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From: New Orleans, LA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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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.
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.
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Live shows will be announced in January.
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.
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.
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."
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
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
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...
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.
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.
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"
14. ANNIHILATION TIME – "II"
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.
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...
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:
12/03/2006 - NOTTINGHAM, UK @ROCK CITY
13/03/2006 - LIVERPOOL, UK @ UNI
14/03/2006 - MANCHESTER, UK @ ACADEMY 2/3
15/03/2006 - GLASGOW, UK @ KING TUTS/GARAGE
16/03/2006 - NEWPORT, UK @ TJ'S
18/03/2006 - LONDON, UK @ MEAN FIDDLER
19/03/2006 - PORTSMOUTH, UK @ WEDGEWOOD ROOMS
20/03/2006 - OXFORD, UK @ ZODIAC
21/03/2006 - COLCHESTER, UK @ ARTS CENTRE
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!"
Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta and Crowbar guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein have set "Kingdom of Sorrow" as the name of their collaborative project. The group's debut album, which is currently being recorded at at Planet Z studios in Massachusetts with producer Zeuss (Hatebreed, Shadows Fall) is "almost complete and it is the most pummeling slab of metal we've ever been a part of," says Jasta. "This is seriously going to blow people's minds! We have recorded 13 tracks plus a cover of Motorhead's "No Class". Steve Gibb from Crowbar (formerly of Black Label Society) has just flown 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!"
In a recent interview with Metal Maniacs magazine, EYEHATEGOD/SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist and DOWN drummer Jimmy Bower revealed that he is "sure we'll do another DOWN record. I've talked to Phil [Anselmo, DOWN/SUPERJOINT RITUAL/ex-PANTERA frontman] and everybody else. Everybody's expressed interest in wanting to do a DOWN record, so that's basically all it takes. Hopefully within the next year or two that can happen. DOWN records are fun. Phil's doing a lot better as far as handling [Dimebag's death]. It's been a big wake-up call for a lot of people over the the last five, six months. People are doing cool things with their lives; cool, positive things. Let's save metal!"
DOWN is the New Orleans "supergroup" featuring Anselmo, Bower, Pepper Keenan (guitars, C.O.C.), Rex Brown (bass, ex-PANTERA) and Kirk Windstein (guitars, CROWBAR). The band's sophomore album, "Down II", was released in March 2002 on Elektra Records.
Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta and Crowbar guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein are currently in the studio recording the first album from their collaborative project, which is presently known simply as "Crowbreed".
Jasta has issued the following update on the album's recording sessions:
Right now I am up in [Massachusetts] at Planet Z studios with Kirk from Crowbar recording an album for our new band together. Zeuss is producing and Derek from Seemless is playing drums on the album. All I can say right now is that the material is definitely the heaviest and most diverse stuff I have ever been a part of and I seriously can't wait for people to hear this. 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! Go check out our makeshift myspace page http://www.myspace.com/crowbreed as most of you know we dont have a name just yet so we have been calling it Crowbreed for now.
A previously unreleased song featuring former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo from his ongoing Southern Isolation project has been posted on the Southern Isolation MySpace page. The song's called 'Southern Man', and the rest of the band are Stephanie Opal (vocals/guitar), Sid Montz (drums), 'Big' Ross Karpelman (keyboards) and Kevin Bond (bass). Both Montz and Bond have been associated with Crowbar.
Relapse Records recording artists SOILENT GREEN have completed work on the first music video from their brand new album, ''Confrontation''.
The video, for the "Confrontation" roll-out track 'Leaves of Three' was shot on location in Atlanta, Georgia by Director Chad Rullman (NILE, MASTODON, THE AGONY SCENE) for Supercollider Films and features SOILENT GREEN (vocalist Ben Falgoust (also of GOATWHORE), guitarists Brian Patton (also of EYEHATEGOD) and Tony White, bassist Scott Crochet and drummer Tommy Buckley (also of CROWBAR) performing in a super-intense setting a la the PANTERA videos "I'm Broken" and "Five Minutes Alone". The video is expected to make its world premiere imminently.
SOILENT GREEN's "Confrontation" album hit stores this past Tuesday, July 19th and will see a European release date of July 25th. The band is currently in the midst of a U.S. headlining tour with support from A PERFECT MURDER, INTO THE MOAT, WATCH THEM DIE.
New Orleans sludge-masters Crowbar are hitting the road once again in support of the massively infectious release "Lifesblood For The Downtrodden" next week. The first several dates are Crowbar headlining gigs, followed by a full month out with the legendary Corrosion of Conformity.
CROWBAR headlining dates:
05/27/05 - Lansing IL - JJ Kelly's
05/28/05 - Des Moines IA - Harry Mary
05/29/05 - St Louis MO - Creepy Crawl
05/31/05 - El Torreon - Kansas City MO
06/01/05 - Hi Tone - Memphis - TN More...