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Formed: 1991
From: New Orleans, LA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Metalliance Tour Dates Revealed

The 2011 Metalliance Tour has officially been announced, featuring HELMET, SAINT VITUS and CROWBAR for its inaugural line up. The festival tour will run through the U.S. from March 17th through April 5th. HELMET will be performing its 1992 platinum-selling release of "Meantime" in its entirety. The official tour dates can be viewed below:

Mar. 17 - Dallas, TX - Southside Music Hall
Mar. 18 - Austin, TX - Dirty Dog / SXSW
Mar. 19 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
Mar. 20 - St Petersburg, FL - State Theater
Mar. 21 - Orlando, FL - Firestone Live
Mar. 22 - Greensboro, NC - Greene Street
Mar. 23 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Mar. 24 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
Mar. 25 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Mar. 26 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Mar. 27 - Joliet, IL - Mojoe's
Mar. 29 - Denver, CO - The Summit
Mar. 31 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
Apr. 01 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Apr. 03 - San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine
Apr. 05 - Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues

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Helmet, Saint Vitus, and Crowbar To Tour Together

The 2011 Metalliance Tour has officially been announced, featuring HELMET, SAINT VITUS and CROWBAR for its inaugural line up. The festival tour will run through the U.S. from March 17th through April 5th.

HELMET will perform their 1992 platinum-selling release of "Meantime" in its entirety. The
Interscope Records release gave the band mainstream attention with songs like "Unsung" and "In The Meantime."

One of the most highly influential Doom Metal bands in America, SAINT VITUS are regarded as one of the first bands of the genre starting out as early as the 1970's. The band featuring Scott "Wino" Weinrich, bassist Mark Adams, guitarist Dave Chandler and drummer Armando Acosta has influenced so many bands in doom and metal. "Saint Vitus is more than ready to infect The Metalliance Tour! We've been wanting to do something like this for some time now...so prepare for destruction!!" says lead guitarist Dave Chandler. The band has done a handful of shows and some European Festivals but this will be their first full US tour in over a decade.

CROWBAR front man Kirk Windstein concludes, "Wow! This tour is gonna rule! I've loved Helmet since the beginning and loved St. Vitus even longer. With the new Crowbar record having hit the streets by then, look out! This bill will bring just what we need to crush each city with an avalanche of stylistic thunder!"

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Crowbar Posts "The Cemetary Angels" Video

Sludge metal act Crowbar has teamed up with ArtistDirect.com to post a music video online for the song "The Cemetary Angels," which can be viewed after the jump. "The Cemetary Angels" is off the upcoming Crowbar album "Sever the Wicked Hand." The new album is set for release on February 8th, 2011 through E1 Entertainment and the track listing is as follows:

1. Isolation (Desperation)
2. Sever The Wicked Hand
3. Liquid Sky And Cold Black Earth
4. Let Me Mourn
5. The Cemetery Angels
6. As I Become One
7. A Farewell to Misery
8. Protectors Of The Shrine
9. I Only Deal In Truth
10. Echo An Eternity
11. Cleanse Me, Heal Me
12. Symbiosis More...

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Crowbar Performance Footage Of New Song Online

Crowbar performance footage has been posted online featuring the band playing the title track of its forthcoming new album. Crowbar are set to release "Sever the Wicked Hand" on February 8th, 2011 through E1 Entertainment. You can view the video below:

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Crowbar Films New Music Video

New Orleans based sludge metal heroes Crowbar has revealed that they have begun filming a new music video for the song, "Cemetery Angels." A brief message from frontman Kirk Windstein reads as follows:

"Froze this morning shooting 'The Cemetery Angels' video in NYC! Shooting before the sun fully rises ain't killer, but the vid will be!"

The song is scheduled to appear on the group's forthcoming new studio album, "Sever The Wicked Hand," which will be released in North America on February 8th through E1 Music and in Europe on February 14th via Century Media Records.

