Clutch has really upped the ante to captivate listeners with their craft, energy, musicianship, and unique approach to the progressive and alternative metal genres. They have played in a multitude of live shows in various Pittsburgh rock venues, including premier stages Mr. Small’s Main Stage, The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls, and The Rex Theatre.
Their debut album, Silent Oblivion, recorded at Tonic Recording Studios with audio engineer Douglas Kasper and producer Bryan Cole, was released on all major platforms on October 4, 2019.