Crowbar’s “Time Heals Nothing” Receives New Limited Edition Vinyl Pressing

A new limited edition vinyl pressing of Crowbar‘s “Time Heals Nothing” has been released via eoneheavy.com. The effort is available on clear and black with blood/honey splatter vinyl.

Sepultura Add UK Dates To Their European Tour With Sacred Reich & Crowbar

Sepultura have added some UK dates to their European tour with Sacred Reich and Crowbar. You can find their updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

11/04 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
11/05 Berlin, GER – Festsaal
11/06 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser
11/07 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
11/09 Wroclaw, POL – A2
11/10 Vienna, AUT – Arena
11/12 Zlin, CZE – Hala Datart
11/13 Munich, GER – Backstage
11/14 Lausanne, SWI – Les Docks
11/16 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
11/17 Madrid, SPA – La Riviera
11/18 Porto, POR – Hard Club
11/19 Pamplona, SPA – Totem
11/20 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
11/21 Paris, FRA – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
11/23 Wolverhampton, UK – KK’s Steel Mill
11/24 Dublin, IRE – Academy
11/25 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
11/26 Glasgow, UK – Garage
11/27 London, UK – Electric Brixton
11/28 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
11/30 Esch/Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
12/01 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
12/02 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
12/03 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
12/04 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik
12/05 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta Offering Fans A Chance To Buy Thank You List Spots & Executive Producer Credits For New Jasta Album “…And Jasta For All”

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) is giving fans a chance to buy spots on the thank you list and executive producer credits for his new album “…And Jasta For All.“ If you’re interested, those are now up for sale at martyrstore.net. However, it’s worth noting that a thank you list spot will not include a copy of the album. Members of Crowbar are also selling thank you list spots for their new album on martyrstore.net as well.

[via The PRP]

Sepultura, Sacred Reich, Crowbar, & Art Of Shock Postpone North American Tour Once Again

Sepultura have postponed their North American tour with Sacred Reich, Crowbar, and Art Of Shock once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:

“Sepulnation, unfortunately we need to postpone Quadra’s North American tour. New dates will be announced soon, stay tuned!”

Crowbar Announce February Virtual Concert

Crowbar will be playing another virtual concert this month. The event will stream on February 20 at 1:00pm PDT / 4:00pm EDT and tickets can be found HERE.

Sepultura Announce European Tour With Sacred Reich & Crowbar

Sepultura have announced a European tour with Sacred Reich and Crowbar. The trek will take place in fall 2021.

Tour Dates:

11/04 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
11/05 Berlin, GER – Festsaal
11/06 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser
11/07 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
11/09 Wroclaw, POL – A2
11/10 Vienna, AUT – Arena
11/12 Zlin, CZE – Hala Datart
11/13 Munich, GER – Backstage
11/14 Lausanne, SWI – Les Docks
11/16 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
11/17 Madrid, SPA – La Riviera
11/18 Porto, POR – Hard Club
11/19 Pamplona, SPA – Totem
11/20 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
11/21 Paris, FRA – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
11/24 Dublin, IRE – Academy
11/28 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
11/30 Esch/Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
12/01 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
12/02 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
12/03 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
12/04 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik
12/05 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat

Jason Bieler Recruits Megadeth, Queensrÿche, Sevendust, Etc. Members For New Album “Songs For The Apocalypse”

Jason Bieler (Saigon Kick) will be releasing a new solo album titled “Songs For The Apocalypse“ on January 22. That effort, which will be released under the name Jason Bieler And The Baron Von Bielski Orchestra, will feature a number of guests including members of Megadeth, Queensrÿche, Sevendust, Skindred, and more.

