LIVE REVIEW: Godsmack and Staind Co-headline Summer Tour 2023

PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ on July 29th

As the summer heats up here in New Jersey the summer concert season does too. On the heels of New Jerseys’ first real summer’s heat wave, rock fans from all over the state flocked to the PNC Bank Arts Center to see the hard rock music greats – Godsmack and Staind.

Written by Andris Jansons

First one came Mix Master Mike. DJ that has worked with many great artists and is mostly known for his work with Beastie Boys. While it might be a surprising choice for a DJ to open a rock show, it was perfect. Besides all the Beastie Boys hits, Mike played many rock and metal big hits to get the crowd going. He is also very familiar to the Godsmack fans as at least for the last two or so years he is the face of the intro that is played before Godsmack takes the stage.

And if there was anyone left in the crowd that needed an energy jolt, mother nature certainly stepped in to help with some thunderstorms rolling into the area. Just before Staind was supposed to take the stage one large storm finally reached the theater. One strong lighting strike shook the air and a downpour with gusty winds followed. Fans looked for shelter. However, there were quite a few that took it as a challenge or some extra experience and stayed out in the open celebrating each wind gust. Thankfully it was over fast enough, and it delayed the show only for about 20 minutes.

Staind is a well-seasoned rock band from Massachusetts, that has been around since 1995, with two stints in hiatus from the public eye. The band’s vocalist Aaron Lewis has released an extensive solo music collection and made some headlines for political opinion reasons.

The band opened with a brand-new song “Lowest In Me” from the upcoming album “Confessions Of The Fallen”. They followed with a few more up-tempo hits like Not Again and Just Go. I will certainly not draw favorites here, but for many Staind is bellowed because pf their ballads, and just by the middle of the set and Aaron’s solo of Epiphany, one of the biggest ones followed – Right Here. It wasn’t a long wait for all to indulge in dancing and singing to the other two – So Far Away and It’s Been Awhile. The set was properly wrapped up with thunderous Mudshovel.

See full photo gallery of Staind performance here.

Fellow Massachusetts rockers Godsmack’s set was also delayed because of an earlier thunderstorm. Day earlier in the Camden, NJ the band had to cancel their set due to the stormy weather. A white curtain covered the stage, and as mentioned earlier it was used as a screen to display Mix Master Mike’s intro of the Godsmack.

After proper Godsmack went straight to business with When Legends Rise and Cryin’ Like A Bitch. The third song 1000hp came with a proper stage flame thrower display.

Earlier in February of this year, the band released their eight-studio album called “Lighting Up The Sky”. Band performed three songs from latest release – You And I, What About Me and Surrender. Rest of the setlist stretched through the whole discography.

Of course, we had THE BATALLA DE LOS TAMBORES. A drum battle between bands vocalist Sully Erna (who is former drummer himself) and drummer Shannon Larkin. The biggest winners here of course were fans. Some snippets from rock and metal biggest hits played during the battle included Walk This Way, Back In Black, Enter Sandman and more.

For the encore the band played Under Your Scars, the song that addresses mental health issues. with Sully on the piano that had a link to the , a charity organization started by Sully Erna. Such emotionally powerful moment was transformed into powerfully aggressive ending with bands mega hit I Stand Alone that was accompanied with a lot of flames.

See full photo gallery of Godsmack performance here.

The tour will continue for the rest of August. Get your tickets here :

 Wed Aug 02 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain

Thu Aug 03 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview

Sat Aug 05 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake

Sun Aug 06 – Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater

Tue Aug 08 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage

Wed Aug 09 – Detroit, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre

Thu Aug 10 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Sat Aug 12 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center

Sun Aug 13 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater

Wed Aug 16 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre

Fri Aug 18 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater

Sun Aug 20 – Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater

Thu Aug 24 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre

Sat Aug 26 – Las Vegas, NV – Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Sun Aug 27 – San Diego, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

Thu Aug 31 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater

BAD WOLVES Release New Single & Video “Bad Friend” via Better Noise Music

Platinum-certified hard rock heavyweights BAD WOLVES fuse unpredictable metallic intensity and impressive musicianship with arena-ready hooks. The group are excited to release across all digital platforms the first single, “Bad Friend,” from their highly anticipated studio album (title TBA) due later this year via Better Noise Music. Stream “Bad Friend” now HERE. “Bad Friend” brings awareness to recognizing the importance of cutting out people in your life who show toxic behavior and moving on from them. BAD WOLVES enlisted director Wombatfire (Asking Alexandria, Dream Theater) for its dark-themed music video.