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Crowbar Posts New Album Teaser Online

Century Media Records and Crowbar have posted a new teaser online to promote its forthcoming studio album "Sever the Wicked Hand." "Sever the Wicked Hand" is set for release on February 14th, 2011 through Century Media Records as an exclusive license from E1 Music who will handle the US release.

Here is the "Sever The Wicked Hand" tracklisting:

1. Isolation (Desperation)
2. Sever The Wicked Hand
3. Liquid Sky And Cold Black Earth
4. Let Me Mourn
5. The Cemetery Angels
6. As I Become One
7. A Farewell to Misery
8. Protectors Of The Shrine
9. I Only Deal In Truth
10. Echo An Eternity
11. Cleanse Me, Heal Me
12. Symbiosis

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Crowbar Posts New Song Online

American sludge metal veterans Crowbar has posted a new song online from their forthcoming new studio album, "Sever The Wicked Hand." You can check out the song, "The Cemetary Angels" by heading to Noisecreep. The album is scheduled to be released in North America on February 8th through E1 Music and in Europe on February 14th through Century Media Records.

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Crowbar Reveals New Album Tracklisting

New Orleans sludge metal act Crowbar has revealed the tracklisting to its forthcoming studio album, "Sever The Wicked Hand." The new album is due on February 8, 2011 through E1 Music.

Here is the "Sever The Wicked Hand" tracklisting:
1. Isolation (Desperation)
2. Sever The Wicked Hand
3. Liquid Sky And Cold Black Earth
4. Let Me Mourn
5. The Cemetery Angels
6. As I Become One
7. A Farewell to Misery
8. Protectors Of The Shrine
9. I Only Deal In Truth
10. Echo An Eternity
11. Cleanse Me, Heal Me
12. Symbiosis

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Crowbar Announces New Album Details

Crowbar has announced it's new album will be titled "Sever the Wicked Hand." The cover artwork for the upcoming release can be viewed at this location. "Sever the Wicked Hand" is currently set for a February 8th, 2011 release date. You can also catch Crowbar live on the following dates:

1/13 - Colchester, UK at Colchester Arts Centre
1/14 - Oxford, UK at O2 Academy 2
1/15 - Bristol, UK at O2 Academy 2
1/16 - Leeds, UK at Cockpit
1/17 - Newcastle, UK at O2 Academy 2
1/18 - Glasgow, UK at King Tuts
1/19 - Manchester, UK at Academy 3
1/20 - London, UK at Underworld
1/21 - Birmingham, UK at O2 Academy 2

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Phobia Streaming New Song Online

PHOBIA are currently streaming the track “If You Used To Be Punk, Then You Never Were” online now via the Decibel Magazine blog. “If You Used To Be Punk…” comes from PHOBIA’s forthcoming EP, "Unrelenting," that will see its North American release on November 23rd. "Unrelenting" is 17 new PHOBIA tracks, clocking in at over 14 minutes.

Additionally, PHOBIA will team up with EYEHATEGOD for a run of southern U.S. tour dates starting November 30th in Birmingham, AL. The bands will also be joined by CROWBAR and GOATWHORE on select dates. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below.

PHOBIA tour dates with EYEHATEGOD are as follows::

Nov. 30 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
Dec. 01 - Johnson City, TN - The Hideaway
Dec. 02 - Charlotte, NC - The Tremont (w/ CROWBAR)
Dec. 03 - Charleston, SC - The Oasis
Dec. 04 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Dec. 05 - Memphis, TN - HiTone
Dec. 06 - Indianapolis, IN - Birdy’s (w/ GOATWHORE)
Dec. 07 - Little Rock, AR - Downtown (w/ GOATWHORE)
Dec. 08 - Fayetteville, AR - Drifters (w/ GOATWHORE)
Dec. 09 - Tulsa, OK - The Marquee
Dec. 11 - Dallas, TX - Reno’s
Dec. 12 - Austin, TX - Red 7

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Black Tusk Updates Tour Schedule With Crowbar

Black Tusk is set to join New Orleans, LA sludge act Crowbar on a three-week U.S. tour starting in late November. This tour will kick-off on November 27th in Black Tusk’s hometown of Savannah, GA and conclude in mid-December in Dallas, TX. The upcoming Black Tusk tour dates are as follows:

