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

Latest Crowbar News

Below is our complete Crowbar news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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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Eyehategod To Play 20th Anniversary Show

Eyehategod will play a show to celebrate their 20th anniversary in New Orleans on August 29. Here are the details:

9 pm

Here's the official press release:

"New Orleans own EYEHATEGOD have served up 20 years and 7 albums of original, painful and misanthropic feedback laden Hardcore Blues to an ever increasing doomed climate of world-wide despair and degradation and have absolutely managed to have fun doing it. Multiple tours of Europe, the USA and even Japan have seen these southern gentlemen 'Preaching the End-Time Message' and influencing new generations of hedonistic roustabouts to spread their Rock-n-Roll nihilism since 1988. The band will play at One-Eyed Jack's on the 3rd anniversary of Katrina, Friday August 29th with CROWBAR and Hellkontroll". -MIKE IX

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Crowbar Gives Update On New Album

Crowbar guitarist Kirk Windstein has revealed that the band will be recording a new album, as previously reported, which will be released next year. The as-yet-untitled effort will coincide with their 20th anniversary.

In a post on the band's official site, Windstein writes: "Hey, rockers and rockettes. It's been a while since I made a post on here, but I feel it's time to let you know what's going on. I've got about eight songs' worth of riffs written so far and will be jamming with Tommy [Buckley, drums] and Pat [Patrick Bruders, bass] soon on these ideas. We will be putting out a new CD and tour[ing] endlessly on this thing."

"I literally want to play every country that's got electricity! Believe me, Crowbar is far from over. It will never die as long as I'm walking this Earth. So be prepared for the heaviest band in the world to destroy your senses very soon. As always, thanks to the legions of underground fans who have loyally supported us for the last 19 years. Year 20 will be the biggest yet." More...

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Crowbar Albums To Be Re-Issued

Metal Mind Productions will re-release three CROWBAR albums — "Crowbar" (1993), "Time Heals Nothing" (1995) and "Live+1" EP (1995) — in Europe on April 21. Each limited-edition digipack title (limited to 2,000 copies) will be made available on golden disc, digitally remastered using 24-bit technology. The "Time Heals Nothing" album will also contain six bonus tracks — four audio and two video.

"Time Heals Nothing" bonus tracks:

01. Waiting In Silence
02. Obedience Through Suffering
03. Vacuum
04. Subversion
05. The Only Factor (video)
06. Subversion (video)

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Kingdom Of Sorrow Film New Video

KINGDOM OF SORROW — the band featuring Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED) and Kirk Windstein (DOWN, CROWBAR) — recently shot a video for the song "Lead Into Demise" with director Kevin Custer (MADBALL, OVERKILL, THE CONFESSION, THE DESTRO). It is expected to begin airing in the coming weeks.

Remaining KINGDOM OF SORROW dates:

Feb. 28 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
Feb. 29 - Philadelphia, PA - North Star Bar
Mar. 01 - Albany, NY - Valentines
Mar. 02 - New York, NY - Knitting Factory
Mar. 04 - Toronto, ON - El Macombo
Mar. 05 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Down Under
Mar. 06 - Chicago, IL – Reggie's Rock Club
Mar. 07 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick

The self-titled debut album from KINGDOM OF SORROW sold 6,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 131 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was recorded at Planet Z Studios in Massachusetts with producer Zeuss (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL).


Kirk Windstein (DOWN, CROWBAR) – Vocals, Guitars
Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED, ICEPICK) - Vocals
Derek Kerswill (SEEMLESS, UNEARTH) - Drums
Matthew Brunson - Bass

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Kingdom Of Sorrow Announce More Tour Dates

KINGDOM OF SORROW, the new band featuring HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta and DOWN/CROWBAR’s Kirk Windstein, have scheduled the following upcoming tour dates:

February 27 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
February 28 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
March 1 - Albany, NY @ Valentines
March 2 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
March 4 - Toronto, ON @ El Macombo
March 6 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
March 7 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick

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Kingdom Of Sorrow Announce Worcester Show

KINGDOM OF SORROW, featuring Jamey Jasta of HATEBREED and Kirk Windstein of DOWN/CROWBAR, have updated their tour itinerary to announce a gig at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts on February 27th.

The band's upcoming live dates include:

27 - Palladium - Worcester, Massachusetts
28 - Ottobar - Baltimore, Maryland

1 - Valentines - Albany, New York
2 - Knitting Factory - New York, New York
4 - El Macombo - Toronto, Ontario
6 - Reggie’s Rock Club - Chicago, Illinois
7 - Magic Stick - Detroit, Michigan

February 19th is the North American release date for the self-titled debut from Kingdom Of Sorrow. It will be availble in Europe on February 25th. The CD will contain the following 11 songs: 'Hear This Prayer', 'Grieve', 'Piece It All Back', 'Led Into Demise', 'Demon Eyes', 'With Unspoken Words', 'Free The Fall', 'World', 'Ghosts', 'Begging', 'Buried In Black'.