‘Bad Friend’ exemplifies exactly where Bad Wolves always wanted to be as a band,” relays vocalist Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz. “It lives dead center of being melodically catchy as well as crushingly heavy and is a great representation of our new upcoming album. This song reminds us that TRUE friendship is not about being perfect or always saying the right thing but being there for each other through the good times and the bad. It’s also to be willing to acknowledge one’s own mistakes and make things right. If you can’t do that, you might be a bad f*cking friend.

Since 2018, BAD WOLVES, whose lineup consists of John Boecklin (drums), Doc Coyle (lead guitar, backing vocals) and Kyle Konkiel (bass, backing vocals), have earned a platinum plaque, topped iTunes, and continued to rule Active Rock radio charts with six #1 singles (“Hear Me Now,” “Killing Me Slowly,” “Lifeline,” “Remember When,” “Sober” and “Zombie”) and two Top 10 singles (“If Tomorrow Never Comes” at #2 and “Learn To Walk Again” at #10).  Their debut album, Disobey, made a Top 25 debut on the Billboard Top 200 and saw BAD WOLVES perform to sold-out audiences on multiple continents with heavyweights such as Five Finger Death Punch and Megadeth. 2019’s N.A.T.I.O.N. brought their total stream tally past the half-billion mark—unprecedented for a modern rock band.  On top of that, Loudwire hailed it among the “50 Best Rock Albums of 2019” as Billboard and Consequence of Sound chronicled their rise. In the midst of 2021, they welcomed Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz—previously of The Acacia Strain—as lead vocalist, ushering in a new chapter with their third full-length offering, Dear Monster.

BAD WOLVES are currently on a headlining tour with support from For The Fallen Dreams, The Funeral Portrait and Inimical Drive until July 28. Next, they head out with Asking Alexandria and The Hu on their co-headlining “Psycho Thunder” tour across the U.S. from August 30 to October 8. Tickets are on-sale now at See full dates listed below.

Boecklin shares: “Playing new material from our upcoming record with our label mates Asking Alexandria and The HU is exactly what we want to be doing this Fall. See y’all there!”

BAD WOLVES 2023 Tour Dates:

7/21   Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory ^

7/23   Boise, ID – Knitting Factory ^

7/26   Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre ^

7/28   Milwaukee, WI – The Rave / Eagles Club ^

7/29   Grover Hill, OH – Wetzelland 2023

8/30   San Antonio, TX – Boeing Center at Tech Port #

9/1    Dallas, TX – The Factory In Deep Ellum #

9/2    Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma *

9/3    Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall #

9/5    Atlanta, GA – The Eastern #

9/7    Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live #

9/8    Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall #

9/11   New York, NY – Terminal 5 #

9/12   Boston, MA – House of Blues #

9/13   Bethlehem, PA – The Wind Creek Event Center #

9/15   Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center #

9/16   Johnstown, PA – 1st Summit Arena at Cambria County War Memorial #

9/17   Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom #

9/19   Cleveland, OH – TempleLive #

9/20   Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit #

9/22   Ft Wayne, IN – Piere’s Entertainment Center #

9/25   Chesterfield, MO – The Factory #

9/26   Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre #

9/27   Ashwaubenon, WI – EPIC Event Center #

9/29   Milwaukee, WI – The Rave/ Eagles Club #

10/1   Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Council Bluffs – Stir Cove Event & Concert Venue

10/3   Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium #

10/4   Salt Lake City, UT – The Union #

10/7   Las Vegas, NV – The Industrial Sound #

10/8   Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern #

^ with For The Fallen Dreams, The Funeral Portrait and Inimical Drive

# “Psycho Thunder Tour” with The HU, Bad Wolves and Zero 9:36

American Dream Machine Premieres “Fury”

AMERICAN DREAM MACHINE premiered “Fury”. This is the fourth single from the upcoming second full length record titled I Hate It Here.

