First off, I really, really dig me some Clutch, so when I heard this news I was ecstatic. The band has just re-entered the studio for some pre-production before tracking gets officially underway probably next month or in the summertime.

The band appears to be back with producer Machine, who produced last year's very killer Earth Rocker and 2004's Blast Tyrant.

Obviously there are no details concerning an album title or release date rumors, but I'd say look for this one to hit shelves late this year, or maybe even early next year.

Until then, rock on...