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From: New Orleans, LA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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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.
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...
On Saturday May 14, Corrosion of Conformity frontman Pepper Keenan recorded an appearance on Headbanger's Ball that will air on MTV2 on Saturday May 21.
Upcoming tour dates w/ Crowbar, Alabama Thunderpussy, and Weedeater:
Jun. 02 Indianapolis IN The Vouge
Jun. 03 Detroit MI Harpo's
Jun. 04 Columbus OH Newport Music Hall
Jun. 05 Covington KY Madison Theater
Jun. 06 Grand Rapids MI Ten Bells Nightclub
Jun. 08 Buffalo NY The Buffalo Icon
Jun. 09 Towson MD Recher Theater
Jun. 10 New York NY Irving Plaza
Jun. 11 Philadelphia PA Trocadero
Jun. 12 Norfolk VA Norva Theatre
Jun. 14 Wilmington NC Marzz
Jun. 16 Asheville NC Stella Blue
Jun. 17 Winston-Salem NC Ziggy's
Jun. 18 Myrtle Beach SC House Of Blues
Jun. 19 Jacksonville Beach FL Freebird Live
Jun. 20 Orlando FL The Social
Jun. 22 Ft Lauderdale FL Culture Room
Jun. 23 Tampa FL Masquerade
Jun. 24 Atlanta GA Masquerade
Jun. 25 New Orleans LA TwiRoPa
Jun. 27 Nashville TN Exit/In
Jun. 28 Memphis TN New Daisy Theater
Jun. 30 Tulsa OK Cain's Ballroom
Jul. 01 Dallas TX Trees
Jul. 02 Houston TX Engine Room
Jul. 03 Austin TX Emo's
Jul. 21 Chicago IL House Of Blues
New Orleans' CROWBAR have announced the following U.S. dates during May/June:
May 29 - Creepy Crawl - St. Louis, MO
May 30 - TBA
May 31 - El Terrson - Kansas City, MO
Jun. 01 - Hi Tone - Memphis, TN
Jun. 02 - Bricktown Live - Oklahoma City, OK
Jun. 03 - Gypsy Tea Room - Dallas, TX
Jun. 04 - Sanctuary - San Antonio, TX
Jun. 05 - TBA
Jun. 06 - Mary Janes - Houston, TX
Jun. 07 - Emo's - Austin, TX
Jun. 08 - Howling Wolf - New Orleans, LA
Jun. 09 - TBA
Jun. 10 - Brass Mug - Tampa, FL
Jun. 11 - Thee Imperial - Jacksonville, FL
CROWBAR are continuing to tour in support of their latest album, "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden", available now on Candlelight Records. The band recently completed their first U.S. tour in support of the record, alongside labelmates ENTOMBED, PRO-PAIN and THE MIGHTY NIMBUS.
The follow-up to 2001's "Sonic Excess In Its Purest Form", "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden" was produced by the working team of Warren Riker (DOWN) and Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN). Brown also handled the bass duties on the album, which marks a return to the group's recording lineup of drummer Craig Nunenmacher (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY).
Candlelight Records with Rise Above Records have announced the first confirmed dates on DEBRIS INC's forthcoming tour. Beginning April 13, the month-long tour will conclude with their second appearance at the annual Emissions of the Monolith Festival in Youngstown, OH. The tour will be in support of the band's self-titled debut set to hit stores nationwide on April 5. Some venues are still confirming in their locks on the tour; with noted additions available at the band's official website, debrisinc.com
DEBRIS INC is the new band featuring St. Vitus alumni Dave Chandler with long-time Trouble bassist Ron Holzner. Outlaws who on occassion join in the drunken bedlam include Trouble’s Barry Stern, Eyehategod/Superjoint Ritual/Crowbar skinsman Jimmy Bower, and Goatsnake/Obsessed-famed Greg Rogers among others.
Already extremely active, DEBRIS INC have toured the US with labelmates Orange Goblin, have made appearances at Templars of Doom, Emissions of the Monolith and Milwaukee Metal Festivals (with European sightings at the prestigious Wacken Open Air Festival). The band recently collaborated with Los Angeles-based Crisis for a reworking of X’s “Nausea.”
Debris Inc. Spring tour dates: More...
Phil Anselmo is working on a new project, called Body And Blood. Little is know about it, except that Crowbar's Kirk Windstein (a former bandmate of Anselmo's in Down) and Valume Nob drummer Sid Montz are involved.