“‘Fury’ is the heaviest song we have written so far, and Mitch had the bright idea to ask Brian if he would do a guest spot on it. He agreed, sent over his part and it blew us away. We couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.”Shawn Adams

“I worked on a project with Brian Wille after my time in Currents and before he joined the band. It’s been a while, so it was super refreshing to work with him again. I knew I could count on Brian to take the track up a notch”Mitch Lobuglio 

“Happy to be part of this new American Dream Machine track! I’ve known the guys for a long time and I’m looking forward to seeing what’s in store for them. The video was a lot of fun too – catch me as the angry sleep-deprived downstairs neighbor who’s sick of hearing them jam all night.”Brian Wille


AMERICAN DREAM MACHINE is an alternative hard-rock band that blends styles of emo, pop-punk, electronic, and post-hardcore. Hailing from Northern Virginia, the trio is Shawn Adams (vocals), Mitch Lobuglio (strings) and Evan Milowic (percussion).

In December of 2020, AMERICAN DREAM MACHINE released their debut album Deadhearts, featuring the singles “Bad News”, “Trapped Under You”, and “Dead”. Coupled with an electric live performance that will take concert-goers on a dynamic roller-coaster of energy, Deadhearts is filled with catchy hooks, punchy riffs, and driving, heartfelt vocals that are sure to keep you coming back for more.

The band’s second album, I Hate It Here, is tentatively scheduled for release in December 2023. In the meantime, AMERICAN DREAM MACHINE will continue to drop a single a month.

American Dream Machine is:

Shawn Adams – Vocals/Guitar

Mitch LoBuglio – Guitar

Evan Milowic – Drums 

“Short Skirts and Whiskey Shots” by Andrea Janov: The Latest Exciting Addition to Earth Island Books’

Earth Island Books is thrilled to announce the release of their latest publication, ‘Short Skirts and Whiskey Shots: Tales of Nights I Shouldn’t Have Made It Home Alive’ by Andrea Janov. Following the success of her first book, ‘Mix Tapes and Photo Albums,’ this 88-page collection of authentic emo-punk poetry tells poignant tales of punk-rock living in the Big Apple.

‘Short Skirts and Whiskey Shots’ is split into three compelling sections: ‘A Fifth Floor Walk-Up,’ ‘A Forfeited Security Deposit,’ and ‘A Terminated Lease.’ Janov draws readers into a gritty day-to-day journey of alternative lifestyle in New York City’s thriving music scene.

The collection captures the liminal phase between adolescence and adulthood, deep-rooted in New York’s vibrant streets, its lively bars, clubs, and tenements. It explores personal growth through recklessness and self-discovery and celebrates the learnings from life’s detours.

Andrea Janov, a dedicated punk rock kid, believes in the beauty of the ordinary, the power of the vernacular, and the history of the abandoned. She aims to reveal the power in what we see, say, do, ignore, and forget every day.

Janov comments: “I am a mess of contradictions, a fan of parallel structure, and a nostalgic pack rat. I write poetry about punk rock kids and take photos of forgotten places. My work strives to prove that poetry can be dirty, gritty, and accessible.”

Raised by rock-and-roll parents, Janov embraced the importance of attending concerts and ignoring “no trespassing” signs early on. She navigated through her small-town punk rock scene during adolescence and eventually escaped to New York City to cause a ruckus in Alphabet City. She met her husband in a Chelsea bar, settled in Pittsburgh, works in tech, and still prefers Jameson neat.

‘Short Skirts and Whiskey Shots’ is now available as an 88-page paperback or as an e-book. Order your copy directly from the Earth Island Books Store, at any good book shop, or online worldwide through the usual channels.

Ghost Spirit Celebrate Hardcore with “The Tradition That Remains” Single/Video

Ghost Spirit, the L.A. hardcore band who surprised fans in early June with the release of “Kill The Strife,” the group’s first new music in four years, have now released an additional single via Blue Swan/Rise Records: “The Tradition That Remains”

“’The Tradition That Remains’ is a heartfelt anthem celebrating the unbeatable spirit and promising future of the hardcore scene,” explains vocalist Alex Bigman of the Will Putney (Every Time I Die, Knocked Loose) mixed and Phil Odom (Code Orange, Portrayal of Guilt) engineered track. “Amid the Covid lockdowns, just like everyone else, we were deeply concerned about the fate of our beloved community’s shows. It seemed as though the very existence of the scene was at stake. Determined to rally the troops and reignite the passion, we set out to create a song that would unite us all. Out of the pandemic we overcame the challenges, and now in 2023 the scene feels more alive than ever. This music video, lovingly captured on Super 8mm, Super VHS, and digital formats, beautifully portrays the essence of this journey during the unforgettable run of our recent sold-out shows. We proudly declare that the tradition endures, binding us together in our shared love for hardcore, and illuminating a bright path towards the future.”