10/29 Gainesville, FL 8 Seconds (The Fest 9)
***All dates from 11/27 thru 12/17 w/ Crowbar***
11/27 Savannah, GA The Jinx Nightclub
11/28 Jacksonville, FL The Pit
11/29 Atlanta, GA The Drunken Unicorn
11/30 Raleigh, NC Volume 11
12/1 Charleston, SC Jimbo’s Rock Lounge
12/2 Charlotte, NC The Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall
12/4 Trenton, NJ Championship Bar and Grille
12/5 New York, NY Santo’s Party House
12/6 Philadelphia, PA The Barbary
12/7 Providence, RI Club Hell
12/8 Cambridge, MA Middle East
12/9 Niagara Falls, NY Evening Star Music Hall
12/10 Columbus, OH Ravari Room
12/11 Chicago, IL Reggie’s Rock Club
12/12 St. Louis, MO Fubar
12/13 Memphis, TN Hi Tone
12/14 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music
12/15 Tulsa, OK The Marquee Theater
12/16 Amarillo, TX El Cien
12/17 Dallas, TX Trees

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Crowbar Announces Additional Live Dates

New Orleans, Louisiana metal act Crowbar has announced a new batch of tour dates added to its previously announced mini-tour. Crowbar have also been added as a direct support act on the upcoming Black Tusk headline tour.

Cowbar tour dates:
Oct. 18 - Austin, TX - Emo's
Oct. 19 - Houston, TX - Numbers
Oct. 21 - Lafayette, LA - Sadie's Downtown
Oct. 22 - Shreveport, LA - Riverside Warehouse
Oct. 30 - Gulfport MS - The Door
Oct. 31 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Shock

With Black Tusk:
Nov. 27 - Savannah, GA - The Jinx
Nov. 28 - Jacksonville, FL - The Pit
Nov. 29 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
Nov. 30 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
Dec. 01 - Charleston, SC - Jimbo's Rock Lounge
Dec. 02 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
Dec. 03 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Dec. 04 - Trenton, NJ - Championship Bar & Grill
Dec. 05 - New York, NY - Santo's Party House
Dec. 06 - Philadelphia, PA - The Barbary Coast
Dec. 07 - Providence, RI - Club Hell
Dec. 08 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East
Dec. 09 - Niagara Falls, NY - Evening Star Music Hall
Dec. 10 - Columbus, OH - Ravari Room
Dec. 11 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's Rock Club
Dec. 12 - St Louis, MO - Fubar
Dec. 13 - Memphis, TN - Hi Tone
Dec. 14 - Little Rock - The Village
Dec. 15 - Tulsa, OK - The Marquee
Dec. 16 - Dallas - Trees

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The Housecore Records Showcase

Housecore Records is pumping out some awesome music these days. Although relatively quiet in the past, it’s owner Philp Anselmo of Down and Pantera notoriety is working with the bands he signed on to get their albums out, get them on the road, and get Housecore out there for everyone to enjoy. To celebrate the beginning of something big, Housecore Records put on a show of a few of their biggest bands; sludge legends Crowbar, Phil’s favorites haarp, and classic thrashers Warbeast all the way from Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas. I was able to get footage of each band of the night. The decibel level was very high, however, so the sound is slightly grainy. If you see any people wearing shiny party hats in the videos, it’s because it was my birthday. I passed out the hats to my friends and they went in the mosh pit with them. More...

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Kirk Windstein Talks Crowbar, Down DVD, And More

MetalSucks recently conducted an interview with guitarist Kirk Windstein of Crowbar, Down, and Kingdom of Sorrow. Windstein addressed the recent news surrounding his decision to drop off Kingdom of Sorrow's Ozzfest stint in favor of treating his alcohol problem. He also explained the myriad delays that affected the upcoming Down DVD "Diary of a Madband," updated fans about the forthcoming new Crowbar album, and commented on Crowbar's legacy as a band that influences today's young crop of metal bands. Excerpts from the interview follow.

On leaning on his bandmates for support and advice during the recovery process:

Kirk: Yeah, totally. I’ve talked to Rex [Brown, Down bassist] about it because he’s dealt with a lot of problems himself. There’s not a person in any of my bands that hasn’t experienced it from time to time with the exception of Nicky and Charlie from Kingdom of Sorrow (the drummer and guitar player); they’ve never had a drink or tried a drug in their life. Everyone else in my bands, in Down and Jamey from Kingdom and the guys in Crowbar, have all at times had issues with stuff. Every person is different, and it’s a matter of keeping yourself healthy and not letting it get out of control. For me, it got out of control. Would I be a fool and a liar to sit here and say that I don’t think about it? It’s a normal thing to always think that you can control it. That’s what the battle of it is. It’s like “okay, I’m home. I’m detoxed. I get it. I’m in the right headspace. I’m physically and mentally in the right place and headed in the right direction.” It’s a matter of you realizing that you doing what you need to do is basically what it comes down to.

On a new Down album:

Kirk: 2011 I would say. Yeah. Something for sure. We’re not even there yet, so I think that’s totally feasible. Obviously not this year because it would have to be signed, sealed, delivered and done already. It’s not there by any means. It’s always going to happen and Down is always going to be there. So that’s a good thing.

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Crowbar Announces A Few Live Shows

Taking a small break from recording their next record, CROWBAR has announced several live dates this fall:

Oct. 18 Austin, TX - Emo's
Oct. 19 Houston, TX - Numbers
Oct. 21 Lafayette, LA - Sadie's Downtown
Oct. 22 Shreveport, LA - Riverside Warehouse

Newly signed to eOne Music, sludge metal legends CROWBAR will re-release three influential records, "Crowbar," "Live +1" and "Time Heals Nothing" on October 5th, 2010. These three records are the band’s core titles and have influenced many of today’s major metal acts including LAMB OF GOD and HATEBREED. With each title originally being released in the early nineties, this will be the first time all three records will be widely available in stores and online. A new CROWBAR record is planned for early 2011.

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Kirk Windstein To Miss Kingdom Of Sorrow Tour

Kingdom Of Sorrow has announced that founding member Kirk Windstein, who is also a founding member of Crowbar and Down, will not be taking part in the band's upcoming tour dates due to health issues. In his place will be Type O Negative guitarist Kenny Kickey.

Kirk Windstein states: "Hey all, Kirk here. Just wanted to let everyone know that I will be taking a much needed break and will not be joining my bros in KOS for Ozzfest. I have entered the AA program and am turning over a new leaf. 25 years of gigging and touring has taken its toll and my drinking is now preventing me from being the healthiest, best player that I can be. It’s been a fun ride, but I’m ready to tackle this sober and look forward to being at the top of my game with all of my projects! I am happy to say that Kenny Hickey will once again be filling my spot for these 8 shows. Thanks Kenny, I love you bro!!! Thanks to everyone for their support. All my best, Kirk Windstein."

Jamey Jasta adds: "The road is no place for Kirk right now. He has begun to address his problems so he can lead a happy and healthy life and continue to rock with Down, CROWBAR and Kingdom Of Sorrow. I only want the best for him and I feel like sitting this tour out is a step in the right path."

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Crowbar Frontman Talks About New Album

In a recent interview with MetalGeek, Crowbar leader Kirk Windstein, who is also the guitarist for Down and Kingdom Of Sorrow, talked about the forthcoming new Crowbar album and how the band is approaching it. An excerpt from the interview reads as follows:

Q: So what can you tell us about the new Crowbar record?

A: "Heavy (laughs)! What we have is really, really good, I think people will really enjoy it. When we come back to the states we will put it together. I told the guys ‘Let’s take a few more weeks even if it means that we can’t get it out this year’ – because it is too important of a record for us to rush it. It’s been this long since the last one so what the fuck... it has to be a really strong record so a couple more months is totally worth it."