Here’s the full list of guests:

– Devin Townsend
– Todd La Torre (Queensrÿche)
– David Ellefson (Megadeth)
– Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Asia/Sons Of Apollo)
– Jeff Scott Soto (Sons Of Apollo)
– Clint Lowery (Sevendust)
– Benjie Webbe (Skindred)
– Pat Badger (Extreme)
– Butch Walker (ex-Marvelous 3)
– Kyle Sanders (HELLYEAH)
– Andee Blacksugar (KMFDM)
– Emil Werstler (Dååth, ex-Chimaira)
– Ricky Sanders (ex-Saigon Kick)
– Steve Gibb (ex-Black Label Society, ex-Crowbar)

Here’s the track listing:

01. “Never Ending Circle”
02. “Apology” (feat. Todd LaTorre, Kevin Scott, and Andee Blacksugar)
03. “Bring Out Your Dead” (feat. Edu Cominato, David Ellefson, and Devin Townsend)
04. “Annalise” (feat. Kevin Scott)
05. “Stones Will Fly” (feat. Ricky Sanders, Pat Badger, and Butch Walker)
06. “Down In A Hole” (feat. Edu Cominato, Kyle Sanders, and Stephen Gibb)
07. “Anthem For Losers” (feat. Ricky Sanders and Clay Cook)
08. “Horror Wobbles The Hippo” (feat. Emil Werstler)
09. “Beyond Hope” (feat. Benji Webbe, Ricky Sanders, David Ellefson, and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal)
10. “Crab Claw Dan”
11. “Born Of The Sun” (feat. Edu Cominato, Kyle Sanders, and Clint Lowery)
12. “Baby Driver”
13. “Alone In The World” (feat. Ricky Sanders and Jeff Scott Soto)
14. “Very Fine People”
15. “Fkswyso”

A video for the record’s first single, “Apology,” can be found below:

Crowbar Announce October Livestream Concert

Crowbar will be playing a livestream concert on October 3. The Obsessed and I Am will open and tickets can be found HERE.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFPnP6_BRqC/

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta Wants To Team Up With Other Singers To Record New Vocals Over The Instrumentals On Metallica And Lou Reed’s “Lulu”

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) says he wants to team up with Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row), Robb Flynn (Machine Head), and Kirk Windstein (Crowbar) to record new vocals over the instrumentals on Metallica and Lou Reed’s collaborative album “Lulu.” He even offered to give the band a $50,000 donation for their “All Within My Hands” Foundation to make his vision a reality:

Original Machine Head Drummer Tony Costanza Passes Away

Tony Costanza (ex-Machine Head, ex-Crowbar, etc.) has sadly passed away. The drummer was 52 years old.

Costanza’s former Crisis bandmate Afzaal Nasiruddeen confirmed the news with the following statement:

“It is with a very heavy heart that I have to accept and inform everyone concerned that I lost my brother, band mate, home boy and family today.

Tony Costanza was one of a kind. A man with a huge heart, love and loyalty for the ones close to him.

I cannot relate to this reality of loss yet. I know he had a lot of admirers, and I was one of his biggest. He would have literally taken a bullet for me. Thats the kind of gangster brother he was.

Tony died in his sleep this morning so I am sure he was at peace and in no pain.

I wish his Mother all the strength she can muster as she will need every ounce of it.

I will be starting a GofundMe page for her and Tony‘s funeral expenses. Please help if you knew him and care.

Please hold your loved ones close as the sense of loss is insurmountable sometimes.

Tony my friend, I will love you and cherish our memories together, forever. Hope you are in a better pace now. Rest In Peace.”

Chris Kontos, who replaced Costanza in Machine Head back in 1992, has since commented as well:

“R.I.P. Tony Costanza. I’m thankful that you and I remained in contact over the past 27 years. Im so sad to hear about your passing bro.

After I played on the very first MH demo ever some time in June 1992 I moved to NYC for a short time. In that time Tony became the first drummer of Machine Head. They did a demo and a video for Fuck It All. He played the first string of live shows/parties in the Bay Area.

When I came back home in October 92′ I actually was Tony’s drum tech for a few shows. Shortly after that the drum position became available for what ever reason it makes no difference now, that’s when I became the second drummer for MH. We wrote some more songs together and then recorded the ‘Fuck It All’ demo that got the band signed. He came up with some really great drum parts. He had a very powerful style and it was a challenge to put my own spin on his contributions to the music and for sure kept a few of his parts.

Tony was a very kind person and always supported and encouraged me over the years with music and then with BMX. We have both confided in each other when we hit hard times over time. Im thankful for his friendship and brotherhood. He was a great drummer. Our legacy is forever connected by our participation in MACHINE HEAD and the Fuck It All/Burn My Eyes 1992-1995 moment.

Be thunder bro…be thunder!”

UPDATE: Machine Head’s Robb Flynn has now paid tribute to Costanza:

“So sad to hear about Tony Costanza passing away today.