Ghost Spirit released Hourglass in 2019, with the 8-song album landing on Rolling Stone’s staff’s personal best of lists, and being praised by outlets for capturing the band’s DIY spirit. Idioteq said the collection is “sonically and thematically immense,” while Sputnik Music noted the band’s ability to juxtapose “tenderness and honesty” with “frantic guitar work… and the pained screams of Alex Bigman.”  

The band is currently writing a new album with additional details to be revealed soon.

Ghost Spirit is Alex Bigman (vocals), Taylor Jewell (drums), Niko Zaglaras (guitar) and Evan Henkel (bass).

NEXT DOOR TO HEAVEN Premieres “Believe In Me”

“While choosing the next track for a music video we, first, intended to pick a more typical metal song but then we thought – why won’t we try another way and stay true to ourselves by not sticking to a specific narrow subgenre. Our previous music video for the track named ‘Commotion’ was a challenge, a scream and a position statement on war. ‘Believe In Me’ is a truly beautiful melody, with deep lyrics in the first part of the song. The second part, however, changes into metal sound and gives you the energy you’ve been searching for. We don’t want to become a very predictable band doing the same things over and over. This new video is just us being honest which sometimes means being more sensitive, sometimes rude or aggressive but not monotonous for sure.” – Next Door To Heaven

Next Door To Heaven is an international progressive/alternative metalcore band currently based in Los Angeles. After successful releases of the albums like Let’s Dream, that made it to the top-20 of Google Play and “V ways to accept” that gave a band an opportunity to sign their first contract, Next Door To Heaven created a few more singles, an EP Inside, relocated to Los Angeles and re-released its hit album V Ways To Accept in black edition adding an extra track to it.

Now the band is recording a new album that will be called Disguise (Mixed by Neil Engle).

Next Door To Heaven lineup:

Daria Mazunova – vocals, lyrics

Gene Mazunov – guitar, bass, vocals, composition, arrangements

Mike Moore – drums

Andrew Faust – bass guitar

Photo credit: Donnoven Rios

SiM Drops New Single + Visualizer “DO THE DANCE”

Taken From Forthcoming Album ‘PLAYDEAD’ Out On September 27 (via UNFD)

Genre-blending Japanese metal, punk, and reggae powerhouse SiM has today dropped their new single DO THE DANCE alongside the accompanying visualizer. The track is taken from their upcoming new album ‘PLAYDEAD’, out on September 27 (via UNFD).

Prior to today, SiM released their track RED which is also the theme song for the new season of the Netflix anime series ‘Kengan Ashura’ which has clocked up over 232,000 streams on Spotify alone and counting. Watch the visualizer for DO THE DANCE in the thumbnail below, stream the track here, and pre-order ‘PLAYDEAD’ here.





2. RED 

3. HiDE and SEEK 


5. Die Alone 



8. Sad Song 

9. BBT 


11. Not So Weak 

12. UNDER THE TREE (Full Length Ver.) 

13. The Rumbling (Orchestra Ver.)

DO THE DANCE is an aggressive song that is the quintessential SiM song, which blends ska with heavy and danceable riffs. Its powerful, uplifting melody will trigger audiences to sing along wildly.

The new album PLAYDEAD will contain 13 songs in total, including popular anime tie-in songs such as THE RUMBLING (Attack on Titan), UNDER THE TREE (Attack on Titan), and RED (Kengan Ashura) that are all gaining momentum globally, as well as a robust collection of songs that fuse the essence of SiM and strike new direction. 

Listen to RED here, the first single from the upcoming album and the opening song for the anime Kengan Ashura Season 2. 

SiM is scheduled to kick off a 27-city tour in the U.S. starting in August and a 36-date run in Japan starting in October.

The well-anticipated new album PLAYDEAD is set to bring down the entire world.