Read the full article at MetalGeek.

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Crowbar Signs with E1 Music, Plans New Album

Sludge metal legends CROWBAR have signed a worldwide deal with E1 Music. The band will be releasing a new full-length album later this fall. "CROWBAR is very excited to have landed this deal with E1 Music! We have always been very proud of what we do and the new record will not disappoint and of our die hard fans." says front man and guitar player Kirk Windstein.

The forthcoming album will be the follow up to the band’s last album, "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden," which was released out in 2005. Windstein continues. "Big thanks to Jamey Jasta, Steve Ross and the legal team at E1 Music. Get ready, with a real label behind us we will crush!"

E1 Music Vice President of Metal Scott Givens adds, "CROWBAR have influenced a generation of great bands and E1 is fully committed to making this the band’s biggest selling record of its long and storied career."

Kirk Windstein formed CROWBAR in 1991. Since that time, the band's sound has profoundly influenced a new generation of metal acts the world over. Weinstein is also a key member of KINGDOM OF SORROW (with HATEBREED front man Jamey Jasta) and DOWN.

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Sunday Old School: Crowbar

Many cities across the world have become known for producing many great metal bands. Birmingham, New York, San Francisco are just a few, but one that frequently gets forgotten is New Orleans, Louisiana. New Orleans produced arguably the greatest bands in the sludge metal genre, and perhaps the greatest of these bands was Crowbar. Crowbar was formed from the ashes of hardcore outfit The Slugs, with the original lineup consisting of bass player Todd Strange, drummer Craig Nunenmacher, guitarist Kevin Nooger and frontman Kirk Windstein. They released their debut album, "Obediance Thru Suffering" in 1991 which was well received but failed to sell well. However, the band was helped tremedously by Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo when he produced their next album and gave the band a support slot on one of Pantera's national tours, as well as wearing a Crowbar shirt in the video for "I'm Broken."

Crowbar drummer Craig Nunenmacher decided to leave the band in 1996 and was replaced by Jimmy Bower of Eyehategod. This lineup released the albums "Broken Glass" and "Odd Fellows Rest" in 1996 and 1998 respectively, before the band briefly recruited drummer Sid Montz for the 2000 album, "Equilibrium." Montz was replaced soon after with original drummer Nunenmacher, though once again his tenure would be brief, as he left to join Black Label Society soon after. The band then went on a hiatus for a while as Windstein concentrated on working with Down, the band which also featured Pantera members Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown, along with Corrosion Of Conformity leader Pepper Keenan and long-time friend Jimmy Bower, before returning with a completely new lineup in 2004, which included Rex Brown and guitarist Steve Gibb, former guitarist of Black Label Society and son of Bee Gee, Barry Gibb. This incarnation of the band released the album, "Lifesblood For The Downtrodden" in 2005, though new members were recruited soon after in the form of bassist Patrick Bruders (of Goatwhore fame) and drummer Tommy Buckley (best known for his work in Soilent Green.)

The band has continued to tour since 2005 with the promise of a new album in the near future. Crowbar's continuity has been disrupted several times in recent years, owing largely to frontman Kirk Windstein being involved in Down, as well as Kingdom Of Sorrow, the band he founded with Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta in 2005. The band replaced guitarist Steve Gibb last year with Kingdom Of Sorrow guitarist Matthew Brunson and have since been touring steadily, most recently as special guests to Sepultura in Europe. Their influence on modern metal can be heard today, with many bands citing them as an influence and they remain one of the greatest acts to ever emerge from the legendary city of New Orleans... along with Fats Domino of course. More...

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Kingdom Of Sorrow Posts Another New Song Online

Kingdom Of Sorrow, the band featuring Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta and Crowbar leader and Down guitarist Kirk Windstein, has posted another track from their forthcoming new album, "Behind The Blackest Tears" online. You can check out the song, "Enlightened To Extinction" by heading to the bands official Myspace page. "Behind The Blackest Tears" is the bands second album, following their self-titled release in 2008. It is scheduled to be released on June 8th through Relapse Records.

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