Kingdom Of Sorrow's complete lineup is as follows:

Kirk Windstein of Down/Crowbar - vocals and guitars
Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed/Icepick - vocals
Steve Gibb of Crowbar/ex-Black Label Society - guitar
Derek Kerswill of Seemless/Unearth - drums
Matthew Brunson (local Nola freak) - bass

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Crowbar Working On New Album

Kirk Windstein, who has spent much of 2007 recording and touring behind DOWN's third album, "Over the Under", has issued the following update on the current status of his longtime band CROWBAR:

"As y'all know, I've been very busy with DOWN. But fear not, children of doom. I've been down in Miami writing CROWBAR tunes with [fellow CROWBAR guitarist Steve] Gibb. It's coming along really well, so get ready!! Also get ready for the new KINGDOM OF SORROW [the collaborative project featuring Windstein and HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta] CD coming out on Relapse on February 19th. It absolutely crushes!!"

The KINGDOM OF SORROW album was recorded at Planet Z Studios in Massachusetts with producer Zeuss (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL) and will include 11 tracks. Preview tracks can be heard now via the band's official MySpace page.

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Kingdom of Sorrow Announce New Album Release Dates

KINGDOM OF SORROW, featuring Jamey Jasta from HATEBREED and Kirk Windstein from DOWN/CROWBAR will release their self-titled debut on February 19th in North America via Relapse Records. The album will be available worldwide on February 25th.

Click here to pre-order an exclusive CD/t-shirt combo.

Live shows will be announced in January.

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Hatebreed Cover Album In The Works

HATEBREED plan on recording a album of their favorites cover songs which should see release in 2008. Among bands the group plans to cover include D.R.I., Cro-Mags, Metallica, and Crowbar.

Frontman Jamey Jasta is also writing a book tentatively titled 'A Headbangers Tell All' which is about his 3 and half year stint as host of MTV's Headbangers Ball.

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Kingdom of Sorrow Reveal New Album Cover

You can check out the cover art and pre-order the upcoming new self-titled album from KINGDOM OF SORROW online here. The album is set to be released on February 19th via Relapse Records, and the band features Jamey Jasta of HATEBREED and Kirk Windstein of DOWN and CROWBAR.

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Kingdom Of Sorrow Sign To Relapse Records

Relapse Records has announce the signing of Jamey Jasta and Kirk Windstein's KINGDOM OF SORROW.

Jasta (HATEBREED, ICEPICK) and Windstein (DOWN, CROWBAR) came together some three years ago to create KINGDOM OF SORROW, and in that time put together an album's worth of crushing American metal. Relapse will give the band's long-awaited debut album its proper worldwide release this coming February.

Commented Jasta: "I can't even begin to explain how excited I am about KINGDOM OF SORROW! There's been two and a half years of questions, rumors and speculation surrounding this and now we can finally move forward! We've signed a worldwide deal with Relapse Records!!! It's an honor. Kirk and I could not be happier, I've always been a big fan of the label."

Jasta continued: "I can't wait for the world to hear this record. It crushes!! I pushed myself to become a better vocalist and wrote and expressed myself lyrically in a totally different way than I have before. Kirk has never sounded better! His tone is like a 747 filled with tar crashing into a lead mountain. We should press this CD on plutonium because it really is that HEAVY. It was so much fun working on this record. There was no other motive than to have fun and make a unique and different record for the both of us while keeping it heavy, mean and rockin! I think everyone is going to be really surprised!"

Windstein added: "We’re just so happy to have this come out…finally! We had a great time putting it together and we’re just so proud of it. Its super heavy, man, it just crushes! Everyone I play it for, their jaws drop. And after three years, it feels good to know now everyone can hear it."

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Down Post More Tour Dates

More dates have been released for DOWN’s upcoming North American tour:

September 27 - Reno, NV @ Stoney’s
September 28 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
September 29 - Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
October 1 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
October 2 - Spokane, WA @ Big Easy
October 4 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
October 5 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
October 6 - Boise, ID @ Big Easy Concert House
October 8 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
October 10 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
October 11 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Club
October 14 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
October 16 - Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
October 19 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
October 20 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
October 22 - Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix
October 23 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
October 27 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
November 11 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
November 13 - Houston, TX @ Meridian

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Down Release More North American Tour Dates

DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — will embark on a North American headlining tour beginning late September. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

Sep. 27 - Reno, NV @ Stoney's
Sep. 28 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
Sep. 29 - Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
Oct. 01 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Oct. 02 - Spokane, WA @ Big Easy
Oct. 04 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Oct. 05 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
Oct. 06 - Boise, ID @ Big Easy Concert House
Oct. 11 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Club
Oct. 14 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
Oct. 19 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
Oct. 27 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

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Rare Video of Pre-Crowbar Band The Slugs Online

A rare video clip of the pre-CROWBAR band The Slugs performing "A Breed Apart / Waiting In Silence" live on May 1, 1990 at Storvyville Jazz Hall in New Orleans, Louisiana has been posted online at YouTube.com. The group's lineup in the video was as follows:

Kirk Windstein: Guitar / Vocals
Jimmy Bower: Drums
Todd "Sexy T" Strange: Bass
Kevin Noonan: Guitar

Formed out of the ashes of Shell Shock, Aftershock and Wrequiem, The Slugs existed between 1989 and 1991 before the band renamed itself CROWBAR and went on to release seven full-length albums, including 2005's "Lifesblood For The Downtrodden". More...