© 2023 Sandrovich Yabako, Daromeon, Shogakukan / Kengan-Kai2

Japan Tour Information


Tour Dates


10/24 (Tue) Ebisu, Tokyo@LIQUIDROOM

10/27 (Fri) Obihiro, Hokkaido@MEGA STONE

10/29 (Sun) Asahikawa, Hokkaigo@CASINO DRIVE

10/31 (Tue) Kitami, Hokkaido@Onion Holl

11/2 (Thu) Otaru, Hokkaido@GOLD STONE

11/5 (Sun) Aomori, Aomori@Quarter

11/6 (Mon) Morioka, Iwate@CLUB CHANGE WAVE

11/8 (Wed) Akita, Akita@club SWINDLE

11/10 (Fri) Yamagata, Yamagata@Music Showa Session

11/11 (Sat) Koriyama, Fukushima@HIP SHOT JAPAN

11/13 (Mon) Nagano, Nagano@CLUB JUNK BOX

11/15 (Wed) Kanazawa, Ishikawa@EIGHT HALL

11/17 (Fri) Fukui, Fukui@CHOP

11/18 (Sat) Toyama, Toyama@SOUL POWER

11/26 (Sun) Okayama, Okayama@CRAZY MAMA KINGDOM

11/28 (Tue) Shunan, Yamaguchi@RISING HALL

11/29 (Wed) Saga, Saga@GEILS

12/1 (Fri) Kumamoto, Kumamoto@DRUM B.9 V1

12/5 (Tue) Oita, Oita@DRUM Be-0

12/7 (Thu) Kouchi, Kouchi@CARAVAN SARY

12/11 (Mon) Kobe, Hyogo@Taiyo to Tora

12/12 (Tue) Kyoto, Kyoto@KYOTO MUSE

12/14 (Thu) Nara, Nara@EVANS CASTLE HALL

12/19 (Tue) Matsuzaka, Mie@M’AXA

12/20 (Wed) Gifu, Gifu@CLUB-G

12/22 (Fri) Hamamatsu, Shizuoka@Madowaku


3/1 (Fri) Fukuoka, Fukuoka@DRUM LOGOS

3/3 (Sun) Takamatsu, Kagawa@festhalle

3/4 (Mon) Hiroshima, Hiroshima@Hiroshima CLUB QUATTRO

3/8 (Fri) Sendai, Miyagi@Rensa

3/11 (Mon) Sapporo, Hokkaido@PENNY LANE24

3/15 (Fri) Niigata, Niigata@LOTS

3/19 (Tue) Matsuyama, Ehime@WstudioRED

3/21 (Thu) Aichi@Zepp Nagoya

3/23 (Sat) Osaka@Zepp Osaka Bayside

3/27 (Wed) Tokyo@Zepp DiverCity Tokyo

※Ticket information will be announced at a later date.

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US Tour Information


Line-up: DANCE GAVIN DANCE / SiM / RAIN CITY DRIVE / Within Destruction

More details:

Tour Dates (Local Time)

Aug 24 (Thu) Tempe, AX@The Marquee Theater

Aug 25 (Fri) Las Vagas@Brooklyn Bowl

Aug 26 (Sat) Los Angeles@The Shrine

Aug 29 (Tue) Seattle, WA@The Showbox SoDo

Aug 30 (Wed) Portland@Roseland Theater

Sep 1 (Fri) Boise, Idaho@Revolution Music Hall

Sep 2 (Sat) Salt Lake City, UT@Union Event Center

Sep 3 (Sun) Denver, CO@Mission Ballroom

Sep 5 (Tue) Austin, TX@ACL at Moody Theater

Sep 6 (Wed) Oklahoma City, OK@The Criterion

Sep 8 (Fri) Houston, TX@White Oak Music Hall

Sep 9 (Sat) Dallas, TX@The Factory In Deep Ellum

Sep 10 (Sun) Birmingham, AL@Iron City

Sep 12 (Tue) Fort Lauderdale, FL@Revolution

Sep 13 (Wed) Orland, FL@Hard Rock Live

Sep 15 (Fri) Nashville, TN@Wildhorse Saloon

Sep 16 (Sat) Atlanta, GA@Coca Cola Roxy

Sep 18 (Mon) Raleigh, NC@The Ritz

Sep 19 (Tue) Silver Spring, MD@The Fillmore

Sep 21 (Thu) Chicago, IL@Radius

Sep 22 (Fri) Louisville, KY@Highland Festival Ground (Louder Than Life Festival:

Sep 23 (Sat) Milwaukee, WI@The Rave II

Sep 25 (Mon) Cleveland, OH@Agora Ballroom

Sep 27 (Wed) Boston, MA@MGM at Fenway

Sep 29 (Fri) NY, NY@The Rooftop at Pier 17

Sep 30 (Sat) Asbury Park, NJ@Stone Pony Summer Stage

Oct 1 (Sun) Philadelphia, PA@Mann Center (SwanFest:

SiM – A four-member (or last time we used four-piece) reggae punk band from Shonan, Kanagawa, Japan.

