American sludge metal legends, CROWBAR, have just released new video for the song ‘Cemetery Angels’, directed by Dale “Rage” Resteghini. ‘Cemetery Angels’ comes off CROWBAR's forthcoming ninth album, ‘Sever The Wicked Hand’, to be released on February 8th, 2011 in USA and on February 14th, 2011 in Europe. Longtime awaited follow-up to band's last album, ‘Lifesblood For The Downtrodden’, will be released through eOne Music/Housecore Records/Century Media Records. The album (CD and vinyl) can be preordered on iTunes and Amazon.
Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR's founder, guitarist and singer as well as guitarist for DOWN and KINGDOM OF SORROW) summed up CROWBAR's past with the following words: “1989. That’s over 20 long years ago. Countless memories. Some still vivid, most just a blur. The one constant thing has been my focus and desire. The same vision I had in '89 is still burning strong in my head. Possibly stronger than ever. When you put this much blood, sweat and tears into something you can never look back. Fueled by the down-tuned sludge of the MELVINS and the over-the-top aggression of Peter Steele's CARNIVORE, I set out to create my own beast and CROWBAR was born. The band's sound was labeled “doom-core” by the European press shortly after the debut release of ‘Obedience Thru Suffering’. I found it to be quite fitting then and still do honestly. CROWBAR have released 8 full length CDs, the second selling over 100,000 units worldwide. We threw in a live EP and a few compilations for good measure and that’s where we stand today. Anyone who knows CROWBAR is familiar with the numerous label and line-up changes over the years. I couldn’t be more happy with the group of guys in our current line-up. In terms of musicianship, loyalty and friendship, this is our strongest line-up to date. Period.”
CROWBAR features: Kirk Windstein – vocals and guitar, Matthew Brunson (KINGDOM OF SORROW) – guitar, Patrick Brunders (GOATWHORE) – bass and Tommy Buckley (SOILENT GREEN/CHRIST INVERSION) – drums
Follow-up: Check out this in-depth interview with CROWBAR's mastermind Kirk Windstein. Also featuring music from the upcoming album ‘Sever The Wicked Hand’: