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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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Hatebreed, Crowbar Side Project Set Album Title

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!"

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Down Drummer Says There Will Be A New Studio Album

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.

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Hatebreed & Crowbar Members Form Side Project

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.

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Anselmo Posts New Southern Isolation Music Online

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.

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Soilent Green Completes First Music Video

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.

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Crowbar Plan Headlining Dates, Support CoC

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...

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COC Frontman To Appear On Headbanger's Ball

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

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Crowbar Announce US Tour Dates

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).

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Debris Inc. Spring Tour Dates Announced

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...

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Anselmo Working On New Project Body And Blood

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.

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Hatebreed, Crowbar, Caliban UK Tour Dates

The schedule has been confirmed for Hatebreed's upcoming UK tour with Crowbar and Caliban. Here are the tour dates:

3/05 Leeds @ Cockpit
3/06 Sheffield @ Corporation
3/07 Glasgow @ Garage
3/08 Newcastle @ Northumbria Uni
3/09 Manchester @ University MDH
3/10 Dublin @ Wheelan's
3/11 Cork @ Nancy Spain's
3/13 London @ Mean Fiddler
3/14 Oxford @ Zodiac
3/15 Portsmouth @ Wedgewood Rooms

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Crowbar News

Candlelight Records proudly announces the worldwide premiere of 'Dead Sun' from Crowbar's soon to be released new album, 'Lifesblood for the Downtrodden'. To download the MP3 and read Dom Lawson's (Kerrang) recent interview with the band, you can visit the new official Candlelight Records site.

'Lifesblood for the Downtrodden' is set for US release on February 8. The band will kick off their first tour in support of the record, alongside labelmates Entombed, ProPain and The Mighty Nimbus on February 7 at New York's B.B. Kings.

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Crowbar Confirmed To Support Hatebreed In UK

Crowbar are to support Hatebreed on their upcoming UK/Irish tour. The dates are: Leeds Cockpit March 5, Sheffield Corporation 6, Glasgow Garage 7, Newcastle Northumbria University 8, Manchester University MDH 9, Dublin Whelan’s 10, Cork Nancy Spain’s 11, London Mean Fiddler 13, oxford Zodiac 14, Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms 15.

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Hatebreed Confirm UK Tour Dates

Hatebreed have just confirmed the following UK/Irish shows: Leeds Cockpit March 5, Sheffield Corporation 6, Glasgow Garage 7, Newcastle Northumbria University 8, Manchester University MDH 9, Dublin Whelan's 10, Cork Nancy Spain's 11, London Mean Fiddler 13, oxford Zodiac 14, Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms 15. Although it's not yet been announced, it's likely that Crowbar will support.

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Entombed, Crowbar, Pro-Pain 2005 Tour Dates

Initial dates have been confirmed for the upcoming Entombed, Crowbar, Pro-Pain, and The Mighty Nimbus tour. Look for additional dates to be added soon, but here are the latest tour dates:

2/7 New York NY @ B.B. Kings Blues Club
2/8 Springfield VA @ Jaxx Nite Club
2/9 Philadelphia PA @ Trocadero Theater
2/11 Clifton Park NY @ Northern Lights
2/12 Poughkeepsie NY @ The Chance
2/14 Cleveland OH @ House of Blues
2/15 Chicago IL @ Joe's
2/16 Minneapolis MN @ Ascot Room
2/17 Omaha NE @ Ranch Bowl
2/18 Englewood CO @ Gothic Theater
2/19 Salt Lake City UT @ Lo Fi Cafe
2/21 Spokane WA @ Fat Tuesday's
2/22 Seattle WA @ Graceland
2/23 Portland OR @ Sabala's
2/26 Los Angeles CA @ House of Blues

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Entombed, Crowbar, Pro-Pain, Mighty Nimbus To Tour

Candlelight Records, in cooperation with Metal Maniacs and Revolver Magazines, proudly announces its first label tour for the United States. Set to kick off February 7 at BB Kings in New York, the tour will feature Stockholm's Entombed, New Orleans' Crowbar with Florida-based Pro-Pain and Minnesota's The Mighty Nimbus.