The first 6 month of Machine Head’s existence happened because he joined.

I began talking to Tony around March 1992 for the first time. I can’t exactly remember how we got in touch, he was from Las Vegas and this was before the Internet, before cell phones, it’s possible that a guy who used to work for Vio-lence name Joey copobianco put me in touch with him.

We started talking on the phone about Machine Head, and eventually he relocated to the Bay Area. It seemed in a lot of ways, he was ready to start a new life, he has been the singer for the early-Grindcore band Papsmear and I had actually met him the year prior with Mitch from Napalm Death when Mitch, Shane and him came up to a show in the Bay Area

It’s a little foggy, but I want to say he might’ve moved in with me for the first few weeks he was up here. One hilarious memory I have, is of him staying the night at Genevra‘s apartment, we all got super drunk on purple Kool-Aid and fucking MOONSHINE, and apparently he had eaten some kind of Chinese squid-based dish earlier that night, later on, hammered out of his mind, threw up purple squid all over her carpet. Genevra was pissed for a minute, but we couldn’t help laugh hysterically about it later on, it was just so funny to see all these little purple squids all over the floor.

I had already fleshed out a couple of the early MH songs on the drums with my friend Gary, and then later on a whirlwind 2 day jam with Chris Kontos, but that was the only time that we had heard the songs played as a band.

So to have Tony there, regularly jamming “Death Church”, “Blood For Blood” and “Fuck It All” at the Emeryville warehouse in a room we shared with 6 other punk rock bands was pretty thrilling… Some of the songs that he worked out with us from-the-start would’ve been “A Thousand Lies”,”I’m Your God Now”, “Nation on Fire” and “Rage to Overcome”, and even part of a “Davidian” riff.

Tony was a character, funny, kind of a fabulous disaster, but a good guy with a great heart. He didn’t click with one of the band guys though, so there was always like a weird tension when he was around. But we played our first few shows with him at Mike Scum’s Woolsey house in Oakland, which ended up being Machine Head’s first kegger party/show.

We also played our first official club show with him at the Huntridge Theater in Las Vegas, filmed our very first video for the song “fuck it all“, recorded part of a rehearsal tape/demo with Eric Wong at Laughing Dead’s studio, and we also played the LA metal fest at Gazarri’s in Hollywood which was notable for the fact that we played twice, to 20 people each time, but the 2nd time, Dino from Fear Factory was there, Igor from Sepultura, the Biohazard dudes were all there, and Rick Hunolt from Exodus (all in town for a Foundations Forum), along with our friends Andy and Gary.

Chris Kontos was originally my first choice to be in Machine Head, but at the time he was pretty busy with multiple bands (Attitude Adjustment, Grinch, and Verbal Abuse) and it looked like one of them (VA) had a real shot at getting signed. So Chris went away for a while, and in that time we got Tony.

After a minute, Chris came back into the picture and volunteered to be Tony’s drum tech, (though truth be told, Chris had his eye on getting IN Machine Head more than actually helping Tony out), and basically confessed as much to Rick / Exodus while he was doing our lights at the metal fest.

Later that night when Chris told us he was up to join MH at our friends Gary‘s house, it was kind of a no-brainer.

Tony saw the writing on the wall, and quit soon after.

It was only a short 6 months that he was with us, but in many ways he helped form so many of the songs on Burn My Eyes into what they would become.

I was always grateful for everything that he did.

Tony was also a member of Crowbar during the early 2000s, and appeared on the band’s 2001 album “Sonic Excess In Its Purest Form”. He played with the band Crisis and I’d like to thank Azfaal for letting me know about Tony today. To see him still rockin’ a Machine Head shirt in that photo meant a lot.

We maintained a friendship throughout the 27 years since he was in the band. We talked a couple times a year, he definitely had more than a few health problems, and he did enjoy his partying… He was a stubborn son of a bitch.

He would tell me later on that “he regretted the decision, but that it was always an honor to play in his ‘favorite band ever’”.

It chokes me up to write those words…

Afzaal has set up a GoFundMe to help with his funeral expenses… If anybody would like to donate, both Tony’s family and I would appreciate it.

GOFUNDME

https://gf.me/u/ymrtk5

Rest In Peace Costanza

– Robb”

[via Blabbermouth]