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Kingdom Of Sorrow Finishing Album

Kingdom Of Sorrow, featuring Kirk Windstein of Down/Crowbar and Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed, is currently putting the finishing touches on their new album. Producer Zeuss (Shadows Fall) recently completed mixing the effort, which is expected to hit streets in May via an unannnounced label. For now, you can download a track from the album here.

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Valume Nob In Talks With Demolition Records

VALUME NOB, the Louisiana based band featuring CROWBAR/DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein on bass, are in talks with England's Demolition Records about the release of their already-completed full-length debut, entitled "Residue and Bones". If all goes well, the album could be released as early as March. The upcoming CD will include a track entitled "The 8 of Spades" dedicated to MOTÖRHEAD mainman Lemmy Kilmister. To listen to the song, click here.

"Residue and Bones" was recorded at American studios in Los Angeles with engineer Warren Riker (DOWN, CROWBAR).

VALUME NOB released an extended version of their previously recorded "The Most High" EP in October 2004 through Crash Music Inc. The CD contains the four songs from the original recording as well as two "live" bonus tracks and a 30-minute DVD interview with the band.

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Close-Up Magazine Announce Top Albums Of The Year

A total of 30 metal, rock and punk writers at Sweden's Close–Up magazine have voted in the magazine's annual critics' album-of-the-year poll. The final results were as follows:

01. SYSTEM OF A DOWN – "Mezmerize"
02. OPETH – "Ghost Reveries"
03. NINE INCH NAILS – "With Teeth"
04. THE MARS VOLTA – "Frances the Mute"
05. MUNICIPAL WASTE – "Hazardous Mutation"
06. TURBONEGRO – "Party Animals"
07. NILE – "Annihilation of the Wicked"
08. HELLACOPTERS – "Rock & Roll Is Dead"
09. NEVERMORE – "This Godless Endeavor"
10. BLINDSIDE – "The Great Depression"
11. CANDLEMASS – "Candlemass"
12. DARK FUNERAL – "Attera Totus Sanctus"
13. QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE – "Lullabies to Paralyze"
15. BIG BUSINESS – "Head for the Shallow"
16. STATIC–X – "Start a War"
17. CROWBAR – "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden"
18. HYPOCRISY – "Virus"
19. PORCUPINE TREE – "Deadwing"
20. DOZER – "Through the Eyes of Heathens"

For more information on Close-Up, visit www.closeupmagazine.net.

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TTEOTD Added To Crowbar's European Tour

THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD have just been added to the Crowbar's European tour with Will Haven, and the first dates for the United Kingdom leg of the tour have been confirmed.

In addition, Through The Eyes of The Dead will continue crossing all across the United States during a February tour alongside Ed Gein. If that's not enough, Through The Eyes of The Dead is still on tour with The Classic Struggle and The Knife Trade right now, supporting Bloodlust, the band's Prosthetic Records debut.

THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD on tour (more dates to come as they're confirmed): More...

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Will Haven Plan Reunion Show and UK Tour

Will Haven will be playing their official "reunion show" on January 14th in Sacramento @ the Boardwalk. Will Haven and Crowbar will be touring Europe together in mid-march and early April. Here are those tour dates so far:

13/03/2006 - LIVERPOOL, UK @ UNI
14/03/2006 - MANCHESTER, UK @ ACADEMY 2/3
16/03/2006 - NEWPORT, UK @ TJ'S
18/03/2006 - LONDON, UK @ MEAN FIDDLER
20/03/2006 - OXFORD, UK @ ZODIAC

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Hatebreed/Crowbar Collaboration Work On Album

KINGDOM OF SORROW, the new project featuring HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta and CROWBAR guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein, will resume recording their debut album this weekend at Planet Z studios in Massachusetts with producer Zeuss (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL). 13 tracks plus a cover of MOTÖRHEAD's "No Class" are being recorded for the effort, which is tentatively due in early 2006 through an as-yet-undisclosed label. A short audio preview of the upcoming CD is available at the band's newly launched official web site.

Jasta had previously stated about the KINGDOM OF SORROW debut, "This is seriously going to blow people's minds! Steve Gibb from CROWBAR (formerly of BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) [flew] up from Miami to rip some solos and leads on a few tracks. We are also going to have two INSANE guest appearances that will definitely shock and excite people. . . Kirk is singing with me as well as playing the bass and guitar on the album, and we have both been writing and bringing ideas to the table. It's been killer!"

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