Shows are starting to come back as both the pandemic is lessening vaccination rates are going up, as well as bands and fans have the desperate itch to rock out again. As long as it continues to be safe, we’ll see more socially distanced smaller gigs and even bigger theater shows and festivals start happening. One such return to the stage was Crowbar who performed a pair of shows near their hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana, at the Southport Music Hall. The band played some crushing classics as they get tight for more live demonstrations of their power soon. They were even joined by former band member Sammy Duet of Goatwhore! n their way to releasing new music later this year or early next year via eOne Music. Check out this photo set from Evil Robb Photography who was there in person to document the night!
Entertainment One (eOne) has released a limited-edition vinyl repressing of the sludge genre standout album Time Heals Nothing, the third full-length by Crowbar. Initially released in 1995 through Pavement Music, the release has some of the band’s most revered compositions including “The Only Factor,” “No More Can We Crawl,” and the title track. Last year, eOne issued a 25th anniversary pressing of Time Heals Nothing. Limited to 300 copies, the record sold out in 24 hours. The new edition is limited to 1000 copies –– split between the US and EU/UK (available for the first time ever) — and comes in black and clear with blood and honey splatter. This will 100% sell out! Crowbar recently held a series of livestream events, and is said to be working on new music for release soon. Order the vinyl and other great releases from eOne (High on Fire, Ace Frehley, Black Label Society, Within The Ruins and more) at this link:
Directed by Mike Holderbeast (Exhorder/High on Fire) what you see (and hear) from “Crowbar from New Orleeeaanns!” third slab of live streamage is what you’d expect to get… Crowbar playing a bunch of songs in an empty bar. Continue reading
New Orleans Sludge and Doom Metal legends Crowbar will host a livestream concert this weekend, Saturday, February 20th, 2021. Tickets are on sale at the link below along with limited merch designs, just for the special event. The stream takes place on 2/20, at 4:00pm EST / 1:00pm PST with on-demand replays through February 22nd, the multi-camera event will feature an updated setlist of songs. The band is planning to release a new full-length album later this year via Entertainment One (eOne Music).
Sepultura has booked a 2021 headline tour of Europe! Support will come from Sacred Reich and Crowbar will provide direct support. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, December 16 and can be purchased at this link here. Sepultura’s Quadra was released earlier in 2020 Nuclear Blast Records. and is on the list of Ghost Cult’s albums of the year.
To celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of their now-iconic debut album NOLA (Elektra Records), the band Down originally planned a tour at select venues worldwide before a global pandemic shut down the normal cadence of life as any of us ever knew it for the foreseeable future. Not to be silenced on such a momentous occasion, the guys took to the stage at a private location instead to stream The Quarter Century Throwdown as a global virtual concert. Featuring vocalist Phil Anselmo, guitarists Pepper Keenan and Kirk Windstein, drummer Jimmy Bower and Pat Bruders on bass, the event aired live with two encore performances in the days following the livestream for ticket holders.
Ninety-nine metal musicians recently united to sing a verse of “99 Bottles Of Beer On The Wall” for charity. Launched by Derek Engemann (Scour, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals) and John Jarvis (Scour, Agoraphobic Nosebleed) as a means to help senior dogs, all proceeds from the twenty-three-minute track benefit Old Dog Haven, an organization that helps provide foster care for older dogs committed to the belief that all senior dogs should live peacefully in their final years as members of a caring family. Among the 100 artists featured are Down, Exodus, Sepultura, Crowbar, Eyehategod, Incantation. The song was intentionally released on August 26th to coincide with International Dog Day.Continue reading
As we reported yesterday, drummer Tony Costanza, the original drummer of Machine Head, as well as stints in Crowbar and Crisis and others, died yesterday at age 52. Friends from other bands and many peers of Tony took to social media to share their grief, but also stories about Tony, his talent and how great a person and friend he was. Read the following from Robb Flynn, Chris Kontos, Crowbar, members of Crisis, and more. Also, please contribute what you can to the GoFundMe set up for Tony. Continue reading
It’s like month four-hundredth (or so it feels) of social distancing and quarantine. Basically, every tour slated for the Spring and Summer have either been scratched or tentatively rescheduled for next year. For those not keeping score that means that we’ve lost a Megadeth and Lamb of God co-headliner, Deftones with support from Gojira, and a Sepultura trek featuring the likes of Sacred Reich and Crowbar. So, it’s been a rough year. Not content to sulk over the loss of their own tour with Jinjer and Toothgrinder, Suicide Silence decided to try something different.
Psycho Las Vegas has shared the bad news that they have canceled the 2020 festival that was set for August due to ot the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Psycho Las Vegas 2021 has been scheduled to August 19-22, 2021. “Nearly all the bands” have agreed to return for the 2021st dates. The full announcement is expected after they confirm those last bands. Continue reading