Entombed, earlier this year seeing the proper stateside release of their latest album "Inferno/Averno," return after a long hiatus from the US stage. Guitarist Alex Hellid says, "This is the tour we've been waiting for! Who will survive and what will be left of them?" During the tour, Candlelight will release the highly requested and anticipated Unreal Estate album. More...

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Diecast Replaces Crowbar On Hatebreed Tour

The following message was posted on HATEBREED's official website:

"Unfortunately, Crowbar will not be doing the states with HATEBREED in January after all. They will however be joining HATEBREED in the UK in March 2005. So be on the look out for that.

Joining the "Heavyweights Of Hardcore 2" Tour in January will now be AGNOSTIC FRONT, DIECAST, LOVE IS RED and THE AUTUMN OFFERING. The first confirmed dates have just been put up on the message board. Go peep it. More...

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Crowbar Mixing New Album

New Orleans based sludge-meisters Crowbar are currently mixing their new album, "Life's Blood For The Downtrodden", in Miami, FL for a February 8, 2005 Stateside release through Candlelight Records.

"Life's Blood 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 line up of drummer Craig Nunenmacher (Black Label Society). Upon completion, it will be the Crowbar's first studio album in over three years.

Crowbar's current touring line up is as follows: More...

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Crowbar Sign to Candlelight Records

Candlelight Records announces the worldwide signing of New Orleans' Crowbar. The band's addition further strengthens the label's already formidable roster, including 1349, Zyklon, Khold and the home to Emperor and early Opeth catalog.

"Life's Blood For The Downtrodden," the band's label debut, is expected to see a February 8, 2005 stateside release date. Final studio work on the album produced by the working team of Warren Riker (Down) and Rex Brown (Pantera), is planned in Miami August 14-September 1. Upon completion it will be the band's first studio album in over three years.

Founded in 1989, Crowbar from the onset found an immediate fanbase that today continues to grow. The band released their debut, "Obedience Through Suffering," in 1992. The album would be followed a year later with the highly regarded, Phillip Anselmo-produced Crowbar. The album has sold over 100,000 copies to date. Additional albums, "Broken Glass," "Time Heals Nothing," "Odd Fellows Rest," "Equilibrium," and 2001's "Sonic Excess in its Purest Form," would be supported by worldwide tours, both headline and in support of Pantera, Black Label Society, Napalm Death, Paradise Lost and others. Windstein with original bassist Todd Strange, in addition to Crowbar, served time in Down - the band project by Anselmo and Corrosion of Conformity's Pepper Keenan.

Crowbar recently completed a 11-date European tour, including a performance at Germany's With Full Force Festival and Pressure Fest. The band currently features founder, vocalist/guitarist Kirk Windstein, bassist Patrick Bruders, guitarist Steve Gibb and drummer Tommy Buckley.

Candlelight Records, with offices in Philadelphia and headquarted in London, is distributed exclusively in the US by Caroline Distribution; in Canada by PHD Canada; throughout the rest of the world by Plastichead Music Distribution.

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Crowbar Play First Hometown Show In Three Years

New Orleans sludge-meisters Crowbar made their first hometown live appearance in nearly three years on Friday (July 9) at the Howlin' Wolf. Check out some pictures here.

Crowbar's current touring lineup is as follows:

Kirk Windstein (Down) - Guitar and Vocals
Patrick Bruders (Goatwhore) - Bass
Steve Gibb (ex-Black Label Society) - Guitar and Vocals
Tommy Buckley (Soilent Green) – Drums

Crowbar mainman, Windstein, recently told Metal-Inside.de that the group's long-awaited new album, 'Life's Blood For The Downtrodden', will be mixed after the band return from their German tour in August and is unlikely to surface before early 2005.

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