Crowbar Finish New Album

During an appearance on the “Does It Doom?” podcast, Crowbar’s Kirk Windstein confirmed that the band’s new album is finished. The effort is tentatively set to be released in September.

Windstein said the following about the record:

“It’s really a killer record — I love it. It’s got a lot of [guitar] harmonies and it’s got a lot more doomy riffs. We only had one proper fast song — one of our more upbeat, hardcore-type, MOTÖRHEAD speed, I call it, type tunes; we’ve only got one like that. Out of all 10 tracks, besides that one tune, there’s only maybe two other fast, what I would consider fast, songs on the whole record. So it’s kind of a throwback but a modern, more mature touch on it.”

He continued:

“We’re all super, super happy with the way it came out. The production’s amazing, again from Duane Simoneaux. The guitar tone’s amazing. The songs themselves are great; I’m really happy. It’s really one of the only CROWBAR records that I’m really happy with everything — every riff, I’m happy with the tones, with the production, with the lyrics, with the way I sang; the whole nine yards. So I’m really just loving it, to be honest — I really am.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Down To Perform At Psycho Las Vegas, Planning New Orleans Show

During an interview with Revolver, Down’s Kirk Windstein (also of Crowbar) talked a bit about the band’s upcoming “NOLA” 25th anniversary shows. He also confirmed that the band will perform at this year’s Psycho Las Vegas and that they are planning a show in New Orleans.

Windstein said the following:

“We’re gonna do some festivals in Europe and Psycho Las Vegas and of course a New Orleans show.”

He also added that the band will strictly remain a side project:

“…Down is back to what it started out as, which is a 100 percent complete side project. Everyone’s other bands are the priority and that’s that. I had a great talk with Phil the other day — he doesn’t even have a cell phone — but I talked with him for about 45 minutes or an hour, and we both agree that it’s a side band. But as far as I know, anything Down does, I’m included.”

Here’s Down’s current dates:

06/17-20 Copenhagen, DEN – Copenhell
06/20 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/19-21 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
08/14-16 Las Vegas, NV – Psycho Las Vegas

[via The PRP]

Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, Etc.) Streams Cover Of Jethro Tull’s “Aqualung”

Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, etc.) is streaming his cover of Jethro Tull’s “Aqualung.” This track is from his new solo album, “Dream In Motion,” which will be released on January 24. Windstein commented:

“‘Aqualung‘ has always been one of my favorite classic rock songs. Crowbar used to cover it. Because everything’s in D Standard, I was able to pick out the natural key that the song’s in, so it’s exactly like the Jethro Tull version. That guitar solo was named the Number 25 Greatest Solo of All Time on a readers poll in Guitar World or something. I’m really proud of the way the song came out as a whole. I think I did a good job on it. I hope that Tull’s Ian Anderson and Martin Barre get to hear it at some point.”

[via Ultimate Classic Rock]

Kirk Windstein (Crowbar) Officially Confirms His Return Down

Kirk Windstein (Crowbar) has officially confirmed his return to Down. The band are planning to hit the road next year to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their debut album “NOLA.”

Windstein told Revolver the following about his return:

“I’m in, 100 percent. The quote from Pepper [Keenan] was, ‘If you ain’t doing it, I ain’t doing it.’ Phil [Anselmo], Pepper and Jimmy [Bower] are my three of my oldest, closest friends, so this is a no-brainer for me.”

He also added the following when asked if this reunion is permanent:

“As far as I know, I’m back in the band. Bobby Landgraf did a fantastic job, and he’s a very good friend of mine. But once again, Down is back to what it started out as, which is a 100 percent complete side project. Everyone’s other bands are the priority and that’s that. But it’s been six and a half years since I jammed with those guys, so I’m excited. It’s gonna be fun.”

So far, Down have the following dates booked:

06/20 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/17-20 Copenhagen, DEN – Copenhell

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta Premieres New Song “Spilled Blood Never Dries” Feat. Crowbar’s Kirk Windstein

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta has premiered a new song titled “Spilled Blood Never Dries.” This track features Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, Kingdom Of Sorrow) and it will appear on Jasta’s new album “The Lost Chapters: Volume 2,” which is set to be released on December 13.

Hatebreed Frontman Jamey Jasta Reveals Track Listing For “The Lost Chapters: Volume 2”

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta has officially revealed the track listing for his new album “The Lost Chapters: Volume 2.” You can check that out below. As previously reported, the record will be released on December 13.

“The Lost Chapters: Volume 2” Track Listing:

01. “They Want Your Soul” (feat. Cannibal Corpse’s George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher)
02. “Return From War” (feat. Soulfly’s Max Cavalera)
03. “Strength To Draw The Line” (feat. Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach)
04. “Cleansed By The Waves” (feat. Ignite’s Zoli Teglas)
05. “When The Contagion Is You” (feat. Trivium’s Matt Heafy)
06. “Spilled Blood Never Dries” (feat. Crowbar’s Kirk Windstein)
07. “Heaven Gets What It Wants” (feat. Light The Torch’s Howard Jones)
08. “Silence Is The Enemy” (feat. Biohazard’s Billy Graziadei)
09. “Just Breathing” (feat. Emmure’s Frank Palmeri)
10. “Our Guardian Angel” (feat. Sacred Reich’s Phil Rind)
11. “13 Appears” (feat. Prong’s Tommy Victor)
12. “Holy Wars… The Punishment Due” (Megadeth cover) (feat. Joey Concepcion)

This news comes after Jasta recently released two songs from the album, “When The Contagion Is You” featuring Matt Heafy and “Strength To Draw The Line” featuring Jesse Leach. A lyric video for “When The Contagion Is You” has since been shared as well:

Kirk Windstein (Crowbar) Premieres “Dream In Motion” Music Video

Kirk Windstein (Crowbar) has premiered a new video for his new song “Dream In Motion.” This is the title track of his new solo album, which will be released on January 24.

“Dream In Motion” Track Listing:

01. “Dream In Motion”
02. “Hollow Dying Man”
03. “Once Again”
04. “Enemy In Disguise”
05. “The World You Know”
06. “Toxic”
07. “The Healing”
08. “Necropolis”
09. “The Ugly Truth”
10. “Aqualung” (Jethro Tull cover)

Windstein said the following about the new record, which was originally going to be an acoustic release:

“Nothing against [making an acoustic record,] but It’s been done a million times. But I had been thinking about doing something a little more mellow for some time. It’s something I wanted to do, I needed to do. It’s another side of my songwriting, my personality.

It’s another side of me. It’s something I did for myself. It’s not even that this isn’t heavy, because there are bits and pieces that are very heavy. But even the heaviest riff on this is something I couldn’t really do in Crowbar. If some Crowbar fans don’t like it, I’ll understand. But I hope people dig it.”