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CROWBAR Summer Headlining Tour With Spirit Adrift Announced

CROWBAR will return to the road this Summer on a US headlining tour with Spirit Adrift! The Riff Beast Tour will commence on July 22nd at Ripplefest in Austin, Texas, and run through August 27th at Tattoo The Earth Fest in Worcester, Massachusetts. Tickets are on sale now! See all confirmed dates below.

Comments vocalist/guitarist Kirk Windstein, “We are looking so forward to our Summer 2022 headlining tour! We truly believe in our latest album Zero And Below and can’t wait to bring you a great set list of old and new CROWBAR. See you on tour!”

CROWBAR will be touring in support of their critically-adored Zero And Below full-length released earlier this 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.”

CROWBAR:

7/22/2022 Ripplefest – Austin, TX

7/23/2022 Amplified Live – Dallas, TX w/ Mothership

7/24/2022 The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK w/ Mothership

w/ Spirit Adrift:

7/26/2022 Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO

7/27/2022 Red Flag – St. Louis, MO

7/28/2022 Route 20 – Racine, WI

7/29/2022 Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN

7/30/2022 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL

7/31/2022 Piere’s – Ft. Wayne, IN

8/02/2022 Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN

8/03/2022 King Of Cups – Columbus, OH

8/04/2022 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY

8/06/2022 The Chance Theater – Poughkeepsie, NY

8/09/2022 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY

8/10/2022 Anchor Rock Club – Atlantic City, NJ

8/11/2022 Reverb – Reading, PA

8/12/2022 The Loud – Huntington, WV

8/13/2022 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA

8/14/2022 Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC

8/16/2022 Archetype – Jacksonville, FL

8/17/2022 Gramps – Miami, FL

8/18/2022 Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL

8/19/2022 Downtown Music Hall – Ft. Walton Beach, FL

8/20/2022 Soul Kitchen – Mobile, AL

8/21/2022 Chelsea’s Live – Baton Rouge, LA

8/23/2022 40 Watt – Athens, GA

8/24/2022 Elevation 27 – Virginia Beach, VA

8/26/2022 Empire Underground – Albany, NY

8/27/2022 Tattoo The Earth Fest – Worcester, MA

CROWBAR Issues “Making Of…” Video Clip

March 30th, 2022 – New Orleans, Louisiana’s favorite sludge metal goliaths CROWBAR today unveil a Zero And Below “making of…” video clip. 

Produced, mixed, and mastered by Duane Simoneaux at OCD Recording And Production in Metairie, Louisiana, Zero And Below was released via MNRK Heavy earlier this month to critical acclaim. Reverently old-school, counterbalanced by a resonant melodicism that’s stunningly mature, the record is the most unforgivably doom-driven CROWBAR record since their 1998 landmark effort, Odd Fellows Rest.

The moment you hear it, you know it’s CROWBAR. 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. A genuine band’s band, with a wide-ranging influence across multiple genres, CROWBAR “helped draw up the sludge metal blueprints” (Kerrang!).

CROWBAR is in the midst of a US tour with Sepultura and Sacred Reich. Initially scheduled as a 2020 run, the journey commenced on March 4th, in Sacramento, California and runs through April 9th in Berkeley, California. Additional support is provided by Art Of Shock. See all remaining dates below. 

CROWBAR w/ Sepultura, Sacred Reich, Art Of Shock [remaining dates]:

3/31/2022 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK     

4/01/2022 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX      

4/02/2022 GMBG – Dallas, TX   

4/03/2022 Rockhouse – El Paso, TX    

4/05/2022 The Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ      

4/06/2022 House Of Blues – San Diego, CA     

4/08/2022 Belasco Theater – Los Angeles, CA   

4/09/2022 UC Theatre – Berkeley, CA 

CROWBAR:

Kirk Windstein – vocals/guitar

Matt Brunson – guitar

Shane Wesley – bass

Tommy Buckley – drums

LIVE REVIEW: Sepultura North America Quadra 2022 Spring Tour

With Sacred Reich, Crowbar and Art Of Shock

Metal legends Sepultura is in the midst of their Quadra North American Tour, which was postponed and rescheduled due to the ongoing pandemic. Now that we seem to be out of the worst, shows are coming back with vengeance. Sepultura is supported on this tour by Sacred Reich, Crowbar and Art Of Shock.

Written by Andris Jansons

On somewhat warm but stormy night in the heart of Philadelphia Tour rolled in with some bad news. Sacred Reich vocalist Phil Rind has fallen sick, and band had to withdraw from Philly show and few more following dates too. We wish Phil speedy recovery! So it was up to Art Of Shock and Crowbar to get the crowd rowdy.

While I missed Art Of Shock (I heard that they were amazing), Crowbar came out swinging. They opened set with High Rate Extinction, followed with To Build A Mountain and New Dawn. American sludge metal band from New Orleans, Louisiana has been known for their heavy, slow doom like sound. This sound is a force to be reckoned. Band played an extremely great set, filled with their classics and some new material too. Band just released their twelfth studio album called Zero and Bellow. They performed two songs taken from this album Bleeding From Every Hole and Chemical Godz.

Photo by: Andris Jansons

See full photo gallery from Crowbar performance here.

Little technical difficulties did not slow them down. Bands founding member and vocalist Kirk Windstein was constantly getting crowd going and keeping them engaged thorough the set. Overall, their performance was simply amazing. For exclamation point band chose to play their classic Planets Collide taken from their 1998 album Odd Fellows Rest.

Sepultura set was preceded by the song Policia from Titas, another Brazilian band. Little dissent punk rock song was just what needed to set the stage for grand entrance of Sepultura. Flashing lights, menacing guitars, heart pounding drums, and explosive roar from Derrick Green hit you like a freight train. Opening song Isolation from their latest album Quadra was ferocious and loud, sending fans into the frenzy. Brace on Derricks leg did not slow him down, apparently, he did break his foot recently and is still recovering. Andreas Kisser on lead guitar compensated for all the mover Derrick might be missing and was hyperactive while energizing the crowd.

Photo by: Andris Jansons

See full photo gallery from Sepultura performance here.

Band followed with Territory and Capital Enslavement. After Means To An End, Derrick took his time to express his gratitude to the fans in attendance and voice a relief that finally can be together at the concerts. And, I must add, that being able to attend the concert like in “old times” without a mask is truly a blessing and brings back that normalcy feeling.

Band followed to play many of their classics but made the biggest accent on the songs from Quadra, which took seven spots on their playlist. The biggest classic bangers were left for a dessert. Refuse/Resist and Arise wrapped up their regular set and for an encore fans were treated to tribal metal smash hit Ratamahatta and in my mind their best song of all time Roots Bloody Roots.

Sepultura has never disappointed, and this show fulfilled all promises of good times. The tour is scheduled to make many more stops and will conclude on April 9th in California. So, you get your tickets while you can and have blast!

3/21/2022 House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
3/23/2022 Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC*
3/24/2022 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
3/25/2022 Culture Room – Ft Lauderdale, FL
3/26/2022 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL*
3/28/2022 Southport Music Hall – New Orleans, LA*
3/29/2022 Come and Take It Live – Austin, TX*
3/31/2022 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
4/01/2022 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
4/02/2022 GMBG – Dallas, TX*
4/03/2022 Rockhouse – El Paso, TX
4/05/2022 The Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ*
4/06/2022 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
4/08/2022 Belasco Theater – Los Angeles, CA
4/09/2022 The UC Theatre – Berkeley, CA

* are new shows and not rescheduled!