“We’re a band that was born in a live house, grew up in a live house, and we’ll die in a live house.” With sold-out significant solo performances at the Nippon Budokan and Yokohama Arena as well as organized the outdoor festival “DEAD POP FESTiVAL” for 20,000 people, SiM has risen to the top of the rock scene by “breaking convention from the inside” both in name and action, headlining at large outdoor rock festivals across the country.

In 2022, the transfer of the record company to PONY CANYON was announced. The newly written song The Rumbling was released as the theme song for Attack of Titan Final Season Part 2, which won the No.1 spot on the US Billboard chart 7 times in a row.

In 2023, the theme song for the anime Attack on Titan Final Season THE FINAL CHAPTERS Special 1, UNDER THE TREEwas released, which exceeded 10 million streams within 10 days, sweeping the world’s music charts.

They have successfully signed a contract with an overseas management/label, and in June, they performed their first UK festival, captivating an audience of more than 10,000 people. Furthermore, their sell-out headline performance in London amassed huge excitement.

In August, they will go on a 70,000-capacity tour of 27 cities in the United States, marking the start of their full-scale global expansion.

CROWBAR Announces US Headlining Tour; Tickets On Sale Now!

CROWBAR today announces a US headlining tour! The twenty-four-date journey begins September 7th in Fort Walton Beach, Florida and runs through October 5th in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Support will be provided by Primitive Man as well as Bodybox, on select dates. Additionally, the band will play a special show with Venom Inc. on October 1st in Iowa City, Iowa. Tickets are on sale TODAY! See all confirmed dates below.

CROWBAR w/ Primitive Man:

9/07/2023 Downtown Music Hall – Fort Walton Beach, FL

9/08/2023 Conduit – Orlando, FL

9/09/2023 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL

9/10/2023 Gramps – Miami, FL

w/ Primitive Man, Bodybox:

9/12/2023 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

9/13/2023 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC

9/14/2023 Asheville Music Hall – Asheville, NC

9/15/2023 The Camel – Richmond, VA

9/17/2023 Broken Goblet – Bensalem, PA

9/19/2023 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ

9/20/2023 Song & Dance – Syracuse, NY

9/21/2023 Palladium – Worcester, MA

9/22/2023 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY

9/23/2023 Angel City Music Hall – Manchester, NH

9/24/2023 Space Ballroom – Hamden, CT

9/26/2023 Crafthouse – Pittsburgh, PA

9/27/2023 Hobart Art Theater – Hobart, IN

9/28/2023 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL

9/29/2023 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH

9/30/2023 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI

10/01/2023 Wildwood – Iowa City, IA w/ Venom Inc #

10/02/2023 Red Flag – St Louis, MO

10/04/2023 Cobra – Nashville, TN

10/05/2023 George’s Majestic – Fayetteville, AR

# = No Support

CROWBAR released their critically-adored Zero And Below full-length last year on MNRK Heavy. Produced, mixed, and mastered by Duane Simoneaux at OCD Recording And Production in Metairie, Louisiana, Zero And Below is the band’s most unforgivably doom-driven record since their 1998 landmark effort, Odd Fellows Rest. Led by Windstein, with guitarist Matt Brunson, bassist Shane Wesley, and drummer Tommy Buckley, songs like “Chemical Godz,” “It’s Always Worth The Gain,” and “Bleeding From Every Hole” are unapologetic emotional outpourings, with a bare-knuckle resolve alongside its soul-searching vulnerability, reliably delivered with crushing heaviness.

Decibel Magazine hailed a record that’s, “as dark and heavy as a midnight avalanche.” Kerrang! gushed, “CROWBAR have cemented themselves as a pillar of sludge metal… delivering guitar hooks with more bite force than an alligator.” Added Metal Injection, “It’s slow (but not too slow) and dark and heavy as the swamps are deep. Their music makes you feel like you’re trudging in the marshlands around Lake Martin in the middle of the night while being slowly pursued by some deviously hungry gators.”

Zero And Below is available on CD, LP, cassette, and digitally. Preview and purchase the record at THIS LOCATION.